Check out pictures from Creative Cooking: Holiday Candy Making!
Because we constantly look for ways to inform, entertain, and enrich our patrons, programming for adults changes frequently. Check our event listing often, but plan on activities that recur throughout the month.
Wednesdays: December 6 & 20
6:30-8:00 pm, meet on the bench outside of Patti’s Place
Join us in the Youth Services area in front of Patti’s Place for a fun and festive card making craft. Supplies will be provided, but please register in advance by calling 269-683-8545, ext. 112, emailing CommunityEngage
Berrien County Travel Club- The Panama Canal
Thursday, December 14
6:30-8:00 pm in the Community Room
This month the Berrien County Travel Club will be discussing the Panama Canal. Come explore this destination! If you have been there, come and share your experiences; if you are interested in traveling to Panama, come and learn more about this exciting destination. All are welcome, refreshments will be served and door prizes will be offered. For more information, please call Kay Walker at 269-471-5527.
Remember When… Sharing Holiday Memories
Saturday, December 16
1:00-3:00 pm in the Rotunda
Tabletop RPG Night
First and third Tuesdays
5:30-8:00 pm in the Board Room*
Are you a fan of Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, and other tabletop role playing games? Then join us at the library for a fun evening of gaming, which we hope to make a part of our regular schedule this fall & winter.
Teen and Adult Nerf Night
Teens (13 and older) and adults are invited to come to the library for an after-hours round of Nerf games with an emphasis on strategy and teamwork. Registration is 5:45 – 6:00, game play begins at 6:00. Please arrive before the library closes at 6:00; all participants must have a signed waiver on file in order to play. Check out out All Ages Programs page for information on Family Nerf Night!
Treeclimbers Genealogy Gatherings
First Saturday of each month, 10:30 am
As a genealogist, your most valuable research tool is other genealogists. Join us to share your findings and support others in their own family quest! Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. We explore a different topic each month that will add to your expertise in genealogy.
Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and chat while you work on your own yarn or sewing project. Rookies are welcome; our teacher and a few loaner tools will help you get started.
Thursdays, 1:00-4:30 pm
Volunteers are available weekly to teach you how to play Mahjong, a game of skill, strategy and calculation originating in China that involves a degree of chance, similar to the Western card game of rummy.
Game Day for Adults
Second Saturday of each month, 1:00-5:00 pm
If you are 18 or older and like games of all types, join us for Game Day for Adults from 1-5 pm. We have board games, cards, tabletop games, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U games all set up, ready for you to enjoy! Feel free to bring your own games, too!
These classes are introductory and generally cover a broad range of topics and processes. Computer classes are currently on hiatus until 2018.
If you are in need of more specialized help, please refer to our Book a Librarian page. Through our Book a Librarian offerings, we are able to provide individual help with devices, operating systems, and more.
Services & Agencies at the Library
Michigan Works! Talent Development Specialists/Kinexus
Every other Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Michigan Works! is now coming to Niles District Library! Every other Wednesday afternoon, staff from their offices in Dowagiac and Benton Harbor will be here to assist job seekers. Talent Development Specialists can help you register for unemployment, evaluate your strengths and skills, create or update your resume, sharpen your interview skills and more. They’ll help you put your best foot forward! For more information on what MI Works! can do for you, visit www.michiganworks.org/job-seekers/. Michigan Works! staff will be in Niles every Wednesday, alternating between here and Lake Michigan College Bertrand Crossing Campus. See our calendar to find out when they will be here next.
The Connection (Emergency Shelter Services)
As Berrien County’s Housing Resource Center, The Connection provides a centralized intake that works together with the consumer to rapidly re-house those who are homeless.
The Connection offers the following services and resources when available:
- Community Referrals
- Housing Information
- Housing Case Management
- Eviction Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Security Deposit Assistance
For questions or more information, call 269-277-5055 or email email@example.com
Safe Shelter Support Group
This is weekly support group for survivors of domestic violence. Drop-ins are welcome! For more information about Safe Shelter and the services they provide, visit their website at http://cfsswmi.