Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 4, 2013

Events planned at local libraries



Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services



An “Illusionology” program is planned at the Goshen Public Library Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Youthful magicians who want to show off a trick are invited to register to participate. Every child age 4 through 12 who signs up will get an extra chance to win a copy of the book “Illusionology.” Call the Children’s Department at 537-0241 for more information.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Children are invited to listen to stories from “Reading Rainbow.” Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also planned. This program is free and is recommended for ages children ages 2 to 5.


“F.R.O.S.T.” — the Fun Reading Over Snow Term children’s winter reading program — runs through Feb. 22.

Participants are invited to the library to pick up a record sheet. On their own, children will record and track their reading progress when they read a book, or when someone reads a book to them.

When a participant has finished reading 10 picture books, or five chapter books, they can come to the library to receive a free prize. They can ski the library’s “mountain slope” successfully and get a chance to win a grand prize. If they read a book from the library’s Winter Reading Selected List, participants get an extra chance for the grand prize.  

This program is open to children through fifth grade. Note:  Parents of children younger than age 7 must accompany their child while participating in ski game.

Tax assistance

Volunteers will be on hand again this year to prepare taxes for low-income and senior citizens. Appointments are available on Friday mornings and early afternoons beginning now through March 28. Call the library’s circulation desk at 533-9531 to schedule an appointment.

‘Read That’

A session of the “Read That” teen book club is scheduled Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room AB. Facilitators will read aloud excerpts from this month’s selection. Learn more or register by calling 533-9531. This program is open to young people in sixth through 12th grade.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


‘Yak, Snack and Read’

A “Yak, Snack and Read” book discussion session is set for Feb. 19. The 1 p.m. “yak” will focus on “How To Make An American Quilt” by Whitney Otto. The featured book at the 7 p.m. gathering will be “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson. Stop by the front desk to pick up a book for either session.

Cinema Showcase

The public is invited to the library Tuesday at 1 p.m. to see the drama “Won’t Back Down.” The film is about two determined mothers looking to transform their children’s failing inner-city school.

Children’s programs

Sign up for Children’s Winter/Spring Programs by calling or stopping by the Children’s Desk. “Babies and Books” (for children 18 months old and younger) meets Thursdays at 11 a.m., “Toddler Time” (for children 18 to 36 months old) meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and “Pre-School Story Time” (for children ages 3 to 5) Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. See the Kids homepage at the library website for program details.


Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


‘Valentines for Vets’

The public is invited to visit the library to make valentines for veterans. Materials will be provided

Preschool Storytime

Registration is under way for Spring Storytime. Sessions will begin toady at 10:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to participate. They will listen to stories, hear music and make a craft to take home.

Otaku Club

Teen Otaku Club will meet Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. This club is for teens who are interested in Manga and Anime. Call 848-7458 for details.

Children’s book clubs

Book club members will start out by reading “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell. Boys will meet every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for seven weeks starting this Tuesday. The girls will meet every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for seven weeks, starting this Wednesday. Children in grades three to five are invited to participate. Registration is under way.

Consultant to speak

Edward Jones consultant Ross Hougland will explain the terms “debt ceiling” and “fiscal cliff” during a presentation Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Club to meet

The Book Club’s next meeting will be Feb. 13 at noon. The featured book will be “An Unlikely Friendship” by Ann Rinaldi. Copies will available at the circulation desk.   

‘Calling All Crafters’

The Calling All Crafters circle will meet Feb. 12 and 26 at 6 p.m. Call 848-7458 for more information.

Making soap

Chrystal Pedler will be at the library Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. to demonstrate how to make soap.  


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Story Hour

“Let It Snow” will be the theme for Story Hour Feb. 11 and February 12 at 10:15 a.m. Children will hear a story about a little boy’s adventure in the snow.

Reading program

“Feed Your Mind — READ!” is the adult and high school winter reading activity, with prizes along the theme of cooking. “Free Your Mind” begins Feb. 11. Adults will read six books in nine weeks and keep a reading log. When the log is completed the participant will be registered for a chance to win one of three prizes to be given away April 15.

After-School Special

An After-School Special is set for Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Bingo will be played using familiar winter items. This program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is under way.

Toddler Time

A Valentine’s Day story will be heard during Toddler Time Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Participants will also create a heart-shaped butterfly card.

Memorial book

“Chester: The Rooster” by Helga Moser is given in memory of Joyce Brovont by Mr. and Mrs. Max Lechlitner.

Dial A Story

“Groundhog Day” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear this tale by calling 862-4441.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


‘My Antonia’

The public is invited to a book discussion of “My Antonia” at the library Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Film screening

Library staffers will be showing a newly released movie Feb. 11 about a teacher who becomes a boxer to raise money for his school. Showtimes are at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Wawasee students are off school this day.

Tax forms

Tax forms are available at the library. For assistance finding the right form, contact the clerk in the Adult Department.

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