Goshen News, Goshen, IN

September 30, 2012

LIBRARY NEWS: New hours at Goshen library



Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


New hours

New hours at the library are Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.  

‘Mother Goose Monday’

“Mother Goose Monday” runs through Nov. 26. Today’s session is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Rhymes, stories, songs and playtime are geared for children from birth through age 2, who attend with their parents or caregivers.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Life Skills” will  be the theme and the stories teach honesty. Fingerplays or songs and a craft activity are also offered. This program is free and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

‘Read That’

teen book discussion

Read That teen book discussion will take place Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in meeting room A/B. “This Dark Endeavor” by Kenneth Oppel is the featured book this month for “Read That.” Teens in grades six through 12 are welcome to attend for snacks and book discussion. Registration is required.

Family film Oct. 16

On Oct. 16 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., a computer-animated film will be shown. The film is about a “threequel” featuring adventures of four animals trying to get home to Africa and is rated PG. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Lights Out at the Library

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Grimms Fairy Tales and spend fall break in the Land of Make Believe Oct. 19 at Lights Out at the Library. The library will close at 6 p.m. Doors will reopen at 6:30 p.m. for tours until 8:30 p.m. Everyone will receive a number and leave on tour when their number is called. This family program is free and for people of all ages.

LaGrange County Public Library

203 W. Spring St.,



Genealogy Assistance

Volunteers from the LaGrange County Genealogy Society are available in the Genealogy Department the first Wednesday of each month to help the public with family history questions and challenges.

iPad Discussion Group

Patrons can take their iPad Oct. 8 and join a group that shares tips, tricks and favorite apps. Walk-ins are welcome.

Book signing

Neal Brandon Parks will sign copies of his book “Battle of Grace” from 3 to 4 p.m.  Oct. 12.

Second Saturday

Book Club

The Second Saturday Book Club will meet Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Emma Cafe, the corner of 600 West and 200  South. The book club is open to any anyone 16 or older. This month’s discussion will be on “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa.

Photography class

Guy Thompson will lead a photography class at the library Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Patrons will learn how to get the most out of the camera they own. This is for beginning and intermediate photographers with point-and-shoot or digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras who want to take better photos. Register at the library reference desk or by calling 260-463-2841, ext. 1030.

Book talk and signing

Brian Hartz and Tom Gratz will host a talk and book signing of  “Harley C.I.: A Detective Story” Oct. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. Veteran journalist Hartz writes the story as told by retired Lt. Tom Gratz, who helped bring down the Wells Street Gang of robbers with the help of “Harley,” an ex-con turned undercover informant.

Knitting class

Patrons who would like to learn the basics of knitting can visit the library Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is due by Oct. 19. The $5 fee provides all supplies for creating a mug cozy. Register at the reference desk or call 260-463-2841, ext. 1030.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


Cinema Showcase

The public is invited to the library Tuesday at 1 p.m. to see the comedy “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Mini golf

Mini golf will return Oct. 27. Join the fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and putt a round of 18 holes inside the library. Cost for adults is $5, children and younger can golf for $3. This fundraiser for the library, parks department and historical museum in Middlebury is sponsored by the Middlebury Community Enrichment Council.

Let’s Talk About It

Visit the library Tuesdays for “History by the Numbers.” Goshen College’s Kyle Schlabach will lecture Oct. 9 on the book “1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus” by Charles Mann. Visit the library’s home page for a schedule and book selections.

Foreign Film Festival

Foreign films will be shown at 2 p.m. Sundays in November. See “Romantics Anonymous” Nov. 4, “Le Havre” Nov. 11, and “Chi’tis” Nov. 18. Information on the films is available on the library’s website.

Children’s programs

• Babies and Books for children 18 months of age and younger meets Thursdays at 10 a.m.

• Toddler Time, for children 18 to 36 months old meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

• Preschool Story Time for children ages 3 to 5 years old meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

• The Home School Club for children in kindergarten through the sixth grade meets the first Monday of the month at 11 a.m.

Visit the library’s kids’ home page for details.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Donations needed

The eighth annual Lights Out at the Library is coming and more than 300 trick-or-treaters are expected. Donations of regular-size candy bars are needed. They may be left at the circulation desk.

Lapsit Story Time

Fall Lapsit Story Time is set for Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. There will be 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays and rhymes about big and small. Register at the children’s desk or call 658-4312.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time will take place Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. or Thursday at 7 p.m. for “Leaves and Apples.” Miss Tina will read the books, “Apples, Apples,” by Salina Yoon, Lois Ehlert’s “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” and other stories about leaves and apples. Children can sing songs and do fingerplays as well. All children ages 3 to 6 are invited. Register by calling 658-4312.

Evening Knitting

Patrons are invited to take their knitting needles and yarn and learn how to  knit by watching others during Evening Knitting. The group meets the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library meeting room. People of all ages are welcome.

Teen Reed Week

Teens are invited to Teen Read Week Oct. 14 to 20 for “It Came from the Library!” to celebrate reading  in books, magazines, Ebooks, audiobooks and more.

Book and bake sale

The Friends of the Library will host the bi-annual book and bake sale in November. Those with gently used books, videos, DVDs and magazines may take donations to the meeting room at the library.


Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919


Knee High

What does the world look like when you’re 3 feet tall?  Find out at the second annual Knee High Nappanee photography exhibit co-sponsored by CVS Pharmacy at the Nappanee Public Library in October.  

Local children were given photography tips, an official Junior Photographer button, and a disposable camera before hitting the streets to capture Nappanee’s annual Apple Festival Sept. 13. CVS Pharmacy donated processing of the photos, and library staff installed the prints in an exhibit suspended from the ceiling of the building’s Upper Level Gallery.  

The exhibit will run Oct. 4 to 31 during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (574) 773-7919, or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Story hour

Children attending Story Hour Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 at 10:15 a.m. will hear stories about what grandparents do best. Registration is required.

Toddler time

Toddler Time children and their caregivers will hear a story about apples on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. Children must be registered to attend.


Youth will hear some poems from the book, “Autumnblings” by Douglas Florian and silly lines from the book, “Fall Mixed Up” by Bob Raczka during the After-School Special Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Children may participate a craft and game that will keep them on their toes. Registration is required for students in grades kindergarten through five.

Board meeting

The Wakarusa Library Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 12 at 7:45 a.m. in the library meeting room.


Three goats trick a troll that lives under the bridge in the tale, “Billy Goats Gruff will be this week’s Dial-A-Story at 862-4441.

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