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Monday September 27, 2021
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Li'l Zoomers Storytime - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages Birth-5)

Join us weekly for stories, songs, and a craft live on Zoom. The themes/crafts offered for this program are the same as our in-person Toddler Time sessions. 

Registration is required. Register once for the September series. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdOiqpj0pGdPfvM-v42EoDKQHxqVmdDSw. Information on when and where to pick up kit supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience. 

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the September 7th date) for the September series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Spice Club - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Adults (18+)

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

September's spice of the month is Sumac.

Registration required. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkd-2gpjwiGdO7H2OJ0WP6m_nU8AMhRZ-H. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Books & Babies - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activites to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register under the 9/8 date. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the September 8th date) for the September series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday September 30, 2021
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FULL - Books & Babies - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Chidren (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

THIS EVENT IS FULL. SPOTS STILL REMAIN FOR THE WEDNESDAY SESSIONS AT THE MISHAWAKA LIBRARY.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the September 9th date) for the September series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x2400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Monday October 4, 2021
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Morning Makers: Candy Corn Ruffled Felt Pumpkin - Bittersweet/Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This session is full

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of conversation and crafting! We will be working with felt to create a seasonal candy corn ruffled pumpkin project. Participants can join in person or virtually via Zoom.  Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders. 

Click here to register for In Person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2021/10/04_Morning_Makers:_Candy_Corn_Ruffled_Felt_Pumpkin_-_Bittersweet/Zoom

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Sensational Chefs: Mini Pumpkin Muffins - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children (Grades 3-5) 

Do you love to cook, or want to learn? Trek in to try out our mobile kitchen to hone your skills and try new things! Adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 3 spaces available.
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Fire Safety Day - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Age 7 and under)

Would your family know what to do in case of a fire? It’s Fire Safety Week, so it’s time to check your smoke detectors and devise an escape plan. During this special event, we’ll read a story  and share some fire safety tips. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Sensational Chefs: Mini Pumpkin Muffins - Harris
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children (Grades 3-5) 

Do you love to cook, or want to learn? Meet up in our Makerspace to hone your skills and try new things! Adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration is required.  

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join us for teen gaming!  Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of twelve. Registration required.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  (574) 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 16 spaces available.
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Fire Safety Day - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

 Children (Age 7 and under)

Would your family know what to do in case of a fire? It’s Fire Safety Week, so it’s time to check your smoke detectors and devise an escape plan. During this special event, we’ll read a story and share some fire safety tips. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Teen Crafts & Games - Bittersweet
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Grab your friends and gather in our teen space for monthly crafts and gaming!

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x2400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Book & Cook @ Home - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! Each month, we will read and discuss a book together, and during our last session, participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book!

October selection: Roll With It by Jamie Sumner

Registration is required for each monthly series. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf-morD8jE9Mse833QlvZ8Du2mCUsAAns. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via email to registrants. Students in grade 6 can register as space allows.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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How to Reduce College Costs: Strategies You Need to Know - Zoom
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teen and Adult

This workshop presented by MyCollege Planning Team introduces little-known financial strategies parents can use to reduce college costs, improve admissions chances, and increase scholarship opportunities. Learn income, asset, and borrowing tools as well as the new FAFSA rules and how they will impact what you pay for college. Registration is required for virtual attendance and begins on Monday, August 23. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUofu-gqzgiG9EwlSSNm31rNl13Nkk_9edt

 

rkshop presented by My College Planning Team introduces little-known financial strategies parents can use to reduce college costs, improve admissions chances, and increase scholarship opportunities. Learn income, asset, and borrowing tools as well as the new FAFSA rules and how they will impact what you pay for college.Registration required.

CONTACT:  Monicah Fratena  574-259-5277 x 2401  m.fratena@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday October 11, 2021
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Haunted Gingerbread Houses - Harris
4:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Families (All Ages)

Bring the whole family for a ghoulish good time creating a haunted gingerbread house! We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the imagination! 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register for one 30 minute session (one registration form per family). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There is 1 space available.
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Yak, Snack, & Read - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join one of our longest running morning book clubs! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the Harris Branch front desk.

This month's selection: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Registration is required for virtual attendance and begins on Monday, August 23. Contact c.eskander@mphpl.org for assistance with registration.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3301  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Game On! - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades 3-5

Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required.

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  (574) 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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American Heritage Spotlight - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us as our guest speakers discuss a variety of topics of local interest. This month, speaker Dr. Matt Baumgartner will present on Oliver Morton, Governor of Indiana During the Civil War.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Programming Services  5742595277  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Twilight Time Tales - Zoom
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Children (Age 7 and under)

Let MPHPL bring some pre-bedtime stories to your home with our once-a-month evening  storytime.  This month's theme is Boxes.

Registration required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuce2qrjkuGtURTbwjzU4lqegLC8qT9wcj to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.    

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  (574 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Preschool Picassos - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Let your imagination run wild in this art inspired storytime. Afterward, express your artistic creativity in a variety of stations designed for budding young artists. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Preschool Picassos - Harris
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Let your imagination run wild in this art inspired storytime. Afterward, express your artistic creativity in a variety of stations designed for budding young artists. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

Registration is required.

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x3400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Book & Cook @ Home - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! Each month, we will read and discuss a book together, and during our last session, participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book!

October selection: Roll With It by Jamie Sumner

Registration is required for each monthly series. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf-morD8jE9Mse833QlvZ8Du2mCUsAAns. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via email to registrants. Students in grade 6 can register as space allows.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday October 15, 2021
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Morning Makers: Pinecone Owls - Harris/Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of conversation and crafting! We will be experimenting with felt and pinecones to create an owl project. Participants can join in person or virtually via Zoom.  Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders. 

Click here to register for In Person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2021/10/15_Morning_Makers:_Pinecone_Owls_-_Harris/Zoom 

Click here to register for Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEufu2trj8uGddb9-MrpPnGRvRrJ0DB2K7R 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Spooky Family Trivia Night - Mishawaka
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

All Ages (Families)

Does your family love to get into the ghostly spirit this time of year? Then show off your love for all things spooky during this family trivia night! We’ll have questions covering movies, music, Halloween traditions, and more. Teams must have between 2-6 members. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration required and limited to 15 teams.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 14 spaces available.
Monday October 18, 2021
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Lifelong Learning - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Why should learning be reserved just for kids? If you have an interest in learning new things, then join us as we explore a unique topic through short stories, videos, music, and more.

This month's topic: Halloween

Registration is required for each session. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdumrpjIvHdTrWbumUrir57ffLFoKYWln

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Passport Pals - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 4-8)

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

This month we're visiting: Ireland

Registration is required for each session. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdO6gpjosGtG459xkbPbSIOo5xB7zkqF9 Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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Endless Pasta-bilities: Spooky Skeletons Edition - Mishawaka
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades K-5)

Are you brave enough to face the skeletons in the library? Put your artistic skills to the test as we create some spooky decorations—made only with pasta and some other fun crafting supplies! 

Children in grades K-2 must have adult present in room. Children in grades 3-5 must have adult present in the library. 

Registration required and begins Monday, August 23rd.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join us for teen gaming!  Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of twelve. Registration required.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  (574) 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Haunted Gingerbread Houses - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Families (All Ages)

Bring the whole family for a ghoulish good time creating a haunted gingerbread house! We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the imagination! 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register for one 30 minute session (one registration form per family). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Mug 'n' Muffin - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Our morning book club has gone hybrid - join us in person or virtually via Zoom! Enjoy a morning of coffee, conversation, and muffins! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk of the Mishawaka Library.

This month's selection: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Registration required if attending via Zoom. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMude2gpzkiG9PtxPdOIi6YWcXL_reiU_aw

No registration required for in person attendance. 

CONTACT:  Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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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
 
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Book & Cook @ Home - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! Each month, we will read and discuss a book together, and during our last session, participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book!

October selection: Roll With It by Jamie Sumner

Registration is required for each monthly series. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf-morD8jE9Mse833QlvZ8Du2mCUsAAns. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via email to registrants. Students in grade 6 can register as space allows.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday October 25, 2021
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Monster Mash Monday - Mishawaka
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Children (Birth-5th Grade)

Join us for our annual Halloween bash!

MORNING LINEUP 

10 a.m.-Noon  Crafts (Youth Services) 
10-10:20 a.m.  Storytime (Youth Corner) 
10:30-11 a.m.  Roz Puppets Show (Youth Activity Room) 
11 a.m.-Noon  Trick-or-Treat Around the Library! 

AFTERNOON LINEUP

3-5 p.m. Crafts (Youth Services) 
3-3:20 p.m. Storytime (Youth Corner) 
3:30-4 p.m. Roz Puppets Show (Youth Activity Room) 
4-5 p.m. Trick-or-Treat Around the Library! 

Free tickets are required for the Roz Puppets show and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, October 11. Due to the popularity of this show, the last 50 tickets of each show will be held for MPHPL cardholders (please bring your library card when you pick up tickets). Limit ten tickets per adult.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming Services  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Endless Pasta-bilities: Spooky Skeletons Edition - Harris
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades K-5)

Are you brave enough to face the skeletons in the library? Put your artistic skills to the test as we create some spooky decorations—made only with pasta and some other fun crafting supplies! 

Children in grades K-2 must have an adult present in the room. Children in grades 3-5 must have an adult present in the library. 

Registration required and begins Monday, August 23rd. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Podcasting 101 - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 8-12

Ever thought about starting your own podcast but don't know where to start? We're here to help! Join us for this introductory session, where we'll teach you the basics of podcasting such as what equipment you'll need and which software programs you can use to produce your own podcast.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registraion is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Spice Club - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Adults (18+)

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

October's spice of the month is Allspice.

Registration required. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcuutrjIoHt0S6hXh0Snzbo1rEQEjpoC6 . Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Harry Potter Escape Room- Bittersweet morning session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Families (All Ages)

Muggles! Test your Harry Potter knowledge by competing against the clock in this Harry Potter Escape Room! Gather up a team of family and friends and join us for a *magical* time! Adult caregivers must remain in the event area for children 11 years and younger.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register for one 15-minute session (one registration form per family/group). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list.

CONTACT:  Monicah Fratena  574-259-5277 x 2401  m.fratena@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Harry Potter Escape Room- Bittersweet afternoon session
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Familes (All Ages)

Muggles! Test your Harry Potter knowledge by competing against the clock in this Harry Potter Escape Room! Gather up a team of family and friends and join us for a *magical* time! Adult caregivers must remain in the event area for children 11 years and younger.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register for one 15-minute session (one registration form per family/group). Please select your 1st and 2nd time slot choice; you will receive an email confirming your time slot. Preference is given to library card holders. All others will be placed on a waiting list.

CONTACT:  Monicah Fratena  574-259-5277 x 2401  m.fratena@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday October 28, 2021
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Book & Cook @ Home - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! Each month, we will read and discuss a book together, and during our last session, participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book!

October selection: Roll With It by Jamie Sumner

Registration is required for each monthly series. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf-morD8jE9Mse833QlvZ8Du2mCUsAAns. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via email to registrants. Students in grade 6 can register as space allows.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Gotta Catch 'Em All - Mishawaka
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

All Ages

Do you dream of becoming a Pokémon™ master? Then help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite pocket monsters with an evening filled with games, crafts, and activities for all ages! 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday November 1, 2021
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Li’l Zoomers Storytime - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages Birth-5)

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft live on Zoom. The themes/crafts offered for this program are the same as our in-person Toddler Time sessions.

Registration is required. Register once for the November series. Click to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsduqtrD8oHt3YQB1AkyYikRFh4slKVk7L. Information on when and where to pick up kit supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Morning Makers: Pumpkin Pie Garland - Bittersweet/Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of conversation and crafting! We will be experimenting with felt and other crafting materials to create a fun garland. Participants can join in person or virtually via Zoom. Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders. 

Click here to register for In Person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2021/11/01_Morning_Makers:_Pumpkin_Pie_Garland_-_Bittersweet/Zoom

Click here to register for Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd--tpjwqE9cRNF_q6wWuqkMlbZDbdCvv

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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Books & Babies - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Session are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Pals - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Tuesdays: November 2, 9, & 16

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x3400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 2nd date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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STEAM Squad - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all four sessions of the September seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join us for teen gaming!  Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of twelve. Registration required.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  (574) 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 21 spaces available.
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Books & Babies - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Pals - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Wednesdays: November 3, 10, & 17

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 3rd date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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STEAM Squad - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all four sessions of the September seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Teen Crafts & Games - Bittersweet
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Grab your friends and gather in our teen space for monthly crafts and gaming!

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x2400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Books & Babies - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a 20 minute structured program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Pals - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Thursdays: November 4, 11, & 18

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 4th date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x2400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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STEAM Squad - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Book & Cook @ Home - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! Each month, we will read and discuss a book together, and during our last session, participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book!

November selection: Runt by Marion Dane Bauer

Registration is required. Click here to register for all three weeks of the November series: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArc-utpz0tHtdo_wp4yt_P-lVQ-UwQiYeo.  Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via email to registrants. Students in grade 6 can register as space allows.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday November 8, 2021
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Li’l Zoomers Storytime - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages Birth-5)

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft live on Zoom. The themes/crafts offered for this program are the same as our in-person Toddler Time sessions.

Registration is required. Register once for the November series. Click to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsduqtrD8oHt3YQB1AkyYikRFh4slKVk7L. Information on when and where to pick up kit supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Books & Babies - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Session are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Pals - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Tuesdays: November 2, 9, & 16

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x3400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Yak, Snack, & Read - Harris
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us for one of our longest running morning book clubs! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the Harris Branch front desk.

This month's selection: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Registration is required for virtual attendance and begins on Monday, August 23. Contact c.eskander@mphpl.org for assistance with registration.

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3301  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 2nd date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all four sessions of the September seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Game On! - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades 3-5

Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Adult caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required.

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  (574) 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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American Heritage Spotlight - Mishawaka
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us as our guest speakers discuss a variety of topics of local interest. This month, speaker Kathy Borlik will present on her life and experiences as a reporter for South Bend Tribune.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Programming Services  5742595277  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Twilight Time Tales - Zoom
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Children (Age 7 and under)

Let MPHPL bring some pre-bedtime stories to your home with our once-a-month evening  storytime.  This month's theme is Dinosaurs.

Registration required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdO6prjkvHNWZ0aBnni-197v46Ml3ojLD to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.    

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  (574 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Books & Babies - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Pals - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Wednesdays: November 3, 10, & 17

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 3rd date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all four sessions of the September seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Books & Babies - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a 20 minute structured program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Pals - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Thursdays: November 4, 11, & 18

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 4th date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x2400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Book & Cook @ Home - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! Each month, we will read and discuss a book together, and during our last session, participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book!

November selection: Runt by Marion Dane Bauer

Registration is required. Click here to register for all three weeks of the November series: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArc-utpz0tHtdo_wp4yt_P-lVQ-UwQiYeo.  Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via email to registrants. Students in grade 6 can register as space allows.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Robert Mueller Presents: The Men of Omaha Beach - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Robert Mueller, author of several Fields of War battlefield visitor guides and contributor to WWII History Magazine and WWII Quarterly, paints the picture of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 and provides insight into the how and where the Normandy Invasion took place. Learn about the individuals from the U.S. 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions who overcame the German defenses and the men of the U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion who captured the German gun positions at Pointe du Hoc. They are the men responsible for the success of the risky endeavor we call D-Day. Period photographs show what it was like in 1944 and contemporary photographs show what some of these battle sites look like today. The presentation ends with a visit to Normandy American Cemetery, site of the bloodiest of the fighting and now a fitting tribute to these men’s sacrifices. Registration required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoceCurTgiE9wQ9KJ__1EnfYOFydbYNoOL to register.

CONTACT:  Ashley Cornwell  574-259-5277   programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday November 13, 2021
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Free Practice SAT Test
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Grades 9-12

MPHPL and Sylvan Learning Center are teaming up to provide high school students with an opportujnity 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 and begins August 23. Students should bring a #2 pencil and a calculator.

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

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

CONTACT:  Stephanie Maggart  574-259-5277 x 1401  s.maggart@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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South Bend Area Genealogical Society Scan-a-Thon - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Are you interested in digitally archiving a piece of your family history or another important document? The South Bend Area Genealogical Society will be hosting an open house to provide demonstrations of their overhead scanner, flatbed scanner, wand scanner, and slide scanner. Attendees will be able to scan a limited number of documents. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Rittenhouse  574-259-5277 x1300  j.rittenhouse@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Monday November 15, 2021
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Li’l Zoomers Storytime - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages Birth-5)

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft live on Zoom. The themes/crafts offered for this program are the same as our in-person Toddler Time sessions.

Registration is required. Register once for the November series. Click to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsduqtrD8oHt3YQB1AkyYikRFh4slKVk7L. Information on when and where to pick up kit supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Lifelong Learning - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Why should learning be reserved just for kids? If you have an interest in learning new things, then join us as we explore a unique topic through short stories, videos, music, and more. 

This month's topic: Revolutionary War

Registration is required for each session. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsc--vrj4tG9eUcA66LxnoHz5yPGybzLmm 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Passport Pals - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 4-8)

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

This month we're visiting: Egypt

Registration is required for each session. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrfuqvrDwsG9X2xib-Trl69RAJuvFpoXhRDetails on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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Books & Babies - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Session are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Preschool Pals - Harris
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Tuesdays: November 2, 9, & 16

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x3400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Toddler Time - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 2nd date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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STEAM Squad - Harris
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all four sessions of the September seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Teen Gaming Night - Mishawaka
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Join us for teen gaming!  Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of twelve. Registration required.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  (574) 259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 21 spaces available.
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Books & Babies - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Preschool Pals - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Wednesdays: November 3, 10, & 17

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 3rd date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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STEAM Squad - Mishawaka
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all four sessions of the September seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Books & Babies - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

Books & Babies is a 20 minute structured program that combines books, short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November series.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Preschool Pals - Bittersweet
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Thursdays: November 4, 11, & 18

Children (Ages 4 & 5) 

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. 

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please Note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  5742595277 x2400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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Mug 'n' Muffin - Mishawaka
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

Our morning book club has gone hybrid - join us in person or virtually via Zoom! Enjoy a morning of coffee, conversation, and muffins! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk of the Mishawaka Library.

This month's selection: The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki

Registration required if attending via Zoom. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-2prDIrHNLWVQ4TOomRroFfZ0FtfL0T 

No registration required for in person attendance. 

CONTACT:  Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Toddler Time - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children (Ages 2 & 3)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience.

Registration is required and begins Monday, August 23rd. Register once (found under the November 4th date) for the November series. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x2400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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STEAM Squad - Bittersweet
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Ages 6-11

During this 40-minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate multiple STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is required. Register once for all three sessions of the November seriesSessions are limited to 30 participants. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Programming  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
 
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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
 
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Book & Cook @ Home - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! Each month, we will read and discuss a book together, and during our last session, participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book!

November selection: Runt by Marion Dane Bauer

Registration is required. Click here to register for all three weeks of the November series: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArc-utpz0tHtdo_wp4yt_P-lVQ-UwQiYeo.  Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via email to registrants. Students in grade 6 can register as space allows.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday November 19, 2021
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Morning Makers: DIY Ornaments - Harris/Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of conversation and crafting! We will be working with a variety of crafting materials to create DIY ornaments. Participants can join in person or virtually via Zoom. Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders. 

Click here to register for In Person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2021/11/19_Morning_Makers:_DIY_Ornaments_-_Harris/Zoom

Click here to register for Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsdOuurDIoHdK_qEspxDDOQJ4CjiXIHCd7

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There is 1 space available.
Tuesday November 23, 2021
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Spice Club - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Adults (18+)

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

November's spice of the month is Whole Star Anise .

Registration required. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufu-orT0uHtfVY-Vt14UkCqcdo4X-qQX2Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday November 29, 2021
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Deck the Halls - Mishawaka
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 2-11)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly... It’s time to trim the tree! A variety of ornament crafts will be available to choose from while supplies last. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

No registration required. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Tuesday November 30, 2021
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Deck the Halls - Harris
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 2-11)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly... It’s time to trim the tree! A variety of ornament crafts will be available to choose from while supplies last. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

No registration required. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x3400  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
 
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Rockin' Ramen - Harris
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 6-12

Think you love ramen as much as we do? Then join us for an evening of ramen, where we’ll have a variety of spices, sauces, and more that you can use to cook up your own unique creation. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen programs for all attendees (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, please see Staff. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Deck the Halls - Bittersweet
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 2-11)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly... It’s time to trim the tree! A variety of ornament crafts will be available to choose from while supplies last. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. 

No registration required. 

Please note: Due to the upward trend in COVID cases among youth, MPHPL is requiring masks during Children and Teen Programs for all attendees (age 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.  If you need a mask, please see Staff.  We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these difficult times.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x2400  programming@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Board Meeting - Harris
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

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