A STAFF REPORT
THE GOSHEN NEWS
157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919
Books, puzzles, DVDs, records, magazine holders, framed art and more will be available for purchase during a sale at the library Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Books will be priced “by the inch” at 50 cents on Sept. 13, 25 cents on Sept. 14 and 10 cents on Sept. 15. All remaining books and materials will be available for free Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
An advance sale will be available to Friends of the Library members Sept. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. All books will be priced at 50 cents per inch. Membership can be purchased at the door. Individuals pay $5 dollars each, and membership is available to families for $10.
The sale will take place in the library’s meeting rooms at 157 N. Main St.
A class for those unfamiliar with surfing the web is offered at the library on the second Monday of each month. The next session is scheduled for Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
The Cover to Cover Book Club will meet at the library Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss “A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression” by Ted Gup.
For more information about library programs, call 574-773-7919, or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The library will be closed on Labor Day.
Preschool Storytime sessions begin Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. and Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. Registration for this fall session of storytime has begun. Stories, songs, crafts and games are planned, and children ages 3 to 5 are invited to participate.
The Lapsit program begins Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. Registration for this fall session of Lapsit has begun. Stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays are planned, and children up to 3 years old are invited.
Young Authors Club
Young Authors Club sessions begin Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. Registration for this fall session of Young Authors has begun. The club is designed for young authors to improve their writing skills and receive constructive criticism. Children in grades four to eight are invited to participate.
Teen Game Night
Teen Game Night is set for Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Teens are invited to the library to play card games, board games and video games.
Participants are invited to bring their favorite games or systems to the library. All games must have an ESRB rating of Teen or below — no exceptions. Registration is not required. Contact Miss Desi at 848-7458 for more information.
The next Calling All Crafters session is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. Participants of all ages and craft interests are welcome to attend. Those without a craft project are invited to stop by and learn new crafts.
The next meeting of the Soul, Ink writers’ group is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. The group is set up to provide constructive criticism and support.
Writers of all ages and working in all genres are invited to attend.
The next meeting of the library book club is set for Sept. 11 at noon. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk.
For more information about library programs, call 848-7458.
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
The Library will be closed Sept. 2 for Labor Day.
Library staffers will be hosting “After School is Cool! Tuesdays” starting Sept. 3.
On Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m., a recently released movie about teens and the beach will be shown. The movie is rated G and runs 91 minutes. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
On Sept. 10, there will be Craft Day at the library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Attendees will make note pads.
An outdoors activity is planned for Sept. 17, weather permitting. On Sept. 24, Whisper the dog will be at the library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students can sign up to read to Whisper for 20 minutes. Sign-up is at the children’s desk.
The Friends of the Library group has an ongoing book sale in the library meeting room when the library is open. The Friends are also selling cookbooks for $15.
National Library Card Sign-Up month is celebrated every September. Cards are available at the library for people living in Van Buren and East Jefferson townships who provide proof of residence.
Students, teachers and staff in the Wawasee School Corp. are also eligible for a library card.
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories about brothers and sisters will be featured this week, and fingerplays, songs and a craft are planned.
This program is free, and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.
“Series of Series Book Party: Percy Jackson” is set for Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
Activities, trivia and snacks related to the books will be offered. Attendees should read at least the first book before attending the party. Participants must register in advance at the Children’s Desk or by calling 537-0241.
The Second-Grade Reading Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday, Sept. 9 through Nov. 4, in the Children’s Storyhour room. Register by calling the Children’s desk at 537-0241.
Boys & Girls Book Clubs are also set to meet. Each club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday for boys and every Thursday for girls, Sept. 9 through Nov. 4, in the Children’s Storyhour room. These book clubs are open to children in grades three through five. Register by calling the Children’s Desk at 537-0241.
The library will be closed on Labor Day.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Friends to meet
The Wakarusa Friends of the Library will meet Sept. 3 at 1 p.m.
“Back to School — BINGO” will take place Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. This after-school activity is for students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is required.
The Wakarusa Library Board of Trustees will meet Sept. 13 at 7:45 a.m. in the library meeting room. The public is invited to attend.
Sept. 11 is the date for the next “Book Bites” program for children ages 3 to 5. This session will take place in the children’s area of the library at 10:15 a.m. Participants will hear a story, make a craft or have an activity. No registration is required.
Joyce McDowell served the Wakarusa Library Board of Trustees for 16 years. To honor her service, “A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue” compiled by the Purdue Reamer Club and “Roots of Home” by Russell Versaci have been given to the library by the Wakarusa Public Library Board.
Dial A Story
The Dial A Story tale this week is “The Caterpillar’s Surprise.” Hear the story by calling 862-4441.
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
Fall sign-up has started for Babies and Books, Toddler Time, Story Time and Home School Club programs. Call or stop by the library to register. Programs start the week of Sept. 3. See the Kids homepage on the library website for program details.
The comedy “Parental Guidance” will be shown at the library Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. The film, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, is about grandparents who agree to babysit their three grandchildren.
Authors at library
New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray and author of Amish-themed fiction Vannetta Chapman will give readings from their latest books Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.
The library will be closed on Labor Day.
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
The Go Green for My Community Adult Reading Program is underway at the Syracuse library.
Go Green will include five weeks of reading, with three grand prize winners’ names drawn on Oct. 1. The winners will each have a $25 donation made in their name to a local charity of their choice. One of the grand prize winners will be the top reader with the highest number of books read during the Go Green program.
More than 30 books will be given away, along with reusable, custom-designed bags. Any patron who checks out books, audiobooks or e-books from the Syracuse library is eligible to be part of the reading program.
The library’s book club will be reading the 2010 book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” A hold can be placed on a copy of the book through the Evergreen system, or by calling the library at 574-457-3022.
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