By TERRI RITTER
Public Relations Coordinator, North Webster Community Public Library
What can you make with two pointy sticks and some string? Lots of useful stuff such as sweaters, scarves, socks, afghans, baby clothes, and much more! Ellen Clark will show you how in her Knitting 101 Class 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13.
An avid knitter for many years, Ellen will teach the fundamentals of knitting starting with two basic stitches. The class is free, and no advance sign-up is needed. Just bring two size eight knitting needles, and the library will supply the yarn or you may bring your own if you wish. So come, bring a friend, and learn how to knit just in time to make Christmas gifts.
Later that day at 5:30 p.m., dietitian Stephanie Faroh of the Kosciusko County Extension Office will present a program on The Gluten Free Diet to the library’s weekly weight loss support group Lose It @ The Library. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about gluten-free eating.
If you enjoy kicking back with a good cup of joe, you won’t want to miss our Coffee Cupping event at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. What’s coffee cupping? It’s like wine tasting, only with coffee. Myron Bontrager from Electric Brew in Goshen will have free samples of coffee to taste as he guides us through the taste, aroma, and culture of coffee. From field to cup, you will also learn the history and process of coffee making and taste some delicious and unusual brews. It’s free to attend.
There are activities for youth of all ages in the Youth Services Department next week. It starts off with Tuesday After School Crafts and Stories, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kids in kindergarten through third grade are invited to the library after school to make crafts while listening to stories. Preschoolers will have fun “Going to the Zoo with Mrs. Pam” during Preschool Story Time on Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, as they learn about zoo animals through stories, games and crafts. Parents have a choice of two time sessions at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Then the teens in grades 6-12 will experience Pumpkin Palooza – Library Style at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, when they get together to turn old discarded library books into amazing pumpkin decorations. Bet you didn’t know that could be done, but Teen Services Manager Katie Shelby will demonstrate how.
Did you know the library has a special delivery and pick-up service for homebound residents of Tippecanoe Township? If you have an illness or disability that prevents you from coming to the library to borrow books and materials, you may qualify for this free service. Call Adult Service Director Beth Smith at 574-834-7122 ext. 205 to inquire and see if you are eligible.