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6/2/14   Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read! - Children will record time spent reading or listening to library materials to earn prizes. Sign up in Children's Services at any MPHPL location. Program runs through July 31All Locations
6/2/14   Summer Reading Program: Spark a Reaction - Teens entering grades 7-12 will earn restaurant coupons and have a chance to win a $40 gift card from Target. Pick up a reading form at MPHPL or download it by clicking on this link. Program runs through July 31All Locations
6/2/14   Summer Reading Program: Literary Elements - Adults will have the chance to win weekly prizes and a grand prize of 2 tickets to the Science and Industry Museum and 2 tickets on the South Shore Train. Pick up a reading form at MPHPL or download it by clicking on this link. Program ends July 31 All Locations
7/1/14   Who's Hiding This Month in The Library - ALL MONTH - Each month the Bittersweet Branch hosts "Who's Hiding in the Library?" A drawing is held at the end of the month for two lucky children.  Bittersweet Branch
7/1/14   Experiment Time - It's experiment time! Stop by during regular hours and see if you can catch the librarians doing experiments! Bittersweet Branch
7/1/14   Guessing Challenge - Guess how many leaves are in the jar. The child whose guess is the closest to the actual number, without going over, will win a prize. Bittersweet Branch
7/1/14   Find the Magic School Bus - Ask for an entry form and find The Magic School Bus, and enter into a prize drawing. Mishawaka Library
7/1/14   The Sharing Box - ALL MONTH - The "Sharing Box" is an activity box for a child and an adult caregiver. Just ask for The Sharing Box at the Children's Services Desk. All Locations
7/30/14   Mythbuster Jr. Science Club - Are you familiar with the television show Mythbusters? In the show, two special effects experts and their team test urban legends in an attempt to disprove them. Children entering grades 4-6 are invited to “Mythbuster” try-this-at-home style of science. Harris Branch
7/30/14   Teen Egg-splosive Science - Teens can participate in an egg drop contest and attempt other explosive experiments. Mishawaka Library
7/31/14   Newbery Trivia - Test your Newbery skills during a special trivia night. Mishawaka Library
8/4/14   1st Mondays in the Garden - 1st Mondays in the Garden is a monthly adult gardening and lawn program featuring various speakers and topics. August topic: "Lawn Care: How Green/Brown is Your Grass?" presented by St. Joseph County Extension Agent, Phil Sutton. Harris Branch
8/5/14   Teen Movie and Pizza - Join us for pizza and a movie, based on the book Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Harris Branch
8/7/14   Relax with Your eReader - Walk-in sessions are available to help you relax as you search for and download library ebooks, change font size, and explore other features on your own ereader. Harris Branch
8/7/14   Knitting and Crocheting Group - All skill levels are welcome. Bring a project or come to learn. Instruction is available. Bittersweet Branch
8/7/14   Teen Summer Writing Group - Learn how to edit and write in different literary genres. Harris Branch
8/7/14   Teen Movie and Pizza - Join us for pizza and a movie, based on the book Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Mishawaka Library
8/8/14   Beginning Computing - Patrons who have never used a computer and would like the very basics will benefit from this class. Topics covered include how to use the mouse and keyboard. Registration begins Friday, July 25Mishawaka Library
8/9/14   Knitting and Crocheting at the Library - Are you an avid knitter? Are you a beginner who's always wanted to learn more? Whatever your level of experience, bring your own crochet hook or knitting needles and join us! Mishawaka Library
8/11/14   Stories N More - All ages will enjoy stories, songs, activities, and more. Bittersweet Branch
8/11/14   Minute to Win It - It's Tweens (entering grades 4-6) vs. Teens (entering grades 7-12) in the ultimate Minute to Win It competition. Mishawaka Library
8/12/14   Yak, Snack, & Read Book Discussion Group - The group will be discussing Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.  Harris Branch
8/12/14   TAG: Teen Advisory Group Meeting - Wanted! Motivated, creative teens to help librarians create teen programs and select library materials. Attend this introductory meeting to find out more about TAG: the Teen Advisory Group. Mishawaka Library
8/12/14   TAG: Teen Advisory Group Meeting - Wanted! Motivated, creative teens to help librarians create teen programs and select library materials. Attend this introductory meeting to find out more about TAG: the Teen Advisory Group. Bittersweet Branch
8/12/14   Diggin' in the Dirt - Theme: Earthworms Bittersweet Branch
8/13/14   Friends' Writing Group - Writers of all genre and experience levels can attend. Share tips, techniques, and writing. Mishawaka Library
8/13/14   Blood Drive - Donate blood during the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Harris Branch.  Harris Branch
8/13/14   Children's Book Sale - Browse a selection of fiction and non-fiction, hardbacks, paperbacks, and more. Perfect for the children in your life! Sale ends Friday, August 15Bittersweet Branch
8/14/14   Novel Ideas Book Discussion Group - The group will be reading Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.  Harris Branch
8/15/14   Teen Lock-In - Help us create a giant book domino chain throughout the library, then watch it fall! Mishawaka Library
8/15/14   Beginning Internet - The class will cover basic search techniques, how to use Google, and Internet safety and tips. Registration begins Friday, July 25Mishawaka Library
8/16/14   Teen Movie and Pizza - Join us for pizza and a movie, based on the book Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Bittersweet Branch
8/16/14   Teen Summer Writing Group - Teens will learn how to edit and write in different literary genres. Harris Branch
8/18/14   Happy 10th Birthday Harris Branch! - Join us for the celebration! Cake, contests, token for one free movie rental, special price on Friends' bookshelf books, and more. Harris Branch
8/19/14   Cooperative Antique Study Group - Bring up to two items to share with the group. Mishawaka Library
8/21/14   River Bend Quilt Show - More than 60 quilts will hang from the banisters and on stands throughout the library. Visitors may vote for their favorite quilt. Display runs through Saturday, August 23Mishawaka Library
8/21/14   Classic Movie - Boo and cheer along during this movie based on the fantasy romance novel The Princess Bride by William Goldman.  Harris Branch
8/22/14   Beginning Email - The class will help patrons create a new email account, as well as address basic functions such as sending an email and attachments. Registration begins Friday, July 25Mishawaka Library
8/23/14   Knitting and Crocheting at the Library - Are you an avid knitter? Are you a beginner who's always wanted to learn more? Whatever your level of experience, bring your own crochet hook or knitting needles and join us!  Mishawaka Library
8/25/14   Stories N More - All ages will enjoy stories, songs, activities, and more. Bittersweet Branch
8/26/14   Knitting and Crocheting Group - All skill levels are welcome. Bring a project or come to learn. Instruction is available. Bittersweet Branch
8/27/14   Mixed-Up Craft Day - Children of all ages are invited to use their creativity and have fun making a craft. Children can choose from three crafts, while supplies last. Bittersweet Branch
8/28/14   TAG: Teen Advisory Group Meeting - Wanted! Motivated, creative teens to help librarians create teen programs and select library materials. Attend this introductory meeting to find out more about TAG: the Teen Advisory Group. Harris Branch
8/28/14   TAG: Teen Advisory Group Meeting - Wanted! Motivated, creative teens to help librarians create teen programs and select library materials. Attend this introductory meeting to find out more about TAG: the Teen Advisory Group. Mishawaka Library
8/28/14   Who Are You? Genealogy Roundtable - Interested in genealogy? Join fellow researchers and share ideas, tips, and even ancestral stories. Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome to chat about their family history and research. Mishawaka Library
8/29/14   Resume Writing and Basic Word - Patrons without a resume will have a chance to learn the ins-and-outs of creating one using Microsoft Word. Registration begins Friday, July 25Mishawaka Library
8/30/14   Relax with Your eReader - Walk-in sessions are available to help you relax as you search for and download library ebooks, change font size, and explore other features on your own ereader. Harris Branch

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