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601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
574-533-9531 https://goshenpl.lib.in.us/

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January 2020

Teen Café

January 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Where: Teen Space Stop by to hang out, study, find a book, check out a board game, color, and enjoy a warm drink while you relax. Enjoy a different activity each week: this week we're playing Kahoot trivia!. Open to grades 6-12.

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Family Science Night: Robotics

January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Theme: Robotics Come with the whole family and possibly get the chance to work with and play with the Ozobots and Spheros. Learn about the basics of coding for robots. No signup is required.

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Friday Family Flicks

January 10, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Will the Yeti be able to return home with the help of his three new friends? Rated PG, approximately 1 hr 37 min. Call the library for more info on any of our movies.

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Teen Advisory Board

January 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Where: Room A/B Help us make our teen programming awesome! Join us to help plan teen programs, talk about books, & more. Open to grades 6-12.

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Ukulele Class

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Where: Meeting Room A/B Registration required.

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Battle of the Books: Homeschool Edition

January 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Battle of the Books

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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This session is full.

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Nerd’s Night Out

January 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Where: Auditorium Celebrate the old-school Disney movies of your youth! There will be trivia, crafts, and our best Disney karaoke. Open to grades 6-12. Registration is recommended. Sign-up at the circulation desk, or email or call to register. Drop-ins are also welcome. Note that this event takes place after the library has closed to the public. A staff member will be at the front door from 6-6:20pm to let teens in for the program.

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March 2020

Teen Cafe

March 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Where: Teen Space Stop by to hang out, study, find a book, check out a board game, color, and enjoy a warm drink while you relax. Enjoy a different activity each week: this week we're making yogurt parfaits. Open to grades 6-12. Questions? Call 574-533-9531.

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Teen Advisory Board

March 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Where: Meeting Room A/B Help us make our teen programming awesome! Join us to help plan teen programs, talk about books, & more. Open to grades 6-12. Questions? Call 574-533-9531.

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Adult Book Club for Children’s Books

March 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Typically meets the second Tuesday of every month.  Reads middle grade children's books. Registration required. Contact the Reference Desk (533-9531) for information and to sign up.

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Wednesday Arts & Crafts for Adults

March 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Paint along with online instruction from The Art Sherpa. Suitable for beginners. Free.  All materials provided.  Registration required.  Visit or call the Reference Desk to sign up.  

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Teen Cafe

March 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Where: Teen Space Stop by to hang out, study, find a book, check out a board game, color, and enjoy a warm drink while you relax. Enjoy a different activity each week: this week we're making pony bead crafts. Open to grades 6-12. Questions? Call 574-533-9531.

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Library Board Meeting

March 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2020

Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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The public is welcome to attend all regular Library Board meetings.

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Zero Waste Program – POSTPONED

March 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Postponed - Stay Tuned for a new date:  Master Naturalist Phelicia Jozwiak will discuss zero waste living in Indiana, Elkhart County, and your own home.  Open to all - no registration required.

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April 2020

Adult Book Club – Meeting Online

April 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

See email (upcoming) for details.

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Adult Book Club – Meeting Online

April 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

See email (upcoming) for details.

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Adult Book Club (Children’s Books) – Meeting Online

April 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

See upcoming email for details.

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Virtual Teen Program: Little Women

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We'll use the free app Kast to watch Little Women (2019, rated PG) together & use the chat feature to share our thoughts. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private watch party. Open to grades 6-12. Kast requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an account for you. 

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Virtual Teen Program: Music(al) Trivia

April 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We'll use the free Google Hangouts app for a video chat & play musical trivia with Kahoot & a round of Name That Tune. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private video chat. Open to grades 6-12. Google requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an account for you.

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Virtual Teen Program: Cats

April 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We'll use the free app Kast to watch Cats (2019, rated PG) together for Bad Movie Afternoon. We'll use the chat feature to share our true feelings about this poorly-reviewed movie. :) Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private watch party. Open to grades 6-12. Kast requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an account for you.

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May 2020

Virtual Teen Program: Kahoot Trivia

May 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We’ll use the free Google Hangouts app for a video chat & play a variety of trivia games with Kahoot. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private video chat. Open to grades 6-12. Google requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an account for you.

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Virtual Teen Program: Nailed It Challenge

May 8, 2020
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One event on May 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

You will be challenged to re-create an item from the Netflix show Nailed It. Use whatever you have around the house; it does not have to be edible. Be creative! Food, objects, & office supplies are all fair game. Your challenge will be posted on Friday, May 8 on our Facebook & Instagram pages. You will have until Thursday, May 14 to post your creation on either platform with #GPLNailedIt.

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Virtual Teen Program: Teen Advisory Board

May 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

This group of teens meets monthly to help plan teen programs, suggest items for the library's collection, and more! This month we will be recording our conversation for a podcast episode about life in quarantine. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us to get information about how to join our Zoom chat.

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Virtual Teen Program: Mug Cake Demo

May 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Join Emily on Facebook Live to learn how to make a tasty mini cake in your microwave. You'll be encouraged to share your creations with us after the video!

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Virtual Teen Program: Craft & Chat

May 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We’ll use the free Google Hangouts app for a video chat & o some simple crafting while we hang out. We'll try making some miniature journals. You will need a piece of white paper, some colored paper, scissors, glue stick, & markers/crayons/colored pencils to make a journal. You can also choose to work on another craft project while we hang out...bring your knitting, painting, beading, whatever! Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private video chat. Open to grades 6-12.…

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June 2020

Virtual Teen Program: Bad Movie Afternoon

June 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Because who doesn’t love to watch and make fun of a terrible movie with friends? We’ll use the free app Kast to watch a bad movie and snark our way through it using the chat feature. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private watch party & movie title info. Open to grades 6-12. Kast requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an…

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Virtual Teen Program: Trivia Challenge

June 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We’ll use the free Google Hangouts app for a video chat & compete in some trivia games with Kahoot. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private video chat. Open to grades 6-12. Google requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an account for you.

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Virtual Teen Program: Digital Escape Room

June 15, 2020
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Try your hand at a digital escape room & complete the challenge from home! The link to this week's escape room will be posted on Monday, June 15 on Beanstack, as well as on Facebook & on our website. May the odds be ever in your favor! Your challenge awaits! Click the link to start your escape room: Fandom Crossing Want another one? Try this: Mandalorian Escape Room Both escape rooms were created by other libraries and generously shared with…

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Virtual Teen Program: Photo Scavenger Hunt

June 22, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Join our digital photo scavenger hunt! Each day you'll receive a new prompt/item to photograph. Each day's challenge will be posted on Instagram, Facebook & our website. Post your entries on Facebook or Instagram with #GPLPhotoChallenge or email them to estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us. May the odds be ever in your favor! Open to grades 6-12.

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Virtual Teen Program: Movie Watch Party

June 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We’ll use the free app Kast to watch a classic 1987 movie together about a farm boy turned pirate who overcame many obstacles to be united with his true love. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private watch party & movie title info. Open to grades 6-12. Kast requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an account for you.

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July 2020

Board of Trustees Meeting

July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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There will be a virtual meeting of the GPL Board of Trustees' Staff and Finance Committee.  Find instructions on how to join the meeting here:  https://goshenpl.lib.in.us/july-1-2020-gpl-board-of-trustees-meeting/

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Virtual Teen Program: Play Jackbox Games

July 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

We'll use the free Google Hangouts app to play some fun Jackbox Games like Drawful while we video chat. Email estuckeyweber@goshenpl.lib.in.us for the link to join our private video chat. Open to grades 6-12. Google requires users to be age 13 or older to create their own account. For those under 13, a parent or guardian must create an account for you.

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Virtual Teen Program: Digital Escape Room

July 13, 2020
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Try your hand at a digital escape room & complete the challenge from home! The link to this week’s escape room will be posted on Monday, July 13 on Beanstack, as well as on Facebook & on our website. May the odds be ever in your favor! Your challenge awaits! Don't worry, you don't need to know anything about these books/musicals to play the games. Click the links to get started: Hamilton Escape Room Hunger Games Escape Room Stranger Things Escape…

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Book Sale – Cancelled

July 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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The July 16 book sale has been cancelled.

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Virtual Teen Program: Nailed It Art Challenge

July 20, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 24, 2020

Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Test your art skills (or lack thereof) by completing a “Nailed It”-style art challenge. You will be challenged to recreate a famous work of art using any materials you have around the house. Find all the details on Beanstack. Open to grades 6-12.

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Library Board Meeting

July 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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The public is welcome to attend all regular Library Board meetings.

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August 2020

Library Board Meeting

August 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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The public is welcome to attend all regular Library Board meetings.  The August 19, 2020 meeting will be virtual.  Information on how to attend can be found here:  https://goshenpl.lib.in.us/board-of-trustees-meeting-august-19-2020/

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January 2021

Watercolor Pencil Class for Adults

January 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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February 2021

Goshen Public Library Climate Change Panel

February 27, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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To receive the link for the event, please register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rfu6gqDIvH9MWOwyKMdBg4gg2lMlryFNV Join Goshen Public Library on International Polar Bear Day as we have a panel with local experts on the environment and climate change. The event will start off with some trivia! Come having watched "Decoding the Weather Machine" (https://www.pbs.org/video/decoding-the-weather-machine-vgqhot/) if you want your chance at winning some prizes! The panel discussion will include: reactions to the movie, local efforts in combating and mitigating climate change, and…

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April 2021

Gardening for Wildlife

April 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States

Join Master Gardener Loanne Harms to learn how to create native gardens and natural habitats to attract wildlife.  To receive the link for this free online event, please register here: https://bit.ly/garden4wildlife Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.

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July 2021

TSRE Virtual Nature Tails Photography

July 5, 2021 - July 11, 2021
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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September 2021

Goshen Zero Waste: Author Visit with Kate O’Neill

September 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Join us for a visit from Kate O'Neill, author of Waste and Professor in Global Environmental Governance and Global Waste Politics at UC-Berkley. This presentation is part of the Goshen Zero Waste initiative between the City of Goshen's Department of Environmental Resilience and the Goshen Public Library. To register, visit https://bit.ly/GoshenZeroWaste-KateONeill. In 2019, the Elkhart County Landfill reported 62,555 tons of waste came from Goshen City limits. The City's residential waste landfill numbers are increasing 11% per year, 2018, 2019,…

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October 2021

Zero Waste Goshen: Local Recycling Facts by Daniel Zelaya, Recycling Works Waste Collection

October 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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48% of household trash is recyclable. The recycling industry in Northern Indiana is a robust business where the material you recycle is reused in the Midwest and becomes a local driver for economic success. Get facts on what you can and cannot recycle along with where your recycling goes. Learn about the amazing world of recycling with Recycling Works. Register for this virtual event at the link: https://bit.ly/ZeroWasteGoshenBorden. The Zero Waste Goshen webinar series is a partnership between the City…

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November 2021

Zero Waste Goshen: Virtual In-Conversation Event with Journalist and Author J.B. MacKinnon

November 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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What do you buy that you do not truly need? Everywhere you go, corporations are looking for products to market the newest thing that you “need.” As we consume more and more, it becomes obvious that the planet needs us to consume less. The United States narrative is that the economy needs us to consume more and more. Is there any way out of this dilemma? Journalist and author J.B. MacKinnon explores this question in his new book—and says we…

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February 2022

Zero Waste Goshen Webinar: Growing Food at Home, But Not Alone

February 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Want to grow food for your household but feel overwhelmed by needing to buy all the supplies and acquire all the knowledge by yourself? Come hear Zuleyja Prieto of Goshen share about a community project called Rooted Through Corn, Planting Families, which supports backyard gardeners in raising, honoring, and sharing heritage corn seed as well as tools, supplies, and knowledge. Learn how a community of growers is reducing wasted time, energy, materials, and knowledge by sharing, and how building relationships…

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March 2022

Zero Waste Goshen Webinar Series: Say Goodbye to Plastic, a Conversation with Author Sandra Ann Harris

March 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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If you've heard of the plastic-free lifestyle but think you don't have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be delightfully wrong. Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide For Plastic-Free Living shows you how, whether you're seeking to remove plastic from your life or try a few novel eco-hacks in your kitchen, bathroom, office, or dining room. As a plastic pollution activist and entrepreneur, Harris invites us in her book Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide for…

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Delayed Opening

March 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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The Library will open at noon for regular library service on Wednesday, March 16 due to a staff meeting.

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April 2022

Zero Waste Goshen Webinar Series: No-Waste Kitchen Gardening, a Conversation with Author Katie Elzer-Peters

April 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! The expert advice in No-Waste Kitchen Gardening gives you all the instructions and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1fnA4ckHQD6cRj8FfYeLag.

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Zero Waste Goshen Webinar Series: Compost City, a Conversation with Author Rebecca Louie

April 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Along with backyard chickens, balcony beekeepers, rooftop farmers, and community gardeners, urban composters are part of a bumper crop of pioneers who are redefining the green space of crowded towns and cities. You may think you need a big yard to compost. Think again. Rebecca Louie is a certified NYC Master Composter who was born and raised in Queens, New York.  Rebecca will talk about her journey into sustainable living and share practical tips on how you can too. The…

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October 2022

Friends of GPL Annual Meeting

October 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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The public is invited to attend Friends of Goshen Public Library Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. Come learn more about this very important group! We will elect new officers, hold a regular business meeting, and address questions from the public.

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Closed for Staff In-Service

October 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Closed for Staff In-Service

October 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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January 2023

Conversations that Matter: Meet with your local Community Health Workers

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Online via Zoom, 601 South 5th Street
Goshen, IN 46526 United States
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Meet with your local Community Health Workers (CHW) from the Elkhart County Health Department! The CHW’s are eager to touch on the topics that matter, helping you and your family navigate your health needs. Elkhart County Health Department CHW Team intends to listen and respond to your unique questions, concerns and needs with a primary focus on immunizations. They hope to provide support and empowerment in your health decisions – Immunizations and beyond.

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