By TERRI RITTER
Public Relations Coordinator, North Webster Public Library
The state of Indiana turns 198 years old on Dec. 11 and we will be celebrating with some Indiana Trivia at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. Retired Indiana history teacher Paula Markley will share unusual and little known facts about the Hoosier state. Come and learn how George Washington’s sword came to be unearthed in Fort Wayne, the name of the Hoosier who really invented the telephone, and other fun facts. You will be amazed what you learn about your state.
At 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, part I of the documentary “Fed Up” narrated by Katie Couric will be shown during Lose It at The Library, our free weekly weight loss support group. The public is invited to view this exposé of the food industry and its influence on government guidelines.
The Youth Department will host Tuesday Crafts and Stories at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. Kids in grades K-3 are invited to come to the library after school to do crafts while listening to stories. Then at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, kids ages 5-12 will have fun exercising their creativity and engineering skills during LEGO Club. The library supplies the LEGOs while the kids provide the ideas.
If you missed Black Friday sales, it’s not too late to pick up some great bargains at the Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the North Webster Community Center Banquet Hall. You will find a huge selection of gently used adult and children’s books, movies, CDs, games, and puzzles to choose from.
Mark your calendar for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, for the library’s Joyous Christmas Celebration. The library will treat the public to a free evening of comedy entertainment, refreshments, door prizes, fellowship and fun.
Do you need help learning to use the internet? Researching a topic? Setting up a Facebook page or e-mail account? Downloading electronic books to your e-reader? Using the library’s databases or online catalogue? You can book a private 45-minute session with a library clerk who will help you in any of these areas and more. Just call (574) 834-7122 to schedule an appointment. Our Book-A-Librarian service is just one of the many free services we offer to help our patrons.