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Library Events
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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Grandparent’s Day Essay Contest
All Locations
Tuesday, Sep. 1,
Entries for the Grandparent's Day Essay Contest are due.


 
Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 10:00 AM
Book JacketIn The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, two sisters face situations in World War II France responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Name That Bird!
Hanna Branch
Wednesday, Sep. 2, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Learn about birds in our area as we take a stroll around the park and do fun birding activities. Members of the Potawatomi Audobon Society will be our guides. For everyone.
Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Sep. 3, 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.
3D Printer Demo
Kingsford Heights
Thursday, Sep. 3, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
3D printers can make toys, jewelry, mechanical parts and so much more! Here is your chance to see a 3D printer in action and learn how it works. One lucky person will take home the mystery 3D printed item we make during this event. For all ages.
Online Catalog Workshop
Coolspring
Thursday, Sep. 3, 6:30 PM
Register Online or call 219-879-3272.
Want to get the most out of your library? Come to our online catalog workshop. We'll show you how to customize your account settings, make lists, save your favorite searches, and more. After completing this workshop, you'll have the tips and tricks you need to become a library super-user! Ages 16 and up. Registration required.
Preschool Storytime
Main
Friday, Sep. 4, 10:00 AM
Enjoy stories, music, activities, and crafts that develop and reinforce early literacy skills and concepts. Intended fro children ages 3-5 with their adult caregiver.
Page Turners
Page Turners
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Come and discuss the true story Elizabeth and Hazel by David Margolick in the Large Meeting Room with other friendly people.  Refreshments based on the book funded by Friends of the Library are included.
Teen Lab
Teen Lab
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 3:00-4:00 pm
Drop by the library after school for gaming, crafts, or a movie most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00.  Open to grades 6-12.  No registration is required.

Game it!  Today we are playing video games. 
Pajama Time
Coolspring
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy interactive stories, songs, and activities that includes using iPads to build early literacy skills. This Every Child Ready to Read class is intended for children ages 3-5 with their caregivers. Wear your pajamas!
Hooked on Books
Fish Lake
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 6:00 PM
In The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, two sisters face situations in World War II France responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Sep. 10, 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.
Teen Lab
Teen Lab
Main
Thursday, Sep. 10, 3:00-5:00 pm
Drop by the library after school for gaming, crafts, or a movie most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00.  Open to grades 6-12.  No registration is required.

Watch it!  Today we are showing Insurgent! 
Waiting for Wings
Fish Lake
Thursday, Sep. 10, 6:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-369-1337.
You've watched them grow, now they've Gotta Go, Gotta Go to Mexico. We wish our Monarch Butterfly friends "happy travels" as we release them and watch them start their long journey. We'll create original butterfly artwork on canvas for each party-goer to take home. Registration required.
Preschool Storytime
Main
Friday, Sep. 11, 10:00 AM
Enjoy stories, music, activities, and crafts that develop and reinforce early literacy skills and concepts. Intended fro children ages 3-5 with their adult caregiver.
Make a Difference Day for Youth
Kingsford Heights
Saturday, Sep. 12, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Join other Kingsford Heights youth doing something in their community to help others. Exact plans to be announced when we meet at the Community Center to start our fun and useful day. Ages under 10 should bring an accompanying adult.
Spread Your Wings! Learn about Flight! (Session 1)
Main
Saturday, Sep. 12, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Let's take flight! Come with your family and learn about how to fly an airplane, then meet a pilot and an air traffic controller. After an introduction to flight, take a turn flying on a home-built flight simulator! For families with children ages 10 and up. Registration is required.
3D Printer Build
3D Printer Build
Union Mills
Saturday, Sep. 12, 10:00 a.m. (Saturday, September 12 & 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
3D Printer Build
Sept. 12, 19 at Union Mills
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

At our first class, you’ll learn how to build and calibrate a 3D printer from the ground up. Come back a week later to learn how to design and print an object from the printer you built with software that allows you to customize your design!
Spread Your Wings! Learn about Flight! (Session 2)
Main
Saturday, Sep. 12, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Let's take flight! Come with your family and learn about how to fly an airplane, then meet a pilot and an air traffic controller. After an introduction to flight, take a turn flying on a home-built flight simulator! For families with children ages 10 and up. Registration is required.
Preschool Art Explorers
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 10:00 AM
Let your child explore art through play and open-ended activities. In process art, you enjoy the doing of art and put less expectation on controlling the outcome -whatever it may be! There are many benefits associated with process art including fine motor skills, coordination, literacy, math, science, risk-taking, and creativity. Plus your toddler or preschooler will love it!
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