Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The Trivia Night Fundraiser for the Bristol library is set for Friday. The event will take place at the Elkhart County Historical Museum and begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the door the night of the event.
For more information, call the library.
Preschool Story Time
Preschool Story Time sessions take place Mondays at 11:30 a.m.
The Book Club is set to meet Wednesday at noon. The club is reading “The Halloween Tree” by Ray Bradbury.
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 Goshen Public Library will host their annual Holiday Sale Thursday at the library. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The next meeting of the Read That! Teen Book Club is set for Thursday 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.
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Let’s Make A Wish!” stories and a craft activity will be featured. This program is free and recommended for children ages 2 to 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.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
Library staffers have several programs for children this week.
Story Time begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday is also the date for the Children’s Book Club. Children from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to enjoy reading, games and snacks from 5 to 6 p.m. The second meeting of Book Buddies is set for Thursday at 1 p.m. Attending any of the children’s programs is a wonderful way to introduce the fun of reading to kids.
Adult Book Club
The Adult Book Club will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 to discuss “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold. Adults are invited to join in an hour of friendly discussion. Decaffeinated coffee will be served.
‘Suessical’ a success
Trick-or-treated was canceled in Syracuse this year. However, library staffers went ahead with Halloween festivities at the library. On the night of Halloween, more than 200 people received a “Suessical” treat. The elementary school and Facebook must have gotten the word out.
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
‘After School is Cool’
The next “After School is Cool” program is set for Nov. 19 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 Nov. 20 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 Nov. 21, 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 the 21st. 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.
Book and Bake Sale
The Book and Bake Sale is planned at the library Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Friends of the Milford Public Library are hosting the event. Community cookbooks are still available for $15. All money raised will help support the library.
Dial A Story
A new story can be heard each week by calling Dial A Story at 658-9540.
157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919
The next meeting of the Nappanee Public Library Lego Club is set for Nov. 21.
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 Nov. 18 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 Nov. 23. 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
Edgar Award-winning Author Theresa Schwegel will be at the library Wednesday 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.
A “Hometown Holidays @ your Library” program is set for Nov. 22 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 Nov. 19 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.
A “foolish cookie” will be the subject of the fairy tale to be presented during the Story Hour program Nov. 18 and 19 at 10:15 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to create paper gingerbread children. Registration is required.
Lapsit will take place Nov. 20 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 Nov. 21 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.
“Billy Graham: The Reason for My Hope” by Billy Graham is given in memory of Zuleka Anderson by Joy Anderson.
Dial A Story
“The Golden Touch” is the story of King Midas gaining a new insight on life. Hear this tale on the Dial A Story line by calling 862-4441.
LaGrange County Public Library
203 W. Spring St.
A beginner-intermediate class for Microsoft Excel 2010 users is set for Nov. 19 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 Nov. 23. 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.”