Goshen News, Goshen, IN

September 9, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Craft programs planned


Milford Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Craft programs

“After School is Cool! Tuesdays” craft sessions are set at the library. Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., attendees can learn how to make notepads using scrap paper and sticky notes. Snacks will be provided.

On Sept. 17, youngsters can make crafts and play outdoor games.


Wendi Rummel and Jill VanSickle will present a “Geocaching 101” program at the library on Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. for an after-school event.

People with access to a GPS device or smartphone can bring it along to find the cache that is hidden at the library.  Children younger than 10 years should be accompanied by an adult to help them, according to library staffers.

This program is for people of all ages.

Knitting clubs

The Evening Knitting Club will meet Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Afternoon Knitting Club will meet Sept. 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Teens’ Top Ten

Every year at this time, the Young Adult Library Services Association asks teens what their favorite books of the year have been. Teens can now vote for their favorite titles of the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten. This year there are 28 nominees, and copies of all the books are available at the Milford library. Selecting a Teens’ Top Ten is part of the Teen Read Week celebration, set for Oct. 13 to 19. Voting is available through Oct. 19.

The top 10 titles with the most votes will be named the official titles of the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten.  Winners will be announced the week of Oct. 21. Go to http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens to vote.


Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


Fall, winter hours

The library will now be open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Regular library hours also include Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mother Goose Monday

Mother Goose Monday Nursery Rhyme Time begins its 12-week fall session today at 10:30 a.m.. The program features stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and play activities. The program is free and no registration is necessary. Mother Goose Monday is recommended for children up to 2 years old and their caregivers, and takes place in the Schrock auditorium.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Tiny”-themed songs, stories and a craft will be offered. This program is free and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

Reading clubs

The Second-Grade Reading Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday, today through Nov. 4, in the Children’s Story Hour room. Register by calling the Children’s desk at 537-0241.

‘Read That!’

The first meeting of this year’s “Read That!” teen book club is set for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the library auditorium.  Ice-cream sundaes will be served, and attendees have the chance to win a free book. This program is open to young people in grades six through 12.

Crafty Bandits

The Crafty Bandits group will meet Sept. 23 in the Auditorium from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This month, the Bandits can learn how to marbleize paper using spray paint. This program is open to all young people in grades six through 12. Register by calling 533-9531 or stopping in at the library circulation desk



Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Upcoming programs

Several upcoming events are planned in the Children’s Department:

• Ice cream is the theme Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. The Children’s Book Club will read books about ice cream and how to make it. The group will make their own ice cream and finishing it with toppings.

• The “Dear America” party is set for Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.    Pizza and games are in store for all the readers who took up the librarian’s challenge to read books from the “Dear America” series during the summer.

Call the children’s department to register.

Children are invited to answer this question to earn a free diary: “In which book does Betty Sato make an origami crane to give to the wounded soldier John?”

• On Sept. 26 at 2 p.m., library staffers will host a program for home-schooled children and their parents. The program will provide opportunities to meet other home-school families, talk about how the library can be of service, and exchange information while the children read, play and have a snack with the librarian.

Book discussion

Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the book discussion group will gather to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”



Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Book clubs

Registration for Boys and Girls Book Clubs begins Sept. 16.  Boys Book Club meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. starting Oct. 1.  Girls Book Club meets Wednesdays at 5 p.m. starting Oct. 2.  Both sessions last eight weeks. Registration is required. For more information, call 848-7458.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime sessions begin today at 11 a.m. and Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Stories, songs, crafts and games are planned, and children ages 3 to 5 are invited to participate. Registration is required

Lapsit program

The Lapsit program begins Friday at 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays are planned, and children up to 3 years old are invited to participate.

Young Authors Club

Young Authors Club sessions begin Thursday at 5 p.m. 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. Registration is required.


Friday at 4:45 p.m., the public is invited to the library for a family-friendly movie event. “Wreck-It Ralph” will be shown. The film is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes. Registration is not required.

Otaku Club

The Otaku Club will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

This group is for young people who are interested in Japanese manga, anime and video games. Participants are invited to bring their manga and anime fan art to share with the group. Registration is not required. Young people ages 12 to 18 are invited to attend. For more information, call 848-7458.

Book club

The next meeting of the library book club is set Wednesday at noon. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk.



Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


Fall programs

Openings are still available for the library’s Babies and Books, Toddler Time, Story Time and Home School Club fall programs. Call or stop by the library to register. See the Kids homepage on the library website for program details.

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 Wednesday at 7 p.m. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.

Book discussion

The theme this fall of the “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series is “Muslim Journeys: Connected Histories.”  The first featured book will be “When Asia Was the World” by Stewart Gordon. Steven Gerencser of Indiana University — South Bend will present the lecture Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Patrons are invited to stop by the library to register and pick up the first book. See the library’s homepage for the full fall schedule.



Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Computer class

A beginning computer class is set at the library Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Library board

The Wakarusa Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7:45 a.m. Friday. The meeting will include a public hearing on the proposed 2014 library budget.

Dial A Story            

Hear the tale “Thumbelina” by calling the Dial A Story line at 862-4441.



Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919


Lego Club

The next meeting of the Nappanee Public Library Lego Club is scheduled for Sept. 19.  

Children ages 5 and older are invited to participate the third Thursday of every month at the library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This month’s building challenge is “School Daze.”

No registration is required, and parents are invited to stay and participate. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided.  

For more information, call the Library at 574-773-7919, or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.

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