Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The library will be close at 3 p.m. Nov. 27 and re-open Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. and stay open until 3 p.m. The library will also be closed Dec. 24 and 2.
Creative Fun with Old Books Contest
Many thanks to those who participated in the Creative Fun with Old Books Contest. Dawn Janssen won with her entry, a “Poetic Justice” bench. The craft items are available to bid on, call 848-7458 for more details.
The Library has a new wireless from LSTA grant money, and you now need your email address to access the library’s wireless.
Help with The Affordable Health Care Act
Is the Affordable Health Care Act confusing you? Tonight at 6:30 p.m. and Friday at 2 pm, a navigator will be at the Bristol Public Library to answer your questions about affordable health care.
The Book Club is meeting Dec. 11 at noon, and we are reading A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. You’re welcome to join us, stop by the circulation desk and pick up a copy.
eReader petting zoo
This week, the Bristol Library will have a Kindle, Kindle Fire, IPad, Sony Reader, Hanspad, Ematic and Kyros on loan from the State Library. You are encouraged to stop in the library and have a hands-on experience with the e-readers. If you are thinking of buying an e-reader or simply want some extra experience getting familiar with a different e-reader, stop in the library and try one or all of them out.
Central High School students will be tutoring at the library Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Preschool Storytime Dates for November and December
Preschool Storytime meets Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Storytime will meet today, Tuesday and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.
Lapsit Program Dates for November and December
Lapsit meets Fridays at 11 a.m. Lapsit will meet Friday and December 6, 13, and 20.
Calling All Crafters
Nov. 26 starting at 6 p.m. all ages and crafts are welcome at the Bristol Public Library’s craft group. Bring your current project and craft with us. Don’t have one? No problem, stop by and learn a new craft or two.
Soul, Ink Writers’ Group
Dec. 11, writers will be meeting starting at 6 p.m.
Support the Library through Amazon.com and Better World Books
Click on the “Support the Library” tab on the Bristol Public Library’s home page and use Amazon.com or Better World Books to help support your library. By using this link we automatically receive credit for your purchases! You do not pay extra for this service.
Goshen Public Library
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
Children wanting to write a letter to Santa can mail their letters in the library’s special mailbox located in the Children’s Services area. Letters can be mailed today through Dec. 14.
The Friends of GPL welcome your donations of books, magazines, DVDs, music, and more! Inquiries should be made to the library circulation desk at 533-9531.
Mother Goose Monday
Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Schrock Auditoruim. Mother Goose Monday Nursery Rhyme Time is nearing the end of the Fall session. This lively program features stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and play activities. Bring your baby and enjoy the fun. The program is free and no registration is necessary. Recommended for ages birth to 2 years.
Crafty Bandits for Teens
Help us upcycle the Library’s old magazines by creating paper beads and turning them into today’s coolest jewelry find Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. This program is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. Learn more by calling the library at 533-9531 today.
Catching Fire Trivia
Test your knowledge of Catching Fire and win a chance to see the film with other library teens on opening day Friday. Visit the display in the GPL Teen area, complete the trivia page, and turn it in for your chance to win. Six lucky winners will be drawn on Wednesday. This contest is open to teens in grades 6 through 12 only.
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories and a craft activity about Thanksgiving are featured this week. This program is free and recommended for ages 2-5.
A “Magic Tree House Book Party! Christmas in Camelot” gathering is set for Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Activities, trivia, and snacks inspired by the Magic Tree House series will be offered. Register at the Children’s desk or by calling 537-0241.
Milford Public Library
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
‘After School is Cool’
The next “After School is Cool” program is set for Tuesday at 3:30 pm. The craft activity will involve making “leaves” from tissue paper, and snacks will be provided. On Nov. 26, youngsters can learn how to make Thanksgiving place mats and play holiday word puzzles.
“After School is Cool” is designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Joan Younce from the Kosciusko County Purdue Extension will be presenting “Simple Holiday Concoctions” on Nov. 25 at 6:30 pm. Samples and recipes are available for all who attend. If you are planning on entertaining family and friends this holiday season, you shouldn’t miss this informative program! Sign-up at the Adult desk beginning today. Invite a friend. There will be door prizes.
Preschool Story Time sessions are set for Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Youngsters can listen to “Cooking with Henry and Ellie Belly” by Caroline Park Hurst and other stories about children cooking. Attendees will share their favorite recipes, prepare and make an apron to protect their clothing during future cooking projects. A cookbook with all the children’s favorite recipes will be available at the Thanksgiving Feast.
“Miss Heidi” will present the session Thursday, and attendees will celebrate Thanksgiving at 7 p.m. Children who attend the 7 p.m. program will do two Story Times in one on Thursday. Children are asked to provide their recipes and a snack to share.
The morning and afternoon Story Time groups will celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 27.
The library will be closed on Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving. Enjoy this day with friends and family. We will reopen on Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. Drop boxes are available at the south end of building for returning items.
Santa will be coming to the library on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Put it on your calendar.
Dial A Story
A new story can be heard each week by calling Dial A Story at 658-9540.
Nappanee Public Library
157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919
The next meeting of the Nappanee Public Library Lego Club is set for Thursday.
Children ages 5 and older are invited to take part in age-group-appropriate challenges and free building time on the third Thursday of every month at the library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This month’s building challenge is “Name Creations.”
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.
A selection of books for children of all ages will be on display and ready for donation today through Dec. 15. Priced at a discount, the books are given to Nappanee’s Open Door food pantry for distribution with Christmas baskets. This year donors will have the chance to give in one of two ways: either purchase a book for donation, or contribute a donation toward the book fund.
“Microwave Science” will be the focus of the next meeting of the Super Science Saturday Club at the Nappanee Public Library Saturday. Children will meet at the library at 10 a.m. to discover what happens to a chip bag, light bulb and a CD when exposed to microwaves.
This program for children in grades one through five is led by Jim Myers and meets at the Nappanee Public Library monthly during the school year.
Registration is due by 5 p.m. Nov. 19.
The library will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 27 and will be closed all day Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume Nov. 29.
For more information about library programs or to register, call 574-773-7919, or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
A “Hometown Holidays @ your Library” program is set for Friday from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
The Northridge High girls’ choir will perform Christmas standards. Also, The Teens Advisory Board-sponsored “Fractured Fairy Tales” will be performed at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.
This fall’s theme for the “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series is “Muslim Journeys: Connected Histories.” The fourth featured book is “Leo Africanus” by Amin Maalouf. Goshen College’s Paul Keim will give the lecture Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Computer classes are underway at the library Fridays at 11 a.m. “How-to” topics include using social media, email, downloading pictures and music and using the library’s online resources. To register, call Beth at 825-5601.
Young people in grades six through 12 are invited to the library for craft programs the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call Kelsey at the library for program details.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Book Bites will take place Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in the children’s area of the library. Children ages 3 to 5 years old are invited to hear a story and enjoy an activity or craft.
Toys for Tots
The Wakarusa Library is collecting new toys for needy children in the Wa-Nee community. A “Toys for Tots” box has been placed in the entryway to accept new toys for children from ages toddler through teen. The gifts will be distributed by the Family Christian Development Center on Dec. 14.
The Story Hour program is Nov. 25 and 26 at 10:15 a.m. The story will involve a group of mice. Registration is required.
Lapsit will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. Children and their caregivers will hear a story and participate in a time of sharing. Registration is required.
E-reader classes are scheduled Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Each session is designed to offer participants the opportunity to examine the iPad, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, Nook, Kyros 7 tablet, Ematic tablet and HansPad.
A brief discussion will take place about E-readers and tablets. Participants will have time to examine each device. Registration is limited to people ages 13 and older.
The Wakaursa Library will be closed Nov. 28 for the observance of Thanksgiving.
“Fenton Burmese Glass” by Debbie Cole is given in memory of Erma Frye by the Wakarusa American Legion Auxiliary.
Dial A Story
A rabbit learns that Thanksgiving is a time of sharing in “Old Man Rabbit’s Thanksgiving Dinner.” Hear this tale on the Dial A Story line by calling 862-4441.
New Children’s Books
“Itsy Bitsy Christmas” by Max Lucado
“The Christmas Wish” by Lori Evert
“Merry Christmas, Splat” by Rob Scotton
“Santa Claus and the Three Bears” by Marla Modugno
“Christmas in Italy” by Jack Manning
“The Christmas Cat” by Maryann MacDonald
“An Otis Christmas” by Loren Long
“Is It Christmas Yet?” by Jane Chapman
“The Twelve Dys of Christmas” by Susan Jeffers
“Who Stole New Year’s Eve” by Martha Freeman
LaGrange County Public Library
203 W. Spring St.
A beginner-intermediate class for Microsoft Excel 2010 users is set for Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The class is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit the library or call 260-463-2841 ext. 1030.
A “Who-niversary Party” celebrating 50 years of “Doctor Who” and the arrival of the 12th Doctor is planned at the library Saturday. The event starts at noon.
Attendees are invited to show up in costume — or just speak with a British accent — and provide a Doctor Who-themed treat to share, if they wish. The “Who-niversary” will include trivia, tea, bananas and “Circular Gallifreyan.”