What’s happening at the Niles District Library?

NILES – 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

• 9 to 10:30 a.m. — Drip-In Book Club

Wondering what to read next? Join the library to 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 the meetings, book lovers will discuss what they liked about the book they read so others can get excellent recommendations for what to read next.

• 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.

• 10 a.m. to noon — Special Edition: Movie Day

Participants will be watching movies (generally new releases). All ages and abilities are welcome to this sensory sensitive showing. The volume isn’t too loud, and there’s room at the back for those who prefer not to sit still. Popcorn will be served.

• 10:30 a.m. to noon — Triple

P- Parenting Class

This class is for anyone who wishes to learn a variety of parenting skills that will promote their child’s development and potential.

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Michigan Works/ Kinexus

Talent Development Specialists can help people register for unemployment, evaluate their strengths and skills, edit or help update their resume, sharpen interview skills and more.

• 4 to 7 p.m. — Coupon Exchange

Ann will be in the Teen Area for a coupon exchange. People can bring the coupons they have that they won’t use and pick up some they will. This program is open to teens and adults.

• 7 to 8 p.m. — Happy Destiny Group

The purpose of A.A. group meetings is for A.A. members to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and to help others recover from alcoholism. Open meetings are available to anyone interest in the program or recovery.

Thursday, Dec. 20

• 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.

• 10:30 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 you how to play Mahjong.

• 6 to 7 p.m. — Laryssa Hodges Author Talk

Now living in Arizona, native Niles author Laryssa Hodges is coming to the library to read her new book “Paper Peyton Explores the Desert.”  She will also have a craft, desert artifacts, and will answer questions on how she wrote the book.

• 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 will be provided.

Friday, Dec. 21

• 9:30 a.m. to noon — TOPS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support group and wellness education organization.

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Twisted Stitches

People can bring their yarn or sewing project and enjoy a hot beverage while they chat and work. Rookies are welcome. David, the teacher, will help to provide instructions a few loaner tools are available for beginners.

Dec. 22 to Dec. 25: Niles District Library will be closed for the holidays. The library will re-open and resume our regular hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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