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Upcoming Events
Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early... more
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
What are you doing to take care of your brain? Participants will enjoy fun and interactive activities in four sessions presented by... more
What are you doing to take care of your brain? Participants will enjoy fun and interactive activities in four sessions presented by Linda Curley from Purdue Extension Services. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Children who have completed kindergarten and older will explore the universe through stories and art.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Riverview Park
Join us at Riverview park for stories, songs, and games!

Tue, Jun 25, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids ages 4-5.

Tue, Jun 25, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Foyer
A Representative from NorthShore Health Center will be offering free blood pressure screenings in the foyer. First come, first served.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Make your own galaxy using a few simple materials. Ages 10-18. Must register, space is limited.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Adults can try all kinds of sports activities on the Nintendo Wii including bowling, golf, archery, racing, and more! Wii is easy to... more
Adults can try all kinds of sports activities on the Nintendo Wii including bowling, golf, archery, racing, and more! Wii is easy to learn, and lots of fun! Registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 6-12 will use Science to launch a paper rocket into the air. We will be going outside for this experiment.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Materials and instructions are provided. Bring home a bath bomb that you made during this program! Registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
In this card game you are planetary researchers trying to escape a hostile planet. One member of the team is an alien entity and will... more
In this card game you are planetary researchers trying to escape a hostile planet. One member of the team is an alien entity and will sabotage the researchers as they try to contact mission control.

Tue, Jun 25, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
$35* is due at time of class. Participants who successfully complete the course will earn a CPR Course completion card valid for 2... more
$35* is due at time of class. Participants who successfully complete the course will earn a CPR Course completion card valid for 2 years. Taught by certified CPR instructor, Paula Thompson, RN.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A 90 minute documentary about transgender children told from the perspective of parents, doctors, and eight transgender children raging... more
A 90 minute documentary about transgender children told from the perspective of parents, doctors, and eight transgender children raging from ages 9-19. (c. 2015)

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Enjoy music, dancing and refreshments at our family friendly dance party!

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Play a friendly game of Chess or Go.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
This half hour lap-sit program for kids from birth to 23 months old uses songs, rhymes and finger plays to encourage interaction and... more
This half hour lap-sit program for kids from birth to 23 months old uses songs, rhymes and finger plays to encourage interaction and foster language development.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Munster - Children's Program Room
Learn new ways to play with your baby (birth to 23 months), while stimulating mental growth. Please register all attendees so we may... more
Learn new ways to play with your baby (birth to 23 months), while stimulating mental growth. Please register all attendees so we may be able to count you in our attendance.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Adults can try all kinds of sports activities on the Nintendo Wii including bowling, golf, archery, racing, and more! Wii is easy to... more
Adults can try all kinds of sports activities on the Nintendo Wii including bowling, golf, archery, racing, and more! Wii is easy to learn, and lots of fun! Registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Local beekeeping expert Christine Pierce will lead a program for the whole family! Learn about why bees are important and how you could... more
Local beekeeping expert Christine Pierce will lead a program for the whole family! Learn about why bees are important and how you could start a bee colony of your own.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Enjoy a movie during summer break. Bring the whole family! Rated PG ; 101 minutes Snacks are welcome (clear drinks only)! *Children... more
Enjoy a movie during summer break. Bring the whole family! Rated PG ; 101 minutes Snacks are welcome (clear drinks only)! *Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft... more
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Come and learn to make your own do-it-yourself bath bombs with a spacey twist. All materials provided. Ages 12-18. Please register!... more
Come and learn to make your own do-it-yourself bath bombs with a spacey twist. All materials provided. Ages 12-18. Please register! Limited Availability & Supplies.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The impressive rock formations of the Valley Of Fire and its deep canyons and caves are far removed from civilization. Isolation reigns... more
The impressive rock formations of the Valley Of Fire and its deep canyons and caves are far removed from civilization. Isolation reigns supreme including silence and an infinity of calm.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Larry Maka from the Calumet Astronomical Society will present on the many ways for you to enjoy the night sky! This intro will give you... more
Larry Maka from the Calumet Astronomical Society will present on the many ways for you to enjoy the night sky! This intro will give you the tools to get outside and expand your horizons. All Ages.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Compete in fast, silly, Harry Potter-themed games. Registration is required.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Eat snacks while playing video and board games.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Play Wii games, jam out on Guitar Hero or many other games!

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's Classic Film Series selection: Walt Disney's 1937 film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rated: G. Runtime: 83... more
Join us for this month's Classic Film Series selection: Walt Disney's 1937 film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rated: G. Runtime: 83 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the circulation desk a month prior to the event.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:15am - 11:30am
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the circulation desk a month prior to the event.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, music activities, crafts, and more.... more
Toddlers 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, music activities, crafts, and more. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's Classic Film Series selection: Walt Disney's 1937 film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rated: G. Runtime: 83... more
Join us for this month's Classic Film Series selection: Walt Disney's 1937 film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rated: G. Runtime: 83 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Registration Required.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others

Thu, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The Michigan City, Washington Park Zoo will bring the Zoo To You! A zoo educator will bring small animals and animal artifacts to... more
The Michigan City, Washington Park Zoo will bring the Zoo To You! A zoo educator will bring small animals and animal artifacts to teach us about animal groups and their distinguishing features.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of How to Be Good by Nick Hornby. Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Ranger Walton will do a presentation on the animals and habitats of the National Lakeshore. This is a family program.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
It's binary code, but with beads instead of numbers. School-aged children who have finished kindergarten are welcome to come make a... more
It's binary code, but with beads instead of numbers. School-aged children who have finished kindergarten are welcome to come make a bracelet with a secret message in binary code! Please register.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Use spa science to make out-of-this-world colorful bath bombs! We will also make sugar scrub and lip gloss.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children in grades K-6 will have fun making their own unique LEGO® creations. The only requirement is imagination!

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Town hall meeting with Indiana House District 15 Representative Chris Chyung.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Children who have completed kindergarten and older will explore the universe using STEAM techniques.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Children in grades K-6 are invited to join us for one hour of LEGO® building. Bring your friends, but please leave your own LEGOS® at... more
Children in grades K-6 are invited to join us for one hour of LEGO® building. Bring your friends, but please leave your own LEGOS® at home.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Town hall meeting with Indiana House District 15 Representative Chris Chyung.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New date Monday, June 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Merrillville
To celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we will be showing documentaries discussing Stonewall's effect... more
To celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we will be showing documentaries discussing Stonewall's effect on the LGBTQ community & American history. Please Register.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
To celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we will be hosting a series of documentaries discussing... more
To celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we will be hosting a series of documentaries discussing Stonewall's effect on American history. Please Register.

Thu, Jun 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join our mystery book discussion, Once Upon a Crime. Pick up a copy of the book at the Highland Branch