---- — Middlebury Public Library
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
A “mini-bike” obstacle course is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Community Rooms. Tricycles and other small bikes will be provided. There will be a leader board, and the fastest competitor will win a prize.
The event is open to participants of all ages. Refreshments will be served.
The public is invited to the library May 6 at 1 p.m. to see the film “The Book Thief.” The movie is based on the bestselling book about a young German girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II.
Yak, Snack and Read
Upcoming Yak, Snack and Read sessions are planned. The next spring Yak is set for May 13. the Day Yak (1 p.m.) will discuss “Paper Towns” by John Green. The Night Yak (7 p.m.) will discuss “The Summons: A Novel” by John Grisham. Register at the front desk to pick up a copy of the book.
Spring sessions of children’s programs at the library are drawing to a close.
The last spring session of Books and Babies (for children up to 18 months old) is Thursday at 11 a.m. The final spring sessions for Toddler Time (children 18 to 36 months old) will be May 6 and 7 at 10 a.m., and the final Pre-School Story Time (3- to 5-year-olds) sessions will be May 6 and 7 at 11 a.m. The last spring session for Home School Club (children in kindergarten through fifth grade) will be at 2 p.m. May 1.
See the Kids homepage on the library website for program details. Register at the Children’s Desk or online at the Event Calendar in the left sidebar of the library website.
Nappanee Public Library
157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919
Super Science Club
“Color Me Crazy” is the theme for this month’s Super Science Club at the Nappanee library. Children can make a “spin art creature” and a tie-dye shape and discover how colors mix. The session runs from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
This program for children in grades one through five is led by library volunteer Jim Myers and meets at the library monthly during the school year. Register by noon Tuesday by calling 574-773-7919, or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.
A guided tour of the library is set for today at 7 p.m. Tours of the library are scheduled for the third Monday of every month.
Girls are invited to make a miniature purse from recycled materials for their dolls at the next meeting of the American Girls Club at the library. Girls in grades one and two will meet Monday, and those in grades three through five will meet Tuesday. Both groups will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.
American Girls Club members meet once a month at the library during the school year to learn about girls in American history and share other activities including tea parties, sleepovers and community service projects.
Register by Tuesday by calling 574-773-7919, or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.
Wakarusa Public Library
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Library staffers will offer a Facebook class April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The topics will include how to create a Facebook page and learning about groups. For more information or to register, contact the library at 862-2465.
A new and updated library webpage can be found at www.wakarusa.lib.in.us. A calendar of events, available databases, Wakarusa historical information, library hours and more is located on this page.
“Liar & Spy” by Rebecca Stead will be discussed during the Young Adult Book Club session May 2 at 3:30 p.m. Students in grades six through eight can register to attend. A free book can be picked up at the library. A snack will be served.
Dial A Story
The story of “The Three Bears” will be the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear this story by calling 862-4441.
“Amazing Animals: Hummingbirds” by Kate Riggs and “Outdoor Crafts” are given in memory of Inez Baum by Mr. and Mrs. Merl Tyson.
Milford Public Library
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Lapsit, a program for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers, is planned for Tuesday at 11 a.m. Stories and songs are part of the program. Walk-ins are welcome.
Spring Story Time
During this week’s Story Time, children can help “Miss Heidi” figure out whether the drawing in the book “Duck! Rabbit!” by Amy Rosenthal is actually a duck or a rabbit. Youngsters will also paint rubber duckies, make duck puppets and have cupcakes.
Story Time takes place in the meeting room Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., as well as Thursdays at 7 p.m.
‘After School Is Cool’
Attendees at this week’s “After School Is Cool” program can play board games. Popcorn will be provided. The event starts at 3:30 p.m.
During the April 29 After School Is Cool session, participants can be creative using Legos provided by Duane Herendeen from Warsaw Community Library. That activity is also set for 3:30.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
Jeannie Regan-Dinius will be at the library Thursday at 11 a.m. to speak about symbols that can be found in cemeteries.
The division of Preservation and Archeology of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) promotes the conservation of historic landmarks. Regan-Dinius is the director of Special Initiatives of the DNR, and has been with the division since 2000. She will present an hour-long talk.
The event, which will take place in the meeting room at the Harrison Street entrance, is free. The east door will open at 10:30 a.m.
The adult book club One Book, One Hour is reading a story about life during a pandemic. The book by Thomas Mullen is titled “The Last Town on Earth.”
The next club meeting is set for May 14. Library staffers can arrange delivery of a copy of the book.
Goshen Public Library
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
A book sale is planned at the library Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Schrock Auditorium. The Friends of Goshen Public Library will host a “Buck a Book Sale,” with all books selling for $1 each.
An “Awesome Author Contest” for elementary school students is underway at the Goshen library.
Children are invited to take a photo of something they like, or use a picture from a magazine, newspaper or calendar, and write a one-page story about the picture. The story must be typed or neatly hand-written. Entries can be submitted to the Children’s Services department through April 30.
On May 1, the winning author will have his or her work displayed for one week in the Children’s Department and receive the first-ever Awesome Author library trophy. Call 537-0241 for details.
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Play and Pretend” is the theme this week, and stories and a craft are planned.
This free program is geared toward preschoolers ages 2 through 5. No registration is needed.
The Mother Goose Mondays Baby Lapsit program continues Mondays at the library through May 19. Sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Children up to 2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to the library for rhymes, stories and fingerplays. The program is free, and no registration is necessary.
Staffers with the Elkhart Community Schools Adult Education Program are offering preparation classes for the Indiana High School Equivalency Exam (previously the GED) at the Goshen library.
Classes are offered Monday through Thursday, mornings, afternoons and evenings. Students must register at the library for an orientation before starting classes. Call the Elkhart Community Schools Adult and Community Education office at 574-262-5678 for more information.
Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
A Lapsit session is set for Friday at 11 a.m. Children up to 3 years old are invited to participate. Stories, rhymes and songs are planned.
Knitters and crafters
The next Knitters & Crafters Group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The next meeting of the Soul Ink writers’ group is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday. The group is designed to provide constructive criticism and empathetic support to writers at all levels. Authors of all ages and working in all genres are welcome to attend.