Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
“Like a Hug ... The Fragrant Smell of Baking and a Good Book,” is the name of the adult reading contest at the Syracuse library.
Two winners will be picked each week to receive a candle scented with a baking fragrance. Winners will be selected from ballots that are submitted when books or audiobooks are checked out or returned to the library from Tuesday through Feb. 11. Winners will be drawn for four weeks beginning on Jan. 21.
Library staffers say they are collecting recipes for “sweet comfort foods that smell so nice when they are baking.” Library visitors are asked to write down a favorite recipe on a 3-by-5-inch index card. The recipes will be shared in early February.
The Children’s Book Club will meet Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend and enjoy a snack and a “bookish” activity.
The homeschoolers’ group will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. During these sessions, parents discuss strategies and resources they find helpful in the home teaching environment while the children meet with the librarian to take part in educational activities. Newcomers are invited to attend.
Milford Public Library
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Library staffers will be presenting an e-Reader workshop at the library today at 7 p.m.
Adults age 18 an older are invited to join the library’s Winter Adult Reading Club. Registration is underway. The program continues through March 31, and participants can enter weekly drawings for prizes.
This year’s club theme is “Literary Elements,” featuring books, movies and other materials related to science.
‘After School Is Cool’
Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., “Miss Shari” will make “penguins” for participants to take home and eat. The activity is part of the library’s “After School Is Cool” program.
The afternoon knitting club will meet Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the adult department.
Middlebury Public Library
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
The public is invited to the library to watch the film “Winnie Mandela” Tuesday at 1 p.m. The film chronicles the life of Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband’s incarceration.
Sign-up begins Jan. 20 for children’s winter programs. Visit the Kids homepage on the library website for winter/spring 2014 program details.
Library staffers are starting a creative writing class for children in grades three to five.
This class will meet Thursdays at 4 p.m. from Jan. 30 to Feb. 27. Sign-up will begin Jan. 20. For more information, contact the children’s librarian.
A “Fabulous February Story Time” which will take the place of Toddler Time and Pre-School Story Time next month. Sessions will take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Sign-up begins Jan. 20.
The library’s website includes a link for Military One Source. This website is a resource for military personnel and their families.
Nappanee Public Library
157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919
Storytimes for children ages 3 through 5 will take place Wednesday mornings Feb. 5 through March 12. Participants will have two sessions to choose from — 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sessions will include stories, crafts, songs and games with daily themes.
‘Move & Do’
Youngsters up to 2 years old and their caregivers will meet for “Move & Do” Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. “Move & Do” involves music and movement, stories and hands-on projects. This group will meet Feb. 6 through March 13.
For more information or to register for any of these programs, go to the online calendar at www.nappaneelibrary.org or call 574-773-7919.