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.

Great Books 102: Free Online College Course

LaGrange County Public Library
Fridays, October 12 - December 21
: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.

Second Saturday Book Club

LaGrange County Public Library
Saturday, October 13
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:


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


Painting Class with Carl Mosher

Rising Surf by Carl Mosher


LaGrange County Public Library
Friday, October 19

1:00 p.m. 

Cost: $20, payable at the class

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


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!




Writers' Roundtable

LaGrange County Public Library
, October 20
:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Writers’ Roundtable is a creative writing group for adults and teens.  We meet four times a year and have a fantastic time!    Anyone can come! 

This is a great group for aspiring writers who want to get feedback on their work, or who want to be motivated to start writing again.  But it’s also a treat for anyone who loves a good story and enjoys discussing books, movies, and TV and analyzing their favorite characters and plotlines.   

For this meeting, everyone should watch Gladiator with Russell Crowe. Then at the meeting, we can talk about goal, motivation, and conflict, along with positive and negative traits, character development, etc.

Walk-ins are welcome!

Have We Lost Our Minds?  What You Can Do To Increase Your Brain Power

LaGrange County Public Library
, October 23
:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.

Many types of brain function can be improved regardless of your age. Demystify your understanding of mental clarity, poor memory, “foghead,” dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease.  

Discussion will include the causes of brain dysfunction, including the Standard American Diet (SAD), lifestyle, infection, medication and toxins.  

Leave this presentation with an understanding of seven separate steps to energize your brain and improve its ability to learn, remember and function!  

Registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

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.

Coffee Tasting

LaGrange County Public Library
, October 25
11:00 a.m. 

Please call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.


Myron Bontrager, owner of Goshen's Electric Brew, will bring a selection of coffees for participants to taste. 

  • Learn about the history and cultivation of coffee. 
  • Learn how to detect and appreciate the different aromas and flavors. 
  • Become a more discerning coffee connoisseur.    

 Space is limited and spots will go fast, so register today at the LaGrange County Public Library’s Adult Services desk or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030.


How to Paint a Barn Quilt

LaGrange County Public Library
, October 27
Noon - 3:00 p.m. 

Cost:  $25 per person, payable at the class

Call by 260-463-2841 x1030 by Oct. 19 to register.


Karen Weiland will teach a class on barn quilt painting techniques.  Each participant will make a one-foot-square sample quilt on board.  The sample quilt will be suitable for indoor use only, and will be yours to take home.  


If you want to come, please register at the LaGrange library’s Adult Services desk or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030.  You can pay Karen at the class. 


We need a minimum of five people in order to hold the class.


Visiting Author:  Mark Edward Langley

LaGrange County Public Library
, November 3
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 


 Mark Edward Langley, author of the Arthur Nakai Mystery Series, will meet with his fans and autograph copies of his new book, Path of the Dead.


Quilts Through Time

LaGrange County Public Library
, November 3

Please call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.


Join Donna Kooistra for a fun, free program all about quilting styles and stories from the mid-19th century to the present. Lots of historical and humorous information and some quilt scandals to boot! There will be many quilts and lots of ephemera to see!


Donna is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and is President of the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles (PAAQT).


Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated. Please register at the library or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030.


Drop-In Computer Help


Topeka Branch Library

Tuesday, November 6

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  


Shipshewana Branch Library

Saturday, November 17

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Drop by the library for free help with your computer questions and/or on-the-spot computer training! 


First come, first served.  There will be a time limit of ½ hour per person if others are waiting.


Please note:  We can help you with computer questions, not computer repairs.


Veterans Day Observed


All Branches

Monday, November 12


All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.


Thanksgiving Day


All Branches

Thursday, November 22


All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.




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