Celebrate National Library Week!

Misty Copeland, honorary chair of National Library Week 2018

April 8 - 14, 2018

If you love free access to books, taking classes to learn new skills, using our online resources to support your business, or any of the other things your public library brings to the community, now's the time to celebrate! National Library Week is onserved in libraries nation-wide each year. This year's theme is "Libraries Lead" and American Ballet Theatre Princpal Dancer Misty Copeland serves as this year's Honorary Chair.

Our Gifts to You

We're celebrating with plenty of events at each of the branches, plus a special gift for you: our first-ever LCPL app! You can download it for your Android or iOS devices. It's a great way to keep track of your upcoming events, checkouts, and everything else happening at the library.

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Lynda.com logoBut wait, there's more! Your library card now gives you access to Lynda.com, a library of video courses to help you learn a range of skills. From marketing and business courses, to tutorials on Microsoft Office products, to 3D animation and music recording classes, there's something for everyone on Lynda.com. Start learning today.

National Library Week Events

Visit our calendar and search "National Library Week" to sort by date, branch, or age group!

Pajama Storytime (Ages 0-6)
Date: April 11, 6:00 PM, Lake Station-New Chicago Branch
For: Ages 0-6
Families are invited to join us for a storytime to celebrate National Library Week! We will read books, sing songs and make a craft! Kids can wear their pajamas to this relaxed evening story time. Sign up here

National Library Week Storytime (Ages 4 & 5)
Date: April 12, 10:00 AM, Merrillville Branch
For: Ages 4 & 5
Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts for National Library Week. Sign up here

Pajama Storytime (All Ages)
Date: April 12, 2:00 PM, Dyer-Schererville Branch
For: Families
Wear your favorite pj's to this family story time in honor of National Library Week.Sign up here

National Library Week Family Story Time
Date: April 12, 4:30 PM, St. John Branch
For: Families
This is a special storytime session for all children and their families. We will hear stories and make a craft. Come enjoy everything the library has to offer! Sign up here

MakerStation: Creative Recycling
Date: April 14, 1:00 PM, Highland Branch
For: Adults
Learn how to turn that old, unusable book into something of value again—from jewelry to pencil holders to vases, décor, & more. Let's celebrate National Library Week & create with books! Sign up here

An Inside Look at the Library of Congress
Date: April 14, 1:00 PM, Cedar Lake Branch
For: Adults
Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books." Sign up here

Drop-In Storytime
Date: April 14, 1:00 PM, Cedar Lake Branch
For: Families
All ages are invited to drop in for stories, crafts, and music. Celebrate the library with us and have some fun! Sign up here

Man of a Thousand Cards Magic Show
Date: April 14, 2:00 PM, Lake Station-New Chicago Branch
For: All ages
Prepare to be wowed by the magical performance of The Man of a Thousand Cards. It will be a spectacular show featuring levitation, card tricks, illusions, and more. Lots of fun for the whole family! Sign up here