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Merrillville


Branch manager
Erika


Address
1919 W. 81st Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
Tel: 219-769-3541

Hours

Mon, Aug 08 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Aug 09 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Aug 10 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Aug 11 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Aug 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 13 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 14 Closed

Upcoming Events
Thu, Aug 11, 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.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 11, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
The Friends Pre-Sale is from 4-7pm. You can pay to become a Friends Member at the door. Thousands of books, dvds, and cds are available at fantastic prices!

Fri, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
The Friends Book Sale is open to anyone interested in browsing through thousands of books, dvds, and cds-- all at fantastic prices!

Sat, Aug 13, 9:25am - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
The Friends Book Sale is open to anyone interested in browsing through thousands of books, dvds, and cds-- all at fantastic prices!

Sat, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John
Create your own marbled mugs using water and nail polish. Feel free to bring your own, not chunky, nail polish or a porcelain mug. All supplies will be provided. Space limited. Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
International Film Series. Adults only. Hebrew, Arabic, French, Italian, Yiddish, German, Ladino with English subtitles. 94 Minutes. Registration required.

Sat, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Need help on what to do with cover letters and resumes? Come on over to the library for some tips and advice. Available for both teens and adults. Must register first.

Mon, Aug 15, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
The leftover books from the Friends Fall Book Sale will be available for nonprofit organizations to pick up from 3:30 - 6pm.

Mon, Aug 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Keep some end of summer magic with these cute light up creations! Registration is Required. All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to all.

Mon, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children (currently in 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.

Mon, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
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.

Mon, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Your resume is the marketing piece that can help move you on to the interview stage. Learn about what you can do to create the best resume for the job you want and how to make it stand out.

Tue, Aug 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room,Hobart Zoom Room
Our August 2022 title is Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara. Pick up a copy at the Hobart branch to chat virtually or in person! Contact at hobart@lcplin.org for event details.

Tue, Aug 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Come in and try Minecraft Pi. Register ahead of time as seats are limited. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Tue, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Cedar Lake - 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, Aug 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hobart
Do you have a favorite book? Why not share that with others? Come to the Hobart library to discuss some of your favorite books, comic books, manga, or even all 3!

Rescheduled
Tue, Aug 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
New date Tuesday, August 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hobart
Do you have a favorite book? Why not share that with others? Come to the Hobart library to discuss some of your favorite books, comic books, manga, or even all 3!

Tue, Aug 16, 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, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
This free class, offered by Linda Bolan, will focus on the four parts of Medicare, enrollment requirements, deadlines, and Medicare fees and benefits.

Wed, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
An ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents. Now hunted, he goes on a cross-country journey to avoid captured. Not Rated. 136 min.

Wed, Aug 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
All teens are welcome at the monthly TAB meeting to discuss upcoming programs while earning volunteer hours. Please register.

Wed, Aug 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Lenni lives in the terminal ward at the hospital. The teenager has been told she’s dying, but still has plenty of living to do. She meets an 83-year-old, pajama-wearing rebel, who helps her.

Thu, Aug 18, 10:30am - 12:15pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's Classic Film Series selection starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Run-time: 101 minutes. Rated TV-PG Light refreshments will be served. Please register online.

Thu, Aug 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Book this session to learn the basic features of your iPad and how to access the library's free online catalog. Please remember to bring in your device and your email address, Apple ID and passwords.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 18, 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, Aug 18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville Branch - Genealogy Room
Ask library staff for help with basic genealogy questions and local genealogy research. We can only provide general research guidance for brick wall questions.

Thu, Aug 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster
Get ready to make a mess in our next adult craft night! This time we're experimenting with pour painting. No experience is necessary - just wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on!
This event is full

Sat, Aug 20, 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.

Sat, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
A selection of board games will be provided for you and fellow teens to play. Registration is required. Ages 12 - 18

Mon, Aug 22, 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!

Mon, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
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, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to create your own scarecrow decoration. Registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Ages 15 and up.

Mon, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Discover how the interview process has changed. Also, learn what you can do to prepare for face-to-face, virtual, or phone interviews.

Tue, Aug 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "My Last Continent" by Midge Raymond. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Tue, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abe Daré. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Tue, Aug 23, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Cedar Lake - 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, Aug 23, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Using the latest research findings, Dr. Luke Leisman of the University of Illinois Chicago Circle will discuss if there are galaxies we can't see and how galaxies form.

Wed, Aug 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Aug 24, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Learn the basic concepts to start your family tree research. This includes where do I start, what records do I need and how do I put everything together.

Thu, Aug 25, 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, Aug 25, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Daré. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Aug 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Jennifer Haigh's "Faith." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Aug 25, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the Wizard of Oz's premiere with a family viewing in the large meeting room. Rated G. 1 hr 52 min

Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create. Bring your own projects.
This event is full

Mon, Aug 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A poignant and unforgettable tale of five women living across three different times whose lives are all connected by one very special garden.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Aug 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
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, Aug 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room,Munster Zoom Room
Teens get volunteer hours! Help plan programs and projects at the library. Interested teens 12 - 18 can attend. Zoom available.

Tue, Aug 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea while getting creative with no pressure for perfection. Coloring materials provided. Ages 18 and over.

Tue, Aug 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Color, paint, draw, or bring your own art project! Supplies will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Ages 12-18.

Tue, Aug 30, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Cedar Lake - 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!

Wed, Aug 31, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Aug 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to everyone age 10+. Caretakers must stay in the room.

Wed, Aug 31, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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.

Thu, Sep 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!
This event is full

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 10:50am
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.
Registration opens Thursday, August 18 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Sep 01, 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. Patron must bring their device with them. Please register.

Thu, Sep 01, 11:00am - 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, Sep 01, 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, Sep 01, 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, Sep 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of The Midnight Lock, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for September. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Sep 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Celebrate beloved author and artist Ed Emberley's 91st birthday by making him a card! We will mail the cards in time for his birthday in October!

Thu, Sep 01, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Game master Milia will start the adventurers off in their new campaign. If you are a player looking for a D&D group or have always been curious about the game come join us!

Sat, Sep 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth - 6 and their family. We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Sat, Sep 03, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Transform a figure drawn on canvas into your own creation with personalized hair, dress, skin tone and background. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all materials.

Sat, Sep 03, 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.

Tue, Sep 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Sep 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Sep 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Sep 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Take a break from the thriving atmosphere of the library in the large meeting room. Spend the hour as quiet time with provided materials to help you relax (relaxation exercises, puzzles, brain games)

Tue, Sep 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 ahead of time.

Tue, Sep 06, 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.

Tue, Sep 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The inspirational true story of Kurt Warner, who overcomes years of challenges and setbacks to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. 1hr52min; PG

Tue, Sep 06, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy an afternoon movie with us! Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Tue, Sep 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Build your own taco using sugar cookies, mini chocolate bars, and more! All supplies will be provided. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Tue, Sep 06, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Cedar Lake - 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, Sep 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12.

Tue, Sep 06, 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.

Tue, Sep 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join Master Gardener Victoria Jostes as she teaches residents how to best grow native plants to support local wildlife! This program is done with the One State, One Story grant from Indiana Humanities

Wed, Sep 07, 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, Sep 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Sep 07, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Lake Station Zoom Room
Join us via zoom for a family storytime for children 2-6 and their caregivers, featuring stories, fingerplays, and songs that teach pre-reading skills. Please register with an email to take part.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 24 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Wed, Sep 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Homeschool students are invited to enjoy a social hour with board games and old school video games.

Wed, Sep 07, 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, Sep 07, 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Toddler and preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to an early literacy storytime filled with books, songs, and rhymes.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 24 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens, ages 12 to 18, will create prints with acrylic paint. Please wear clothes that can get paint on them.

Wed, Sep 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Each session will highlight a different artist- we will learn about their craft and try out their unique style for ourselves. 6 week program; sign up for all or choose individual sessions to attend
This event is full

Thu, Sep 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room A
Bring any low-mess craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, coloring, macrame, origami, jewelry-making) and enjoy meeting and sharing ideas with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Sep 08, 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, Sep 08, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Sep 08, 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.
Registration opens Thursday, August 25 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join this program (ages 8-14) and learn to help scientists working on actual scientific studies about wildlife populations around the world! Email address required to register!

Thu, Sep 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room,Munster Zoom Room
Teens (11-17 years old) back to school trivia game in-person and virtual. Have fun, have snacks (in-person) and pick-up a treat bag with back to school goodies. Registration required.

Sat, Sep 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Learn to paint on tiles with Sharpies and rubbing alcohol. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Rescheduled
Sat, Sep 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Saturday, September 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville
International Film Series. Adults only. Japanese with English subtitles. 112 Minutes. Registration required.

Sat, Sep 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us for a showing of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu! Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided. Must register! Ages 12-17. Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour and 44 minutes

Sat, Sep 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago
Toddler and preschool age children and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Registration for all children & adults attending is required.

Announcements: 

Walk-in hours are here! No appointment needed!

Curbside pickup is also still available.

We have a mix of virtual and in-person events. Check out the calendar to sign up!