Sunday September 25, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mishawaka Farmers Market | All Ages @ Ironworks Plaza : [ MPHPL ]

All Ages

Come visit our booth at the Mishawaka Farmers Market! We'll have information about our upcoming events as well as a fun activity. The Farmers Market is located at 230 Ironworks Ave., Mishawaka. 

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stephanie Maggart  (574) 259-5277 x1701  s.maggart@mphpl.org

All Ages

Come visit our booth at the Mishawaka Farmers Market! We'll have information about our upcoming events as well as a fun activity. The Farmers Market is located at 230 Ironworks Ave., Mishawaka. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Maggart
  (574) 259.5277 x1701
   s.maggart@mphpl.org

Monday September 26, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Book Page Painting | Adults @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Come learn about a unique way to upcycle old books! We'll learn how to trace designs onto book pages and then paint our new creations.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Come learn about a unique way to upcycle old books! We'll learn how to trace designs onto book pages and then paint our new creations.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Passport Pals | Ages 4-11 on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Ages 4-11

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 at home. This month, we'll travel to Chile!

Registration required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvduiprj4rG9fSFIDKW_S2Q9ua6z9oOe7H

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Ages 4-11

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 at home. This month, we'll travel to Chile!

Registration required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvduiprj4rG9fSFIDKW_S2Q9ua6z9oOe7H

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday September 27, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 6th event. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 6th event. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

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. Caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 6th event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

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. Caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 6th event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

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 requried and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27

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 requried and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)  

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger. 

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  (574) 259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)  

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  (574) 259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CANCELED- Fabulous Foodies | Adults @ Mish/Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED 

Adults (18+)

Are you looking for new dishes to try or add to your weekly meal rotation? Join us to talk about food and swap recipes. Participants will be given a recipe organizer, learn about different dishes and receive new recipes. We encourage all participants to bring recipes to share!

September 27: Beverages 

Registration required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.   

 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED 

Adults (18+)

Are you looking for new dishes to try or add to your weekly meal rotation? Join us to talk about food and swap recipes. Participants will be given a recipe organizer, learn about different dishes and receive new recipes. We encourage all participants to bring recipes to share!

September 27: Beverages 

Registration required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.   

 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesday September 28, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 7th event. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 7th event. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

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. Caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 7th event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

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. Caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 7th event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FULL - STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 7th event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 7th event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

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 required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

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 required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)  

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger. 

No registration required.

CONTACT: Anne Britton  (574) 259-5277 x3101  a.britton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)  

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Anne Britton
  (574) 259.5277 x3101
   a.britton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursday September 29, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 8th event. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 8th event. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

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. Caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 8th event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

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. Caregivers must remain in the library. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 8th event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FULL - STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 8th event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session under the September 8th event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

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 required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22 & 29

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 required and begins Monday, July 18. Register once for all 4 weeks of the September session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Friday September 30, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2000s Trivia Night | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Everything your millennial heart desires. Trivia on all things art, culture, movies, music and books from the golden years of 2000-09. The winning team will receive a 2000s themed prize. Teams must have 2-6 members each with a capacity of 10 registered teams.

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 3 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Everything your millennial heart desires. Trivia on all things art, culture, movies, music and books from the golden years of 2000-09. The winning team will receive a 2000s themed prize. Teams must have 2-6 members each with a capacity of 10 registered teams.

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 3 spaces available.

Tuesday October 4, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Early Literacy Cafe | Age 5 & under @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Children (Age 5 and under) 

Join us for a morning of early literacy fun!  We’ll have a variety of play and sensory stations set up for little ones to practice important literacy skills. Tips will also be provided to families to ensure the learning can continue at home. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration required.   
 

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x 3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

Children (Age 5 and under) 

Join us for a morning of early literacy fun!  We’ll have a variety of play and sensory stations set up for little ones to practice important literacy skills. Tips will also be provided to families to ensure the learning can continue at home. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration required.   
 

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x 3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Take a Trip: Ireland | Adults on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Eager to travel the world but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t have the resources to travel right now? (Hey, travel is expensive!) Then join us for this entertaining and educational exploration of the countries of the world! Each month, we’ll focus on a different country, virtually exploring the sights and sounds of each location while also learning about each country’s history and culture. This month, we'll explore Ireland.

Registration required for each session. Click here to register for this session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOipqTwqEtYBkLW67oO6yAwO-xczt7uz

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Adults (18+)

Eager to travel the world but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t have the resources to travel right now? (Hey, travel is expensive!) Then join us for this entertaining and educational exploration of the countries of the world! Each month, we’ll focus on a different country, virtually exploring the sights and sounds of each location while also learning about each country’s history and culture. This month, we'll explore Ireland.

Registration required for each session. Click here to register for this session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOipqTwqEtYBkLW67oO6yAwO-xczt7uz

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday October 5, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Early Literacy Cafe | Age 5 & under @ Mishawaka : [ MPHPL ]

Children (Age 5 and under) 

Join us for a morning of early literacy fun!  We’ll have a variety of play and sensory stations set up for little ones to practice important literacy skills. Tips will also be provided to families to ensure the learning can continue at home. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration required.   
 

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x 3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Children (Age 5 and under) 

Join us for a morning of early literacy fun!  We’ll have a variety of play and sensory stations set up for little ones to practice important literacy skills. Tips will also be provided to families to ensure the learning can continue at home. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

No registration required.   
 

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x 3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Job Fair | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

MPHPL is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College to bring a job fair to the Mishawaka Library! Several local employers from various industries will be available to discuss employment opportunities. 

No registration required.

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Adults (18+)

MPHPL is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College to bring a job fair to the Mishawaka Library! Several local employers from various industries will be available to discuss employment opportunities. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Derek P. Wells
  (574).259.5277 x1705
   d.wells@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursday October 6, 2022
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Make Your Own Cider | Adults @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

This fall, why not make your own apple cider? Join us for this fun and interactive event in which participants will learn about the cider-making process, sample some cider and leave with some cider to go.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th. 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

This fall, why not make your own apple cider? Join us for this fun and interactive event in which participants will learn about the cider-making process, sample some cider and leave with some cider to go.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

Friday October 7, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mini Signpost Terrariums | Adults @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Adventure awaits! Create a terrarium featuring a mini signpost. These posts can depict meaningful locations you’ve already visited or fantastical lands you wish you could visit.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Adventure awaits! Create a terrarium featuring a mini signpost. These posts can depict meaningful locations you’ve already visited or fantastical lands you wish you could visit.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

Monday October 10, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Totes Adorable | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

In need of a shopping tote or way to carry home your library books? Join us for a morning of tote bag decorating! Participants will decorate a tote bag using shaving cream and paint! We supply all the materials; you bring the creativity!

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th. 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 4 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

In need of a shopping tote or way to carry home your library books? Join us for a morning of tote bag decorating! Participants will decorate a tote bag using shaving cream and paint! We supply all the materials; you bring the creativity!

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 4 spaces available.

Tuesday October 11, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yak, Snack & Read | Adults @ Harris and Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)
 

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

October 11: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Registration required for each session if attending via Zoom; no registration required or in person attendance. To join us virtually on Zoom, register here: 

 https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcof--orT0rEtWZUjtSOhdbI87so28kATrK 

CONTACT: Jennifer Senger  574-259-5277 x 3303  J.Senger@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

Adults (18+)
 

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

October 11: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Registration required for each session if attending via Zoom; no registration required or in person attendance. To join us virtually on Zoom, register here: 

 https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcof--orT0rEtWZUjtSOhdbI87so28kATrK 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Senger
  574.259.5277 x 3303
   J.Senger@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
American Heritage Spotlight | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Join us as our guest speakers discuss a variety of topics of local interest. This month, speaker Dan Dosmann will join us to present Postcards of South Bend. He was born and raised in Mishawaka and has been collecting postcards for over 10 years.  

No registration required. 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Adults (18+)

Join us as our guest speakers discuss a variety of topics of local interest. This month, speaker Dan Dosmann will join us to present Postcards of South Bend. He was born and raised in Mishawaka and has been collecting postcards for over 10 years.  

No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Literacy Night: The Leprechaun's Game Day | All Ages @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

All Ages/Familes

Here Come the IRISH! Join us as local author Mike Brown shares his picture book The Leprechaun’s Game Day at Notre Dame, which describes the beautiful pageantry of a fall football Saturday at ND. Follow the Leprechaun on an adventure from Step-Off, into the tunnel and on to the field as he leads the team to an Irish victory! Mike Brown is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and represented ND as one of the iconic Leprechaun mascots as a student. Brown is also the Founder and CEO of SOULSTIR LLC and serves as Regional Director of Athletics Advancement in University Relations at Notre Dame. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Anne Britton  574-259-5277 x 3101  a.britton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

All Ages/Familes

Here Come the IRISH! Join us as local author Mike Brown shares his picture book The Leprechaun’s Game Day at Notre Dame, which describes the beautiful pageantry of a fall football Saturday at ND. Follow the Leprechaun on an adventure from Step-Off, into the tunnel and on to the field as he leads the team to an Irish victory! Mike Brown is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and represented ND as one of the iconic Leprechaun mascots as a student. Brown is also the Founder and CEO of SOULSTIR LLC and serves as Regional Director of Athletics Advancement in University Relations at Notre Dame. Adult caregivers must remain in the room. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Anne Britton
  574.259.5277 x 3101
   a.britton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

Wednesday October 12, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Eating Well to Age Well | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adutls (18+)

Join us for an afternoon with Nicky Foust from Chefs for Seniors. She is a passionate health-conscious chef with over 20 years of experience in the food service industry. In this program, participants will learn about nutrient-dense eating for optimum nutrition and why that is important as we age. Participants will also watch a cooking demonstration and enjoy a sample.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th. 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 13 spaces available.

Adutls (18+)

Join us for an afternoon with Nicky Foust from Chefs for Seniors. She is a passionate health-conscious chef with over 20 years of experience in the food service industry. In this program, participants will learn about nutrient-dense eating for optimum nutrition and why that is important as we age. Participants will also watch a cooking demonstration and enjoy a sample.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursday October 13, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fossil Dig STEAM Day | Grades K-5 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Children (Grades K-5)

For Earth Science Week, we’re getting our hands dirty with a prehistoric fossil dig! Join us to learn what fossils are, what they can tell us and how to identify them. Participants will be able to excavate their own fossil brick and take home any findings! Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19 at 9:00 AM. 

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x 3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 16 spaces available.

Children (Grades K-5)

For Earth Science Week, we’re getting our hands dirty with a prehistoric fossil dig! Join us to learn what fossils are, what they can tell us and how to identify them. Participants will be able to excavate their own fossil brick and take home any findings! Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19 at 9:00 AM. 

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x 3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fossil Dig STEAM Day | Grades K-5 @ Mishawaka : [ MPHPL ]

Children (Grades K-5)

For Earth Science Week, we’re getting our hands dirty with a prehistoric fossil dig! Join us to learn what fossils are, what they can tell us and how to identify them. Participants will be able to excavate their own fossil brick and take home any findings! Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19 at 9:00 AM. 

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x 3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 7 spaces available.

Children (Grades K-5)

For Earth Science Week, we’re getting our hands dirty with a prehistoric fossil dig! Join us to learn what fossils are, what they can tell us and how to identify them. Participants will be able to excavate their own fossil brick and take home any findings! Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19 at 9:00 AM. 

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x 3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Villains Board Game Night | Adults @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Join us for a perfectly wretched evening of board gaming as we take on the despicable plots of some of the best animated movie villains. Come prepared (dress as your favorite villain if you wish) to outwit other famous evildoers proving you are the biggest baddy of them all. Light snacks will be available as well as prizes that are truly wicked to the core!

Registration required.

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Join us for a perfectly wretched evening of board gaming as we take on the despicable plots of some of the best animated movie villains. Come prepared (dress as your favorite villain if you wish) to outwit other famous evildoers proving you are the biggest baddy of them all. Light snacks will be available as well as prizes that are truly wicked to the core!

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Derek P. Wells
  (574).259.5277 x1705
   d.wells@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday October 14, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mystery Night Teen Lock In | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Grades 6-12

Mr. Boddy was found in the computer lab. Figure out the clues to make your best guess of how and where it happened. Was it Sir Reads-A-Lot with a bookmark in the nonfiction or Dr. Bookworm with a library card in circulation? Bring a friend and enjoy some snacks for this after-hours live action game. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 14 spaces available.

Grades 6-12

Mr. Boddy was found in the computer lab. Figure out the clues to make your best guess of how and where it happened. Was it Sir Reads-A-Lot with a bookmark in the nonfiction or Dr. Bookworm with a library card in circulation? Bring a friend and enjoy some snacks for this after-hours live action game. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 14 spaces available.

Saturday October 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fall Cookie Decorating | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

The season for soft, warm sugar cookies is upon us. Come learn how to make these fall favorites look amazing. Local cookie artist Michelle Wells will walk participants through several cookie decorating techniques that they'll be able to use to make their cookies look too good to eat.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 3 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

The season for soft, warm sugar cookies is upon us. Come learn how to make these fall favorites look amazing. Local cookie artist Michelle Wells will walk participants through several cookie decorating techniques that they'll be able to use to make their cookies look too good to eat.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Derek P. Wells
  (574).259.5277 x1705
   d.wells@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 3 spaces available.

Monday October 17, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Little Bit of Everything Book Club | Grades K-8 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Children (Grades K-8) 

Join us for a homeschool book club with a plethora of activities ranging from book trivia to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and everything in between. Each month will include different activities. The book for October will be Frindle by Andrew Clements. Books are available and can be picked up a month in advance at a Youth Services desk. One copy per family. Your child can read the book alone or share the book as a family read aloud. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19.

CONTACT: Anne Britton  (574) 259-5277 x3101  a.britton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Children (Grades K-8) 

Join us for a homeschool book club with a plethora of activities ranging from book trivia to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and everything in between. Each month will include different activities. The book for October will be Frindle by Andrew Clements. Books are available and can be picked up a month in advance at a Youth Services desk. One copy per family. Your child can read the book alone or share the book as a family read aloud. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19.

CONTACT:
  Anne Britton
  (574) 259.5277 x3101
   a.britton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

Tuesday October 18, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
All Hallows Read | All Ages @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

All Ages

Enjoy a spooky or scary book this fall season! All Hallows Read was started by author Neil Gaiman in 2010 to encourage people to give others a scary book to read as a Halloween tradition. Preselected books will be available for check out at this walk-in event. We will have books available for all age groups.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

All Ages

Enjoy a spooky or scary book this fall season! All Hallows Read was started by author Neil Gaiman in 2010 to encourage people to give others a scary book to read as a Halloween tradition. Preselected books will be available for check out at this walk-in event. We will have books available for all age groups.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Teens are invited to share their ideas, opinions and skills with the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). MPHPL wants your input on events, services and books for teens in the community. Become a member of TAG to share. We will also provide opportunities to earn volunteer hours! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Teens are invited to share their ideas, opinions and skills with the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). MPHPL wants your input on events, services and books for teens in the community. Become a member of TAG to share. We will also provide opportunities to earn volunteer hours! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesday October 19, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Virtual Haunted House Tour | Teens & Adults on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Teens (12+) & Adults

Join us as we venture around the world to explore some of the most haunted houses. Learn about the history of these notoriously spooky places and maybe find some new locations to add to your travel bucket list!

Registration required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdu-upz8tGdAKb0d5w4yHbGmGZ16KKTCz 

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Teens (12+) & Adults

Join us as we venture around the world to explore some of the most haunted houses. Learn about the history of these notoriously spooky places and maybe find some new locations to add to your travel bucket list!

Registration required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdu-upz8tGdAKb0d5w4yHbGmGZ16KKTCz 

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday October 20, 2022
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Mug 'n' Muffin | Adults @ Mishawaka : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Enjoy a morning of coffee, conversation and muffins! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

October 20: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly  

Registration required if attending via Zoom. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-iprT0oH9QSBT4TjyZvIepvB8n5KKJH

No registration required for in person attendance. 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Adults (18+)

Enjoy a morning of coffee, conversation and muffins! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

October 20: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly  

Registration required if attending via Zoom. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-iprT0oH9QSBT4TjyZvIepvB8n5KKJH

No registration required for in person attendance. 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Board Meeting | @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]
CONTACT: Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
CONTACT:
  Donna Meeks
   574.259.5277 x 1101
   d.meeks@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Retro Art: Pony Bead Animal Keychains | Grades 6-12 @ Mishawaka : [ MPHPL ]

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Your parents probably remember them from the 90s and now we are bringing them back!  Participants will learn how to make your very own woven bead animals to use as keychains or attach to your bookbags.  Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.  

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19 at 9:00 AM.  

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x 3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 11 spaces available.

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Your parents probably remember them from the 90s and now we are bringing them back!  Participants will learn how to make your very own woven bead animals to use as keychains or attach to your bookbags.  Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.  

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19 at 9:00 AM.  

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x 3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Delectable Lit | Adult @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adult (18+)

Nothing beats a good book and a good snack. In this unique book and baking Club, we get the chance to combine the two! This month we will read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Come join us as we discuss this intriguing mystery and learn to make a delicious dish based on the classic novel. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Adult (18+)

Nothing beats a good book and a good snack. In this unique book and baking Club, we get the chance to combine the two! This month we will read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Come join us as we discuss this intriguing mystery and learn to make a delicious dish based on the classic novel. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Derek P. Wells
  (574).259.5277 x1705
   d.wells@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 8 spaces available.

Friday October 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Frightful Friday | All Ages/Family @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

All Ages/Families

Morning Lineup (10 a.m. - Noon)

10-11:30 a.m.: Craft

10-10:20 a.m.: Storytime

10:30-11 a.m.: Roz Puppets Show*

11 a.m. - Noon: Trick or Treat Around the Library

11 a.m. - Noon: Monster Mash Dance Party

*Free tickets are required for the Roz Puppets show and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, October 10. 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.

Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

CONTACT: Anne Britton  574-259-5277 x3101  a.britton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

All Ages/Families

Morning Lineup (10 a.m. - Noon)

10-11:30 a.m.: Craft

10-10:20 a.m.: Storytime

10:30-11 a.m.: Roz Puppets Show*

11 a.m. - Noon: Trick or Treat Around the Library

11 a.m. - Noon: Monster Mash Dance Party

*Free tickets are required for the Roz Puppets show and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, October 10. 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.

Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

CONTACT:
  Anne Britton
  574.259.5277 x3101
   a.britton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Craft Hour | Adults on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18)

Join us virtually for a morning of creation! In each session, a staff member will walk you through the creation of a craft project. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.   

October 21: Fall Yarn Garland 

Registration required. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkf-uprjIiGtGXB4febRV6Qrz3pfjVLCby

 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Adults (18)

Join us virtually for a morning of creation! In each session, a staff member will walk you through the creation of a craft project. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.   

October 21: Fall Yarn Garland 

Registration required. Click here to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkf-uprjIiGtGXB4febRV6Qrz3pfjVLCby

 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Frightful Friday | All Ages/Family @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

All Ages/Families

Afternoon Lineup (3-5 p.m.)

3-4:30 p.m.: Craft

3-3:20 a.m.: Storytime

3:30-4 p.m.: Roz Puppets Show*

4-5 p.m.: Trick or Treat Around the Library

4-5 p.m.: Monster Mash Dance Party

*Free tickets are required for the Roz Puppets show and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, October 10. 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.

Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

CONTACT: Anne Britton  574-259-5277 x3101  a.britton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

All Ages/Families

Afternoon Lineup (3-5 p.m.)

3-4:30 p.m.: Craft

3-3:20 a.m.: Storytime

3:30-4 p.m.: Roz Puppets Show*

4-5 p.m.: Trick or Treat Around the Library

4-5 p.m.: Monster Mash Dance Party

*Free tickets are required for the Roz Puppets show and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, October 10. 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.

Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

CONTACT:
  Anne Britton
  574.259.5277 x3101
   a.britton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Saturday October 22, 2022
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Table or Treat | Youth @ Mishawaka Riverwalk : [ MPHPL ]

All Ages

Come trick-or-treat with the Mishawaka Parks & Recreation Department. This community event will be held at the Mishawaka Riverwalk. The MPHPL team will have a table full of candy and crafts! See you then! 

No registration required

CONTACT: Stephanie Maggart   574-259-5277 x1701  s.maggart@mphpl.org

All Ages

Come trick-or-treat with the Mishawaka Parks & Recreation Department. This community event will be held at the Mishawaka Riverwalk. The MPHPL team will have a table full of candy and crafts! See you then! 

No registration required

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Maggart 
  574.259.5277 x1701
   s.maggart@mphpl.org 

Monday October 24, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
DIY Ink Stamps | Adult @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adult (18+)

Ink stamps are used for all kinds of crafting projects but have you ever wanted a unique stamp all your own? Come learn how to design, create and carve your own stamp. Participants will take home a one-of-a-kind stamp they can use for cards, scrapbooking, bookmarks and more.

Registration required

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 10 spaces available.

Adult (18+)

Ink stamps are used for all kinds of crafting projects but have you ever wanted a unique stamp all your own? Come learn how to design, create and carve your own stamp. Participants will take home a one-of-a-kind stamp they can use for cards, scrapbooking, bookmarks and more.

Registration required

CONTACT:
  Derek P. Wells
  (574).259.5277 x1705
   d.wells@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Passport Pals: Mexico | Ages 4-11 on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Children (Ages 4-11)

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 exploring Mexico!

Registration required for each session. Click here to register for this session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcOiuqjMsHN3zmUF6TbTCKW8wFwFjmBxl Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be emailed to registrants.

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Children (Ages 4-11)

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 exploring Mexico!

Registration required for each session. Click here to register for this session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcOiuqjMsHN3zmUF6TbTCKW8wFwFjmBxl Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be emailed to registrants.

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday October 25, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Popcorn & Pages | Grades 3-5 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Grades 3-5

Join us for this new book club where we take our artistry and appetite to the next level! After reading the book on our own, we will meet at the library to discuss and devour our way through the pages and popcorn. We will draw out scenes, answer trivia and discuss what made us giggle and what made us laugh out loud! The book will be Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at each Youth Services desk beginning September 26. Sixth graders welcome as space allows. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 15 spaces available.

Grades 3-5

Join us for this new book club where we take our artistry and appetite to the next level! After reading the book on our own, we will meet at the library to discuss and devour our way through the pages and popcorn. We will draw out scenes, answer trivia and discuss what made us giggle and what made us laugh out loud! The book will be Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at each Youth Services desk beginning September 26. Sixth graders welcome as space allows. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday October 26, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Adventures with Apples | All Ages @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

All Ages

Join us for an apple tasting extravaganza! Participants will enjoy a sampling of apple varieties with dips and toppings. Come enjoy a taste of the season while supplies last. Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th.

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 8 spaces available.

All Ages

Join us for an apple tasting extravaganza! Participants will enjoy a sampling of apple varieties with dips and toppings. Come enjoy a taste of the season while supplies last. Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19th.

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday October 27, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Batty Bats | Grades K-5 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Grades K-5

 

Did you know that October is Bat Appreciation Month? Join us for batty fun with stories, activities, fun facts and a take-home craft! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 23 spaces available.

Grades K-5

 

Did you know that October is Bat Appreciation Month? Join us for batty fun with stories, activities, fun facts and a take-home craft! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Quick & Easy Overnight Oats | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Always in a rush in the morning? Never have time to make a healthy breakfast? Join us as we prepare a quick and easy breakfast solution! Our featured Overnight Oats will be Pumpkin Spice. For those of you not feeling fall flavors, we will be providing additional toppings.

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Samantha Farmer  574-259-5277 x 1704  s.farmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 6 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Always in a rush in the morning? Never have time to make a healthy breakfast? Join us as we prepare a quick and easy breakfast solution! Our featured Overnight Oats will be Pumpkin Spice. For those of you not feeling fall flavors, we will be providing additional toppings.

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Samantha Farmer
  574.259.5277 x 1704
   s.farmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 6 spaces available.

Friday October 28, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hocus-Pocus Trivia & Craft Night | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Come enjoy an adults’ night out while we celebrate the Sanderson sisters and their fellow Salem residents! We’ll start with trivia about the classic 1993 film and then decorate pumpkins. The winning trivia team will receive a small prize. Teams must have 2-6 members.

Registration required and limited to 15 teams.

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 14 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Come enjoy an adults’ night out while we celebrate the Sanderson sisters and their fellow Salem residents! We’ll start with trivia about the classic 1993 film and then decorate pumpkins. The winning trivia team will receive a small prize. Teams must have 2-6 members.

Registration required and limited to 15 teams.

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 14 spaces available.

Monday October 31, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Candy Charcuterie Boards | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Looking for something new to do with all that seasonal candy we all acquire during this time of year? Then join us as we find unique ways to display and serve our favorite candies on fun charcuterie boards! Candy will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring their own selections as well.

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19.

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 9 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Looking for something new to do with all that seasonal candy we all acquire during this time of year? Then join us as we find unique ways to display and serve our favorite candies on fun charcuterie boards! Candy will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring their own selections as well.

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19.

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 9 spaces available.

Tuesday November 1, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: November 1, 15 & 22 (no session 11/8 due to elections)

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 13 spaces available.

Tuesdays: November 1, 15 & 22 (no session 11/8 due to elections)

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: November 1, 15, & 22 (no sesson on 11/8 due to elections)

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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 27 spaces available.

Tuesdays: November 1, 15, & 22 (no sesson on 11/8 due to elections)

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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 27 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: November 1, 15 & 22 (no session on 11/8 due to elections)

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants. 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 18 spaces available.

Tuesdays: November 1, 15 & 22 (no session on 11/8 due to elections)

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants. 

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: November 1, 15 & 22 (no session on 11/8 due to elections)

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 requried and begins Monday, Septmeber 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 27 spaces available.

Tuesdays: November 1, 15 & 22 (no session on 11/8 due to elections)

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 requried and begins Monday, Septmeber 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 27 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pastries & Painting | Grades K-3 @ Harris : [ MPHPL ]

Grades K-3

Calling all artists, or anyone who likes pastries! Join as we create masterpieces using our own reflections. With the help of a mirror, you will create a self-portrait using paint, crayons, markers or colored pencils. Express yourself with this one-of-a-kind piece of art. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 16 spaces available.

Grades K-3

Calling all artists, or anyone who likes pastries! Join as we create masterpieces using our own reflections. With the help of a mirror, you will create a self-portrait using paint, crayons, markers or colored pencils. Express yourself with this one-of-a-kind piece of art. Adult caregivers must remain in the room.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Take a Trip: Cambodia | Adults on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Eager to travel the world but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t have the resources to travel right now? (Hey, travel is expensive!) Then join us for this entertaining and educational exploration of the countries of the world! Each month, we’ll focus on a different country, virtually exploring the sights and sounds of each location while also learning about each country’s history and culture. This month, we'll explore Cambodia.

Registration required for each session. Click here to register for this session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcO2sqDIiHNNCrdS-FqVwbdpqKD3NI45H

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Adults (18+)

Eager to travel the world but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t have the resources to travel right now? (Hey, travel is expensive!) Then join us for this entertaining and educational exploration of the countries of the world! Each month, we’ll focus on a different country, virtually exploring the sights and sounds of each location while also learning about each country’s history and culture. This month, we'll explore Cambodia.

Registration required for each session. Click here to register for this session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcO2sqDIiHNNCrdS-FqVwbdpqKD3NI45H

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday November 2, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 26 spaces available.

Wednesdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 26 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Ages 6-11)

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

Registration is required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 13 spaces available.

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Ages 6-11)

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

Registration is required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: November 2, 9 & 16 

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 22 spaces available.

Tuesdays: November 2, 9 & 16 

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 22 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
My Family Tree | Adults on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Celebrate Family History Month with us! Jenna Lyons will be joining us to help you get started on your family history research. She has a doctorate in American studies and has researched the history of small towns. Participants will learn the skills needed, questions to ask and how to leverage MPHPL resources to find out more about their family’s past.

Registration required. Please click her to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdumtqzMoH9DA_gvh5geIQ-hzpwZcpxGw.

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Adults (18+)

Celebrate Family History Month with us! Jenna Lyons will be joining us to help you get started on your family history research. She has a doctorate in American studies and has researched the history of small towns. Participants will learn the skills needed, questions to ask and how to leverage MPHPL resources to find out more about their family’s past.

Registration required. Please click her to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdumtqzMoH9DA_gvh5geIQ-hzpwZcpxGw.

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday November 3, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 28 spaces available.

Thursdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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 remian in the library. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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 remian in the library. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 29 spaces available.

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Vegan Holiday Cooking | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults

Do you have some vegan guests joining your dinner table this holiday season or are you interested in a plant-based diet yourself? Join us for a plant-based food demonstration with Michele Dahms from Michiana VegFest. She is the Veg EDU coordinator for Michiana VegFest and has worked in the conventional and natural food industry for over 30 years. In this program, participants will learn how to make vegan desserts/side dishes themed around Thanksgiving.

Registration required. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19.

 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 6 spaces available.

Adults

Do you have some vegan guests joining your dinner table this holiday season or are you interested in a plant-based diet yourself? Join us for a plant-based food demonstration with Michele Dahms from Michiana VegFest. She is the Veg EDU coordinator for Michiana VegFest and has worked in the conventional and natural food industry for over 30 years. In this program, participants will learn how to make vegan desserts/side dishes themed around Thanksgiving.

Registration required. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, September 19.

 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 6 spaces available.

Friday November 4, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sips & Spines: Cozy Mysteries | Adults on Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Looking for a book club with a little more flexibility? Then join us for Sips & Spines, an after-hours virtual book club where, instead of reading a specific book, we choose a topic or genre, and you get to select the book that works best for you! Book suggestions will be emailed to participants upon registration in case you need help deciding what to read. During the meeting, participants can share what they read as we share drink recipes related to that session’s theme. This month's theme is cozy mysteries!

Registration required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqd-CpqT0iHt0G_Ig1mO6BBjFujXnujsmp 

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Adults (18+)

Looking for a book club with a little more flexibility? Then join us for Sips & Spines, an after-hours virtual book club where, instead of reading a specific book, we choose a topic or genre, and you get to select the book that works best for you! Book suggestions will be emailed to participants upon registration in case you need help deciding what to read. During the meeting, participants can share what they read as we share drink recipes related to that session’s theme. This month's theme is cozy mysteries!

Registration required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqd-CpqT0iHt0G_Ig1mO6BBjFujXnujsmp 

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Saturday November 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free Practice SAT® Test | Grades 9-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Teen (Grades 9-12)

MPHPL and Sylvan Learning Center are teaming up to provide high school students with the opportunity to take a free SAT practice test. The assessment will be proctored at the library, courtesy of Sylvan Learning Center.   

Students should bring a #2 pencil and a calculator. 

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

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Anne Britton  574-259-5277 x3101  a.britton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 20 spaces available.

Teen (Grades 9-12)

MPHPL and Sylvan Learning Center are teaming up to provide high school students with the opportunity to take a free SAT practice test. The assessment will be proctored at the library, courtesy of Sylvan Learning Center.   

Students should bring a #2 pencil and a calculator. 

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

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Anne Britton
  574.259.5277 x3101
   a.britton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gaming Day | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Celebrate International Games Month with us at the library! We will have Bingo, Scrabble and a variety of other games. Participants will also receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a door prize.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 22 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Celebrate International Games Month with us at the library! We will have Bingo, Scrabble and a variety of other games. Participants will also receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a door prize.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  (574) 259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 22 spaces available.

Tuesday November 8, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yak, Snack & Read | Adults @ Harris and Zoom : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Join one of our longest running morning book clubs/1 Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.

November 8: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Registration required for each session if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance. To join us virtually on Zoom, register here:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduqtrjgvEtHchCnX0MNVVHdzeZJZj6jL

CONTACT: Jennifer Senger  574-259-5277 x 3303  J.Senger@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch

Adults (18+)

Join one of our longest running morning book clubs/1 Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk.

November 8: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Registration required for each session if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance. To join us virtually on Zoom, register here:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduqtrjgvEtHchCnX0MNVVHdzeZJZj6jL

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Senger
  574.259.5277 x 3303
   J.Senger@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
American Heritage Spotlight | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Join us as our guest speakers discuss a variety of topics of local interest. 

November 8: This month, Joe Sipocz will present the History of the River Park Neighborhood. He currently manages the River Park Branch (part of the St. Joseph County Public Library) and is a board member of the River Park Neighborhood Association. Join us to learn about some of the history of the River Park neighborhood and stories about how the community has maintained its independent civic pride and sense of place. 

No registration required. 

CONTACT: Sam Farmer  574-259-5277 x1704  s.farmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Adults (18+)

Join us as our guest speakers discuss a variety of topics of local interest. 

November 8: This month, Joe Sipocz will present the History of the River Park Neighborhood. He currently manages the River Park Branch (part of the St. Joseph County Public Library) and is a board member of the River Park Neighborhood Association. Join us to learn about some of the history of the River Park neighborhood and stories about how the community has maintained its independent civic pride and sense of place. 

No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Sam Farmer
  574.259.5277 x1704
   s.farmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesday November 9, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration is required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 2nd event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration is required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 2nd event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 2nd event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants. 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: November 2, 9 & 16

Children (Ages 6-11)

During this 30 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.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 2nd event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants. 

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Tuesdays: November 2, 9 & 16 

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Tuesdays: November 2, 9 & 16 

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Wednesdays

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us in the teen department for gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Stop in and play for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cornbread and Butter | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults (18+)

Try your hand at making butter from scratch to go along with some freshly baked cornbread! In this program, participants will get the chance to shake their way to a tasty afternoon snack.

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 10 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Try your hand at making butter from scratch to go along with some freshly baked cornbread! In this program, participants will get the chance to shake their way to a tasty afternoon snack.

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Mikaela Pieri
  574.259.5277 x1702
   m.pieri@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday November 10, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Birth-23 months)

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 20 minute program that combines books, short thymes, songs, fingerplays and movement activities to introduce children to the wonder of language. 

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  574.259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Pals | Ages 4-5 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 3rd event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: 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. Caregivers must remain in the library.

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 3rd event. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. 

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Ages 6-11)

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

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 3rd event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

Children (Ages 6-11)

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

Registration required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session under the November 3rd event. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time | Ages 2-3 @ Bitt : [ MPHPL ]

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Kelly Heet  574-259-5277 x2401  k.heet@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: November 3, 10 & 17

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 required and begins Monday, September 19. Register once for all 3 weeks of the November session. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Heet
  574.259.5277 x2401
   k.heet@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Local Author Fair | Adults @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Adults 

Come join us for our first Local Author Fair! We will be showcasing a variety of local authors and their work. Feel free to meet and greet the authors. Snacks will be provided.

No registration required. 

CONTACT: Stephanie Maggart   574-259-5277 x 1701  s.maggart@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Adults 

Come join us for our first Local Author Fair! We will be showcasing a variety of local authors and their work. Feel free to meet and greet the authors. Snacks will be provided.

No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Maggart 
  574.259.5277 x 1701
   s.maggart@mphpl.org 

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Paper Bead Jewelry | Teen (Grades 6-12) @ Mish : [ MPHPL ]

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Ever wonder what happens to a library book when it can no longer circulate? Join us to find out as we upcycle old library books into paper beads to create bracelets, necklaces and lanyards. Bring in your own special beads to create a more personalized piece of jewelry or work with the supplies provided by the library. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 20 spaces available.

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Ever wonder what happens to a library book when it can no longer circulate? Join us to find out as we upcycle old library books into paper beads to create bracelets, necklaces and lanyards. Bring in your own special beads to create a more personalized piece of jewelry or work with the supplies provided by the library. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Karen Palmer
  574.259.5277 x1401
   k.palmer@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 20 spaces available.

Saturday November 12, 2022