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Upcoming Events
Thu, Sep 28, 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, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we read a story and enjoy sensory supporting stations of play. Space is limited. Please register every child and adult attending.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 28, 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.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 28, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Sep 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Marianne Cronin's "One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot." Copies are available at the... more
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Marianne Cronin's "One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Sep 28, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A,Merrillville Zoom Room
Lori Samuelson, NBCT Emeritus & Genealogist, will be our in-person guest speaker. Recording oral family history is an important part of... more
Lori Samuelson, NBCT Emeritus & Genealogist, will be our in-person guest speaker. Recording oral family history is an important part of genealogy.

Thu, Sep 28, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we read a story and enjoy sensory supporting stations of play. Space is limited. Please register every child and adult attending.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 28, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Board Room
Meeting of the Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees

Thu, Sep 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us! We'll be making fun owl door wreaths at our next Adult Craft Night - perfect for Fall!
This event is full

Thu, Sep 28, 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.

Thu, Sep 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - 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 photographed and put on the flyer for the next month's program.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Sep 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Sep 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for bedtime stories and songs. Wear your favorite pajamas and sing along to some lullabies. PJs are encouraged but not required.

Fri, Sep 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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... more
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.

Fri, Sep 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Using fabric, canning lids and creativity, registered attendees will make the perfect decor ready to display for the fall season.... more
Using fabric, canning lids and creativity, registered attendees will make the perfect decor ready to display for the fall season. Registration required. Program is for adults, ages 18 and over.
This event is full

Sat, Sep 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us and learn to create a piece of resin jewelry or keychain. All supplies will be provided. All attendees must be at least 18 years... more
Join us and learn to create a piece of resin jewelry or keychain. All supplies will be provided. All attendees must be at least 18 years old. Space is limited. Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, Sep 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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... more
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.

Mon, Oct 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This class will help prepare adults to pass the USCIS test. The class will cover the civics information with colorful reading materials.

Mon, Oct 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us for an international film. Adults only. Slovak with English subtitles. 81 Minutes. Registration required.

Mon, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Reboot of "The Munsters," that followed a family of monsters who moves from Transylvania to an American suburb. PG; 1hr49min

Mon, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
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, Oct 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a craft program. Kids will have fun building their own glow in the dark window!

Mon, Oct 02, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join the NWI Chess Club. Please register and bring your own board.

Mon, Oct 02, 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, Oct 02, 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.

Mon, Oct 02, 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.

Mon, Oct 02, 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, Oct 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Teens are invited to help the Highland branch create projects and programs that you would like to attend. Snacks will be provided.... more
Teens are invited to help the Highland branch create projects and programs that you would like to attend. Snacks will be provided. Registration required. Ages 12 – 18.

Tue, Oct 03, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This is 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, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's travel film about Oregon. Runtime: 60mins. Please register.

Tue, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2024. Do you know what they are? Come to a FREE Educational presentation at the Library to... more
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2024. Do you know what they are? Come to a FREE Educational presentation at the Library to get the answers you need to your Medicare questions!

Tue, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children, ages 2-3, and their caregivers are invited to a 30 - 45 minute storytime session. Join us for books, music, and an in-person... more
Children, ages 2-3, and their caregivers are invited to a 30 - 45 minute storytime session. Join us for books, music, and an in-person craft, all designed to foster pre-reading skills.

Tue, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and... more
In this program babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that... more
This is a storytime program for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that promote early literacy skills. Please register all attending.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville Branch - Children's Department
Join your fellow caregivers after toddler and baby storytime for a cup of coffee and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not... more
Join your fellow caregivers after toddler and baby storytime for a cup of coffee and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not required.

Tue, Oct 03, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This is 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, Oct 03, 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, Oct 03, 11:30am - 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, Oct 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
In this program participants will learn engaging activities for aging adults that challenge thinking and help participants stay mentally... more
In this program participants will learn engaging activities for aging adults that challenge thinking and help participants stay mentally active.

Tue, Oct 03, 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... more
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.

Wed, Oct 04, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2024. Come to a FREE Educational presentation at the Library to find out. Get the answers to... more
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2024. Come to a FREE Educational presentation at the Library to find out. Get the answers to your other Medicare questions, as well!

Wed, Oct 04, 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, Oct 04, 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, Oct 04, 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, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
No time for assigned book clubs? Want to have casual discussions about what you're reading with fellow book lovers? Spend time in our... more
No time for assigned book clubs? Want to have casual discussions about what you're reading with fellow book lovers? Spend time in our large meeting room with snacks, books, and open-ended discussion.

Wed, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
This month we will be making a beaded spider for Halloween! Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees.

Wed, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens, ages 12 to 18, are invited to play video games on the Nintendo Switch. We will have games available for the group to play. Please... more
Teens, ages 12 to 18, are invited to play video games on the Nintendo Switch. We will have games available for the group to play. Please register.

Wed, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room,Children's Program Room
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12. Also, bring your own art supplies to explore... more
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12. Also, bring your own art supplies to explore your artistic side!

Wed, Oct 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Each week will highlight a different artist - we will learn about their craft and try out their unique style for ourselves. 6 week... more
Each week will highlight a different artist - we will learn about their craft and try out their unique style for ourselves. 6 week program; sign up for all or choose individual sessions to attend
This event is full

Thu, Oct 05, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
This is a 30 minute storytime for children ages Birth-24 months, with their caregiver(s). We will sing songs, read books, bounce,... more
This is 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, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room A
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, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that promote pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register... more
Storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that promote pre-reading skills for kids 4-6. Please register yourself, then each child and additional adult as your guests.

Thu, Oct 05, 10:45am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Programming Room
What does Medicare cover? How much can I expect to pay? When and where should I apply? What are my options? What if I'm still working?... more
What does Medicare cover? How much can I expect to pay? When and where should I apply? What are my options? What if I'm still working? Join us and get the answers to these questions and more!

Thu, Oct 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Elementary aged homeschool students are invited to join us for a unique art or STEM project each month.

Thu, Oct 05, 11:00am - 11:45am
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, Oct 05, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Join us for a storytime program. This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Thu, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of Desert Star, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for October. Pick up a copy at the... more
Join the discussion of Desert Star, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for October. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Oct 05, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us on our journey: Heroes of Sol'an, 5th edition family friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign for preteens. New players welcome.

Thu, Oct 05, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us for our first book vs. movie discussion! First, we will read "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, then we will watch the... more
Join us for our first book vs. movie discussion! First, we will read "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, then we will watch the 2016 film adaptation and discuss our thoughts on both.

Thu, Oct 05, 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. Please register all... more
In this program children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer. Please register all those planning to attend. 

Sat, Oct 07, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Create a unique painting with assistance from local artist Mary Stang-Helm. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all materials.... more
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, Oct 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us and bring your current projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) for an opportunity to chat and create! Other... more
Join us and 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.

Sat, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Children ages birth to 6 years old, and their families, are invited to join us for a 30-minute storytime with books, music, and fun!

Sat, Oct 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library - South Parking Lot
October is Fire Prevention Month! Join us anytime between 10am and 12pm for an opportunity to go through the Merrillville Fire... more
October is Fire Prevention Month! Join us anytime between 10am and 12pm for an opportunity to go through the Merrillville Fire Department's E.D.I.T.H. (exit drills in the home) House.

Sat, Oct 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
In this program participants will get the opportunity to read to a therapy dog. Ages 6-11. Registration is required.

Sat, Oct 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
This seminar explores how you can move toward your financial goals with Edward Jones' 10 Rules of the Road to investing.