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Upcoming Events
Fri, Jul 01, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Circ Desk
Drop-in scavenger hunt in the children's area all month long. Participants get a small prize.

Fri, Jul 01, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Circ Desk
Come to the library and let the story lead you on an adventure. Children and their parents will follow each page of the story on a walk... more
Come to the library and let the story lead you on an adventure. Children and their parents will follow each page of the story on a walk around the library. Available all month long!

Fri, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as... more
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as new titles.

Sat, Jul 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Bring your current projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) for an opportunity to chat and create! Other attendees... more
Bring your current projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) for an opportunity to chat and create! Other attendees would be happy to instruct on crochet as needed.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Merrillville - Middle Level Information Desk
Do you like puzzles? Looking for a fun way to pass the time? Try a Samurai Sudoku today! It's just like Sudoku, but with five puzzles in... more
Do you like puzzles? Looking for a fun way to pass the time? Try a Samurai Sudoku today! It's just like Sudoku, but with five puzzles in one! Available all week long while supplies last!

Tue, Jul 05, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a take-home craft. Anyone present in the room... more
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a take-home craft. Anyone present in the room must register individually.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Storytime via Zoom featuring stories, fingerplays, other activities and a craft (available for pick up) that support important... more
Storytime via Zoom featuring stories, fingerplays, other activities and a craft (available for pick up) that support important pre-reading skills for kids 2-6. Email address required.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and a craft. Must register.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:30am - 12:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Travel with us to historic sites in the United States including the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and the Great Salt Lake Shorelands... more
Travel with us to historic sites in the United States including the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. Refreshments will be served. Please Register.

Tue, Jul 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Paul Atreides must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. 2h35min; PG13

Tue, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this thrilling action movie with us! Seating is limited.

Tue, Jul 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Learn the ice dyeing technique and then make your own ice dyed creation! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12.

Tue, Jul 05, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn ... or bring along a project you're already working on!

Tue, Jul 05, 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to wear pajamas in an early literacy storytime filled with books, songs, and rhymes.

Tue, Jul 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own... more
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Wed, Jul 06, 9:30am - 9:50am
Munster - Munster Zoom Room
This Zoom lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Munster - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregiver, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music,... more
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregiver, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 11:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult... more
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult caregiver. Please register each baby, child, teen & adult attending.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Zoom Room
Preschool children 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a family story time via zoom. Please register with an email to... more
Preschool children 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a family story time via zoom. Please register with an email to take part.

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 3:00pm
Hobart - New Books and Magazine Area
Stop by to learn about all the services offered by Indiana's Office of the Attorney General such as identifying and handling unclaimed... more
Stop by to learn about all the services offered by Indiana's Office of the Attorney General such as identifying and handling unclaimed property, consumer protection, and how to avoid scams.

Wed, Jul 06, 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult... more
Rhymes, books, music, and movement, designed to help with early literacy skills, for young children birth - 23 mos with an adult caregiver. This is a repeat of the 11:30 class. Please register.

Wed, Jul 06, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft... more
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jul 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp Branch - Public Table
Folks of all ages are invited to a fun afternoon of Scrabble. Increase your vocabulary while having a great time! Bring a friend!

Wed, Jul 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Tweens, ages 10 to 13, can learn to use the library's green screen. Registration is required. Masks must be worn during the program.

Wed, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Come on to the library and play some video games! We have Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and more! Must sign up first!

Wed, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Paint your own sea creatures using wood cut-outs. Supplies provided. Be prepared to get messy. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be... more
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Enjoy a night of fun trivia for the whole family! Compete in teams of 1-4 players, registration is required for all players.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Start Month 2 of Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program with more water themed trivia. Another 4 rounds with forms and power... more
Start Month 2 of Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program with more water themed trivia. Another 4 rounds with forms and power point to play along. Play in groups or on your own!

Thu, Jul 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room,Meeting Room A
Kids ages 6 months and up will enjoy interacting with blocks at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy,... more
Kids ages 6 months and up will enjoy interacting with blocks at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and other skills.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Baby storytime is a half hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:15am - 1:15pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities... more
Toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:30am - 11:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important... more
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Baby storytime is a half hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jul 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Learn about recycling and the environment with Lake County Solid Waste Management's Enviromobile.

Canceled
Thu, Jul 07, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Dyer-Schererville
Families are invited to participate in a family story time via Zoom. Please register with an email to take part.

Thu, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Through H2O experiments and hands-on activities, children will learn more about water! Wear old clothes. Registration is required.... more
Through H2O experiments and hands-on activities, children will learn more about water! Wear old clothes. Registration is required. Registration opens May 29th.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Come hang out and play some games! We provide the video games & board games...you bring your friends & family to join in on the fun! All... more
Come hang out and play some games! We provide the video games & board games...you bring your friends & family to join in on the fun! All ages.

Thu, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Paint your own sea creatures using wood cut-outs. Supplies provided. Be prepared to get messy. Registration required.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thu, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of All the Devils are Here, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for July. Pick up a copy at... more
Join the discussion of All the Devils are Here, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for July. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Jul 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Are you a fan of anime or manga? Come to the Lake Station-New Chicago's Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch and to discuss your... more
Are you a fan of anime or manga? Come to the Lake Station-New Chicago's Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch and to discuss your favorite manga. Ages 12-18.

Thu, Jul 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Dive into Oceans, a spectacular story about remarkable creatures under the sea. Join us as we take a trip below the water's surface and... more
Dive into Oceans, a spectacular story about remarkable creatures under the sea. Join us as we take a trip below the water's surface and enjoy a snack. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster Branch - Children's Area
Children of all ages and reading levels will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer. ... more
Children of all ages and reading levels will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer. Registration of all attendees is required.

Fri, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Friendship grows between a sea monster disguised as a human and a human being. Enjoy a movie at the library! Children must be attend... more
Friendship grows between a sea monster disguised as a human and a human being. Enjoy a movie at the library! Children must be attend with an adult. Rated PG; 101 minutes. Registration required.

Fri, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as... more
Children of all ages and their families are invited to the library for some movie fun. Join us every Friday for old favorites as well as new titles.

Fri, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a movie projected on the big screen!

Sat, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
All children and their families are invited to come and read to these certified therapy dogs. Please Register.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
International Film Series. Adults only. Icelandic with English subtitles. 109 Minutes. Registration and masks required.

Sat, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us for a showing of Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse! Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided. Must register! Ages 12-17 Rated PG.... more
Join us for a showing of Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse! Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided. Must register! Ages 12-17 Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Announcements

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Our app now offers curbside pickup! You'll see this option when you have holds ready for pickup. Use it to let us know you're on your way and tap "I'm Here!" when you arrive for quick service without the phone call.

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July 4: All Locations Closed

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