What’s happening at the Niles District Library?

Published 8:06 am Monday, November 2, 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, Nov. 2

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Basic Computing Class (registration required)


Tuesday, Nov. 3

• 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.

• 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 to 8:30 p.m. — Tim Talks: For the Love of the Game

Join the library for another exciting Tim Talk. Tim Smith will be here to discuss the game of baseball this month. Don’t like sports? That’s okay, because Tim makes every talk he does fun and interesting for everybody.


Wednesday, Nov. 4

• 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.


Thursday, Nov. 5

• 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 to 7:30 p.m. — Teen Time

Teen Time is a special time just for teens, who get to choose the activity. The library has video games, crafts, movies and more.


Friday, Nov. 6

• 10 a.m. to Noon — Special Edition Movie Day: “Inside Out”

Special Edition is a weekly series of programs designed to be particularly accessible and engaging for adults and children with special needs. Anyone is welcome.

• 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, Nov. 7

• 10 a.m. to noon — Friends Book Sale

• 10 a.m. to noon —Chess Club

Love to play chess? This group meets twice monthly to play on the first and third Saturdays. All ages and abilities welcome. Lessons for beginners.

• 10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time: Texture Time

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Niles Bronies Meeting

This is the first ever meeting of Niles, Michigan Bronies. What’s a Brony? Urban Dictionary defines it as, “A name typically given to the male viewers/fans of the “My Little Pony show or franchise. They typically do not give in to the hype that males aren’t allowed to enjoy things that may be intended for females.”

• 1:30 to 3 p.m. — Treeclimbers Genealogy Group

Most genealogists find the most valuable research tool is other genealogists. Join in to share findings and support others in their own family quest. Everyone is welcome. Treeclimbers meets the first Saturday of each month. This month’s topic is Kentucky Land Grants.

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Family Nerf Night After hours: Hunger Games

Think you’re a crack shot? Come find out. Grab Nerf gear and bring it to this after hours event. Participants will have the full run of the main floor of the library to compete in Nerf Hunger Games and other Nerf activities. People must bring their own gear to participate.

This event is open to all ages, but participants under 12 must have a parent/guardian present in order to attend. A waiver must be signed at the event by either the participant or their parent/guardian and eye protection is encouraged.

Registration is required to make sure that there are enough participants. Register by emailing brandon.steven@nileslibrary.net or by calling (269) 683-8545 ext. 117.