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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at La Porte County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Summer Learning Adve
All Locations
Friday, Jul. 31,
The Summer Learning Adventure is for all ages and runs from June 1 to July 31. Register now! 
Tail Waggin’ T
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Main
Wednesday, Jul. 29,
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Strengthen your child's reading skills by having them read out loud to a certified therapy dog in a friendly, relaxed setting. Registration required.
Finch Robots Jr.
Coolspring
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-879-3272.
Robots are taking over the library! Learn how to program a robot to follow your commands. Tell your robot to move, light up, and speak! Finch robots introduce the basics of coding to any age and skill level. Registration is required for this class. Each registration should include at least one grownup and up to two children ages 8-12.
Knotty Stitchers and Crafters
Union Mills
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 1:00-3:00 PM
Love to cross stitch, crochet, or knit? Join this group and work on your latest project while you visit.
Talking Books at Renee’s Cafe
Kingsford Heights
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 6:00 PM
Love is complicated, for both the old and the young.  Seventeen-year-old Hanna learns this lesson as she begins to date her high school crush and helps to care for an elderly neighbor in How It Ends by Laura Wiess.  This is an off-site event held at Renee's Cafe.
Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Jul. 30, 10:00 AM
Caregivers and babies 0-24 months, join us for stories, songs, and play designed to promote early language development and future reading skills. This is an Every Child Ready To Read program. 
Finch Robots Jr.
Rolling Prairie
Thursday, Jul. 30, 4:00-6:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-778-2390.
Robots are taking over the library! Learn how to program a robot to follow your commands. Tell your robot to move, light up, and speak! Finch robots introduce the basics of coding to any age and skill level. Registration is required for this class. Each registration should include at least one grownup and up to two children ages 8-12.
Science and Stories
Main
Friday, Jul. 31, 10:00 AM
All summer long our preschool storytime will feature both stories AND science activities! Don’t worry, your child does not need a PhD for these experiments, they are preschool friendly. We will engage your curious preschooler as they are introduced to basic science concepts. This Every Child Ready to Read program is intended for children ages 3-5 with their caregivers.
 
Superhero Film Festival
Main
Friday, Jul. 31, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate over 70 years of superheros with showings of classic and modern tv shows and movies in the Large Meeting Room!
Union Mills Reader’s Group
Union Mills
Monday, Aug. 3, 12:00-1:30 PM
Award-winning auther Jill McCorkle explores our ability to discover and grow at any age through the residents, employees, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center in her novel Life After Life.  
Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 10:00 AM
Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that will test the bounds of their longtime relationship in Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky.
Learn Self-Defense
Main
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Join us as Purdue North Central Campus Police personnel presents a S.A.F.E (Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) class for women. This course provides valuable information on how to become more aware of your surroundings and teaches you five simple defensive techniques that are non-strenuous. Registration is limited to 12 women per class, so sign-up early!  For ages 16 and older.  Held in the Large Meeting Room.
Knotty Stitchers and Crafters
Union Mills
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1:00-3:00 PM
Love to cross stitch, crochet, or knit? Join this group and work on your latest project while you visit.
Pizza Garden Cookoff
Hanna Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 4:00-6:00 PM
Cook up your own pizza using vegetables and herbs from the Hanna Branch garden! Then we'll taste test all of them to find the greatest pizza in town!
My Child Has Special Needs, Now What?
Main
Thursday, Aug. 6, 6:00-8:00PM
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Finding out that your child has special needs can be overwhelming. Some common reactions can be "What do I do now? Where do I start?" This training is geared to and provides families with a brief overview of how to find support for you child and family and help mapping out the next steps.  Space is limited, register online or by calling 362-6156.
Frozen Movie Sing Along
Main
Friday, Aug. 7, 4:00 PM
We can’t “Let It Go” just yet! We are playing the sing along version of your favorite movie. Belt out the movie’s songs with your fellow Frozen fans. Dress as your favorite character from the movie. This event is free, but you will need a ticket. Tickets are available starting July 27.
Nail It!
Rolling Prairie
Saturday, Aug. 8, 11:00 AM
Make simple home made remedies that help with common nail problems such as discoloration, peeling and weak nails. Finish up with a nice polish.
Hanna Fest Friends of the Library Book Sale
Hanna Branch
Saturday, Aug. 8, 9am - 1pm
The date for the annual Hanna Fest Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale is  August 8 from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy the festival, stop by the library branch and support the Friends of the Library and all of the wonderful events they sponsor throughout the year. 
Every Hero has a Story-Time
Hanna Branch
Monday, Aug. 10, 1:00 PM
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, crafts, and activities that includes using iPads to build early literacy skills. This Every Child Ready to Read program is intended for children ages 3-5 with their caregivers. 
Outdoors at the DNR
United States
Monday, Aug. 10, 2:00 PM
Want some fun, free, nearby family outdoor activities? Ron Lorman from Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area will talk about the many activities and opportunities available within a short drive of Kingsford Heights--fishing, hunting, bird and wildlife watching, archery and more. Find out about Family Fun Nights, too.
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