Local crafter, Kelly Engle, will show community members how to make a button wreath canvas at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec.12, during the next Adult Craft Night.
MILFORD — The following events will take place at the Milford Public Library:
ADULT CRAFT NIGHT
Adult Craft Night returns at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, with local crafter Kelly Engle. They will be making a Christmas button wreath canvas, on display now at the adult desk.
Come to the Milford Community Building Thursday, Dec. 15, to meet and interact with a reindeer. This free event is open to everyone. One of Santa’s elves will accompany the reindeer and several other animals who live at the North Pole. After the program, individuals will be able to get a picture with a reindeer.
AFTERNOON KNITTING CLUB
The Afternoon Knitting Club meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Individuals can stop by during that time and visit with the club members. All ages are welcome.
Come in and create an ornament from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, to decorate a Christmas tree. Decorate gift wrap and a Christmas cookie on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, December 23. Hang out and play games before Christmas break ends at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. There will be games on the tables in the children’s and teen’s areas of the library. Adults are invited to come in and work on a jigsaw puzzle. Celebrate the New Year by creating a New Year’s Day hat at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30. Craft and game days are free and open to the public.
The library had a great turn out for its latest nutrition program, Healthy Holiday Eating, on Monday, Nov. 28. Jackie Franks, the Health and Human Sciences Educator at Kosciusko County Purdue Extension, presented the program, giving lots of ideas for substituting healthier ingredients for some of our least healthy holiday favorites. Franks made brownies using applesauce and eggbeaters, cutting the calories to 104 per serving. Everyone attending received a Holiday Healthy Eating Cookbook and a handout with lots of interesting information. A typical holiday dinner has 4500 calories. You would need to run for 7.7 hours or cycle for 15 hours to burn off one meal. Barb Wuthrich, Sarita Hernandez, Maria Tienda, Becky Hostetler, DiAnn Mathews, and Mary Ellen Jackson all won door prizes. The next nutrition program will be in February, 2017.
ELECTRICITY USAGE MONITOR AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT
Kill A Watt, an electricity usage monitor, assesses how efficient your appliances are. Just plug an appliance into it to see how much power it’s consuming. Start reducing your energy costs today by checking it out for a week.
DIGITAL TITLES AVAILABLE ON OVERDRIVE DIGITAL CONSORTIUM
Anyone with a library card can check out books, audiobooks, and movies using Overdrive, the library’s digital consortium of materials. Overdrive offers thousands of bestsellers, including nonfiction and fiction titles, and collections for kids and teens. Titles checked out are automatically returned, so you don’t have to worry about possible late fees. You can check out titles and read them on Kindle, Apple, and Android devices, or in your Internet browser. You’ll need a pin number to use as a password, which you can get from the library. Overdrive recently updated their website, making it easier than ever to use. Stop in the library or call (574) 658-4312 with any questions.
END OF THE YEAR
Time to wrap things up in 2016 and have a bright, shiny start in 2017. If you have accrued any fines during 2016 that have not been paid, please be sure to take care of them by Friday, Dec. 30. Even if you owe less that the ten dollar maximum, the library’s policy is that all fines must be paid in the year they are accrued. Paying your fines really helps that library. By paying your overdue fines, you help keep our tax rate lower. If you have lost an item, please come in and find out replacement costs. The library has a limited budget for buying new materials and if lost items are not paid by the patron, the library has to buy a replacement copy. This limits the new materials that can be purchased. If you are unable to pay what you owe in one payment, we are happy to work with you on a payment plan that fits your budget. All of the materials in the library belong to the taxpayers of Van Buren and East Jefferson Township and we try to be good stewards of the funds we are given. Part of that is trying to recover overdue fines and fees for lost items. Stop by the library anytime and we will be happy to help you take care of your fines.