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Whale Watching in Glacier Bay!

2021-01-14 15:00:00 2021-01-14 16:00:00 America/Chicago Whale Watching in Glacier Bay! Come join a Glacier Bay Park Ranger on an interactive journey to learn more about how Humpback Whales interact with their environment. Email address required to register. Merrillville

Thursday, January 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-01-14 15:00:00 2021-01-14 16:00:00 America/Chicago Whale Watching in Glacier Bay! Come join a Glacier Bay Park Ranger on an interactive journey to learn more about how Humpback Whales interact with their environment. Email address required to register. Merrillville

Come join a Glacier Bay Park Ranger on an interactive journey to learn more about how Humpback Whales interact with their environment. Email address required to register.

Glacier Bay is home to one of the world's most intriguing marine mammals - the endangered Humpback Whale. Each year these whales make a 2,000 mile journey from their breeding grounds in Hawaii to the cold, nutrient-rich waters of the North Pacific. Once in Alaska, they spend their entire summer, up to 23 hours per day, feeding on small schooling fish. In a single gulp, a humpback whale takes in more water (15,000 gallons) than a typical home uses in 5 months. A whale's tongue alone weighs 1 ton, which a whale uses to press all that water through its built-in, food filter - its baleen. While the statistics are astounding, they can not describe the beauty and uniqueness of each individual.

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, Jan 11 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jan 12 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jan 13 Closed
Thu, Jan 14 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jan 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 16 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 17 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

Sun, Jan 17, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, Jan 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mon, Jan 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, Jan 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jan 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jan 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Jan 20, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Rescheduled
Wed, Jan 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
New date Tuesday, January 12, 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Rescheduled
Wed, Jan 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
New date Tuesday, January 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Jan 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Jan 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Room

Thu, Jan 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Jan 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, Jan 23, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Jan 24, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, Jan 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jan 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jan 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Jan 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Jan 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Jan 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Room

Thu, Jan 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Jan 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fri, Jan 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

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

Sun, Jan 31, 10:30am - 10:45am
bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, Feb 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mon, Feb 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Feb 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Feb 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Room

Thu, Feb 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fri, Feb 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mon, Feb 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mon, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fri, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Feb 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm