January 2022

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January Programs

Winter 2022 mphpl.org

NOTICE:

Winter Fun! Storytime STEAM Squad Virtual Events Crafts & Cooking

MPHPL Program Guide |

Due to the unpredictability of COVID, programs may be cancelled or moved to a virtual format. Please check mphpl.org for the most up-to-date information regarding events.

For Children, Teens & Adults


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6 p.m. - Zoom A Virtual Tour of the Northern Lights (All Ages)

10:15 a.m. - Zoom Li’l Zoomers (Age 5 & under)

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Battle of the Books Registration & Book Reveal Begins Today! See page 7 for details.

Winter Reading Begins Today!

10:30 a.m. - B & Zoom Morning Makers: Bead Bonanza

10:15 a.m. - Zoom Li’l Zoomers (Age 5 & under)

See page 4 for details.

Winter Reading is here for all ages!

Sunday

7 p.m. - Zoom Introduction to First Steps

6:30 p.m. - M American Heritage Spotlight - No Reg. Required -

3:30 p.m. - M Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

11 a.m. - H STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

10:30 a.m. - H & Zoom Yak, Snack & Read: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Harris Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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11 a.m. - B STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11) 6:30 p.m. - M Mini Zen Gardens (Teens 12+ & Adults) 3:30 p.m. - B Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

Bittersweet Storytime (See page 8 for details) 11 a.m. - M STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

Mishawaka Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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4:30 p.m. - H Sensational Chefs: Chocolate Mug Cakes (Grades 3-5)

3:30 p.m. - B Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

3:30 p.m. - M Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

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11 a.m. - B STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

11 a.m. - M STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

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11 a.m. - H STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

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6:30 p.m. - Zoom Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable

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4:30 p.m. - M Sensational Chefs: Chocolate Mug Cakes (Grades 3-5)

Programs are subject to change. Visit mphpl.org for updates.

Mishawaka Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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Thursday

Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday

Harris Storytime (See page 8 for details)

Tuesday

January 2022

3 p.m. - M Family Fort Day

10:15 a.m. - B Family Fort Day

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NEW YEAR’S DAY

CLOSED

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Saturday


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6:30 p.m. - Zoom Indoor Seed Starting with Unity Gardens

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6:30 p.m. - H Party Perfect Charcuterie Boards with Chef Laquisha Jackson

4:30 p.m. - Zoom Passport Pals (Ages 4-8)

10:15 a.m. - Zoom Li’l Zoomers (Age 5 & under)

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

CLOSED

ALL MPHPL LOCATIONS

Children (Birth - 5th Grade) Teens (6th -12th Grade) Teens (12+) & Adults Adults (18+) Family & All Ages Storytimes M - Mishawaka Library Location B - Bittersweet Branch Location H - Harris Branch Location

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4:30 p.m. - B Teen Advisory Group - No Reg. Required -

3:30 p.m. - B Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

3:30 p.m. - M Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

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See page 6 for details.

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Note: Some programs have varying age groups. These programs have ages listed below the event. Programs are subject to change without notice.

Should a program be canceled patrons will be notified at least 72 hours prior to the program.

GAMING G AMING

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Teens (Grades 6-12): Stop in for gaming every Tuesday at the Mishawaka Library & every Wednesday at Bittersweet from 3:30-5:30 p.m.!

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10:30 a.m. - H & Zoom Morning Makers: Winter String Art

TEEN

6:30 p.m. - Zoom Battle of the Books Managers’ Meeting

11 a.m. - B STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

11 a.m. - M STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

11 a.m. - H STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

6:30 p.m. - Zoom Spice Club

Bittersweet Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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Mishawaka Storytime (See page 8 for details)

4:30 p.m. - H Will It Waffle?

Harris Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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3:30 p.m. - B Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

3:30 p.m. - M Teen Gaming - No Reg. Required -

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10:15 a.m. - M & Zoom Mug ‘n’ Muffin: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

11 a.m. - M STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

11 a.m. - H STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11) 11 a.m. - B STEAM Squad (Ages 6-11)

Bittersweet Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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Mishawaka Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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Harris Storytime (See page 8 for details)

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Read a book with a colorful cover

Read with a friend

January 3 - February 28 | All Ages Join our Winter Reading Challenge for all ages! This year’s theme is “Reading for the Chill of It” and we have a variety of activities for you to complete. Visit any MPHPL location at any service desk on or after Monday, December 20 to pick up a Reading Challenge card or download a Reading Challenge card from our website. Participation is easy, just mark one square for each unique reading (or listening) activity you complete. Return your completed card for a book of your choice and an automatic entry into our special prize drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. One gift card will be selected for children, teen and adult. Curbside service is available for pick up and returns if you prefer. Limit one Reading Challenge card per person! 4 | Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library


All Ages A Virtual Tour of the Northern Lights Monday, January 10 | 6-6:45 p.m.  All Ages | Virtual via Zoom

Seeing the northern lights in person can be difficult, but we have an alternative solution! Join us for this virtual tour of the northern lights, where we’ll learn all about this fascinating phenomenon and watch videos of the lights in action. Registration required.

Registration begins Monday, December 20

Family F ort Day Saturday, January 15 Bittersweet Branch | 10:15-11 a.m. Mishawaka Library | 3-3:45 p.m. Bring the whole family and build a fort together with boxes, blankets, pillows and more! After we build our forts, we’ll relax in them as we enjoy a fun, family-friendly story. Some materials will be provided for fort building, but families are encouraged to bring their own. Registration required.

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Children

VIRTUAL

Birth - 5 Grade th

Registration begins Monday, December 20 for January programs that require registration (as noted). Register online at mphpl.org, by calling (574) 259-5277 or in person.

PASSPORT ASS SSPOR SSP S S PALS Passport Pals

Monday, January 24 4:30-5 p.m. | Ages 4-8 Virtual via Zoom

Sensational Chefs: Chocolate Mug Cakes Thursday, January 6 at Harris or Friday, January 7 at Mishawaka 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Grades 3-5 Do you love to cook or want to learn? Come on in and try new things! Children may enter the room independently; adult caregivers must remain in the library. Registration required.

Ready to travel the world? During this fun and informative session, you’ll learn all about countries from around the world. Craft, activity and recipe resources will be provided so you can experience a little bit of the country from home. This month we will travel to Argentina. Registration required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

FOR CHILDREN (BIRTH-5TH GRADE) • Animated Talking Picture Books • Language Learning • Graphic Novels • Non-Fiction

For more information, visit our website or one of our Youth Services desks. 6 | Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library


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Saturday, March 26 | 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mishawaka Library | Youth Activity Room | 5th Graders TEAM REGISTRATION & BOOK REVEAL

Beginning Monday, January 3 | All Locations | 5th Graders Participants form their own teams of three to six kids and they read six pre-selected books. Team members can be from the same school, different schools or home-schoolers. Team managers must register the team and attend the Team Managers’ meeting via Zoom. Book reveal and book pick up begins on Monday, January 3. Titles will be revealed on our Battle of the Books page on the MPHPL website, Facebook and at our Youth Service desks. One set of the six Battle of the Books titles will be provided to each team. Only the team manager will be able to checkout a set of books for their team. Please indicate your pick up location on your registration form when registering via online registration. Team registration will continue until Friday, January 28 OR until a limit of 25 teams has been reached.

TEAM MANAGERS’ MEETING

Thursday, January 27 | Zoom | 6:30 pm A Zoom link will be sent to registered managers prior to the event. Managers will receive rules and procedures about the Battle of the Books along with tips to help teams study and prepare.

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Registration is required for the monthly storytime session.

BOOKS & BABIES

TODDLER TIME

PRESCHOOL PALS

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Books & Babies is a structured 30 minute program that combines short rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement activities, and books to introduce children to the wonder of language. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

Toddler Time is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts provide an enjoyable group experience. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Children may enter the room independently; caregivers must remain in the library. Preschool Pals is a structured 30 minute program in which books, story related activities, and take-home crafts are used to increase early literacy skills and kindergarten readiness. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

Harris Branch

Harris Branch

Harris Branch

Birth-23 Months Old

2-3 Years Old

4-5 Years Old

Tuesdays: January 4, 11, 18, & 25 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Tuesdays: January 4, 11, 18, & 25 11-11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays: January 4, 11, 18, & 25 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Mishawaka Library

Mishawaka Library

Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: January 5, 12, 19, & 26 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Wednesdays: January 5, 12, 19, & 26 11-11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays: January 5, 12, 19, & 26 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Bittersweet Branch

Bittersweet Branch

Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: January 6, 13, 20, & 27 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Thursdays: January 6, 13, 20, & 27 11-11:30 a.m.

Thursdays: January 6, 13, 20, & 27 10:15-10:45 a.m.

LI’L ZOOMERS VIRTUAL STORYTIME Birth-5 Years Old

LIVE ON

Mondays: January 3, 10, & 24 |10:15-10:45 a.m. (no session on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/17) After registering, participants will receive an email with kit pick up information. An additional email reminder will be sent weekly containing the secured meeting link to attend each live Zoom session. Recordings are not available.

Please note: The themes and crafts offered for this program are the same as our in-person Toddler Time sessions. 8 | Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library


Children (6-11 Years Old) | 11-11:40 a.m.

Harris Branch

Tuesdays: January 4, 11, 18, & 25

Mishawaka Library

Wednesdays: January 5, 12, 19, & 26

Bittersweet Branch

Thursdays: January 6, 13, 20, & 27 During each 40 minute session, children will explore hands-on projects that incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) skills. Children are encouraged to interact socially with other children and attend sessions independently. Caregivers must remain in the library. Registration is required. Sessions are limited to 30 participants.

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Teens

6th Grade - 12th Grade

Registration begins Monday, December 20 for January programs that require registration (as noted). Register online at mphpl.org, by calling (574) 259-5277 or in person.

MISHAWAKA

Mini Zen Gardens

Thursday, January 13  6:30-7:15 p.m. Teens (12+) & Adults  Youth Activity Room Need to relax and reset after the holiday season? Join us to create your own mini zen garden to bring balance and tranquility into your home. Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

BITTERSWEET

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Thursday, January 27 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Grades 6-12 Zimmerman Room

Teens are invited to share their ideas, opinions and skills with the Teen Advisory Group. MPHPL wants your input on events, services and books for teens in the community. We will also provide opportunities to earn volunteer hours! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of 12. No registration required.

HARRIS

Will It Waffle?

Thursday, January 20 4:30-5:15 p.m. Grades 6-12 Makerspace Have you ever tried to cook using nothing but a waffle iron? Be prepared to get a little messy, eat snacks, and have a whole lot of fun! Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of 12. Registration required.

Teen Gaming | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Grades 6-12 Tuesdays at Mishawaka Library: January 4, 11, 18, & 25  Wednesdays at Bittersweet Branch: January 5, 12, 19, & 26

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Join us for teen gaming in our teen area! Play our Nintendo Switch™ or choose from an assortment of card, dice and board games. Adult caregivers must remain in the library for any participant under the age of 12. No registration required.


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Adults Age 18+

Registration begins Monday, December 20 for January programs that require registration (as noted). Register online at mphpl.org, by calling (574) 259-5277 or in person.

MISHAWAKA

American Heritage Spotlight Tuesday, January 11 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Adults (18+) Eisen Room

This month, speaker Peter De Kever will present stories featured in his latest book, Hidden History of Mishawaka. These stories highlight how people and events shaped the city and even influenced the nation. No registration required.

American Heritage Spotlight

Mini Zen Gardens

Thursday, January 13  6:30-7:15 p.m. | Teens (12+) & Adults  Youth Activity Room Need to relax and reset after the holiday season? Join us to create your own mini zen garden to bring balance and tranquility into your home. Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders. 12 | Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library

Mug ‘n’ Muffin

Thursday, January 20  10:15-11 a.m. Adults (18+) Friends Room/ Virtual via Zoom Enjoy a morning of coffee, conversation and muffins! This month’s book is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the Mishawaka Library front desk.  Registration required if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance.

BITTERSWEET

Morning Makers: Bead Bonanza Monday, January 3  10:30-11:30 a.m. | Adults (18+)  Zimmerman Room/Virtual Via Zoom

Join us for a morning of conversation and crafting! We will be working with a variety of crafting materials to create clay and paper beads. Participants can join in person or virtually via Zoom. Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

HARRIS

Yak, Snack & Read   Tuesday, January 11  10:30-11:30 a.m.  Adults (18+)  Meeting Room C/ Virtual via Zoom

If you love books and love talking about them, check out our monthly book club!  This month’s selection is Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Books can be picked up a month in advance at the Harris Branch front desk. Registration required if attending via Zoom; no registration required for in person attendance.


Morning Makers: Winter String Art

Friday, January 21 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Adults (18+) Makerspace/Virtual via Zoom Join us for a morning of conversation and crafting! We will be working with boards, hammers, nails and string to create a winter string art design. Participants can join in person or virtually via Zoom. Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

Party Perfect Charcuterie Boards Monday, January 24 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adults (18+) Meeting Room A/B

Chef Laquisha Jackson from Soulful Kitchen will be stopping by for a demonstration on charcuterie board creation. Join us to learn about the art of displaying food and get some ideas for your next party! Registration required and limited to MPHPL cardholders.

VIRTUAL

Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable

Tuesday, January 4 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Adults (18+) Virtual via Zoom Watching your budget? Tiring of rising cable bills? Everyone has heard about streaming services, but what and how many services should you sign up for? We’ll talk about streaming services and devices and what you need to successfully cut the cord. Registration required.

Introduction to First Steps Tuesday, January 11 7–7:45 p.m. | Adults (18+) Virtual via Zoom

Parents and caregivers are invited to this informational session about First Steps. First Steps is Indiana’s early intervention program that provides services to children from birth to their third birthday who have developmental delays or disabilities. The goal of First Steps is to help Hoosier families make sure their infants and toddlers receive services now to help them in the future. Services through First Steps are designed to meet the developmental needs of the child. Registration required.

Spice Club

Tuesday, January 25 6:30-7 p.m. | Adults (18+) Virtual via Zoom Want to spice up your meals? Registrants will receive a sample pack of the spice of the month, a brief historical background, and a couple of recipes that highlight the spice’s taste. This month’s spice is curry powder.   Registration required. Details on when and where to pick up program supplies will be sent via email to registrants.

Indoor Seed Starting Monday, January 31 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adults (18+) Virtual via Zoom

Want to get an early start on your spring garden this year? Join us for a presentation from Unity Gardens about indoor seed starting. Learn about the basics of indoor seed starting, planting dates and general growing tips. Registration required.  mphpl.org | 13


Visit mphpl.org for up-to-date information regarding mask requirements for library programming.

UNATTENDED CHILD POLICY The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library strives to provide an environment conducive to lifelong learning and the personal development of its users. The MPHPL staff is committed to helping children with activities related to the library. Library staff cannot, nor is it their responsibility to serve as babysitters, teachers, or disciplinarians.

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Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are in the library.

Children 11 years of age and younger must be accompanied and directly supervised at all times by a parent or other responsible person age 14 or older.

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Children 12 years of age and older may use the library unattended subject to the library rules and policies concerning behavior, conduct, and demeanor.

Policy approved October 13, 2005 by the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library Board of Trustees. Amended November 19, 2015.

Our Mission: The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library inspires and empowers our community by connecting patrons to literature, information, ideas and new experiences for lifelong enrichment.

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*Members must live in Penn or Harris Township or live in a reciprocal library district and provide a photo ID with proof of current address (utility bill, phone bill, car registration, etc.)

What do I need for a library card at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library? To obtain your Library card you must: 1. Live in Penn or Harris Township, or have a home Library card from a Library system which is reciprocal with MPHPL (some restrictions may apply).

Lending Limits: - Books & Audiobooks - No Limit - Magazines, Music CDs, & Playaways - No Limit - New Release DVDs - 3 per card - Entertainment DVDs - 20 per card - TV Series & Non-Fiction DVDs - 20 per card

Fees and Fines: - New Release DVDs - $1 per day - All other items - 25¢ per day

2. Provide required documentation (1) a valid photo ID with current address OR (2) a valid photo ID and proof of current address if ID address is not current OR (3) a valid photo ID and a valid resident home Library card for reciprocal applicants 3. A parent/legal guardian's signature is required for any minor under the age of 18 wishing to register for or renew a Library card. *Non-residents may purchase a fee card. Contact Circulation Services for prices. If your card is stolen, please call Circulation Services at any MPHPL location. You are financially responsible for material that is checked out until you report your card lost or stolen.

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Loan Periods: - Books & Audiobooks - 21 days - Magazines, Music CDs, & Playaways - 21 days - New Release DVDs - 7 days - Entertainment DVDs - 7 days - TV Series & Non-Fiction DVDs - 21 days

Renewals: - All DVDs - No renewals - All other items - 3 renewals, as long as no one else has placed a hold on the item. - Eligible items will be automatically renewed 4 days before their due date if there is not a hold on the item. You will receive a courtesy notice if your items have been renewed.

Holds: Placing a hold is free and available for all materials, excluding new release DVDs.

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IMPORTANT DATES MISHAWAKA LIBRARY 209 Lincolnway East Mishawaka, IN 46544 (574) 259-5277 Circulation Desk x 1200 Reference Services x 1300 Youth Services x 1400

Monday

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday

9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday

9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, January 1

CLOSED in observance of New Year’s Day

Monday, January 17

CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunday CLOSED

SOCIAL MEDIA BITTERSWEET BRANCH 602 Bittersweet Road Mishawaka, IN 46544 (574) 259-5277 Circulation Desk x 2200 Reference Services x 2300 Youth Services x 2400

HARRIS BRANCH 51446 Elm Road Granger, IN 46530 (574) 259-5277 Circulation Desk x 3200 Reference Services x 3300 Youth Services x 3400

Monday

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday Friday Saturday

10 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday CLOSED

Monday

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday CLOSED Thursday

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday CLOSED

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