NORTH WEBSTER — As summer approaches and the weather warms, it’s a good time to relax outdoors or on the lake with a good book. That’s why North Webster Community Public Library is starting a new summer book club that will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month from May through October.
The library has selected a variety of quality books to read that include suspense novels, historical fiction, a biography and romance. Each month, everyone will read the same book to discuss. May’s selection is “Smile” by Roddy Doyle, an Irish novel about a man who uses humor to get on with his life after an abusive childhood. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join the discussion at 5:30 p.m. May 20. Summer Book Club provides summer residents and returning snowbirds, as well as year-round patrons, an opportunity to get involved in the library.
If you enjoy crafts, sign up for this month’s two-part adult craft class and make a mosaic flower pot. At 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, the class will paint pots and apply ceramic tile, then return the next day at 2 p.m. to grout and finish the pots. The class is free with all supplies provided, but advance registration is required. Sign up at the circulation desk or call (574) 834-7122.
There is still time left to purchase tickets for the Ladies Team at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Tickets are $7 per person and must be purchased in advance at the circulation desk or from any Friends of the Library member. Bring your favorite teacup and saucer and wear a fun tea party hat for a traditional afternoon tea.
There will be no after-school Tuesday Crafts and Stories or Paws-to-Read throughout May while the youth department is busy preparing for the summer reading program that starts June 1. A full summer of family activities, performances, reading and prizes is being planned. Watch for upcoming details in the next few weeks.