We're hosting a “Money Smart Date Night”

It’s date night inside the Noble Public Library for an evening with its Money Smart Date Night, taking place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the Coman Culbert Community Room.

Couples will learn about their money personality in a workshop that focuses on financial decisions, ways to construct a family budget, long and short term goals for finances and more. Dinner will be provided for all attendees.

Ages 18 and up may participate and space is limited to the first 10 couples to sign up in advance.

Funding for the program is provided by the Smart About Money and the National Endowment for Financial Education.

It’s Waffle Wednesday at the library!

The Noble Public Library is cooking up something good with its “Waffle Wednesday” series, taking place at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays during October beginning Oct. 2.

Children are invited to the afterschool activity, which will give lessons in cooking waffles and try to inspire different creative ideas for the kitchen.

The programs will take place in the Ina Byerly Activity Room of the library, and no advance registration is required.

Tasty book club set for October meetings

The Noble Public Library welcomes young readers to a sweet month of book discussion and more with its Cupcake Diaries Book Club, which will meet weekly at 3:15 p.m. on each Tuesday during October.

The book group is geared to readers in fourth or fifth grades and will look into the Cupcake Diaries book Emma Catwalks and Cupcakes. It will feature not just discussion about the book but also a look at the tools and technology of cupcakes and some of the science behind the tasty treats.

No advance registration is required to attend the programs.

More than books: Visit the library and see what we're all about

The Noble Public Library provides a place for readers of all ages to find entertainment, education and a love of reading through its resources and activities.

The library houses thousands of books, a dedicated space for public computers and access to the resources of the Pioneer Library System, which includes more than 700,000 items in its extensive collection.

In 2006, Noble’s Coman Culbert Community Room opened, greatly increasing the space available for programming and other activities, both as library events and for members of the community. That was made possible by its namesake, A. Coman Culbert, a longtime library supporter who left a $1 million bequest to the library upon his death in 2004, the funds used to build the community space.

Regular activities dot the schedule most weeks at the library. Preschool Story Time is a Tuesday morning favorite at 10:30 a.m. most weeks, featuring stories, music, rhymes and STEM-related activities.

During the school year, Noble presents its weekly “Teen TV,” a Thursday afterschool series teaching elements of movie and television production, as one of the activities for teenage visitors.

Adults age 18 and up are using the library's "Studio 204" wing to show off their crafty side at “Tinker Tuesdays” at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, and also getting both their mind and body in shape through yoga and Tai Chi classes offered weekly during September, October and November.

And there is plenty more where all this came from. Find out more about everything going on this month in Noble through the online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.

Join the discussion with a second book group

The Noble Public Library is doubling the chances to discuss great reading opportunities with a new adult book discussion group debuting in September.

The “Bold Reads” group will have its first meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The focus of the group will be on well-written, engaging books that have the potential to make a reader uncomfortable but for sure make them think. Light morning refreshments will be served at each discussion.

The library also will continue its Cover to Cover Book Club, which meets the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. For this month’s Sept. 12 event, the group will discuss The Gown by Jennifer Robson.

Copies of the next month’s books selected for discussions are available for checkout in advance from the library’s main desk.