Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sign Language Classes

Interested in learning sign language?  Diana Thompson will be teaching a six week course at the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library starting on November 12th.  The cost will be $25.

For more information contact Carol Grubbs at 219-205-2438

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Notes from Nubi - 11/3 READ Jr. Tail Time

Mom is actually on the ball and preparing for our next READ JR.Tail Time.  She's been looking for books about people who like books and like to read and tell stories.

I hope you can join us on November 3rd, we'll be meeting at 11 a.m. to color pages and Tail Time will start soon after.  Oh, Mom promised to take some pictures of the crafts the kids make this time, I told her she had to show how creative my friends are.

See you then.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Villagers Ready to Par-Tay

Whew!  The residents of our Halloween Village are beginning to relax and are in the mood to par-tay.

That gigantic black cat that was worrying them so much has been removed from their midst and given a new home with Sheila Harrington.  Everyone is very happy with this turn of events, the villagers no longer feel threatened, and I can attest to the fact that the cat is going to a very Halloween friendly home because I pass by Sheila’s house every evening after work.

So “Thank You” Sheila from the bottom of the villager’s hearts.  They hope you have many years of joy with their “terrible accident.”

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fantastic Fiction Is Just That

"When is Nora Roberts' new book coming out?"

"How many books did Agatha Christie write about Hercule Poirot?"

"What's the order for the Jack Reacher series?"

Fantastic Fiction

If you have ever asked a question like that, you need to know about Fantastic Fiction. This website will let you know when an author's next book is scheduled to come out, the order in which their books should be read, and any pseudonyms they used to publish other types of books.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Sweetest Day!

Wow, did the kids have fun at READ Jr. Tale Time today. Did you know that today was Sweetest Day? I didn't. Mom told us that Sweetest Day started in 1922 when Herbert Birch Kingston, who worked at a candy factory, decided to cheer up orphans and poorer children by giving them candy and gifts; now it's like a smaller version of Valentine's Day.

Anyway, after reading some stories about sharing stuff you no longer need/want/use with other people, everyone made Hugs and Kisses flowers to give away. Wish we'd taken some pictures! Maybe I can convince mom to make some when we go home. She has some crafting stuff left over and then we can show you how nice the flowers looked.

Well, I better go now. Just 28 more minutes and I get to go home and have a treat. See you later. - Anubis

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

3rd Annual Hensler's/WKVI Pumpkin Drop

They’re planning to lift a multi-hundred pound giant pumpkin into the air by crane and drop it on a car.

But they're not just dropping giant pumpkins, they’re also shooting them into the air thanks to the Fahrfunflingers. The Farhrunflingers are rolling out their giant sling shot which can shoot pumpkins approximately 130 mph and over 600 feet!

You can also join Hensler's and WKVI to

  • help the local food pantry by donating canned goods and non-perishable items.
  • raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

October 27, 2012
Time: 11am – 3pm CST
Fahrfunflinger Pumpkin Shot Demonstration
Food Pantry Collection
Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit
Free entry and parking
WKVI Radio 12-2PM, Co-Sponsor

Directions to Hensler's

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Trick-or-Treating Hours Updated

North Judson – 5:00-6:30 p.m. CT (San Pierre usually follows the same schedule)

Knox- 5:30-7:00 p.m. CT with costume judging to be held after 7:00 p.m. at the Knox Community Center.  Refreshments and prizes will be given for three age groups.  The costume judging is sponsored by Starke County A.B.A.T.E.

Hamlet – 5:30-7:00 p.m. CT

Winamac – 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET

Francesville – 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET

Medaryville – 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET with costume judging at 7:15 p.m. ET at the Lion’s Club

Monterey – 5:30-7:00 p.m. ET

Culver – 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET

Plymouth – 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET

North Judson Library Fright Night

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Friends of the Library Collecting for CADA

The Friends of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library will be collecting items for CADA (Coalition Against Domestic Abuse) during the month of October.  Items can be brought to the library any time during the month.  Requested items are those which cannot be purchased with food stamps, namely paper products and personal items (no shampoo is needed) such as:

  • Paper towels
  • Foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic bags
  • Dish detergent
  • Laundry soap
  • Dryer sheets
  • Sponges
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
Any cash donations will be converted into gift cards.

Friday, October 5, 2012

There Was a Terrible Accident at Our Halloween Village!!!!!

(Well, it you might not consider to be that bad if you like cats.)

You see, one of the villagers decided they wanted to be a tiny bit taller, but the potion they brewed was too hot to drink so they put it aside to cool while they went out to buy cat food.  Unfortunately, their cat wasn’t picky about what it ate and lapped up almost the entire bowl of potion, knocking what little remained onto a pumpkin growing just below the window.  Now there is a monstrously large cat, and pumpkin, that the villagers would like have removed from the village before it gets too hungry.

To help them out, the Library is going to raffle off the cat, pumpkin included.  Next time you’re in the Library just fill in one of the tickets with your name and phone number.  The drawing will be on October 26th so the cat, and pumpkin, will have a new home before Halloween.  

We've Added A New Page

We've added a new page at the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library website.  It's called "Starke County Activities" where we will list local events.  

If your group is having a fun or fund raising event let us know, we'd be happy to help you advertise.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Costumes, Goodies, and Decorating Ideas

Halloween isn't as far away as it seems.  To help you get ready for the holiday we have gathered some web sites to help you prepare your home and family for this fall festival.

If you would prefer to make your child's costume rather than purchase one from a store, try visiting these sites for ideas.  The majority of these costumes are very simple and, depending on their age, your child might be able to create their own costume.  Have fun! 




Monday, October 1, 2012

Ideas for Halloween

Expect to see quite a bit of Halloween themed items appear this month. From scary stories to costume ideas to treats you make at home, we'll be posting Halloween ideas for you to consider and share.  Let's start with these sites. 

Is it October yet? Let's get this Halloween planning going! We have so many decoration ideas on will you start?  Halloween decorating fun  (Quite a few friendlier Halloween ideas here for the smaller and more sensitive members of the household.) 

Get ready for some scary Hoosier stuff! Today marks the start of the Hoosier Horror Blog Hop. There's a big variety of writers involved in this one.  Hoosier Horror

"I'm a dog, not a canvas!"

Mom was on the internet looking to see if she could find a cute Howl-ween costume for me. I knew I was in trouble when she called me over and said, "Anubis, maybe instead of making a costume for you I should just paint a costume on you. What do you think of this?"

Then she continued to look and found this page Painting animals to look like other animals.

 PLEASE let Mom know I'm a dog, not a canvas! At least a cloth costume can be taken off after a few hours.