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7th Annual Local Author Book Fair

December 7, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 PM

On December 7th, local authors will gather at the Merrillville Branch to share their stories with you. Stop by any time from 1-4 PM to purchase any books that catch your eye and meet fantastic writers from the area!

All Author Slots Have Been Filled

All tables for the local author fair have been claimed! If you're an author, keep an eye out for next year's fair - registrations always open in the fall!

Want an email next year when registrations open? Send us an Ask a Librarian form with your contact info and let us know you'd like to be added to next year's Local Author Book Fair contact list.

Our first ever local author book fair in 2013

Our first ever Local Author Book Fair, 2013

Upcoming Events
Mon, Oct 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Hobart - Children's Program 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.

Mon, Oct 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Travel via video to Tanzania and climb 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Refreshments will be served. Registration Required.

Mon, Oct 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art.... more
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art. $20 cash fee paid at the time of class covers all materials.

Mon, Oct 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Experienced dance instructor will teach Ballroom Dancing for 6 weeks.

Mon, Oct 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Bring your projects and join us. Chat with fellow crafters and work on your project without the interruptions of home. All are welcome.

Mon, Oct 21, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, crafts, and other activities, with an emphasis on... more
4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, crafts, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.

Mon, Oct 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the... more
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong.

Mon, Oct 21, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.

Mon, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Canada is a truly vast paradise in a fast-changing world. Take a train trip across the second largest country in the world!

Mon, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Would you like to help plan the St. John Library's future teen events? If so, join our Teen Advisory Board! You will earn volunteer... more
Would you like to help plan the St. John Library's future teen events? If so, join our Teen Advisory Board! You will earn volunteer hours while we discuss and plan future teen programs. Ages 11-17.

Mon, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Kids (K-5th grade) will make their own LEGO® creations using the library's LEGO® blocks.

Mon, Oct 21, 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.

Mon, Oct 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
We'll watch episodes from an anime series. We'll also have art supplies on hand if you want to draw, sketch, or get creative or bring in... more
We'll watch episodes from an anime series. We'll also have art supplies on hand if you want to draw, sketch, or get creative or bring in your own sketchbook and projects to work on.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Hands-on learning for school-age children involving science and technology. Please register all attendees so we may be able to count... more
Hands-on learning for school-age children involving science and technology. Please register all attendees so we may be able to count you in our attendance.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
It's almost Halloween! Come in and assemble your own pair of steampunk themed goggles to put a unique twist on your costume. Must be... more
It's almost Halloween! Come in and assemble your own pair of steampunk themed goggles to put a unique twist on your costume. Must be ages 13+.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
All children and their families are invited to build with the library's LEGO® and DUPLO® blocks. Design something nifty for our... more
All children and their families are invited to build with the library's LEGO® and DUPLO® blocks. Design something nifty for our display case! Please Register.

Mon, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Canada is a truly vast paradise in a fast-changing world. Take a train trip across the second largest country in the world!

Mon, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for "Native and French Living in 1750," presented by the St. John Garden Club. Co-sponsor St. John Garden Club, conducts a... more
Join us for "Native and French Living in 1750," presented by the St. John Garden Club. Co-sponsor St. John Garden Club, conducts a business meeting at 6pm for those interested. Registration Required.

Mon, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Tue, Oct 22, 9:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic... more
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information to prepare for American citizenship.

Tue, Oct 22, 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 teaches early... more
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teaches early literacy skills.

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Employee Retirement Presentation/INPRS provided by INPRS.

Tue, Oct 22, 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, Oct 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Families are invited to join us for a 45-minute story time. We will read books, sing songs, and have fun activities!

Tue, Oct 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp
Insurance broker Don Camp will explain what's new with Medicare benefits for 2020, including detail changes in various carriers plans so... more
Insurance broker Don Camp will explain what's new with Medicare benefits for 2020, including detail changes in various carriers plans so to better understand their choices for 2020. Please Register.

Tue, Oct 22, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.

Tue, Oct 22, 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, Oct 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Five-week workshop for home school kids, 1st grade and up. Kids will learn theater terms and techniques, through games, exercises and... more
Five-week workshop for home school kids, 1st grade and up. Kids will learn theater terms and techniques, through games, exercises and skits. Space is limited, must register.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come make a necklace or key chain made from washers.

Tue, Oct 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
School-age children, K-6th grade, are invited to the library for an hour of art exploration and fun. All supplies will be provided.... more
School-age children, K-6th grade, are invited to the library for an hour of art exploration and fun. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please wear clothes you can get messy in.

Tue, Oct 22, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Are you interested in learning more about henna? Teens can make and apply temporary henna tattoos in the Large Meeting Room from... more
Are you interested in learning more about henna? Teens can make and apply temporary henna tattoos in the Large Meeting Room from 4:30-6:00 p.m.! Ages 11-17. Please register.

Tue, Oct 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Centier's Marsha Plesac will be talking about the importance of credit and how it works. This is part 4 of 4 in our Adulting Financial... more
Centier's Marsha Plesac will be talking about the importance of credit and how it works. This is part 4 of 4 in our Adulting Financial classes; one attendee will win a $10 VISA Gift Card each class!

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included this this storytime for children and their family members.

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Discuss world affairs with the Foreign Policy Association. See monthly topics: Note: Colleen Hickman will facilitate Aug. 13 Note:... more
Discuss world affairs with the Foreign Policy Association. See monthly topics: Note: Colleen Hickman will facilitate Aug. 13 Note: Richard Rupp will be here September 10 & Nov. 12.

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
A look at some of the performers and history in magic.

Canceled
Tue, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Merrillville
Play a friendly game of Chess or Go.