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Mitten Tree

We’re hosting our own mitten tree, and you can help us decorate it!

Mitten Tree Day is celebrated on December 6th every year.  The holiday was most likely inspired by the endearing children’s book The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen. In the story, a woman named Sarah notices some children who do not have mittens and cannot play in the snow with the other children. She decides to anonymously knit mittens for them and hangs them in an evergreen tree for the children to find and use.

Sandhill Cranes Activity Kit

The sandhill cranes are back at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. Each fall, thousands of sandhill cranes visit the area's shallow marshes.  You can view the crane spectacle from the observation platform at the Sandhill Crane Observation Area.

Another way kids can enjoy the cranes is with a Crane Activity Kit from the library!  Stop in to pick up this kit, which includes a coloring sheet, word search, comic, crane sticker, and more.  Kids will also learn about cranes and how they can protect them and be a crane hero!

Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is here!  There are many ways you can help support local library services – the choice is yours!

One way to show your support for the library on Giving Tuesday is to donate to the Pulaski County Public Library's Gift Memorial Fund.  This fund provides unrestricted support for library programs, events, and a variety of general needs.  Donating to this fund is a great way to support immediate library needs.

Andrew Carnegie Amnesty Day

All overdue fines will be forgiven for long-overdue items returned on Friday, November 26th.

Funding from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie helped get the Winamac Public Library started over 100 years ago.  In recognition of his legacy of generosity, we will be waiving all late fees for long-overdue items returned in good condition on this date.

Conversation with Amor Towles

Take part in a virtual live Conversation with author Amor Towles on Tuesday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m.

Towles is the New York Times-bestselling author of the November Buzz Pick of the Month, The Lincoln Highway, as well as A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility.

At this virtual event, Towles will discuss his latest novel, the playful and propulsive story of 10 fateful days and one winding journey through 1950s America.

Sign up at https://forms.gle/DBfhiMPiP99HPczJ6

Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month.  Help us celebrate by telling us your favorite picture book!  Write down the title of a book you love on our Picture Book Board, which will be up all month.  Stop in during November to see everyone’s favorites!

If you have young children and are looking for something new to read, come on in!  We have lots of new picture books to choose from.  Plus, pick up a fun Picture Book Month coloring sheet while you’re here!

 

Try Meditation with Ten Percent Happier

We’re excited to offer access to the meditation app Ten Percent Happier.  Sign up here: https://forms.gle/B2ybbN1ej3PjNXFcA

Ten Percent Happier features some of the best mindfulness and meditation teachers in the world, teaching you about meditation, leading you in guided meditations on various subjects (e.g. calm, sleep, patience), and sharing science-backed wisdom on how to maintain sanity — and even happiness — in these tumultuous times.

Medicare 101 - October Session

Medicare open enrollment runs from October 15 to December 7.  Sign up for Medicare 101 to hear from Medicare expert Cliff Havens and learn about the Medicare program before you enroll.

This virtual program will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m.  This is our final Medicare program of the year!

Sign up in advance to get the Zoom link by filling out the form at https://forms.gle/ap9LVjLEdzu2djFUA

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