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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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Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Oct. 30, 10:00 AM
Caregivers and babies 0-24 months, join us for stories, songs, aand played designed to promote early language development and future reading skills.  This is an Every Child Ready to Read program.
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Scary Librarians’ Storytime
Hanna Branch
Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:30 pm

Come for spooky tales, play Halloween Hopscotch, and take home a toy "treat" when you leave. Wear your costume if you like! For ages 0-12 with caregiver.

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Mystery Lovers Book Club
Main
Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:30 PM
Explore the diverse world of mystery stories with us!  For our October 30th meeting, we'll be talking about J.D. Robb's 39th Eve Dallas installment Concealed in Death.  We meet in Study Room #1 in the Adult Services Department.  Hope to see you there.
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Daytime Storytime
Main
Friday, Oct. 31, 10:00 AM
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.
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Saturday Storytime Stew
Coolspring
Saturday, Nov. 1, 11:00 AM
Stories, songs, ryhmes, games, and crafts for ages 0-5.
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Teen Art Show People’s Choice Voting
Main
Monday, Nov. 3,
Come in November 3-7 to vote for your favorite teen art.  Pick up a ballot in Youth Services or at the information desk.
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Union Mills Reading Group
Union Mills
Monday, Nov. 3, 12:00 PM
Join our discussion of The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.  A group of New York City women gather to work on projects and gossip, but when tragedy strikes, find they have created lasting friendships as well.
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Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:00 AM
Join our discussion of the 2014 La Porte Community Read title, The Territory by Tricia Fields.  Police chief, Josie Gray battles drug runners and cartels in a small Texas border town.
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Basic Computer Training: Spreadsheets
Main
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 10-12pm
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
The key features of Spreadsheet software. Using Microsoft Excel, Libre Office, Google Docs. This unit will be looking at features common to most if not all spreadsheets.
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Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Nov. 6, 10:00 AM
Caregivers and babies 0-24 months, join us for stories, songs, aand played designed to promote early language development and future reading skills.  This is an Every Child Ready to Read program.
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Expert Tech Help
Coolspring
Thursday, Nov. 6, 5-6:30
Drop by the Coolspring Branch to learn anything from why your tablet won't let you download books to why won't your computer let you browse the internet. Our experts can help you navigate technology. Bring your own device or use one of ours.
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Daytime Storytime
Main
Friday, Nov. 7, 10:00 AM
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.
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Teen Art Reception
Teen Art Reception
Main
Friday, Nov. 7, 5:00-6:00 pm
Beginning October 20th, teen artists are invited to submit one piece of art to any Library location. Pieces must be submitted by November 1st and will be placed in one of two divisions- Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12. The art will be shown throughout the Main Library and family and friends can vote for their favorite anytime November 3rd-7th. Join us for cookies and punch at a reception for the artists and a last chance to vote for your favorite art pieces November 7th. Prizes will be awarded in each division for People’s Choice and Best of Show, selected by our special guest judges.
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Family Recipe Swap
Union Mills
Saturday, Nov. 8, 11:00 AM
Bring your favorite family recipes to trade with others and get new ideas just in time for the holiday season!  Index cards and decorative supplies will be provided.
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Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Grades K-8)
Coolspring
Saturday, Nov. 8, 1:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-879-3272.
Strengthen your child's reading skills by having them read out loud to a certified therapy dog in a friendly, relaxed setting.  Register online or call the Coolspring branch at 219-879-3272. 
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Page Turners
Page Turners
Main
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Come and discuss the novel State of Wonder by Ann Patchett with other friendly people in the Small Meeting Room.  Refreshments based on the book provided by Friends of the Library are included.
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Hooked on Books
Fish Lake
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6:00 PM

Join our discussion of Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.  When her notorious, hilarious, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, Bee sets out to find her.

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Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Nov. 13, 10:00 AM
Caregivers and babies 0-24 months, join us for stories, songs, aand played designed to promote early language development and future reading skills.  This is an Every Child Ready to Read program.
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Library Golf
Rolling Prairie
Thursday, Nov. 13, 3:00-6:00 PM
In celebration of International Games Day, we're turning the library into a miniature golf course - made of books!  Come play a round or two and design your own hole!
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Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board
Main
Thursday, Nov. 13, 3:30
Middle and High School students: give your ideas for library activities for teens!  Teen Advisory Board hours count toward volunteer hours for Work Ethic, NHS. etc.  Free popcorn for all that attend!
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