By JESSICA FLORES
Communication Specialist, Nappanee Public Library
NAPPANEE — Library club meetings, workshops, tours and even a bus trip are occuring at Nappanee Public Library.
The library Lego Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, the third Thursday of every month during the school year. Kids are invited to take part in age group appropriate challenges and free building time. This month’s challenge is “Name That Book.” No registration is required and parents are welcome to stay and participate. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult, and all materials will be provided.
Create and Collaborate is a new series of craft workshops for kids and tweens at the library. The next sessions will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 and Monday, March 21. Register for one or both at least one week in advance. Kids will make Minecraft-themed projects and play the popular online game on their own devices.
Nappanee Public Library Tour
Did you know you could use a VHS to DVD converter or check out a portable die cut machine at the library? How about “selfie sticks” or jigsaw puzzles? There are more than books at the library! New cardholders and those interested in learning more about the library are invited to a guided tour at 7 p.m. Monday, March 21.
In addition to discovering where to find current bestsellers, a favorite cookbook or the daily news, participants will be introduced to many special services. These include the library’s makerspace, online catalog, eMedia, computers and copiers for use in the library, framed original art, CD’s, DVD’s and many other materials for loan.
The library holds this tour the third Monday of every month and by appointment.
American Girls Club and Bus Trip
Girls will make decorative string art stars at the next American Girls Club meeting. Girls in first and second grade will meet from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, and girls in third through fifth grade will meet from 7-8 p.m. that same day. Space is limited, so register by Tuesday, March 15 by calling the library.
American girls meet once a month at the library during the school year to learn about girls in American history and share other activities such as themed parties and community service projects.
The library is sponsoring a trip to Chicago’s American Girl Place with the group on Saturday, May 7. Tickets cost $23 and cover transportation for one person on a chartered bus from Nappanee. Lunch at the American Girl Place is optional and costs $29 per person. All optional activities at the attraction are the riders’ responsibility. Check in at Northwood High School is at 6:45 a.m. and the group is expected to arrive back at 8 p.m.
Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis. Seats are open to those wishing to enjoy other Chicago attractions outside American Girl Place as well. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the library by Friday, April 1.
3D Printer and Scanner Training
Library cardholders with an interest in the maker movement, engineering, drafting, crafting and other techno-creative endeavors are invited to become certified on the library’s new Makerbot 3D printer and scanner. The next training session takes place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Learn how to program, run and troubleshoot projects on the machine and become certified to use it independently. Register by Thursday, March 17.
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees at the library will meet in regular session at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at 157 N. Main St. The public is invited to attend.