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February 18, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Lego Club to meet in Nappanee

Nappanee

Public Library

157 N Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919

www.nappanee.lib.in.us


The Nappanee library’s Lego Club will meet at the facility Feb. 21. All materials will be provided.

Children age 5 and older are invited to participate in the club on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. No registration is required, and parents are invited to stay and participate. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Science Club

The library’s Super Science Saturday Club will explore topics related to medical science at its next meeting Feb. 23.

Children will meet at the library at 10 a.m. to experience the “x-ray effect,” create a homemade stethescope and “see” their pulse points.

The club is for children in grades one through five. Jim Myers conducts the programs. Registration is due by 5 p.m. Tuesday. To register, call 574-773-7919 or visit the website www.nappaneelibrary.org.

Goshen

Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services

http://www.goshenpl.lib.in.us/


Crafty Bandits


The Crafty Bandits will meet Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  This month, the group will carve rubber stamps.

This program is free of charge and is open to all young people in grades six through 12. For more information or to register, contact the library circulation desk at 533-9531.

Movie screening

A movie will be shown today at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.  

The live-action film follows the adventures of an 11-year-old boy, Johnny Clem. Johnny is a runaway who becomes a drummer for the Union Army during the Civil War.  The movie is 90 minutes long. Snacks and a drink will be served. For more information, contact Audio Visual Services staff at 534-6650.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. “Reading Rainbow” stories will be featured. Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also planned. This program is free and is recommended for ages children ages 2 to 5.

F.R.O.S.T

“F.R.O.S.T.” — the Fun Reading Over Snow Term children’s winter reading program — runs through Friday.

Participants are invited to the library to pick up a record sheet. On their own, children will record and track their reading progress when they read a book, or when someone reads a book to them.

When a participant has finished reading 10 picture books, or five chapter books, they can come to the library to receive a free prize. They can ski the library’s “mountain slope” successfully and get a chance to win a grand prize. If they read a book from the library’s Winter Reading Selected List, participants get an extra chance for the grand prize.  

This program is open to children through fifth grade. Parents of children younger than age 7 must accompany their child while participating in the ski game.

Tax assistance

Volunteers will be on hand again this year to prepare taxes for low-income and senior citizens. Appointments are available on Friday mornings and early afternoons beginning now through March 28. Call the library’s circulation desk at 533-9531 to schedule an appointment.

Boys & Girls Book Club

Third- through fifth-grade boys meet every Tuesday and girls every Thursday (both at 4 p.m.) through mid-April. Visit or call the Children’s Desk at 537-0241 to register.

First-Grade

Reading Club

The First-Grade Reading Club meets every Wednesday through March 20 at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Storyhour Room. Call 537-0241 for more information.

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