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LGBTQ Teens & Allies Time

2019-07-23 19:00:00 2019-07-23 20:30:00 America/Chicago LGBTQ Teens & Allies Time Together with PFLAGCP-NWI, we are hosting a social, support, education, & networking space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome. Parents/guardians can meet concurrently. Merrillville

Tuesday, July 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-07-23 19:00:00 2019-07-23 20:30:00 America/Chicago LGBTQ Teens & Allies Time Together with PFLAGCP-NWI, we are hosting a social, support, education, & networking space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome. Parents/guardians can meet concurrently. Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room B

Together with PFLAGCP-NWI, we are hosting a social, support, education, & networking space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome. Parents/guardians can meet concurrently.

The Crown Point/Northwest Indiana chapter of PFLAG is leading a monthly social & networking time for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies (PFLAG provides support, education, and advocacy for family, friends, allies, and members of the LGBTQ community). Meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise announced.

Parents/guardians are welcome to stay at the library during the teens’ session. A separate meeting room (Meeting Room C) has been set up for this optional “Parents’ Networking” time.

Teen meetings will focus mainly on social time and activities, but will also include introductions, educational talks/resources, and group discussions. Potential topics are listed below:

July 23:

  • LGBTQ+ concepts and terminology
  • The Gender Unicorn and Genderbread Person
  • Starting or participating in a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) or Diversity Club at your school (guest speakers include several GSA sponsors and students)

August 27:

  • Continue GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) / Diversity Club discussion
  • What is an Ally, and how can you be a good one?
  • Coming Out

Future possible topics include:

  • What is an Ally, and how can you be a good one?
  • Coming Out
  • Issues with schools, families, and friends
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Health considerations
  • LGBTQ-related books, book discussions, and book clubs
  • LGBTQ-related movies and discussions
  • Games
  • Local resources for you & your family
  • Suicide awareness & prevention
  • Safe spaces

Teens are also more than welcome to bring their own topics and questions for discussion. Future 2019 meeting dates: Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec date TBD

For more information, contact Elisabeth at PFLAG Crown Point/Northwest Indiana (219-216-1356, texting ok too), or Max at Merrillville Public Library (219-769-3541).

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Erika

Hours
Mon, May 25 Closed
Tue, May 26 Closed
Wed, May 27 Closed
Thu, May 28 Closed
Fri, May 29 Closed
Sat, May 30 Closed
Sun, May 31 Closed

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. Merrillville Branch is also home to our Talking Books Department, which serves residents with physical or visual disabilities.

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Fri, May 29, 10:30am - 10:40am
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Sat, May 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, May 31, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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