St. Joseph County Public Library

Annacaroline Caruso

The St. Joseph County Council voted to table a bill that would fund the 911 Dispatch Center by taking tax dollars from local libraries, Transpo, and the airport.

Buttigieg Book Talk In South Bend Tuesday Night

Mar 18, 2019

(SOUTH BEND) - Pete Buttigieg will be at the St. Joseph County Public Library in downtown South Bend Tuesday night at 6:30 to talk about his book entitled "Shortest Way Home." 

The South Bend mayor and possible democratic presidential candidate kicked off his book tour last month at the Century Center at a ticketed event. 

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The St. Joseph County Public Library is counting down to its annual Science Alive Event with activities for kids starting Tuesday.

Science Alive has been happening at the library for 27 years. It’s an annual event full of hands on activities for kids in STEM areas.

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The St. Joseph County Public Library is moving forward with a plan to completely overhaul its main branch in South Bend.

The renovations will put an emphasis on community meeting space and technology. It will add a courtyard, meeting rooms, an auditorium and a tech center.

Debra Futa is the executive director of the St. Joseph County Public Library. She says they looked at what people were actually using the library for to come up with the plans for what the refurbished library should look like.

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The St. Joseph County Public Library will have a Caldecott Award winner at their newly renamed kids reading event Saturday.

The Explore-A-Story event is aimed toward very early readers. And the event’s guest reflects that. David Wiesner is an author and illustrator whose picture-heavy books have won him three Caldecott medals.

Kids and their parents can meet and have their books signed by Wiesner. There are also music, crafts, costumed characters and a bubble show.

Michiana Stories: Ben and Deb Futa

Aug 27, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

Ben Futa, director of the Allen Centennial Garden at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks with his mother, Debra Futa, executive director of the St. Joseph County Public Library, about parallels in their personalities and leadership styles.

Michiana Stories can be heard Mondays at 7:45 during Morning Edition and at 4:45 during All Things Considered.

If you have a Michiana story to share, contact the St. Joseph County Public Library at 574.282.4646 or library@SJCPL.org

St. Joseph County Public Library

Christina Brooks is Director of the City of South Bend’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her husband is former Notre Dame and NFL running back Reggie Brooks, who is now the Director of Student-Athlete Alumni Relations and Engagement at the University of Notre Dame. Together, they reflect on moments from their 28-year marriage.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

Music: "Rebound" by Kris Brownlee