Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein

Just in time for Halloween, the Noble Public Library takes a look back at a classic scary story at “Frankenstein Turns 200,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

It’s the 200th anniversary this year of the creation of Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, immortalized in the writing of Mary Shelley.

The program will feature spooky snacks, “Franken-crafts” for the whole family and a Frankenstein-inspired movie showing.

All ages are invited to attend, and advance registration is not required.

Boost Your Business with ReferenceUSA

The Noble Public Library invites business owners to learn a resource for improving productivity and efficiency at the program “Boost Your Business with ReferenceUSA,” at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the library.

ReferenceUSA is a database of business information and resources available for Pioneer Library System cardholders. Bill Carlson with ReferenceUSA will lead this demonstration of the database, showing ways it can be used for such tasks as identifying new sales prospects, creating customizing business and consumer marketing lists, defining delivery routes and more.

Ages 18 and up may attend, and having a Pioneer library card is helpful but not a requirement.

Space for the program is limited, so advance registration will be required. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

The program is presented in a partnership with the Noble Chamber of Commerce, Mid-American Technology Center and the REI Women’s Business Center.

Tuesdays are time for preschoolers at the library

Kids dancingLearn and grow as the Noble Public Library welcomes preschoolers and their families to be part of its weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time series, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on the five Tuesdays in October.

Activities will take place in the Ina Byerly Activity Room of the library and will include the following:

Oct. 2 – Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, a bilingual early literacy activity combining art and play;

Oct. 9 – Touch, Learn and Create – a chance for kids to use their hands to make crafts;

Oct. 16 – Story Time, with books, crafts, songs and more;

Oct. 23 – Music Time with Jennifer Voss, with a musical element added to Story Time;

Oct. 30 – Let’s Pretend, a morning of dramatic play.

Registration is not required in advance for any of the activities.

Teen TV brings Lights, Camera, Action!

FilmingThe Noble Public Library is giving local teens an introduction to TV and movie production in its afterschool series Teen TV, debuting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the library.

The series will take place on Thursdays the library and school are open throughout the school year. It’s for ages 12 to 17.

Participants will learn an overview of TV and video production, getting hands-on work with equipment.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Explore the library at “Tinker Tuesdays”

HandsThe Noble Public Library is giving adults a time to make and create with its new “Tinker Tuesdays” series, taking place at 5 p.m. each Tuesday during September  and October at the library.

A variety of projects will be scheduled throughout the program series, and ages 18 and up will get a chance to learn more about many library resources.

All supplies are provided, and registration in advance is not required.