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What are you doing Saturday mornings?
Once a month, join us for a tasty new tradition at the library. The Friends of the Library will offer complementary coffee and donuts the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the Community Room.
Stop by and chat with friends, sip your coffee while reading the newspaper, and grab some movies and books for the weekend. See you on January 12th!
Who are the Friends of the Library? You could be one!
Are you looking for a way to give back to the library and the community? Do you want to meet others with similar interests? Consider joining the Friends of the Jay County Public Library.
The friends are an invaluable part of the library. They finance programs, author visits, reading program prizes, library equipment and more. As a Friend of the Library, you can:
The Friends meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm, during which they conduct business and fold the library newsletter. As a member, you are not required to attend the meetings, but coming connects you with other Friends to share ideas and plan events. Membership is $10/individual and $20/family. Additional donations are always welcome!
At the Couponing Club gather with fellow coupon clippers to trade tips and tricks of the trade. Swap coupons while you learn how to get even more bang for your buck! New to couponing? Come anyway and learn what it’s all about.
The Cookbook Club meets monthly to trade recipes and try new foods. Bring homemade food and copies of the recipe to hand out to your fellow cookbook aficionados.
Join us on Monday, January 14th, at 6:15pm. No pre-registration required. Adults and teens welcome! Please bring your own table service.
The Crochet Club meets monthly to share patterns, trade tips, show off projects and stitch. Teens and adults may drop in any time from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Come whether you are a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between.
Bring your own supplies.
Join us for a fun evening of hands-on instruction in the art of self defense. This class is designed with beginners in mind; no previous experience is necessary. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and must sign a waiver prior to the class.
SPECIAL NOTE: Participants under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for them. Waivers are available at the library and should be signed when registering; those under 18 can take the waiver home for a parent or guardian to sign.
January 9th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Presenter: Vickie Daniels, Judan Judo
Registration required by January 8th (limit 25)
When the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over it’s time for some post-celebration cleaning. But before you get out that bleach, take a minute to think about how the products you use affect the environment and your health. If you’re curious about alternative cleaners that are good for the earth and your body, join us for an informative presentation by the Purdue Extension office. You’ll learn how to read product labels and make your own nontoxic, environmentally safe cleaners. Start your year off right with a clean, green home!
January 28th, 6:00-7:00 pm
Presenter: Molly Hunt, Purdue Extension
Registration required by January 25th
When does the library’s Board of Trustees meet?
Regular board meetings are the second Monday of each month (a recent change from the first Monday). The dates are posted on the public bulletin board and on the library’s website.
Meetings begin at 4:00 pm in the library’s Community Room and are open to the public.
The first meeting of 2013 will be on January 14th.
Tax advice? No
*Be advised: State and federal agencies encourage electronic filing and so send us fewer forms each year. Forms may be copied or found online to print at a cost of 15¢ per sheet.
Classes for adults or teens. Call 260-726-7890 to register. Beginner’s Internet If you think using the Internet is difficult and confusing, you’re not alone. Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a webpage, surf the web, and more! January 16th, 10 am to noon (register by December 15th) For adults/teens Email: The Basics Set up an email account through Google (gmail), send and receive messages, manage your inbox, and more. Participants should be able to use a mouse, search the Internet using the address bar and search box, be familiar with website addresses, and have a general knowledge of the Internet. January 23rd, 10 am to noon (register by January 22nd)
Classes for adults or teens. Call 260-726-7890 to register.
If you think using the Internet is difficult and confusing, you’re not alone. Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a webpage, surf the web, and more!
January 16th, 10 am to noon (register by December 15th)
Email: The Basics
Set up an email account through Google (gmail), send and receive messages, manage your inbox, and more. Participants should be able to use a mouse, search the Internet using the address bar and search box, be familiar with website addresses, and have a general knowledge of the Internet.
January 23rd, 10 am to noon (register by January 22nd)
Friends of the Library
New Year’s Resolution:
Our goal for next year’s sale is to have all the items organized by genre/subject (e.g. Romance, Science Fiction, Gardening, History, Inspiration, etc.). In order to achieve this, we’ll have to organize all the items in the library’s storage area before the sale. And there is a LOT to go through! Wednesday afternoons (1:00-5:00pm) are open to Friends of the Library members* to help organize these items. Staff will provide supervision and/or instructions.
As a bonus, members who help us with this task will be able to take home any items they want for free! Call the library and ask for Molly for more details. Note: if Wednesdays don’t work for you, let us know a time that does!
*Must have paid dues for 2013, or pay at time of volunteering ($10/individual, $20/family).
Tackle technology with a One-on-one class
Call 260-726-7890 to schedule a 30-minute session.
Gifts to the Library
Many thanks to those who have remembered family and friends and their community with gifts to the library.
Given byJay County Historical Society
Yearbooks from many area schools to add to the collection in the Indiana Room
Given by the Mississinewa Chapter
Gift of funds in support of library
Would you like to make a gift to the library?
They read, they reflect, they talk about it.
On Monday, January 21st the book group will discuss In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson.
“The rise of Nazi Germany is a well-chronicled time in history, which makes In the Garden of Beasts all the more remarkable. Erik Larson has crafted a gripping, deeply-intimate narrative with a climax that reads like the best political thriller, where we are stunned with each turn of the page, even though we already know the outcome.” -- Shane Hansanuwat at amazon.com
15 years ago - The Reference Desk column shared information about the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the organization for persons awarded the Purple Heart Medal. The group does service work on behalf of disabled and needy servicemen, veterans and their dependants. [ www.purpleheart.org ]
10 years ago - The 2002 Indiana Tax booklet cover called attention to INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library. Our library door was featured on the cover of the “corporate” tax booklet. [Paper tax forms are rarer these days, but INSPIRE is still ready with lots of information at www.INSPIRE.in.gov ]
5 years ago - The book group discussed a classic from 1937, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Huston.