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The Original Colonies That Made Us: Penn, DE and New Jersey

Who were the original settlers of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey in the 1600's?

Learn about why they came, who else joined them in these colonies and how learning their history provides insights into the movements and culture that help shape America.
With a bibliography and review of genealogy sources if time allows.

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Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager

Mon, May 03 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 04 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 05 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, May 06 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 07 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 08 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 09 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

Sat, May 08, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, May 09, 3:00pm - 3:15pm

Mon, May 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mon, May 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mon, May 10, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Tue, May 11, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, May 12, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, May 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, May 12, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Thu, May 13, 10:30am - 10:45am

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

Fri, May 14, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sat, May 15, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, May 16, 3:00pm - 3:15pm

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

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 10:45am

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

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am

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

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

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

Thu, May 20, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, May 21, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sat, May 22, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, May 23, 3:00pm - 3:15pm

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

Tue, May 25, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, May 26, 10:30am - 10:45am

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

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

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

Thu, May 27, 10:30am - 10:45am

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

Fri, May 28, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sat, May 29, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, May 30, 3:00pm - 3:15pm

Tue, Jun 01, 10:30am - 10:45am

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

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

Wed, Jun 02, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Jun 03, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, Jun 04, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 10:45am

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

Sun, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 3:15pm