NORTH WEBSTER — If you like history or you’re curious about the people who helped build our local communities, you won’t want to miss the upcoming North Webster Cemetery Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. It is a living history event sponsored by the North Webster Community Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Center.
Guided walking tours will be conducted through the nearby North Webster Cemetery where costumed enactors will portray individuals buried there, telling their life stories and recounting local history. The tours start at the library, leaving every 10 minutes. Golf cart shuttles will be available for handicapped individuals or those who have difficulty walking. There will also be an enactment inside the library along with musical entertainment and free refreshments. Learn about history through the lives of ordinary people and mark your calendars for Sept. 10. It’s free and open to the public.
While the Local History and Genealogy Center celebrates the past, the library’s Youth Department is busy preparing young patrons for the future with Lapsit Story Time. Registration begins August 22 for this early literacy program for infants and toddlers. While sitting on a parent’s or caregiver’s lap, children, ages birth to 36 months, will experience the fun of books and stories in many different formats. Lapsit will be held throughout September with a choice of Tuesday or Friday sessions both at 11 a.m. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meaningful play. Parents will also be provided with early literacy resources. Registration is required to attend. Parents can sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call (574) 834-7122 ext. 202.
Adults in Voyager Book Club will be enjoying stories too when they meet 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28. In this book club, everyone reads a book of their choice within that month’s assigned genre. On Monday, they will be sharing and discussing short story books. There is still time to get one read and join the discussion. Next month’s focus will be historical fiction books.
A story will be shown on the big screen at Family Movie Time 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 in the library meeting room. Showing is a computer animated superhero movie. It is rated PG and runs one hour 9 minutes. Feel free to bring your own beverages and enjoy the free popcorn.
More information on library programs and services can be obtained online at www.nweb.lib.in.us and on Facebook.