Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
Creative Fun with Old Books Contest
The library staff offers 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 system from LSTA grant money. Patrons will need their email address to access the library’s wireless Internet.
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 p.m., a navigator will be at the library to answer questions about the federal law.
The Book Club will meet Dec. 11 at noon, and read “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg. The public is welcome to participate. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.
eReader petting zoo
This week, the library will have a Kindle, Kindle Fire, IPad, Sony Reader, Hanspad, Ematic and Kyros all on loan from the State Library. The public is encouraged to stop in the library and have a hands-on experience with the e-readers.
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.
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 the library automatically receives credit for purchases. There is no extra charge for this service.
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
The event will take place today at 10:30 a.m. in the Schrock Auditoruim. Mother Goose Monday Nursery Rhyme Time is nearing the end of the Fall session. This 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
The library staff is asking for help in upcycling the library’s old magazines by creating paper beads and turning them into jewelry. The program takes place Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. Learn more by calling the library at 533-9531.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 by either purchasing a book for donation or contributing 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. on Tuesday.
Middlebury Public Library
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.
Wakarusa Public Library
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 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.
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 Friday 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.
“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.”