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5/1/15   Teen Photo Contest! - For teens in grades 6-12. Show us your extraordinary photographs! All submissions are due by May 31st. The Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, June 4. Visit any MPHPL location for more details. All Locations
5/8/15   Murder Mystery Tickets Go on Sale! - Murder Mystery Tickets for our June performances go on sale today. Tickets are $10.00. For more information download the May-August program guide at mphpl.org or call 574-259-5277, ext. 218. All Locations
5/18/15   Registration for June Teen Programs Begins Today! - Register today for all June teen (grades 6-12) programming! All Locations
5/26/15   Lego Superhero Build - Let your creativity shine as you build superhero-inspired Lego creations...Lego fund for the whole family! Registration is not required. For children in grades K-6. (Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
5/26/15   Wii U Free Play - Two Wii U units will be available today for children in grades 3-5 and teens in grades 6-12 to play a variety of fun games. Light snacks will be provided. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5:30 p.m.) Harris Branch
5/26/15   Let's Greenovate! - Teens in grades 6-12. Join Boniface Njuguna of the Green Youth Foundation and learn how to create a solar lamp that also has cell phone charging capabilities. Finished projects will be sent to families in rural Africa. Registration required. (Time: 6:30  Mishawaka Library
5/27/15   Computer Coaching - Coaching provided on the use of computers, tablets, and other electronic devices. Virus removal and anti-virus installation also available. Registration is required online at mphpl.org or by phone. (Time: 10-11:15 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
5/28/15   Genealogy Roundtable - Interest in genealogy? Beginners and experienced family researchers are welcome to ask questions, share research tips and family stories. Registration is not required. (Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
5/30/15   Saturday Matinee - Free Movie and Free Popcorn! A young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax to save the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo. Registration is required. (Time: 10:30-12:15 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
5/31/15   Love 2 Craft Group - For Teens and Adults. Get your craft on! A craft of the month project will be supplied, but everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite craft to work on. Ample workspace will be provided. Registration is required. (Time: 2-4 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/1/15   Summer Reading Programs Begin! - Stop by any MPHPL location and sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Preschoolers through grade 6: Every Hero Has a Story. Teens and Adults: Escape the Ordinary. Help us celebrate community heroes and superheroes ALL summer long! All Locations
6/1/15   Meet Me in the Garden - Learn about insects and how to control them with presenter Dave Wistreich from Wild Birds Unlimited. Registration is required. (Time: 7-8 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/1/15   Teen Writing Group - Teens in grades 6-12. With writing mentors and a librarian blogger, learn about genres, formats, and story characteristics to help your writing improve. Registration is required. (Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/2/15   First Tuesday Chess Club - Calling all Chess enthusiasts! Enjoy playing chess with others and learn new strategies. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
6/2/15   Teen Wii U Free Play - Join us for free play on the Wii U! We have popular games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Snacks provided. Registration is required. (Time: 6-7:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/3/15   Computer Coaching - Coaching provided on the use of computers, tablets, and other electronic devices. Virus removal and anti-virus installation also available. Registration is required online at mphpl.org or by phone. (Time: 10-11:15 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/3/15   Bagpiping 101 - Come learn the history of the ancient and modern sounds of the pipes instrument. The program will take place outside or, if raining, under the awning. No registration is required. (Time: 6-7 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
6/5/15   Teen Camp Lock-Out - Teens in grades 6-12 can celebrate the beginning of summer with a campout! Burgers, s'mores, scary stories, and games! A parental permission for is required. Registration is required. (Time: 5:30-8 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/8/15   Stories "N" More - Join us for stories, songs, activities, and more! Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room with children seven years and younger. Registration is not required. (Time: 10:30-11 a.m.) Bittersweet Branch
6/8/15   Music on the Courtyard - Teen musicians from April's auditions will be performing monthly on the courtyard. Families and individuals of all ages are invited. (Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/8/15   Roz Puppets Workshop - Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a 2-day puppeteering workshop! Day one: Create a rod and sock puppet. Day two: Learn how to manipulate puppets behind the big stage. Registration and a $5.00 fee are required. (Time: 10-4) Bittersweet Branch
6/8/15   Novel Ideas - This month's title: Mistaken Identity by Don Van Ryn. (Time: 7-8 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/9/15   Yak, Snack, and Read - This month's title: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Time: 10-11 a.m.) Harris Branch
6/10/15   Fun with Legos - Every month has a new surprise theme. Show us your creativity! We display your creations each month. Registration is required. Bittersweet Branch
6/10/15   Roz Puppets Workshop - Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a 2-day puppeteering workshop! Day one: Create a rod and sock puppet. Day two: Learn how to manipulate puppets behind the big stage. Registration and a $5.00 fee are required. (Time: 1-4) Bittersweet Branch
6/10/15   Computer Coaching - Coaching provided on the use of computers, tablets, and other electronic devices. Virus removal and anti-virus installation also available. Registration is required online at mphpl.org or by phone. (Time: 10-11:15 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/10/15   Backyard Wild Heroes - For children in grades 2-6. Do you enjoy strawberries and blueberries? Can you imagine eating 600 meals in one hour? Learn more about the amazing wild heroes that live in our backyards! Presented by Wendy Jones from Fernwood Botanical Gardens. (Time: 2-3 Harris Branch
6/11/15   Superhero Bingo - Join us for Super Hero Bingo. We'll have a "super" good time, and there will be some fun prizes too! Registration is required. Grades 3-6.  Bittersweet Branch
6/11/15   Hero Training Camp - Train to be a superhero. You will be pumping iron, mastering balance, and doing a spidey target practice. For children ages 3-7. Registration is required. (Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/11/15   Ronald McDonald - For children in grades K-3. Ronald is coming with his bag of tricks and will have everyone laughing and joining in on the fun! Free tickets required, available beginning May 18. (Time: 11-11:45 a.m.) Harris Branch
6/11/15   Kids Garden Club - What's growing at the library? Children will join a library staff member and area Master Gardeners to participate in gardening activities. Registration is required. For children in grades 2-6. (Time: 4-5 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/13/15   Paws to Read - Children entering K-6 who would like a fun reading cloud experience are invited to read to a Super Hero Dog and her handler. Parental permission is needed for each 15 minute session. **Registration is required online at mphpl.org or by phone. ** Bittersweet Branch
6/13/15   ComicCon - Put on your best superhero or cosplay costume and come for a jam-packed day of fun for all. Complete details available under Events & Registration. Please register by Saturday, June 6th for events. Space is limited. (Time: 10-2) Mishawaka Library
6/16/15   Fishing 101 - Keep the big one from getting away! Learn skills for successful fishing from Robert Bell of Bodine State Fish Hatchery. Teens and adults welcome. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
6/17/15   Computer Coaching - Coaching provided on the use of computers, tablets, and other electronic devices. Virus removal and anti-virus installation also available. Registration is required online at mphpl.org or by phone. (Time: 10-11:15 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/18/15   Father's Day Card Craft - Make and take a Father's Day card for Dad, Grandpa or someone special. Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room with children seven years and younger. No registration is required. Bittersweet Branch
6/19/15   Teen Advisory Group - Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Group. Help plan future teen programs, volunteer around the library, and help us promote the library as a fun place to be! No registration required. (Time: 5-6 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/19/15   Teen Beach Party Lock-In - Enjoy a beach party without having to get sand in your flip-flops! Enjoy popular summer foods and music before the hula hoop race, volleyball challenge, sidewalk chalk art, and the limbo line. Registration is required. (Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
6/20/15   Murder Mystery: Out of Circulation - There is friction brewing at the Mishawaka Public Library. What starts with a few good-natured quips turns ugly. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ANY MPHPL LOCATION - REGISTER AT MPHPL.ORG Mishawaka Library
6/22/15   Stories "N" More - Join us for stories, songs, activities, and more! Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room with children seven years and younger.  Bittersweet Branch
6/22/15   Teen Art Class: Surrealism - Teens in grades 6-12 will learn the arm of surrealism from Liam, a Notre Dame Art BFA Graduate. Look at famous examples and try some artistic styles yourself. Registration is required; a $5.00 fee is due upon registration. (Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/23/15   Wii U Free Play - Children in grades 3-5 and teens in grades 6-12 can come enjoy a variety of WiI U games including Super Smash Bros. Snacks provided. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5:30 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/27/15   Murder Mystery: Out of Circulation - There is friction brewing at the Mishawaka Public Library. What starts with a few good-natured quips turns ugly. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ANY MPHPL LOCATION - REGISTER AT MPHPL.ORG Mishawaka Library
6/27/15   Interactive Teen Writing and Art Group - Teens in grades 6-12 can find inspiration through art, fellow artists, and writers. Join our unique and interactive environment where you can bring, make, and discuss your art and writing. Registration is required. (Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
6/29/15   Teen Writing Group - Teens in grades 6-12. With writing mentors and a librarian blogger, learn about genres, formats, and story characteristics to help your writing improve. Registration is required. (Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m.) Harris Branch
6/30/15   Mask Making Workshop - Teens in grades 6-12 can prepare for this summer's Heroes and Villains Masquerade on July 17 by creating a paper mache mask to wear! Registration is required. (Time: 4-5:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
7/8/15   Fun with Legos - Every month has a new surprise theme. Show us your creativity! We display your creations each month. Grades 3-6, registration is required. Bittersweet Branch
7/11/15   Paws to Read - Children entering K-6 who would like a fun reading cloud experience are invited to read to a Super Hero Dog and her handler. Parental permission is needed for each 15 minute session. **Registration is required online at mphpl.org or by phone. ** Bittersweet Branch
7/13/15   Stories "N" More - Join us for stories, songs, activities, and more! Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room with children seven years and younger. No registration is required. Bittersweet Branch
7/27/15   Stories "N" More - Join us for stories, songs, activities, and more! Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room with children seven years and younger. No registration is required. Bittersweet Branch
8/8/15   Paws to Read - Children entering K-6 who would like a fun reading cloud experience are invited to read to a Super Hero Dog and her handler. Parental permission is needed for each 15 minute session. **Registration is required online at mphpl.org or by phone. ** Bittersweet Branch
8/12/15   Fun with Legos - Every month has a new surprise theme. Show us your creativity! We display your creations each month. Grades 3-6. Registration is required. Bittersweet Branch

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