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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, August 24, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



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Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Friday, August 25, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMStory time



Location:  Lower Level Program Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga CANCELLED



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Description:  Yoga cancelled for this week, will resume next week on Sept 1st. 




Saturday, August 26, 2017


11:00 AMLive Bat Encounter: Presented by Chikaming Open Lands



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Join CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS and the New Buffalo
 
Township Library as we present a live bat presentation
 
from The Organization for Bat Conservation!
 
Come to The Pokagon Room on Saturday, August 26th as
 
The Organization for Bat Conservation will be coming to
 
present a very exciting family friendly program which takes
 
an up-close-and-personal view of the amazing animals!
 
This event is FREE, but seating is limited!
 
Please contact Casey Struecker at CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS
 
to reserve your space and for any questions you may have.
 
Email at cstruecker@chikamingopenlands.org or
 
call (269) 405-1006 today and reserve your space!





Monday, August 28, 2017


6:30 PMBeach Glass



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Linda Mickevicius has been collecting beach glass for the last 20 years, and turning it into jewelry for the last 12. Apart from what she finds on Lake Michigan beaches near her home, she has also collected pieces on both coasts of the U.S., as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and the Greek Cyclades. In this program, Mickevicius discusses the origins of beach glass—what she calls the treasure-trash-treasure cycle—and takes attendees through a brief explanation of her jewelry-making process. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beach glass finds for help with identification.
Presenter: Linda Mickevicius, Owner, Beach Bum Jewels, Michigan City

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Wednesday, August 30, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, August 31, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



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Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Monday, September 4, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY



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Wednesday, September 6, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Tuesday, September 12, 2017


6:30 PMMental Health - Everybody Knows Someone



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Description:  One in five adults in America experiences a mental health condition. Depression, psychosis, dementia and other mental problems affect almost every family. Learn about the prevalence, warning signs, the latest research on this public health problem and what is being done to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Presenter: Christine Somervill, PhD, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Wednesday, September 13, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, September 14, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



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September pick: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 





Wednesday, September 20, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Monday, September 25, 2017


6:30 PMGrave Matters: A History of Graveyards, Cemeteries, Markers, Monuments and Mausoleums



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Discover the history of the park cemetery movement that transformed the church graveyard into a park setting where Victorian Americans strolled in quiet contemplation and even enjoyed picnic dinners. The program also studies gravestone art that used many motifs to convey meaning to viewers.
Presenter: Kathy A Cyr, Executive Director, The History Center at Courthouse Square.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Wednesday, September 27, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Tuesday, October 3, 2017


6:30 PMMichiana's Native Americans



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Presenter: Wendy Jones, Head Naturalists, Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve
(Details to follow shortly.)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Wednesday, October 4, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Wednesday, October 11, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, October 12, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



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Description:  October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Tuesday, October 17, 2017


6:30 PMEvidence Found: Explorations in Archaeology



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In this overview of St. Joseph's Heritage Museum's 2017 feature exhibit, Curator Tracy Gierada discusses many of the items on display, including selections from the Fort St. Joseph site in Niles, Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph and much more. The exhibit was developed by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and features artifacts on loan from Western Michigan University's Department of Anthropology and the Niles History Center.
Presenter: Tracy Gierada, Interim Executive Director and Curator, The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center at the Priscilla U. Byrns Center

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Wednesday, October 18, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Wednesday, October 25, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Wednesday, November 1, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Wednesday, November 8, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, November 9, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



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Description:  November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Wednesday, November 15, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Wednesday, November 22, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, November 23, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING



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Friday, November 24, 2017


5:30 AMLIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017


6:30 PMCharles A. Lindbergh: An American First



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Aviator, idol and accused Nazi appeaser, Charles A. Lindbergh experienced the highs and lows of international fame. Please join us to recall the adulation following his nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, the kidnapping of his 20-month-old son and his alleged sympathies for Hitler's Germany.
Presenter: Tim Moore, Lake Michigan College

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Wednesday, November 29, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Wednesday, December 6, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com




10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Wednesday, December 13, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, December 14, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



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Description:  December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane

January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 





Wednesday, December 20, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Monday, December 25, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED



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Wednesday, December 27, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Monday, January 1, 2018


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED



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Wednesday, January 10, 2018


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, January 11, 2018


12:00 PMBook Club



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January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Wednesday, January 17, 2018


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Monday, June 11, 2018


6:30 PMOne Family's Saga of Commercial Fishing and Maritime Construction in Lake Michigan



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Lutz family members ran one of the first fishing tugs on the Great Lakes and were among the first to call attention to reckless overfishing of some species. They were among the first to set up a major Lake Michigan commercial fishing operation, first at St. Joseph, Michigan and later at Michigan City, Indiana. One Lutz co-founded the largest maritime construction company in the country, and another was pilot for the Goodrich Steamship Line, founded by New Buffalo native Albert Goodrich.
Presenter: Thomas Lutz, author, Five Men and a Boat and Shaping Chicago

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 



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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, August 24, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Friday, August 25, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Story time
Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga CANCELLED
Yoga cancelled for this week, will resume next week on Sept 1st. 



Saturday, August 26, 2017

11:00 AM
Live Bat Encounter: Presented by Chikaming Open Lands
Join CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS and the New Buffalo
 
Township Library as we present a live bat presentation
 
from The Organization for Bat Conservation!
 
Come to The Pokagon Room on Saturday, August 26th as
 
The Organization for Bat Conservation will be coming to
 
present a very exciting family friendly program which takes
 
an up-close-and-personal view of the amazing animals!
 
This event is FREE, but seating is limited!
 
Please contact Casey Struecker at CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS
 
to reserve your space and for any questions you may have.
 
Email at cstruecker@chikamingopenlands.org or
 
call (269) 405-1006 today and reserve your space!




Monday, August 28, 2017

6:30 PM
Beach Glass
Linda Mickevicius has been collecting beach glass for the last 20 years, and turning it into jewelry for the last 12. Apart from what she finds on Lake Michigan beaches near her home, she has also collected pieces on both coasts of the U.S., as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and the Greek Cyclades. In this program, Mickevicius discusses the origins of beach glass—what she calls the treasure-trash-treasure cycle—and takes attendees through a brief explanation of her jewelry-making process. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beach glass finds for help with identification.
Presenter: Linda Mickevicius, Owner, Beach Bum Jewels, Michigan City

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Wednesday, August 30, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, August 31, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Monday, September 4, 2017

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 PM
Mental Health - Everybody Knows Someone
One in five adults in America experiences a mental health condition. Depression, psychosis, dementia and other mental problems affect almost every family. Learn about the prevalence, warning signs, the latest research on this public health problem and what is being done to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Presenter: Christine Somervill, PhD, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, September 14, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
September pick: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Monday, September 25, 2017

6:30 PM
Grave Matters: A History of Graveyards, Cemeteries, Markers, Monuments and Mausoleums
Discover the history of the park cemetery movement that transformed the church graveyard into a park setting where Victorian Americans strolled in quiet contemplation and even enjoyed picnic dinners. The program also studies gravestone art that used many motifs to convey meaning to viewers.
Presenter: Kathy A Cyr, Executive Director, The History Center at Courthouse Square.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Tuesday, October 3, 2017

6:30 PM
Michiana's Native Americans
Presenter: Wendy Jones, Head Naturalists, Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve
(Details to follow shortly.)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, October 12, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:30 PM
Evidence Found: Explorations in Archaeology
In this overview of St. Joseph's Heritage Museum's 2017 feature exhibit, Curator Tracy Gierada discusses many of the items on display, including selections from the Fort St. Joseph site in Niles, Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph and much more. The exhibit was developed by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and features artifacts on loan from Western Michigan University's Department of Anthropology and the Niles History Center.
Presenter: Tracy Gierada, Interim Executive Director and Curator, The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center at the Priscilla U. Byrns Center

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Wednesday, October 25, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Wednesday, November 8, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, November 9, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Wednesday, November 22, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, November 23, 2017

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING




Friday, November 24, 2017

5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6:30 PM
Charles A. Lindbergh: An American First
Aviator, idol and accused Nazi appeaser, Charles A. Lindbergh experienced the highs and lows of international fame. Please join us to recall the adulation following his nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, the kidnapping of his 20-month-old son and his alleged sympathies for Hitler's Germany.
Presenter: Tim Moore, Lake Michigan College

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com



10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, December 14, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane

January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Monday, December 25, 2017

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Monday, January 1, 2018

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED




Wednesday, January 10, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, January 11, 2018

12:00 PM
Book Club

January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Monday, June 11, 2018

6:30 PM
One Family's Saga of Commercial Fishing and Maritime Construction in Lake Michigan
Lutz family members ran one of the first fishing tugs on the Great Lakes and were among the first to call attention to reckless overfishing of some species. They were among the first to set up a major Lake Michigan commercial fishing operation, first at St. Joseph, Michigan and later at Michigan City, Indiana. One Lutz co-founded the largest maritime construction company in the country, and another was pilot for the Goodrich Steamship Line, founded by New Buffalo native Albert Goodrich.
Presenter: Thomas Lutz, author, Five Men and a Boat and Shaping Chicago

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library