NORTH WEBSTER — Accompanied by his menagerie of animal friends, animal handler Mark Kolhorst presents his Mark’s Ark Live Animal Show at North Webster Community Public Library on Wednesday, July 10 with two performances, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
While children of all ages are welcome at either show, the morning show is geared toward preschool to first grade while the afternoon show will appeal to older children. From cute and furry to creepy crawly, kids will have the opportunity to pet and learn about all kinds of animals at this summer Reading Program event open to all.
Kids will learn about keeping community lakes clean and healthy from Lyn Crighton of the Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation during North Webster Adventures at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11. The following day, Friday, July 12, teens gather from 2-4 p.m. for Games and Goodies. The week wraps up with Lego Club 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, for ages 5 through 12.
The Adults Services Department is taking reservations for a field trip to Warsaw and Winona Lake on Tuesday, July 16. Leaving the library at 10 a.m. and traveling via carpool, the group will visit the Old Jail Museum in Warsaw, a building that houses the Kosciusko County Historical Society’s collection. After a lunch stop at the Boathouse Restaurant in Winona Lake, the next stop will be the Winona History Center that showcases the town’s Chautauqua and Bible Conference heritage. The group will also tour the Billy Sunday Home Museum where the famous early 20th century evangelist lived until his death in 1935. The field trip wraps up with ice cream and shopping in The Village at Winona. To go along, you must sign up in advance at the library’s circulation desk. Bring $6 for museums’ admission donations, plus money for lunch, ice cream and shopping. The field trip is for adults only.
Donations are currently being accepted for the library’s Building and Sustainability Fund, with proceeds going towards the building and maintenance of the new library facility that will be completed in 2020. For more information or to donate, contact Library Director Helen Frank or any member of the Board of Trustees.