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TR Public Library – Interim director is appointed

A Three Rivers woman with a history of community involvement has been named interim director of the Three Rivers Public Library. Bobbi Schoon was named to the position during a special meeting Thursday. She steps in after Lynn Schofield-Dahl announce earlier in the week her resignation. Schofield-Dahl declined to state why she chose to resign, stating only that it was …

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Renovation work continues for TR Library

The Three Rivers Public Library will be getting a couple of new additions. The library, which will have a new location at 88 N. Main Street, is currently under renovation. Two additions for a renovation project at the library were approved at the last meeting (Monday) by the Board of Trustees. One of the additional costs will be $4,300 to …

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TR Library moves forward with bank building purchase

The Three Rivers Public Library Board has agreed to follow through on the purchase of the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust building. Board members said the building purchase price is $350,000. Additional funds will have to be allocated from its $1.2 million budget for first-floor renovations and improvements elsewhere in the building. The board has authorized Arkos Design of Mishawaka …

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Kalamazoo Concert Band will perform as part of Water Festival

Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers has announced a concert it is helping sponsor at the end of the week. The Kalamazoo Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday behind the old hospital. The event is a part of the Three Rivers Water Festival, a three-day event that begins Thursday. The concert is free and prospective guests are invited to …

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Library seeks reading program supporters

Three Rivers Public Library is appealing to individuals and business for support of its annual summer reading program. Young adult librarian Elizabeth Rasberry and children’s librarian Caryn Wilson said this year’s theme is “On your mark, get set, read!” Donations made to the program allow Rasberry and Wilson to purchase materials needed toward its success. Items they wish to secure …

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German band begins rehearsals

The Three Rivers German Band will start rehearsals April 4 for the coming summer season. Rehearsals take place 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Light and Life Wesleyan Church, 15765 Hoffman Road, Three Rivers. The band plays up to nine concerts each summer and several new songs have been added to its repertoire for this year, including “The Happy Trombone …

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Library offering literacy packages to newborns

The Three Rivers Public Library Earlier this month launched a program called “Born to Read in Three Rivers.” Babies born at Three Rivers Health will receive a sturdy board book, growth chart and informative materials on the importance of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing for the development of a child’s early literacy skills. Caryn Wilson, the library’s children’s librarian, said …

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Library garden cleanup volunteers needed

Three Rivers Public Library is looking for volunteers to participate in Saturday’s Garden Cleanup Day. Work will take place 2 to 4 p.m., and prospective participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garden tools. Event organizers said there are number of small jobs to tackle and the experience of a “green thumb” is not necessary to participate.

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Book discussion at Riviera Theatre

St. Joseph County’s public libraries are staging their annual “One Book, One County” event tonight in Three Rivers. Author “Jackson” Kaguri will be present as he discusses his book, “A School For My Village,” starting at 7 o’clock at the Riviera Theatre. Kaguri’s book discusses his role in helping build schools for AIDS orphans in his home country of Uganda. …

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Summertime Tunes coming to White Pigeon

White Pigeon’s citizens of the year will be announced Saturday during the White Pigeon Township Library’s kick off of its Summertime Tunes series. The band Sugar Shot will perform 2 to 4 p.m. at Wade Park. Library director Perri Saunders said the citizens of the year will be revealed during intermission. There is no charge to attend the concert, which …

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