A STAFF REPORT
THE GOSHEN NEWS
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
Youngsters are invited to the Children’s Department anytime this week to participate in the “Lost Adventure” special activity. Participants can “read their way” through the Children’s Department as they “choose their own adventure.” This free activity is designed for elementary school-aged children, and no registration is necessary.
The Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Lost in a Good Book!,” continues through July 31. Sign-up continues for children through fifth grade. Call the Children’s Department at 537-0241.
Registration also continues for the Teen Summer Reading Program for young people in grades six through 12. Call 533-9531 for more information or to register.
Upcoming Teen Summer Reading activities include:
• “Charmed for Sure,” set from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the auditorium. Participants will make friendship bracelets.
• “1980s Feature Movie,” set for Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium. Shown will be a cult classic film from 1986 about a day in the life of a teenager and his friends as they decide to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago.
• “From Drab to Rad!,” planned for Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Transforming shirts using Puffy paint will be the focus of the program.
A Friends of the Library book sale is scheduled in the library auditorium July 18 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
An E-reader class for adults will take place July 16 at 2 p.m. at the library. Overdrive, the program used to download books to a personal E-reader device, will be introduced during this session. Registration is required.
At the fair
Library staffers will be hosting a children’s time in Commercial Building E July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Children can play a game and try to win prizes.
Dial A Story
“The Coyote and the Woodpecker” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. This is the tale of a vain coyote family trying to get even with a woodpecker family. Hear this story by telephoning 862-4441.
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The next Calling All Crafters meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday. Participants can work on their current project, and those without a project are invited to stop by and learn a new craft.
Members of the Soul, Ink writing group have put together a variety of stories, essays and poems available at the library. A copy of the local authors’ work is available for $5.
Writers of all ages and working in all genres are invited to be part of the group. The next Soul, Ink meeting is scheduled for July 17 at 6 p.m.
The Book Club’s next meeting is set for Wednesday at noon. The selection will be “The Cat Who Played Post Office” by Lilian Jackson Braun. Copies will be available at the circulation desk.
‘Book & Cookies Sale’
The Friends of the Library group is sponsoring the Books & Cookies Sale Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of cookies will be accepted. Call 848-7458 for more information.
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
Upcoming activities in the “Kids Dig into Summer Reading Program” include:
• Tuesday at 1 p.m. — Elkhart Parks Department staffers will be present the program “Underground Animals: Animals That Live and Sleep Underground.”
• Thursday at 1 p.m. — “Let’s Rock,” a program about different types of rocks, will be presented.
• July 15 at 11 a.m. — The hit ’80s movie “The Goonies” will be shown.
• July 16 at 10 a.m. — A Potawatomi Zoo program is planned. Registration is required.
• July 18 at 10 a.m. — The program will focus on stalactites and stalagmites, and what it’s like to be in a cave.
‘Yak, Snack and Read’
The second “Yak” book discussion session of the summer is set for Tuesday. The 1 p.m. group will discuss “The Last Camellia: A Novel” by Sarah Jio and the 7 p.m. group will discuss Wallace Stegner’s “Angle of Repose.” There is still time to register for the informal book discussion group. For more information, see the Yak Summer Schedule on the library’s homepage.
‘Zombies vs. Humans’
Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m., “Zombies vs. Humans” will take place as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Library staffers describe the event as an intense outdoor game. Nerf guns and “sock” grenades will be provided.
Those wanting to provide their own Nerf guns are asked to consult with library staff.
‘Teen Hobbit Hoe-Down’
Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m., teens are invited to watch the “Hobbit” film, play games and dress up as a Hobbit.
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Summer Story Time
Families are invited to Summer Story Time sessions Fridays at 11 a.m. Register at the children’s desk.
Upcoming program themes include “Farm Animals,” “Growing Things” and “Families.” Each family attending a Story Time will be given a new book.
Summer Reading Program
Malea Vanlaningham will be the guest storyteller at the library Friday at 11 a.m. Vanlaningham’s theme will be “Favorite Foods.”
The next evening knitting club session is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Participants should provide their own supplies.
Whisper the dog
Whisper the dog will be at the library Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Children can read to Whisper for 20 minutes. Sign-up in the children’s department.
Books and audio books can be downloaded from the library website at www.milford.lib.in.us Click on the library catalog button and then E-Indiana Overdrive.
Dial A Story
Call Dial A Story at 658-9540 to hear this week’s story.
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
Children in the “Dig into Reading Program” who have read for three weeks will have a ticket to play video games when the “Gametruck” comes to the library Tuesday. Later in the day, teens in the “Beneath the Surface” reading program who have read four books will have a ticket to play video games.
Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m., “crafty” library patrons are invited to make bookmarks to give away as presents for other people who read in the Syracuse library. Paper, glue and printing tools will be provided.
Members of the Adult Book Club will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to join the roundtable discussion focused on a story by neurologist Lisa Genova.