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 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays to help with taxes. To schedule an appointment call 2-1-1. VITA dates are Thursday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, April 12.

Tuesday, March 20

• 8:30 to 10 a.m. — Drip-In Book Club

Wondering what to read next? Join staff and community members as they discuss and recommend books in this new style of book club. Each month, a different genre of literature is chosen and each book club member reads a different book in that genre. At meetings, members discuss what we liked about the book we read so others can get excellent recommendations for what to read next. This is a drop-in book club so come when you can and stay as long as you want! Meets at Top Heavy Coffee (205 E. Main Street, Niles, MI)

• 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 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. To RSVP, call (269) 927-5622.

• 4 to 5:30 p.m. — NDL Board Meeting

• 5:30 to 8 p.m. — Tabletop Role-Playing Game Night

This activity is ideal for those who are fans of Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, and other tabletop role playing games. The community is welcome to participate at the library for an evening of gaming every first and third Tuesday of the month.

• 6 to 6:30 p.m. — Chips

and Chapters

This activity is a read aloud storytime. Every Tuesday, Ms. Tara will read aloud from a chapter book, while people eat chips and follow along.

• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.- Lego

Building Challenge

The library will supply a bucket of Legos. The community is welcome to make any creation and show it to the Youth Services staff.

Wednesday, March 21

• 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 3 p.m. — League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

• 4 to 7 p.m. — Coupon Exchange

The community is invited to join Ann in the Youth Services area for a twice-a-month coupon exchange (first and third Wednesdays). Those interested can bring the coupons they have that they will not use and pick up some they will use. This program is open to teens and adults.

• 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Readers Circle

Book Group

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

• 7 to 8 p.m. — CDA Niles

Chemically Dependent Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship for anyone seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. The people of CDA do not make distinctions in the recovery process based on any particular substance. The basis of the program is abstinence from all mood-changing and mind-altering chemicals, including street-type drugs, alcohol and unnecessary medication.

Thursday, March 22

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — The Connection

As Berrien County’s Housing Resource Center, The Connection provides a centralized intake that works together with the consumer to rapidly re-house those who are homeless.

• 10 a.m. to noon — Special Edition: Show and Tell +Talent Show

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

Storytime features three books, a color song, and music and movement. The program will end with a hand stamp, coloring sheet and a craft.

• 1 to 4:30 p.m. — Mahjong

Volunteers are available weekly to teach people how to play Mahjong.

• 2 to 4 p.m. — All Ages Hangout

The community is invited to bring a table game, craft project, coloring pages, or just a mug for coffee. All ages and abilities are welcome to come hang out Thursday afternoons. There will be coffee and tea provided. Anyone is welcome to bring snacks to share.

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — iLive Free

iLive Free is a group that wants to be free from substance restraints and meets every Thursday evening to inspire each other to enjoy living free. The core team leaders are: someone who is free from substance control, a counselor and a pastor. You are welcome to join this group and enjoy living free. For more info contact or text (269) 605-7895.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Teen Time

Teens are invited to come and hang out. There will be games, books, and a place to study here in the Teen Department. Snacks are provided.

Friday, March 23

• 9:30 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 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

Community members are invited to bring a yarn or sewing project and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while they chat and work. Rookies are welcome. David, the teacher, will be there to provide help and instructions. A few loaner tools are available to help get people started. The location depends on where there’s a comfortable area that can hold everyone, but it’s usually in the Rotunda.

Saturday, March 24

• 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Computer Class: Don’t Get Cyber-Scammed!

This class is for those who would like to learn the basics of using a home computer. A Computer Basics class is offered every month on the second Saturday. Class space is limited so sign up at the Information Desk, or call (269) 683-8545, ext. 112.

• 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Craftastic Saturday

The community is invited to join Sarah in the Rotunda for a fun, family friendly craft. The program is free, but supplies are limited. To register call (269) 683-8545, ext. 112 or stop by the information desk. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

• 3 to 5 p.m. — Teen Green Thumbs: Birdfeeders

Teens ages 12-19 are welcome to come and make a birdfeeder to start off the spring.

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