NEW Young Writers Afterschool Workshp first meeting Thur. Aug. 27th at 3:30
In response to requests, we will offer a series of Young Writers Workshop beginning on Thursday August 27th, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Get writing tips, share ideas, read stories, and explore your interest in writing! Ages 11-13. For more information contact Library Director Don Parker at 733-9303.
Adult Book Club Fall Organizing Meeting Mon. Aug. 31st, 7-8 p.m.
Our own ‘Knee Deep In Books Club’ is open to all. We’ll select books to read through the winter, with monthly discussion groups. For more info or to offer suggestions, contact Library Director Don Parker at 733-9303.
Ancestry: Search Tips and Your Questions Answered with guest Larry Clark of the Valparaiso Public Library — Tue. Sept. 15th at 7 p.m. If you’re using Ancestry, and have questions or just want to make your research more productive, you won’t want to miss this fun and informative workshop. FREE, RSVP to the Library at 733-9303.
Kids and Parents! Come see our NEW Early Learning Station!
This new computer in our Children’s Dept. is loaded with educational games, programs, and resources for ages 4-10. It’s not hooked up to the Web or any other network so it’s completely kid-safe. Ask our staff for a demonstration or just explore on your own!
Story Hour Resumes Tuesday September 1st at 11:30 a.m.!
We’re already planning our fall programs for 4- to 7-year-olds, and we hope you can join us for great fun and activities!
Our Library Sprouts program for children ages 0-4 will resume in late September.
Lego Club for ages 9-12, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.!
The Lego Club will resume on Wed. Sept. 2nd at 3:30 p.m. Come by after school and join in the fun!
New Videos! Include Interstellar, Foxcatcher, Barbershop 2, Get Hard, Chappie, and The Forger.
Book Spotlight: One Night In Winter by Simon Sebag Montifiore — This terrific novel follows a group of young Russian schoolchildren, sons and daughters of elite Communist Party leaders, after two of them die in a murder-suicide just as Moscow is celebrating the end of World War II. Based on a true story, the children are caught up in the otherworldly paranoia that existed in Stalin’s Russia. A chilling and very believable plot, well-drawn characters, and you feel that you’re there in that world of secret police and political treachery. — Don Parker
Help With Reading
Help with reading is available by appointment, and a monthly informational meeting is designed to help those who want to find out more. The next info meeting will be Friday August 28th from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Library. All help is confidential. For more information contact Library Director Don Parker.
NEW Bestsellers in Stock NOW!
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawknis Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
Yes Please by Amy Pohler Hope To Die by James Patterson
The Escape by David Baldacci Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Full Force and Effect (A Jack Ryan novel) by Mark Greaney 41 By George W. Bush
Act of War by Brad Thor Blue Labyrinth by Preston and Child
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly Revival by Stephen King
Young Adult: Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
Junior: Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9) by Jeff Kinney
NEW Audio on CD!
Tick Tock and Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
Bones in Her Pocket (a ‘Bones’/Temperance Brennan novel) by Kathy Reichs
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler
Don’t Know Much About the Civil War by Kenneth C. Davis
NEW Large Print Available!
Don Sez: “Do you get tired of squinting at books like I do?” Then come in and see our LARGE selection of large-print books, including Westerns and non-fiction.
We Now Have ANCESTRY!
The Library version of this well-known geneaology program is installed on all of our public computers. Watch this space for upcoming orientations and tips classes. But you don’t need to wait! Ancestry is easy to use! Start your journey through your family’s history today!
Library Sprouts Will Return in the Fall!
This program for 0-3 year-olds and parent helps to teach early literacy and learning skills. Sprouts is specifically designed for toddlers, taught by Early Childhood Education students from Purdue North Central under a professor’s supervision, and does NOT take the place of Story Hour.
Thanks to the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County for making this program possible.
Parent Resources Available!
We have a wide variety of resources to help parents and caregivers help their students as we begin a new school year. Included are ‘Learn More Indiana’, resources for improving study skills across students’ age range. Come check out our Parent Resources section!
‘Indiana NEXT’ College Planning Resources Available
You can pick up a copy of ‘Next’, and resources on technical education and financial aid, as well as access job web sites and resume writing tips, all FREE at the Library.
‘Knee Deep In Books’ Book Club is Restarting!
Our adult book club will meet on days/times convenient for the members. Newcomers (and book suggestions) are always welcome! Call the Library to be added to the book club contact list.
You can now link to Overdrive, one of the nation’s largest e-book providers. Click on the link and follow the instructions; find ‘Wanatah Public Library’ on the list, and when prompted, enter your library card number as a 5-digit number: for example, 0xxxx (don’t include the ‘P’). You can download books and audio files either to your desktop or your portable device.
We’ll be happy to help you navigate the Overdrive system — just give us a call or come in, and we’ll work to make sure your e-book experience is a great one!
Thanks to Triple J-Mar Petroleum and the BP Fueling Communities program for the underwriting of our e-books program!
The Monuments Men The World Ends
3 Days to Kill The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Lego Movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Non-Stop Heaven Is For Real
New York Times Bestsellers!
(These are just a few of our hundreds of new books!)
Mr. Mercedes — Stephen King
Goldfinch — Pulitzer Prize winner
Top Secret Twenty-One — Janet Evanovich
Invisible — James Patterson
The Matchmaker — Elin Hildebrand
The Closer — Mariano Rivera
Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn
The Fault in Our Stars — John Green
Vampire Academy — Richelle Mead
Life Inside the Bubble — Dan Bongino Gulp! by Mary Roach
Back to Work — Bill Clinton Frugal Families by Jonni McCoy
Sin In the Second City by Karen Abbott The Social Animal — David Brooks
The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
NEW Children’s! Including Big Nate, The 39 Clues, Geronimo Stilton, My teacher is An Alien, and more!
NEW Teen and Young Adult! Including Divergent (series), City of Ashes (series), and more!
Stop in and see some of our amazing and fascinating new items!
SAT, GED and College Planning Materials Available
We have a wide range of materials for planning your continuing education. Ask us if you are looking for a particular resource and we’ll try to get it.