Here are some upcoming events at the Nappanee Public Library.
Nappanee Center Celebrates New Weaver Aerospace Exhibit
It seems very apropos that the new exhibit housed in the Nappanee Center is rooted in the inspiration one remarkable young man found in reading. The exhibit is now part of the permanent Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection, managed by the Nappanee Public Library, and features items from the life and work of aeronautical engineer, Lee Weaver.
A Nappanee native, Weaver, loved the Buck Rodgers adventures as a boy in the 50’s and, from a young age, was determined to help put men in space.
He attained that goal through many accomplishments, beginning with earning a degree in aeronautic engineering from Purdue and later working for NASA, starting his own aerospace company, and taking on contract work with global aerospace companies. Projects included involvement in the Lunar Rover, Sky Lab, Hubble Telescope and International Space Station.
Weaver passed away in 2001, and his family donated many items from his life’s work to the ELCHC between 2013 and 2014, including a mock-up space capsule restored by Nappanee’s Challenger Door and installed in a newly-remodeled room at the Nappanee Center.
A dedication ceremony and celebration for the opening of the Lee Weaver exhibit will be held at the Nappanee Center located at 302 W. Market St. Nappanee, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.
Visitors will enjoy a presentation on Weaver’s life, a ribbon cutting, a special straw rocket project for children by ETHOS Science Center, and Rocket Science ice cream. The public is invited to attend.
RSVP to the Nappanee Public Library by Nov. 1, by calling (574) 773-7919, or email [email protected]
Duct Tape Workshop
Duct tape is for more than household emergencies these days. It comes in a rainbow of colors and a galaxy of patterns.
Bring your own roll to a new program at the Nappanee Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and make something new with other tape artists.
Ages eight and up are invited to attend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Registration is encouraged. For more information, call (574) 773-7919 or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.
Tuesday Tales Family Storytime
Families with children of all ages are invited to a new series of story times at the Nappanee Public Library on Tuesday afternoons.
Library staff and special guest storytellers will share a variety of enchanting classic and modern stories every other week.
Local weaver, Mary Ann Winters, will read the story, “Weaving the Rainbow” on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Mary will also do a demonstration on her loom and bring along samples of some different types of wool.
No registration is required.
For more information, call the Nappanee Public Library at (574) 773-7919, or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.