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Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library 50th Anniversary!

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library is excited to invite you to join us for a celebration recognizing 50 years since the dedication of the Mishawaka Library building at 209 Lincolnway East!  Take a tour of our newly renovated building and enjoy some fantastic family-friendly events- we have something for everyone! See the full schedule below:

10:30 am– Welcome/Opening Remarks (Atrium)

10:30-11:30 am & 1:30-2:30 pm– Join us in the Youth Activity Room for what is sure to be a wonderful show from Stevens Puppets as they present “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Stevens Puppets is known for bringing fairy tales and literature to life with their creative, theatrical marionette performances. In an enchanted Alaskan forest, a family of bears encounter different perspectives and values, and experience conflict with a golden-haired trespasser. The cast learns precious lessons about respect, kindness, apologizing, and forgiveness. Hand-carved wooden marionettes combined with hand-painted scenery brings this story to life in glorious color and authenticity. Tickets required11 am- Lunch, free to all in attendance, will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Lunch will be open while supplies last.

11 am-1 pm– Who’s your go-to fighter? Bring your A-game for this Super Smash Bros. Gameplay! This event is for teens (entering grades 6-12) and will take place in the Teen Area.

11 am-1 – Twist the afternoon away with Twister Mike! Twister Mike is an area balloon artist with the ability to create imaginative pieces from mere balloons- and he can show you how to do the same. Check out his skills on the Upper Level.

11 am-1:30 pm– Join us in the Frog and Toad Corner (Youth Services) to put together a cute, easy craft to celebrate 50 years on Lincolnway!

12:00 -12:25 pm & 12:45-1:15 pm– POOF! Just like magic… Kevin Wilson from Abracadabra Magic is back with what is sure to be another amazing show, packed with fun and incredible magic (we honestly don’t have any idea how he does it). He puts on a great show by himself, but it definitely wouldn’t be as magical without Oreo the rabbit. No registration is required; seating is as space allows. Meet us in the Youth Activity Room!

This free event is open to all ages. Free tickets for the Stevens Puppets shows are required and will be available beginning Monday, July 8. Due to anticipated popularity, the last 75 tickets for each show will be reserved for MPHPL cardholders (please bring your library card when you pick-up tickets). Limit 10 tickets per adult.

Mishawaka Library

209 Lincolnway East

Mishawaka, IN 46544



July 27
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mishawaka Library
209 Lincolway E.
Mishawaka, IN United States