Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 22, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Crafty Bandits meet today in Goshen



Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


The Crafty Bandits will meet at the library today at 6:30 p.m. This month, group members will build their own personal terrariums.

Young people in grades six through 12 are invited to participate. For more information, call the library at 533-9531.

Mother Goose Mondays

Mother Goose Mondays sessions take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. through May 20.

The program features learning activities geared for children from birth through age 2 who attend with their parent or caregiver. Rhymes, stories, songs and playtime are planned.  No advance registration is required, and participants can attend as many sessions at they like.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. This month Caldecott Award-winning books will be featured. Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also offered. This program is free, and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.


An “Alienology!” program is set at the library April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature “out of this world” activities, challenges and crafts with a space-alien theme. Children will have a chance to win a new copy of “Alienology,” too. Call the Children’s Department at 537-0241 for more information.

Pre-GED classes

Free classes to help students prepare to take the GED test are being offered. To find out more, potential pupils must attend a two-day orientation session at the library either Today and Wednesday or May 13 and 15. Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 262-5678.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Music service

The Milford library has joined the Library Ideas network of public library websites that offer access to more than 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists.

Library staffers report that the Freegal Music Service will allow the Milford library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to more than 10,000 music labels from 65 different countries.

Registered card holders of the Milford library can download a select number of Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no direct cost via the website www.milford.lib.in.us Library officials will underwrite the purchase of the music.

The Freegal Music Service recently announced the availability of free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

“We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Julie Frew, director of Milford Public Library.

To learn more about downloading music from the library website, call 658-4312.

Spring Story Time

Spring Preschool Story Time continues. The theme for the week is “Spring Chickens.” Miss Julie will read “Chicken Cheeks” by Michael Ian Black and “Chickens to the Rescue” by John Himmelman. Participants can learn how to do the “chicken dance.”

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


Lapsit will take place at the library Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lapsit is for children 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.

Nutrition program

Joan Younce from the Kosciusko County Purdue Extension branch will soon be presenting a program called “Cooking Your Catch.” There will be samples and recipes for seafood and fish dishes. Sign up at the adult desk.


Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Book club

Syracuse Adult Book Club members will read Khaled Hossieni’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” for the May meeting.

Hosseini is an Afghan-born physician and writer. The story follows two contemporary women in the midst of war in Kabul. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” spent a total of 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list with 15 weeks being the number one bestseller.

Club members can place an Evergreen hold on the book or call the library for assistance in getting a copy. The book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Closed Tuesday

The library will be closed Tuesday for staff training

Materials can be returned in the drop boxes on Harrison Street. Items will not be overdue due to the library’s closing. Tuesday’s Story Time is cancelled.

Family Expo

The library’s Gisela Vore, also known as Miss Gisela, is going to be at a table Thursday during the Syracuse Elementary School’s Family Expo. A schedule of activities during the summer will be available at the table. The event starts at 5 p.m.


Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


‘Smoothies & Stories’

On April 30 at 6 p.m. there will be a program for young people ages 13 to 18 called “Smoothies & Stories.” Teens will make smoothies and participate in a writing workshop.

Soul, Ink

The next meeting of the Soul, Ink writers’ group will be May 1 at 6 p.m.

Teen Game Night

Teen Game Night is set for May 7 at 6 p.m. Video games, board games and snacks will be offered.

Book Club

The Book Club’s next meeting will be on May 8 at noon. The selection will be “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” by James Patterson. Copies will be available at the circulation desk.

Spring Storytime

Spring Storytime sessions have begun. Sessions are set for Mondays at 11 a.m. or Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Children ages 3 to 5 can enjoy songs and stories and make a craft to take home. Register by calling 848-7458.  


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Story Hour

A story involving “green” will be the presentation during Story Hour today and Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the library. A “green” game will be the activity.

‘Book Bites’

A “Book Bites” program will take place Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Children are invited to hear a story and participate in an activity. No registration is required to attend.


Participants in the “Egg-Periment” program will be given an allotted time to construct containers that they believe will protect an egg when dropped from a stepladder. Students in grades six to eight can register to attend this program Thursday at 3:30 p.m. A prize drawing will take place at the end of the program.


“The Art of the John Deere Tractor” by Lee Klancheris and “John Deere: Yesterday & Today” by Robert N. Pripps are given in honor of the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Weldy by Mr. and Mrs. Walt Weldy.

Dial A Story

“Fire Bringer” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear this story at 862-4441.

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