---- — Goshen Public Library
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
A book sale is set for Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. The Friends of Goshen Public Library will host the sale.
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Valentine stories and crafts will be featured this week. This free program is geared for preschoolers ages 2 to 5.
Children are invited to participate in the First-Grade Book Club. To sign up, call 537-0241 or stop by the Children’s Services desk. The club will meet Wednesday afternoons in the Children’s Storyhour Room from 4 to 5 p.m. starting Feb. 26.
The Read That Teen Book Club will meet Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Teen Space on the main floor. This month’s featured selection is the graphic novel “Peanut,” written by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe.
The program is open to young people in grades six through 12. Free copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Register at the circulation desk or by calling 533-9531.
Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The next Book Club meeting is set for Wednesday at noon. Club members are reading “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker.
New members are invited to join. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.
The Soul Ink writers’ group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 26. The group is designed to provide constructive criticism and empathetic support to writers at all levels. Writers of all ages and working in all genres are invited to participate.
Middlebury Public Library
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
Library staffers will host an “I Love My Library Open House” Feb. 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. The event is taking place as a celebration of updated facilities at the library. Refreshments will be provided.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
Tuesday will be the last drawing for the “Like a Hug…” adult reading program. Two more winners for the baking scented candles will be selected from the contestants who registered their books in the program.
Tuesday also is the day library staffers will begin recording patron guesses as to the number of beans in the vase at the adult circulation desk. All library users are invited to take a chance to win a pound of chocolates from a local confectionary. Each person gets one guess, and the winning guess will be the one closest to the actual number.
The contest is open to any person who enters the library. The last entry will be accepted on Feb. 28.
Children’s department staffers are extending the snowman decorating contest through the month of February.
Young readers are invited to a “Hawaiian Luau”-themed book club meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. Children in kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to the event, which will include food, games, stories and music.
The adult book club will meet Wednesday to talk about the book “Of Mice and Men.” New members are invited to attend. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Milford Public Library
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Adults are invited to go on a “Blind Date with a Book.”
Patrons can check out the display of books wrapped in pink paper in the adult area. The only clue to what’s inside will be a brief description attached to the outside cover of the package. Patrons are invited check the books out, take them home, unwrap them, read them and then rate their “dates” when they return the books to the library.
For each “blind date,” participants can enter a drawing for a weekly prize.
Each day this month, library staffers will choose a “mystery letter.” Children checking out a book with the mystery letter on the spine label will have their names entered in a weekly drawing. Names are drawn on Friday.
Children are invited to the library Feb. 18 to participate in “Library Olympic Games” as part of the After School is Cool Tuesdays program. The activity will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Preschool Story Time is geared for children ages 3 to 6 years old. The program takes place Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Story Time sessions also take place Thursdays at 7 p.m.
The theme for this week is “Counting Cookies,” and attendees are asked to provide cookies to share. Stories and games will be featured. Registration is required.
Wakarusa Public Library
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Children will hear stories about adventures that take place in the snow during Story Hour Feb. 17 and 18 at 10:15 a.m. A paper winter scene will be created. Participants must be 3 to 5 years of age and registered to attend the program.
Toddler Time will take place Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. Children and their caregivers will hear a story about snow. The craft will be a paper-plate snowman. The program is for children ages 25 to 36 months old and their caregivers. Registration is required.
Young people are invited to the library for pizza and to watch the movie “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” during the Young Adult Book Discussion Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m.
The program is for students in grades six through eight. A brief discussion will follow the movie. Registration is required.
“A Desert Illuminated” is given in memory of Lucile Beck by the Wakarusa High School Class of 1946.
“Hunting, Fishing, and Camping” by Leon Leonwood Bean is given in memory of Faye Bedward by the Wakarusa High School Class of 1946.
“One Light Still Shines” by Marie Monville is given in memory of Pauline Nusbaum by the Wakarusa High School Class of 1946.
Dial A Story
“Valentine’s Day” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear this tale at by calling 862-4441.