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      November Newsletter


Library Hours

The library will be closed Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

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Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, November 1, 12:15 pm

Join certified yoga instructor Lauralee Sikorski, who has taught over 1,000 hours of classes, for gentle flow yoga with emphasis on deep breathing and releasing stress. Wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach. Class is free. Bring your own mat as extras are limited.

book coverChancellor James Dworkin Book Signing
Sunday, November 2, 2:00 pm

Purdue North Central Chancellor James Dworkin will read and talk about his book, The Dog and the Dolphin. What happens when a red Irish Setter becomes very bored one day on the beach? He might just find a new playmate in the most unexpected place! The Dog and the Dolphin is the captivating children's book for kids pre-kindergarten through third grade that may just give them an altogether different perspective on the unlimited potential for making friends. A book signing will follow the presentation.

NaNoWriMo: Write a Novel in November
logoMondays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 6:00 pm

It's National Novel Writing Month and the library along with Book Warehouse at Lighthouse Place are collaborating to challenge people to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. NaNoWriMo 2014 will kick off with a write-in at the library on Monday, November 3 at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided by Harry and David's. Join us in celebrating 16 years of empowering diverse voices, supporting writers in the classroom, and building creative-writing communities around the world. The library will host write-ins every Monday in November.

Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, & 25, 5:30 pm

David is a recent graduate of the Yoga Teacher Program at Dancing Feet Yoga. All levels are welcome to explore yoga poses and breathing. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes for this one hour class.

Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 5:30 pm

Bring size 9 straight knitting needles, any worsted yarn, tape measure (optional), and optimism. Contact Joanne Hale at joeyAB1971@yahoo.com or 219-814-4398.

Medicare symbolMedicare Educational Seminars
Wednesday, November 5, 1:30 & 6:00 pm

Open enrollment for Medicare benefits is going on now. Learn more about your options from independent senior benefit counselors Larry F. Berger and Joseph E. Bayer. They will also touch on five successful retirement strategies including social security, wealth preservation and future income strategy.

Dr. Margie: Creating a Balanced Life
Thursday, November 6, 6:30 pm

Dr. Margie Williams will offer this discussion that addresses body, mind and spirit. Dr. Williams will empower you to create a healthier lifestyle, suggest practical solutions to keeping healthy, and offer suggestions on how to eat healthier, too. Dr. Williams is Professor of Nursing at Blessing-Rieman College in Quincy, Illinois.

Stress Reduction, Relaxation and Mindfulness Class
Saturdays, November 8 & 15, 10:00 am

Learn a variety of simple, mindful meditation practices with Patrecia Lenore. Hear about scientific studies supporting the benefits of mindfulness and how to integrate stress-reducing exercises into daily life. Benefits include feeling more relaxed, having greater energy, and improving self-esteem. Ms. Lenore has studied and practiced meditation for 38 years and has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses since 1998.

book coverLocal Author Sean Brennan
Sunday, November 9, 3:00 pm

Meet local author Sean Brennan as he talks about his memoir Bridie's Boy. You don't have to be Irish to fall in love with Bridie, the Gaelic speaking, fresh-from-Eire heroine of the story. Tom Brennan, an ex-seminarian, fell for her and by 1953 they had five lasses, born first then six lads. "How did you pull that off?" Tom was often asked. "Flipped the mattress," he says. Author Sean was born tenth. Enjoy his stories of Bridie and her brood and shed a tear in between the hearty laughs.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, November 13, 6:00 pm

This stamp collecting club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.

book coverBookmarks: Secrets of the Lighthouse
Friday, November 14, 2:00 pm

Linda Wells reviews Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore. Set in Ireland on the wild coast of Connemara, this hauntingly romantic novel tells the story of a young woman who goes in search of her family's past and ends up discovering her future. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, November 20 at 2:00 pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

Films on DVD Series: Wish I Was Here
Sunday, November 16, 2:00 pm

movie posterZach Braff wrote, directed and stars in Wish I Was Here. It is the story of Aidan Bloom (Braff), a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find. Rated R. This film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey arts series.

Attitude of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Philosophy
Tuesday, November 18, 3:00 pm

When we live in the spirit of gratitude, we are freed from the fear of scarcity. Join us as we create scenes and experiences of gratitude with our visual imaging. For more information, call Ange at 219-874-3754.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 19, 2:00 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, November 19 at 2:00 pm.

Basket Weaving Class Returns in December

Margie Warner returns in December for a special holiday basket weaving class on December 13. Margie will offer this one-day class featuring a special holiday basket. All materials will be provided. Sign up and a deposit of $10 is required. Stop by to see the basket and to verify the cost. Call 219-873-3049 for more information about classes.

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is always in need of tutors. We tutor children in grades 1-12 in reading and math. We also help adults with basic reading, high school equivalency tests, college support, and learning to speak English. Make a difference in our community! Please call Cyndie McKinney at 219-873-3043 to sign up to help!