What's Happening @ The Library

A quick listing of some of the things you might see or find at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library.

10/1 to 31/2015 October is CADA Month @ NJWTPL

posted Oct 7, 2015, 10:47 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

October is time for the Friends of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library annual collection for CADA (Coalition Against Domestic Abuse) in Starke County.

Items can be brought to the Library any time during October.  Requested donations are those which cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as:  paper towels, paper plates, toilet paper, foil, plastic wrap, plastic bags (large or small), dish detergent, laundry soap, dryer sheets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, gently used towels/bed linens/blankets, gently used kitchen pans & utensils, children’s clothing, cash donations to convert into gift cards. 

Thank you to all of you for these urgently needed items. 

10/15/2015 Pumpkin Carving Contest @ NJWTPL

posted Sep 30, 2015, 10:33 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

10/15/2015 We're Having A Pajama Party!

posted Sep 26, 2015, 9:19 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library


posted Sep 24, 2015, 12:53 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 12:54 PM ]


Print book fans got some good, if unexpected, news this week: the industry announced that e-book sales are down about 10% this year – the biggest drop ever – while print held fairly steady.

Some observers say the new numbers mean the e-book mania of a few years ago was a fad – and that ink-on-paper will remain dominant.

E-book fans insist the drop is mainly due to e-book price increases.  They argue sales will rise again when e-book readers and formats inevitably get better.

At the National Book Review, we are platform agnostic, though we have a soft spot for print (our logo is a manual typewriter).  But in this week when they are suddenly out of favor, Noah Benjamin-Pollak offers, in rant form, 10 reasons to love e-books:

1.    You can search them.  While this is especially true for textbooks, isn’t it great to be able to find that one scene in a play, or figure out which Compson is which.  (And if you don’t have trouble with this, re-read Absalom, Absalom and then get back to me.  There are three, and they are only referred to by their last name. WHY?!)  Searchability is the future, and when I need it I refuse to go back!

2.    The environment.  This should be obvious, but nothing gets killed in the making of eBooks.  Save the planet kids, join team e-book.

3.    THEY ARE CHEAPER!!! Never pay $25, $30, or gasp $40 for a hardcover again.  E-books are $13.99, or $7 – some are $1-2, and some are *gasp* free! FREE BOOKS! Who doesn’t like free? Not me certainly.

4.    Size. Ever go on a long vacation?  I used to have to pay Delta their $25 of blood money every time I left the country because my beach reading broke the holy 50-pound barrier.

5.    No one gets to see the title and judge you for your terrible taste in literature.  Really, Mom.

6.    Getting published is cheaper so there are more authors, and more authors mean more books! Who doesn’t like more books?

7.    You can have your book anywhere, since you are already carrying your cell phone.  This is underrated.  You should never be bored waiting in line or on a subway platform when you have the entire universe of literature at your fingertips.

8.    Project Gutenberg.  Did you know that you can get almost any public domain book for free?  Almost 50,000 books, free.  Pride and Prejudice, FREE!  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, FREE! Beowulf, The Yellow Wallpaper, and The Prince, FREE, FREE AND FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I hate to be a shill, but since it’s a non-profit I feel no guilt: https://www.gutenberg.orgGo forth and claim your FREEEEEEEEEEEEE BOOOKSSS!!!!!!

9.    References and citations can be hyperlinked! This is amazing, and has revolutionized how I read non-fiction. In the middle of the chapter if the author talks about something that sounds interesting, if I want to learn more I can just click the hyperlink in the footnote and BOOM I’m reading the primary source. This is totally underrated and I learn much more when reading history.

10.   You can read in the dark!

10/15/2015 Get in the spirit of the season by painting this picture with Tabitha.

posted Sep 21, 2015, 10:31 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Sep 21, 2015, 2:47 PM ]

Tabitha Dillner returns to the North Judson-Wayne Township Library on October 15th at 6 p.m. to share this painting with you. 

Cost is $10 per person.

Class size is limited; to reserve your spot contact the North Judson-Wayne Township Library by calling 574-896-2841 or email us at lib.norjud@gmail.com.

Magic the Gathering Tournaments

posted Sep 17, 2015, 9:32 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

North Judson Wayne Township Library is hosting a weekly Magic the Gathering Tournament Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00. Bring your cards and a friend and see who wins!

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