NORTH WEBSTER — Learn about pollution and the threat it poses to local watersheds at the Threats to Our Watershed program 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 19, at North Webster Community Public Library. This interactive family activity, presented by Pam Schumm from Wawasee Conservancy Foundation, demonstrates various ways watersheds are endangered and what we can do to protect them. Weather permitting, the program will be held outside the library. In the event of rain, the event will take place inside.
The next day July 20 Dr. Nathan Bosch from Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams presents an evening program at 6 p .m. on the water quality of Kosciusko County lakes and how it impacts the local economy. Both programs are open to the public and complement the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit currently on display at the library.
Patrons can enjoy a free ride on the historic Dixie sternwheeler as it plies the waters of Webster Lake Wednesday, July 21. The 75-minute cruise sets sail at 2 p.m. from North Webster Town Park. Online pre-registration is required with a 100 passenger limit. To reserve your seat, sign up at www.nweb.lib.in.us/waterways/. Those needing help with online registration can get assistance at the library circulation desk.
The youth Summer Reading Celebration takes place 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21. Children and teens registered in Summer Reading Clubs and their families are invited to a pizza party at the library. Summer Reading Club participants planning to attend are asked to sign up in advance at the youth services desk. The library will close early to the public at 5 p.m. that day so the staff can assist with the celebration.