Caring for an elderly loved one can be challenging as well as rewarding. If you are responsible for the care of an aging parent, spouse, or relative and need some support and encouragement, the North Webster Public Library’s Elder Care Giver Support Group is starting a new session and accepting new members at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Led by retired social workers Patrick and Carolyn Perry, this support group provides encouragement, information and resources for care givers and will meet every other Tuesday evening.
If interested in joining, be sure to attend the Sept. 16 open session meeting. After Sept. 16, sessions will be closed to new members until the next enrollment period. This enables members to become familiar and comfortable with one another in a confidential setting.
Get familiar with re-purposing items instead of throwing them in the trash at the Circle of Recycling Program on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Educator Sarah Fruit from KC Recycling Depot will show how to re-make and re-use items in this hands-on, family-friendly program Re-using items not only helps the environment by conserving resources and reducing trash in landfills, it also saves consumers money by getting more usage out of a product. The public is invited to attend this free program and learn how to turn trash into treasures.
The North Webster Hiking Club will gain a new appreciation for the environment when they hike the Merry Lea Nature Sanctuary near Wolf Lake on Friday, Sept. 19. The club will meet in the library parking lot at 8 a.m. and carpool to Merry Lea for the 4-mile hike through a variety of ecosystems that include prairies, bogs, glacier remnants, wetlands, forests, and lake. The hike also includes a visit to the Nature Center with hands-on displays. For hike details, contact the library at 574-834-7122 ext. 205 or e-mail [email protected].
Other adult events next week include Writer’s Corner, sharing their essays on travel at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, followed by R.E.A.D. Book Club, discussing Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, at 5:30 p.m. Lose It @ The Library will also meet at 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and walking.
In the Youth Services Department, registration for the fall session of Preschool Story Time starts Wednesday, Sept. 17. For ages 3-5, the nine-week fall session runs every Wednesday morning Oct. 1-Nov. 26 with two time periods available at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
The teens, grades 6-12, will celebrate back-to-school and National Honey Month during Teen Time on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4:30 p.m. They will have a sweet time with honey taste testing and honey trivia. They will also kick off a new school year with a greet-and-meet-time, some back-to-school tips, and pencil cup craft.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Sign up for a North Webster Library Evergreen Card during September and get entered in a prize drawing. If you live in Tippecanoe Township, your card is free. Stop by the front desk for details.