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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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Expert Tech Help
Main
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 5-8pm
Drop by the Computer Lab 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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Coolspring Book Club
Coolspring
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7:00 PM
Join our discussion of The Red Heart by James Alexander Thom.  A young Quaker girl is abducted and raised by the Miami Indians during the Revolutionary War.  
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Library CLOSES AT 5pm for Thanksgiving
All Locations
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 5
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Library CLOSED for Thanksgiving
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 27,
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Union Mills Reader’s Group
Union Mills
Monday, Dec. 1, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Among the brilliant array of Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels, her Christmas stories occupy perhaps the warmest spot in the hearts of readers.  Join us for our discussion of Christmas Homecoming.
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Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 10:00 AM
"What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?"  Find out in Jojo Moyes' modern love story, Me Before You.  
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Holiday Magic
Union Mills
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:00 PM
KALITA, Master of Magic, starts off the holiday season with a sparkle!  Marvel at his amazing show, which includes “magical” animals.  You may even have the chance to be the magician's assistant. 
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Knotty Stitchers and Crafting Group
Union Mills
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1:00-3:00 PM
This is a crochet and knitting group.  Please bring a project to work on.
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Winterland Crafterspace
Main
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (12/04/14, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, 12/06/14, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Feeling crafty this holiday season? Stop by the library Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday to create a variety of fun DIY gifts, such as a waterless Mason jar snowglobe, a bound journal with card and gift tag to match, or a lovely necklace made from vintage NYT newspaper microfilm! Supplies, directions, and assistance provided.
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Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Dec. 4, 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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Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Grades K-8)
Kingsford Heights
Thursday, Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30 PM
Register Online or call 219-393-3280.
Strengthen your child's reading skills by having them read out loud to a certified therapy dog in a freindly, relaxed setting.  
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Pretty Pinecone Christmas Trees
Hanna Branch
Thursday, Dec. 4, 4:00 PM
Make glittery “trees” for your room or table using pinecones and other gifts from nature. Come early you may get to decorate one of our “giant” pinecones while supplies last.
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Winterland Crafterspace
Main
Thursday, Dec. 4, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (12/04/14, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, 12/06/14, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Feeling crafty this holiday season? Stop by the library Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday to create a variety of fun DIY gifts, such as a waterless Mason jar snowglobe, a bound journal with card and gift tag to match, or a lovely necklace made from vintage NYT newspaper microfilm! Supplies, directions, and assistance provided.
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Expert Tech Help
Coolspring
Thursday, Dec. 4, 5:00-6:45 PM
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.
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LPCPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Main
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30 P.M.
The Library Board of Trustees will hold this meeting to discuss library matters.  This meeting is open to the public.

You can view past meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes by clicking the link below:
http://www.laportelibrary.org/about.html
 
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Public Hearing
Main
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30pm
Public hearing notice may be found at: http://laportelibrary.org/about/agendas/20141204hearing.pdf
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Preschool Storytime
Main
Friday, Dec. 5, 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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Make Your Own Gingerbread House
Main
Friday, Dec. 5, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Run, run as fast as you can! Families, come decorate a gingerbread graham cracker house and hear some gingerbread tales all to get you into the festive spirit. Photo op with the Gingerbread Man, himself. Supplies provided.

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Stories with Santa
Rolling Prairie
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:00 AM
Register Online or call 219-778-2390.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Rolling Prairie.  Listen to his stories and visit with them both.  Don't forget your camera because he'll make time for pictures too.  Enjoy some milk and cookies while you are here and check out our great selection of holiday books.
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An Old-fashioned Visit with St. Nick
Kingsford Heights
Saturday, Dec. 6, 12:00 PM
St. Nicholas and his wife will visit and read to children and parents.  Bring your Christmas wishes and a camera for photos, too!  Then enjoy a treat of delicious, old-fashioned cookies.
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