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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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Preschool Storytime
Main
Friday, Apr. 24, 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.
Sensory Friendly Movie
Main
Saturday, Apr. 25, 10:00 AM
The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members will be free to move about and sing! This program is designed for children with special needs and their families, but everyone is welcome.
Teen Movie and a Cra
Teen Movie and a Craft: Guardians of the Galaxy
Main
Saturday, Apr. 25, 2:00-5:00 PM
Are your reflexes too fast for anything to go over your head? You'll fit right in with Guardians of the Galaxy. Watch the movie and make your own baby Groot. For teens in grades 6-12.
Apple Gourd Birdhouses
Kingsford Heights
Monday, Apr. 27, 4:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-393-3280.
Learn to make a birdhouse from a gourd. Registration is a must. Kids need to be accompanied by an adult.
Nighttime Storytime
Main
Monday, Apr. 27, 5:30
Our friends from Dunebrook have the kids laughing and singing with their interactive storytime.  Each child takes home a free book.  Ages 0-5, with a caretaker
Local Lore:  Rumely/
Local Lore: Rumely/Allis Chalmers La Porte Heritage Center
Main
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Paul Rymer will talk about the importance of the Rumely/Allis Chalmers business in La Porte and the company's new La Porte Heritage Center.  Then remembrances and comments from those in attendance will be requested.  We will meet in the Indiana Room.
Coolspring Book Club
Coolspring
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 7:00 PM
John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, tells the story of a farm family trying to survive droughts and social inequalities during The Great Depression.
Knotty Stitchers and Crafters
Union Mills
Wednesday, Apr. 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.
Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Apr. 30,
Caregivers and babies 0-24 months, join us for stories, songs, and play designed to promote early language development and future reading skills.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Grades K-8)
Kingsford Heights
Thursday, Apr. 30, 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 friendly, relaxed setting.
Fun with Angry Birds
Rolling Prairie
Thursday, Apr. 30, 4:00-6:00 PM
Wii will have fun playing Angry Birds. Make your own Angry Birds catapult too.  
¡El día de los niños
¡El día de los niños/ el día de los libros!
Main
Thursday, Apr. 30, 4:30-5:30 PM
In Mexico, April 30 is Children's Day! Here at the Library we will celebrate children with a book fiesta. Enjoy actividades, comida, and, of course, libros! Each child that comes will go home with a book.
Tots and Tales
Kingsford Heights
Saturday, May. 2, 10:00 AM
Join us for tales, songs, and engaging play to promote early literacy.  This Every Child Ready to Read program is intended for children ages 3-5 with their caregivers.
May the Fourth Be Wi
May the Fourth Be With You
Main
Saturday, May. 2, 10:00-11:00 am
Hone your abilities with our Jedi training course just in time for Star Wars Day! Be on the lookout for special appearances from Darth Vader's Fist: the 501st Legion.
World Labyrinth Day
Main
Saturday, May. 2, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Please join Susan Levenhagen for World Labyrinth Day, Saturday May 2, 2015. You will learn the history of labyrinths, where to find them and how they benefit your health. There will be an opportunity to walk a 20 x 20 foot portable labyrinth.
Union Mills Reader’s Group
Union Mills
Monday, May. 4, 12:00-1:30 PM
Detective Cormoran Strike investigates the suspicious death of a supermodel in The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.  This title is the first in a series.
Library System Closed for Software Enhancement
All Locations
Tuesday, May. 5, all day
The La Porte County Public Library System will be closed in order to upgrade the software system and add more features for customers including: amazon-like searching, preoverdue notices, customizable accounts, and more! 
Library System Closed for Software Enhancement
All Locations
Wednesday, May. 6, all day
The La Porte County Public Library System will be closed in order to upgrade the software system and add more features for customers including: amazon-like searching, preoverdue notices, customizable accounts, and more! 
Library System Closed for Software Enhancement
All Locations
Thursday, May. 7, all day
The La Porte County Public Library System will be closed in order to upgrade the software system and add more features for customers including: amazon-like searching, preoverdue notices, customizable accounts, and more! 
Mother’s Day Craft
Kingsford Heights
Saturday, May. 9, 12:00 PM
Come make a homemade craft for Mother's Day.
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