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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Summer Learning Adve
All Locations
Friday, Jul. 31,
The Summer Learning Adventure is for all ages and runs from June 1 to July 31. Register now! 
Superhero Photo Shoot
Hanna Branch
Thursday, Jul. 2, 1:00 PM
Become a superhero using our stand-ups and props! Create a mask of your favorite superhero to wear home.
Pack-A-Sack: Track Time!
Main
Monday, Jul. 6, 11:00 AM
Pack a lunch, grab a blanket, and head over to the Main Library on Mondays at 11:00 am for our Pack-A-Sack series beginning June 15. Race on over (safely of course!) and meet retired race car driver Tony Kester. Learn about the equipment, safety flags, and get your picture taken with an official race car.  Zoom, zoom, zoom!
Union Mills Reader’s Group
Union Mills
Monday, Jul. 6, 12:00-1:30 PM
A professional matchmaker finds out she only has six months to live, so she goes out in search of her husband's next wife in The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge.
Animated Super Legos
Kingsford Heights
Monday, Jul. 6, 4:00 PM
Use Little Bits electronics to make an animated talking head out of building blocks!
Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 10:00 AM
In Kimberly McCreight's Reconstructing Amelia a young girl's tragic death is not what it seems. This novel about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition proves a mother's love is undying.
Heroes in Your Neighborhood
Union Mills
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 1:00 PM
Hear real-life stories of firefighters and police, find out about the dangerous situations they encounter. Noble Township Volunteer Firefighters and La Porte County Sheriff's Office patrol officers Joel Shannon and James Lear will be our guides. 
Tail Waggin’ T
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Main
Wednesday, Jul. 8,
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Strengthen your child's reading skills by having them read out loud to a certified therapy dog in a friendly, relaxed setting. Registration required.
Every Hero has a Story-Time
Coolspring
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 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!
Knotty Stitchers and Crafters
Union Mills
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 1:00-3:00 PM
Love to cross stitch, crochet, or knit? Join this group and work on your latest project while you visit.
Be your own Superhero: Budget Cleaning Solutions
Kingsford Heights
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-393-3280.
Keep your home clean without breaking the bank. Learn how to make your own cost-effective laundry detergent and household cleaners that are also environmentally friendly. 
Hooked on Books
Fish Lake
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 6:00 PM
A painting sparks a dangerous obsession and ignites a battle over its true ownership in The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Mojes. 
Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Jul. 9, 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. 
Make a Robotic Hand Model
Hanna Branch
Thursday, Jul. 9, 1:00 PM
Become a cyborg! Make a bendable, usable hand out of cardboard and other household supplies!
Finch Robots for Tee
Finch Robots for Teens
Main
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2:00 pm
Robots are taking over the library! Learn how to program a robot to follow your commands. Tell your robot to move, light up, and speak!  Finch robots introduce the basics of coding to any age and skill level.  No experience is required for this class.
Jewelry Soldering Workshop
Fish Lake
Thursday, Jul. 9, 3:00-5:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-369-1337.
Design and create your own jewelry using soldering irons.
Finch Robots Jr.
Main
Thursday, Jul. 9, 5:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-362-6156.
Robots are taking over the library! Learn how to program a robot to follow your commands. Tell your robot to move, light up, and speak!  Finch robots introduce the basics of coding to any age and skill level.  Registration is required for this class.  Registrants should include at least one grownup and up to two children.
Science and Stories
Main
Friday, Jul. 10, 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.
 
Be your own Superhero: Protect your Online Identity
Coolspring
Friday, Jul. 10, 12:00 PM
You don't need a superhero to protect your identity online - you can do it yourself! Learn how to minimize your risk of online fraud and protect yourself as a consumer. 
Be your own Superhero: Protect your Identity Online
Union Mills
Friday, Jul. 10, 2:30 PM
You don't need a superhero to protect your identity online - you can do it yourself! Learn how to minimize your risk of online fraud and protect yourself as a consumer.
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