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Photos of teen and adult activities: crochet, books, craft supplies, computer work

Something to Do

While Staying Home

Stuck at home? We're here to make it a little better, because teens and adults need enrichment just as much as kids do.

This page will be updated periodically with new activities!

Just Added:

Check here for the newest activities just added to the page!

Virtual Puzzle: Merrillville's New Addition

Virtual Escape Room

Can you make it to the end?

Tests of the Worthy Chapter 1: Trial of Cunning and Insight

Tests of the Worthy Chapter 2: Trial of Strength

 

Video Guides: Crafts & Activities

Check out our playlist of crafts and how-tos (designed specially to be done with materials you probably have at home - no need to run to the craft store). We've included some tutorials on how to use our lesser-known online collections, as well!

Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles

Tip: To make the puzzles more challenging, click the rotate icon when you first open them! Or, click the grid icon to give the puzzle more (or less!) pieces.

 Purple Trees at Merrillville Branch

Sign and books Practice Shelf Care

Gnome on top of a stack of gardening books Gnome Sweet Gnome

Black tote with neon green handles. Books are popping out the top LCPL Bag O' Books

A terrier reading the book Ivan the Terrier Ivan the Terrier

The Reader statue wearing a red mask Mask Up Hoosiers!

A bronze frog sitting cross legged under a rainbow with books on meditation, coping, and being happy Peace, Love, & Books

An open book sitting on a tray in the grass with a vase of purple flowers, a teapot, a cracker and cheese plate, and a mug that says bookmarks are for quitters Bookmarks are for Quitters

Two stormtroopers behind a library desk. One is on the phone, the other is offering a book for his inspection These are Not the Books You're Looking For

The display case at lake station new chicago branch with paper decorations of books and paper letters spelling Our Books Missed You Our Books Missed You

A book lying open on a table with two stacks of books in front of it, and beyond that library shelves filled with books So Many Books

Display case filled with paper cut out decorations: Balloons, letters spelling Glad You're Back, bookworms, and books Glad You're Back

A white dog wearing glasses sitting on an old school desk with an open book. Books are Fun

A dog wearing glasses reading a book at an old timey school desk No, You Can't Borrow My Book

A 3D owl made of the pages of a discarded book Bookworm Owl

A young man sits at a picnic table reading under a large tree with splendid orange, yellow, and green leaves. Many leaves already litter the ground around him. Take a Break

R2D2 pushes a star wars book into a book drop outside Munster Branch R2D2 Returns Books

A waypointing sign showing destinations like Camelot, Who-ville, Panem, The Shire Your Next Adventure

Funny DVDs like Shazam, Rookie of the Year, and Skate Kitchen set on fake snow with snowflakes in the background Chase Away the Winter Blues

Bronze statue of two children reading on a bench Reading Statue

A small brown and white dog looking at the children's book Harry the Dirty Dog Harry Reads

Image of Bernie Sanders from the 2021 inauguration sitting with crossed arms and legs and very large mittens. Text reads Get Your Mittens on a good book. Get Your Mittens on a Good Book

A lamp in the shape of an open book, its pages glowing. It sits on top of a DVD called Enlighten Up, a book called Think by Guy P Harrison, and a book called The Dark Side of the Enlightenment by John Fleming Enlightenment

A chess board mid-game with chess instructional books stood up behind the board, one open on the corner. The novel The Queen's Gambit with the Netflix adaptation cover is in the foreground  The Queen's Gambit

The brick wall above a short bookshelf is decorated with a paper cut out of a large popcorn bag and scattered popcorn pieces. Letters spell out Pop into the library and check out a good movie  Movie Time

A row of ducks on a ledge - a few rubber ducks, a ceramic one, and in the middle Rosella wearing a face mask that looks like a duck bill  Ducks in a Row

Photo of the branch taken from a low angle with flowering plants large in the foreground  A Beautiful Day at Lake Station-New Chicago Branch

Photo of people standing at different levels on stairs holding signs that say we heart our library  We Love Our Library

Photo of a bulletin board decorated with paper ocean cut outs  Check Out the Ocean

Photo of a bulletin board decorated with tropical forest trees and animal cut outs  Check Out the Tropical Forest

Display case with a map and settings of books marked with pins and yarn  Reading Can Take You Everywhere

Woman taking many books from a shelf  I Have No Shelf Control

Stack of books with a library card on top  Library Card Sign Up Month

A brown and white dog sits among stacks and stacks of books  Perdy's Collection

Wooden shelves stocked wtih horrow books and decorated with a black cat and flying bats. There is caution tape over the front  Cats, Bats, and Books

A bulletin board with flyers for genealogy tools and events  Genealogy Offerings

A display of books all with red covers  Warm Up to a Good Book

The New Release DVD section at Merrillville  New Releases

The Giraffe sculpture from the children's department  Cecily the Giraffe

Four library workers posing with mustaches attached to the front of their face masks  We Mustache You to Solve This

A book open on a table with its center pages folded in to resemble a heart  I Heart Books

A book with several pages folded in such a way that it looks like a heart is popping out  Book Heart

The exterior of Merrillville Branch taken from a distance  Merrillville Branch

Book spines arranged in a rainbow by color on a shelf with a stuffed cat  Rainbow Books

A huge brigantine made of paper and cardboard sitting atop a bookshelf  Sail into Summer Reading

A small typewriter paperweight. The paper in it says Help. Stacks of books stretch out behind it  Need Some Help Choosing?

Huge stacks of cardboard book boxes and a round table full of books  The Big Book Sale

A library staff member holds up an old book about Dimetrodon and mimics the reptile's open mouthed grinning expression  Mimicking Dimetrodon

A large display case holding colorful dia de los muertos decorations  Día de los Muertos

Cookbooks for soup  National Soup Month

a person lying sprawled underneath many many books  Buried in Books

Chair and book with wordcloud about libraries on the wall  A Library Corner

A bushy hydrangea plant  Hydrangeas at Dyer-Schererville

An American flag made out of red white and blue book spines  Red, White, and Books

A book lying open with a pair of reading glasses on top  Reading

Many books open to show their pages  Hoosier Books

A duck puppet wearing a backpack full of books  Ducky Goes Back to School

A cat sleeping on its back in front of a book shelf  Catnap by the Books

A large crocheted bulbasaur with a witch hat and some ceramic pumpkins next to a book titled Pokemon Crochet  Crafty Crochet

A scarecrow and some decorative pumpkins surrounding the Williams Sonoma Kitchen Library Book for Thanksgiving  Happy Thanksgiving

DVD boxes labeled Oscar Winning International Films, the many faces of keanu reeves, and western collection  Binge Boxes

Books standing in a circle, spines inward, shot from above  Book Circle

Book Index to the Prerogative of Ireland, How to Trace your Irish Ancestors, and Story of the Irish Race draped with a four leaf clover scarf  Irish Genealogy

Old illustration of Merrillville Branch when it had the white paneling and yellow tower  Merrillville's New Addition

Book growing a treeGenealogy Corner

Brushing up on your family history? We can help.

Online Genealogy Research Tools

How to Find Genealogy Webinars During Quarantine

Using City Directories for Genealogy (Video) 

Read This!

LCPL staff picks for teens and adults


Want more?

Try our Reader's Advisory Tumblr!

Upcoming Events
Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books,... more
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
In this program, children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music,... more
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help support early literacy skills.
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us and bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music that teach early literacy... more
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music that teach early literacy skills. In person craft time will follow the storytime.
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Parents and caregivers of children, birth-23 months, are welcome to chat with one another and enjoy a refreshment while children explore... more
Parents and caregivers of children, birth-23 months, are welcome to chat with one another and enjoy a refreshment while children explore with books and puzzles! Registration is required.
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee & tea while getting creative with no pressure for... more
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee & tea while getting creative with no pressure for perfection. Coloring materials provided.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Teens, ages 14 - 17, who wish to volunteer during the summer will receive training. Parents are not required to attend but all... more
Teens, ages 14 - 17, who wish to volunteer during the summer will receive training. Parents are not required to attend but all volunteers must have an application signed by a parent.

Tue, May 28, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music,... more
Babies and toddlers birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.  
This event is full

Tue, May 28, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Join us for a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and an in person craft that teach pre-reading skills. This... more
Join us for a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and an in person craft that teach pre-reading skills. This program is for kids 4 to 6 years of age and their caregivers.

Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The River of Doubt" by Candice Millard. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Virtual Between the Lines Book Club reads "Switchboard Soldiers" by Jennifer Chiaverini. Books for this discussion can be picked up... more
The Virtual Between the Lines Book Club reads "Switchboard Soldiers" by Jennifer Chiaverini. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Have you seen people playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and want to try it yourself? We will be playing the fantasy RPG "Dragonbane",... more
Have you seen people playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and want to try it yourself? We will be playing the fantasy RPG "Dragonbane", a game similar to D&D. Beginners are welcome. For ages 12-18.

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming 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.

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #3
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join the Calumet Astronomical Society to learn about various topics on the cosmos!

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This class aims to help adults prepare to take the Citizenship test in Chicago at the USCIS office.

Wed, May 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the... more
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, May 29, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or... more
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! 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!

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville
Assist librarians to make the library your space. Improve activities and programs and earn volunteer hours!

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a game night for the grown ups. We will have board games and the Nintendo Wii and Switch.

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Teens, ages 14 - 17, who wish to volunteer during the summer will receive training. Parents are not required to attend but all... more
Teens, ages 14 - 17, who wish to volunteer during the summer will receive training. Parents are not required to attend but all volunteers must have an application signed by a parent.

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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, May 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, May 30, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Switchboard Soldiers" by Jennifer Chiaverini. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Switchboard Soldiers" by Jennifer Chiaverini. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, May 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A,Merrillville Zoom Room
This class will cover websites that provide access to burials in cemeteries. Learn strategies and tools to uncover death and burial... more
This class will cover websites that provide access to burials in cemeteries. Learn strategies and tools to uncover death and burial information to enhance your genealogy research.

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Teens, 11 to 17 years old, can earn volunteer hours during our Summer Reading Program! Attend one of the training meetings for more... more
Teens, 11 to 17 years old, can earn volunteer hours during our Summer Reading Program! Attend one of the training meetings for more details. Please register.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us at the library to create a clay craft using air-dry clay.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Create tie dye shirts with us during our next adult craft night! Dye will be provided, but you must provide your own white 100% cotton... more
Create tie dye shirts with us during our next adult craft night! Dye will be provided, but you must provide your own white 100% cotton t-shirt. This time we'll learn how to make the bulls-eye pattern.
This event is full

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room A
Teens ages 14 years old & up who wish to volunteer during the summer will receive training. Parents are not required to attend but all... more
Teens ages 14 years old & up who wish to volunteer during the summer will receive training. Parents are not required to attend but all volunteers must have an application & waiver signed by a parent.

Sat, Jun 01, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Adults and teens, please join us with your projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) to chat and stitch! Bring your... more
Adults and teens, please join us with your projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) to chat and stitch! Bring your supplies, and other attendees can instruct on crochet as needed.

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create.... more
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create. Please bring your own projects.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville
Join us and create a unique painting with assistance from local artist Mary Stang-Helm. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all... more
Join us and create a unique painting with assistance from local artist Mary Stang-Helm. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all materials. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Join us for games, crafts, and a bubble dance party to help kick off Summer Reading!

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Munster Branch - Children's Department
Start your summer adventure and sign-up for our Summer Reading Program! Join in on a library scavenger hunt, make crafts and enter a... more
Start your summer adventure and sign-up for our Summer Reading Program! Join in on a library scavenger hunt, make crafts and enter a drawing for a cool prize. No registration needed.

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Learn what it's like to be a musher - meet three-time participant in the 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Karen Land, and her... more
Learn what it's like to be a musher - meet three-time participant in the 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Karen Land, and her Alaskan husky, Noggin! Space is limited, registration is a must.

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:30pm
St. John Branch - Patio
Teens are invited to kickoff our summer reading program with an outdoor celebration. We’ll have sidewalk chalk, games, snacks, and... more
Teens are invited to kickoff our summer reading program with an outdoor celebration. We’ll have sidewalk chalk, games, snacks, and more! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Sat, Jun 01, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library - Main Level
To kick off the summer, we're hosting our 3rd annual Creative Arts Summit, showcasing local creators-- from painters to writers to... more
To kick off the summer, we're hosting our 3rd annual Creative Arts Summit, showcasing local creators-- from painters to writers to craft-makers & more. Come see what our community has to offer!!

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Families are invited to join us at the Lake Station-New Chicago Library for games, activities, crafts and treats to kick off Summer... more
Families are invited to join us at the Lake Station-New Chicago Library for games, activities, crafts and treats to kick off Summer Reading 2024!

Sat, Jun 01, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
We will have a chocolate adventure watching this matinee film while munching on popcorn and candy and drinking coffee, lemonade, or... more
We will have a chocolate adventure watching this matinee film while munching on popcorn and candy and drinking coffee, lemonade, or water. Rated PG; 112 minute runtime.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This program aims to help adults prepare to pass the Citizenship test in Chicago-USCIS.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Families are welcome to bring a picnic-style lunch and enjoy a movie at the library each Monday during Summer Reading. Rated PG; 96... more
Families are welcome to bring a picnic-style lunch and enjoy a movie at the library each Monday during Summer Reading. Rated PG; 96 minute runtime.

Mon, Jun 03, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Bring the whole family! The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members can move around, talk, and sing. Snacks... more
Bring the whole family! The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members can move around, talk, and sing. Snacks are welcome! Rated PG; 102 minute runtime.

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Join the Portokalos family as they travel to a family reunion in Greece. 92 min runtime; rated PG-13.

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merillville Branch - Children's Department
Patrons of all ages are invited to register for Summer Reading and take cheesy tourist photos with our green screen. Reading Program... more
Patrons of all ages are invited to register for Summer Reading and take cheesy tourist photos with our green screen. Reading Program registration is open all summer long.

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this afternoon movie with us! Popcorn and snacks will be served. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Mon, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming 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.

Mon, Jun 03, 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.

Mon, Jun 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours and help the St. John Branch create teen programs, displays, and more! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12.... more
Earn volunteer hours and help the St. John Branch create teen programs, displays, and more! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12. Please register.

Mon, Jun 03, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join the Chess Club. Please register and bring your own board.

Mon, Jun 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Record your summer of adventures by journaling! You can submit (2) photos to hobart@lcplin.org the week prior, and we will print them in... more
Record your summer of adventures by journaling! You can submit (2) photos to hobart@lcplin.org the week prior, and we will print them in color for you to add that personal touch.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Are you a fan of anime or manga? If so, come to our monthly Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch. We watch 3-4 episodes of your... more
Are you a fan of anime or manga? If so, come to our monthly Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch. We watch 3-4 episodes of your choosing each month. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Inviting teens, ages 12-18, to TAB, LEGO®, and Board Game Night. Play games and help plan upcoming teen programs for the Highland... more
Inviting teens, ages 12-18, to TAB, LEGO®, and Board Game Night. Play games and help plan upcoming teen programs for the Highland branch. Registration required. Snacks will be provided.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room,Munster Zoom Room
Teens get volunteer hours! Help plan programs and projects at the library. Interested teens, ages 11 - 17, can attend. Zoom available.... more
Teens get volunteer hours! Help plan programs and projects at the library. Interested teens, ages 11 - 17, can attend. Zoom available. Please register.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 3:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Learn defensive driving techniques, safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. $20 for AARP members; $25 for... more
Learn defensive driving techniques, safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members. To register, call Jeanette Pike of AARP at 219-949-6307.  

Tue, Jun 04, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 04, 10:15am - 10:45am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help... more
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's travel film about Vatican City. Runtime: 60 mins. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, music, and a craft that teaches early literacy... more
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, music, and a craft that teaches early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children ages 2 & 3, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and craft, that teach early... more
This is a storytime for children ages 2 & 3, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all children and adults attending.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books,... more
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
In this program, toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join fellow baby and toddler caregivers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is... more
Join fellow baby and toddler caregivers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not required.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help... more
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
During this storytime 4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an... more
During this storytime 4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.

Tue, Jun 04, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 2-4 are invited to join us in the Children's Programming Room to play with unique toys and socialize.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health): Learn about physical activity, healthy food choices and enjoy a free snack and gift each... more
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health): Learn about physical activity, healthy food choices and enjoy a free snack and gift each week. Ages 8-13. Parents may attend as well. Lesson: 30 minutes.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Join us for this series of cross-stitch events. Learn some basic stitching skills and make a fun project! Registration is required.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us every other Tuesday to try out a new craft or art project, June 4 - July 30! All supplies provided. Please register.

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us to watch episodes of shounen and adventure anime.

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us for the first Teen Afternoon Karaoke at the Dyer-Schererville library! Sing to your heart's content and have fun! Must register... more
Join us for the first Teen Afternoon Karaoke at the Dyer-Schererville library! Sing to your heart's content and have fun! Must register first. Ages 11-17.

Rescheduled
Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
New date Tuesday, June 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville
Join us to learn about financial literacy during these three class sessions featuring Misty De La Cruz from First Financial Bank.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us to learn about financial literacy during these three class sessions featuring Misty De La Cruz from First Financial Bank.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Hobart Community Center - 111 E Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana 46342
All ages are invited to join us for a wild animal show! Mark will bring an assortment of animals to teach us about his amazing critters!... more
All ages are invited to join us for a wild animal show! Mark will bring an assortment of animals to teach us about his amazing critters! Event will be held at Hobart Community Center!

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This class aims to help adults prepare to take the Citizenship test in Chicago at the USCIS office.

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the... more
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
All ages are invited to join us for a wild animal show! Mark will bring an assortment of animals into the library and teach us about his... more
All ages are invited to join us for a wild animal show! Mark will bring an assortment of animals into the library and teach us about his amazing critters!

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come make a fun craft out of recycled materials with the folks from the Enviromobile! Space is limited, everyone must be registered to... more
Come make a fun craft out of recycled materials with the folks from the Enviromobile! Space is limited, everyone must be registered to attend.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Students will explore creative ways to reuse items that would have otherwise been thrown away or recycled.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Learn how to make paper fortune tellers and use them to craft an adventure story.

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us as we kick off our Summer Reading Program with the Science Heroes Interactive S.T.E.M. Show! Please register each child and... more
Join us as we kick off our Summer Reading Program with the Science Heroes Interactive S.T.E.M. Show! Please register each child and adult that will be attending!
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Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
All ages are invited to join us for a wild animal show! Mark will bring animals into the library and teach us about his amazing... more
All ages are invited to join us for a wild animal show! Mark will bring animals into the library and teach us about his amazing critters! Young children should be accompanied by an adult

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Teens (11-17 years old) will learn about the important design and construction of a landfill by making their own edible version. Must... more
Teens (11-17 years old) will learn about the important design and construction of a landfill by making their own edible version. Must register.

Wed, Jun 05, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake - Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or... more
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! 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!

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Why should the kids get to have all the fun? Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month for adult Dungeons & Dragons and experience the... more
Why should the kids get to have all the fun? Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month for adult Dungeons & Dragons and experience the adventure! Seats are limited, so registration is required.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens will learn to make their own bubble tea in a variety of flavors! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Dr. Eric Stumpf will present the basics of genealogy as you begin your journey tracking your family's history.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville
Bring any low-mess craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, coloring, origami, jewelry-making) and enjoy meeting and sharing ideas... more
Bring any low-mess craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, coloring, origami, jewelry-making) and enjoy meeting and sharing ideas with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
For this storytime babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to... more
For this storytime babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register each... more
This is a storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register each child and adult planning to attend.
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Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
A hands-on look at the water cycle with the Lake County SWCD. Children will roll the dice to travel the world as a water molecule and... more
A hands-on look at the water cycle with the Lake County SWCD. Children will roll the dice to travel the world as a water molecule and make a bracelet to commemorate their journey.
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Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach... more
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your... more
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:15am - 12:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Program for toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver to participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities.... more
Program for toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver to participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Save the Dunes presents “Animals & Ecosystems”, an educational journey of the biodiversity & beauty of the Indiana Dunes & the... more
Save the Dunes presents “Animals & Ecosystems”, an educational journey of the biodiversity & beauty of the Indiana Dunes & the critters who call the dunes home. Registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Tamara Kruse of Elderwerks Educational Services will explain different aging options as well as the different levels and costs of care... more
Tamara Kruse of Elderwerks Educational Services will explain different aging options as well as the different levels and costs of care throughout the continuum of Senior Living.   

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-nine, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for June.... more
Join the discussion of Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-nine, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for June. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Embrace your inner sleuth and work to solve a mystery using a Hunt a Killer Moon mystery set. Each session will feature a new goal.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
D&D comes to the Munster Branch Library! Join our campaign for Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk and get to the bottom of what... more
D&D comes to the Munster Branch Library! Join our campaign for Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk and get to the bottom of what is plaguing the town of Phandalin.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster Branch Library - Children's Area
In this program, children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Thursday, June 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville
Welcome to an evening of entertainment provided by the NWI Choral group, The Noteables. This special event is sponsored by the LCPL... more
Welcome to an evening of entertainment provided by the NWI Choral group, The Noteables. This special event is sponsored by the LCPL Foundation. Please register.

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Welcome to an evening of entertainment provided by the NWI Choral group, The Noteables. This special event is sponsored by the LCPL... more
Welcome to an evening of entertainment provided by the NWI Choral group, The Noteables. This special event is sponsored by the LCPL Foundation. Please register.