By JESSICA FLORES
Communication Specialist, Nappanee Public Library
NAPPANEE — Various types of club meetings, classes, kids events and even a recipe swap are being planned at the Nappanee Public Library.
The quilt guild, a club for adults interested in new quilting techniques, meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month. Members will next meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Membership for the “Artful Quilters” is open to anyone. Join the fun and fellowship with other quilters while keeping up to date with new activities and techniques in the quilting world. Bring your own projects to share, check out planned programs for the coming year, and sign up for trips.
Wiggle Giggle Dance Party
The Nappanee Public Library is excited to be bringing a new high-energy monthly program to toddlers and preschoolers. The Wiggle Giggle Dance Party will take place once a month, with the next session taking place from 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday, March 10. Plan on a long nap after this fun-filled time of contemporary and classic kids’ music, dance and lots of laughter.
Paper designer, blogger and professional crafter, Jill Lebbin, of EveryDayIsAnOccassion.com, returns to the library’s makerspace from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, to instruct another edition of silhouette school. Participants will make an miniature Easter bunny treat box. This will be a great chance for makers to learn the ins and outs of the Silhouette Cameo digital cutter and all of its capabilities, while making an adorable paper basket perfect for gift giving or decorating.
The class is free and open to adults and teens. Participants are asked to register by Thursday, March 3. Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fun For Kids at Second Saturday
Kids can plant a silly grass head at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Get ready for spring with this fun free project in the kid’s department. Free kids’ crafts and activities are held on the second Saturday of each month in conjunction with Nappanee’s city-wide Second Saturday events.
Looking for ways to spice up your weekly menu or wow a crowd at your next potluck? The Nappanee Public Library will host a new recipe swap program for adults from 7-8 p.m. the second Monday of each month. The first meeting will be held Monday, March 14, and the theme will be “Pies and Desserts.” To participate, sign up on the events calendar at www.nappaneelibrary.org or call (574) 773-7919. Submit your recipe to any service desk or email it to [email protected] by Monday, March 7. Bring your pie or dessert to the tasting and go home with a stack of new recipes from fellow home cooks.
Burlap and Brew Craft Night
The Main Street Coffee House will sponsor a special crafting workshop at the library from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. Participants will meet in the Cube and use bags from Main Street’s raw coffee bean shipments to make a selection of projects. Choose a wreath, banner, or table runner. Main Street Roasters coffee will also be served. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register.
Read along with the “Cover to Cover” book club at the library. The club, designed for adults, will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 — became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call the library.
Create and Collaborate is a new series of craft workshops for kids and tweens at the library. The next session will be held from 6-7 p.m. Monday, March 21. Register for one or both at least one at least one week in advance. Kids will make Minecraft themed projects and play the popular online game on their own devices.
For more information or to sign up call the library.
Monday, March 14, is Pi Day. Join the library in commemorating this world-wide celebration of the symbol used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. A fun mathematical program for preschoolers will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. Monday. Play playground games, make a pop art craft and enjoy a sweet treat. Tweens will celebrate by making mini fruit pies and grid art in the Cube from 4-5 p.m. Monday as well. Register for both programs by Monday, March 7. Drop in activities will also be held throughout the day for all ages along with mini moon pie giveaways while supplies last. Call the library for more information.