By Sarah Knopp

Noble County Public Library

ALBION — The Noble County Public Library Central Branch’s new Maker Space, The Bridge, has new hours. They are: Monday, 3-6 p.m.; Tuesday, by appointment between 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon; Thursday, by appointment between 1-4 p.m. and Friday, 2-6 p.m.

For all information and to book time (at least 24 hours in advance), go to

New materials in February

Adult books: “Below the Belt,” by Stuart Woods; “Catalyst,” by James Luceno; “The Mistress,” by Danielle Steele and “Scrappy Little Nobody,” by Anna Kendrick.

Young adult books: “Aerie,” by Maria Dahvana Headley; “Be Good, Be Real, Be Crazy,” by Chelsey Philpot; “The Black Key,” by Amy Ewing; “Blood Brothers,” by Randy Roberts; “Courage to Soar,” by Simone Biles and “Carve the Mark,” by Veronica Roth.

Children’s books: “Ada Twist, Scientist,” by Andrea Beaty; “Alex vs. the Four-Headed Garguanan,” by Laura Peetoom; “PJ Masks Saves the Library,” by Daphne Pendergrass and “Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door,” by Adam Rubin.

Movies on DVD: “The Accountant” – R; “Apple of My Eye” – PG; “The Birth of a Nation” – R; “Middle School the Worst Years of My Life” – PG; Classic Disney movies: “Charlie the Lonesome Cougar,” “The Great Locomotive Chase,” “The Million-Dollar Duck,” “Never a Dull Moment” and “The North Avenue Irregulars.”

TV series on DVD: Central: “Arrow” — season 2; “McHale’s Navy” — seasons 1-4; “Rizzoli & Isles” — season 6. East: “The Brady Bunch” — seasons 1-5; “Falling Skies” — season 2; “Hell on Wheels” — season 5. West: “DC Legends of Tomorrow” — season 1 – PG-13; “Major Crimes” — season 2; “Orange is the New Black” — season 2, “Outlander” – season 2.

Children’s programs: Storytimes will be Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Book Buddies this month will be Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m.

Albion Afterschool Club days this month: Feb. 15, from 3:30-5 p.m. We will watch the movie, “Trolls.”

Wolf Lake Afterschool Club days this month: Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Valentine’s candy making on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. we will watch the movie, “Trolls.”

Teens Afterschool Club: Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day candy making in Albion Elementary room 211. Come one, come all, and make something sweet for your sweet.

Anti-Valentine’s Day program for teens at Central: Friday, Feb. 10 from 4-6 p.m. Valentine’s too mushy? Come on in to celebrate. Photobooth, cookie decorating, stick-pin dolls with broken hearts. Must register.

Teen Afterschool movie: Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. Let’s watch “Maximum Ride” at Albion Elementary. A movie version of the wildly popular James Patterson’s “Maximum Ride” book series.

Become Someone Else Challenge: Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. Join us as we expand our literary and artistic minds.

February is Black History Month. Come into The Vault any time and work on an amazing project that honors the civil rights struggle.

Adult programs at Central:

Beginning in March, Craft Therapy at Central will be moving to the first Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. in the new Oasis Meeting Room. Craft Therapy is a monthly craft club using ideas pulled from Pinterest and other similar sources. Some classes are free and others may have small $5 materials fee. Newcomers are always welcome for these relaxing, idea-filled evenings.

Craft Therapy: Folded Book Art on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in the Oasis Meeting Room. Learn how to create this unique craft — a heart shape within a book’s pages. Add it to a bookshelf or give it to a valentine. Bring a book or use one provided by the library. This is a FREE program.

Coming soon — Each of the NCPL branches will have copies of this year’s Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award nominees. Children ages 0-5 will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite book by May 19. Visit a branch for more information.

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