Archive for June, 2011

Summer Reading Experience / Zumba!

Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture!

Wednesday / June 29 / meet at GPL at 10:30 a.m.

Do you wonder what this Zumba craze is all about? Now’s your chance to throw on some workout threads and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE! Maija from L.O.L. will be showing us some fun moves that will have you forgetting that you’re burning off the cheeseburger you had the night before!

June 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Summer Reading Experience / Won’t You be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Wednesday / June 22nd / meet at GPL at 1:45 p.m.

How well do you know YOUR downtown Goshen? Come take part in a scavenger hunt and discover shops you might have never been to, and reacquaint yourself with some of your old hangouts. Follow the clues, and we promise you will discover something new about downtown Goshen.

June 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Summer Reading Experience / Dandelions are Delicious!

Dandelions are Delicious!

Monday / June 20th / meet at GPL at 3:45

Spend a couple hours with wild-edible guru Paul Steury as he shares with us the delicious delectables that are growing all over Goshen. You will discover how to identify a few wild edibles and of course get to eat them as well. You might never look at a dandelion the same ever again!

June 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Summer Reading Experience / Photography Contest

Small Apertures & Fast Shutters

an action-photography contest

 Its time to take that lens cap off and get shooting! Things are in motion all around you- and now is your chance to capture that moment in time.  Get creative with this contest- try different shooting techniques that maybe you’ve never that the excuse to use before. People jumping, cars moving, dogs running……the possibilities are endless!

June 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

Summer Reading Experience / Writing Contest

The Nature of Words

This year’s Teen Summer Reading Experience writing contest theme centers around nature writing.  Nature writing is the art of observing and recording what the writer sees and hears. To do this sort of writing, you must get outdoors! Grab your notebook or laptop and head to your backyard, bike to the park, or take a stroll down the street, You’ll be amazed with all the sights and sounds you may have heard, but never noticed before. Write about your favorite Maple tree (while sitting in it!); describe the songs of the birds in the woods; observe water flowing through the reeds along the Millrace. The inspirations are endless. All you need is to get out there and write!

June 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Summer Reading Experience / Altered T-Shirts

Alter Those Threads!

It’s time to take that ordinary t-shirt to a whole new level! Bleach dying shirts creatively alter boring clothing, making them extraordinary. Come join us for this fun activity as you learn how a little bleach goes a long way!


New Date: Friday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Change due to the weather.

June 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

GPL’s 8th annual Teen Summer Reading Experience

Anyone entering 6th through 12th grade this fall is eligible for the program. All you need is a library card − it’s free to anyone living in Elkhart Township or Goshen city limits. If you live in an area not served by a library, you can buy a summer card in order to participate in the Summer Reading Programs. Cards are only $2.50 for one or a maximum of $5.00 for families with two or more. You have to be 18 years or under to get a card and you must bring in a parent or guardian to sign for it. Summer cards are good for books, books on CD AND Playaways (new this year!). Summer cards expire on August 31, 2011.

First, fill out your registration form and turn it in at GPL’s main desk. This enters you in the Reading Program and the grand prize drawing.

Then, you fill out reading records as you read, which you turn in to earn prizes such as movie passes, pizza and other coupons donated by local merchants. They’ll also increase your chances of winning the grand prize. You can turn in reading records starting June 1st. The last day to turn in reading records is July 16th.

Lastly, sign up for cool activities like rock climbing, plein air painting, Zumba, canoeing, and more! You got to sign up soon, because these activities fill up FAST! (sign up forms are at the main circulation desk)


June 2, 2011 at 1:05 am Leave a comment

Summer Reading Experience / Indoor Rock Climbing!

Race You to the Top!

Monday, June 13th

meet at Goshen College RFC at 2 p.m.

Now’s your chance to use those climbing skills you’ve
always dreamed you had. We’ll be heading over to the
climbing wall at the GC Rec Fitness Center where we will be learning how to combine fitness and movement skills on a 20 foot tall wall! If you’ve ever been interested in indoor climbing, here’s your opportunity.

June 2, 2011 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Summer Reading Experience / Plein Air Painting!

As Plein as Air:

Thurs, June 9th /meet at GPL at 10:45 a.m.

Ever wonder where artists painted before there was electricity? Come spend the morning with us painting the “old fashioned way” – with natural light in the great Goshen outdoors. Plein air painting might just become your new favorite activity!

June 2, 2011 at 12:31 am Leave a comment

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Goshen Public Library
601 South Fifth Street
Goshen, IN 46526