Goshen News, Goshen, IN

September 17, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: After-school program today in Milford



Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Craft programs

“After School is Cool! Tuesdays” sessions are set at the library. Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., youngsters can make crafts and play outdoor games. Snacks willl be provided.

On Sept. 24, children can read to Whisper the dog. Sign up is available at the Children’s Desk.


Wendi Rummel and Jill VanSickle will present a “Geocaching 101” program at the library Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. for an after-school event.

People with access to a GPS device or smartphone can bring it along to find the cache that is hidden at the library.  Children younger than 10 years should be accompanied by an adult to help them, according to library staffers.

This program is for people of all ages.

Knitting clubs

The Afternoon Knitting Club will meet Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Nutrition program

The next nutrition program with Purdue Extension Educator Joan Younce is set for Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be “Tantalizing Tomatoes.” Attendees can taste different recipes and receive a copy of the recipe. Sign up at the Adult Desk begins Sept. 23.

Teens’ Top Ten

Every year at this time, the Young Adult Library Services Association asks teens what their favorite books of the year have been. Teens can now vote for their favorite titles of the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten. This year there are 28 nominees, and copies of all the books are available at the Milford library. Selecting a Teens’ Top Ten is part of the Teen Read Week celebration, set for Oct. 13 to 19. Voting is available through Oct. 19.

The top 10 titles with the most votes will be named the official titles of the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten. Winners will be announced the week of Oct. 21. Go online to http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens to vote.


Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Cupcake contest

The second annual cupcake contest at the library is set for Oct. 14 from noon to 8 p.m.

All participants must fill out a registration form including a $2 donation. Participants can also donate cupcakes for the sale without entering the contest. This event is open to the public. After the judging, the cupcakes will be available for purchase.  

Book clubs

Registration for Boys and Girls Book Clubs has begun. Boys Book Club meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. starting Oct. 1. Girls Book Club meets Wednesdays at 5 p.m. starting Oct. 2. Both sessions last eight weeks. Registration is required. For more information, call 848-7458.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime sessions have begun. Sessions take place Mondays and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Stories, songs, crafts and games are planned, and children ages 3 to 5 are invited to participate. Registration is required

Lapsit program

The Lapsit program has begun. Sessions take place Fridays at 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays are planned, and children up to 3 years old are invited to participate.

Young Authors Club

Young Authors Club sessions have begun. Sessions take place Thursdays at 5 p.m. The club is designed for young authors to improve their writing skills and receive constructive criticism. Children in grades four to eight are invited to participate. Registration is required.

Teen Game Night

Teens are invited to the library Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a night of card games, board games and video games. Young people are invited to bring their favorite games or systems to the library. All games must have an ESRB rating of Teen or below — no exceptions. Snacks will be provided. Registration is not required. Young people ages 12 to 18 are invited.

Lego Club

The Lego Club will meet at the library Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Young people in kindergarten through 12th grade can participate. Registration is not required and Legos are provided. For more information, call 848-7458.

Calling All Crafters

The next meeting of the Calling All Crafters group is set for Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Call 848-7458 for more information.

Soul, Ink

The next meeting of the Soul, Ink writers’ group is set for Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.

The purpose of the group is to provide constructive criticism and empathetic support to writers at all levels. Writers of all ages and working in all genres are invited.


Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


Fall, winter hours

The library will now be open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Regular library hours also include Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mother Goose Monday

Mother Goose Monday Nursery Rhyme Time sessions are underway. Rhyme Time takes place Mondays at 10:30 a.m. The program features stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and play activities. The program is free and no registration is necessary. Mother Goose Monday is recommended for children up to 2 years old and their caregivers, and takes place in the Schrock Auditorium.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Giant”-themed stories and a craft will be offered. This program is free and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

Reading clubs

The Second-Grade Reading Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday through Nov. 4 in the Children’s Story Hour room. Register by calling the Children’s Desk at 537-0241.

Crafty Bandits

The Crafty Bandits group will meet Sept. 23 in the Auditorium from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This month, the Bandits can learn how to marbleize paper using spray paint. This program is open to all young people in grades six through 12. Register by calling 533-9531 or stopping in at the library circulation desk.

‘Series of Series’

The next “Series of Series” book party is set for Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Activities, trivia and snacks related to the “Harry Potter” books will be featured. Registration is required. Sign up at the Children’s Desk or by calling 537-0241.


Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919


Science Club

The Nappanee library’s Super Science Saturday Club will begin its 2013-2014 season with a rocket build and launch at its next meeting Sept. 28.

Children will meet at the library at 10 a.m. to learn rocket design basics and then travel off-site to launch rockets.  Parent or guardian participation is requested.

This program for children in grades one through 5 is led by Jim Myers and meets at the library monthly during the school year.  

Register by 5 p.m. Sept. 24 by calling 574-773-7919 or go to the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.  


Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Book discussion

Syracuse library staffers will host a book discussion about “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.” “Wild” is about a young woman who with no experience in hiking sets off on a nine-month trek from the Mohave Desert to Washington state.

The Adult Book Club will meet Oct. 9 at 6:30 to discuss “Wild.” Library staff can assist patrons with getting a copy of the book either through Evergreen or a special reserve. For more information, call the library at 574-457-3022.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601



Library staffers ask patrons to pardon the noise and dust. Updates to the library building are underway, with construction taking place all this month.

Book sale

A Friends of the Library book sale is set at the library Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Fall programs

Openings are still available for the library’s Babies and Books, Toddler Time, Story Time and Home School Club fall programs. Call or stop by the library to register. See the Kids homepage on the library website for program details.

Book discussion

The theme this fall of the “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series is “Muslim Journeys: Connected Histories.”  The first featured book will be “When Asia Was the World” by Stewart Gordon. Steven Gerencser of Indiana University — South Bend will present the lecture Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Patrons are invited to stop by the library to register and pick up the first book. See the library’s homepage for the full fall schedule.


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Story Hour

A fairy tale about very large plants will be the theme for Story Hour Sept. 23 and 24 at 10:15 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 years old will participate in an activity. Registration is required.

Toddler Time

A paper-plate turtle will be the craft for Toddler Time on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. Children ages 25 to 36 months and accompanied by an adult are invited to attend this program. Registration is required. A story about turtles will be presented.

Book Bites

Children ages 3 to 5 years old can attend Book Bites Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. Participants will hear several stories and participate in a craft or activity. No registration is required.

Dial A Story

Dial A Story for this week will be “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin.” Hear this tale by calling 862-4441.

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