By JESSICA FLORES
Communication Specialist, Nappanee Public Library
Nappanee Public Library events this week.
Eudora Welty once said “Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.”
Listening children of all ages are invited to a series of family story times at the Nappanee Public Library on Tuesday afternoons. Library staff and special guest storytellers share a variety of enchanting classic and modern stories.
NPL Librarian, Maggie Carr, will read the modern classic, “The Polar Express” by Chris VanAllsburg on Dec. 9. Additional books may be read based on the audience. No registration is required.
Free Holiday Movie
Nappanee’s Movies in the Park program wraps up its season with a showing of the modern Christmas Classic, “The Polar Express,” on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Enjoy the show with Santa Clause inside the pavilion at West Side Park beginning at 8 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided, while supplies last.
The movie series is sponsored by the City of Nappanee Parks Department, Friends of the Nappanee Public Library and Lake City Bank.
Saturdays With Santa
Santa will stop at the Nappanee Public Library for two special visits during the month of December.
Children are invited to come to the Library to share their Christmas wishes with Santa and have their picture taken together from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 13.
The Nappanee Public Library is located at 157 North Main Street in downtown Nappanee.
Make sure to visit the Children’s Department to decorate your own glittery paper snowflake at the Library on Saturday, Dec. 13. All ages are welcome, and no registration is required for either event. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
Gift Wrapping Workshops
Big and little elves will find help for wrapping gifts at the Nappanee Public Library this holiday season. Two free workshops will be held for adults and children on Monday, Dec. 15 and Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Local designer, Liz Mullet, formerly of Liz’s Furniture Shoppe, will help adults expand their wrapping repertoire of skills on Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. during Wrap and Chat.
Learn various wrapping styles and chat with friends and other participants while wrapping gifts you bring from home. An assortment of paper, bows, ribbon, tape and tags will be provided at no cost.
It’s a Wrap will guide kids, ages seven through eleven, through basic gift wrapping skills from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 with Maggie Carr. An assortment of boxes and wrapping supplies will be available for practice at no cost.
Join the Nappanee Public Library Cover to Cover Book Club for their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, for a “free for all” discussion on books.
Participants will wrap up the year’s meetings by sharing their thoughts on topics of their choosing, including books reviewed over the past year and offering suggestions for next year’s selections.
This is a great time to introduce yourself, if you’ve been thinking about joining in on the monthly discussions. New participants are always welcome, so bring your favorite book, some new ideas, and a fellow book lover to this month’s meeting.
Members meet the third Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library to discuss titles alternating between fiction and non-fiction selections.
The Nappanee Public Library’s last duct tape workshop was a smashing success, so the Children’s Department is inviting kids in first through fifth grade to come back for more sticky fun.
A Duct Tape Christmas will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, with two sessions being offered. Kids will have the chance to make their own colorful, personalized holiday gifts.
Choose to register for either the 9:30 a.m. to noon class, or the 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. class.
Supplies are limited, and registration must be made by Dec. 3, by calling (574) 773-7919, or by visiting the events calendar at www.nappaneelibrary.org.
For more information on any of the events at Nappanee Public Library call (574) 73-7919 or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.