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Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 10:00 am
Join our discussion of The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. A heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling.
 
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iSkills Hour
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 3:30-4:30 pm
Come to Youth Services and take your turn trying out the App of the Day on our iPad. Watch others play on the big screen. Apps will be selected for building basic skills in math, spelling, and coding. Recommended for ages 6-9.
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Coolspring Teen Advisory Board
Coolspring
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 7:00 pm
Help make a difference in your community and at your library.  Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Teen Advisory board.  Community service hours available. Fall meetings are on first Wednesdays. 
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Expert Tech Help
Coolspring
Thursday, Sep. 4, 5:00-6:45pm
Need help with your digital devices? Want to learn how to check out eBooks from the library? Get your questions answered by our IT experts. 
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Weather Forecasting with Cari Peugeot of WSBT
Main
Thursday, Sep. 4, 6:00pm
Weather Forecasting
Weather forecaster Cari Peugeot of the WSBT television station in South Bend will talk about how she predicts the weather, her education, and what it's like to be on TV.  If you've ever wondered why the weather is so hard to predict accurately, now is the time to come and find out more.  We'll meet in the Large Meeting Room at the main library.
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Canning and Food Preservation
Rolling Prairie
Friday, Sep. 5, 2:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-778-2390.
Are you a first-time gardener in need of tips for storing your harvest?   Purdue Extension Educator, Karen Richey, can help!  She will present the basics of canning and food preservation allowing you to enjoy local, seasonal produce year round.  Please register online or call the Rolling Prairie Branch at 219-778-2390 in order to have enough supplies on hand.
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"Bee" Happy!
Hanna Branch
Saturday, Sep. 6, 11:00 AM
Celebrate National Honey Month and meet local beekeepers Nolan Sampson and Kelsey Tuholski. Learn how they take care of their honey bees and how honey is made and collected. Taste some of their Sampson's Liquid Gold honey!
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Saturday Storytime Stew
Coolspring
Saturday, Sep. 6, 11:00 AM
Stories, songs, ryhmes, games, and crafts for ages 0-5.
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Union Mills Reading Group
Union Mills
Monday, Sep. 8, 12:00 PM
To celebrate Banned Books Week, join our discussion of 1978 Newbery Medal winner, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Then, come watch the film adaptation on Friday, September 26.
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Page Turners Book Discussion
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 12-1 pm
Page Turners Book Di
Come and discuss The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff, a novel about polygamy in the Mormon Church.  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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iSkills Hour
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 3:30-4:30 pm
Come to Youth Services and take your turn trying out the App of the Day on our iPad. Watch others play on the big screen. Apps will be selected for building basic skills in math, spelling, and coding. Recommended for ages 6-9.
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Local Lore: Indians of La Porte County
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 6:30-7:30pm
Mary Hedge will talk about the history of the Indians who used to live in La Porte County.  This program is co-sponsored by the La Porte Branch of the American Association of University Women.
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Hooked on Books
Fish Lake
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 6:00 PM
Join us as we discuss the 2014 Community Read title, The Territory by Tricia Fields.
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Unpulped
Off site
Thursday, Sep. 11, 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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Lego Master Builders
Main
Saturday, Sep. 13, 1:00 pm
Are you a Lego Master Builder? Work with other master builders to create, design, and make your very own Lego movie.
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Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Grades K-8)
Coolspring
Saturday, Sep. 13, 1:00 PM
Register Online or call 219-879-3272.
Strengthen your child's reading skills by having them read out loud to a certified therapy dog in a friendly, relaxed setting.  Register online or call the Coolspring branch at 219-879-3272. 
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Rolling Prairie Olde’ Farmer’s Fest Book Sale
Rolling Prairie
Saturday, Sep. 13, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Rolling Prairie Olde' Farmer's Festival is back and so is the book sale at the Rolling Prairie Library! Enjoy the festival and support the Friends of the Library. Used books in good condition for all ages will be for sale.

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Pirates, Shipwrecks, and Island Adventures
Kingsford Heights
Monday, Sep. 15, 4:00 PM
Hear tales of the dangerous deep sea and the cunning pirates who inhabit it.  Hands-on fun, plus you may learn how to speak Pirate before the night is over!
 
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iSkills Hour
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 3:30-4:30 pm
Come to Youth Services and take your turn trying out the App of the Day on our iPad. Watch others play on the big screen. Apps will be selected for building basic skills in math, spelling, and coding. Recommended for ages 6-9.
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Is Your Food Killing You - One Bite at at Time?
Fish Lake
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 6:00 PM
Join the discussion of current food issues and learn how to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle within your budget!
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