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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.
Limit by location:  Limit by audience:  
Union Mills
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1:00-3:00 PM
This is a crochet and knitting group.  Please bring a project to work on.
Main
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 6:00 PM
The young at heart will hear stories about the traditions of St. Nicholas throughout the world from HFK Presents, as performed by Terry Lynch.  The Yuletide spirit will come shining through as audience members learn the answer to such questions as: Where did the Christmas tree originate? Why do we give gifts? Why do we hang Christmas stockings?  No important secrets will be revealed!
Kingsford Heights
Thursday, Dec. 18, 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 freindly, relaxed setting.  
Kingsford Heights
Thursday, Dec. 18, 4:00-6:00 PM
Like to play games?  Join other teens in the library for a night of board games, video games and fun! Games and systems provided.  Please sign in at the desk prior to start time to participate.  Ages 12 & up.
Coolspring
Thursday, Dec. 18, 5:00-7:00 PM
Join us for a presentation from IU Health La Porte, questions and answers regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Marketplace, and enrollment.
Hanna Branch
Thursday, Dec. 18, 6:00 PM
Learn the history of some popular holiday carols, then go caroling with South Central High School musicians!  We’ll warm up with cookies and cocoa after caroling.
Main
Thursday, Dec. 18, 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
Main
Thursday, Dec. 18, 6:30 PM
Explore the diverse world of mystery stories with us!  For our December 18th meeting, we'll be talking about Private, the first in James Patterson's Private Detective Agency series.  We meet in Study Room #1 in the Adult Services Department.  Hope to see you there.
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 24,
All Locations
Thursday, Dec. 25,
Union Mills
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2:00-3:30 PM
Come to the Union Mills Library to watch a film that puts a new twist on an old favorite.  A wonderful movie for the entire family starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.  Refreshments will be provided.
Main
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 11:00am-12:10pm

Make some noise without missing your bedtime. Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve. Balloon drop, noise makers and celebratory activities.

Families welcome.
Union Mills
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1:00-3:00 PM
This is a crochet and knitting group.  Please bring a project to work on.
Kingsford Heights
Saturday, Jan. 3, 10:00 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.
Kingsford Heights
Monday, Jan. 5,
"Futuristic Libraries"- Design and submit your own bookmark with a Futuristic Library theme.  Two winners will be published.  Details and rules available at the library.  (K-5th grade)
Union Mills
Monday, Jan. 5, 12:00 - 1:30pm
In The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.
Kingsford Heights
Tuesday, Jan. 6,
"Futuristic Libraries"- Design and submit your own bookmark with a Futuristic Library theme.  Two winners will be published.  Details and rules available at the library.  (K-5th grade)
Rolling Prairie
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 10:00 AM
After a widower and his children place an ad for a housekeeper, they get more than they bargained for when Rose and her brother Morris move to Montana in Ivan Doig's The Whistling Season.
Coolspring
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 5:00 PM
Beat the winter time blues and start preparing for fishing season.  Larry Swinger will demonstrate and instruct on how to make your own homemade fishing lures.
Kingsford Heights
Wednesday, Jan. 7,
"Futuristic Libraries"- Design and submit your own bookmark with a Futuristic Library theme.  Two winners will be published.  Details and rules available at the library.  (K-5th grade)
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