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Fill out the form below to register for your LCPL eCard and gain instant access to all of Lake County Public Library's online materials!

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Upcoming Events
Thu, Nov 14, All day
Griffith-Calumet Library
Kids, preschool to 5 grade, pick-up a turkey coloring sheet at Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch and use your imagination to create the... more
Kids, preschool to 5 grade, pick-up a turkey coloring sheet at Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch and use your imagination to create the perfect disguise for your turkey. Turn in entries by 11/22/19.

Thu, Nov 14, 9:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic... more
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information to prepare for American citizenship.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, music activities, crafts, and more.... more
Toddlers 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, music activities, crafts, and more. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a special storytime where we read Dyer/Schererville Branch Staff's favorite picture books. Ages 2-5 are welcome to attend... more
Join us for a special storytime where we read Dyer/Schererville Branch Staff's favorite picture books. Ages 2-5 are welcome to attend with their caregivers.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Nov 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Learn about Medicare--from the the basics to upcoming changes.

Thu, Nov 14, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland - Quiet Study Room
Every Thursday, in the Study Room, 2020 Census recruiters will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Thu, Nov 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children in grades K-6 will have fun making their own unique LEGO® creations. The only requirement is imagination!

Thu, Nov 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Children and their families are welcome at this special storytime. Come enjoy some fun picture books and a simple craft.

Thu, Nov 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Thu, Nov 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Young LEGO® builders are invited to use their imagination and build with the library's LEGO® bricks. Please register all attendees... more
Young LEGO® builders are invited to use their imagination and build with the library's LEGO® bricks. Please register all attendees so we may be able to count you in our attendance.

Thu, Nov 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Children in grades K-6 are invited to join us for one hour of LEGO® building. Bring your friends, but please leave your own LEGOS® at... more
Children in grades K-6 are invited to join us for one hour of LEGO® building. Bring your friends, but please leave your own LEGOS® at home.

Thu, Nov 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Vecino, meaning "neighbor," is a series of classes to help non-native English speakers improve their understanding of various important... more
Vecino, meaning "neighbor," is a series of classes to help non-native English speakers improve their understanding of various important topics.

Thu, Nov 14, 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Circle of Readers Book Discussion

Fri, Nov 15, 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, Nov 15, 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!
This event is full

Fri, Nov 15, 11:30am - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Ken Schoon, presents Swedish Settlements Herb Smith - Beginner Swedish Geneology

Fri, Nov 15, 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.

Sat, Nov 16, All day
Griffith-Calumet Library
Kids, preschool to 5 grade, pick-up a turkey coloring sheet at Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch and use your imagination to create the... more
Kids, preschool to 5 grade, pick-up a turkey coloring sheet at Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch and use your imagination to create the perfect disguise for your turkey. Turn in entries by 11/22/19.

Sat, Nov 16, 9:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Quiet Study Room
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues and... more
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues and share ideas for legislation for the 2020 legislative session.

Sat, Nov 16, 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.
This event is full

Sat, Nov 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Make knitted hats using looms & yarn provided. No experience is necessary--it's fast & easy.

Sat, Nov 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
DS: Children's Area
Children will have the opportunity to read to one of the dogs (accompanied by their trainers). The dogs are provided through Power Paws... more
Children will have the opportunity to read to one of the dogs (accompanied by their trainers). The dogs are provided through Power Paws for Kids, a non-profit organization. All ages welcome.

Sat, Nov 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens, come by the library to create your own faux stained glass artwork using different designs and paint! All supplies will be... more
Teens, come by the library to create your own faux stained glass artwork using different designs and paint! All supplies will be included. Ages 11-17. Please register.

Sat, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children in grades 1-5 will construct various 3D forms and make a pair of cool 3D glasses. Supplies are limited. Registration required.

Sat, Nov 16, 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.

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Hang out at the library like it's your living room. We provide the video games & board games...you bring your family to join in on the... more
Hang out at the library like it's your living room. We provide the video games & board games...you bring your family to join in on the fun! All ages are welcome!

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Teens, come learn how you can make your own candles! You can add them to your decor or give them as gifts. Registration required.

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Small Study Room
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues,... more
State Representative Ragen Hatcher will be holding open office hours for constituents to voice concerns on community or state issues, and hear ideas for legislation for the 2020 legislative session.