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2nd Saturday Storywalk!
Main
Saturday, Aug. 9, 4:00pm-7:00pm
2nd Saturday Storywa
Follow the story of Art and Max, written and illustrated by Caldecott Award winning artist David Wiesner, through downtown La Porte. The story starts in the planter at the corner of Lincolnway and Monroe Ave., in front of Angie's.  Read the book along Lincolnway and Indiana Ave. until you come to "The End" at the Library.  At the Library, you'll be able to view the painting, Coyote, by Jeff Hamm, which is on loan from the art collection at Purdue North Central.  Learn about Jeff Ham's style of painting and create your own work of art.  Check out this completely new way to experience a book, it's the perfect family outing.


Baby Storytime
Main
Thursday, Jul. 31, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, and play designed to promote early language development and future reading skills.  This program is intended for babies 0-24 months and their caregivers. 
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Union Mills Reading Group
Union Mills
Monday, Aug. 4, 12:00 PM
Drop by the branch anytime during the month to pick up that month's selection.  Then attend our friendly meeting to discuss the title.  For more information, call the Union Mills Branch at 219-767-2604.
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Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 10:00 AM
Join us for our August selection, Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen.  "Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died.  She swore she'd look after her sister Troo.  Keep her safe.  But like her granny always said, actions speak louder than words." 
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Summertime Storytime
Union Mills
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1:00 PM
Summertime Storytime
Sing a tune, move to the groove, and enjoy stories at our interactive storytimes this summer. We'll make a craft or have a fun activity too.
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Local Lore: From Buckboards to Running Boards: The History of Cars in La Porte County
Main
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6:30-7:30pm
Mr. Arnie Bass, a retired teacher and president of the La Porte County Historical Society, will talk about his research on cars in La Porte County.  Then those in attendance can share their memories or just listen.  We'll meet just outside of the Indiana Room on the main floor of the library.
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Hooked on Books
Fish Lake
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6:00 PM
For August, we will be discussing The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. 
"Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women."   
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Summertime Storytime
Hanna Branch
Monday, Aug. 11, 1:00 PM
Summertime Storytime
Sing a tune, move to the groove, and enjoy stories at our interactive storytimes this summer. We'll make a craft or have a fun activity too.
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Page Turners Book Discussion
Main
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 12-1 pm
Page Turners Book Di
Come and discuss The Supremes at Earl's all-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore, a novel about 3 friends since high school who meet at a restaurant every Sunday.  Refreshments based on the book will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Library.  You may bring a sack lunch if you wish.  Copies of the book in regular and large print and as an e-book may be checked out to read ahead of time if you wish.  Everyone is welcome to join in on this friendly discussion!
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Summertime Storytime
Fish Lake
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2:00 PM
Summertime Storytime
Sing a tune, move to the groove, and enjoy stories at our interactive storytimes this summer.  We'll make a craft or have a fun activity too.
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Unpulped
Off site
Thursday, Aug. 14, 6pm
Unpulped; A book club for patrons in their 20s and 30s who are looking for a non traditonal book club. We'll be reading contemporary eclectic fiction, non-fiction, classics, plays, myths and whatever we feel like! Come join us to discuss books and expand your social circle. We meet at Twisted K-8 in downtown LaPorte.
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Summertime Storytime
Kingsford Heights
Saturday, Aug. 16, 10:30 AM
Summertime Storytime
Sing a tune, move to the groove, and enjoy stories at our interactive storytimes this summer. We'll make a craft or have a fun activity too.
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Tech Help
Main
Monday, Aug. 18, 2:30-5pm
Tech Help
Come to the Computer Lab for tech answers about, email, downloads, Zinio, eMagazines or any other questions about devices or software.
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The Panel
Main
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6pm
The Panel's August meeting.
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APPY Hour/Tech Help
Fish Lake
Thursday, Aug. 21, 5:30 - 7:00
APPY Hour/Tech Help

Google Apps, Android Apps and Apple Apps, there are millions of them. Appy Hour is a great time to talk about your favorite ones and learn about what others download and use. Being tech savvy is not necessary, bring your new devices and we will get you started and even stick around afterwards to answer any questions you might have.
 
Tech Help is an opportunity to ask any kind of question about your electronic devices, software, Apps or anything else computer related. Whether it is a tablet, smartphone, laptop or digital camera, there are experts on staff that can help you understand how your device works. We can also help you check out a book, magazine or download music from our digital collection. No question is too small, so stop in and see us!
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Main
Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30 PM
The Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly 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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Nighttime Storytime
Main
Monday, Aug. 25, 6:30 PM
Nighttime Storytime

Join us for a special nighttime storytime with our friends from Dunebrook!  Sing, play, read, and laugh your way to early literacy with this interactive storytime.  Intended for children ages 0-5, with a caretaker.
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Summertime Storytime
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11:00 AM
Summertime Storytime
Sing a tune, move to the groove, and enjoy stories at our interactive storytimes this summer. We'll make a craft or have a fun activity too.
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Tech Help
Main
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 5-8pm
Tech Help
Come to the Computer Lab for tech answers about, email, downloads, Zinio, eMagazines or any other questions about devices or software.
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Coolspring Book Club
Coolspring
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7:00 PM
Drop by the branch anytime during the month to pick up that month’s selection. Then attend our friendly Book Club meeting on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss the title.  
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