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Lake County Public Library Computer

Guidelines for Public Use of Library Computers

A library card is required to use the Library's computers. Visitors to Northwest Indiana may apply for an in-house use card with no borrowing privileges to log on to the computers.

All cardholders in good standing may use Web PCs after signing the Internet Use Agreement.  Parents must sign the agreement for children under 18.

You must agree to abide by the below guidelines and the Library's Computer Use Policy before using Library PCs. The privilege of using Library computers may be revoked if you violate the Library's Computer Use Policy or fail to comply with the guidelines below.

The Library cooperates fully with law enforcement if you engage in illegal activity while using the Library's computers or network.

Use Restrictions

  • Do not display sexually explicit graphics or detailed graphics of violence.

  • Do not run programs from any type of disk.

  • Do not alter Library hardware or attach peripherals except for floppy disks, USB drives, media cards, or headphones.

  • The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to user equipment or data.

  • 60 minutes per user per day

Printing

  • Black and white - 5¢ per page

E-Mail, Chat, Online Use of Credit Cards

  • Use at your own risk.

  • Parents, please monitor your minor children's use of chat.

  • Staff can provide you with assistance signing on to Library PCs. If you are not familiar with using computers or the Web, please register for the training classes offered at all branches before using library PCs.

Classes
Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth - 6 and their family. We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become naturalized citizens.

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

Tue, Feb 07, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 10:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program 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.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 07, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 07, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
For 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, Feb 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dyer-Schererville Branch - Tutor Table
Book this one-hour session to receive individualized instruction in basic technology skills. Registrant may be contacted before the session to discuss the type of help needed.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 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 mat to class.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become legal Citizens.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please note NEW afternoon time.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Printmaker Ida Short will be visiting with her antique table top printing presses! Learn about the art of letterpress and make your own valentines.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
School age children are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with fun projects at the library. Please wear clothes you do not mind getting messy in.

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Registration for all children & adults attending is required.
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become naturalized citizens.

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dyer-Schererville Branch - Tutor table
Book this one-hour session to receive individualized instruction in basic technology skills. Registrant may be contacted before the session to discuss the type of help needed.
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Mon, Feb 13, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
A storytime for preschoolers and their families where they can enjoy books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas!

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:15am - 11:15am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for children, ages 4-6 and their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Munster - 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 early literacy skills. Please register all attending. 
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program 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.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, can enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
For this storytime children 2 & 3 years of age, and their caregivers, are invited to a toddler storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, and songs that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
During this program we'll watch a video produced by the Foreign Policy Association about foreign policy issues and discuss what we've learned. No experience is necessary - the goal is simply to learn!

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become legal Citizens.

Wed, Feb 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
NorthShore Health Centers will be at the library to offer a class where you’ll learn how to manage diabetes with a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and proper nutrition. Please register.

Wed, Feb 15, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids ages 4-6.

Wed, Feb 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
NorthShore Health Centers will be at the library to offer a class where you’ll learn how to manage diabetes with a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and proper nutrition. Please register.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!

Thu, Feb 16, 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 enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register all attending.

Thu, Feb 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Sign up for this session to receive individualized tech help.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a storytime program 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.

Thu, Feb 16, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!

Thu, Feb 16, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
In this storytime toddlers (ages 2 and 3), accompanied by a caregiver, will participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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 enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Feb 16, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a yoga program. Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Tweens, ages 10 to 13, will learn to use the library's green screen. Please register.

Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become naturalized citizens.

Mon, Feb 20, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Mon, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program 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.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 10:50am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
A storytime program 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.

Tue, Feb 21, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
A 30 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3 with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 21, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
For 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, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
4 and 5 year old children and their caregivers are invited to an early literacy storytime, featuring books, fingerplays, and songs that teach pre-reading skills.

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
During this program we'll watch a video produced by the Foreign Policy Association about foreign policy issues and discuss what we've learned. No experience is necessary - the goal is simply to learn!

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become legal Citizens.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Dyer-Schererville Branch - Tutor table
Book this one-hour session to receive individualized instruction in basic technology skills. Registrant may be contacted before the session to discuss the type of help needed.

Wed, Feb 22, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please note NEW afternoon time.

Wed, Feb 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Wed, Feb 22, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers, ages 6 months to 3 years old, and their caregivers are invited to an hour of free play and fun.

Thu, Feb 23, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A,Merrillville Zoom Room
Rachel from ProQuest will join us in person to show researchers how to use Heritage Quest Online and will focus on the U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875 collection, Family History Books and more.

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become naturalized citizens.

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Tue, Feb 28, 10:15am - 11:15am
St. John - Children's Program Room
A 30 minute program for children, ages 4-6 and their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Munster - 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 early literacy skills. Please register all attending. 
This event is full

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, can enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Wed, Mar 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Classes to help prepare adults for the United States Immigration examination, to become legal Citizens.

Wed, Mar 01, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
This is a pajama themed storytime for children, ages 2-6, and their caregivers. Feel free to wear your favorite pajamas!

Wed, Mar 01, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Come in your PJs and join us for bedtime stories and lullabies!

Thu, Mar 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!

Thu, Mar 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register all planning to attend.

Thu, Mar 02, 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 enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is a 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, Mar 02, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
A 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce, wiggle, and move!

Thu, Mar 02, 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. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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 enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Sat, Mar 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This is a 30 minute storytime program for children ages Birth - 6 and their family. We will read books, sing songs, and take home a craft!