By TERRI RITTER
Public Relations Coordinator, North Webster Public Library
NORTH WEBSTER — Do you have a departed loved one or know of an interesting person interred in the North Webster Cemetery? Memorialize that person by entering the North Webster Cemetery Walk Essay Contest. Write a short essay about that person, giving a brief history of their life, and submit it to the library’s Local History and Genealogy Center Director Beth Smith by Thursday, March 31. The persons written about in the winning essays will be featured in the Tenth Annual North Webster Cemetery Walk on Sunday, Sept. 11. During the cemetery walk, actors will portray those persons and tell about their lives. This year’s North Webster Cemetery Walk has been endorsed as an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project. If you’ve never entered the essay contest, this would be the perfect year to honor a special someone from the past.
Step back to 1952 circus days and help solve the murder under the big top. Tickets are still available for the Friends of the Library’s “Under the Big Top Murder Mystery Dinner” at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Tickets cost $15 per adult player and include dinner, character assignment and clues. Participants are asked to dress and stay in character throughout the evening. Purchase your ticket from Adult Services Director Beth Smith and join in the fun and suspense.
Join the fun in learning to make your own greeting cards with Jan Biehl during the Make and Take Card Class at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3. Held the first Thursday each month, the class cost $7 and includes all your supplies. Pre-registration is required, so sign up at the circulation desk or call (574) 834-7122.
Explore the world of books and stories with your baby during lapsit held at 11 a.m. every Tuesday morning throughout March. For ages birth through 24 months, lapsit is an opportunity for parents and their young children to learn together. Each 20 minute session is followed by 10 minutes of meaningful play. Parents are also provided with resources to promote early literacy development in their children. Sign up at the youth services desk or call (574) 834-7122 ext. 202 to attend.
Preschool story time continues at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings through April 6. Children ages 3-5 learn through stories, activities, and crafts as well as socializing with other children. Registration is requested, but visitors are always welcome.
It’s tax time again! Federal and state tax forms and booklets are available at the library. They can also be downloaded from the library website at www.nweb.lib.in.us where you will find links to e-filing as well.