By TERRI RITTER
Public Relations Coordinator, North Webster Community Public Library
If you’ve always wanted to research your family tree, but don’t know how to get started, then sign up for the Beginning Genealogy 4-Class Series. The class starts at 3 p.m. Monday, March 9,and will continue on March 16, March 23, and March 30. Teaching the class, Local History & Genealogy Center Director Beth Smith will explain the standards for genealogy, how to find information online and in libraries, and what to do with the information you find. She will also share research tips, resources, and more. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call (574) 834-7122.
Are you crazy about jigsaw puzzles? So are we. Join us for a day of Adult Jigsaw Puzzle Mania on Tuesday, March 10. Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m., you can come into the library anytime throughout the day and put together jigsaw puzzles. Work alone or join with others; stay for a short while or the entire day if you like. The library will supply a variety of puzzles to work on, plus free coffee and bottled water. You are welcome to bring snacks to munch on.
Trying to lose weight or simply live a healthier lifestyle? Join our free weekly weight loss support program Lose It At The Library that meets at 5:30 p.m. each Monday. Each meeting starts with a confidential weigh-in to chart individual progress, followed by either walking exercise or an informative program. This Monday, March 9, R.N. Mary Erb will present “Steps to Take for a Healthy Heart.” Everyone is welcome.
In the Youth Services Department, kids ages 5 through 9 have been having “Fun with French” from 4 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday’s in March. Staff have been introducing the children to the French language through songs, counting, and learning French words. There is still time to get your child involved. Visit the Youth Services Desk or call (574) 834-7122 ext. 202 to get them signed up.
Each week, kids in kindergarten through third grade gather after school for crafts and stories from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. It’s a different craft every week staff reading a related story. No registration is needed. Children can come every week or once in a while. Parents are expected to remain in the library during the program.
Preschool Story Time continues with two time sessions at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning. Children ages three through five are having through stories, games, and crafts. Registration is requested, but visitors are always welcome.
Get involved in The Big Read sponsored by Kosciusko Literacy Services to promote reading in our community. This year’s Big Read selection is “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, a futuristic novel about American society. Pick up a copy at the library and read.