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Lake County Public Library Computer

Guidelines for Public Use of Library Computers

A library card is required to use the Library's computers. Visitors to Northwest Indiana may apply for an in-house use card with no borrowing privileges to log on to the computers.

All cardholders in good standing may use Web PCs after signing the Internet Use Agreement.  Parents must sign the agreement for children under 18.

You must agree to abide by the below guidelines and the Library's Computer Use Policy before using Library PCs. The privilege of using Library computers may be revoked if you violate the Library's Computer Use Policy or fail to comply with the guidelines below.

The Library cooperates fully with law enforcement if you engage in illegal activity while using the Library's computers or network.

Use Restrictions

  • Do not display sexually explicit graphics or detailed graphics of violence.

  • Do not run programs from any type of disk.

  • Do not alter Library hardware or attach peripherals except for floppy disks, USB drives, media cards, or headphones.

  • The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to user equipment or data.

  • 60 minutes per user per day

Printing

  • Black and white - 5¢ per page

E-Mail, Chat, Online Use of Credit Cards

  • Use at your own risk.

  • Parents, please monitor your minor children's use of chat.

  • Staff can provide you with assistance signing on to Library PCs. If you are not familiar with using computers or the Web, please register for the training classes offered at all branches before using library PCs.

Classes
Mon, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Discover how the interview process has changed. Also, learn what you can do to prepare for face-to-face, virtual, or phone interviews.

Wed, Aug 24, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Learn the basic concepts to start your family tree research. This includes where do I start, what records do I need and how do I put everything together.

Thu, Sep 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!
This event is full

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 10:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Sep 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 literacy skills.

Thu, Sep 01, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!

Thu, Sep 01, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Sat, Sep 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth - 6 and their family. We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Sep 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Sep 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Sep 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
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 literacy skills.

Tue, Sep 06, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.

Tue, Sep 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Tue, Sep 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join Master Gardener Victoria Jostes as she teaches residents how to best grow native plants to support local wildlife! This program is done with the One State, One Story grant from Indiana Humanities

Wed, Sep 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Wed, Sep 07, 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Toddler and preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to an early literacy storytime filled with books, songs, and rhymes.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 24 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Sep 08, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and their caregivers are invited to a special evening program where participants will hear stories, do finger plays, sing songs, and take part in other pre-literacy activities.
Registration opens Thursday, August 25 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join this program (ages 8-14) and learn to help scientists working on actual scientific studies about wildlife populations around the world! Email address required to register!

Sat, Sep 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago
Toddler and preschool age children and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Registration for all children & adults attending is required.

Mon, Sep 12, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas!

Mon, Sep 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Sep 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Tue, Sep 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for children, ages 4-6 and their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Sep 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Sep 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Sep 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Baby storytime is a half hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Sep 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - 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 literacy skills. Registration required for each person in the room .

Tue, Sep 13, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2023. Do you know what they are? Come to an educational presentation to find out, and get the answers you need for other Medicare questions as well!

Tue, Sep 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Tue, Sep 13, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Children 2 & 3 years of age, and their caregivers, are invited to a toddler storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, and songs that teach early literacy skills.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 30 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Welcome back to Great Decisions! During this program we'll watch a video produced by the Foreign Policy Association about foreign policy issues and discuss what we've learned.

Wed, Sep 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included this this storytime for children and their family members. Registration is required for each person in the room.

Wed, Sep 14, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Zoom Room
Preschool children 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a family story time via zoom. Please register with an email to take part.

Wed, Sep 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Tweens and Teens, ages 8 to 15, can join this hour-long interactive program that encourages conservation and STEAM.

Wed, Sep 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Toddler and preschool age children and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Registration for all children & adults attending is required.

Thu, Sep 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!
This event is full

Thu, Sep 15, 10:30am - 10:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Sep 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Sep 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Book this session to learn the basic features of your smartphone and how to access the library's free online catalog. Please remember to bring in your device and any login information you may need.

Thu, Sep 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
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 literacy skills.

Thu, Sep 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!

Thu, Sep 15, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Sep 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Sep 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Sep 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Young builders are invited to join the club and use their creativity! Registration required. Blocks are supplied by the library.