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Saws and Scalpels: Civil War Medicine

Become part of a medical team and use the tools of the day to help save sick and injured soldiers during the Civil War! (Ages 9 and up) Email address required to register!

Learn about the role that Fort Scott played in providing care to the sick and wounded during the war and discover aspects of medical treatment of the time, then compare those aspects to modern treatment methods. Students become part of a medical team that examines various medical items to determine their use and also analyzes diseases of the time to determine symptoms and treatment.

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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Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager

Mon, Apr 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Apr 20 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Apr 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 25 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

Wed, Apr 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 21, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Apr 22, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Apr 23, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sat, Apr 24, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, Apr 25, 10:30am - 10:45am

Mon, Apr 26, 11:00am - 11:45am

Tue, Apr 27, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Apr 28, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Apr 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Wed, Apr 28, 11:00am - 12:15pm

Thu, Apr 29, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Fri, Apr 30, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sat, May 01, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, May 02, 3:00pm - 3:15pm

Mon, May 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room

Mon, May 03, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Tue, May 04, 10:30am - 10:45am

Tue, May 04, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Wed, May 05, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, May 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, May 05, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Thu, May 06, 10:30am - 10:45am

Thu, May 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fri, May 07, 10:30am - 10:45am

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, 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