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Monday January 25, 2021
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Hip Hip Hooray for Winnie the Pooh! - Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 7 and under)

Come celebrate everyone’s favorite willy-nilly-silly old bear with a celebration dedicated to Winnie the Pooh! We’ll enjoyed stories, music, and a fun craft themed around Pooh and all of his friends. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdeitqj8pGdec3M51wvPNRhglfhjWSfAV  to register. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen D&D - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: January 4, 11, & 25; February 1, 8, & 22

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons ™! The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

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

Children (Ages 4-8)

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

Registration is required for each session. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsfu2rpj0tGtHRd9zfPq1cAsqIgliHY3w4  to register for the January session. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Tuesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldu2srDMrGNQt-w7ehjNIXaURrWaa7Htk

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Tuesday Mornings - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclf-itqD8rHNJUPDcrxu3-JvWGfyzp4nea to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Tuesday Afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOiorDwjH9ThTajGj9KjyTNvGV2AvdpZ to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
 
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Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Watching your budget? Tiring of rising cable bills? Everyone's heard about streaming services, but what and how many services should you sign up for? We'll talk about streaming services and devices and what you need to successfully cut the cord.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oc-yrqzgpHdej8C10DaBVRQB9t6VpBtL7 to register.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday January 27, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Wednesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uf-iprjouE9GIM2F7YzPG9P9QdUrwLjIT

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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Anime Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Wednesday January 20-February 24 

Adults (18+) 

Love anime?  Come hang out with us on Discord and watch some classics! Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell    a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Every Wednesday in January & February

Teens (Grades 8-12)

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Wednesday Afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0of-uuqDkuH934jiDXgDN5F8nP-AyeeU04 to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
Thursday January 28, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Thursdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-2uqz0qGddoPNRKveXRFgoYnAh2sMNp

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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Aspiring Authors - Virtual Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults (18+) 

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

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

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing Rules by Cynthia Lord. During our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcuirpj8rHNAtXu4N2RZcoykFTvAjl7rR. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Genealogy Roundtable - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

** CANCELLED **

Adults (18+)

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

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
Friday January 29, 2021
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Baby Storytime - Zoom
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

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

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIufuuuqzwvGtXs-QPdMkUBgh9JQJpcZiAD  to register. Register once for all six sessions.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday February 1, 2021
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Morning Makers - Zoom
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us on Zoom for a morning of conversation and crafting! For this session, we will be creating Mandala Painted Hearts. Join us to learn about mandala painting, apply the technique to a wooden heart, and turn the heart into a keychain or magnet.

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcOmpqDwuE9B5yUp23ewWOOl5soBYqP9Y to register.

Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
 
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Teen D&D - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: January 4, 11, & 25; February 1, 8, & 22

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons ™! The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Are You Smarter Than a Librarian? - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

* CANCELLED*

Children (Grades 3-5)

Do you think you can correctly answer more trivia questions than the month's special guest librarian? There's only one way to find out! Questions will be on a variety of topics from animals to video games and everything in between. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Tuesday February 2, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Tuesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldu2srDMrGNQt-w7ehjNIXaURrWaa7Htk

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Tuesday Mornings - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclf-itqD8rHNJUPDcrxu3-JvWGfyzp4nea to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Tuesday Afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOiorDwjH9ThTajGj9KjyTNvGV2AvdpZ to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
 
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Cricut 101: Intro to Cricut Design Space - Zoom
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Did you recently receive a Cricut machine? Have you hadone for a while but don't know where to start? Do you want to know more about it before taking the plunge? Join us for an overview of Cricut Design Space software. For those with a machine, we'll walk you through an easy first project from design, to cut, to application. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvd-qrpjspHtNqhW4ARWtzLtMgaA610cZr to register. Details on when and were to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday February 3, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Wednesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uf-iprjouE9GIM2F7YzPG9P9QdUrwLjIT

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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Anime Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Wednesday January 20-February 24 

Adults (18+) 

Love anime?  Come hang out with us on Discord and watch some classics! Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell    a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Every Wednesday in January & February

Teens (Grades 8-12)

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Wednesday Afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0of-uuqDkuH934jiDXgDN5F8nP-AyeeU04 to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
Thursday February 4, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Thursdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-2uqz0qGddoPNRKveXRFgoYnAh2sMNp

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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Aspiring Authors - Virtual Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults (18+) 

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

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

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman. During our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtd-Cprz4iEtSCB9bcF0iUqxvCIg0xw5b4. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday February 5, 2021
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Baby Storytime - Zoom
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

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

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIufuuuqzwvGtXs-QPdMkUBgh9JQJpcZiAD  to register. Register once for all six sessions.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Fri-DIY!: Sew a Circuit - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a DIY project! This session, we'll sew a circuit using conductive thread.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od--oqzkvHtPuqR8riivJg4Ym2ia9FSmG to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday February 8, 2021
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Teen D&D - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: January 4, 11, & 25; February 1, 8, & 22

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons ™! The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Lego™ Squad - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Do you love to build and design? Let your imagination soar in Lego™ Squad, where you will be challenged and have your engineering skills put to the test! You will also get to show off your innovative designs and discuss building strategies with a group of creative peers.  

Registration is required for each session. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu2urzMjGdyV_FA7UnW8fqgND5Tbl68i to register. Participants must provide their own Legos™ or other building materials. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday February 9, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Tuesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldu2srDMrGNQt-w7ehjNIXaURrWaa7Htk

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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Yak, Snack & Read - Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

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

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

CONTACT:  Chelsea Eskander    c.eskander@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Tuesday Mornings - Zoom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclf-itqD8rHNJUPDcrxu3-JvWGfyzp4nea to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Tuesday Afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOiorDwjH9ThTajGj9KjyTNvGV2AvdpZ to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
 
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Twilight Time Tales - Zoom
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Children (Ages 5 and Under)

Let MPHPL bring some pre-bedtime stories to your home with our once-a-month evening storytime! This month we'll have a silly time reading about sloths! Ms. Jen will share some of her favorite stories and provide a walkthrough of the themed craft. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsceyrqT0oHN1QeGEdQf62GqesjzZRE-ol to register.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday February 10, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Wednesdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uf-iprjouE9GIM2F7YzPG9P9QdUrwLjIT

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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Anime Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Wednesday January 20-February 24 

Adults (18+) 

Love anime?  Come hang out with us on Discord and watch some classics! Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell    a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Every Wednesday in January & February

Teens (Grades 8-12)

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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STEAM Squad: Wednesday Afternoons - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10

Children (Ages 6-11)

STEAM Squad is a 45-minute weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. Example activities include candy science, engineering a sledding hill, and assembling a snowstorm in a jar. 

Registration is required; register once for all 6 weeks. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0of-uuqDkuH934jiDXgDN5F8nP-AyeeU04 to register. Due to scope and quantity of kits, please register if you know that you'll be able to join all (or the majority) of the sessions.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1701  k.hooser@mphpl.org
Thursday February 11, 2021
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Winter Storytime (Thursdays) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

Join us for storytime! This is a great chance to get your wiggles out. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and say rhymes together, and we’ll give you a craft to do at home! Registration is required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. Register once for all six weeks.

Registration is required and begins Monday, December 21st.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
 
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Aspiring Authors - Virtual Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults (18+) 

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

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

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Homework Machine by Dan GutmanDuring our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtd-Cprz4iEtSCB9bcF0iUqxvCIg0xw5b4. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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American Heritage Roundtable - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Learn about important moments and figures in area history. This month, speaker Peter DeKever will present the story of Elijah Powell and his legacy in Mishawaka.   

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOCqrzojHt1Y01VCsn4rpI2RzJkahbUA to register.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  5742595277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
Friday February 12, 2021
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Baby Storytime - Zoom
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Children (Birth-23 months)

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

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIufuuuqzwvGtXs-QPdMkUBgh9JQJpcZiAD  to register. Register once for all six sessions.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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D&D Revenge of the Players - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Friday January 15 & Friday February 12 (February date moved from 2/19)

Teens (Grades 8-12)

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

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

 

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

* This program is full *

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Take a brain break and let your creativity flow! For this program, we will be creating Pop Tart Pillows.

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcOGopjoqHd3oF6B5Rf8ai-cZXnQU9rGo to register.

Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
 
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Valentine's Day Adult Trivia Night - Zoom
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Found love and looking for a fun date night activity for you and your partner? Then join us for this romance themed trivia night! We’ll have questions covering romantic comedies, love songs, celebrity couples, and more. Play on your own or get a group together (please no more than 6 people per group). A small prize will be given to the winner. Winner must be able to pick-up prize in-person. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldO2trjMpGNa61-pkdZY0mckxmlRiSByS to register. Only one registration required per team.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday February 16, 2021
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Chinese New Year Storytime - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

The Year of the Ox begins February 12! Join us to learn about Chinese New Year with stories, songs, and a craft. 

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucumsqzIiGdb4ebdy0KiGv69-Ii8MTRYG to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
 
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Camp Half-Blood Book Club - Zoom
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teens (Grades 6-8)

Are you a fan of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan? Join us for a new monthly book discussion. We'll begin by discussing The Lightning Thief and each month we will do a book related activitiy. This month, we'll be making blue chocolate chip cookies in a mug.

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcu2gpjsoEtA-bYBrmPi5P_BYHwIZv3Ny to register. 5th and 9th graders are welcome as space allows. Details on when and were to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday February 17, 2021
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Anime Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Wednesday January 20-February 24 

Adults (18+) 

Love anime?  Come hang out with us on Discord and watch some classics! Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell    a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Every Wednesday in January & February

Teens (Grades 8-12)

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday February 18, 2021
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Mug 'n' Muffin - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

This morning book club is going virtual! Join us for a discussion of this month’s book pick, March by Geraldine Brooks. Books will be available to pick up from the Mishawaka Library beginning on Thursday, January 21

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdeqoqjouE91xU5WAfBcyQSIOPNR7j2cv  to register. Contact  k.rhoton@mphpl.org for assistance with registration and Zoom. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Aspiring Authors - Virtual Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults (18+) 

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

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

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Homework Machine by Dan GutmanDuring our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtd-Cprz4iEtSCB9bcF0iUqxvCIg0xw5b4. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday February 19, 2021
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Fri-DIY! Sweet Tweet Birdfeeders
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a DIY project!

January 15: Woven Tapestry Coasters
February 5: Sew a Circuit
February 19: Sweet Tweet Birdfeeders

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcOGorTooE9aq_6DUEFMcyNGf9njVM9cT. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
Monday February 22, 2021
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Teen D&D - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mondays: January 4, 11, & 25; February 1, 8, & 22

Teens (Grades 8-12) 

Adventurers! Ready your sword-arm and prepare your spells! The library is looking for aspiring heroes to join us for Dungeons & Dragons ™! The game will be run on the Roll20 virtual platform. New players are encouraged and we will cover the basics of character creation. Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for set-up instructions. Huzzah! 

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

Children (Ages 4-8)

Ready to travel the world? During this fun and informative session, you’ll learn all about countries from around the world. For our February session, join us for a trip to SwitzerlandCraft, activity, and recipe resources will be provided so you can experience a little bit of each country from home. 

Registration is required for each session. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vd-ytpjsoGdBCDZ5EllfkcsqylB8XwzXG  to register for the February session. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday February 23, 2021
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Spice Club - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

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

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-CqrTstH90cmiX1SXlE0u1gx-XBkglT to register. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday February 24, 2021
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Move 'n' Groove - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

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

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcemqqj8sHtQ_2egeLl7ItYgTUW5y5WOS to register.

CONTACT:  Kimberly Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Anime Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Every Wednesday January 20-February 24 

Adults (18+) 

Love anime?  Come hang out with us on Discord and watch some classics! Email a.russell@mphpl.org to join and for log-in instructions. 

CONTACT:  Adam Russell    a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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D&D Quest Girls - Virtual Session
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Every Wednesday in January & February

Teens (Grades 8-12)

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
Thursday February 25, 2021
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Aspiring Authors - Virtual Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults (18+) 

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

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

Every Thursday in January and February

Adults and Teens (Ages 14-24) 

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

CONTACT:  Adam Russell  5742595277 ext. 1704  a.russell@mphpl.org
 
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Homework Machine by Dan GutmanDuring our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtd-Cprz4iEtSCB9bcF0iUqxvCIg0xw5b4. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Genealogy Roundtable - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

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

Registration is required. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcOqoqz4tE91wA5uPdcI6SwdM44Y9ZcUL to register.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
Friday February 26, 2021
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Gotta Paint Them All - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Family (All Ages)

Do you love Pokémon? What about your family? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then join us for a crafting night where we will paint rocks to look like our favorite Pokémon or other Pokémon related items. 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x3702  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 1, 2021
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Morning Makers - Zoom
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adults (18+)

Join us on Zoom for a morning of conversation and crafting! For this session, we'll be making Paper Flower Bouquets. 

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 2, 2021
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Seuss-a-bration - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Children (Ages 7 and under)

You could not, would not, want to miss, a celebration such as this! Join us for Seuss-ical stories, activities, and crafts! 

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.  

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 4, 2021
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Cricket in Times Square by George SeldenDuring our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday March 5, 2021
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Fri-DIY!: Mosaic Herb Gardens - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a DIY project! This session, we'll decorate a planter using the mosaic style and sow seeds. 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 8, 2021
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Lego™ Squad - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Ages 6-11) 

Do you love to build and design? Let your imagination soar in Lego™ Squad, where you will be challenged and have your engineering skills put to the test! You will also get to show off your innovative designs and discuss building strategies with a group of creative peers.  

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Participants must provide their own Legos™ or other building materials. 

CONTACT:  Kim Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Twilight Time Tales - Zoom
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Children (Ages 5 and Under)

Let MPHPL bring some pre-bedtime stories to your home with our once-a-month evening storytime! This month we will be reading about superheroes! Ms. Jen will share some of her favorite stories and provide a walkthrough of the themed craft. 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Mar10 Day Celebration Non-Registered Programs - Virtual
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Make a Scene Challenge
March 1-10
All Ages

Create a Mario-themed scene using blocks, Legos, cardboard boxes, Perler Beads, stop motion animation, or any other medium of your choosing - the choice is yours! Email your scene to programming@mphpl.org by Sunday, March 7.

Challenge Details: Entries will be posted on our Facebook page and voting will be held March 8-10. The entry with the most votes will be declared the winner on Thursday, March 11 and the winner will receive a Mario-themed prize basket.

Escape Room
Wednesday, March 10
All Day | All Ages

Can you defeat Bowser and save the pricness? The only way to find out is by working your way through a variety of puzzles and challenges in our virtual escape room. The link to the Escape Room will be posted on the library's website and Facebook at 9 am on Wednesday, March 10.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Move 'n' Groove - Mario Edition! - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

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

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16.

CONTACT:  Kimberly Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Super Mario DIYs - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

All Ages (6+ to Adult)

During this session, we will walk you through how to create a Mario paper puppet, a 3-D Question Block box, and an edible marshmallow Toadstool. Children ages 6+, teens, and adults are welcome to sign-up!

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  5742595277  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Online Tournament - Virtual
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages 8+

Think you have what it takes to leave your fellow racers in the dust as you conquer Rainbow Road? Then join us for this night of Mario Kart where you’ll get to test out those skills during multiple races. Children ages 8+, teens, and adults are welcome to join! Space is limited. 

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, February 16. You must have a Nintendo Switch Online account and your own copy of Mario Kart 8 to participate. Email k.rhoton@mphpl.org to join.

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 11, 2021
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Tea-riffic Tales - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 3-7)

Wear your fanciest attire (that's a fancy word for clothes!) and join us on Zoom for a virtual tea party. We'll share stories, dance to some of our favorite songs, and decorate tea cups.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16b.

Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Cricket in Times Square by George SeldenDuring our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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American Heritage Roundtable - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

Learn about important moments and figures in area history. This month we welcome Brian Dentino who will be discussing military glider development and implementation in World War II.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  5742595277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
Friday March 12, 2021
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Teen Crafternoon - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens (Grades 6-12)

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

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Registration begins Tuesday, February 16.

Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Monday March 15, 2021
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The Great American Road Trip: The Indiana Cave Trail - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Ages 4-8)

Buckle your seatbelts and get ready to travel around the United States! From the east coast to the west coast, we’ll discover some of the most fun and interesting places to visit right here in the USA and do a craft together before hitting the road for our next destination. This month, we’ll be visiting the Indiana Cave Trail—only a few hours from home!

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 16, 2021
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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 3-7)

The days are getting longer, warmer, and even a little greener! Join us on Zoom to chase away the winter blues and celebrate the beginning of spring (a little early)! We will read stories, sing songs, and complete a craft together.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Kimberly Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Camp Half-Blood Book Club - Zoom
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teens (Grades 6-8)

Are you a fan of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan? Join us for a new monthly book discussion. We'll begin by discussing The Lightning Thief and each month we will do a book related activitiy. This month, we will create camp cord necklaces. Beads, cord, and paint are provided; participants will need to provide a fine tip Sharpie and/or other fine tip markers.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 165th and 9th graders are welcome as space allows. Details on when and were to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Little Leprechauns - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 7 and under)

Come along with us as we discover what treasure is waiting for us at the end of a rainbow! Is it a leprechaun? A pot of gold? Let’s find out! This program will feature themed stories, songs, and a craft to make together.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 18, 2021
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Mug 'n' Muffin - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Adults (18+)

This morning book club is going virtual! Join us for a discussion of this month’s book pick, The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum. Books will be available to pick up from the Mishawaka Library beginning on Thursday, February 18

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, February 16. Contact k.rhoton@mphpl.org for assistance with registration and Zoom. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
 
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Cricket in Times Square by George SeldenDuring our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday March 19, 2021
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Morning Makers - Zoom
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adults (18+)

Join us on Zoom for a morning of conversation and crafting! For this session, we will be creating a wire wrap Spring egg bracelet and Spring fling dangle earrings. Beads, wire, hooks, and charms are provided; participants must provide their own round nose pliers and wire cutters.

Registration is required and is limited to MPHPL cardholders. Registration begins Tuesday, February 16.

Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
 
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Fri-DIY! Macrame Infinity Bookmarks - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a DIY project!
March 5: Mosaic Herb Gardens
March 19: Macrame Infinity Bookmarks


Registration is required for each session and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 22, 2021
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Lifelong Learning: National Parks - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Adults (18+)

Why should learning be reserved just for kids? If you have an interest in learning new things, then join us to learn about a unique topic through short stories, videos, music, and more. Each month, we’ll explore a topic. This month, we’ll learn about the U.S. National Parks. 

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, February 16. Please contact k.rhoton@mphpl.org for assistance with registration and/or Zoom.

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

Children (Ages 4-8)

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

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1706  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 23, 2021
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March with the Dinosaurs - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 7 and under)

Let’s hear your biggest ROAR! Come march with us to a land where our dinosaur friends roam. We will read stories, dance to songs, and make a craft together. Dinosaur costumes and themed tee-shirts are encouraged!

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Spice Club - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

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

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277 x1701  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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Move 'n' Groove - Zoom
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Children (Ages 2-5)

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

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16.

CONTACT:  Kimberly Hooser  574-259-5277 x1400  k.hooser@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 25, 2021
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Book & Cook @ Home
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Kim for this virtual book club just for kids! This month, we will be reading and discussing The Cricket in Times Square by George SeldenDuring our last session, join us on Zoom for a special cooking demonstration based on the book! 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Register once for all four sessions. Details on when and where to pick up your copy of the selected title will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Genealogy Roundtable - Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults (18+)

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

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16.

CONTACT:  Deanna Juday  574-259-5277 x1801  d.juday@mphpl.org
Monday March 29, 2021
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Spring “Egg”-stravaganza (Monday) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 5 and under)

Hop over to Zoom and join us for some springtime fun! We’ll enjoy stories, egg-citing musical activities, and a craft.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Egg-streme Explorers - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Ages 6-11)

Get hands-on with egg-stremely fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) challenges using only the supplies provided. 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 30, 2021
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Spring “Egg”-stravaganza (Tuesday) - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 5 and under)

Hop over to Zoom and join us for some springtime fun! We’ll enjoy stories, egg-citing musical activities, and a craft.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Egg-streme Explorers - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Children (Ages 6-11)

Get hands-on with egg-stremely fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) challenges using only the supplies provided. 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Crayon Day Celebration - Zoom
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Children (Ages 5 and under)

Choose your favorite crayon colors and join us for a storytime all about one of our favorite art supplies. Stories, songs, activities, and a craft will round out the morning.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Ludwig  5742595277  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Practical Pranksters! - Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Ages 6-11)

April Fool's Day is on April 1st! Do you need some silly practical jokes to play on your friends and family? Then join us for a funny good time! Don’t worry: all our pranks will be friendly! 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 16. Details on when and where to pick-up program supplies will be sent via e-mail to registrants. 

CONTACT:  Carolyn Wirtz-Poelstra  574-259-5277 x1400  c.wirtz-poelstra@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday April 15, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday May 20, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday June 17, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday July 15, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday August 19, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday September 16, 2021
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Board Meeting - Bittersweet
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Board Meeting - Mishawaka
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CONTACT:  Donna Meeks   574-259-5277 x 1101  d.meeks@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

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