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Explore an Ancient Cave!

2020-12-02 11:45:00 2020-12-02 12:30:00 America/Chicago Explore an Ancient Cave! Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what can be found inside! You will need an email address to sign up! Merrillville

Wednesday, December 02
11:45am - 12:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-12-02 11:45:00 2020-12-02 12:30:00 America/Chicago Explore an Ancient Cave! Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what can be found inside! You will need an email address to sign up! Merrillville

Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what can be found inside! You will need an email address to sign up!

Students will learn how the cave was formed and about some of the unique features from formations to fossils found in Wind Cave. Students will examine how human population affects the cave environment, the cave exploration taking place in the past and today, as well as the unique challenge of preserving a cave that over 150,000 visitors go into each year. The National Park Service, its mission, and the importance of students are to preserving National Parks for future generations will also be discussed.

You must be able to run Zoom from a computer or mobile device. Space is limited, and in order to accommodate as many as possible to this event, we ask that you restrict registration to one device per household. 

Those registering will receive an email prior to the event with a meeting room code and password to get in. You will not be able to attend without this information. 

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Erika

Hours
Mon, May 10 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 11 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, May 13 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 16 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. 

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

Thu, May 13, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, May 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, May 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 15, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, May 16, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, May 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, May 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, May 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, May 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom

Thu, May 20, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, May 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, May 23, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, May 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Tue, May 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, May 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Canceled
Wed, May 26, 11:00am - 11:30am

Wed, May 26, 11:00am - 12:15pm

Wed, May 26, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom

Thu, May 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, May 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, May 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, May 30, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jun 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Jun 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Merrillville Zoom Room

Wed, Jun 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Jun 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Jun 04, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Zoom Room

Sun, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jun 08, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Jun 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Jun 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Merrillville Zoom Room

Thu, Jun 10, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Jun 11, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Jun 12, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime