April is almost here and the fourth and final month in the North Webster Public Library’s winter-long Four Months of Fun program. Since January, the library has held contests and drawings each month to liven things up. On April 1, the Author Match and DVD Dash contests commence.
See how well you know your authors in the Author Match Contest in which you match authors’ faces with their names. Pick up a contest sheet at the front desk and see how many of the authors’ names you match up with their photos without looking them up. Whoever correctly matches the most photos and names wins a fun prize. In case of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner.
Make a mad dash for the DVD section of the NWPL and check out at least five DVD’s to get entered in the DVD Dash drawing. The more DVD’s your check out, the more chances you have to win a free DVD player.
Both contests end April 17, and the winners will be announced at the big Library Week Celebration at 6:30 p.m. April 18, along with all the Four Months of Fun contest winners. Be sure to attend, because you must be present to win and claim your prize. You’ll also get to hear dog musher Karen Land talk about her amazing experiences running the grueling 1,150-mile Iditarod Dog Sled Race and meet her brave dog, Borage. It will be a free evening of food, friends, prizes, and fun, so save the date.
Also during April, Local History and Genealogy Center Director Beth Smith will once again be teaching her popular Beginning Genealogy Class on at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in April. If you’re interested in researching your family tree but don’t know where to start, this class is for you! This four-week class is free, but advance registration is required. Stop by the front desk to sign-up.
The Basic Computer Class will help those who want to get started on computers. Taught by Wawasee Middle School computer instructor Peggy Cook, this four-week class will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in April. You’ll learn how to operate and use a computer, create documents, surf the web, e-mail, and more! The class is free, but class size will be limited to six students. You’ll want to sign-up early to reserve your spot. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk.
The public is invited to hear local resident Pirkko Miller talk about her experiences growing up in Finland during World War II at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, during the Glean Team meeting. Miller’s presentation had been originally scheduled for last month, but was postponed due to last month’s snow storm and rescheduled for April 3. You won’t want to miss this interesting presentation.
Wondering what to do with the kids during next week’s Spring Break? Bring them to Family Movie Time at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the North Webster Community Center Banquet Hall. The Library is teaming up with the North Webster Community Center to show a film about an epic quest to reclaim a lost dwarf kingdom from a fearsome dragon and a journey through wild lands of goblins, orcs and sorcerers. The move is rated PG-13 and 169 minutes. Bring your own beverages and munch on free popcorn while enjoying the show. Free tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk one hour before show time.
There’s never a dull moment at the North Webster Library. Stop by frequently or visit our website at www.nweb.lib.in.us to check out what’s happening.