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Monday June 14, 2021
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Baby Storytime - Zoom
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Join Miss Kate for rhymes and stories perfect for the littlest of learners. This short program (approximately 20 minutes) is perfect for you and baby to share a special morning literacy moment. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions. Follow this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqfuigqj8rHd1u4NS8Aqwmac731FeYlqNk

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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The Great American Road Trip: Washington, DC - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 4-8) 

Buckle your seatbelts and get ready to travel around the United States! From the east coast to the west coast, we’ll discover some of the most fun and interesting places to visit right here in the USA and do a craft together before hitting the road for our next destination. 

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOqprzIsG9OHAR4CtrCTZmOQ5BLKJ9p2. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.  

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Awesome Dude Day - Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Children (Ages 7 and Under) 

Grab your dad, grandpa, uncle, big bro, or other dude in your life and enjoy this special afternoon storytime where we celebrate all of these awesome guys! We will read themed stories, sing songs, and do a totally awesome craft to give to your totally awesome dude. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlc-CsqT4sHNLw0dPOuGwZ4cddXCfvxkv_ to register. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen D&D - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: June 7-July 26 

(no session 6/28 or 7/5)

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons™! New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Tuesday June 15, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Tuesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

This session is full.

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday mornings - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen Writing Group - Discord
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: June 1-July 27

(no session 6/29)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

Attention aspiring teen writers: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL Teen Writing  Group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. We meet via  Discord and newcomers are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion,  praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for an invite to our server!  

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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DIY Dog Toys (Cancelled) - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

* This event has been cancelled *

Ages 10+ 

It's time to pamper your pooch! Join us and learn hwo to make a tennis ball t-shirt toy (participants must supply their own t-shirt) and a snuffle mat perfect for hiding treats in! 

Registration is required. Registration is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Wednesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucOqsqT8tEtBAvZgE44jYdKM5c4NEEKnTDetails on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Wednesdays - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

June 16, 23, & 30; July 7 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceGgpzosE9Xk4FQhQRY7kaaOg4ATvcAb to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Virtual Cartooning with Rick Stromoski - Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Kids/Teens (Entering Grades 3-7)

Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with cartoonist Rick Stromoski. Participants will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Participants will be encouraged to express their vision and interpretation of the exercises.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdO6qqzMjG9zAUds7HY2qRvQNPo6sGGuB to register.

Sponsored by 1st Source Bank.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays: June 2-July 28

Teens (Grades 8-12)

In search of adventure? MPHPL will be running a weekly Dungeons and Dragons™ adventure for a group of girls seeking to test their mettle in a fantasy world of heroes and villains!  The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. Beginners are encouraged to join. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Join the Quest Girls and see what dangers and excitement lie ahead!

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday June 17, 2021
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Mug 'n' Muffin - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

This morning book club is going virtual! This month, we'll be reading and discussing The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang. Books will be available to pick-up from the Mishawaka Library beginning on Thursday, May 20. 

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrduuvqD8sE9MptqWdWAuTfqHc0_6VCyvn. Contact k.rhoton@mphpl.org for assistance with registration and Zoom.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Walk-in Craft Day - Mishawaka
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Children (Ages 3-11)

Summer's here and we're feeling crafty...are you? We'll have a wide selection of different types of crafts to choose from. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Aspiring Authors - Bittersweet
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursdays: June 3-July 29
(no session 7/1)

Adults (18+) 

Attention aspiring novelists: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL writer's group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. Participants are encouraged to bring their first chapter of an original work for presentation, praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

Note: While the Harris Branch is closed for construction, the group will meet at the Bittersweet Branch.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Walk-in Craft Day - Mishawaka
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Children (Ages 3-11)

Summer's here and we're feeling crafty...are you? We'll have a wide selection of different types of crafts to choose from. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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League of Legends - Virtual
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursdays: June 3-July 29

(no session 7/1)

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

Summoners unite! Want to keep your League skills sharp? Add our Programming Gamer Adam (IGN: Shadybug) as a friend on League and ask for an invite to the MPHPL League Discord Server.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Board Meeting - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Friday June 18, 2021
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Morning Makers - Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+) 

Join us on Zoom for a morning of conversation and crafting! For this session, we will create lighted beach wine bottles. Supplies are provided; participants will need to provide a glue gun/glue sticks.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpduipqT0sG9yrT8FZMLhr9CUxfrLbQczv to register. Registration is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday June 21, 2021
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Baby Storytime - Zoom
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Join Miss Kate for rhymes and stories perfect for the littlest of learners. This short program (approximately 20 minutes) is perfect for you and baby to share a special morning literacy moment. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions. Follow this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqfuigqj8rHd1u4NS8Aqwmac731FeYlqNk

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Lifelong Learning: Ice Cream - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Why should learning be reserved just for the kids? If you have an interest in learning new things, then join us to learn about a unique topic through short stories, videos, music, and more. This month, we'll be exploring the history of ice cream!

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkf-uqrj8tGNDmPgX2L3vqCl6sn2TEuin5. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen D&D - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: June 7-July 26 

(no session 6/28 or 7/5)

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons™! New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Passport Pals: Kenya - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 4-8)

Ready to travel the world? During this fun and informative session, you'll learn all about countries from around the world. This month, we'll be visiting Kenya! Craft, activity, and recipe resources will be provided so you can experience a little bit of the country from home.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdOGurzkrHNGvLzD4t-mwOYHeoQeQargn . Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday June 22, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Tuesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

This session is full.

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday mornings - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen Writing Group - Discord
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: June 1-July 27

(no session 6/29)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

Attention aspiring teen writers: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL Teen Writing  Group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. We meet via  Discord and newcomers are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion,  praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for an invite to our server!  

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday June 23, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Wednesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucOqsqT8tEtBAvZgE44jYdKM5c4NEEKnTDetails on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Wednesdays - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

June 16, 23, & 30; July 7 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceGgpzosE9Xk4FQhQRY7kaaOg4ATvcAb to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays: June 2-July 28

Teens (Grades 8-12)

In search of adventure? MPHPL will be running a weekly Dungeons and Dragons™ adventure for a group of girls seeking to test their mettle in a fantasy world of heroes and villains!  The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. Beginners are encouraged to join. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Join the Quest Girls and see what dangers and excitement lie ahead!

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday June 24, 2021
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Bittersweet Courtyard Grand Opening Celebration (Chalk the Walk)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All Ages (Families)

Summer has officially arrived! To celebrate, we're officially opening the Bittersweet courtyard with a morning of activities! Families are invited to 'Chalk the Walk' with reasons they love the library and book-related artwork, enjoy some magic tricks from Magician Kevin Wilson, get a cool balloon creation from balloon artist Mr. Derek, and cool off with Kona Ice. 

No registration is required. Adult caregivers must remain in the event space. Rain Date: Friday, June 25 - check our website/Facebook for updates.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Aspiring Authors - Bittersweet
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursdays: June 3-July 29
(no session 7/1)

Adults (18+) 

Attention aspiring novelists: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL writer's group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. Participants are encouraged to bring their first chapter of an original work for presentation, praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

Note: While the Harris Branch is closed for construction, the group will meet at the Bittersweet Branch.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Bittersweet Courtyard Grand Opening Celebration (Chalk the Walk)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

All Ages (Families)

Summer has officially arrived! To celebrate, we're officially opening the Bittersweet courtyard with a morning of activities! Families are invited to 'Chalk the Walk' with reasons they love the library and book-related artwork, enjoy some magic tricks from Magician Kevin Wilson, get a cool balloon creation from balloon artist Mr. Derek, and cool off with Kona Ice. 

No registration is required. Adult caregivers must remain in the event space. Rain Date: Friday, June 25 - check our website/Facebook for updates.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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League of Legends - Virtual
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursdays: June 3-July 29

(no session 7/1)

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

Summoners unite! Want to keep your League skills sharp? Add our Programming Gamer Adam (IGN: Shadybug) as a friend on League and ask for an invite to the MPHPL League Discord Server.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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3D Paper Crafts: Patriotic Rosette - Mishawaka/Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

* THIS EVENT IS FULL *

Adults (18+)

Join us at the Mishawaka Library or on Zoom to create a 3-dimension work of art made of paper. For this session, we will be creating a patriotic rosette, just in time for Independence Day! 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. In-Person Attendance note: Only adults will be let in the room for our in-person sessions due to room size/safety. If you have a child age 11 or under, please select the 'Virtual' option.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday June 25, 2021
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D&D Revenge of the Players - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Teens (Entering Grades 8-12)

Have you ever played in one of our teen D&D games? If so, now is your chance to DM a short adventure for your fellow players and full-time DM Shadybug! 

Email: a.russell@mphpl.org for set-up instructions, or message Shadybug#3895 on Discord for more information. 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Teen Crafternoon: Watermelon Earbud Holders - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Take a brain break and let your creativity flow! This month, we will be creating watermelon earbud holders.

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcuGgqzwtGNEvfnWFOE3thApfMxaulE-K

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra    c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday June 28, 2021
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Baby Storytime - Zoom
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Join Miss Kate for rhymes and stories perfect for the littlest of learners. This short program (approximately 20 minutes) is perfect for you and baby to share a special morning literacy moment. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions. Follow this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqfuigqj8rHd1u4NS8Aqwmac731FeYlqNk

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen D&D - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: June 7-July 26 

(no session 6/28 or 7/5)

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons™! New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Tuesday June 29, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Tuesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

This session is full.

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday mornings - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen Writing Group - Discord
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: June 1-July 27

(no session 6/29)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

Attention aspiring teen writers: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL Teen Writing  Group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. We meet via  Discord and newcomers are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion,  praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for an invite to our server!  

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Spice Club - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Want to spice up your meals? Join us for a monthly taste experience. Registrants will receive a sample pack of the spice of the month, a brief historical background, and a couple of recipes that highlight the spice's taste. Come and discuss your opinions, experience, and love (or hate) of the spice of the month. June's spice of the month is...Rosemary.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcuuvpjMpGde-Pc2vjl7GI8pBCEgnCzuF to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday June 30, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Wednesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucOqsqT8tEtBAvZgE44jYdKM5c4NEEKnTDetails on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Wednesdays - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

June 16, 23, & 30; July 7 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceGgpzosE9Xk4FQhQRY7kaaOg4ATvcAb to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays: June 2-July 28

Teens (Grades 8-12)

In search of adventure? MPHPL will be running a weekly Dungeons and Dragons™ adventure for a group of girls seeking to test their mettle in a fantasy world of heroes and villains!  The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. Beginners are encouraged to join. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Join the Quest Girls and see what dangers and excitement lie ahead!

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday July 1, 2021
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Walk-in Craft Day - Bittersweet
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Children (Ages 3-11)

Summer's here and we're feeling crafty...are you? We'll have a wide selection of different types of crafts to choose from. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Aspiring Authors - Bittersweet
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursdays: June 3-July 29
(no session 7/1)

Adults (18+) 

Attention aspiring novelists: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL writer's group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. Participants are encouraged to bring their first chapter of an original work for presentation, praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

Note: While the Harris Branch is closed for construction, the group will meet at the Bittersweet Branch.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Walk-in Craft Day - Bittersweet
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Children (Ages 3-11)

Summer's here and we're feeling crafty...are you? We'll have a wide selection of different types of crafts to choose from. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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League of Legends - Virtual
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursdays: June 3-July 29

(no session 7/1)

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

Summoners unite! Want to keep your League skills sharp? Add our Programming Gamer Adam (IGN: Shadybug) as a friend on League and ask for an invite to the MPHPL League Discord Server.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Tuesday July 6, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Tuesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

This session is full.

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday mornings - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen Writing Group - Discord
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: June 1-July 27

(no session 6/29)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

Attention aspiring teen writers: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL Teen Writing  Group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. We meet via  Discord and newcomers are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion,  praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for an invite to our server!  

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Tuesday afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

** This session is full. ** 

June 15, 22, & 29; July 6 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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DIY Cat Toys - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages 10+

It's time to entertain your purr-fect pet! With a little hot glue and imagination, we will make a yarn ball catnip toy and a musical feather stick. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdeioqDwqG9dLS6Hf9ggG7YQ_5-YGq3Gq to register. Registration is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday July 7, 2021
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Summer Storytime (Wednesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5) 

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! 

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucOqsqT8tEtBAvZgE44jYdKM5c4NEEKnTDetails on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Summer STEAM-in' - Wednesdays - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

June 16, 23, & 30; July 7 

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Gallop, slither, or fly on over to Zoom this summer, where we will explore a variety of animal-themed STEAM activities. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceGgpzosE9Xk4FQhQRY7kaaOg4ATvcAb to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Register once for all four weeks.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen Crafts & Games - Bittersweet
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens (Entering Grades 6-12)

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games. Feeling crafty instead? We'll have a variety of crafts to choose from. 

Registration is required. Adult caregivers must remain in the building for participants 11 years of age.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays: June 2-July 28

Teens (Grades 8-12)

In search of adventure? MPHPL will be running a weekly Dungeons and Dragons™ adventure for a group of girls seeking to test their mettle in a fantasy world of heroes and villains!  The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. Beginners are encouraged to join. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Join the Quest Girls and see what dangers and excitement lie ahead!

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday July 8, 2021
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A Celebration of Eric Carle - Bittersweet
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Children/Families

Join us to celebrate the work of Eric Carle and his impact on children and children's literature. After a puppet retelling of the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar, kids can experience the books interactively at our themed activity stations (recommended for ages 7 and under). Using Eric Carle's paper collage technique (and dot markers), participants will also have the chance to make their own caterpillar artpiece.

Registration is required. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Aspiring Authors - Bittersweet
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursdays: June 3-July 29
(no session 7/1)

Adults (18+) 

Attention aspiring novelists: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL writer's group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. Participants are encouraged to bring their first chapter of an original work for presentation, praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

Note: While the Harris Branch is closed for construction, the group will meet at the Bittersweet Branch.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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A Celebration of Eric Carle - Bittersweet
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Children/Families

Join us to celebrate the work of Eric Carle and his impact on children and children's literature. After a puppet retelling of the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar, kids can experience the books interactively at our themed activity stations (recommended for ages 7 and under). Using Eric Carle's paper collage technique (and dot markers), participants will also have the chance to make their own caterpillar artpiece.

Registration is required. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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League of Legends - Virtual
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursdays: June 3-July 29

(no session 7/1)

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

Summoners unite! Want to keep your League skills sharp? Add our Programming Gamer Adam (IGN: Shadybug) as a friend on League and ask for an invite to the MPHPL League Discord Server.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Friday July 9, 2021
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Middle Earth Adult Trivia Night - Zoom
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Think you're the smartest Tolkienite around? Show how well you know The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings during this Middle Earth trivia event! We'll be focusing mainly on the books (we are a library!) but there will also be questions about the popular film adaptations of these books, as well. Play on your own or get a group together (please no more than 6 people per group). A small prize will be given to the winner. Winner must be able to pick-up prize in-person.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsce6rrzspGNThDx2oMo13_IbuZydKh70o . Only one registration needed per team. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday July 12, 2021
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The Great American Road Trip: Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie (SC) - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 4-8) 

Buckle your seatbelts and get ready to travel around the United States! From the east coast to the west coast, we’ll discover some of the most fun and interesting places to visit right here in the USA and do a craft together before hitting the road for our next destination.  

Registration is required for each session. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcuqqpjksEtc9rFGKF_mE2zlUlXFC6v1-Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen D&D - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: June 7-July 26 

(no session 6/28 or 7/5)

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons™! New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Pet Rock Painting - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 3-11)

Did you know in the 80's it was all the rage to have a pet rock? You can find out what all the fuss was about by making your own! We'll be painting rocks to create our own unique pets. 

Registration is full.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday July 13, 2021
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Move 'n' Groove - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Move and groove with us on Zoom! This program is perfect for you and your little one to get your bodies in motion while having fun with silly songs. 

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc--pqjssEt3aC9tZ6gsy6yCR74ClLilr.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser    k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Yak, Snack, & Read - Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join one of our longest-running book clubs for a morning of book discussion and fellowship. Books may be picked up at the Harris Branch Adult Services desk. This month we will be reading The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson.

Interested in joining our morning book club? E-mail c.eskander@mphpl.org for assistance with registration and Zoom.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3301  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen Writing Group - Discord
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: June 1-July 27

(no session 6/29)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

Attention aspiring teen writers: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL Teen Writing  Group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. We meet via  Discord and newcomers are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion,  praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for an invite to our server!  

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Twilight Time Tales - Zoom
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Children (Ages 5 and Under)

Let MPHPL bring some pre-bedtime stories to your home with our once-a-month evening storytime. This month's theme is all about ice cream! Ms. Jen will share some of her favorite stories and provide a walkthrough of the themed craft. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkce2orjwqGtx6A2VJxVGG42dPHuJc8y8X to register. Details on when and where to pick-up craft supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday July 14, 2021
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Slime Day at Bittersweet (Morning Session)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Children & Teens

Ooey, gooey, squishy slime! We all love to play with it, but have you ever made your own? Come on down to the library for a fun and relaxing sensory experience where you get to make your very own batch of slime. Adult caregivers must remain in the event area for children 11 years and younger.

Registration is required and begins Monday, June 21. Register for one 20-minute session (one registration form per family). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Slime Day at Bittersweet (Afternoon Session)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children & Teens

Ooey, gooey, squishy slime! We all love to play with it, but have you ever made your own? Come on down to the library for a fun and relaxing sensory experience where you get to make your very own batch of slime. Adult caregivers must remain in the event area for children 11 years and younger.

Registration is required and begins Monday, June 21. Register for one 20-minute session (one registration form per family). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays: June 2-July 28

Teens (Grades 8-12)

In search of adventure? MPHPL will be running a weekly Dungeons and Dragons™ adventure for a group of girls seeking to test their mettle in a fantasy world of heroes and villains!  The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. Beginners are encouraged to join. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Join the Quest Girls and see what dangers and excitement lie ahead!

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday July 15, 2021
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Mug 'n' Muffin - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

This morning book club is going virtual! This month, we'll be reading and discussing Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Books will be available to pick-up from the Mishawaka Library beginning on Thursday, June 17.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtde-upzovGtDRFavNrmjAsV5DR6MwSVmc . Contact k.rhoton@mphpl.org for assistance with registration and Zoom.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Slime Day at Mishawaka (Morning Session)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Children & Teens

Ooey, gooey, squishy slime! We all love to play with it, but have you ever made your own? Come on down to the library for a fun and relaxing sensory experience where you get to make your very own batch of slime. Adult caregivers must remain in the event area for children 11 years and younger.

Registration is required and begins Monday, June 21. Register for one 20-minute session (one registration form per family). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Aspiring Authors - Bittersweet
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursdays: June 3-July 29
(no session 7/1)

Adults (18+) 

Attention aspiring novelists: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL writer's group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. Participants are encouraged to bring their first chapter of an original work for presentation, praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

Note: While the Harris Branch is closed for construction, the group will meet at the Bittersweet Branch.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Feline Felt Friends - Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Children (Entering Grades 3-5) 

Join us on Zoom to learn hand-sewing skills while also making a purr-fect keychain to put on your backpack, lunchbox, or lanyard. Participants will be supplied with pre-cut felt, thread, and a sewing needle. 

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkceCtrj4tGdwaHDFIj56K7olrl1TZL4-DDetails on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Slime Day at Mishawaka (Afternoon Session)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children & Teens

Ooey, gooey, squishy slime! We all love to play with it, but have you ever made your own? Come on down to the library for a fun and relaxing sensory experience where you get to make your very own batch of slime. Adult caregivers must remain in the event area for children 11 years and younger.

Registration is required and begins Monday, June 21. Register for one 20-minute session (one registration form per family). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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League of Legends - Virtual
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursdays: June 3-July 29

(no session 7/1)

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

Summoners unite! Want to keep your League skills sharp? Add our Programming Gamer Adam (IGN: Shadybug) as a friend on League and ask for an invite to the MPHPL League Discord Server.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Friday July 16, 2021
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Morning Makers - Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+) 

Join us on Zoom for a morning of conversation and crafting! For this session, we will create a miniature birdhouse.

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoceugpzksE9c-jv_58OdLw7bSEyIMZRtxDetails on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

In-Person Attendance note: Only adults will be let in the room for our in-person sessions due to room size/safety. If you have a child age 11 or under, please select the 'Virtual' option.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1705  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday July 17, 2021
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Dungeons & Dragons (for Adults) - Virtual Session
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Ages 18+ 

Are you an adult who’s desperate to get your Dungeons and Dragons fix? We understand that adulthood can make finding a group difficult, so we will be hosting a one-shot adventure for five heroes with the sternest of mettle!  Beginners are welcome. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for sign up details! 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Monday July 19, 2021
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Lifelong Learning: Canada - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Why should learning be reserved just for kids? If you have an interest in learning new things, then join us to learn more about a unique topic through short stories, videos, music, and more. This month, we'll explore our neighbors to the north, Canada!

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vf--upj8uE90jQ2qAyemhGu88zK3OOArQ.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen D&D - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: June 7-July 26 

(no session 6/28 or 7/5)

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons™! New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Passport Pals: Brazil - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 4-8)

Ready to travel the world? During this fun and informative session, we'll learn all about countries from around the world. This month, we'll be visiting Brazil! Craft, activity, and recipe resources will be provided so you can experience a little bit of the country from home.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-6orTsuGNCHZdoACAFwyW8PwU_a-3ip . Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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Teen Writing Group - Discord
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: June 1-July 27

(no session 6/29)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

Attention aspiring teen writers: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL Teen Writing  Group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. We meet via  Discord and newcomers are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion,  praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for an invite to our server!  

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Bendix Woods County Parks Presents: Birds of a Feather - Zoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children (Ages 3-11)

If you were an eagle, you could look out from the tenth floor of a skycraper and see an ant crawling on the ground! If you were a hummingbird, you could wave your arms fifty times a second! From ultra-light hollow bones to razor-sharp talons, birds have incredible adaptations that help them survive and thrive in all sorts of places. Join a St. Joseph County Park naturalist to investigate feathers, nests, and songs as we uncover the mysteries of the birds that share our cities, farms, and parks with us.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu-rqjoiE9Pxfe6WO2nTepiEhWRNtSQl to register.

Sponsored by 1st Source Bank

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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Let's Virtually Visit...San Diego Zoo - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

All Ages

Have you always wanted to visit the famous San Diego Zoo but have never had the opportunity? We have a solution for you! We'll be taking a virtual tour of this popular zoo over Zoom. We'll watch live feeds of various exhibits throughout the zoo and learn about the various animals that we see.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldO6sqzwpHNQUGD84NQY0NLUXtH8lfiDL.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays: June 2-July 28

Teens (Grades 8-12)

In search of adventure? MPHPL will be running a weekly Dungeons and Dragons™ adventure for a group of girls seeking to test their mettle in a fantasy world of heroes and villains!  The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. Beginners are encouraged to join. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Join the Quest Girls and see what dangers and excitement lie ahead!

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday July 22, 2021
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Aspiring Authors - Bittersweet
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursdays: June 3-July 29
(no session 7/1)

Adults (18+) 

Attention aspiring novelists: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL writer's group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. Participants are encouraged to bring their first chapter of an original work for presentation, praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

Note: While the Harris Branch is closed for construction, the group will meet at the Bittersweet Branch.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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League of Legends - Virtual
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursdays: June 3-July 29

(no session 7/1)

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

Summoners unite! Want to keep your League skills sharp? Add our Programming Gamer Adam (IGN: Shadybug) as a friend on League and ask for an invite to the MPHPL League Discord Server.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Monday July 26, 2021
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Teen D&D - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: June 7-July 26 

(no session 6/28 or 7/5)

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons™! New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Ask Mike the Appraiser: What It's Worth?
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Mike Ivankovich, host of the What It's Worth? Radio show in Philadelphia, will share how to determine value, do 1-on-1 appraisals, and present buying & selling tips/strategies throughout the program. Program is limited to 30 appraisals (one per participant); additional attendees are welcome to view and listen to the presentation.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce2vqT4jGtO7iZmlL8k-0LM-1URahXY8 to register. Appraisals are limited to MPHPL cardholders.

Sponsored by 1st Source Bank

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday July 27, 2021
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Teen Writing Group - Discord
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: June 1-July 27

(no session 6/29)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

Attention aspiring teen writers: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL Teen Writing  Group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. We meet via  Discord and newcomers are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion,  praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org for an invite to our server!  

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Teen Gaming - Mishawaka
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens (Entering Grades 6-12)

Join us for teen gaming!  Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Spice Club - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Want to spice up your meals? Join us for a monthly taste experience. Registrants will receive a sample pack of the spice of the month, a brief historical background, and a couple of recipes that highlight the spice's taste. Come and discuss your opinions, experience, and love (or hate) of the spice of the month. July's spice of the month is...Cilantro.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-mqqj0pG9b6AMSdkduPV331W9wNBgRw to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday July 28, 2021
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Zoo to You - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children (All Ages)

What makes an owl a bird? Or a lizard a reptile? Or an armadillo a mammal? Find out in this immersive program about animal classifications iwth our friends from the Potawatomi Zoo, including some special animal appearances. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc-uuqDouGNEXTi-wS6mXUcoPbpoKdnUC to register.

Sponsored by 1st Source Bank

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesdays: June 2-July 28

Teens (Grades 8-12)

In search of adventure? MPHPL will be running a weekly Dungeons and Dragons™ adventure for a group of girls seeking to test their mettle in a fantasy world of heroes and villains!  The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. Beginners are encouraged to join. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Join the Quest Girls and see what dangers and excitement lie ahead!

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday July 29, 2021
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End of Summer Celebration at Hillis Hans Park
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children & Families

Summer is underway and we're heading out to Hillis Hans Park to enjoy it! Bring the family and a picnic, and we'll provide chalk so you can turn the sidewalk into your own masterpiece. From 10:45-11 am, we'll play some kids' music and have a dance party.

In the case of rain, this event will be cancelled. Check our website or Facebook page for details.

No registration is required; RSVP for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  programming@mphpl.org
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Aspiring Authors - Bittersweet
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursdays: June 3-July 29
(no session 7/1)

Adults (18+) 

Attention aspiring novelists: weary of toiling alone? Join the MPHPL writer's group to share your victories and struggles with a gathering of peers. Participants are encouraged to bring their first chapter of an original work for presentation, praise, and critique. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

Note: While the Harris Branch is closed for construction, the group will meet at the Bittersweet Branch.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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End of Summer Celebration at Hillis Hans Park
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children & Families

Summer is underway and we're heading out to Hillis Hans Park to enjoy it! Bring the family and a picnic, and we'll provide chalk so you can turn the sidewalk into your own masterpiece. From 2:45-3 pm, we'll play some kids' music and have a dance party.

In the case of rain, this event will be cancelled. Check our website or Facebook page for details.

No registration is required; RSVP for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  programming@mphpl.org
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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League of Legends - Virtual
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursdays: June 3-July 29

(no session 7/1)

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

Summoners unite! Want to keep your League skills sharp? Add our Programming Gamer Adam (IGN: Shadybug) as a friend on League and ask for an invite to the MPHPL League Discord Server.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Friday July 30, 2021
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Teen Crafternoon: Mandala Art - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Take a brain break and let your creativity flow! This month, we will be creating mandala art.

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucOyprTgjHdOXvjmp5Y7H0QwC7XePZNo4 to register.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday August 19, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday September 16, 2021
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Board Meeting - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Board Meeting - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

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