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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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Knotty Stitchers and Crafters
Union Mills
Wednesday, May. 27, 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, May. 27, 6:00 PM
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson is a fast-paced, psychological thriller in which nothing is as it seems.  This debut work of fiction is now a major motion picture, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.  This is an off-site event held at Renee's Cafe.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
Main
Wednesday, May. 27, 6:30 PM

Explore mystery stories with us!  On May 27th, we'll be chatting about Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (won Edgar Allen Poe Award in 2014 for best novel).  We meet in Study Room #2 in the Adult Services Department.  Extra copies are being reserved through interlibrary loan, so check with the Information Desk.  Feel free to join us even if you've not read the book.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Grades K-8)
Kingsford Heights
Thursday, May. 28, 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.
YA Gaming Thursdays
YA Gaming Thursdays
Main
Thursday, May. 28, 3:00 PM
Looking for something to do after school? Join us downstairs on Thursdays in the large meeting room for video games. We change games every week. For teens in grades 6-12.
LPCPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Main
Thursday, May. 28, 6:30 P.M.
The Library Board of Trustees will hold this meeting to discuss library matters.  This meeting is open to the public.
Ghostbusters @ the Library!
Main
Friday, May. 29, 7:00 PM
There's something strange in the Main Library....Ghostbusters night at the library! Come dressed in your best 80s clothes and be prepared to participate in this interactive showing of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters! 

Have a smartphone? Bring it with you! We'll live tweet the event with our best movie commentaries using #mylplibraryghostbusters!
Craft Day for Adults with Special Needs
Main
Saturday, May. 30, 10:00 AM
Come create your very own wall hanging in the Large Meeting Room, utilizing hand and eye coordination skills.  We will have all the supplies you need and show you how to make your own piece of art.  This program is geared for adults with special needs.
Union Mills Reader’s Group
Union Mills
Monday, Jun. 1, 12:00-1:30 PM
After finding a baby that has washed ashore, an Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife must decide how to best handle the situation.  Is there a right answer?  Find out in The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
Maker Mondays: Using Tinkercad to design a 3D object to print
Main
Monday, Jun. 1, 3-5
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
This week you will learn how to design and create an object to print on a 3D printer using Tinkercad. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Objects will be printed at the next Maker Monday on June 15th. Registration is requested for those who need to use our laptops.
Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 10:00 AM
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have.  The story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers set against a backdrop of events that changed the world.
Knotty Stitchers and Crafters
Union Mills
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 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, Jun. 4, 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. 
Science and Stories
Main
Friday, Jun. 5, 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
Circuit Art Workshop
Rolling Prairie
Friday, Jun. 5, 4:00-6:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-778-2390.
Teens, help us light up our WABAC machine! Create circuit art using LED's and soldering irons. All supplies provided.
Upcycle for Home Decor
Main
Friday, Jun. 5, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Attention crafters! Re-use materials and make lampshades out of microfilm for a funky conversation piece in your home. We'll meet in the Large Meeting Room.  Registration required.
Every Hero has a Story-Time
Hanna Branch
Monday, Jun. 8, 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. 
Page Turners
Page Turners
Main
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Come and discuss the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford in the Small Meeting Room with other friendly people.  Refreshments based on the book funded by Friends of the Library are included.
Captain America and Green Lantern Super Crafts
Union Mills
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 1:00 PM
How did some of the greatest superheroes get their start? Listen to their origin stories and recreate the super-tools that give them their powers. 
Every Hero has a Story-Time
Coolspring
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 11:00 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. Wear your pajamas!
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