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October 8, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: 'Read That!' group to meet in Goshen

GoshenPublic Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services

http://www.goshenpl.lib.in.us/


The Read That! Teen Book Club will meet at the library Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room A/B.

A professional artist will be joining the group for a demonstration about graphic novels. This program is open to young people in grades six through 12.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The theme this month “colors,” and the featured color this week is green. Children are invited to show up dressed in green and enjoy stories, songs and a craft. This program is free and recommended for children ages 2 to 5.



MilfordPublic Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540

www.milford.lib.in.us

Upcoming programs


The next “After School is Cool Tuesdays” program will be a “Game Day” Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. The event is geared toward young people in kindergarten through fifth grade. No sign-up is necessary.

Lapsit program

Fall Lapsit sessions start today at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lapsit is for babies and children up to 3 years old and their caregivers. It is a 20-minute program that includes fingerplays, songs and books. This fall’s theme is “Monkeys!” Sign-up is available at the children’s desk.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime sessions take place Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. starting Wednesday and continuing through Nov. 27.

The program is for children ages 3 to 6 years old and includes fingerplays, books, crafts and a snack. Sign-up is at the children’s desk.



Syracuse Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022

www.syracuse.lib.in.us

Programs


Several programs are planned at the library this week.

 The Children’s Book Club will meet  today from 5 to 6 p.m. The group is open to children in kindergarten to fifth grade.

The Adult Book Club will be discussing “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” today at 6:30 p.m.

‘Chalk Walk’

Library staffers invite the public to draw on the sidewalk around the library with chalk. Chalk will be provided, or patrons can use their own. The Chalk Walk takes place today through Saturday.

Halloween

Trick or treaters are invited to the library Halloween night to experience the characters and stories of Dr. Seuss. The public is invited to provide assistance preparing props and costumes and volunteer with set-up and take-down on the 31st. People willing to dress up and play a character from a Seuss story are asked to call the library as well.

MiddleburyPublic Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601

www.mdy.lib.in.us

Library closed

Due to construction the library will be closed to the public now through Oct. 19. During this time, no items are due, no fees will be charged and items can be returned in the drop book.

‘Let’s Talk About It’

This fall’s “Let’s Talk About It” theme is Muslim Journeys: Connected Histories.” The second book featured will be “The House of Wisdom” by Jim al-Khalili. Goshen College’s Paul Keim will give the lecture today at 7 p.m. Attendees should use the front community room entrance since the other entrances will be closed.

Children’s programs

Babies and Books, Toddler Time, and Story Time are canceled this week.

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