601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
A movie will be shown on President’s Day, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.
The live-action film follows the adventures of an 11-year-old boy, Johnny Clem. Johnny is a runaway who becomes a drummer for the Union Army during the Civil War. The movie is 90 minutes long. Snacks and a drink will be served. For more information contact Audio Visual Services staff at 534-6650.
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Valentine-themed stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are planned. This program is free and is recommended for ages children ages 2 to 5.
“F.R.O.S.T.” — the Fun Reading Over Snow Term children’s winter reading program — runs through Feb. 22.
Participants are invited to the library to pick up a record sheet. On their own, children will record and track their reading progress when they read a book, or when someone reads a book to them.
When a participant has finished reading 10 picture books, or five chapter books, they can come to the library to receive a free prize. They can ski the library’s “mountain slope” successfully and get a chance to win a grand prize. If they read a book from the library’s Winter Reading Selected List, participants get an extra chance for the grand prize.
This program is open to children through fifth grade. Parents of children younger than age 7 must accompany their child while participating in ski game.
Volunteers will be on hand again this year to prepare taxes for low-income and senior citizens. Appointments are available on Friday mornings and early afternoons beginning now through March 28. Call the library’s circulation desk at 533-9531 to schedule an appointment.
A session of the “Read That” teen book club is scheduled Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Room AB. Facilitators will read aloud excerpts from this month’s selection. Learn more or register by calling 533-9531. This program is open to young people in sixth through 12th grade.
Boys & Girls Book Club
Third- through fifth-grade boys meet every Tuesday and girls every Thursday (both at 4 p.m.) through mid-April. Visit or call the Children’s Desk at 537-0241 to register.
The First-Grade Reading Club meets every Wednesday through March 20 at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Storyhour Room. Call 537-0241 for more information.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
No Story Hour
Story Hour will not take place Feb. 18 or 19.
The next Toddler Time session is set for Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. This will be a celebration of Valentine’s Day with a story and the creation of a heart-shaped butterfly craft. Children ages 25 to 36 months and their caregivers can attend if registered.
An “Introduction to the Internet” class is set for Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Registration is required.
Dial A Story
“Valentine’s Day” will be the Dial A Story tale for this week. Dial 862-4441 to hear this story.
The winner of the January Special Drawing was Noah Brown. The correct answer for the number of Newbery Award books in the library was 175.
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
Spring Storytime sessions take place Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Children ages 3 to 5 are welcome. They will listen to stories, hear music and make a craft to take home. Call 848-7458 to register your child.
Boys and Girls
Participants in both clubs will start out reading “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell. The boys meet every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. through March 19. The girls will meet every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. through March 20. Grades 3-5 are welcome. Register by calling 848-7458.
The Book Club’s next meeting will be Wednesday at noon. The selection will be “An Unlikely Friendship” by Ann Rinaldi. Copies will be available at the circulation desk.
Calling All Crafters
The next Calling All Crafters circle will meet Tuesday and Feb, 26 at 6 p.m. Call 848-7458 for more information.
Chrystal Pedler will be at the library Saturday at 10 a.m. to demonstrate how to make soap.
Teen Otaku Club
Teens in this club will meet Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. This club is for teens who are interested in manga and anime. Call 848-7458 for details.
The next meeting of the Soul, Ink. writers’ group is set for Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
Friends to meet
The Friends of the Library is scheduled to meet Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Miss Julie and Miss Tina’s Winter Preschool Story Time theme this week is “Keeping Warm Inside.” Children are invited to hear stories about friendship and love, make Valentines for shut-ins and enjoy a Valentine treat.
Preschool Story Time is on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. There are still spots available. Call 658-4312 today to be added to this session.
Library staffers are planing to show a newly released Disney movie from director Tim Burton. The movie is a fantasy story about the relationship between a boy and his dog.
The film will be shown Feb. 25 (a Wawasee School Corp. snow make-up day) at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Snacks will be available.
Tax forms are available at the library. For assistance finding the right form, contact the clerk in the Adult Department.
The Milford Community Cookbook is now available to purchase at the library. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Milford Public Library. Cookbooks cost $15 each with all proceeds going to the library. The cookbook includes more than 200 pages filled with more than 450 recipes.
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
‘Yak, Snack and Read’
A “Yak, Snack and Read” book discussion session is set for Feb. 19. The 1 p.m. “yak” will focus on “How To Make An American Quilt” by Whitney Otto. The featured book at the 7 p.m. gathering will be “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson. Stop by the front desk to pick up a book for either session.
Library patrons who want to learn how to quilt are invited to visit the “Quilting Corner” by the fireplace and practice their stitching. Instructions will be provided.
Sign up for Children’s Winter/Spring Programs by calling or stopping by the Children’s Desk. “Babies and Books” (for children 18 months old and younger) meets Thursdays at 11 a.m., “Toddler Time” (for children 18 to 36 months old) meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and “Pre-School Story Time” (for children ages 3 to 5) Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. See the Kids homepage at the library website for program details.
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