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All locations will be closed on Sunday, April 5, for Easter.

3/2/15   YA Lit Lovers Goodreads Book Club - Teens and adults interested in YA literature are invited to join our online book discussion on Goodreads. March's book is Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. Copies and instructions on how to join can be picked up at the Mishawaka Library and Harris Branch. Mishawaka Library
3/23/15   Manga Mondays - Teens in grades 6-12 who are interested in manga are invited to join our monthly discussion group. This month's focus will be on One Piece and Pokemon. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
3/23/15   Stories 'n' More - Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more. No registration is required. (Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.) Bittersweet Branch
3/24/15   Jewelry Night - Teens in grades 6-12, come and create a unique piece of jewelry. Registration is required. (Time: 5-7 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
3/24/15   Teen Lego Animation - Learn how to create a short stop-motion movie with Legos. This month, we will also be adding voice overs and sound effects. Mishawaka Library
3/24/15   Beginning Microsoft Word - Learn the basics of word processing with Microsoft Word. Registration begins one week before the program. (Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
3/24/15   Knitting & Crocheting - Join us for an evening of knitting and crochet. All experience levels are welcome. No registration is required. (Time: 6-8 p.m.)  Bittersweet Branch
3/25/15   Battle of the Books @ Penn High - The annual Battle of the Books will take place at Penn High School tonight! Come cheer on the groups of 5th graders as they answer questions on this year's selected book titles. (Time: 7-8:30 p.m.) Penn High School
3/26/15   Genealogy Roundtable - Join us and share information about your genealogy discoveries. No registration is required. Mishawaka Library
3/26/15   Twilight Time Tales - Children aged 2-7 with accompanying caregivers. This month's theme: Art. (Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
3/28/15   TAG - Teen Advisory Group - Join the Teen Advisory Group and help plan and promote upcoming library programs. For teens in grades 6-12. No registration is required. (Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.) Harris Branch
3/28/15   Knitting and Crocheting - Teens aged 16 and older and adults can knit and crochet with us the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of every month. All skill levels are welcome. No registration is required (Time: 2-4 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
3/28/15   TAG - Teen Advisory Group - Join the Teen Advisory Group and help plan and promote upcoming library programs. For teens in grades 6-12. No registration is required. (Time: 1-2 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
3/28/15   Saturday Matinee - Join us for a family movie (Rated PG) starring Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty's villainess. (Time: 10 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
3/28/15   Illusions with Kevin Wilson - Join us in the Illusionist Tent for a performance of magic and mystery with Kevin Wilson of Abradacabra Magic. Harris Branch
4/1/15   Tissue Paper Wreath - Children of all ages are invited to make a tissue paper wreath. (Time: 4-5 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
4/1/15   Beginning Computing - Are you a beginner? Want to learn more? This course will teach you the very basics of computing. Mishawaka Library
4/3/15   Teen Movie - Teens in grades 6-12 can join us to watch a movie based on the book Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Registration is required. Rated PG-13. (Time: 3-5 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
4/6/15   Mr. Dunkle and the Circus - Join John Kovach, archivist at Saint Mary's College, for a glimpse into the fascinating world of William Dunkle, prominent newspaper columnist during the period of 1890-1940. His scrapbooks provide the most complete record of the circus in the Michiana ar Harris Branch
4/6/15   Walk-in Craft - Come and get crafty at this walk-in craft event for children of all ages. (Time: 2-4 p.m.) Harris Branch
4/6/15   Princess for a Day - Children aged 3-7 years old can enjoy being a princess for a day at this very special event. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
4/6/15   Meet Me in the Garden - Spring means it's time to get back into the garden! This month's topic is plant diseases. (Time: 7-7:45 p.m.) Harris Branch
4/7/15   ROZ Puppets Present... - Celebrate Spring Break with the ROZ Puppets! Rufus, Pete and the gang are bringing a spring-themed show to all MPHPL locations. Visit the Children's Services desk at the Bittersweet Branch for required tickets. (Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
4/7/15   Wii U Play - Children in grades K-6 can sign up for WIi U Play! Enjoy a variety of games including MarioKart, Super Smash Bros, and more. Registration is required. Sign up for the 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. session. Mishawaka Library
4/7/15   Sharpie Pen Tie Dye Shirts - Children in grades 2-6 can make a tie-dye shirt using sharpie markers. Registration is required. (Time: 2-4 p.m.) Harris Branch
4/7/15   Teen Cupcake Wars - It's time for the cupcake wars! Teens in grade 6-12 will participate in various challenges to see who can decorate their cupcakes the best and with the most originality. Registration is required. (Time: 3-5 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
4/7/15   First Tuesday Chess Club - Teens and adults are welcome to join our First Tuesday Chess Club and enjoy the game with other chess aficionados. (Time: 4-5 p.m.)  Bittersweet Branch
4/7/15   Teen Wii U Free Play - Game on! Teens in grades 6-12 can join us for friendly, yet competitive play. Games include MarioKart, NintendoLand, and Super Smash Bros. Registration is required. (Time: 6-7:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
4/7/15   MutualBank Workshops - Join us for the MutualBank Workshops to prepare yourself for your first interviews and finances! (Bittersweet time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.) All Locations
4/8/15   Wii You Wii U? - Game on! Children in grades 4-6 can join us for some Wii U fun. Registration is required. (Time: 1-3 p.m.) Harris Branch
4/8/15   ROZ Puppet Egg-stravaganza! - Children aged 2-8 and their adult caregivers are invited to enjoy an egg-citing afternoon! After a spring themed ROZ puppet show, children will hunt for eggs around the library. Tickets are required. (Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
4/8/15   Fun with Legos - Children in grades 3-6 can let their imaginations run wild creating fantastic scenes with the library's Lego collection. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5 p.m) Bittersweet Branch
4/8/15   Teen Manga Drawing - Love manga? Wish you could draw like your favorite artist? Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come learn some popular manga drawing techniques. Registration is required. (Time: 4-5 p.m.) Bittersweet Branch
4/9/15   Spring Break Movie Marathon - Families are invited to watch some great films at our movie marathon. Movie #1 will be shown from 10 a.m. - Noon. Movie #2 will be show from 2:15-4 PM.  Mishawaka Library
4/9/15   ROZ Puppets Present... - Celebrate Spring Break with the ROZ Puppets! Rufus, Pete and the gang are bringing a spring-themed show to all MPHPL locations. Visit the Children's Services desk at the Harris Branch for required tickets. (Time: 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.) Harris Branch
4/10/15   Teen Movie - Teens in grades 6-12 can join us to watch a movie based on the book Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Registration is required. Rated PG-13. (Time: 2-4:30p.m.)  Bittersweet Branch
4/10/15   Teen Carnival Lock-In - Celebrate Spring Break carnival style! Don't be surprised to see face paint, balloon animals, and cotton candy. We'll have the Wii U available too! Registration is required. For teens in grades 6-12. (Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.) Mishawaka Library
4/11/15   Saturday Morning Stories: Abracadabra! - Children aged 2-7 and an adult caregiver are invited to enjoy a magical storytime. No registration is required. (Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.) Mishawaka Library
4/11/15   Knitting and Crocheting - For teens aged 16+ and adults. Beginners are welcome. No registration is required. (Time: noon-2 p.m.) Mishawaka Library

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