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Upcoming Foundation Events

The LCPL Foundation sponsors many special events throughout the year. Some are unique, like author visits, while others recur annually, like the Literary Tea. Check back regularly to see what's coming up next!

Past Events

The 19th Annual Literary Tea
Guests enjoyed a full afternoon tea and hear David Carlson, professor and author of several nonfiction books and mystery novels, speak.

2019 Read-a-Thon
January 14 - February 25th
Kids pledged to read to support their school and their library!

Meet Chicago Radio Legend Mitch Michaels: November 3rd
Attendees met the man who helped define the Chicago radio landscape for over 45 years. We heard personal stories, including how Rod Stewart's hit single "Maggie May" wouldn't have happened without Mitch.

A sketch of the Reader statue

New at LCPL

Looking for something new? These titles have just hit our shelves!

Upcoming Events
Fri, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important... more
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Fri, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and... more
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Fri, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is... more
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.

Fri, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Seating Area
Receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.
This event is full

Fri, Oct 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Kids, K-5th grade, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage with yummy elotes (Mexican corn) and folk art projects from South America and Puerto... more
Kids, K-5th grade, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage with yummy elotes (Mexican corn) and folk art projects from South America and Puerto Rico. Registration required.

Sat, Oct 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art.... more
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art. $20 cash fee paid at the time of class covers all materials.

Canceled
Sat, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville
Join us for a storytime with a focus on mindfulness.

Sat, Oct 19, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas (rated PG) and make a craft. Please register: seats limited for the craft activity. Teens are... more
Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas (rated PG) and make a craft. Please register: seats limited for the craft activity. Teens are welcome to attend only for the movie without preregistering.

Sat, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and... more
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and conversation skills with the help of a bilingual guide.

Sat, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children in grades 1-5 will learn about simple circuits and make a flashlight out of a popsicle stick! Supplies are limited.... more
Children in grades 1-5 will learn about simple circuits and make a flashlight out of a popsicle stick! Supplies are limited. Registration required.

Sat, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart Library - Children's Area
Readers of all ages are invited to practice their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog.