How to Register for a Program:
To register for a future event either locate the date of the event listed below or click on the date of the event on the calendar in the upper right corner. If registering for a program series with multiple dates (story hours, cooking classes, etc.) click on the first date the series is held, even if this date has passed. Thank you!

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Age Level: Adult | Children | Teen | Adult/Teen | All Ages

Thursday August 18, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Early Literacy Cafe | Age 5 & under @ Bitt

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 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet 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 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Mug 'n' Muffin | Adults @ Mish/Zoom

Adults (18+)

Enjoy a morning of coffee, conversation and muffins! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. This month's title is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Registration required if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance. 

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdOqqqD8oG9cd-PNa5nJ6cmzY4u6CsHGo

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. This month's title is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Registration required if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance. 

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdOqqqD8oG9cd-PNa5nJ6cmzY4u6CsHGo

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
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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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Delectable Lit | Adults @ Mish

Adults (18+)

Love, true love, is 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 be reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. So, come journey with us as we discuss this adventure/comedy and learn to make a delicious dessert based on the classic novel. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18th. 

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 2 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Love, true love, is 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 be reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. So, come journey with us as we discuss this adventure/comedy and learn to make a delicious dessert based on the classic novel. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18th. 

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 2 spaces available.

Friday August 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Craft Hour | Adults on Zoom

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. This month, we will be creating DIY potpourri. 

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

Registration required.

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdu-opjgrG9IqUFrILscLcLyawIw0rXE6

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. This month, we will be creating DIY potpourri. 

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

Registration required.

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdu-opjgrG9IqUFrILscLcLyawIw0rXE6

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Monday August 22, 2022
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Canceled - Food Science | Grades 6-12 @ Harris

Canceled

Enjoy an afternoon filled with delicious food experiments. The best part is that everyone gets to sample their creation. This month, we'll be making ice cream sundaes. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Derek Wells  (574) 259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
The registration period has ended.

Canceled

Enjoy an afternoon filled with delicious food experiments. The best part is that everyone gets to sample their creation. This month, we'll be making ice cream sundaes. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday August 23, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish

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 - 7:15 PM
Fabulous Foodies | Adults @ Mish/Zoom

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! 

August 23: Desserts 

Registration required.

Click here to register for in person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2022/08/23_Fabulous_Foodies_Adults_@_Mishawaka/Zoom

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-yrrz4vEtQ_sRFVgeTPREXtHl3AsBQq

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

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! 

August 23: Desserts 

Registration required.

Click here to register for in person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2022/08/23_Fabulous_Foodies_Adults_@_Mishawaka/Zoom

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-yrrz4vEtQ_sRFVgeTPREXtHl3AsBQq

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday August 24, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt

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 August 25, 2022
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tailgate Tastings | Adults @ Mish

Adults (18+)

The key to any great barbecue or tailgating party is amazing sides and sauces. Join us as we sample and cook these spicy and creamy additions that are sure to put an extra kick to your tailgating season. 

August 25: Barbecue Sauces

Registration Required and begins on Monday, July 18th. 

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 2 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

The key to any great barbecue or tailgating party is amazing sides and sauces. Join us as we sample and cook these spicy and creamy additions that are sure to put an extra kick to your tailgating season. 

August 25: Barbecue Sauces

Registration Required and begins on Monday, July 18th. 

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 2 spaces available.

Saturday August 27, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pollinators and Native Plants | MEF Community Greenhouse

Adults (18+)

Join us, the Parks department and local Master Gardeners for a discussion on native plant use and how it can attract pollinators to your garden. We will tour and discuss plantings around the greenhouse. This event will take place at the MEF Community Greenhouse, located across the street from the Battell center (at the corner of Broadway and Marion Street).

No registration required. 

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

Adults (18+)

Join us, the Parks department and local Master Gardeners for a discussion on native plant use and how it can attract pollinators to your garden. We will tour and discuss plantings around the greenhouse. This event will take place at the MEF Community Greenhouse, located across the street from the Battell center (at the corner of Broadway and Marion Street).

No registration required. 

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

Sunday August 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mishawaka Farmers Market | All Ages @ Ironworks Plaza

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 August 29, 2022
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Passport Pals | Ages 4-11 on Zoom

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

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/tZAqce2hqzMuG9GKzerpzvddZ4LiI2DsguaQ

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

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/tZAqce2hqzMuG9GKzerpzvddZ4LiI2DsguaQ

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday August 30, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Mish

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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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Get Organized! Mason Jars | Adults @ Harris

Adults (18+) 

Eager to declutter and organize your space? Learn with us at our Mason Jar organizer event! The supplies provided will help you create unique organizational containers that can be utilized well in any bathroom, kitchen or home office.   

Registration required. Registration opens Monday, July 18.

CONTACT: Stephanie Maggart  574-259-5277 x 1701  s.maggart@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 3 spaces available.

Adults (18+) 

Eager to declutter and organize your space? Learn with us at our Mason Jar organizer event! The supplies provided will help you create unique organizational containers that can be utilized well in any bathroom, kitchen or home office.   

Registration required. Registration opens Monday, July 18.

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday August 31, 2022
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Gaming | Grades 6-12 @ Bitt

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

Tuesday September 6, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Harris

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. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

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. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

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

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. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 22 spaces available.

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. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

 

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 22 spaces available.

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

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
There are 13 spaces available.

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

There are 13 spaces available.

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

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
There are 17 spaces available.

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

There are 17 spaces available.

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

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 | Adults on Zoom

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 New Zealand!

Registration required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkfu-vpjkrGNE1IBB1kUTform_BApUu05R

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 New Zealand!

Registration required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkfu-vpjkrGNE1IBB1kUTform_BApUu05R

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday September 7, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Mish

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. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 3 spaces available.

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. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 3 spaces available.

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

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. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 24 spaces available.

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. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 24 spaces available.

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

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
There are 5 spaces available.

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

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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
There are 18 spaces available.

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

There are 18 spaces available.

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

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

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Book & Cook | Grades 3-5 on Zoom

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join us for this virtual book club just for kids! Participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for two sessions. The first meeting we will discuss all our favorite parts of the book and the following week we will have a special cooking demonstration based on the story! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

September 7 & 14: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 

Registration required. Register once for both weeks of the September session.

Click here to register. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdOyvpjkvHt2vFFDdVdPeDZVbvBBhgfPR    

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

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join us for this virtual book club just for kids! Participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for two sessions. The first meeting we will discuss all our favorite parts of the book and the following week we will have a special cooking demonstration based on the story! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

September 7 & 14: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 

Registration required. Register once for both weeks of the September session.

Click here to register. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdOyvpjkvHt2vFFDdVdPeDZVbvBBhgfPR    

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday September 8, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Bitt

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. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  574-259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

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. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

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

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

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

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. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

 

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

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. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

 

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

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 26 spaces available.

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

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. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There is 1 space available.

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. Sessions are limited to 20 participants.

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

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There is 1 space available.

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

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
There are 21 spaces available.

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

There are 21 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fall Cricut Cards | Adults @ Mish

Adults (18+)

Did you know the library has Cricut machines? Come explore your creative side and create a unique fall themed card with us. All materials will be provided and no previous Cricut experience is required! 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18th.  

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There is 1 space available.

Adults (18+)

Did you know the library has Cricut machines? Come explore your creative side and create a unique fall themed card with us. All materials will be provided and no previous Cricut experience is required! 

Registration required and begins Monday, July 18th.  

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There is 1 space available.

Monday September 12, 2022
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Food Science | Grades 6-12 @ Harris

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Enjoy an afternoon filled with delicious food experiments. The best part is that everyone gets to sample their creation. This month, we will be making bubble tea. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

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

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Enjoy an afternoon filled with delicious food experiments. The best part is that everyone gets to sample their creation. This month, we will be making bubble tea. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe™ Online Tournament | Teens & Adults @ Virtual

Teens & Adults

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. Space is limited. Instructions on how to join the event will be emailed to participants upon registration.

Registration required. You must have a Nintendo Switch Online™ account and your own copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe™ to participate.

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  (574) 259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 12 spaces available.

Teens & Adults

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. Space is limited. Instructions on how to join the event will be emailed to participants upon registration.

Registration required. You must have a Nintendo Switch Online™ account and your own copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe™ to participate.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday September 13, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Harris

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

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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yak, Snack & Read | Adults @ Harris and Zoom

Adults (18+) 

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

September 13: The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel  

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/tZAvdOirrTgiHdSdBzRIfFRnQYlMwom9wlMD

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! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

September 13: The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel  

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/tZAvdOirrTgiHdSdBzRIfFRnQYlMwom9wlMD

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Senger
  574.259.5277 x 3303
   j.senger@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

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

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

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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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ask a Lawyer | Adults @ Mish

Adults (18+)

Legal advice can be expensive, time-consuming and hard to find with ease. Come visit this free session where we’ll connect you directly with a lawyer trained and specialized in answering your questions.  

No registration required.

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

Adults (18+)

Legal advice can be expensive, time-consuming and hard to find with ease. Come visit this free session where we’ll connect you directly with a lawyer trained and specialized in answering your questions.  

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

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

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 @ Mishawaka

Adults (18+)

This month, Susanna Ernst is our guest speaker. Ernst is a fifth generation Mishawakan and resident of Hooligan Heights for 18 years. She is the founder and current president of the Northwest Chicago Historical Society. Ernst will be presenting Hooligan Heights: Mishawaka's Wild West. This far west side neighborhood of Mishawaka was colloquially dubbed “Hooligan Heights” in the 1920s due to its rough-and-tumble reputation. Hooligan Heights’ history of racially restrictive covenants, federal housing policy and subsequent urban renewal tells the tale of Mishawaka’s Wild West.

No registration required.

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

Adults (18+)

This month, Susanna Ernst is our guest speaker. Ernst is a fifth generation Mishawakan and resident of Hooligan Heights for 18 years. She is the founder and current president of the Northwest Chicago Historical Society. Ernst will be presenting Hooligan Heights: Mishawaka's Wild West. This far west side neighborhood of Mishawaka was colloquially dubbed “Hooligan Heights” in the 1920s due to its rough-and-tumble reputation. Hooligan Heights’ history of racially restrictive covenants, federal housing policy and subsequent urban renewal tells the tale of Mishawaka’s Wild West.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Wednesday September 14, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Mish

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

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
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Mish

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

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

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

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Book & Cook | Grades 3-5 on Zoom

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join us for this virtual book club just for kids! Participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for two sessions. The first meeting we will discuss all our favorite parts of the book and the following week we will have a special cooking demonstration based on the story! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

September 7 & 14: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 

Registration required. Register once for both weeks inSeptember under the September 7th event. 

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

Children (Grades 3-5)

Join us for this virtual book club just for kids! Participants and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom for two sessions. The first meeting we will discuss all our favorite parts of the book and the following week we will have a special cooking demonstration based on the story! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. 

September 7 & 14: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 

Registration required. Register once for both weeks inSeptember under the September 7th event. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

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

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

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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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Mug 'n' Muffin | Adults @ Mish

Adults (18+)

Enjoy a morning of coffee, conversation and muffins! Books can be picked up a month in advance at the front desk. This month's title is Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman.

Registration required if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance. 

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdOGhqDgrHN0DTJEvIWh3gF94IpiKWAGW

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. This month's title is Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman.

Registration required if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance. 

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdOGhqDgrHN0DTJEvIWh3gF94IpiKWAGW

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

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

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

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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Board Meeting | @ Mish
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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Game Night! | Adults @ Mish

Adult (18+)

Tabletop games galore! Come enjoy classic games you know and discover new games as well. Feel free to bring your own games or use any of the many games we’ll have available. Light refreshments provided.  

No registration required.  

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

Adult (18+)

Tabletop games galore! Come enjoy classic games you know and discover new games as well. Feel free to bring your own games or use any of the many games we’ll have available. Light refreshments provided.  

No registration required.  

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Friday September 16, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Craft Hour | Adults on Zoom

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. This month, we will be creating Mandala Dot Art. 

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

Registration required. 

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfuigrDooE91Odu3pe0cboOXHnXUrZYLH

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. This month, we will be creating Mandala Dot Art. 

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

Registration required. 

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfuigrDooE91Odu3pe0cboOXHnXUrZYLH

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Saturday September 17, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Play Dough STEAM Day | All Ages @ Mish

All Ages 

In honor of National Play Dough Day, try your hand at a variety of fun and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) challenges and experiments, all involving everyone’s favorite colorful clay!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required and begins on July 18.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  (574) 259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 21 spaces available.

All Ages 

In honor of National Play Dough Day, try your hand at a variety of fun and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) challenges and experiments, all involving everyone’s favorite colorful clay!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required and begins on July 18.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  (574) 259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 21 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Play Dough STEAM Day | All Ages @ Harris

All Ages 

In honor of National Play Dough Day, try your hand at a variety of fun and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) challenges and experiments, all involving everyone’s favorite colorful clay!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required and begins on July 18.

CONTACT: Chelsea Eskander  (574) 259-5277 x3401  c.eskander@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 18 spaces available.

All Ages 

In honor of National Play Dough Day, try your hand at a variety of fun and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) challenges and experiments, all involving everyone’s favorite colorful clay!  Adult caregivers must remain in the room for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration required and begins on July 18.

CONTACT:
  Chelsea Eskander
  (574) 259.5277 x3401
   c.eskander@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 18 spaces available.

Monday September 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Tea Tasting | Adults on Zoom

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of sereni-tea! Put the kettle on for this virtual tea talk and tasting. Participants will enjoy a selection of teas as they learn about the history of tea, varieties of tea and steeping techniques. 

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

Click here to regiseter: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMufuuspzorGtEUJeS6qVboqaHk2lBBALSW 

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

Adults (18+)

Join us for a morning of sereni-tea! Put the kettle on for this virtual tea talk and tasting. Participants will enjoy a selection of teas as they learn about the history of tea, varieties of tea and steeping techniques. 

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

Click here to regiseter: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMufuuspzorGtEUJeS6qVboqaHk2lBBALSW 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Little Bit of Everything Book Club | Grades K-8 @ Bitt

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 September will be Pie by Sarah Weeks. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at each Youth Services desk beginning August 15. 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, July 18.

CONTACT: Anne Britton  (574) 259-5277 x3101  a.britton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 11 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 September will be Pie by Sarah Weeks. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at each Youth Services desk beginning August 15. 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, July 18.

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

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Blacklight Bingo | Grades 6-12 @ Bittersweet

Monday, September 19 

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us for an exciting game of blacklight bingo. Make sure to add to the fun and wear white to glow in the blacklight along with your BINGO card. Small prizes will be awarded and light snacks will be provided. Bragging rights must be earned! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration optional.

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 30 spaces available.

Monday, September 19 

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Join us for an exciting game of blacklight bingo. Make sure to add to the fun and wear white to glow in the blacklight along with your BINGO card. Small prizes will be awarded and light snacks will be provided. Bragging rights must be earned! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for participants 11 years of age and younger.

Registration optional.

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

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 30 spaces available.

Tuesday September 20, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Harris

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

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

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

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

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

3rd Tuesdays: August 16 and September 20

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Teens in grades six to 12 are invited to share their ideas, opinions and skills with the Teen Advisory Group. 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.

Registration required if attending via Zoom; registration optional for in person attendance.

 

CONTACT: Karen Palmer  574-259-5277 x1401  k.palmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 30 spaces available.

3rd Tuesdays: August 16 and September 20

Teen (Grades 6-12)

Teens in grades six to 12 are invited to share their ideas, opinions and skills with the Teen Advisory Group. 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.

Registration required if attending via Zoom; registration optional for in person attendance.

 

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tailgating Tabletop Decor

Adult  (18+)

Looking to kick up your tailgating experience? Come create a football themed mason jar and learn a variety of tips and tricks for your next tailgate. Use these mason jars for utensils, napkins, candy and other goodies. Excited to use your new football jar? Make sure to sign up for our Tailgate Tasting on September 22!

Registration Required

 

CONTACT: Samantha Farmer  574-259-5277Ext.1704  s.farmer@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 7 spaces available.

Adult  (18+)

Looking to kick up your tailgating experience? Come create a football themed mason jar and learn a variety of tips and tricks for your next tailgate. Use these mason jars for utensils, napkins, candy and other goodies. Excited to use your new football jar? Make sure to sign up for our Tailgate Tasting on September 22!

Registration Required

 

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday September 21, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Mish

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

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
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Mish

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

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mindful Moments | Adults @ Bitt

Adults (18+)

Take some time for yourself! You deserve it. Come enjoy an evening of socializing while discovering different methods for relaxation.

September 21: Yoga with Raven from Solray Studios, LLC 

Join us with special guest Raven Danielle as we learn new ways to ebb and flow in this beginner-friendly Light Slow Flow Hatha class! Raven is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and received Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki attunement in 2021. She is the creator of Solray Studios, LLC and is currently enrolled in school for massage therapy. Sponsored by 1st Source Bank. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18th. 

CONTACT: Kate Rhoton  574-259-5277 x1703  k.rhoton@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Take some time for yourself! You deserve it. Come enjoy an evening of socializing while discovering different methods for relaxation.

September 21: Yoga with Raven from Solray Studios, LLC 

Join us with special guest Raven Danielle as we learn new ways to ebb and flow in this beginner-friendly Light Slow Flow Hatha class! Raven is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and received Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki attunement in 2021. She is the creator of Solray Studios, LLC and is currently enrolled in school for massage therapy. Sponsored by 1st Source Bank. 

Registration required and begins on Monday, July 18th. 

CONTACT:
  Kate Rhoton
  574.259.5277 x1703
   k.rhoton@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday September 22, 2022
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Books & Babies | Birth-23 months @ Bitt

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

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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Backyard Birding | Adults @ Harris

Adults (18+)

Ever wondered what the name is of that bird you heard chirping outside? Join us for this fun and interactive event hosted by Melissa Gunter, the Education Chair for the South Bend Elkhart Audubon Society. Participants will learn about birdwatching, bird identification and information on local birds.

Registration recommended and walk-ins welcome.   

CONTACT: Mikaela Pieri  574-259-5277 x1702  m.pieri@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Harris Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

Ever wondered what the name is of that bird you heard chirping outside? Join us for this fun and interactive event hosted by Melissa Gunter, the Education Chair for the South Bend Elkhart Audubon Society. Participants will learn about birdwatching, bird identification and information on local birds.

Registration recommended and walk-ins welcome.   

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

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

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

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

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tailgate Tastings | Adults @ Mish

Adults (18+)

The key to any great barbecue or tailgating party is amazing sides and sauces. Join us as we sample and cook these spicy and creamy additions that are sure to put an extra kick to your tailgating season. 

September 22: Dips and Spreads 

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Derek P. Wells  (574)-259-5277 x1705  d.wells@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library
There are 5 spaces available.

Adults (18+)

The key to any great barbecue or tailgating party is amazing sides and sauces. Join us as we sample and cook these spicy and creamy additions that are sure to put an extra kick to your tailgating season. 

September 22: Dips and Spreads 

Registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 5 spaces available.

Saturday September 24, 2022
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Aging & Wellness Resource Fair | Adults @ Mishawaka

Visit the Mishawaka Library for a FREE Community Aging & Wellness Resource Fair. Information on paying for services, learning how to eat healthy on a budget, aging in place, and ask the expert panel discussions will take place through the day. 

Hosted in partnership with Aging Connections (https://www.agingconnections.org/)

CONTACT: Jennifer Ludwig  574-259-5277 x1301  j.ludwig@mphpl.org
LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

Visit the Mishawaka Library for a FREE Community Aging & Wellness Resource Fair. Information on paying for services, learning how to eat healthy on a budget, aging in place, and ask the expert panel discussions will take place through the day. 

Hosted in partnership with Aging Connections (https://www.agingconnections.org/)

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Ludwig
  574.259.5277 x1301
   j.ludwig@mphpl.org

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Full - S'mores Boards | Adults @ Harris

Full - check the 2pm time slot for addtional spaces.

Gooey marshmallow, drippy chocolate and crunchy graham crackers come together to create the perfect fall treat. Join us and arrange your own unique s’more themed charcuterie board that will have your next bonfire guests asking for some more!   

Registration Required and begins Monday, July 18th.    

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

Full - check the 2pm time slot for addtional spaces.

Gooey marshmallow, drippy chocolate and crunchy graham crackers come together to create the perfect fall treat. Join us and arrange your own unique s’more themed charcuterie board that will have your next bonfire guests asking for some more!   

Registration Required and begins Monday, July 18th.    

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
S'mores Boards | Adult @ Harris

Adults (18+)

Gooey marshmallow, drippy chocolate and crunchy graham crackers come together to create the perfect fall treat. Join us and arrange your own unique s’more themed charcuterie board that will have your next bonfire guests asking for some more!   

Registration Required. 

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

Adults (18+)

Gooey marshmallow, drippy chocolate and crunchy graham crackers come together to create the perfect fall treat. Join us and arrange your own unique s’more themed charcuterie board that will have your next bonfire guests asking for some more!   

Registration Required. 

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

LOCATION: Harris Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

Adults (18+)

Come learn about a unique way to upcycle old books! We'll learn how to print picture on book pages and then use watercolors to paint our new creations.

Registration required.

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

Adults (18+)

Come learn about a unique way to upcycle old books! We'll learn how to print picture on book pages and then use watercolors to paint our new creations.

Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Bittersweet Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Fabulous Foodies | Adults @ Mish/Zoom

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.   

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqfuyrpz8rHdbGstqJWXzewooLDMqV1dcG

Click here to register for in person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2022/09/27_Fabulous_Foodies_Adults_@_Mishawaka/Zoom

 

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

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.   

Click here to register for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqfuyrpz8rHdbGstqJWXzewooLDMqV1dcG

Click here to register for in person: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MPHPL&curName=2022/09/27_Fabulous_Foodies_Adults_@_Mishawaka/Zoom

 

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

LOCATION: Mishawaka Library

There are 8 spaces available.

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

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

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
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Mish

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

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

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

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

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
STEAM Squad | Ages 6-11 @ Bitt

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

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

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 8 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 8 spaces available.

Thursday October 20, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Board Meeting | @ Mish
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

Thursday November 17, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Board Meeting | @ Mish
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

Thursday December 15, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Board Meeting | @ Mish
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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