NORTH WEBSTER — Get the kids excited about science and bring them to the Space, Astronomy and the Universe show at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at North Webster Community Public Library.
Steve Belliveau combines his engineering education and magic skills to teach kids about astronomy and space travel with dramatic demonstrations, audience participation and humor. This is a summer reading program event that is free and open to all children.
It’s more adventures for the kids the next day 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the weekly North Webster Adventures program when retired teacher Deb Minear tells the story of historic North Webster schools.
The youth department wraps up the week on Friday, June 21, with Make It/Take It Craft Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Paws-To-Read from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Teen Games and Goodies from 2 to 4 p.m. A full schedule of weekly summer events is available at the Youth Services desk.
It is a busy week in the Adult Services Department as well, with Writer’s Corner at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, followed by Summer Book Club at 5:30 p.m. At Writer’s Corner, participants will share compositions each has written about a favorite high school memory, and Summer Book Club members will discuss “Auschwitz Lullaby” by Mario Escobar. July’s book selection, “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” by Jason Fagone, will also be available. It is the true story of Elizabeth Friedman, an American woman who along with her husband, invented the modern science of cryptology and helped win World War II.
Computer consultant Ian Crighton will present the third class in his Geek Speak series 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Hardware basics covering laptops to networks will be the topic, explained in language the lay person can understand. The class is free and open to the public.
Summer residents who hold an Indiana Evergreen library card from their home library can use that card at North Webster Library. Materials borrowed from one Evergreen library can returned to any Evergreen library throughout the state. Those who don’t qualify for a free library card can purchase short term cards for $12.50 for two months or $18.75 for three months. Although a library card is needed to borrow materials, no card is needed to attend the library’s many programs and events or access the public computers.
The library will close early at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, for the Mermaid Festival Cutie Parade.