Recent Foundation Events

The Evolution of Black Music in America: February 16
We celebrated the roots and impact of black music on American culture with first-hand accounts of what it was like to be a black entertainer in mid-20th century America from Willie Rogers of legendary gospel group The Soul Stirrers and Billy Shelton of The Spaniels Forever. The evening was MC'd by Tom Lounges.

2017 Read-a-Thon
January 13 - February 24th
Kids pledge to read to support their school
and their library! Learn more here,
and talk to your school to participate.

A Haunted Evening at the Library with Ursula Bielski, Author of Haunted Gary and
owner of Chicago Hauntings Tours

We were delighted to welcome Ursula Bielski to the Merrillville Branch for a special presentation about her work as a paranormal investigator of Chicagoland phenomena.

The LCPL Foundation Presents The Ralph Kinsey Art Exhibit:
June 10th at the Griffith-Calumet Township Branch

Music and art lovers joined us for a special after-hours reception with artist and musician
Ralph Kinsey. The reception included a live acoustic performance by world-famous Blues
recording group, The Kinsey Report.

Annual Events

Some Foundation sponsored events, such as the Read-a-Thon and the Literary Tea, are annual events. If you missed them this year, they'll be back! The dates for these events will be announced as soon as we know them on the Upcoming Events page.

In the meantime, you can check back here as we post pictures and updates on this year's events!