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Monday January 20, 2020
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Ask a Lawyer - Mishawaka
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Attorneys from the Volunteer Lawyers Network, Inc. will provide free legal advice to the public on a first come, first served basis. Bring all pertinent information and documents. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Grades 6-12

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for 5 aspiring heroes to join us every Monday for Dungeons & Dragons! New players are encouraged, and the first meeting will handle the basics of character creation. Huzzah! 

Registration is required. Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season. If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open to another player.

Note: No session 12/30 or 2/17 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Please note that for this week only, Harris storytime is moved to our Bittersweet Branch (602 Bittersweet Road) due to building maintenance at the Harris Branch.

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Please note that for this week only, Harris storytime is moved to our Bittersweet Branch (602 Bittersweet Road) due to building maintenance at the Harris Branch.

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Please note that for this week only, Harris STEAM Squad is moved to our Bittersweet Branch (602 Bittersweet Road) due to building maintenance at the Harris Branch.

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Please note that for this week only, Harris storytime is moved to our Bittersweet Branch (602 Bittersweet Road) due to building maintenance at the Harris Branch.

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Eva: A-7063 - Mishawaka
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, join MPHPL, the Kurt and Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Rememberance at Temple Beth-El, and the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley for a viewing of the documentary Eva: A-7063. Eva Kor, an Indiana resident and Romanian-born survivor of the Holocaust, shared her message of forgiveness and her incredible journey towards healing with the world before her passing in 2019.  A brief discussion will follow the documentary. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services  574-259-5277 x1300  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 6-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games to play.

Please note:  Registrants that are under the age of 12 must have an adult caregiver remain in the building for the duration of the program or have a sibling age 14 or older also attending the event.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Aspiring Authors - Harris
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

No registration is required. 

Note: No session 12/26

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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League of Legends - Mishawaka
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens 13+

Summoners unite! Stop by and play League of Legends in the Friends Learning Center. Space is limited to 10 players. 

Registration for this season's league is required.  Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season.  If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open for a new registrant.

Note: No session 12/26 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Squishy Circuit Science- Part 1 - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Do you LOVE Squishy Circuits®? Never heard of them, but want to learn how they work? Join us at the Harris Branch for a truly electrifying two-part program. On day one, we will be discussing the science behind Squishy Circuits® while making a batch of our own dough! So bring your thinking cap and come ready to mix, measure, and get your hands messy. On day two, we will be using our homemade dough for a build off! You bring the imagination, and we’ll bring the rest! Adult caregivers may leave the room but must remain in the library.

Registration is required; attendance is expected for both sessions. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Genealogy Roundtable - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us as we work together to discover our family stories. Come with your questions, and share your knowledge. All family history researchers are welcome.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Friday January 24, 2020
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Squishy Circuit Science- Part 2 - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Do you LOVE Squishy Circuits®? Never heard of them, but want to learn how they work? Join us at the Harris Branch for a truly electrifying two-part program. On day one, we will be discussing the science behind Squishy Circuits® while making a batch of our own dough! So bring your thinking cap and come ready to mix, measure, and get your hands messy. On day two, we will be using our homemade dough for a build off! You bring the imagination, and we’ll bring the rest! Adult caregivers may leave the room but must remain in the library.

Registration is required (found under the 1/23 date); attendance is expected for both sessions. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!  Teen volunteers help create teen programs, advise on the collection, and help with other library projects.  Check out a meeting to learn more!

Please note:  Registrants in 6th grade that are under the age of 12 must have the parent remain in the building for the duration of the program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday January 27, 2020
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Morning Makers: DIY Cheese-Harris
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Adult

Join us for a morning of homemade cheese making! This morning we will try out some traditional and vegan versions of the yummy dairy (or not so dairy) treats. 

Registration is required

CONTACT:  Reannin Soule  (574) 259-5277 x1703  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Advance Care Planning with Honoring Choices Indiana - Bittersweet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Everyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to have an advance directive, or at least have someone designated to speak for you in the event – even temporarily – that you cannot speak for yourself. Come and learn more about why advance care planning is important and how to complete an advance directive document to let your loved ones and your medical care givers know exactly what your wishes are so they can be honored.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Grades 6-12

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for 5 aspiring heroes to join us every Monday for Dungeons & Dragons! New players are encouraged, and the first meeting will handle the basics of character creation. Huzzah! 

Registration is required. Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season. If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open to another player.

Note: No session 12/30 or 2/17 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Chip Challenge - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Teens (12+) & Adults

Think you’re the chip master? Put your taste buds to the test at our Chip Challenge! A small prize will be given to the person who successfully guesses the most chip flavors.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Tom's Vintage Toys Presents: Toy Collecting 101 - Bittersweet
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

CANCELLED

Teens (12+) & Adults

Do you love toys as much as we do? Or maybe you just love things that make you feel nostalgic? Then join us for this fun event! Tom’s Vintage Toys will be joining us to discuss toy collecting and answer any questions you may have about this nostalgic hobby.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Aspiring Authors - Harris
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

No registration is required. 

Note: No session 12/26

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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League of Legends - Mishawaka
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens 13+

Summoners unite! Stop by and play League of Legends in the Friends Learning Center. Space is limited to 10 players. 

Registration for this season's league is required.  Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season.  If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open for a new registrant.

Note: No session 12/26 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Cricut 101: T-Shirt Design - Harris
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Participants will receive an overview of Cricut Design Space™ and use the program to create a vinyl transfer for a t-shirt. Participants should bring a new cotton t-shirt.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Cricut 101: T-Shirt Design - Harris
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Participants will receive an overview of Cricut Design Space™ and use the program to create a vinyl transfer for a t-shirt. Participants should bring a new cotton t-shirt.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Monday February 3, 2020
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Morning Makers: Floral Yarn Wreath - Bittersweet
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of muffins, coffee, and a DIY masterpiece. Regardless of whether the groundhog predicted an early spring, we will get ready for better weather by creating a floral yarn wreath that looks perfect on a door. Supplies will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Grades 6-12

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for 5 aspiring heroes to join us every Monday for Dungeons & Dragons! New players are encouraged, and the first meeting will handle the basics of character creation. Huzzah! 

Registration is required. Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season. If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open to another player.

Note: No session 12/30 or 2/17 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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If You Build It - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Ages (Birth-5th Grade)

Join us for this building block program where the only limit is your imagination! Create a unique masterpiece with Legos, Duplos, Keva blocks, Interstar Rings, and more. Adult caregivers must remain in the room with children ages birth to 2nd grade. 3rd-5th graders may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library.

No registration is required. Register for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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e-Fight Club - Mishawaka
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Choose your fighter!  Dash, jump, or super combo your way to the Mishawaka Library for friendly one on one matches with fellow fighting gamers.

Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat 11 will be featured, with other fighting games anticipated.  Attendees are not required to bring their own pad or stick, but it is recommended. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 6-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games to play.

Please note:  Registrants that are under the age of 12 must have an adult caregiver remain in the building for the duration of the program or have a sibling age 14 or older also attending the event.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 13 spaces available.
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Aspiring Authors - Harris
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

No registration is required. 

Note: No session 12/26

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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League of Legends - Mishawaka
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens 13+

Summoners unite! Stop by and play League of Legends in the Friends Learning Center. Space is limited to 10 players. 

Registration for this season's league is required.  Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season.  If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open for a new registrant.

Note: No session 12/26 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Friday February 7, 2020
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Glow in the Dark Teen Lock-in - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join us as we turn off the lights and brighten the night with glow sticks! Activities will include glow art, glow dancing, Pictionary™, and classic games with a glow twist.  Participants are encouraged to bring an old white t-shirt.

Registration is required.

         

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 15 spaces available.
Saturday February 8, 2020
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Dungeons and Dragons - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Adults (18+)

Are you an adult who’s desperate to get your Dungeons and Dragons fix? We understand that finding a group can be difficult, so we will be hosting one-shot campaigns for five heroes with the sternest of mettle! Attendees will be allowed to prepare a 6th level character in advance using ONLY the 5E Player’s Handbook as a resource.  For those registrants unable to do so, a pre-made character will be provided. Beginners are welcome.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders

CONTACT:  Adam Ruseell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Monday February 10, 2020
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Happy Warm Hearts Day - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 7

Celebrate the friends in your life! Make a craft to share and enjoy stories, activities, games, and silly songs. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Grades 6-12

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for 5 aspiring heroes to join us every Monday for Dungeons & Dragons! New players are encouraged, and the first meeting will handle the basics of character creation. Huzzah! 

Registration is required. Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season. If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open to another player.

Note: No session 12/30 or 2/17 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Chocolate School - Harris
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Come celebrate the holiday by making chocolate treats to give to your valentine – or keep them all for yourself! Be prepared to get a little messy. 

Please list food alergies and their severity on the registration form. (i.e. "can't eat peanuts" vs "can't be in the same room as peanuts")

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3701  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Yak, Snack & Read - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

New members are welcome to join Harris’ morning book club!  Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.  

This month's selection is The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

No registration is required; register for an e-mail reminder.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3301  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Snazzy Nail Art - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 4-7

Come to the library and get away from it all with a little spa treatment. You can learn a basic design you can do at home. Nail polish, tools, and other supplies will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring a favorite color with you. 

Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of 12.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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American Heritage Roundtable - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for special guest speakers highlighting important moments and figures in area history.

This month's topic...

James Lewis Casaday: A Costumer, a Collection, and a Community - presented by Greta Fisher

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Anime & Manga Club - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades 6-12

Calling all Anime/Manga Fans! Come to the library to discuss your favorite series and shows. Meet new people and make new friends. 

Please note: Registrants that are under the age of 12 must have an adult caregiver remain in the building for the duration of the program or have a sibling age 14 or older also attending the event.

 Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Aspiring Authors - Harris
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

No registration is required. 

Note: No session 12/26

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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League of Legends - Mishawaka
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens 13+

Summoners unite! Stop by and play League of Legends in the Friends Learning Center. Space is limited to 10 players. 

Registration for this season's league is required.  Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season.  If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open for a new registrant.

Note: No session 12/26 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Galentine's Night Out - Harris
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

What’s Galentine’s Day? Only the best day of the year! Come celebrate this day of friendship with us as we decorate cupcakes and make a simply lovely craft. Materials will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday February 14, 2020
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Happy Warm Hearts Day - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 7

Celebrate the friends in your life! Make a craft to share and enjoy stories, activities, games, and silly songs. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Messy Munchkins - Bittersweet
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Birth-Age 5

It's time to get MESSY! Let your imagination run wild as you create with different types of dough! Roll, knead, mix, mash, and mold a fantastic creation. Adult caregivers must remain in the room and are expected to participate.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 6-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games to play.

Please note:  Registrants that are under the age of 12 must have an adult caregiver remain in the building for the duration of the program or have a sibling age 14 or older also attending the event.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 14 spaces available.
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Messy Munchkins - Mishawaka
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Birth-Age 5

It's time to get MESSY! let your imagination run wild as you create with different types of dough! Roll, knead, mix, mash and mold a fantastic creation. Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room and participate.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Mug n' Muffin - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Enjoy coffee and a muffin as we discuss the book of the month. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.

This month's book selection is The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma.

No registration is required; register for an e-mail reminder.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Aspiring Authors - Harris
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

No registration is required. 

Note: No session 12/26

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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League of Legends - Mishawaka
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens 13+

Summoners unite! Stop by and play League of Legends in the Friends Learning Center. Space is limited to 10 players. 

Registration for this season's league is required.  Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season.  If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open for a new registrant.

Note: No session 12/26 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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If You Build It - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Ages (Birth-5th Grade)

Join us for this building block program where the only limit is your imagination! Create a unique masterpiece with Legos, Duplos, Keva blocks, Interstar Rings, and more. Adult caregivers must remain in the room with children ages birth to 2nd grade. 3rd-5th graders may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library.

No registration is required. Register for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.cullison@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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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 February 21, 2020
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Suminagashi Dyed Pillowcases- Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 4-7

Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese are of water marbling, and for this monts tween time we will be giving it a try! Bring a pillow case and be ready to experiment with this ancient art in new and unique ways. Adult caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 13 spaces available.
Saturday February 22, 2020
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D&D Miniature Painting - Harris
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens (12+) & Adults

Nothing brings the Dungeons and Dragons world to life more than the creatures that inhabit it – and playing with painted miniatures, representing your mighty heroes or foul monster makes the adventure come to life in front of you! 

A small selection of miniatures and paints will be provided.
 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Monday February 24, 2020
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Move 'n' Groove - Bittersweet
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Birth-Age 3 

Come to the library and get in motion! Enjoy moving and grooving with fun and silly songs. Dance time will be followed by simple cool-down stretches. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Senior Sessions: I Have to Go to Rehab...Now What? - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

In the case of a severe illness or condition, spending time in a rehabilitation center may be needed. This is often a scary and overwhelming change seniors have to face. Join us as The Journey Ahead Council shares tips to help you navigate the decisions you’ll need to make in the event you are ever faced with this challenge. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Grades 6-12

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for 5 aspiring heroes to join us every Monday for Dungeons & Dragons! New players are encouraged, and the first meeting will handle the basics of character creation. Huzzah! 

Registration is required. Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season. If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open to another player.

Note: No session 12/30 or 2/17 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Morning Makers: DIY Coasters - Harris
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of muffins, coffee, and a DIY masterpiece. Using the acrylic pour painting method, participants will create a set of four coasters.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Family Game Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

All Ages

Game on! We’ll have a variety of family-friendly tabletop board and card games as well as our Nintendo Switch™ consoles. Come solo or bring the whole family!

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Move 'n' Groove - Mishawaka
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 3

Come to the library and get in motion! Enjoy moving and grooving with fun and silly songs. Dance time will be followed by simple cool-down stretches. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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Volunteer Day - Bittersweet
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teens (12+) and Adults

You might not believe it, but spring is on its way! Join us for preparing crafts and stuffing goodie bags for our annual Spring Egg-stravaganza. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3701  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Move 'n' Groove - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 3

Come to the library and get in motion! Enjoy moving and grooving with fun and silly songs. Dance time will be followed by simple cool-down stretches. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Aspiring Authors - Harris
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

No registration is required. 

Note: No session 12/26

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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League of Legends - Mishawaka
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens 13+

Summoners unite! Stop by and play League of Legends in the Friends Learning Center. Space is limited to 10 players. 

Registration for this season's league is required.  Register once (found under the 12/02/19 date) to enroll for the entire December-February season.  If a registered player misses two consecutive sessions without notifying the library, their spot will be open for a new registrant.

Note: No session 12/26 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  574-259-5277 x1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Genealogy Roundtable - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us as we work together to discover our family stories. Come with your questions, and share your knowledge. All family history researchers are welcome.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Friday February 28, 2020
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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!  Teen volunteers help create teen programs, advise on the collection, and help with other library projects.  Check out a meeting to learn more!

Please note:  Registrants in 6th grade that are under the age of 12 must have the parent remain in the building for the duration of the program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday February 29, 2020
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The Impossible Day: Leap Year STEAM - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades K-2

Leap year comes and then disappears once every four years. This program will impress you with STEAM projects that, like Leap Year Day, disappear. Join us at the library for stories, bubble-making, and disappearing snowmen! Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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The Impossible Day: Leap Year STEAM - Mishawaka
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades K-2

Leap year comes and then disappears once every four years. This program will impress you with STEAM projects that, like Leap Year Day, disappear. Join us at the library for stories, bubble-making, and disappearing snowmen! Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 25 spaces available.
Monday March 2, 2020
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Morning Makers: Paper Quilt Squares - Bittersweet
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of muffins, coffee, and a DIY masterpiece. Choose your patterns and piece together a paper quilt block. Supplies (including frames) will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Minecraft Monday - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades 6 & 7

Join us to play Minecraft™ on the library’s server. New and experienced players are welcome. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12.

Registration is required for each session.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Morning Makers: Picture Frame Pincushions - Harris
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Are you handy with a sewing machine or embroidery floss but have too many pins and needles to keep track of? This Morning Makers is the perfect opportunity for you to make a pincushion home for all of your crafting needs! Supplies will be provided. 

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3701  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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If You Build It - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Ages (Birth-5th Grade)

Join us for this building block program where the only limit is your imagination! Create a unique masterpiece with Legos, Duplos, Keva blocks, Interstar Rings, and more. Adult caregivers must remain in the room with children ages birth to 2nd grade. 3rd-5th graders may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library.

No registration is required. Register for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 8-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Super Secret Spy School - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Grades K-5

Are you sneaky like a spy? Do you like spy books and movies and want to try being a Private Eye yourself? At this top secret program, you’ll learn the ins and outs of being a great spy: Morse code, reading invisible ink messages, and identifying shoe prints! Children may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Crafternoon: Washi Tape Cereal Box Organizers - Bittersweet
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens Ages (12+)

Are you a creative person and need a space to practice in? Come to the library and get your craft on. Supplies will be provided. 

Please note: Registrants that are under the age of 12 must have an adult caregiver remain in the building for the duration of the program or have a sibling age 14 or older also attending the event.

March 4 Craft: Washi Tape Cereal Box Organizers 

Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Max & Ruby Playdate - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 7

Join us for a playdate with two of our favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby!  Enjoy stories, play activities to earn Bunny Scout badges, and create Max & Ruby puppets. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 9, 2020
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March with the Dinosaurs - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age7 

March your way to the library to see everyone’s favorite ancient lizards, the dinosaurs! Stomp to songs, roar for stories, and enjoy games and activities. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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March with the Dinosaurs - Harris
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age7 

March your way to the library to see everyone’s favorite ancient lizards, the dinosaurs! Stomp to songs, roar for stories, and enjoy games and activities. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Yak, Snack, & Read - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us for Harris’ morning book club!  Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.  

This month's book selection is: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

No registration is required; register for an e-mail reminder.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3301  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Mario Day - Mishawaka
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All Ages

Travel down Rainbow Road to the library with the whole family to celebrate Mario Day! Dress as your favorite character from the Mushroom Kingdom and get in on the action! We will have the Nintendo Switch™ available, as well as a variety of other activities commemorating Mario and all of his friends and nemeses.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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American Heritage Roundtable - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for special guest speakers highlighting important moments and figures in area history.

This month's topic...

The Lincoln Highway - presented by Ed Chamberlin

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Minecraft Mania - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-5

Join us in the Friends Learning Center to play Minecraft on the library's server. New and experienced players are welcome. Children may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday March 12, 2020
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All Aboard with Thomas and Friends!- Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 7

Trembling tracks... join us as we celebrate our favorite tank engine and his friends! Enjoy train-themed games, activities, a craft, and more. Adults caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Friday March 13, 2020
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All Aboard with Thomas and Friends!- Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth- Age 7

Trembling tracks... join us as we celebrate our favorite tank engine and his friends! Enjoy train-themed games, activities, a craft, and more. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday March 14, 2020
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Next Step Learning Free Literacy Screening - Mishawaka
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ages 7+

Reading skill consists of three components: speed, accuracy, and comprehension.  Next Step Learning will be administering a free reading screening to gauge these skills using the Gray Oral Reading Test, the benchmark test in these three reading components.  The results will provide caregivers with a detailed, quantitative look at their child’s strengths and weaknesses relative to their peers. 

Caregivers can register for a 20-minute session.

CONTACT:  Monicah Fratena  574-259-5277 x3401  m.fratena@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Book Folding 101: 3D Hedgehog - Harris
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teens (12+) & Adults

Give new life to old books! Learn how to fold a book into a 3D hedgehog. Using the provided supplies, decorate your finished piece to give your hedgehog its own unique personality.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Pi Day Celebration - Harris
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 6-12

Can you think of a better way to celebrate Pi Day than by making pies? – We can’t! Participants will create a pizza pie bagel and a graham cracker pudding pie with cool whip.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 16, 2020
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Passport Pals - Harris
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 7

Ready to travel the world? We’ll explore a new country every month through stories, music, games, and crafts. Each child will get a passport that they can use to collect stamps from the countries we visit. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

March 16: Egypt

April 20: Japan

May 18: Mexico

Registration is required. Register once (found under the 3/16/2020 date) for all three sessions.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Weather Watchers - Bittersweet
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K - 2nd  

Lightnning, thunder, hail... oh my! Learn about how different storms are made and the science behind them. Be prepared to get a little messy. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Wonders of Weather - Harris
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth - Age 7

Learn about the wonders of weather with activities based on the water cycle. Be prepared to get a little messy. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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DIY Tornado Bottles - Harris
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-5

If you’ve ever wanted to see a tornado up close, creating a tornado in a bottle is the safest way to experience it. Learn the science behind tornadoes and then take your tornado bottle creation home to share your knowledge with your friends and family! Supplies will be provided. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 8-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Wonders of Weather - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth - Age 7

Learn about the wonders of weather with activities based on the water cycle. Be prepared to get a little messy. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Mug n' Muffin - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Enjoy coffee and a muffin as we discuss the book of the month. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.

This month's book selection is: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

No registration is required; register for an e-mail reminder.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Wonders of Weather - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth - Age 7 

Learn about the wonders of weather with activites bases on the water cycle. Be prepared to get a little messy. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Gears, Gears, Gears! - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-5

Have you ever wondered how gears work? Have you ever tried making your own? Come visit our Makerspace for an hour of fun with gears! We’ll be making our own gears and putting them to work for us. Participants may enter the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 March 20, 2020
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Tween Time: 8-Bit Candy Art - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 4-7

Game on! Using M&M’s™, create a classic 8-bit video game character. Participants can choose between Mario, Link, Sonic, or Pacman. Candy and patterns will be provided. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 23, 2020
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Spring Cleaning Walk-in Craft Day-Mishawaka
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Birth- Grade 5

Spring is here and that means it's time to clean-up! Help us make room in our cupboards by bringing your friends and family to see what we've found for you to make and take. Adult caregivers must remain in the room

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Senior Sessions: I'm Downsizing...Please Help Me! - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

The kids are grown, upkeep continues to rise, and health issues may make it hard to navigate your current home.  If you are faced with the decision of whether or not to downsize, join us as The Journey Ahead Council shares tips to help you navigate the downsizing process. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Spring Cleaning Walk-in Craft Day-Harris
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Birth- Grade 5

Spring is here and that means it's time to clean-up! Help us make room in our cupboards by bringing you friends and family to see what we've found for you to make and take. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Morning Makers: DIY Jar Luminaries - Harris
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of crafting as we make beautiful luminaries using only paint and a mason jar. Pre-printed stencils will be available, but feel free to bring your own. All other supplies will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x 3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Get Your Game On - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 6 & 7

Join us for middle grade gaming!  Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games. (Please note: teens in grades 8-12 who are accompanying a younger sibling in grade 6 or 7 are able to register). Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12 unless participant is accompanied by a sibling 14 or older.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday March 26, 2020
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Spring Cleaning Walk-in Craft Day-Bittersweet
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Birth- Grade 5

Spring is here and that means it's time to clean-up! Help us make room in our cupboards by bringing your friends and family to see what we've found for you to make and take. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Friday March 27, 2020
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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!  Teen volunteers help create teen programs, advise on the collection, and help with other library projects.  Check out a meeting to learn more!

Please note:  Registrants in 6th grade that are under the age of 12 must have the parent remain in the building for the duration of the program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday March 28, 2020
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Free Practice SAT Test - Mishawaka
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Grades 9-12

MPHPL and Sylvan Learning Center are teaming up to provide high school students with an opportunity to take a free SAT practice test. The assessment will be proctored at the library, courtesy of Sylvan Learning Center.  Space is limited.  Registration is required. Students should bring a #2 pencil and a calculator.

 

After the test, teens and their parents can contact Sylvan (574) 254-1055 to receive their personalized results.

CONTACT:  Stephanie Maggart  (574) 259-5277 x1401  s.maggart@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Aging & Wellness Resource Fair - Mishawaka
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for this FREE Aging & Wellness Resource Fair! You'll find information to assist you in navigating Community-Based Services for Michiana's Aging Population.

Presentations:

*What is the difference between Medicare, Medicaid & Medicaid Waiver

*Services to assist you age in place, and when that is no longer an option... what is the difference between Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing.

*Meal Planning & Healthy Eating on a Budget

*Vendors, Raffles and much more....

 

Presented by Aging Connections & the Mishawaka Business Association.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Monday March 30, 2020
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Will it Waffle? - Harris
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Have you ever tried to make brownies with a waffle iron? How about pizza? We’re about to find out just what happens when we try to cook with nothing but a waffle iron! Be prepared to get a little messy and have a whole lot of fun. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Spring Egg-stravaganza- Harris
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Birth- Age 5

Hop over to the library for some fun! Enjoy stories, egg-citing musical activities, and a craft. Afterwards, join in the egg hunt for a small prize! Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration in required. 

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Egg-streme Explorers-Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5

Get hands-on with "egg-stremely" fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Afterwards, join in the egg hunt for a small prize! Adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Pop-Tart® Taste Off - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

All Ages

Test your Pop Tart® knowledge – can you tell the difference between cherry and strawberry? Chocolate chip and chocolate fudge? The person who can identify the most flavors will win a small prize.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Spring Egg-stravaganza- Mishawaka
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Birth-Age 5

Hop over to the library for some fun! Enjoy stories, egg-citing musical activities, and a craft. Afterwards, join in the egg hunt for a small prize! Adult Caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Egg-streme Explorers-Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5

Get hands-on with "egg-stremely" fun Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Afterwards, join in the egg hunt for a small prize! Adult caregivers must reamin in the library.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Crafternoon: Initial String Wrap Art - Bittersweet
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens Ages (12+)

Are you a creative person and need a space to practice in? Come to the library and get your craft on. Supplies will be provided. 

Please note: Registrants that are under the age of 12 must have an adult caregiver remain in the building for the duration of the program or have a sibling age 14 or older also attending the event.

April 1: Initial String Wrap Art 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday April 2, 2020
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Spring Egg-stravaganza- Bittersweet
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Birth- Age 5

Hop over to the library for some fun! Enjoy stories, egg-citing musical activities, and a craft. Afterwards, join in the egg hunt for a small prize! Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Egg-streme Explorers-Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5

Get hands-on with 'egg-stremely" fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Afterwards, join in the egg hunt for a small prize! Adult caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Friday April 3, 2020
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Flashlight Egg Hunt Teen Lock-in - Bittersweet
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Grades 6-12

Join us for our 5th annual egg hunt! Bring a flashlight and join the quest to find hidden eggs full of candy. Glow-in-the-dark eggs will contain surprises. Find the glitter egg to receive the grand prize! 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday April 4, 2020
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Rockin' Ramen - Harris
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grades 8-12

Think you love ramen as much as we do? Then join us for an afternoon filled with ramen. We will have a variety of spices, sauces, and more that you can add to your noodles to make your own unique ramen creation. Keep it simple or go crazy, the choice is yours!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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DIY Spring Jewelry - Bittersweet
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Using glass and metal beads, create a wrap bracelet and a pair of spring fling dangle earrings. Supplies will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 6, 2020
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Trolls Dance Party - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Birth - Age 7 

I can’t stop the feeling that there is fun to be had! Come join the party and enjoy songs and games celebrating Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the gang. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Trolls Dance Party - Bittersweet
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Birth - Age 7 

I can’t stop the feeling that there is fun to be had! Come join the party and enjoy songs and games celebrating Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the gang. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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The ROZ Puppets Present The Frog Prince - Bittersweet
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

All Ages

April is National Frog Month and what better way to celebrate than another fantastic retelling of The Frog Prince with a classic ROZ Puppets twist!

Free tickets are required for this program and will be available at the Bittersweet Youth Services desk beginning Monday, March 23.

Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants under 12. Due to the popularity of this show, the last 50 tickets will be held for MPHPL cardholders (please bring your library card when you pick up tickets). Limit ten tickets per adult.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Minecraft Monday - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades 6 & 7

Join us to play Minecraft™ on the library’s server. New and experienced players are welcome. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12.

Registration is required for each session.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Spring Break Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Birth-Age 5

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and more!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad: Spring Break Edition - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages 5-11

Too old for storytime, but can’t stay home alone? Have no fear, the library is here! Explore a variety of STEAM activities. Children may come into the room independently; adults must remain in the library.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Spring Break Storytime - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Birth-Age 5

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and more!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad: Spring Break Edition - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

Too old for storytime, but can’t stay home alone? Have no fear, the library is here! Explore a variety of STEAM activities. Children may come into the room independently; adults must remain in the library.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Zoo to You - Mishawaka
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

All Ages

Join us for another fantastic visit from our friends at the Potawatomi Zoo. We’ll view and learn about three of the zoo’s special animal friends, including Lenny the Sloth!

Free tickets are required for this program and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, March 23.

Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants under 12. Due to the popularity of this show, the last 50 tickets will be held for MPHPL cardholders (please bring your library card when you pick up tickets). Limit ten tickets per adult.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Zoo to You - Mishawaka
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

All Ages

Join us for another fantastic visit from our friends at the Potawatomi Zoo. We’ll view and learn about three of the zoo’s special animal friends, including Lenny the Sloth!

Free tickets are required for this program and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, March 23.

Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants under 12. Due to the popularity of this show, the last 50 tickets will be held for MPHPL cardholders (please bring your library card when you pick up tickets). Limit ten tickets per adult.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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If You Build It - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Ages (Birth-5th Grade)

Join us for this building block program where the only limit is your imagination! Create a unique masterpiece with Legos, Duplos, Keva blocks, Interstar Rings, and more. Adult caregivers must remain in the room with children ages birth to 2nd grade. 3rd-5th graders may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library.

No registration is required. Register for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 8-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Spring Break Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Birth-Age 5

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and more!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad: Spring Break Edition - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages 5-11

Too old for storytime, but can’t stay home alone? Have no fear, the library is here! Explore a variety of STEAM activities. Children may come into the room independently; adults must remain in the library.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad: Spring Break Edition - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

Too old for storytime, but can’t stay home alone? Have no fear, the library is here! Explore a variety of STEAM activities. Children may come into the room independently; adults must remain in the library.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Spring Break Storytime - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Birth-Age 5

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and more!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Minecraft Mania - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-5

Join us in the Friends Learning Center to play Minecraft on the library's server. New and experienced players are welcome. Children may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday April 9, 2020
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Spring Break Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Birth-Age 5

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and more!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad: Spring Break Edition - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages 5-11

Too old for storytime, but can’t stay home alone? Have no fear, the library is here! Explore a variety of STEAM activities. Children may come into the room independently; adults must remain in the library.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Spring Break Storytime - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Birth-Age 5

Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and more!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad: Spring Break Edition - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

Too old for storytime, but can’t stay home alone? Have no fear, the library is here! Explore a variety of STEAM activities. Children may come into the room independently; adults must remain in the library.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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The ROZ Puppets Present The Frog Prince - Harris
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

All Ages

April is National Frog Month and what better way to celebrate than another fantastic retelling of The Frog Prince with a classic ROZ Puppets twist!

Free tickets are required for this program and will be available at the Harris Youth Services desk beginning Monday, March 23.

Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants under 12. Due to the popularity of this show, the last 50 tickets will be held for MPHPL cardholders (please bring your library card when you pick up tickets). Limit ten tickets per adult.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Mix-n-Make Mocktail Party - Harris
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Why should the kids get to have all the fun during spring break? Take a night off with this adults-only event to help you relax at the end of a busy spring break. We’re getting together for some exclusively grown-up fun! We’ll be mixing up our own mocktails and enjoying some more mature company and conversation. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3701  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Friday April 10, 2020
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Unbirthday Celebration - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Birth-Grade 5

You are invited to a very happy unbirthday party at the Harris Branch! Come and enjoy some Alice in Wonderland inspired stories, activities, and treats!

Registration is required

CONTACT:  Reannin Soule  574-259-5277 x1703  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Unbirthday Celebration - Harris
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Birth-Grade 5

You are invited to a very happy unbirthday party at the Harris Branch! Come and enjoy some Alice in Wonderland inspired stories, activities, and treats!

Registration is required

CONTACT:  Reannin Soule  574-259-5277 x1703  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 13, 2020
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Come and Get It! Vegetarian Chili Tasting - Harris
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

What says True Grit more than a bowl of hot chili? Join us in the Makerspace for an evening of making and tasting delicious chili recipes! No meat? No problem. All of our recipes will be vegetarian, but still hearty and tasty. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3701  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Yak, Snack, & Read - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us for Harris’ morning book club!  Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.  

This month's book selection is: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

No registration is required; register for an e-mail reminder.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3301  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Nickelodeon Family Trivia Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

All Ages

Are you All That? Did you grow up watching Nickelodeon? Do you come home from school every day and turn on your favorite Nick Toons? Then join us for our Nickelodeon Family Trivia Night! We’ll cover shows from the ‘80s to today. Bring the whole family, including the Rugrats. Teams must have between 3-8 members. Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required and limited to 15 teams.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
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American Heritage Roundtable - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for special guest speakers highlighting important moments and figures in area history.

This month's topic...

Tales from the East Side - presented by Peter DeKever

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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The 19th Amendment and the Battle for Women's Suffrage - Bittersweet
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Adults (18+)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote. Dr. April Lidinsky, Ph.D., Master of Liberal Studies at IUSB, will discuss the race and class dynamics woven into this history, including change-makers we may already know, and many more that we should know.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday April 16, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Mug n' Muffin - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Enjoy coffee and a muffin as we discuss the book of the month. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.

This month's book selection is: True Grit by Charles Portis

No registration is required; register for an e-mail reminder.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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If You Build It - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Ages (Birth-5th Grade)

Join us for this building block program where the only limit is your imagination! Create a unique masterpiece with Legos, Duplos, Keva blocks, Interstar Rings, and more. Adult caregivers must remain in the room with children ages birth to 2nd grade. 3rd-5th graders may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library.

No registration is required. Register for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.cullison@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 April 17, 2020
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Tween Time: DIY Squishies - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tweens (Grades 4-7)

Squishies are all the rage right now, and they’re super fun and surprisingly simple to make for yourself! Come play with our assortment of paints and markers and make your own unique squishy to take home with you. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen NERF™ Night - Battell Community Center
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Grades 6-12

Join us at the Battell Community Center for our first ever Teen NERF™ Night! Enjoy a night of battling your friends and overcoming the obstacles set out for you. NERF™ darts for any
N-strike Elite Series Rampage Blaster and most NERF™ toy guns will be provided, but teens must bring their own NERF™ toy guns.

Registration is required. Parents of teens 17 and under must fill out a liability form in order for their teen to participate. These forms can be found ahead of time at the Youth Services desk at the Mishawaka Library.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Outreach Event
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 20, 2020
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Passport Pals - Harris
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth-Age 7

Ready to travel the world? We’ll explore a new country every month through stories, music, games, and crafts. Each child will get a passport that they can use to collect stamps from the countries we visit. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

March 16: Egypt

April 20: Japan

May 18: Mexico

Registration is required. Register once (found under the 3/16/2020 date) for all three sessions.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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DIY Pretzels - Harris
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Grades 4-7

Did you know that National Pretzel Day is observed every year on April 26? Participants will celebrate a little early as they learn how to make soft pretzels and dipping sauces in this hands-on cooking workshop.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 8-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration-Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

All Ages

Earth Day is on its way, and if you are wondering what you can do in order to celebrate this special day, we have a program for you! Check it out and have some fun recycling, reducing, and reusing, while helping the Earth to be all it deserves to be. Adult caregivers must remain in the room for any participant 11 years of age or younger.

Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday April 23, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Genealogy Roundtable - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us as we work together to discover our family stories. Come with your questions, and share your knowledge. All family history researchers are welcome.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Friday April 24, 2020
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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)!  Teen volunteers help create teen programs, advise on the collection, and help with other library projects.  Check out a meeting to learn more!

Please note:  Registrants in 6th grade that are under the age of 12 must have the parent remain in the building for the duration of the program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 27, 2020
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Tape Town! - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Birth-Age 5

Drop in and take a tour around Tape Town! Follow the roads using one of our cars (or bring one of your own) to different activity stations. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Ask a Lawyer - Mishawaka
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Attorneys from the Volunteer Lawyers Network, Inc. will provide free legal advice to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring all pertinent information and documents. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Morse Code Jewelry - Harris
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Morse code jewelry is a lovely way to send a secret message—and they’re so popular right now! Join us in our Makerspace for an evening of creating your very own lovely jewelry pieces that you can keep for yourself or give to a friend. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Book and Cook- Harris
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grades 3-5

Elementary students in grades 3-5 are invited to make some delicious book themed meals. Bring your culinary skills and appetite and we will bring the rest! 

Dish: Pancakes and scrambled eggs.

Featured Book: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Get Your Game On - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 6 & 7

Join us for middle grade gaming!  Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games. (Please note: teens in grades 8-12 who are accompanying a younger sibling in grade 6 or 7 are able to register). Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12 unless participant is accompanied by a sibling 14 or older.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday April 30, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Friday May 1, 2020
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Volunteer Day - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens (12+) & Adults

Want to help the library out and earn volunteer hours? Then join us for our spring Volunteer Day! You’ll help library staff prepare for the Summer Reading Program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday May 2, 2020
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Teen Game & Grub - Harris
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Grades 6-12

Who will take home the most wins? Play Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch™ or enjoy a variety of popular teen board and card games including OrganATTACK!™, Exploding Kittens™, Sushi Go!™, and more. Pizza, water, and soda will be provided. A caregiver must remain in the library for any participant under 12.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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DIY Skin Care - Harris
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens (12+) and Adults

It’s time to get out of the house for a little afternoon pampering! We’ll be making luscious nut-free hand and body cream as well as a refreshing facial spray. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3701  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 4, 2020
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Morning Makers: Miniature Birdhouses - Bittersweet
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of muffins, coffee, and a DIY masterpiece. Using paint and a little imagination, create a whimsical miniature birdhouse. Supplies will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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May the 4th Be With You - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Birth-Grade 5

Calling all Jedis and Sith Lords! Join us for this year’s May the 4th celebration. We’ll have challenges, games, and other activities available for all ages, from young Padawans to those more experienced with the Force. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Minecraft Monday - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades 6 & 7

Join us to play Minecraft™ on the library’s server. New and experienced players are welcome. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12.

Registration is required for each session.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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If You Build It - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Ages (Birth-5th Grade)

Join us for this building block program where the only limit is your imagination! Create a unique masterpiece with Legos, Duplos, Keva blocks, Interstar Rings, and more. Adult caregivers must remain in the room with children ages birth to 2nd grade. 3rd-5th graders may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library.

No registration is required. Register for an email reminder.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens in Grades 8-12

Join us for teen gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice, and board games to play.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Teen Crafternoon: Magazine Wall Art - Bittersweet
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens Ages (12+)

Are you a creative person and need a space to practice in? Come to the library and get your craft on. Supplies will be provided. 

Please note: Registrants that are under the age of 12 must have an adult caregiver remain in the building for the duration of the program or have a sibling age 14 or older also attending the event.

May 6: Magazine Wall Art 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services   574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday May 7, 2020
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience.  Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 9:45 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Lapsit Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver. 

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.  Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad- Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x2400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Friday May 8, 2020
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Mother's Day Walk-in Craft - Harris
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Birth-Grade 5

Adult caregivers are invited to bring their children to make something special for Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, or a special lady in their life. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Adult Animation Trivia Night - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Are you an adult who never outgrew cartoons? Do you prefer to spend your nights at home watching Family Guy, King of the Hill, Bob’s Burgers, and other adult cartoons? Well leave the house for one night and join us for our Adult Animation Trivia Night! We’ll cover everything from The Flintstones to Beavis and Butt-Head, from The Simpsons to Disenchantment, and more. Make sure to bring some friends; teams must have between 3-6 members.

Registration is required and limited to 15 teams.  

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 11, 2020
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Bad Art Night Exhibit - Harris
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

We’ve all seen “Pinterest fails” online. Now is your chance to come try your hand at various arts and crafts! Will they turn out great, or will they be a complete bust? Come use the supplies in our Makerspace to build your own silly art! When we’re done, we’ll vote for the best of the best and best of the worst. Come prepared to get silly. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants under 12. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute porgram in which books, story-related activites, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Yak, Snack, & Read - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us for Harris’ morning book club!  Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.  

This month's book selection is: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

No registration is required; register for an e-mail reminder.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3301  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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STEAM Squad- Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x3400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Job Fair - Mishawaka
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens (16+) & Adults

MPHPL is partnering with Trine University to bring a job fair to the Mishawaka Library!  Several local employers from a variety of industries will be available to discuss employment opportunities. There will also be a number of local educational organizations on hand to help those looking to further their education.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Family Game Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

All Ages

Game on! We’ll have a variety of family-friendly tabletop board and card games as well as our Nintendo Switch™ consoles. Come solo or bring the whole family!

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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American Heritage Roundtable - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us for special guest speakers highlighting important moments and figures in area history.

This month's topic...

Mishawaka Memories Roundtable

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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Lapsit Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

For children birth-23 months old with an adult caregiver.

Lapsit combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language, as well as sensory play to improve motor skills.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  k.mclaughlin@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Storytime - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

For children 3 1/2-5 years old. Kindergartners are welcome.

Preschool Storytime is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home craft are used to increase early literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently; adult caregivers must remain in the Youth Services department. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 10:30 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad- Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 5-11

STEAM Squad is a semi structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children will be exploring hands on projects that build weekly to encompass some or all STEAM areas. This 6 week session we have a focus on electricty and circuts, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. 

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  r.soule@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children 2 & 3 years old with an adult caregiver.

Toddler Time is a structured 30-minute program in which books, story-related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable experience. Adults must remain in the room; participation is expected. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted past 11:15 am to reduce audience interruptions.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Minecraft Mania - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-5

Join us in the Friends Learning Center to play Minecraft on the library's server. New and experienced players are welcome. Children may come into the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  574-259-5277 x1400  j.ludwig@mphpl.org