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Great Books 102: Free Online College Course

LaGrange County Public Library
Fridays, October 12 - December 21
10
:00 a.m.

This 11-week, not-for-credit course, taught by Hillsdale College faculty, will introduce you to great books from the Renaissance through the modern era. You will explore the writings of Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Austen, Twain, and more.  This course will challenge you to seek timeless lessons regarding human nature, virtue, self-government, and liberty in the pages of the great books.  

  • This is a noncredit course. 
  • No registration is needed.
  • There are no tests or reading requirements.
  • We’ll watch one 45-min. lecture each Friday, while enjoying coffee, tea, and Deep Thoughts.

Board Meeting 

LaGrange County Public Library
Wednesday, December 12
5:30 p.m.

The public is always welcome.


Holiday Closings

All Branches:

 

Monday, December 24:  All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 25:  All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 31:  All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed on New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, January 1:  All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed on New Year's Day.

 


Winter Reading Challenge

All Branches

January 2 - February 28

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we invite readers to travel through space, time, and imagination!  

Each time you read a book from our SciFi & Fantasy section, you’ll win a MoonPie and an entry to win an Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin.

Ages 16+


The Walking Well-Read

LaGrange County Public Library

January - March

Mondays & Thursdays at Noon

Wondering how you’ll stay in shape this winter? Wonder no more!

Join the library’s indoor winter walking group! We’ll meet two days a week and walk laps of the library!  (Includes stairs.)


Movies & Mocktails Marathon:  The Thin Man

LaGrange County Public Library

Saturday, January 5

 

9:30 a.m. The Thin Man - Meet Nick & Nora Charles while enjoying a Sweet Sunrise.

11:30 a.m.  After the Thin Man - Celebrate Nick & Nora’s return with a Peach Bellini.

2:00 p.m.  Another Thin Man - Welcome Little Nicky with a Sparkling Blue Hawaiian.                                             

 

Enjoy Dashiell Hammett’s delightful comedy-mysteries with free popcorn and non-alcoholic cocktails!

 


Second Saturday Book Club

LaGrange County Public Library
Second Saturday of Each Month
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.)


Board Meeting 

LaGrange County Public Library
Wednesday, January 16
5:30 p.m.

The public is always welcome.


Painting Class with Carl Mosher 

LaGrange County Public Library
Friday, January 18
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.

Cost:  $20 per person, payable to Carl at the class

Even if you’ve never painted before, you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of.  Carl will supply all the materials, and he loves to teach.  His classes fill up fast, so sign up today at the LaGrange County Public Library’s Adult Services desk, or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030.

Ages 12+


Writers' Roundtable 

LaGrange County Public Library
Saturday, January 19
11
:00 a.m.

The Writers’ Roundtable is a creative writing group for adults and teens.  We meet four times a year and have a fantastic time!  Walk-ins are welcome.

We have a special treat in store for the January meeting:  Mark Edward Langley, author of the Arthur Nakai Mystery series, will be our guest speaker.  The first book in the series, Path of the Dead, was published this past August, to glowing reviews.  (Craig Johnson’s a fan!)  Mark is happy to share his experiences with the business of writing and talk about what happens when you get an agent.   

To learn more about Mark, visit his web site at markedwardlangley.com.


Understanding Real Age: Wellness and the Aging Process

Shipshewana Branch Library
Tuesday, January 22
Noon
Call 260-768-7444 by Jan. 15 to register.

Topeka Branch Library
Tuesday, January 22
4:00 p.m.
Call 260-593-3030 by Jan. 15 to register.

LaGrange County Public Library
Saturday, January 26
10:00 a.m.
Call 260-463-2841 x1030 by Jan. 15 to register.

  • What is your “real age” versus “chronological age” based on health and lifestyle?
  • Why is it so hard to maintain health and mental fitness as you age?
  • How can you make yourself younger, reduce chronic medication and feel better by knowing which choices to make?
  • Learn how to add years to your life--and life to your years--at any age!

Presenter:  Greg Giant, BSPharm, RPh, and President of Authentic Pharmaca P.C.,  is an innovative pharmacist intent on improving health outcomes with over 30 years’ experience. The objective is to educate and empower people on the impact of nutrition and lifestyle, reducing both disease and chronic prescription medicine.  

 


 

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