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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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iSkills Hour
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 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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Printmaking for Teens
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 3:30 pm
Feeling creative? Try making your own prints! We’ll teach you a variety of printmaking techniques and give you supplies and tools to make your own. For students in grades 6-12.
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Expert Tech Help
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 5-8
Drop by the computer lab to learn anything from why your tablet won't let you dowload books to why won't your computer let you browse the web. Our experts can help you navigate technology. Bring your own device or use one of ours.
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Chapter Chats
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 6 pm (10/21/2014)
Join our book club for kids in grades 3-5. We'll talk books and have some fun. Pick up your copy of the book in Youth Services beginning the first of the month.
September 23 A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
October 21 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

 
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Pioneer Toys
Union Mills
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 6:00 PM

Visit with the "Hoosier Pioneer" to find out how kids entertained themselves long ago.  Try your skills with old-fashioned toys!

 
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Banned Books Week Mini-book Workshop
Coolspring
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 7:00 PM

Create a miniature book at this hands-on workshop.  Find out what Banned Books Week and learn more about books you've probably already read that have been banned.

 
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Main
Thursday, Sep. 25, 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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Mystery Lovers’ Book Club
Main
Thursday, Sep. 25, 6:30 PM
If you love a mystery in any style, this new book discussion group is for you.  We'll be meeting on the last Thursday of every month in Study Room 1 in the Adult Services Department.  This is the first meeting.  We will be discussing The Territory by Tricia Fields.
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Family Fun Movie Nights
Coolspring
Friday, Sep. 26, 6:00 pm
Bring the whole family every fourth Friday this fall and enjoy movies on our big screen. 
September 26 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
October 24 - Monster's University, monster craft fun and treats.
November 21 - LEGO Movie, build with LEGOs while you watch the show. Sponsored by Friends of the La Porte County Public Library.
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Banned Books Week Movie Night
Union Mills
Friday, Sep. 26, 6:00 PM
Join us for the film adaptation of the 1978 Newbery Medal winner and frequently challenged book, Bridge to Terabithia.  Rated PG.
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Nighttime Storytime
Main
Monday, Sep. 29, 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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iSkills Hour
Main
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 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 Book Club
Coolspring
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 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.  In September, we'll be discussing the classic, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
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Coolspring Teen Advisory Board
Coolspring
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 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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Saturday Storytime Stew
Coolspring
Saturday, Oct. 4, 11:00 AM
Stories, songs, ryhmes, games, and crafts for ages 0-5.
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Union Mills Reading Group
Union Mills
Monday, Oct. 6, 12:00 PM
Join us as we discuss When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.  "As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, 'The $20,000 Pyramid,' a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space."
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Rolling Prairie Reading Group
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10:00 am
Join our discussion of Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld, author of American Wife and Prep. A mesmerizing novel of family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief.
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LEGO Club
Union Mills
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4:00 PM
Contests among friends, group building, and engineering fun with a different theme each week!
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Pajama Storytimes
Coolspring
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:00 PM
Wear your pajamas and enjoy some bedtime stories!
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Unpulped
Off site
Thursday, Oct. 9, 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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