Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 26, 2012

LIBRARY NEWS: Holiday concert set at Goshen Public Library


GOSHEN — Goshen

Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


The public is invited to the library Dec. 6 for the Holiday Flute Festival Concert and Open House.

Musicians with the Community School of the Arts will perform holiday flute music. Attendees are invited to create their own embossed Christmas cards and enjoy refreshments. The event is free.

Crafty Bandits

The Crafty Bandits will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This month the members are creating art using autumn leaves.

The program is open to young people in grades six through 12. Participants can register at the circulation desk or by calling 533-9531.

Storytime Express

Sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories about opposites are featured this week. Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also offered. This program is free, and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

‘Battle of the Books’

The Second Grade Reading Club Mini Battle of the Books is set for Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the children’s story hour room. Parents and family members of book club members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Nutrition program

“Short-Cut Soups” will be the topic for the nutrition program today at 6:30 p.m. There will be samples and recipes to take home.   

Class scheduled

Angie Hernandez will be presenting a class in EFT/Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique or Meridian Tapping) Thursday at 6 p.m.   

Knitting Club

The next meeting of the Afternoon Knitting Club is set for Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  

Scrapbooking Club

The next meeting of the Scrapbooking Club is set for Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.


Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Quilt raffle

The public is invited to the library to see a lap-size quilt, handmade and donated by Joyce Heiss.  The Friends of the Library will benefit from the sale of tickets for this Christmas tree motif quilt.  

Tickets are available at the circulation desk, $1 for one ticket, or six tickets for $5.

Lego Club

The Lego Club will meet on Friday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone older than 5 is welcome to join the club and create with Lego blocks.

Teens to meet

Teens will meet at the library Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.  Call 848-7458 for details.

Crafting group

The next Calling All Crafters circle will be on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Call 848-7458 for more information.

Book Club

The Book Club’s next meeting will be on Dec. 12 at noon. The selection will be “Dear America:  Christmas After All, by Kathryn Lasky.” Copies will available at the circulation desk.   

Preschool Storytime

Christmas Preschool Storytime takes place Mondays through Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays through Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. The “Sleigh Bells Ring” theme runs for three weeks and features secular and religious Christmas stories and songs. The children make also a craft suitable as a gift.  

Soul, Ink.

The library’s Soul, Inc. writers’ group is designed to provide constructive criticism ad empathetic support for writers at all levels.  Authors of all ages and writing in any genre are welcome. The group will meet Dec. 5 and 19 at 6 p.m.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


‘Let’s Talk About It’

Professor Judith Davis gives the third lecture in the “Let’s Talk About It” series Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the book “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. See the library’s homepage for a complete schedule and book selections.

Food for Fines

Library patrons are invited to donate non-perishable items through Dec. 29 and get a dollar off their fines for each acceptable item. Items must be unexpired, undented, unused and labeled.

Items should be dropped off at the front desk.

Cinema Showcase

The public is invited to the library Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. see Meryl Streep, Steve Carell and Tommy Lee Jones in “Hope Springs,” a dramedy in which a married couple attends a counseling retreat trying to re-ignite their relationship.


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


The Wakarusa library is filled with “turkeys.” A reward is being offered to the child with the right guess as to the number of turkeys present. Slips are located in the entryway. The reward is five children’s books with a harvest theme.

Story Hour

“Winter Fun” is the theme for Story Hour on Dec. 3 and 4 at 10:15 a.m. Children will hear stories about wintertime activities. A paper-plate snowman will be created.

Christmas decor

Friends of the Library will be decorating the library for Christmas Dec. 4 at 11:15 a.m. Anyone wanting to help with this project is invited to attend.    

Memorial books

“Knit Red: Stitching for Women’s Heart Health” by Laura Zander is given in memory of Lucile Beck by the Joe Skiles Family.

Dial A Story

“Five Peas in a Pod” is the Dial A Story selection for this week.  

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