What’s happening at the Niles District Library?

Published 8:44 am Monday, July 20, 2015

The Niles District Library will offer the following free events and activities this week need

A library card is not needed to participate in any program.

For more information, call (269) 683-8545 ext. 116, email communityengagement@nileslibrary.net, or marketing@nileslibrary.net, visit facebook/nileslibrary, or browse www.nileslibrary.net.


Introducing ‘Niles Reads! Top 100 Books’

Help the Niles District Library create a list of its first ever “Niles Reads! Top 100 books” list.

The library will collect votes from patrons and community members all summer long and publish the list in September. There will be a list for adult books and another list for kids/young adults books.

To vote, ask a staff member at the library for a ballot, email marketing@nileslibrary.net or vote online at www.nileslibrary.com.


Monday, July 20

• 10 a.m. — Special Edition: Cinema day

Theater one is showing “Paddington” and theater two is showing “Planet Earth.”

• 1 p.m. — Drawing Cats and Dogs with Patty Rose

Niles illustrator Patty Rose will show children ages 6 to 12 how to draw their favorite four-legged animals.

• 2 to 5 p.m. — Gaming Underground


Tuesday, July 21

• 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. — The Connection (Emergency Shelter Services)

The Connection is the fruition of grassroots efforts to implement the Housing Resource Network’s 10-year plan to end homelessness in Berrien County. Housed at the Mercy Center in Benton Harbor, this program of Emergency Shelter Services is a one-stop shop for help when housing is threatened or for referrals and information.

• 2 p.m. — Mighty Movies showing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. this summer, the library will be showing a “Mighty Movie” for all kids and teens. Meet in Patti’s Place for popcorn and a feature film.

• 4 p.m. — Teen’s TMNT Pizza Party

Following the showing of the newest Ninja Turtle movie, the library will have a pizza party for teens. Taste many new and different pizza flavors.

• 4 to 6 p.m. — The Writing Group

The Writing Group is a place for passionate writers to share their ideas and experiences with writing of all types with other passionate writers. All participants will have a chance to share their work and receive constructive criticism and tips for their writing.

• 6:30 p.m. — Genealogical forays into DNA

Genealogy and DNA is an overview of Ancestry DNA, including what it can and can’t tell you. Presented by Charise Markin.


Wednesday, July 22

• Multiple times — Storytime day

Squealers (birth-18 months) at 9:30 a.m., Squigglers (18 months-3 years) at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Storytime (3-5 years) at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

• 2 to 5 p.m. — Gaming Underground

• 2 to 3:30 p.m. — Introduction to Academic Research

Learn how to use research tools at the library, including the MeL system, with this new class conducted by Kaye Janet, NDL’s Reference Librarian. The class is open to anyone, but will be targeted primarily to the research needs of high school and college students. Registration is appreciated but not required.


Thursday, July 23

• 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — Storytime

• 1 to 5 p.m. — Mahjong

Volunteers are available to teach newbies how to play. Other board games are also available.

• 4 p.m. — Tween Book Club reading “Ghostopolis” by Doug TenNapel

A book club for kids ages 8-12 meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. in Patti’s Place. Join in for games, a book discussion and snacks.

• 4 p.m. — Teen Book Club reading “Sisters” by Raina Telgemeier

A book club for teens ages 13-19 meets from 4 to 5 p.m. in Patti’s Place. Join in for games, a book discussion and snacks.

• 6:30 p.m. — Choose Your Own Adventure Thursdays: Audible Art

The Clear Family Singers present a fun evening of Broadway and movie tunes, inspirational choral pieces and more. Enjoy a variety of solos, small groups and 20-person ensembles shared by four generations of the family.


Friday, July 24

• 10 a.m. to noon — Calligraphy 101: Today we write

In the third and final session participants will review what they learned in the first two sessions. Then participants will go on to learn the best ways to use the calligraphy to make a pretty layout for a variety of documents including awards, letters and invitations.

• 1 p.m. — Twisted Stitches

Bring yarn or sewing project and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

• 2 to 5 p.m. — Gaming Underground


Saturday, July 25

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Sit and Sew

A social time for sewers, quilters, hand-stitchers and others. Bring a project and supplies, or just come to chat and watch what others are doing.

• 11 a.m. — Ronald McDonald

Everyone’s favorite clown, Ronald McDonald, will show everyone the magic of reading.