NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Community Public Library patrons can take an armchair journey to Africa at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, when Ben Keirn shares his experiences living and working in the African nation of Chad.
During 2017, Keirn served in an administrative position for the N’Djamena English International School, located in Chad’s capitol city. While there, he was also involved in ministry with a local church and missionary agencies and served on the Overseas Security Advisory Council at the U.S. Embassy. Come and learn about this former French colony, its land and people through photos and narrative. The program is free and open to the public.
DeKalb County Trip
Patrons can also take a trip closer to home and sign up for the field trip to DeKalb County on Monday, April 29. Leaving the library at 9 a.m. and traveling by carpool, the group will visit Sechler’s Pickle Factory in St. Joe, where the Sechler family has been making pickles since the 1920s.
For safety, no open-toe shoes, sandals or dangling jewelry is allowed on the factory tour. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to purchase pickle products in the company’s showroom. Next stop will be the Auburn-Cord-Duesenburg Museum in Auburn.
This National Historic Landmark contains three floors of automotive history, displaying more than 120 classic and vintage autos. Museum admission fee is $12.50 per person. The field trip will also include a lunch stop. Advance registration is required to join the field trip with limited space available, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Bring along money for museum admission, gift shops and lunch. The field trip is for adults only.
Coffee And Canvas
Openings are still available for the Coffee and Canvas painting class at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Instructor Karla Hayden will show how to paint a spring floral scene. Cost is $18 and includes canvas and painting supplies, plus cookies and coffee. Theses painting classes fill up fast, so sign up soon to reserve your space. The non-refundable payment is due when registering. Children cannot be accommodated in the class, and library policy does not allow for unattended children in the library.
National Library Week
Friends of North Webster Community Public Library will provide free cookies and coffee to patrons on Monday, April 8 in celebration of National Library Week April 7-13. Stop by for a cookie and discover all that your local library offers.