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Upcoming Events
Thu, Oct 17, 9:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic... more
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information to prepare for American citizenship.

Thu, Oct 17, 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, Oct 17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
In a series of seven presentations, participants will explore how nutrition, exercise and other factors play important roles in the... more
In a series of seven presentations, participants will explore how nutrition, exercise and other factors play important roles in the health of your entire body.

Thu, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join us for our inspirational book discussion. Pick up a copy of this book at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Oct 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all... more
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all materials. Registration is required.

Thu, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Learn to code by playing Minecraft or even making your own games. Recommended for grades 6th thru 12th. Beginners welcome!

Thu, Oct 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Learn how cemeteries and the dead can tell us the stories of the past through their gravestones. With 62 cemeteries in Lake Country &... more
Learn how cemeteries and the dead can tell us the stories of the past through their gravestones. With 62 cemeteries in Lake Country & 200 years of history to explore, the dead have a lot to say.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Every month, come to the library and make a different craft. This month we will be making geometric art with canvas and acrylic paint!... more
Every month, come to the library and make a different craft. This month we will be making geometric art with canvas and acrylic paint! All materials provided. Ages 11-18. Please register.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Join the green screen fun at Griffith-Calumet Twp Branch! Learn about green screen tech, write your own skit, or perform.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Vecino, meaning "neighbor," is a series of classes to help non-native English speakers improve their understanding of various important... more
Vecino, meaning "neighbor," is a series of classes to help non-native English speakers improve their understanding of various important topics.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Griffith's crime watch meeting will be held here with Officer Ghrist, updating the community and listening to concerns.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all... more
Working with acrylics & canvas, participants will follow an example to create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee covers all materials. Registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a talk by the former librarian Linda Dunn on the history of Jewish immigration to and settlement in the NWI region.

Fri, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important... more
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Fri, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and... more
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Fri, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is... more
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.

Fri, Oct 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Kids, K-5th grade, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage with yummy elotes (Mexican corn) and folk art projects from South America and Puerto... more
Kids, K-5th grade, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage with yummy elotes (Mexican corn) and folk art projects from South America and Puerto Rico. Registration required.

Sat, Oct 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art.... more
Painting class for adults. Work with acrylics & canvas on an easel, following instructor's example to create an original piece of art. $20 cash fee paid at the time of class covers all materials.

Canceled
Sat, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville
Join us for a storytime with a focus on mindfulness.

Sat, Oct 19, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas (rated PG) and make a craft. Please register: seats limited for the craft activity. Teens are... more
Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas (rated PG) and make a craft. Please register: seats limited for the craft activity. Teens are welcome to attend only for the movie without preregistering.

Sat, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and... more
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and conversation skills with the help of a bilingual guide.

Sat, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children in grades 1-5 will learn about simple circuits and make a flashlight out of a popsicle stick! Supplies are limited.... more
Children in grades 1-5 will learn about simple circuits and make a flashlight out of a popsicle stick! Supplies are limited. Registration required.

Sat, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart Library - Children's Area
Readers of all ages are invited to practice their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog.