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      September Newsletter


Library Hours

The library will be closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. Sunday hours (1-5 pm) resume September 7.

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Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24, 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.

Stress Reduction, Relaxation and Mindfulness Class
Saturdays, September 6 & 20, 10:00 am

In these classes you will learn a variety of simple, mindful meditation practices. In addition, Patrecia Lenore will talk about the scientific studies supporting the benefits of mindfulness, as well as facilitate group dialogue and support for integrating stress-reducing exercises into daily life. Benefits include: tools to work more effectively with stress and illness; reduced symptoms; feeling more relaxed; and having greater energy and improved self-esteem. Ms. Lenore has studied and practiced meditation for 38 years and has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses since 1998.

Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesdays, September 9, 23 & 30, 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.

book coverBookmarks: The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
Friday, September 19, 2:00 pm

Susan Nichols will review The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand. This touching novel is about a woman who sets out to find love for those closest to her - before it's too late. 48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others just call it meddlesome, but there's no arguing with her results. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, September 18 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, September 20, 2:00 pm

A workshop for people interested in dreams and their significance. Learn techniques on how to remember and understand your dreams. Terese Fabbri, an experienced dream therapist, will facilitate.

movie posterFilms on DVD Series: Railway Man
Sunday, September 21, 2:00 pm

Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a WWW II British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 24, 2:00 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 2:00 pm.

Eric LowerRetirement Income Planning
Thursday, September 25, 2:00 pm

Retirement specialist Eric Lower will teach you to protect your retirement nest egg and turn your savings into a steady income to ensure your money will be there when you most need it.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, September 27, 9:15 am

Basket Weaving teacher Margie Warner will offer a one-day basket weaving class. 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.

Writing Out Loud: Mary Schmich
Mary SchmichSaturday, September 27, 7:30 pm

Mary Theresa Schmich was born in Savannah, GA, and spent her childhood there. She attended high school in Phoenix then earned a B.A. at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. After working in college admissions and spending a year and a half in France, she attended journalism school at Stanford. She has worked as a reporter at the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Orlando Sentinel and, since 1985, at the Chicago Tribune. She spent five years as a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta. She has written a column for the Chicago Tribune since 1992, except for the year she spent at Harvard on a Nieman fellowship for journalists. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She wrote the "Brenda Starr" comic strip for 25 years, until 2010. She plays piano and mandolin and teaches yoga. A collection of her columns, Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now, is available in print and as an ebook. The Friends of the Library will host a reception and book signing following the program.

Stephen KowalczykAmerican Classics with Stephen Kowalczyk
Sunday, September 28, 2:00 pm

Steve Kowalczyk will perform classical accordion music with an American classics theme. He has played in European capitals as well as throughout the U. S. Enjoy this All-American concert with a twist!

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!