Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 3, 2013

Book sale set at GPL

Goshen News

---- — Goshen Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


The Friends of Goshen Public Library will host their annual Holiday Sale Nov. 14 at the library. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Donations sought

The Friends of GPL are seeking donations of books, magazines, DVDs, music and other items. For more information, call the library circulation desk at 533-9531.

Mother Goose Monday

Mother Goose Monday sessions continue this fall at 10:30 a.m. in the Schrock Auditorium. The program features stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and play activities. Mother Goose Monday is free and no registration is necessary. The program is recommended for children ages birth to 2 years old and their caregivers.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories about the dark are featured this week. This program is free and recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

Book Party

The Boxcar Children books will be the focus of the next installment of the Series Book Parties set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Activities, trivia, and snacks related to the Boxcar books will be offered. Registration is required. Sign up at the Children’s desk or by calling 537-0241.

‘Read That!’

The next meeting of the Read That! Teen Book Club is set for Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in room A/B. This month the club will read the futuristic fairy tale “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer. This program is open to young people in grades six through 12. Participants can get a free copy of the book at the Circulation Desk to read in advance.

LaGrange County Public Library

203 W. Spring St.




Library staffers report that there are a few openings left in the fall schedule for the bookmobile. Those interested in having their home or business be a designated bookmobile stop can call 260-463-2841 ext. 1040.

Photography class

A photography class with Guy Thompson is set at the library Saturday at 1 p.m. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call 260-463-2841 ext. 1030.

Book club

The Second Saturday Book Club is scheduled to meet at the library Saturday at 11 a.m. This month, the club will be discussing “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway.


Volunteers from the LaGrange County Genealogy Society are available in the library’s genealogy section Wednesdays to assist the public with family history questions.

Wakarusa Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Preschool Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour will take place Nov. 11 and 12 at 10:15 a.m. in the Wakarusa library meeting room. Children ages 3 to 5 years old will hear a tale about a foolish coyote. Registration is required.

After-School Special

“It’s a Puzzling World” is the theme of the After-School Special set for Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Children are invited to enjoy pantominoes, tangrams, mazes and other activities. Participants will create a set of tangrams to take home. Registration is required, and the program is open to any student in kindergarten through fifth grade.


Lapsit will begin Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Children ages 15 months to 2 years old will hear stories and share in an activity with their accompanying caregiver. Registration is required.

Class offered

An “Introduction to Word Processing” session will take place Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Participants can learn to create a document, add clip-art to a document and more. Registration is required to attend.

Memorial book

“The Hoosier Mama: Book of Pies” by Paula Haney is given by the Wakarusa American Legion Auxiliary in memory of Evelyn Greene.

Dial A Story

“The Hole in the Closet” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear this tale by calling 862-4441.

Syracuse Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Reading program

Students in grades six to 12 are invited to share their “reading finds” with other young people at the library Tuesday at 5 p.m. Library staffers invite attendees to relax with new books, choose a board game and eat snacks.

Story times

Story times continue meeting through November Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Book Buddies

The Book Buddies group will meet on Thursday at 1 p.m. Children ages 18 months to 5 years old and accompanied by an adult are invited to the library for an hour of activities. Each family attending will be given a free book and learning materials.

Bristol Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Trivia event

The public is invited to the Elkhart County Historical Museum Nov. 15 for a Trivia Fundraiser Night. The event will benefit the library.

The cost is $90 for a table of 10, if paid at the library prior to the event. That cost is $100 at the door Nov. 15. Individual tickets cost $9 in advance, or $10 at the door.

Teen book couch

The public is invited to stop by the library today to see the finished book couch built by “Miss Desi” and the Bristol library’s Teen Group.

Book Club

The Book Club will meet Nov. 13 at noon. The club is reading “Halloween Tree” by Ray Bradbury.

Tutoring available

Central High School students will tutor at the library Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime sessions take place Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Sessions are set for today and Tuesday and Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19.


Lapsit sessions take place Fridays at 11 a.m. Upcoming programs are set for Friday and Nov. 15 and 22.

Craft group

The Calling All Crafters group is set to meet Nov. 12 and 26 6 p.m.

Soul, Ink

The Soul, Ink writers’ group is scheduled to meet Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 starting a 6 p.m.

Middlebury Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


Cinema Showcase

Tuesday at 1 p.m., the public is invited to the library to see “Quartet,” directed by Dustin Hoffman.

‘Koran by Heart’

The public is invited to the library Tuesday at 7 p.m. to watch the film “Koran by Heart,” a coming of age story about Muslim children. The story takes place in Cairo during the annual Quran reciting contest for Muslim youth. This is a companion film to the “Let’s Talk About It” series “Muslim Journeys: Connected Histories.”

Book discussion

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 Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

Book signing

Edgar Award-winning Author Theresa Schwegel will be at the library Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. She will give a presentation on her latest thriller “The Good Boy,” followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

Computer classes

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.

Craft Night

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.

Fall programs

Young people can still participate in this fall’s Babies and Books, Toddler Time, Story Time and Home School Club. Call the Children’s Desk or stop by the library to register. See the Kids homepage on the library website for program details.

Nappanee Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919


Quilt Guild meets

The Nappanee Quilt Guild, a club for those interested in new quilting techniques, meets on the second Thursday of each month at the library. Members will meet at the library next on Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Membership for the “Artful Quilters” is open to anyone. For more information, contact the library at 574-773-7919, or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.