What’s happening at the Niles District Library?

Published 8:30 am Monday, October 19, 2015

The Niles District Library will offer the following free events and activities. 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.


Monday, Oct. 19

• 6 to 8 p.m. — Coloring for Adults


Tuesday, Oct. 20

• 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Coloring for Adults

Adult coloring has become the latest craze as busy adults seek ways to relax and unwind. Materials will be out in the rotunda every Tuesday for people to work alone or with a group of friends.

• 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 just for referrals and information.

• 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.

• 4:30 p.m. — NDL Board Meeting

• 5 to 7 p.m. — Nicole Cameron Art Exhibit Reception

Berrien Springs High School student Nicole Cameron will have her artwork on display from Oct. 17-29. She will be hosting a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20.


Wednesday, Oct. 21

• Multiple times – Storytime day

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

• 6:30 p.m. — Readers Circle Book Group

Led by Sally Ginter, Readers Circle members have enlightening and thought provoking conversations about books from a wide variety of genres. This is the perfect place for serious book lovers to be and new members are welcome. Books are available at the info desk.


Thursday, Oct. 22

• 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.

• 6 p.m. — Teen Book Club


Friday, Oct. 23

• 1 to 3 p.m. —Twisted Stitches

Bring yarn or sewing project and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. All skill levels welcome.


Saturday, Oct. 24

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Sit and Sew

A monthly social time for sewers, quilters, handstitchers, etc. Bring projects and supplies, or just come chat and watch what others are doing. Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month.

• 10 a.m. to noon — Hiring Event: Old Europe Cheese

• 10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time: Sensory Crafts

• 1 to 5 p.m. — Fall Harvest Festival and Costume Contest at YMCA

All are invited to join the library at the YMCA for the Fall Harvest Festival. It’s a free outdoor community event that is appropriate for all ages and a fun afternoon for the whole family — all in one safe place. There will be games, hayrides, food, a costume contest and more.