Library Happenings

 

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Board Meeting 

LaGrange County Public Library
Third Wednesday of the Month
5:30 p.m.

The public is always welcome.

 


Holiday Closings

Memorial Day: Monday, May 28

 

All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed.

 


Libraries Rock!: 2018 Adult Summer Reading Challenge

All Branches
June 2 - July 28, 2018

 
Complete five fun tasks to win a copy of Rocks, Gems and Minerals: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide.  

Pick up an entry form at any branch of the library! 

 

Ages 18+

One entry per person.

 


Tai Chi @ 10, 12 & 2

LaGrange County Public Library
Mondays, June 4 -23
10:00 a.m. 

 

Topeka Branch Library
Mondays, June 4 -23
Noon

 

Shipshewana Branch Library
Mondays, June 4 -23
2:00 p.m. 


Start your week out right!  Learn tai chi with videos from International Tai Chi Master David-Dorian Ross.  These gentle workouts focus on slow movement, balance, and deep breathing. 

 

No registration is required.  Just put on comfortable clothes, and join us at the branch and time of your choice.  

 


Friends of the Library Meeting

LaGrange County Public Library
Thursday, June 7
5:00 p.m. 

 

Click here to learn more about our Friends!

 


The Second Saturday Book Club

LaGrange County Public Library
Saturday, June 9
11:00 a.m. 

 
Come join us!  We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Stop by after your Saturday morning shopping!  Leave the kids with Dad for an hour and come talk with other grown-ups!  Meet new friends!  Share your thoughts and ideas! 

For a list of our book club selections, past and present, visit: evergreen.lib.in.us/opac/extras/feed/bookbag/rss2-full/3203

 

Follow us on Goodreads at:  www.goodreads.com/group/show/156715-second-saturday-book-club


(Please note: This is an adult reading group; you must be at least 16 to attend.)

 


Understanding the Nutritional "Spice of Life"

Shipshewana Branch Library
Tuesday
, June 12
5:30 p.m. 

Call 260-768-7444 by June 5 to register.

 

Topeka Branch Library
Saturday
, June 16
10:00 a.m.

Call 260-593-3030 by June 5 to register.

 

LaGrange County Public Library
Tuesday
, June 19
6
:00 p.m. 

Call 260-463-2841 x1030 by June 12 to register.

 

Live your life with more energy and health!    

 

Some very common spices and herbs not only make your food taste delicious, but also fight infections, reduce your pain and swelling, and have an impact on diabetes.  Some can even improve mental clarity!  

 

Pharmacist Greg Giant will teach a free program about traditional herbs and spices, as well as the difference between prescription drugs vs. natural medicine/nutrition.  

 


Patchwork Trails: LaGrange Rocks!

LaGrange County Public Library
Tuesday, June 26
6:00 p.m. 

 

LaGrange County’s Interpretive Naturalist, Scott Beam, will lead us on a journey of geological discovery!  Start at the library and explore the rocks the town is made of, and the history behind them.  

 

Join us as we explore the Great Outdoors!  We’ll combine exercise, education, friendship, and fun! 

No fees or registration are required, just meet us at the designated starting point. 

The 2018 Patchwork Trails walking season will really rock, as we focus on rocks and stones of all sorts!

 

Click here for a printable schedule.

 


Holiday Closings

Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4

 

All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed.

 


Create a Mini Zen Garden

LaGrange County Public Library
Tuesday
, July 10
6
:00 p.m. 

Call 260-463-2841 x1030 by July 3 to register.

 

Topeka Branch Library
Thursday
, July 12
Noon

Call 260-593-3030 by July 3 to register.

 

Shipshewana Branch Library
Friday
, July 13
Noon
 

Call 260-768-7444 by July 3 to register.

 

Traditional Japanese rock gardens use carefully arranged stones and raked sand to create a tranquil environment.  Make a tiny desktop version to take home!  

 

Please register by July 3rd at the location of your choice.  

 


The Second Saturday Book Club

Beauty & the Bull, 5935S 075W, Wolcottville
Saturday, July 14
11:00 a.m. 

 
Come join us!  We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Stop by after your Saturday morning shopping!  Leave the kids with Dad for an hour and come talk with other grown-ups!  Meet new friends!  Share your thoughts and ideas! 

For a list of our book club selections, past and present, visit: evergreen.lib.in.us/opac/extras/feed/bookbag/rss2-full/3203

 

Follow us on Goodreads at:  www.goodreads.com/group/show/156715-second-saturday-book-club


(Please note: This is an adult reading group; you must be at least 16 to attend.)

 


Painting Class with Carl Mosher

Moonrise by Carl Mosher

 

LaGrange County Public Library
Friday, July 20

1:00 p.m. 

Cost: $20, payable at the class

Space is limited, so please call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.

 
This month’s painting is called Moonrise

Even if you’ve never painted before, you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of.

 

All materials will be supplied.

 

 


Writers' Roundtable

LaGrange County Public Library
Saturday
, July 21
11:00 a.m. 

 

For this meeting, our writers have set a challenge: Write a short romance story in your own style. It can be fiction or memoir, comedy or tragedy, historical or fantasy.  Just make it your own, and bring it with you to share with the group.

 

Walk-ins are welcome! 

 


Patchwork Trails: Topeka Rocks!

Topeka Branch Library
Tuesday, July  24
6:00 p.m. 

 

LaGrange County’s Interpretive Naturalist, Scott Beam, will lead us on a journey of geological discovery!  Start at the library and explore the rocks the town is made of, and the history behind them.  

 

Join us as we explore the Great Outdoors!  We’ll combine exercise, education, friendship, and fun! 

No fees or registration are required, just meet us at the designated starting point. 

The 2018 Patchwork Trails walking season will really rock, as we focus on rocks and stones of all sorts!

 

Click here for a printable schedule.

 


Let's Rock! Road Trip

Cleveland, Ohio via Motorcoach
Saturday, August 4

Cost:  $145 per adult

            $133 per child (ages 2-12)

Please mail reservation forms and deposits to S&S Travel by June 4, 2018.

Click here to download a registration form.

 

First we’ll Rock the Boat!     

Board the Goodtime III, Cleveland’s largest excursion ship for a hot buffet lunch, with a variety of entrees, sides, desserts, served with style.  After lunch, the ship will set sail for a two-hour narrated cruise of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie.     

 

Then get ready to Rock and Roll!        

Our next stop is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,where you can immerse yourself in legenday video performances in the Connor Theater, and view memorabilia from rock’s greatest artists in the exhibit halls.  The exhibits include the largest collection of Beatles artifacts in the world, ranging from John Lennon’s report cards to the drum kit Ringo played at their last official concert.

 

Pickup/dropoff points are:  Middlebury Town Hall, LaGrange County Public Library, and Steuben County Council on Aging.

 

We'll make stops on the way to Cleveland and back, where you can stretch your legs and buy something to eat. 

 


The Second Saturday Book Club

LaGrange County Public Library
Saturday, August 11
11:00 a.m. 

 
Come join us!  We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Stop by after your Saturday morning shopping!  Leave the kids with Dad for an hour and come talk with other grown-ups!  Meet new friends!  Share your thoughts and ideas! 

For a list of our book club selections, past and present, visit: evergreen.lib.in.us/opac/extras/feed/bookbag/rss2-full/3203

 

Follow us on Goodreads at:  www.goodreads.com/group/show/156715-second-saturday-book-club


(Please note: This is an adult reading group; you must be at least 16 to attend.)

 


Painting Class with Carl Mosher

Deep Woods by Carl Mosher

 

 

LaGrange County Public Library
Friday, August 17

1:00 p.m. 

Cost: $20, payable at the class

Space is limited, so please call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.

 
This month’s painting, Deep Woods, is painted entirely in black and white, on a black canvas.  Much of it is painted using a crumpled paper towel!  Even if you’ve never painted before, you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of.

 

All materials will be supplied.

 

 

 



Mehndi: Henna Body Art

LaGrange County Public Library
Saturday
, August 18
2:00 p.m. 

Please call 260-463-2841 x1030 by August 11 to register.

Participants younger than 18 must either attend with a parent or have their parent sign a waiver before the event.

Children under 5 shouldn’t use henna.  (It's not dangerous, they're just too wiggly.)

 

One of our favorite presenters, Jen Shafer, returns with her beautiful artwork!

 

Learn about the history, culture, and science of henna. Then choose a gorgeous design from one of Jen’s books.  Jen will apply it in minutes, and it will last for weeks (with proper skin care).  

 

This beautiful and relaxing experience makes a great mom’s day out or a special mother-daughter treat.  

 

The program is free, but space is limited, so registration is required! Call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.  

 


Patchwork Trails: Shipshe Rocks!

Shipshewana Branch Library
Tuesday, August 28
6:00 p.m. 

 

LaGrange County’s Interpretive Naturalist, Scott Beam, will lead us on a journey of geological discovery!  Start at the library and explore the rocks the town is made of, and the history behind them.  

 

Join us as we explore the Great Outdoors!  We’ll combine exercise, education, friendship, and fun! 

No fees or registration are required, just meet us at the designated starting point. 

The 2018 Patchwork Trails walking season will really rock, as we focus on rocks and stones of all sorts!

 

Click here for a printable schedule.

 


 

 

 

 

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