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Lagrange County Library News

 

Library Closings…

All branches of the library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Genealogy Assistance…

Volunteers from the LaGrange County Genealogical Society are available in the Genealogy Department on the first Wednesday of each month to help the public with family history questions and challenges. The next meeting is on January 2, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the LaGrange County Public Library.

Second Saturday Book Club…

The book club is open to any adult (16+) who wishes to attend. This month the book being discussed is Brave Companions: Portraits by David McCullough.

IPad Discussion Group…

Bring your iPad and share tips, tricks, and favorite apps. The group meets on the second Monday of each month, and walk-ins are always welcome. The next meeting will be on January 14 from 10 a.m.-11a.m.

Learn to Crotchet…

Learn all the stitches you need to crotchet anything from doilies to Afghans. You’ll receive a skein of yarn and a crotchet hook to keep.

Space is very limited, so register today at the LaGrange County Public Library. The next meeting is January 19 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Register by January 8. The cost is $3.

Road Scholar Presentation…

Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Come and learn about Road Scholar- America’s first and the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults. They offer more than 6,500 programs each year in 150 countries worldwide.

Originally founded in 1975 as Elderhostel, Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel.

Their learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among the people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime.

The presentation is on January 24 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Photography Class with Guy Thompson…

Learn how to get the most out of the camera you have right now. This class is for beginning and intermediate photographers, with point-and-shoot or DSLR cameras, who want to take better photos.

We’ll cover some of the basic settings to get the best out of your camera, followed by tips on how to take better photos.

This photography class is on January 26 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Please register at the main library or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030. Registration is required.

Read between the Covers…

Curl up with some good books this winter and win prizes. First, pick up a reading log at any branch of the Lagrange County Public Library, read one book from each section of the library between January7 and March 2, then when you turn in your reading log, you’ll receive an adjustable reading light/bookmark, plus you’ll also be entered in the grand prize drawing for a handmade quilt.

OverDrive!...

The LaGrange County Public Library is pleased to offer a new eBook and digital audio book service call OverDrive. The new service is compatible with a wide variety of electronic brands, including Kindle, Nook, IPad, Creative Zen, Kobo, Mac, Microsoft, Motorola, RIM, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, and many more. 

OverDrive also offers a much larger collection of eBooks for you to choose form, as well as a large collection of digital audio books.

To get started, just install the free OverDrive Media Console app and/or Adobe Digital Editions on your device. Then, go to http://cidc.lib.overdrive.com and use your library card number to log in and start browsing.

For those of you who enjoy the existing eBook service, Axis 360, it will remain available for another year.