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Science Research

Whether you've got a biology report due, or you're just curious, these science databases will help you find reliable, factual scientific information!

 

Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

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GreenFILE

Content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, sustainable agriculture, recycling, and more. (via INSPIRE

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INSPIRE

A searchable database of databases, free to all Indiana residents. INSPIRE works at any LCPL location, but you can also create an account confirming your Indiana residency for home access. More info on home access

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LCPL Catalog

Our very own catalog contains helpful materials for getting started in your research. Find Indiana-specific records and indexes, encyclopedias, newspapers, and more!

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National Geographic Virtual Library

A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
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Science In Context

In-depth articles, experiments, broad overviews, and biographies in every area of science from life sciences to space to technology. Tips for Using

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ScienceFlix

iPad/tablet ready science! Explore units on Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, Space, Biology, and Physics, each complete with articles, videos, quizzes, and experiments.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!

Upcoming Events
Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This class aims to help adults prepare to take the Citizenship test in Chicago at the USCIS office.

Wed, Jun 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the... more
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Learn how to fold strips of paper into paper stars and receive a jar to store them in!
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to make your own tiny art. Each participant will receive one tiny canvas and easel to create their artwork on.... more
Join us at the library to make your own tiny art. Each participant will receive one tiny canvas and easel to create their artwork on. Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Ages 12-18.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.

Wed, Jun 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or... more
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! 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, Jun 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
We'll watch episodes from an anime series. We'll also have art supplies on hand if you want to draw, sketch, or get creative or bring in... more
We'll watch episodes from an anime series. We'll also have art supplies on hand if you want to draw, sketch, or get creative or bring in your own sketchbook and projects to work on.

Wed, Jun 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Adventurers wanted! Join us for summer role-playing sessions featuring perilous quests, intrepid evil, and an unforgettable journey.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children and their families are invited to create and play with LEGO® in an hour of free play and fun. Finished creations will be... more
Children and their families are invited to create and play with LEGO® in an hour of free play and fun. Finished creations will be displayed in the library for the rest of the month!

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Following our SRP theme of adventure, children can come and "camp out" with us and watch Trolls 3 Band Together, and enjoy a snack!... more
Following our SRP theme of adventure, children can come and "camp out" with us and watch Trolls 3 Band Together, and enjoy a snack! Parts of the film will be interactive for everyone!

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens will create a mini aquarium snack with jello, candy, cookies, and more! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Teen Rainbow Club is a monthly social space for LGBTQIA+ teens & allies. Come for informal discussion, snacks, and crafts. Please register.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
In this program, children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Join us for a discussion of "The Old Place" by Bobby Finger.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Bring any low-mess craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, coloring, origami, jewelry-making) and enjoy meeting and sharing ideas... more
Bring any low-mess craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, coloring, origami, jewelry-making) and enjoy meeting and sharing ideas with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's classic film, Singin' in the Rain. Runtime: 1 hr 43 mins. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

Thu, Jun 20, 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, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
For this storytime babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to... more
For this storytime babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Kids, ages 6 and under, are invited to stop in and "go on a bear hunt" through our pre-k-friendly obstacle course.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register each... more
This is a storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register each child and adult planning to attend.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Register for this session to receive individualized tech help.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that... more
This is a 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. Please register all attending.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 11:15am - 12:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Program for toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver to participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities.... more
Program for toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver to participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Patrons are invited to watch a livestream conversation with Tiffany Jewell that highlights the inequities black and brown students face... more
Patrons are invited to watch a livestream conversation with Tiffany Jewell that highlights the inequities black and brown students face in education. Attendees will watch the event on a large screen.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Join a livestream chat with Tiffany Jewell about her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Using a Provisional Press we will use LEGO® blocks to design and print your own prints! There will be two sessions for this workshop... more
Using a Provisional Press we will use LEGO® blocks to design and print your own prints! There will be two sessions for this workshop since space is limited. Please only register for one session.
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Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
In this program, children will learn about local wildlife and the humane treatment of animals with a visit from Humane Indiana and their... more
In this program, children will learn about local wildlife and the humane treatment of animals with a visit from Humane Indiana and their wildlife ambassadors.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This program includes activities for children ages 6-11, including walking s'mores and camping bingo, that will be centered around our... more
This program includes activities for children ages 6-11, including walking s'mores and camping bingo, that will be centered around our indoor campfire.
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Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Using a Provisional Press we will use LEGO® blocks to design and print your own prints! There will be two sessions for this workshop... more
Using a Provisional Press we will use LEGO® blocks to design and print your own prints! There will be two sessions for this workshop since space is limited. Please only register for one session.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Embrace your inner sleuth and work to solve a mystery using a Hunt a Killer Moon mystery set. Each session will feature a new goal.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Board Room
Meeting of the Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
In this program, mapmakers will use different techniques to design their own world map!

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Learn about composting with a representative from the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Create a memory board of your adventures during our next adult craft night! Bring your own printed photos of times you've been on... more
Create a memory board of your adventures during our next adult craft night! Bring your own printed photos of times you've been on vacation or had an adventure, and we'll provide a board and pins.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us for Movie Fridays. Every Friday, a different family film will be shown.

Fri, Jun 21, 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... more
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, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
The whole family can enjoy a fun movie at the library! Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
After being kicked out of a rock band, a man becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it... more
After being kicked out of a rock band, a man becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. Runtime: 109 mins; rated PG-13.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Children are welcome to come and open play chess in our meeting room! Chess boards will be provided if you don't have one!

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Patrons are invited to relax and have fun with a movie showing, video games, and some snacks!

Sat, Jun 22, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
We will have a fairy tale adventure watching this matinee film while munching on popcorn and candy and drinking coffee, lemonade, or... more
We will have a fairy tale adventure watching this matinee film while munching on popcorn and candy and drinking coffee, lemonade, or water. Rated PG; 90 minute runtime.

Sat, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to play Bingo! All ages are welcome to play. Winners will be able to choose from a variety of small prizes.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a storytime for kids 4-5 years old, featuring stories, music and craft, that help develop early literacy skills. Attendees... more
Join us for a storytime for kids 4-5 years old, featuring stories, music and craft, that help develop early literacy skills. Attendees must register.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Families are welcome to bring a picnic-style lunch and enjoy a movie at the library each Monday during Summer Reading. Rated PG; 92... more
Families are welcome to bring a picnic-style lunch and enjoy a movie at the library each Monday during Summer Reading. Rated PG; 92 minute runtime.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 3-5, with caregivers, will interact at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and... more
Children ages 3-5, with caregivers, will interact at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and other skills. Play also nurtures creativity. 
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Bring the whole family! The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members can move around, talk, and sing. Snacks... more
Bring the whole family! The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members can move around, talk, and sing. Snacks are welcome! Rated PG; 114 minute runtime.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come learn about landfills, how they are built, and the importance of their layers.

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The Book Buddies book club will be discussing "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig.

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Come join us for some fun experimenting with technology and playing around with robotics!

Mon, Jun 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us to learn some great camp songs and have a snack!

Mon, Jun 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Record your summer of adventures by journaling! You can submit (2) photos to hobart@lcplin.org the week prior, and we will print them in... more
Record your summer of adventures by journaling! You can submit (2) photos to hobart@lcplin.org the week prior, and we will print them in color for you to add that personal touch.

Mon, Jun 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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... more
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, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Join us to get the facts about vaping and how it presents an increased risk of health challenges to your lungs. Presented by... more
Join us to get the facts about vaping and how it presents an increased risk of health challenges to your lungs. Presented by HealthVisions Midwest.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music,... more
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
In this program, children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth-23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music,... more
Babies and toddlers, birth-23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us and bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, & music that teach early literacy... more
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, & music that teach early literacy skills. In person craft time will follow the storytime.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Parents and caregivers of children, birth-23 months, are welcome to chat with one another and enjoy a refreshment while children explore... more
Parents and caregivers of children, birth-23 months, are welcome to chat with one another and enjoy a refreshment while children explore with books and puzzles! Registration is required.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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... more
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.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music,... more
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.  
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program for babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes,... more
This is a storytime program for babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Join us for a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and an in person craft that teach pre-reading skills. This... more
Join us for a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and an in person craft that teach pre-reading skills. This program is for kids 4 to 6 years of age and their caregivers.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health): Learn about physical activity, healthy food choices and enjoy a free snack and gift each... more
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health): Learn about physical activity, healthy food choices and enjoy a free snack and gift each week. Ages 8-13. Parents may attend as well. Lesson: 30 minutes.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post" by Allison Pataki. Copies are available at the... more
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post" by Allison Pataki. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Virtual Between the Lines Book Club will read The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Books for this discussion can be picked up... more
The Virtual Between the Lines Book Club will read The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Have you seen people playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and want to try it yourself? We will be playing the fantasy RPG "Dragonbane",... more
Have you seen people playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and want to try it yourself? We will be playing the fantasy RPG "Dragonbane", a game similar to D&D. Beginners are welcome. For ages 12-18.

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can join us to paint your own book tote. All supplies are included. Dress for a messy time!
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #3
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Join us at the library to create friendship bracelets. Make one for yourself and one to share! All supplies provided. Please register.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join the Calumet Astronomical Society to learn about various topics on the cosmos!

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers birth to 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books,... more
Babies and toddlers birth to 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join fellow baby and toddler caregivers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is... more
Join fellow baby and toddler caregivers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not required.

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the... more
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Jun 26, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Students learn about the layers of the soil, how soil is made, and how bugs are essential while we enjoy eating a little soil. "Soil"... more
Students learn about the layers of the soil, how soil is made, and how bugs are essential while we enjoy eating a little soil. "Soil" will contain dairy and gluten. Please call ahead with questions.
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Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens (ages 12-18) are invited to compete in the library's obstacle course. Teens will test their speed, endurance, and problem solving... more
Teens (ages 12-18) are invited to compete in the library's obstacle course. Teens will test their speed, endurance, and problem solving skills. Registration is required.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Photographer Carol Estes will lead a workshop on making cyanotype prints - which is a 170 year old process that produces artistic prints... more
Photographer Carol Estes will lead a workshop on making cyanotype prints - which is a 170 year old process that produces artistic prints in a greenish-blue tint.
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Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends... more
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
An interactive program where children will learn about careers with a ranger from the Indiana Dunes National Park!

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Photographer Carol Estes will lead a workshop on making cyanotype prints - which is a 170 year old process that produces artistic prints... more
Photographer Carol Estes will lead a workshop on making cyanotype prints - which is a 170 year old process that produces artistic prints in a greenish-blue tint.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or... more
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! 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, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Twin Oaks Park
Join us at Twin Oaks Park for a storytime in the park. This family storytime welcomes children ages 2-6 and their family members to... more
Join us at Twin Oaks Park for a storytime in the park. This family storytime welcomes children ages 2-6 and their family members to enjoy stories, songs, and fun.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a game night for the grown ups. We will have board games and the Nintendo Wii/Switch.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
We're decorating coasters with stunning landscape designs using diamond painting! Space is limited. Registration is required for all... more
We're decorating coasters with stunning landscape designs using diamond painting! Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees.
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Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
This program teaches all about backyard composting. Participants will learn about the proper ratio of brown and green material, as well... more
This program teaches all about backyard composting. Participants will learn about the proper ratio of brown and green material, as well as the other requirements for a successful compost.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Children ages birth - 3, and their families, are invited to this program where they can explore and play with a variety of blocks. Block... more
Children ages birth - 3, and their families, are invited to this program where they can explore and play with a variety of blocks. Block play helps children develop motor and problem solving skills.

Thu, Jun 27, 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, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Meeting Room A
All Ability: Hangout is a program designed for adults with special needs. Each session we will read picture books and do an activity... more
All Ability: Hangout is a program designed for adults with special needs. Each session we will read picture books and do an activity centered around a theme. Caretakers must stay in the room.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we read a story and enjoy sensory supporting stations of play. Space is limited. Please register every child and adult attending.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines book discussion group will read The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Books for this discussion can be picked... more
The Between the Lines book discussion group will read The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A,Merrillville Zoom Room
Justin Clark, Digital Initiatives Director, IHB, Indiana State Library and Emily McGuire with the National Digital Newspaper Program... more
Justin Clark, Digital Initiatives Director, IHB, Indiana State Library and Emily McGuire with the National Digital Newspaper Program will share how newspapers can be used for research and genealogy.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Eleanor Brown's "Any Other Family." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children, ages 6-11, are invited to excavate dinos and more!
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Join us and play video games from across the decades during our summer game fest!

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A selection of board games (and snacks!) will be provided for you and fellow teens to play. A Nintendo Switch will be available with... more
A selection of board games (and snacks!) will be provided for you and fellow teens to play. A Nintendo Switch will be available with multiple games. Registration is required. Ages 12 - 18

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:55pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Calling all Dungeons & Dragons players: learn how to be a Dungeon Master with our resident librarian DMs!

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 27, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
New date Thursday, June 20, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville
Meeting of the Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for stories, songs, and dancing! Wear your pajamas if you wish.

Fri, Jun 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a movie projected on the big screen!

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us for Movie Fridays. Every Friday, a different family film will be shown.

Fri, Jun 28, 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... more
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, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
An action-packed adventure, Strange World introduces a legendary family of explorers as they attempt to navigate an uncharted,... more
An action-packed adventure, Strange World introduces a legendary family of explorers as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land. Runtime: 102 mins; rated PG.

Fri, Jun 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart Branch - Children's Area
Meet and read to a local LCC K-9 comfort dog and its handler. LCC K-9 comfort dogs show kindness and calm to people throughout the... more
Meet and read to a local LCC K-9 comfort dog and its handler. LCC K-9 comfort dogs show kindness and calm to people throughout the community and beyond, making them excellent listeners.