By TERRI RITTER
Public Relations Coordinator, North Webster Public Library
If you are researching your family history, the library has a new online tool that may help.
A Pocket Enumerations Database for the years 1920-1930 for Tippecanoe Township has been uploaded to the library’s website and is available for free online searching. What is a Pocket Enumeration? It was information collected for school purposes by the school trustee and sent to the county school superintendent each year.
This information can be useful to family historians because it contains the names of school age children in Tippecanoe Township, their gender, age, race, date of birth, and whether they were employed or in school. It also includes the names of parents or guardians and addresses, along with other details. You don’t need a library card to access this searchable database that is available on our website at www.nweb.lib.in.us.
The library’s Local History and Genealogy Center has many resources to help patrons research their family histories. Stop in and let us help you get started climbing your family tree.
If you have hesitated joining a book club, because you don’t want to get stuck reading a book you don’t like, then Voyager Book Club is made for you. In Voyager, you choose the book you want to read. Each month the club focuses on a specific genre and everyone reads whatever they want within that category; then gets together to share what they’ve read. At 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, we will be discussing domestic fiction.
There is still time to get a book read and join us for the discussion.
Thanksgiving can be a challenging time when you are trying to lose weight. Our weekly weight loss support group, called Lose It @ The Library, will also meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, for a program on “Handling the Thanksgiving Feast and Still Feel Thankful in the Morning.”
If you need some encouragement for facing the holidays, be sure to attend.
After School Crafts & Stories gives kids in grades K-3 something fun to do after school at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. This weekly program lets kids work on crafts while listening to stories; so bring them to the library on Tuesdays for a constructive after school activity.
Parents are asked to remain in the library during the program.
After black Friday shopping, relax and bring the family to the library in the afternoon for a free movie at 3 p.m. on Nov. 28. Family Movie Time will be showing an animated movie about a curious little penguin and his friends who overcome many difficulties to compete in a Super Sledding Competition.
The movie is rated G and runs 77 minutes. Bring your own soda and help yourselves to free popcorn.
The library will be closed all day on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 and opened 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.