Board of Trustees Meeting at Nappanee Library
The Board of Trustees of the Nappanee Public Library will meet in regular session at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at 157 N. Main St., Nappanee. The public is invited to attend.
March Lego Club Meeting At Nappanee Library
The next meeting of the Nappanee Public Library Lego Club is scheduled for Thursday, March 20. Kids ages 5 and up are invited to take part in age-group-appropriate challenges and free building time on the third Thursday of every month at the Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month’s building challenge is “March Madness.”
No registration is required, and parents are welcome to stay and participate. Children under 8-years-old must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided.
For more information, call the Library at 574-773-7919, or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.
Nappanee Library Science Club
Your parents may have told you not to play with your food, but they never said anything about electrifying it! Learn to write with lemon juice ink, shoot a potato gun and electrify a pickle at the next meeting of the Super Science Saturday Club at the Nappanee Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22. Kids will meet at the Library for this session of “Salad Science.”
This program for curious kids in grades 1-5 is led by Nappanee Public Library Volunteer, Jim Myers, and meets at the Nappanee Public Library monthly during the school year.
Space is limited. Register by 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.
American Girls Meet at Nappanee Public Library
Make a kitchen apron for your doll at the next meeting of the American Girls Club at the Nappanee Public Library. Girls in grades 1-2 will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, and those in grades 3–5 will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.
The American Girls Club meets once a month at the library during the school year to learn about girls in American history and share other activities such as tea parties, sleepovers, and community service projects. Activities are planned for girls in grades 1-5.
Space is limited. Register by Tuesday, March 18.
Spring Into Art Returns to Coppes Commons in Nappanee
Spring Into Art is back in Nappanee this year at Coppes Commons! Sponsored by the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library, the annual art fair will be held Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29. Fine art, free hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and more — it’s a celebration of the arts and the artistic process, and it’s all in your own back yard!
Make plans to take part in this exciting event bustling with shopping, learning and inspiration for all ages. Spring Into Art takes place at the recently-renovated Coppes kitchen factory at 401 E. Market St. and will feature over 40 exceptional artists working in a variety of media including painting, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, photography and more. Young art lovers will have the chance to purchase their own original works of art in a new area, sponsored by the Psi Iota Xi sorority, full of items selected and priced especially for kids.
“We are thrilled to be working with Coppes Commons again this year. The growing facility is a great fit for us, offering an attractive space to showcase the work of our artists and a convenient place for our guests to shop and learn,” said Event Coordinator Jessica Flores. “With the addition of Coppes vendors and amenities, guests will find it easy to spend the entire day at the event on Saturday or enjoy an evening out with friends on Friday.”
Several free workshops will be offered, including jewelry-making, illustration, watercolor and pastel painting, charcoal drawing, balloon twisting and more. Unlike previous years, all classes will be walk-in only: no pre-registration will be taken, so plan to arrive early, and secure your spot. A full workshop schedule is available at www.nappaneelibrary.org.
Open hours for the public are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free. For a minimum pledge of $25 to either purchase artwork during the show or give as a gift in support of the program, guests get the chance to attend a special Purchase Award Sponsor Preview Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
“We were very pleased with the size of the crowd at last year’s show,” says Flores, who reports an attendance of over 1,500 at Coppes Commons in 2013. “We continue to strive for improving the quality of work offered, making the arts accessible to the community and offering an inspiring and affordable event for all ages.”
The purpose of Spring Into Art is to support the arts, to promote artists, and to benefit the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library and the Nappanee Public Library Foundation. Funds are used throughout the year to bring the community enriching, educational and entertaining programs.
For more information or to become a Purchase Award Sponsor, call 574-773-7919, go to www.nappaneelibrary.org, or become a fan on Facebook by searching “Spring Into Art.”