Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 8, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Book sale planned in Waky



Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Something new has been added to the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

An advance sale of books will take place April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. for those who are members of the Friends of the Library. Membership forms will be available at the door.

The Book Sale will continue April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will be closed on April 20, but entry can be gained on the north side of the building.

Story Hour

A blue sea landscape will be created during Story Hour on April 15 and 16 at 10:15 a.m. The theme for these sessions will be the color blue. Registration is required.

Contest winner

Kristen Showalter was the winner in the March drawing contest. The correct number of buttons in the jar was 292. Showalter received four books as her prize.


This week is National Library Week. Library staffers will celebrate with a prize to be given away every day. Patrons can enter obtain a drawing slip each day when they check out.

Dial A Story

“An Old Woman and Her Pig” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. This is the story of an old woman and her way of getting home with her pig. Hear this tale by telephoning 862-4441.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Spring Story Time

Miss Julie will read the children’s classic, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and other stories about caterpillars during Spring Story Time this week. Children will make crafts to take home and share a snack with their Story Time companions.

Story time is for children ages 3 to 6. Sessions are set for Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will also be a session Thursday at 7 p.m.

Sign up at the children’s desk or by calling 658-4312.


Lapsit will begin at the library Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lapsit is for children ages newborn through 3 years old. Caregivers participate with their infants.

Miss Heidi will be doing finger plays, songs and reading books about creatures that live in a small pond. Sign up by calling 658-4312.

Puzzle project

Library staffers will have a puzzle out on a table upstairs for all puzzle fans to work on.

This puzzle is in memory of Sharon Gilbert, who died in March this year. Gilbert was a member of the Friends of Milford Library. She helped create the new cookbook that is now for sale. Gilbert had many puzzles and enjoyed working on them.

The puzzle will be out starting today.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


‘Let’s Talk About It’

The public is invited to the library for the “Let’s Talk About It” lecture/book discussion series.

Judith Davis will lecture on “House of Spirits” by Isabel Allende Tuesday at 7 p.m. Small-group book discussion will follow the lecture.

For more information, visit the library’s homepage. Stop by the front desk to register and pick up the books.

Paris trip

Library patrons are invited to try to win a week in Paris Oct. 15 to 22 with author Cara Black and trace the footsteps of her celebrated P.I., Aimee Leduc. Stop by the library to pick up an entry form.

Children’s programs

Sign up for Children’s Winter/Spring Programs by calling or stopping by the Children’s Desk. “Babies and Books” (for children 18 months old and younger) meets Thursdays at 11 a.m., “Toddler Time” (for children 18 to 36 months old) meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m., “Pre-School Story Time” (for children ages 3 to 5) Wednesdays at 11 a.m. See the Kids homepage at the library website for program details.


Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Book clubs

The monthly Kidz Book Club will meet Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to take part in the reading, games and snacks. The guest reader this month will be Deborah Nelson.  

The Adult Book Club invites guests to come to its meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The book this month was chosen by member, Sandra Moore and is written by one of her favorite authors, Tracy Chevalier.

“‘Remarkable Creatures’ is about the life of pioneer paleontologist Mary Anning,” Moore said. “I am attracted to her other books where she centers a fictional story around a real life event or object. Several of my book reading friends highly recommend this book.”

Story Time

Story Time sessions are set for Mondays and Tuesdays for four more weeks.

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