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Lake Station-New Chicago

We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day holiday

Branch manager
Kate

We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day holiday

Address
2007 Central Ave.
Lake Station, IN 46405
Tel: 219-962-2409

Hours

We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day holiday
Mon, Jun 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 03 Closed

Upcoming Events
Wed, Jun 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Registration for all attending required.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jun 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us in learning about the environment from the Lake County Solid Waste Management's Environmobile.

Wed, Jun 29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jun 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The Great Barrier Reef-Learn how this amazing sanctuary has endured for thousands of years and will continue to do so far into the future. 43min

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Monday, July 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Munster
Teens get ready for Plastic Free July by making a T-Shirt bag. Bring a T-Shirt you'd like to turn into a bag and learn about plastic. Extra T-Shirts will be available. Must register.

Wed, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Does your child need help with reading and comprehension skills? Book Buddies is a great literacy program that pairs teens with kids to work on fun activities and improve their skills.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Branch - Meeting Room A
Are you a teen looking to earn some volunteer hours? Love reading and working with kids? Become a Book Buddy!
This event is full

Wed, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Coloring isn’t just for kids! Coloring can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve motor skills and focus, and boost creativity! Supplies will be provided.

Wed, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Teens are invited to help implement programs that you would like to attend and think of services the library should offer. Ages 12 – 18.

Wed, Jun 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Create your own modeling clay starfish. Supplies provided. Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jun 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included this this storytime for children and their family members.

Thu, Jun 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:15am - 1:15pm
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 company of others.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Whisper Network" by Chandler Baker. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. All attendees (child & adult) must register.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Lake Station Zoom Room,Large Meeting Room
Erin from Erin's Farm will be joining us via zoom to show participants around her farm on a virtual field trip. Participants can watch from our Large Meeting Room, or log on to the call via Zoom.

Thu, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
From beavers to dragonflies, learn from the national park rangers about the plants and animals that make the wetland and other ecosystems at Indiana Dunes National Park their home.

Thu, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children 6-11 will make a sand painting and layer colored sand in a bottle. All materials provided. Wear clothes you can get messy in. Registration opens May 29th, please register all attending.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
School-age children who have completed Kindergarten will create an ocean craft. Registration Required.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 30, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Board Room
Meeting of the Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees

Thu, Jun 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us for green screen fun at the library! You will be able to write your own skits and perform, while learning how to use the green screen technology. Ages 12-18.

Thu, Jun 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens will collaborate on a Choose Your Own Adventure story with an ocean-side twist. The writing will begin June 30 and continue on July 28. Registration is required. Ages 12 to 18.

Fri, Jul 01, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Circ Desk
Drop-in scavenger hunt in the children's area all month long. Participants get a small prize.

Fri, Jul 01, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Circ Desk
Come to the library and let the story lead you on an adventure. Children and their parents will follow each page of the story on a walk around the library. Available all month long!

Fri, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as new titles.

Sat, Jul 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Bring your current projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) for an opportunity to chat and create! Other attendees would be happy to instruct on crochet as needed.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Merrillville - Middle Level Information Desk
Do you like puzzles? Looking for a fun way to pass the time? Try a Samurai Sudoku today! It's just like Sudoku, but with five puzzles in one! Available all week long while supplies last!

Tue, Jul 05, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a take-home craft. Anyone present in the room must register individually.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Storytime via Zoom featuring stories, fingerplays, other activities and a craft (available for pick up) that support important pre-reading skills for kids 2-6. Email address required.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and a craft. Must register.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:30am - 12:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Travel with us to historic sites in the United States including the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. Refreshments will be served. Please Register.

Tue, Jul 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Paul Atreides must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. 2h35min; PG13

Tue, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this thrilling action movie with us! Seating is limited.

Tue, Jul 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Learn the ice dyeing technique and then make your own ice dyed creation! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12.

Tue, Jul 05, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Tue, Jul 05, 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to wear pajamas in an early literacy storytime filled with books, songs, and rhymes.

Tue, Jul 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Wed, Jul 06, 9:30am - 9:50am
Munster - Munster Zoom Room
This Zoom lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Munster - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregiver, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult caregiver. Please register each baby, child, teen & adult attending.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Zoom Room
Preschool children 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a family story time via zoom. Please register with an email to take part.

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 3:00pm
Hobart - New Books and Magazine Area
Stop by to learn about all the services offered by Indiana's Office of the Attorney General such as identifying and handling unclaimed property, consumer protection, and how to avoid scams.

Wed, Jul 06, 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult caregiver. This is a repeat of the 11:30 class. Please register.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 06, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jul 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp Branch - Public Table
Folks of all ages are invited to a fun afternoon of Scrabble. Increase your vocabulary while having a great time! Bring a friend!

Wed, Jul 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Tweens, ages 10 to 13, can learn to use the library's green screen. Registration is required. Masks must be worn during the program.

Wed, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Come on to the library and play some video games! We have Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and more! Must sign up first!

Wed, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Paint your own sea creatures using wood cut-outs. Supplies provided. Be prepared to get messy. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Enjoy a night of fun trivia for the whole family! Compete in teams of 1-4 players, registration is required for all players.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Start Month 2 of Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program with more water themed trivia. Another 4 rounds with forms and power point to play along. Play in groups or on your own!

Thu, Jul 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room,Meeting Room A
Kids ages 6 months and up will enjoy interacting with blocks at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and other skills.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Baby storytime is a half hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:15am - 1:15pm
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 company of others.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:30am - 11:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Baby storytime is a half hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jul 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Learn about recycling and the environment with Lake County Solid Waste Management's Enviromobile.

Canceled
Thu, Jul 07, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Dyer-Schererville
Families are invited to participate in a family story time via Zoom. Please register with an email to take part.

Thu, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Through H2O experiments and hands-on activities, children will learn more about water! Wear old clothes. Registration is required. Registration opens May 29th.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Come hang out and play some games! We provide the video games & board games...you bring your friends & family to join in on the fun! All ages.

Thu, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of All the Devils are Here, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for July. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Jul 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Are you a fan of anime or manga? Come to the Lake Station-New Chicago's Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch and to discuss your favorite manga. Ages 12-18.

Thu, Jul 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Dive into Oceans, a spectacular story about remarkable creatures under the sea. Join us as we take a trip below the water's surface and enjoy a snack. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster Branch - Children's Area
Children of all ages and reading levels will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer. Registration of all attendees is required.

Fri, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Friendship grows between a sea monster disguised as a human and a human being. Enjoy a movie at the library! Children must be attend with an adult. Rated PG; 101 minutes. Registration required.

Fri, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as new titles.

Fri, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a movie projected on the big screen!

Sat, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
All children and their families are invited to come and read to these certified therapy dogs. Please Register.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
International Film Series. Adults only. Icelandic with English subtitles. 109 Minutes. Registration and masks required.

Sat, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us for a showing of Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse! Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided. Must register! Ages 12-17 Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Mon, Jul 11, 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 pre-literacy skills.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago Library - Lobby
Technology can be tricky...Come to the library to see if we can help you with the issues you are having with your device.

Mon, Jul 11, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
2 & 3 year olds, with a caregiver, will enjoy stories, fingerplays, music & take home craft that help develop early literacy skills. Please register each baby, child, teen, and adult attending.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 11, 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
2 & 3 year olds, with a caregiver, will enjoy stories, fingerplays, music & take home craft that help develop early literacy skills. This is a repeat of the 11:30 class Please register each in group.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The Thursday Murder Club is an intelligent mystery about a group of senior citizens who find themselves in the center of a murder investigation.

Mon, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
International Film Series. Adults only. Icelandic with English subtitles. 109 Minutes. Registration and masks required.

Mon, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for kids 4-6 years old, featuring stories, music and take home craft, that help develop early literacy skills. Must register.

Mon, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Play Scrabble or other games with friends and meet new ones. Games will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Join the fun!

Mon, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Munster
Teens get ready for Plastic Free July by making a T-Shirt bag. Bring a T-Shirt you'd like to turn into a bag and learn about plastic. Extra T-Shirts will be available. Must register.

Mon, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Meet the sharks of the Texas Aquarium and talk with a shark keeper about what makes a shark special, and why it's important to conserve them! Email address required to register!

Mon, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Teens are welcome to join us for our Oreo® Cookie Taste Test Challenge! Registration is required. Ages 11-17. You will need to bring your own blindfold.

Mon, Jul 11, 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Parking Lot
Experience painting outdoors with a lakefront view. Please wear/bring appropriate painting clothing. We will be using acrylic paints. *Please register!*

Mon, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Teens are invited to help the Highland branch create projects and programs that you would like to attend. Ages 12 – 18.

Mon, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Come build something with the library's LEGO® blocks! Please sign up everyone who will be in room.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Registration required for each person in the room. Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 2-3.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take-home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5. Please register for every person planning to attend.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Children who have completed Kindergarten and older will take a hand at cartography as we explore sea monster myths.

Tue, Jul 12, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Monthly discussion.

Tue, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 6-11 may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting. Please register.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children (grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project.

Tue, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Come enjoy a movie, popcorn, and play bingo to win prizes! Ages 12-18.

Tue, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Learn to code by playing Minecraft, Hour of Code, or even making your own games. Recommended for grades 6th thru 12th. Beginners welcome!

Tue, Jul 12, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Tue, Jul 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children grades K-6 are invited to the library where they will make their own stuffed animal, learn about the real life animals, and make their own book about their new stuffed animal friend.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
We are proud to be hosting a support, education, & social space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome.

Tue, Jul 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Welcome back to Great Decisions! During this program we'll watch a video produced by the Foreign Policy Association about foreign policy issues and discuss what we've learned.

Wed, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
Munster - Children's Program Room
Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. All attendees (child & adult) must register.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 29 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Zoom Room
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Wed, Jul 13, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children, birth - 23 months with an adult caregiver. Must register.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 13, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring books, fingerplays, music and take-home craft that help develop pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register all children and adults attending. Registration opens May 1st.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 13, 11:30am - 11:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Children 2 & 3 years of age, and their caregivers, are invited to a toddler storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, and songs that teach early literacy skills.

Wed, Jul 13, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Buster Keaton was the original stunt man performing all his daring scenes himself. Join us for some silent fun! Families are welcome. Please register all children and adults who plan to attend.

Wed, Jul 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
We will be watching the first episodes of an anime show.

Wed, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Write a secret message in a bottle. Supplies provided. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Tweens and Teens, ages 8 to 15, can join this hour-long interactive program that encourages conservation and STEAM.

Wed, Jul 13, 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Create colorful mosaics of ocean creatures out of beans and paint. Registration is Required. All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to all.

Wed, Jul 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join the Page Turners Book Club as we discuss "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. Books will be available at the St. John Branch check out desk.

Wed, Jul 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join us for a fun evening of crafting! We will be making some fun and easy Ocean themed crafts. Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees.

Thu, Jul 14, 10:00am - 11:40am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's Classic Film showing - Titanic. The 1953 film stars Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, and Audrey Dalton. Runtime: 98 minutes Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 14, 11:15am - 1:15pm
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 company of others.

Thu, Jul 14, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and other skills.

Thu, Jul 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
Join us on ZOOM to learn about sea life and conservation. Presentation from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Must register with email and have a device capable of running ZOOM.

Thu, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Merrillville - Children's Zoom Room
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime celebrating Summer Fun! This session will last 20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Children ages 6-11 will learn about recycling and make a jellyfish craft out of recycled materials. Please register all who plan to come in the room. Registration opens June 1st.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us to paint ocean themes and enjoy some treats while you do it.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
A hurricane is forming in the Atlantic! Work with fellow meteorologists to track its course and prepare the coast for an emergency situation! Grades 3-6. Email address required to register!

Thu, Jul 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the Lake Station-New Chicago Library to make an ocean themed painting. Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Ages 12-18.

Thu, Jul 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Use pony beads to make a fun bead buddy. Ages 12 to 18. Registration is required.

Thu, Jul 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Watch Disney's Little Mermaid like you never have before. Families will have a blast interacting with the movie using props and activities. Snacks will be provided. Must register.

Fri, Jul 15, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Join us to make your very own tie-dye t-shirt. We will supply the dye colors, please bring a pre-washed white t-shirt.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as new titles.

Fri, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Join us for some aquatic themed games. Caution! You may get wet!!

Fri, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Bring the whole family and join us for Bingo!

Fri, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - The Libratory,Meeting Room A
Can you guide our robots through the obstacle courses?

Sat, Jul 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville Library - Courtyard
The courtyard in the children's section will be open to the public today! Children and their families can drop by any time during these two hours to enjoy our storywalk and relax in the courtyard.

Sat, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Tweens can join a discussion about "A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean!" by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats. Ages 10-13. Registration is required.

Sat, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Bring your craft projects from home and join us to chat with fellow crafters and work on your project without the interruptions of home. All are welcome.

Mon, Jul 18, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
De-stress and relax with pencils and coloring sheets provided by the library -- or bring your own!

Canceled
Mon, Jul 18, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Dyer-Schererville
You must have a device capable of running Zoom and provide a valid email address. Laptop, tablet, or smart phone require to access this program.

Mon, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come enjoy this inspiring documentary! Registration is required.

Mon, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us in learning about the environment from the Lake County Solid Waste Management's Environmobile.

Mon, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
A selection of board and card games will be provided for you and fellow teens to play. Registration are required. Ages 12 - 18

Mon, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Teens will create an under the sea canvas painting. All materials will be provided. Must register.

Tue, Jul 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Registration required for each person in the room. Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, and music
This event is full

Tue, Jul 19, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a take-home craft. Anyone present in the room must register individually.

Tue, Jul 19, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room,Children's Program Room
Our July 2022 title is The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict. Pick up a copy at the Hobart branch to join us for a chat virtually or in person! Contact at hobart@lcplin.org for event details.

Tue, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Build a LEGO® race car, check it's performance on the track, tweak it to your satisfaction, then race the other cars! Please register all who plan to come in the room. Registration opens June 1st.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Can you outwit a Reference Librarian? Tweens are welcome to join forces to challenge the librarian and become champions of our ultimate trivia tournament.

Tue, Jul 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring the whole family and cheer Moana on as she braves the ocean to save her people's home. Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Tue, Jul 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Have a favorite T-shirt that you can't wear but don't want to let go of? Learn how to make it into something new! Children K-5 are invited to do this upcycle craft program in our Large Meeting Room.

Tue, Jul 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Welcome back to Great Decisions! During this program we'll watch a video produced by the Foreign Policy Association about foreign policy issues and discuss what we've learned.

Wed, Jul 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
This 20-minute lap-sit session uses songs and rhymes to foster early child development. Anyone present in the room must register individually.

Wed, Jul 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program with the monthly film. The Perfect Storm is rated PG-13 and 130 minutes.

Wed, Jul 20, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 20, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult caregiver. Please register each baby, child, teen & adult attending.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 20, 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult caregiver. This is a repeat of the 11:30 class. Please register.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 20, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jul 20, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Children in grades K-6th will be making sand art bottles with messages inside! All supplies provided.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Does your child need help with reading and comprehension skills? Book Buddies is a great literacy program that pairs teens with kids to work on fun activities and improve their skills.

Wed, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Are you a teen looking to earn some volunteer hours? Love reading and working with kids? Become a Book Buddy!

Wed, Jul 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Tweens, ages 10 to 13, can make small charms with Perler beads and turn them into keychains. Registration is required.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville
Hey, teens! Got any old and scratched CDs you need to get rid of? Any old disks you're never going to use again? Don't just toss them; we can show you how to recycle them into something cool!

Wed, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart library - Behind the branch, grass area
Remember that old wooden fire truck in the kids section of the library? Well now you get to paint it in a way you want! All supplies will be provided. Must register first!

Wed, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Learn the technique of scrape painting and create your own underwater scene. Be prepared to get messy. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Create your own jellyfish out of a paper lantern, tissue paper, beads, ribbon, and more! All supplies will be provided. Ages 12-18.

Wed, Jul 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Show off your Disney knowledge at Disney Trivia. Trivia for ages 7 to 11 years old. Top winners will win a prize. Feel free to dress Disney-themed.

Wed, Jul 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Laurel is trying to put her life back together. It's been 10 years since her daughter disappeared, 7 years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie's case was unearthed.

Thu, Jul 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join us for a morning of fun and relaxing crafting!

Thu, Jul 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dyer-Schererville Library - East Parking Lot
Explore a real fire truck and beat the heat with the spray from the Schererville Fire Department's tallest and biggest hose. Bring a towel and wear your swimsuit.

Thu, Jul 21, 11:15am - 1:15pm
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 company of others.

Thu, Jul 21, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Zoom Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included in this storytime for children and their family members.

Thu, Jul 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Make a cyanotype print using a chemical solution, found objects, and the sun's rays. Registration required. Please wear clothing that can be stained! Ages 12-18.

Thu, Jul 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A,Merrillville Zoom Room
Learn tips and tools for successful searching online. Learn about browsers, search engines, WorldCat, Google books, PERSI, and more. Email address required to register!

Thu, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 6-11 will use acrylic paints on rocks and sea shells. Paint a fish, another sea creature, or anything you want! Please wear old clothes that you can get messy in! Must register.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Teens are invited to help implement programs that you would like to attend and think of services the library should offer. Ages 12 – 18.

Thu, Jul 21, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and their caregivers are invited to a special evening program where participants will hear stories, do finger plays, sing songs, and take part in other pre-literacy activities.

Thu, Jul 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 friends & family to join in on the fun! All ages.

Thu, Jul 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
All teens are welcome at the monthly TAB meeting to discuss upcoming programs while earning volunteer hours. Masks must be worn during the program. Ages 12-18. Please register.

Thu, Jul 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Make a watercolor painting with Gary Price! All supplies will be provided. Be sure to wear clothing you don't mind getting watercolor on!

Fri, Jul 22, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Learn defensive driving techniques, safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members. To register, call Jeanette Pike of AARP at 219-949-6307.

Fri, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Dory suffers from memory loss, but she knows that she is separated from her parents and sets out to find them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rated PG; 103 minutes. Registration required.

Fri, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as new titles.

Fri, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a showing of Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home. Bring small snacks and drinks or popcorn and lemonade will be available. Registration required. PG-13; 148 minutes

Fri, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us for old favorites as well as new titles.

Sat, Jul 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Create a unique painting with assistance from local artist Mary Stang-Helm. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all materials. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Sat, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring an old (or new) t-shirt and learn how to make a fun, fringed beach bag! No sewing skills required! Registration Required.

Sat, Jul 23, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Come join us for a viewing of Finding Nemo

Sat, Jul 23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
We are proud to be hosting a support, education, & social space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome.

Mon, Jul 25, 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 pre-literacy skills.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 25, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
2 & 3 year olds, with a caregiver, will enjoy stories, fingerplays, music & take home craft that help develop early literacy skills. Please register each baby, child, teen, and adult attending.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 25, 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
2 & 3 year olds, with a caregiver, will enjoy stories, fingerplays, music & take home craft that help develop early literacy skills. This is a repeat of the 11:30 class Please register each in group.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Registration required for each person in the room. Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 2-3.

Mon, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
Join us for a virtual storytime for ages 4-5 years old!

Mon, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Play Scrabble or other games with friends and meet new ones. Games will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Join the fun!

Mon, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air & 8 extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Jul 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B),Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Library is YOUR library. Help your local library create programs and initiatives that help and interest you. We'll brainstorm and discuss ways to improve teen programs.

Mon, Jul 25, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - The Libratory
Come learn the basics of how to start a podcast!

Mon, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Inviting teens, ages 12 – 18, to join us as we create calming glitter jars. All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Mon, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Calling all teen Anime and Manga fans! Come out and join other Anime fans as we watch a couple Anime episodes, do a fun activity and have snacks.

Tue, Jul 26, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take-home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5. Please register for every person planning to attend.

Tue, Jul 26, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee & tea while getting creative with no pressure for perfection. Coloring materials provided. Ages 18 and over.

Tue, Jul 26, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room
Family storytime for young children and their caregivers. We will enjoy stories and songs in this half-hour session designed to foster pre-reading skills.

Tue, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Tue, Jul 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Tue, Jul 26, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Tue, Jul 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
School age children and their families are invited to create and play with lego in an hour of free play and fun.

Tue, Jul 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Families will make musical instruments out of a variety of recycled and craft materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register everyone who plans to come in the room.

Tue, Jul 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us as we discuss Aimee Nezhukumatathil's book "World of Wonders:" This is a special event made possible by Indiana Humanities and the One State, One Story program. Grab a copy at Merrillville!

Wed, Jul 27, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring books, fingerplays, music and take-home craft that help develop pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register all children and adults attending. Registration opens May 1st.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 27, 11:30am - 11:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
4 and 5 year old children and their caregivers are invited to an early literacy storytime, featuring books, fingerplays, and songs that teach pre-reading skills.

Wed, Jul 27, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Registration required for each person in the room. Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Wed, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
An in-depth look at the lives of HUMPBACK WHALES and the challenges they face to avoid extinction. Narrated by Ewan McGregor. 40 min.

Wed, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Lake Station Zoom Room
Join us via zoom for our 4s & 5s storytime, featuring stories, fingerplays, and songs that teach pre-reading skills. Please register with an email to take part.

Wed, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children who have completed kindergarten are invited to this racing challenge. Who can build the fastest LEGO® car? Work on your creation, and then race to the finish line! Registration required.

Wed, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us as we discuss Aimee Nezhukumatathil's book "World of Wonders:" This is a special event made possible by Indiana Humanities and the One State, One Story program. Grab a copy at Merrillville!

Wed, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Does your child need help with reading and comprehension skills? Book Buddies is a great literacy program that pairs teens with kids to work on fun activities and improve their skills.

Wed, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Are you a teen looking to earn some volunteer hours? Love reading and working with kids? Become a Book Buddy!

Wed, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Like the popular streaming show "Nailed It," teens will try to recreate an edible masterpiece to see who does it best. We'll sample the delicious desserts when we're done. Must register to attend.

Wed, Jul 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Create a mermaid jar using Mod Podge and cut-outs. Be prepared to get messy. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Children ages 5 to 12 will be able to create their very own Sharknado. We will use some recycled materials for the creation. All supplies will be included.

Wed, Jul 27, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included in this storytime for children and their family members.

Thu, Jul 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Jul 28, 11:15am - 1:15pm
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 company of others.

Thu, Jul 28, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Jul 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Jul 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Jane Harper's "The Dry." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Jul 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Children in grades K-6th are welcome to join our cardboard challenge as we use our imaginations to create ocean creatures of your choice using recyclable materials!
This event is full

Thu, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Explore optical illusions, find the differences and more! Must register. Registration opens June 26th.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a scavenger hunt around the library and win some prizes! Ages 12-18.

Thu, Jul 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Registration required. Young builders are invited to join the club and use their creativity! LEGO® blocks are supplied by the library.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens will collaborate on a Choose Your Own Adventure story with an ocean-side twist. The writing will begin June 30 and continue on July 28. Registration is required. Ages 12 to 18.

Thu, Jul 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to learn the basics of working with embossing powder. Registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Ages 15 and up.

Thu, Jul 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Looking for a fun evening with your buddies and fellow anime-lovers? Then this is the program for you! We'll be watching episodes of some of your favorite anime. Come join us!

Thu, Jul 28, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included in this storytime for children and their family members.

Fri, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as new titles.

Announcements: 

Walk-in hours are here! No appointment needed!

Curbside pickup is also still available.

We are hosting virtual and in-person events! Check out the calendar to sign up.