NORTH WEBSTER — Now that the kids are in school, it’s a good time to engage in some learning yourself.
To encourage life-long learning, North Webster Community Public Library offers free online Gale Courses through its website www.nweb.lib.in.us. North Webster Library card holders can access online over 300 high quality personal enrichment, career training and professional development courses using their library card.
Taught by expert instructors, courses cover all types of topics and subjects and include online discussions, hands-on assignments and interactions with other students. Some courses offer accredited continuing education credits. Whether you are considering going back to college, enhancing your career or pursuing a particular hobby, Gale Courses offer something for everyone. To get started, simply click on the Gale Courses icon on the library’s home page.
While some say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, there will be one dog at the library that proves that adage wrong. Suzie, a certified therapy dog, will be in the Youth Department 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. Suzie is interested in all kinds of books, and children can sign up for a 15 minute reading session with this gentle canine. The reading sessions are by appointment only with only four available that day. To secure an appointment, sign up at the youth services desk or call (574) 834-7122, ext.202.
During family movie time 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, the library will be showing a 2017 animated comedy about the arrival of a baby brother who soon takes over the household as the man in charge. The movie is rated PG and runs 97 minutes with free popcorn for everyone.
On the adult side, Voyager Book Club meets 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, to discuss historical fiction books. At 5:30 p.m. the next day, Sept. 26, it’s pizza night at Revolving Recipe Round-Up. Bring a homemade pizza or pizza-inspired dish to share along with the recipe. Then work off those pizza pounds at Let’s Move 6 p.m. Thursday with some dancing exercise.
Tickets are still available for the Murder Mystery Dinner 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. The setting is a 1960s hippy commune where a murder brings on bad karma. Dust off your bell bottoms, tie-dye shirts and peace beads and help solve the crime in a fun evening of mystery and suspense. Tickets cost $15 per adult player and include dinner, character assignment and clues. See Adult Services Director Beth Smith for tickets.
Registrations are still being accepted for the four-class beginning genealogy course that will be taught every Thursday in October at 10:30, starting Oct. 5. The course is free, but pre-registration is required. Learn how to get started researching your family tree and sign up the circulation desk or call (574) 834-7122.