A STAFF REPORT
THE GOSHEN NEWS
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The Soul, Ink writing group has put together stories, essays and poems that are available at the library. A copy of the local authors’ work is available for $5.
Soul, Ink is designed to provide constructive criticism and empathetic support for writers at all levels. Writers of all ages and working in all genres are invited to participate. The group’s next meeting is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The Bristol library will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. On May 25, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as usual.
The fifth annual Plant Swap at the library will take place at 6 p.m. May 20. Participants are invited to show up with gardening tips, stories and plants to swap.
The library’s meeting room is now available for social events at a rental fee of $30 for up to four hours, or $60 for time exceeding four hours. Not-for-profit groups can still use the meeting room at no cost.
The Book Club’s next meeting will be June 12 at noon. The selection is “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. Copies will be available at the circulation desk.
‘Calling All Crafters’
The Calling All Crafters group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday and May 28. Participants are invited to work on projects, and those without a project are invited to stop by and learn crafts.
Teens in the Otaku Club will meet May 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. This club is for teens interested in manga and anime. Call Desi at 848-7458 for details.
The Lego Club will meet May 31 at 3 p.m. The club is open to participants of all ages.
Sign-up for the summer reading program starts May 31. This year’s theme is “Dig Into Reading.”
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
The Afternoon Knitting Club will meet in the library meeting room at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The group welcomes beginners as well as experienced knitters.
The public is invited to find “buried treasure” and win prizes at the library booth during Milford Fest May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate is a $1 donation.
Dial A Story
Children can listen to the latest recorded story by dialing 658-9450.
The Friends of the Milford Public Library book sale is set for May 25 during Milford Fest. There will be CDs, videos, books and magazines available for 50 cents per item. All donations will be used to support the library.
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
The public is invited to learn how to make a “fairy garden” with longtime Middlebury gardener Roberta Miller Friday at 7 p.m. during the town’s “Third Friday” event. Topics will include how to make fairy garden accessories, container selection, the best soil to use and plant recommendations.
This spring’s last “Let’s Talk About It” lecture/book discussion is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. Leonard Beechy from Northridge High School will lecture on the American classic “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Small group discussion will follow the presentation.
Ms. Beth will be visiting local schools to talk about this Summer’s Reading Program for Kids. She will also be giving scheduled tours of the library to Middlebury elementary students.
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
The Friends of the Library annual membership drive is starting. Membership renewals can be brought or mailed to the library. Members are asked to include an email address, if possible.
The Syracuse library Friends are offering volunteer opportunities to help with community outreach. Assistance is needed Friday when the library crew will put out tables to give people a place to sit down during the Cruisin’ Car Show.
Those interested in volunteering with the library can call Becky Brower at 457-3022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children’s Department has 50 new books about the United States of America. Children can supplement the book experience with a code for online activities.
The Syracuse library has a new site for eBooks for children. Patrons can link to www.esebco.com and enter a code and their Syracuse patron number to read from the selection of books.
Kidz Book Club
The Kidz Book Club will meet Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to enjoy reading, games and snacks. The guest reader this month is Pat Eldridge.
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
Mother Good Mondays
Mother Goose Mondays sessions take place through May 20 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
These learning activities are geared for babies from birth through age 2, who attend with their parents or caregivers. Rhymes, stories, songs and playtime are planned. No advance registration is required.
Storytime Express sessions are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft activity about flowers will be offered. This program is free and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.
Free classes are available to help people prepare to take the GED test. Those interested must attend a two-day orientation session at the library today and Wednesday. Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 262-5678.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
A Book Bites program is set for May 23 at 10:15 a.m. at the library. This is a program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Older children are invited to attend as well. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.
Patrons can now access eBooks at the Wakarusa library. Anyone having a valid card can download an eBook to their e-reader device. The Overdrive icon on the Wakarusa homepage at www.warkarusa.lib.in.us is for selecting eBooks available at the Wakarusa Library.
Dial A Story
“Molly Whupie” is the Dial A Story title for this week. Hear this story by calling 862-4441.
To submit news for “Library News,” which is normally published every Monday in The Goshen News, e-mail to email@example.com no later than Wednesday each week.