Piet Mondrian Coasters

At our last Crafty Bandits club  meeting, we learned about modern art, artist Piet Mondrian, and listened to some cool jazz. We also made some of our own modern art coasters!

Here are some of the super cool results:

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November 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm Leave a comment

New Fiction Review: Hold Me Closer

Hold Me Closer cover artNew fiction review by Teen Services Librarian:

If you liked Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green, you will LOVE Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story. From the author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, comes the complete musical outlined in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

I actually read Hold Me Closer first, but didn’t feel like I was losing out on the story at all, so they can be read in either order. It’s a quick read, since it’s a play. It’s also as heart-warming as it is hilarious. The incomparable Tiny Cooper, who is very big, and very gay, will be a character to remember. I can’t wait for the audio version—or dare we hope?—the actual musical production. Two enthusiastic jazz hands!

Grade Recommendation: 9+

November 10, 2015 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

TAB 2016

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November 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Get Away with Teen Read Week 2015

Got plans for Fall Break? The Goshen Public Library does! If you’re in 6th through 12th grades, we’re having programs Monday through Thursday for you from 2-5 pm during Teen Read Week, based on a travel theme.

Monday we’ll have an International Iron Chef cooking & menu design competition; Tuesday is Ticket to Read with a travel-themed board game, scavenger hunt, and art activity; Wednesday is all about time travel with a Back to the Future Day and an interactive viewing of the classic movie; and Thursday we’ll learn about biomes around the world with a nature walk, terrarium building, and an art project.

Sign up yourself and a friend today for fun and snacks at the library over fall break!

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October 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

The Leaky Cauldron

The Leaky Cauldron is coming to GPL!

It’s good news/bad news time here at the library… the bad news is that we’re cancelling our planned trip to the Hall of Heroes Villains night for our next Nerd’s Night Out. While that visit would’ve been very cool (and we enjoyed our last visit a lot!), it’s over in Elkhart, and so we would have to limit the number of people who can participate in order to provide transportation over there. And we don’t like to limit participation! We want everyone who can come to come to our programs!

So, change of plans: we’re going to throw a Harry Potter party instead! And we’re so excited! Come dressed as your favorite character– the sorting hat will place you in your house where you will compete against the other houses for the Tri-Wizard cup. Create your own custom wand, duel against other wizards, go on the ultimate horcrux hunt, and test your HP knowledge in the pensieve trivia game. Plus, polyjuice potion and pizza!

Sign up today at the circulation desk or with Melissa at Teen Services. Nerd’s Night Out: The Leaky Cauldron will be Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5-8 pm in the auditorium.



September 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

Sign up now for fall programs!

Sign up now for fall programs!


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August 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

TSRE 2015 wrap-up

Teen Summer Reading Experience 2015 is almost over!

This is the last week to turn in your reading records! Make sure to get those in to pick off the prize board and be entered to win our GRAND PRIZES!!

We’ve got an awesome line-up of prizes you could win!

  • Nook e-reader
  • Potawatami Zoo passes
  • Hall of Heroes passes
  • Target gift cards
  • i-Tunes gift cards
  • Venturi gift certificates
  • Books!
  • and more!

Plus, our summer programs have all wrapped up. We had a great time with all types of heroes this summer! Fall programming will be starting soon, so stay tuned for *new* activities, as well as some old friends…



July 27, 2015 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

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