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St. John


Branch manager
Holly


Address
9450 Wicker Ave.
St. John, IN 46373
Tel: 219-365-5379

Hours

Mon, Jun 17 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed

Upcoming Events
Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:45am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 and prepare children for school.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children ages 2 & 3, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all children and adults attending.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, music, and a craft that teaches early literacy skills. Please register all attending.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
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.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
In this program, toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 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 not required.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room,Programming Room
Our June 2024 book chat title is "Wonderland Creek" by Lynn Austin. Pick up a copy at the Hobart Branch to chat! Contact hobart@lcplin.org or (219) 942-2243 for more details.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
During this storytime 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.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 2-4 are invited to join us in the Children's Programming Room to play with unique toys and socialize.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 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 week. Ages 8-13. Parents may attend as well. Lesson: 30 minutes.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us for this series of cross-stitch events. Learn some basic stitching skills and make a fun project! Registration is required.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Join us every other Tuesday to try out a new craft or art project, June 4 - July 30! All supplies provided. Please register.

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us to watch episodes of shounen and adventure anime.

Tue, Jun 18, 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 to 18.

Tue, Jun 18, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us to learn about the selected art style/movement, and make your own artwork. All materials provided. Please register.
This event is full

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 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. 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 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 in education. Attendees will watch the event on a large screen.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online
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 since space is limited. Please only register for one session.
This event is full

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 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 indoor campfire.
This event is full

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 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 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 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 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 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
This event is full

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 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, 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, 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 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 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 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, 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, 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 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 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 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 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", 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 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, 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 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 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" will contain dairy and gluten. Please call ahead with questions.
This event is full

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 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 in a greenish-blue tint.
This event is full

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 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 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 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 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 attendees.
This event is full

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 community and beyond, making them excellent listeners.

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
In this program participants will get the opportunity to read to a therapy dog. Ages 6-11. Registration is required.

Sat, Jun 29, 2:30pm - 4:25pm
Hobart - Programming Room
We will have a treasure-hunting adventure watching this matinee film while munching on popcorn and candy and drinking coffee, lemonade, or water. Rated PG; 115 minute runtime.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville
Join us for a trivia competition! Work in teams or individually to answer general knowledge, history, and pop culture questions to become a Library Trivia CHAMPION!!! Please register.

Mon, Jul 01, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Jul 01, 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; 108 minute runtime.

Mon, Jul 01, 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 are welcome! Rated PG; 92 minute runtime.

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Learn about landfills by making your own edible version. Educational and delicious! Supplies are limited, so please register. Allergies? Call 219-769-3541 x360 for info.

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this afternoon movie with us! Popcorn and snacks will be served. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Join us for this coming of age story loosely based on the childhood of Steven Spielberg. Runtime: 2 hours 31 mins Rated: PG-13

Mon, Jul 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming 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.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours and help the St. John Branch create teen programs, displays, and more! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12. Please register.

Mon, Jul 01, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join the Chess Club. Please register and bring your own board.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Are you a fan of anime or manga? If so, come to our monthly Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch. We watch 3-4 episodes of your choosing each month. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Jul 01, 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, ages 11 - 17, can attend. Zoom available. Please register.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:45am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's travel film about Tahiti & Samoa. Runtime: 55 mins. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, music, and a craft that teaches early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children ages 2 & 3, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register each child and adult attending.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
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, Jul 02, 11:00am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
In this program, toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 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 not required.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
During this storytime 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, Jul 02, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 2-4 are invited to join us in the Children's Programming Room to play with unique toys and socialize.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 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 week. Ages 8-13. Parents may attend as well. Lesson: 30 minutes.

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
School-age children are invited to learn about Indiana Dunes National Park from a real park ranger and their animal ambassador. 

Tue, Jul 02, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us every other Tuesday to try out a new craft or art project, June 4 - July 30! All supplies provided. Please register.

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago Branch Library - Library Front Walk
Children are invited to beautify the front of our library with their chalk art creations and help us get ready for the 4th of July. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Jul 02, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Wed, Jul 03, 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 company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
School-age children are invited to come make their own ice cream. Enjoy a frosty treat on a warm summer's day! Allergies? Call 219-769-3541 for specific food information.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to build with LEGO® bricks and create some fun LEGO® challenges. Ages 12-18.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville
Why should the kids get to have all the fun? Join us the 1st Wednesday of each month for adult Dungeons & Dragons and experience the adventure! Seats are limited, so registration is required.

Fri, Jul 05, 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 teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Fri, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us for Movie Fridays. Every Friday, a different family film will be shown

Fri, Jul 05, 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 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A doctor enlists a skipper with a boat to search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal -- a discovery that will change the future of medicine. Runtime: 127 mins; rated PG-13.

Sat, Jul 06, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Adults and teens, please join us with your projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) to chat and stitch! Bring your supplies, and other attendees can instruct on crochet as needed.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us and 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 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
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.

Sat, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Like board games? So do we! Come on in and join us for a fun-filled game session. We provide the games...you provide the energy!

Sat, Jul 06, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
We will have a mystical adventure watching this matinee film while munching on popcorn and candy and drinking coffee, lemonade, or water. Rated PG; 120 minute runtime.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a very special storytime where kids can vote on their favorite "Firefly" books after we read the five Firefly title entries.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, this documentary takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Join us for a book discussion! An ancient healer has a vision of his death but as he walks into the woods to prepare for the end of his long life, he finds out a woman is looking for his protection.

Mon, Jul 08, 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 must register.

Mon, Jul 08, 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 minute runtime.

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come and play some recycled games courtesy of the Lake County Environmobile! Space is limited, everyone must be registered.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 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 are welcome! Rated PG; 113 minute runtime.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a splendiferous Fancy Nancy good time! Enjoy fanciful activities and light refreshments, as well as dressing up in glamorous party and prom dresses! Registration is required.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project.

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Come join us for some fun experimenting with technology and playing around with robotics!

Mon, Jul 08, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas!

Mon, Jul 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Use a variety of materials to express your vision and create a collage. Supplies will be provided, but you may bring your own materials as well. Please register!

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Inviting teens, ages 12-18, to TAB, LEGO®, and Board Game Night. Play games and help plan upcoming teen programs for the Highland branch. Registration required. Snacks will be provided.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come join us for a story time in your PJs! We will be reading books, singing songs, and having a dance party. PJs are optional.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to a storytime featuring age appropriate stories, fingerplays, and songs that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Jul 09, 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, Jul 09, 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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Join us and bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Jul 09, 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 skills. In person craft time will follow the storytime.

Tue, Jul 09, 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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.  
This event is full

Tue, Jul 09, 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, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Join us for a series of informative sessions about Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with the Purdue Extension.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Patrons are invited to engage with Kate DiCamillo as she shares the story behind the creation of her adventure-loving pig, Mercy Watson. Attendees will watch the event on a large screen.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online
Join a livestream chat with Kate DiCamillo, who will share the story behind the creation of everyone's favorite adventure-loving pig, Mercy Watson.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Kate DiCamillo will share the story behind the creation of everyone's favorite adventure-loving pig, Mercy Watson, in this livestream author talk. Attendees will watch the event on a large screen. 

Tue, Jul 09, 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 program is for kids 4 to 6 years of age and their caregivers.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us for a book discussion. Our Circle of Readers will be discussing From Scratch by Tembi Locke.

Tue, Jul 09, 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 week. Ages 8-13. Parents may attend as well. Lesson: 30 minutes.

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us to watch episodes of shounen and adventure anime.

Tue, Jul 09, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Create a nature-inspired project during this summer session. All Ability programs are geared to adults with special needs & are inclusive to those over the age of 18. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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.

Wed, Jul 10, 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, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Wed, Jul 10, 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 not required.

Wed, Jul 10, 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 company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Jul 10, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cedar Lake Branch - Patio Area
Everyone from age 6 and older can make a tie-dye t-shirt. Bring a plain white, pre-washed, cotton t-shirt, a plastic bag, and maybe an adult to help. Come in anytime between 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Wed, Jul 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Children from birth to 3 years old, along with their caregivers, are invited to join us for an hour of play with a variety of blocks to help develop their motor and problem-solving skills.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens, ages 12-18, will compete to be crown best cupcake decorator. Registration required and space is limited. Cupcakes and decorating materials provided.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
School-age children are invited to the library for an exciting car LEGO® build where everyone gets to race their creations on a special track.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Join us as we slay dragons and save the world together in the D&D world of fantasy. Bring your own dice or dice can be provided to you.

Wed, Jul 10, 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 to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Children will explore the importance of pollinators in the food chain and environment with a large-scale demonstration and/or hands-on activity depending on time allotment.

Wed, Jul 10, 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 bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Jul 10, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join the Page Turners as we discuss Who Let the Dog Out? by David Rosenfelt. Books are available at the St. John Circulation Desk.

Wed, Jul 10, 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, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Like to draw? Like comics and cartoons? Then this is the program for you! Join us on the second Wednesday of every month to learn new drawing techniques and make friends with your fellow cartoonists!
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
We will be playing bingo and every winner will get to take home a book from our selection of book sale books.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Adventure begins at the library! Choose between 2 landscape designs to paint on a provided wooden coaster. Acrylic paint and supplies will be used.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
This month we will be making signs from slices of wood! Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Teen creative writers let's have a writing adventure! We'll do some writing prompts, play games, make bookmarks & have snacks. Bring a 1-2 page writing sample to share if you would like feedback.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Paper crafter Corie Kaz will host a series of classes on how to make various paper crafts. This class costs $10.00 to attend and includes most necessary materials. Please bring your own glue.

Thu, Jul 11, 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 company of others.

Thu, Jul 11, 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 ages 4-6. Please register each child and adult planning to attend.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Children from birth to 3 years old, along with their caregivers, are invited to join us for an hour of play with a variety of blocks to help develop their motor and problem-solving skills.

Thu, Jul 11, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Jul 11, 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. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
School age children are invited to come craft with the Enviromobile while learning about the importance of waste managament.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Merrillville Zoom Room,Meeting Room A
Presented by Dr. Eric Stumpf. Discover some fun and helpful, online genealogy websites like Newspapers.com and WikiTree.com.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children will learn about the design and construction of a landfill by making an edible version - then discover how to reduce their waste production while snacking on the layers of their creation!

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Do you want to learn how to use a map, which plants are dangerous, or how to tie a knot for any situation? Then come to Scout Skills! You never know when what you learn will come in handy!

Thu, Jul 11, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children are invited to come learn about the National Dunes Park and meet a real park ranger and their animal ambassador.

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of The Bullet that Missed, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for July. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Jul 11, 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, Jul 11, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Come and play in a game with one of our librarians as gm.

Thu, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Come try out slam poetry! You get to write your own poetry and perform it with audience participation! Ages 11-17. Must register first!

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
D&D comes to the Munster Branch Library! Join our campaign for Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk and get to the bottom of what is plaguing the town of Phandalin
This event is full

Fri, Jul 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a movie projected on the big screen!

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us for Movie Fridays. Every Friday, a different family film will be shown.

Fri, Jul 12, 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 12, 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, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Runtime: 100 mins; rated G.

Fri, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we speed solve Rubik's Cube puzzles. All skill levels are welcome. Rubik's Cubes are supplied.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Create an adventure journal to keep your precious memories in one place! All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Sat, Jul 13, 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. Please bring your own projects.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included in this storytime for children, ages birth through 5 years old, and their families.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old, and their caregivers, will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Special blocks for older kids will also be available on high tables.

Sat, Jul 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Immerse yourself in adventurous stories while exploring a variety of teas. Northwest Indiana Storytellers will share tales of adventure. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 14+. Please register!

Sat, Jul 13, 2:30pm - 3:40pm
Hobart - Programming Room
We will have a prehistoric adventure watching this matinee film while munching on popcorn and candy and drinking coffee, lemonade, or water. Rated G; 69 minute runtime.

Sat, Jul 13, 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, Jul 15, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Jul 15, 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; 114 minute runtime.

Mon, Jul 15, 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 other skills. Play also nurtures creativity.

Mon, Jul 15, 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 are welcome! Rated PG; 92 minute runtime.

Mon, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us for a showing of Scott Pilgrim vs the World! Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Must register! Ages 12-17. Rated PG-13. Runtime: 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Mon, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library for a Star Wars Party! Enjoy Star Wars themed activities, games and crafts. Snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome!

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming 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.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us as we challenge your creative side while building a tower to support a large marshmallow.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
We will be watching the first episodes of an anime show.

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Children, with the assistance of caregivers, can build a fort structure and read stories under their fort. Materials for the fort will be supplied.

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is an adult program where participants will get to remember pastimes from childhood. Let's create Shrinky Dinks to catch the light of the summer sun!

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room,Munster Zoom Room
Teens let's spill about books! Each month we'll read and talk about a different book. In July we are reading The Inheritance Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Pick up books @ Munster Branch.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens will make this childhood favorite snack using chocolate pudding, Oreos, and gummy worms! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Escape the distractions of home and join us for connection, conversation, and of course, reading. Not a book club - a reading party.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
In this program, we will be painting geometric art on canvas. All ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs. Ages 16 and over only. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 and prepare children for school.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - 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. Please register all attending.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, music, and a craft that teaches early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children ages 2 & 3, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register each child and adult attending.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
In this program, toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 16, 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 not required.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room,Programming Room
Our July 2024 book chat title is "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond. Pick up a copy at the Hobart Branch to chat! Contact hobart@lcplin.org or (219) 942-2243 for more details.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
During this storytime 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, Jul 16, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 2-4 are invited to join us in the Children's Programming Room to play with unique toys and socialize.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Students will learn about the important design and construction of a landfill by making their own edible version. They will also discover how to reduce their waste production.

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Join us for a series of informative sessions about Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with the Purdue Extension.

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Patrons are invited to engage in a livestream conversation with Max Brallier about The Last Kids on Earth - both the book series and the Netflix show. The event will be shown on a large screen.

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Join a livestream chat with author Max Brallier about The Last Kids on Earth, both the book series and the animated series on Netflix.

Tue, Jul 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us every other Tuesday to try out a new craft or art project, June 4 - July 30! All supplies provided. Please register.

Tue, Jul 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 to 18.

Tue, Jul 16, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Be the fastest jigsaw puzzlers at the library! Teams of 2-4 will have 2hrs. to complete a 500 pc. puzzle. First team to finish wins! Registration is required!
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Jul 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us to learn about the selected art style/movement, and make your own artwork. All materials provided. Please register.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a puppet show! Mark Nichols with The Puppet Place presents "The Magic Onion".
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 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 company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Kids entering grades K-5 are welcome to paint their own Tic-Tac-Toe game. We will be using permanent paint- please wear painting clothes.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
School-age children are invited to the library for an exciting car LEGO® build where everyone gets to race their creations on a special track. Due to limited space, all participants must register.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Branch Library - Library Patio
Ages 6 and older can bring a plain white, pre-washed, cotton article of clothing , and maybe an adult to help. Come in anytime between 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hobart Community Center - 111 E Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana 46342
Join us for a puppet show! Mark Nichols with The Puppet Place presents "The Magic Onion" at the Hobart Community Center.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Come to the library and learn to make some kirigami (cut paper) animals. Patterns and cutting/folding assistance will be available!

Wed, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
In this program, teens ages 12-18 will use reusable materials to create a piece of art with staff members from the Enviromobile. Space is limited. Registration required.

Wed, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Kids entering grades K-5 are welcome to paint their own Tic-Tac-Toe game. We will be using permanent paint- please wear painting clothes.

Wed, Jul 17, 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 bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Jul 17, 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, Jul 17, 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 displayed in the library for the rest of the month!

Wed, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Children ages 6-12 will use canvas board, yarn and acrylic paint to create their very own birch tree paintings. Prepare to get messy due to the paint!
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 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, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
A health insurance broker, a Medicare Supplement agent, and a financial advisor will provide education on recent changes to medical insurance so individuals can be more informed about their options.

Wed, Jul 17, 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, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Join us for a discussion of "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Thu, Jul 18, 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 with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's classic film, Dumbo. Runtime: 1 hr. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

Thu, Jul 18, 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 company of others.

Thu, Jul 18, 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 enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Register for this session to receive individualized tech help.

Thu, Jul 18, 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 teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Thu, Jul 18, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Jul 18, 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, Jul 18, 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 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children, ages 6-11, will participate in various ninja - related activities.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
For ages 9 - 13! Come make some Perler® bead art with us! We will have patterns you can follow or you can design your own creations. Registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Who is ready to make some summertime slime? Bring the heat with color-changing pigment!
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 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, Jul 18, 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 multiple games. Registration is required. Ages 12 - 18

Thu, Jul 18, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Learn the basics of book-making, and create a miniature book!

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Test your skills in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch to win a prize! You can bring your own joycons or gamecube controller! Must register first! Ages 11-17.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
D&D comes to the Munster Branch Library! Join our campaign for Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk and get to the bottom of what is plaguing the town of Phandalin

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