2018-02-07 / Education

Library


Folk rock artist coming to Coffee Beat The Delphi Public Library’s Coffee Beat will feature Paul Foster Feb. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Foster, who is from Lafayette, describes himself as a “middle class” folk rock musician playing rhythm and blues, country and indie rock. The artist has a broad appreciation for popular music of many genres and times, which gives Foster the ability to connect with audiences of diverse tastes and ages. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Photo provided Folk rock artist coming to Coffee Beat The Delphi Public Library’s Coffee Beat will feature Paul Foster Feb. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Foster, who is from Lafayette, describes himself as a “middle class” folk rock musician playing rhythm and blues, country and indie rock. The artist has a broad appreciation for popular music of many genres and times, which gives Foster the ability to connect with audiences of diverse tastes and ages. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Photo provided Burlington

Burlington Community Library (BCL) has a bonanza of books going on shelves this week. Stop in and check out new offerings for a cozy winter read. In addition, in-betweeners can take a turn at the library scavenger hunt. Learn what BCL has to offer while having fun!

Plan on joining BCL on Feb. 14 for the first Lego League - try your skills at building a couple of seasonal patterns or create a masterpiece of your own.

Upcoming events at BCL: • Feb. 8, 5 p.m. - BCL board meeting • Feb. 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Lego League • Feb. 20, 11 to 11:30 p.m. - Little Bit Bigs Storytime • Feb. 21, 4 to 4:45 p.m. - Inbetweeners • Feb. 28, 6 to 6:45 p.m. - TLC (teens)

Volunteering opportunities

There are a couple of volunteering experiences available at BCL. First is a library clerk to meet new friends that come into the library. There is also a need for volunteers for the upcoming summer reading program. Call the library at (765) 566-3166 or email bclibrary82@gmail.com for more information.

Follow BCL on FB at Burlington Community Library for current library happenings.

Delphi Public

Evening Book Club will meet Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “History of Wolves” by Emily Fridlund at the Delphi Public Library. Living with her parents in a nearly abandoned counterculture commune, 14-year-old Linda finds her perspectives and desires changed by the scandal-marked arrest of a teacher and the secrets of a new neighbor family.

“Lego League,” for students in kindergarten through fifth-grade, will meet Feb. 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration is required.

“Family Craft Night” will be Feb. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. for a night of Valentines crafting fun. Registration is requested.

“Valentines” is the theme for this week’s Story Times. Story Hour at the Yeoman Branch for all ages will be Feb. 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Story Times at the Delphi Library will be Feb. 15 with Baby Lapsit from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Toddler Time from 10 to 11 a.m. and Preschool from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Call (765) 564-2929 or visit delphilibrary.org and click on “Calendar” for information about library events.

Flora

On Aug. 17, 1918, the Flora Library opened for the first time at 9:30 a.m. without fanfare. The first librarian was Miss Ruth Dawson who was paid $35 a month. In 1919 Miss Dawson requested a telephone. The library board purchased a used typewriter for her. In 1924 Miss Dawson was given the janitor’s job for $260 a year in addition to her regular duties. In 1929 Miss Dawson finally got her telephone.

As the library reflects on the past 100 years of service, staff is excited about new 21st century technologies. The library’s website, www.flora.lib.in.us, gives patrons access to their library account, the online catalog, library services, and community information. The library also offers public Internet access, in-house laptops to use, and free wireless access. The Flora Library also maintains an online presence on social media with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts that update new books and upcoming programs. For questions and information, call the library at (574) 967-3912 or email, floralib@ flora.lib.in.us.

The High School Battle of the Books (BOB) competition is Feb. 12 with the Junior High BOB competing in March. The BOB and Jr. BOB books are displayed in the young adult section of the library and are available to check out.

Last day to register for the Make and Take Hanging Welcome Sign workshop is Feb. 12. The workshop is Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The Teen Advisory Board will meet on Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday by bringing young children to the library for storytime on Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. The children will enjoy stories, an action rhyme, a song, and receive a sweet surprise.

Call Dial-a-Story at (574) 967-3814.

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