Dowagiac District Library events

Tuesday, Jan. 29

6 to 8 p.m. — Puzzle tournament for adults

Celebrate National Puzzle Day with the library by entering a group of two to four in a race to see who can complete a 500-piece puzzle first. A prize will go to the winning team.  Sign up on the library’s Facebook events page or email mweston@dowagiacdl.org.

Thursday, Jan. 31

All day — Coloring contest entries due

Coloring contest entries for Fandom Fest are due Jan. 31. Fandom Fest 2019 coloring sheets can be picked up at the youth services desk on the second floor of the library. To enter the contest and potentially win a Fandom Fest prize, turn in in a completed sheet by Jan. 31. Fandom Fest is a library sponsored comic-con that will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 6 at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.  For more information please visit the library’s Facebook page.

Friday, Feb. 1

10:30 a.m. — Storytime

Storytime at the Dowagiac District Library follows the ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ model, which encourages children to read, write, talk, sing, and play. Each storytime features a book or two, a hands-on project or learning activity, and a light snack. Letters, numbers, shapes and colors “of the day” are often incorporated into the theme. Designed for ages toddler to 5 years old.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

10:30 a.m. — Storytime

Storytime at the Dowagiac District Library follows the ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ model, which encourages children to read, write, talk, sing, and play. Each storytime features a book or two, a hands-on project or learning activity, and a light snack. Letters, numbers, shapes and colors “of the day” are often incorporated into the theme. Designed for ages toddler to 5 years old.

Thursday, Feb. 7

4 p.m. — Puzzles and pizza

The first Thursday of the month, the library will host Puzzles and Pizza for teens. Groups of four will work together to complete a 500-piece puzzle, with pizza being served. Space is limited so, participants must register by 5:30 p.m. the day before.

Friday, Feb. 8

10:30 a.m. — Storytime

Storytime at the Dowagiac District Library follows the ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ model, which encourages children to read, write, talk, sing, and play. Each storytime features a book or two, a hands-on project or learning activity, and a light snack. Letters, numbers, shapes and colors “of the day” are often incorporated into the theme. Designed for ages toddler to 5 years old.

Thursday, Feb. 14

4 p.m. — Teen trivia

The library will host teen trivia. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans and more.

Saturday, Feb. 16

2 p.m. — Reading contest ends

Feb. 16 is the last chance to turn in winter reading bingo sheets. The winter reading contest runs from Jan. 6 to Feb. 16. By completing challenges on bingo sheets, readers can be entered to win a prize.

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