Niles District Library events

The Niles District Library seeks to build a community of lifelong learners who want to make Niles their lifelong home. A library card is not required to participate in any programs. All programs are free.

For more information, call (269) 683-8545, email marketing@nileslibrary.net, or check out the Niles District Library Facebook page, Twitter page, @TheNDLib or nileslibrary.com.Monday

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (vita) program is available from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through April 12 to help with taxes. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 2-1-1 (from a Michigan phone) Walk-in appointments are not permitted. VITA services will not be available Thursday, March 15, because the library is closed.

March Madness has begun. Every March, the NCAA Championship Tournament kicks off. The Niles District Library will be keeping brackets and the community is invited to participate. Brackets can be picked up starting March 12 and must be turned in by Wednesday, March 14. To learn more about the scoring and prizes visit the information desk.

Tuesday, March 13

• 10:30 to 11 a.m. — Passport Pals

The community is invited for a special story time tour of the world. Each week, there will be books, songs, a craft, and other super surprises relating to the special country of the month.

• 12:30 to 2 p.m. — Primary Care Triple P: For Parents or Caregivers

This class is for parents who wish to learn a variety of parenting skills that will promote their child’s development and potential. Please RSVP, call (269) 927-5622.

• 6 to 6:30 p.m. — Chips and Chapters

Every Tuesday, Ms. Tara will read aloud from a chapter book, while readers eat chips and follow along. This activity is for all ages.

• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Pajama Storytime

This activity will consist of three stories, music, movement, and a craft. Participants are welcome to bring their pajamas.

• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.- Fiction for Foodies

Fiction for Foodies meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. This book club is also a potluck. Community members can read, cook, eat, discuss. Sign up at the information desk and receive a copy of the book.

Wednesday, March 14

• Multiple times – Storytime day

Squealers (birth-18 months) at 9:30 a.m., squeakers (18 months-3 years) at 10 a.m., squigglers (18 months-5 years) at 10:30 a.m., story time (children ages 3+) at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

• 1 to 4 p.m. — Michigan Works/ Kinexus

Talent Development Specialists can help you register for unemployment, evaluate your strengths and skills, edit or help update your resume, sharpen your interview skills and more. They’ll help you put your best foot forward!

• 7 to 8 p.m. — CDA Niles

Chemically Dependent Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship for anyone seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. CDA Niles has a room reserved from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library every Monday and Wednesday. For more information visit cdaweb.org.

Thursday, March 15 — Closed

Friday, March 16

• 10 a.m. to noon – TOPS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support group and wellness education organization. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, TOPS has helped millions of people live healthier lives. New members are welcome.

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Twisted Stitches

People may enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and chat while they work on their yarn or sewing project.  Rookies are welcome. The teacher and a few loaner tools will help beginners get started.

Saturday, March 17

• 10 a.m. to noon — Chess Club

Love to play chess? This group meets twice monthly to play. All ages and abilities are welcome. Teachers will help those who do not know how to play. Participants should meet in the Children’s Department.

• 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Niles Community Gardens Sign Up

The community is welcome to sign up for a garden plot through Niles Community Gardens. This could be an ideal activity for those dreaming of growing garden fresh strawberries, asparagus, and tomatoes. This event is open to the public.

Text alerts from

Niles District Library:

Residents can receive program reminders and updates or updates on library closings. There are two ways to sign-up: iPhone or Android phone, open the web browser and go to the following link:

rmd.at/ndlys (for Youth Services Programs only)

rmd.at/ndlads (for Adult Services Programs only)

rmd.at/ndlib49120 (for all library program updates and closings)

Those who do not have a smartphone can still get text notifications. Text 81010 with the message:

@ndlys (for Youth Services Programs)

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