---- — Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The Spring Books and Cookies Sale will take place April 10, 11 and 12. Anyone wanting to volunteer to help with the book sale, or donate cookies, can call Treva at 848-7458.
Library staffers are seeking cookie donations for the sale. Cookies can be dropped off at the library April 9 and throughout the duration of the sale.
Nappanee Public Library
157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919
Children’s Department staffers are planning a week of spring break “Staycation” activities at the library April 7 to 13. The schedule includes:
• Lego building, crafts and board games will be available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
• A “Pirate Show” with singer/songwriter/musician Paul Odenwelder is set for Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m.
• An Uno tournament is scheduled for Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants of all ages are invited.
• An animated film about a jungle adventure will be shown Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
• International Children’s Book Day will be celebrated at the library the Saturday of Staycation week of with a make-and-take project from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children can write and illustrate their own blank books in the craft room.
• The week’s events wrap up with a family-friendly Scrabble competition Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
All activities and programs are free of charge and require no registration. For more information, call 574-773-7919, or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.
The Nappanee Quilt Guild, a club for those interested in new quilting techniques, will meet at the library April 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Membership for the “Artful Quilters” is open to anyone.
Milford Public Library
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
‘After School Is Cool’
A movie will be shown at the library Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. as part of the “After School Is Cool Tuesdays” program. Snacks will be served.
This week marks the start of the spring session for Story Time, and participants can still sign up for the program.
Story Time is intended for children ages 3 to 6, and there are three available sessions: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 7 p.m. During each Story Time, attendees will read stories, do a craft and have a snack, all centered on a weekly theme.
This week’s theme is “This little Piggy!” “Miss Julie” will be reading “Piggy Pie Po” by Audrey and Don Wood and “Ribbit!” by Rodrigo Folgueira. Children can decorate their own piggy banks with ceramic markers and have some “Pigs in the Mud” for a snack.
The knitting club is scheduled to meet at 1:30 p.m. on April 10.
Lapsit is a program for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers. Through songs, finger plays, motion and stories, Lapsit is designed to encourage word association as well as verbal and mobility development. The theme for this spring session is “Piggies!”
Lapsit will take place Tuesdays in April at 11 a.m. beginning April 8. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call the library for more information.
Craft activities are planned at the library from April 7 to 12 in the Children’s Department.
Library staffers are in need of old silverware, old keys, wire hangers, washers and bolts for a craft project. Donations can be dropped off in the Children’s Department.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
Parents as Teachers
Babies and children and their caregivers are invited to the library for a learning playtime session Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The activity will take place as part of the Parents as Teachers program.
Story Time sessions continue through the month of April. Preschool-age children are invited to the library for weekly sessions Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
The Young Adult New-Book Club will be doing a group painting for the summer reading mural Tuesday. Young people should wear clothes that are OK to sustain a little paint damage, even though painting smocks will be available at the library. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
The book “A Series of Unfortunate Events” will be discussed later this month, and teens are invited to review the first three books by Lemony Snickett. Organizers said teens should examine the characters for their details and be prepared to express their point of view.
Middlebury Public Library
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
Tuesday at 1 p.m., the public is invited to the library to watch “Saving Mr. Banks,” a film starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.
Home School Club
The next Home School Club meeting is set for Thursday. The club meets on the first Thursdays of the month at 2 p.m. throughout the school year for homeschoolers in kindergarten through sixth grade. Register at the Children’s Desk or online at the Event Calendar in the library homepage’s left sidebar.
Teen Craft Night
“Melted Crayon Art” is the teen craft activity scheduled for Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The activity is for children in grades six to 12. For program details and to register, see the Event Calendar in the library homepage’s left sidebar or call Kelsey at 825-5601. Materials will be available for those who register.
Yak, Snack and Read
Upcoming “Yak, Snack and Read” book discussion sessions are scheduled. The next spring Yak will be on April 15. Library staffers offer 1 and 7 p.m. sessions The Day Yak will read “The Summons: A Novel” by John Grisham and the Night Yak will read “The Reading Promise” by Alice Ozma. Register at the front desk to pick up a book.
Teen Book Club
The book featured during the April 17 Teen Book Club session will be “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. The club meets on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Community Room 1. Copies of Green’s book are available behind the library’s front desk to check out.