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Holiday Food Drive

It's the season of giving!  In that spirit, the library is hosting a food drive throughout the month of December.

Canned foods and other non-perishables, as well as hygiene items like toilet paper and feminine products are highly needed.

You can bring your items and drop them off in our donation box near the front desk.

Thank you for sharing what you can this holiday season.

 

Santa Claus Visits the Library

Ho ho ho!  Santa is stopping at the library to pose for pictures, listen to children's Christmas wishes, and spread holiday cheer.

Santa will visit the library on:

  • Tuesdays Dec. 6th & 20th, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Dec. 17th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

When coming to see Santa, use our special Santa entrance near the back parking lot doors.

Every family will get their own picture with the big guy to take home!

Our Heroes' Tree

We invite you to join us in recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. service members this month with Our Heroes' Tree.

Stop by the main desk to create an ornament honoring a service member, past or present.

We encourage you to bring photos; we will make photocopies to use on your ornament.  Instead of pictures, you may also opt to write a service member's name on the ornament.

These ornaments will be hung on our tree on display in front of the main desk at the library.

The Our Heroes' Tree will be available for public display throughout November.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 100th Birthday

This November we are celebrating what would have been Kurt Vonnegut’s 100th birthday on Nov. 11th.  While the Hoosier author passed away in 2007, his legacy lives on through his writing.

Book Club (Nov. 3rd at 2:30) is reading Vonnegut’s 1962 novel Mother Night.  Copies are available to check out at the library.

Trick-or-Treat

The library will be at two trick-or-treat events on Thursday, October 27th: at the Wellness Center’s event at the Winamac Town Park, and at the Isis Theatre.

Stop by the library booths for some fun goodies!

 

Family Fall Break Activities

Staying in town for Fall Break? Stop in at the library anytime during the week for fun family activities!

We have fun things planned every day of the week in our children's area, including:

  • • Monday – Legos
  • • Tuesday – Makey Makeys
  • • Wednesday – Board Games
  • • Thursday – Code-a-pillars
  • • Friday – Kids’ Crafts

We'll also have outdoor Pumpkin Painting on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 (weather permitting).

We hope to see you at the library this week!

Fire Prevention Week

We're celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) at the library!

Fire Prevention Week is October 9th-15th.  To celebrate, we will be giving out a limited number of copies of Mrs. Meyer Is on Fire! from Dan Gutman’s “My Weirdest School” book series starting that week (first-come, first-served).

We will have FPW activities available for kids all week in our Children's Area.  Story Time this week will feature a special FPW book!  Story Time happens on Tuesdays at 10:30 and 4:30.

Medicare 101

What does Medicare cover? How much can I expect to pay?  When and where should I apply?  What if I’m still working?

Get answers to all these questions and more at Medicare 101.

Medicare expert Cliff Havens will teach you about the Medicare program and the changes coming in 2023.

We're hosting two Medicare 101 sessions: Saturday, October 1st at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday, November 15th at 4:45 p.m.  Choose the date that works best for you.

Medicare open enrollment runs from October 15 to December 7.  Attend one of our programs to be prepared!

Banned Books Week 2022

During Banned Books Week – Sept. 18-24 – we highlight instances where books have been challenged or banned & affirm our commitment to ensuring access to any material a person chooses to read.

We are hosting a Community Banned Book Discussion on the book Beloved by Toni Morrison on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30 p.m.  Free copies of the book will be available at the library while supplies last.  Come in to pick up your copy and register for the book discussion.

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