---- — Milford Public Library
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Winter Preschool Story Time is set to begin Feb. 5. Sessions will take place Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Story Time is designed for children ages 3 to 6 years old. Children’s books are part of the program, as are crafts and snacks. Call 658-4312 to register.
“After School Is Cool” sessions are planned at the library. Attendees are invited to make a snowman craft Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and enjoy a snack. On Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m., a movie about meatballs will be shown in the children’s department.
The public is invited to the Scrapbooking Club meeting Feb. 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The focus will be on putting Christmas photos in albums.
Goshen Public Library
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
The children’s winter reading program titled “Snow Better Time to Read!” is underway at the Goshen library.
To join the program, youngsters need only come to the library and pick up a record sheet. Participants will then record their progress every time they read a book or when someone reads a book to them.
They will receive a prize after they’ve finished 10 picture books or five chapter books. Those who successfully take part in a snowball toss game will have a chance to win a grand prize. Children who read a book from the library’s Winter Reading Selected List will earn an extra chance to win the grand prize.
The program is open to children through grade five. Parents of children younger than 7 must accompany them during the snowball toss game.
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Horse-related stories will be featured this week, and attendees will participate in a craft activity. This program is geared for pre-schoolers ages 2 to 5.
The First Grade Book Club will meet Wednesdays in the Children’s Storyhour Room from 4 to 5 p.m. starting Feb. 26. Sign up by calling 537-0241 or stopping by the Children’s Services desk.
The Crafty Bandits group will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. During this session, the Bandits will create “magnetic self-portraits.” This program is open to young people in grades six through 12. Register for this free program by calling 533-9531.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
‘Of Mice and Men’
The public is invited to the library for a discussion of the Annual Community Book Read selection “Of Mice and Men.”
Kosciusko Literacy Services staffers have placed yellow bins in libraries and other locations around the county with copies of the book available to borrow, read and return.
The Syracuse library’s adult book club, “One Book, One Hour,” will meet Feb. 12 at 6:30. For more information, call 457-3022.
Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
Winners in the recent pie contest have been announced. Connie Whitlow was the winner in the cream pie category with her banana cream pie. Kathy Black won the fruit and nut category with an apple pie.
‘Valentines for Vets’
Today through Feb. 8, the public is invited to the library to make a valentine for a veteran. The valentines will be given to the local Veterans Administration and distributed.
A navigator is available at the library to help members of the public understand the Affordable Care Act. Call the library at 848-7458 to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for this service.
The next Book Club meeting is set for Feb. 12 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.
Registration for Preschool Storytime has begun. Sessions will begin at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 4.
Registration for the Lapsit program has begun. Sessions will begin Feb. 7.
Knitters and crafters
Organizers of the Knitters & Crafters Group are looking into changing the meeting time. Anyone who has been attending this group meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month is asked to call the library to suggest a preferred meeting time. The group is invited to the library Tuesday to help decide when to meet in the future.
The Lego Club will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The Soul Ink writers’ group will meet at the library Feb. 12.
Middlebury Public Library
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
Sign-up is available for February library programs for preschoolers. Programs include:
• Books and Babies, for children up to 18 months old. This group will meet at 11 a.m. Thursdays.
• Fabulous February Story Time, for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. The group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For more information, visit the Kids link on the library’s website.
A creative writing class for children in grades three through five is planned at the library. Classes will take place Thursdays at 4 p.m. starting this week and ending Feb. 27. Contact the children’s librarian for more information or to register.
The public is invited to the library Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. to watch “The Butler,” a movie starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. The film is based on the life of Cecil Gaines, who served seven presidents.
A “Career Resources” link is available on the library’s homepage. Visitors can find it through “Links” in the left sidebar. From there, they can scroll down to “Resumes/Career Information” and “Job Search.”
Wakarusa Public Library
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Friends to meet
Friends of the Wakarusa Library will meet on Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. This volunteer group assists library staffers. The public is invited to get involved.
Children are invited to hear a story or two and participate in a craft or activity during Book Bites Feb. 5 at 10:15 a.m. The program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and does not require registration.
A session of the adult book program, Bookends, is set for Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. A discussion will take place comparing the book version of “The Help” with the movie. Registration is required.
Story Hour is a program for children ages 3 to 5 years and takes place Monday and Tuesday mornings. The sessions will begin Feb. 3 and 4 at 10:15 a.m. Children must be registered to attend.
Dial A Story
“Groundhogs Day” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Telephone 862-4441 to hear this story.