NORTH WEBSTER — The North Webster Community Public Library is proud to feature the talents of local teen Symin Dawson, whose innovative creations are wowing visitors. At just 16 years old, Dawson has become a local sensation with his unique approach to crafting sci-fi costumes, cosplay gear and original board games.
Dawson’s artistic journey began during his family’s four-year stay in Virginia. Faced with limited entertainment options, he discovered a passion for creative expression. “I found a way to be creative on my own,” Dawson shared, highlighting the resourcefulness that sparked his artistic endeavors.
Utilizing materials such as foam, wood, putty, PVC and plastics, Dawson meticulously crafts his sci-fi wonders. His favorite creations, the elaborate costume items, are a testament to his dedication and ingenuity. Visitors to the library can now view Dawson’s work, which will be on display through the end of the year.
For more information, call (574) 834-7122.
Upcoming Holiday Closings
The North Webster Community Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. The library will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Weekly Library Events
The following activities are set to take place. Attendees do not need to have a library card to participate in any of these events.
The Killer Reads true crime book club, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. This month’s book selection is “The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple” by Jeff Guinn. Come and chat about this book and give feedback about future book club selections.
Have the after-school blues? Students in grades 6-12 are invited to Teen Café at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Play games, eat snacks and hang out with friends.
Teen Wellness Circle, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. Join fellow teens to engage in insightful discussions about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
The Teen Advisory Board, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.
PAWS to Read, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Register your child for a 15-minute time slot to practice reading skills by reading to Irish, the licensed therapy dog.
Baby and toddler time, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. Join Miss Cathy for songs and stories geared toward children birth through 36 months. Registration is requested, but visitors are always welcome.
Preschool story time will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving feast day at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. All story time attendees and their families are encouraged to attend this event. Contact the library to sign up to bring a side dish or other food item and to let them know how many people are coming.
For more information about any library events, call (574) 834-7122, visit the library’s website at nwcpl.org or click into the library’s Facebook page.