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Merrillville


Branch manager
Erika


Address
1919 W. 81st Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
Tel: 219-769-3541

Hours

Mon, Nov 28 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Nov 29 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Nov 30 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Dec 01 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Upcoming Events
Wed, Nov 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Nov 30, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Youth Services Librarians will read their favorite picture books in honor of National Picture Book Month.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Nov 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #1
Receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.
This event is full

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

Wed, Nov 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out and play some video games! We provide the video games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Nov 30, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - 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!

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Join us for stories, music, related activities and a craft, in this storytime for children and their family members.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Tweens and teens ages 8-15 can join us to try Minecraft Pi. Play by yourself or with others.

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Come decorate your own superhero cape and mask!

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to everyone age 10+. Caretakers must stay in the room.

Wed, Nov 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens will create an watercolor painting with a autumn leaf theme. Ages 12 to 18. Registration is required.

Thu, Dec 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program 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!
This event is full

Thu, Dec 01, 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 with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Dec 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Dec 01, 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 company of others.

Thu, Dec 01, 10:30am - 10:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and their caregivers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Dec 01, 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 early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Thu, Dec 01, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 01, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program 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!
This event is full

Thu, Dec 01, 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 will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
If you are new to the area or a life-long resident then join us for coffee, activities and conversation every 1st Thursday of the month. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones!

Thu, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of The Holdout, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for December. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Children's Department - Basement Back Lobby
For the holidays, we are offering each family in our community the opportunity to come get a holiday photo taken in front of our green screen. Two (2) photos per family.

Thu, Dec 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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. Registration of all attendees is required.

Thu, Dec 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Introduction to Tabletop Role Playing Games

Thu, Dec 01, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for bedtime stories and lullabies so you can leave the library relaxed and ready for bedtime. Wear your jammies and get ready to *yawn* read.

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
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!
This event is full

Sat, Dec 03, 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. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 03, 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 would be happy to instruct on crochet as needed.

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Card making class for adults. Class size is limited to 6 participants. Registration is required. $5 cash fee paid at time of class covers all materials to make one card and a treat holder.

Sat, Dec 03, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Create mini coffee to-go cup ornaments! Registration is required.

Mon, Dec 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this holiday movie with us! Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Mon, Dec 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours and help the St. John Branch create teen programs, displays, and more! Enjoy refreshments and meet new people. Grades 6-12. Please register.

Mon, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #1
Receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 05, 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 12 - 18 can attend. Zoom available.

Mon, Dec 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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 favorite manga. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Dec 05, 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. Ages 12 – 18. Please register.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
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!
This event is full

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming 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, Dec 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Munster - Children's Program Room
This 20-minute lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 06, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
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, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. 1hr37min, PG.

Tue, Dec 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
You can also play the LCPL catalog BINGO game all month long. Learn more and get BINGO sheets at the Lake Station-New Chicago Display Case during the month of December.

Tue, Dec 06, 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 displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Canceled
Wed, Dec 07, 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, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
The Basement Bunch with Debbie Rodriguez will be hosting a series of classes on how to make greeting cards. This class costs $15 to attend and includes all necessary materials.

Wed, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
A space for kids that are home schooled where they can meet other kids and bond over various activities.

Wed, Dec 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Kids in grades K-6 can decorate their own wrapping paper and gift tags to use for gifting this holiday season!

Wed, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - 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!

Wed, Dec 07, 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 displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Wed, Dec 07, 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Toddler and preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to an early literacy storytime filled with books, songs, and rhymes.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
The Basement Bunch with Debbie Rodriguez will be hosting a series of classes on how to make greeting cards. This class costs $15 to attend and includes all necessary materials.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Come in your PJs and join us for bedtime stories and lullabies!

Thu, Dec 08, 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 company of others.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Explore scenes and memories from American history, including the Music Makers Museum, the Texas Gulf Coast, Annie Oakley, Smokey the Bear, and the Snow Banks at the Banks. Please Register.

Thu, Dec 08, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville Branch - Genealogy Room
Ask library staff for help with basic genealogy questions and local genealogy research. We can only provide general research guidance for brick wall questions.

Thu, Dec 08, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and their caregivers are invited to an evening program where participants will hear stories, do finger plays, sing songs, and take part in other pre-literacy activities.

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Need a gift to give for the holidays? Make one! Come to our Winter Craft Fair and make a gift to give to a family member or friend. (PreK must me accompanied by an 18+ adult.)

Thu, Dec 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Teens, help us select and wrap books to feature on our Wrapped Reads displays for children, teens, and adults for the month of December. Earn volunteer hours while you wrap!

Thu, Dec 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
It's the final adult craft night at Munster for the year! Learn how to create winter gnomes that are bundled up for the cold!

Fri, Dec 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we speed solve Rubik's Cube puzzles. All skill levels are welcome. Rubik's Cubes are supplied.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Learn simple crochet stitches to create a dish cloth. Bring a skein of worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H crochet hook. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Sat, Dec 10, 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.

Sat, Dec 10, 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
Young children and their caregivers are invited to participate in a family story time via zoom. Please register with an email to take part.

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
International Film Series. Adults only. German, French, English with English subtitles. 100 Minutes. Registration required.

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Department - Basement Back Lobby
For the holidays, we are offering each family in our community the opportunity to come get a holiday photo taken in front of our green screen. Two (2) photos per family.

Sat, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Families are invited to join us for a fun holiday activity! Each family will work together to build and decorate their own gingerbread house. Please Register In Advance
This event is full

Mon, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Join Mystery Loves Company as they discuss this enthralling tale about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.

Mon, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
International Film Series. Adults only. German, French, English with English subtitles. 100 Minutes. Registration required.

Mon, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.

Mon, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Play Scrabble or other games with friends and meet new ones. Games will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Join the fun!

Mon, Dec 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - 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 displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Mon, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas!
This event is full

Mon, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
If you missed a project from a previous session or found you really loved a certain craft project, now is your chance to explore using leftover supplies. Please register!

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Decorate and enjoy some hot cocoa! We will have sprinkles, whipped cream, peppermint sticks, and more! Cookies will also be provided. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Kids and their families are invited for a fun night of holiday cheer! We will make ornament, hear holiday stories, and have hot chocolate & cookies. Everyone who attends must register.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to create your own snowflake decoration. Registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Ages 15 and up.

Tue, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a take-home craft.

Tue, Dec 13, 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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming 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!

Tue, Dec 13, 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.

Tue, Dec 13, 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, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - 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, Dec 13, 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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Rescheduled
Tue, Dec 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New date Tuesday, December 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville
The Friends of the Library will hold a meeting.

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Staff Meeting Room
The Friends of the Library will hold a meeting.

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Monthly discussion. "THE NIGHTINGALE" by Kristin Hannah will be discussed.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah will be discussed.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
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, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to make a variety of holiday crafts from around the world!

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Welcome back to Great Decisions! During this program we'll watch a video produced by the Foreign Policy Association about foreign policy issues and discuss what we've learned.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
We are proud to be hosting a support, education, & social space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
This 20-minute lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and a craft. Must register.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.
Registration opens Wednesday, November 30 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Dec 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and registration!
This event is full

Wed, Dec 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out and play some video games! We provide the video games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Tweens and Teens, ages 8 to 15, can join this hour-long interactive program that encourages conservation and STEAM.

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - 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!

Wed, Dec 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children and their families are invited to create and play with lego in an hour of free play and fun. Finished creations will be displayed in the library for the rest of the month!

Wed, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join the Page Turners Book Club as we discuss "Mr. Dickens and His Carol" by Samantha Silva. Books will be available at the St. John Branch check out desk.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Kids, tweens, and family can play board and card games at the library. Please register!

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
The choir group Wolffgang, from Hobart High School, will perform a Christmas Concert for the public on Wednesday Dec. 14th at 6pm.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Get in the holiday spirit with these crafts! We will be making a trio of Popsicle stick ornaments. Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Children's Program 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!
This event is full

Thu, Dec 15, 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 with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Dec 15, 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 company of others.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 10:50am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Babies and their caregivers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland
Receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.

Thu, Dec 15, 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 early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Thu, Dec 15, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Dec 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Children's Program 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, Dec 15, 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 will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join the Indiana Dunes State Parks rangers to find out how animals and plants in our area adapt to winter! Registration of each person in attendance is mandatory - do not just register the child!

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join the Indiana Dunes State Parks rangers to find out how animals and plants in our area adapt to winter! Registration of each person in attendance is mandatory - do not just register the child!

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us as we play around with some of the library's robotic and tech kits.

Thu, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us as we make ornaments with holiday messages written in binary! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, please register. Ages 11-18

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Interested in any of the needle arts including knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create. Bring your own project.

Sat, Dec 17, 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.

Sat, Dec 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Create a snowman out of a tealight, ribbon, pom-poms, and more! Can be made into an ornament or magnet. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Canceled
Sat, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago
Bring your craft projects from home and join us to chat with fellow crafters and work on your project without the interruptions of home. All are welcome.

Sat, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Teens are welcome to join us for our Oreo® Cookie Taste Test Challenge! Registration is required. Ages 11-17. You will need to bring your own blindfold.

Canceled
Mon, Dec 19, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Dyer-Schererville
De-stress and relax with pencils and coloring sheets provided by the library -- or bring your own!

Mon, Dec 19, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this holiday movie with us! Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children (grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project.

Mon, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Use your imagination & provided supplies to decorate cookies. Registration is Required. All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to all.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Library is YOUR library. Help your local library create programs and initiatives that help and interest you. We'll brainstorm and discuss ways to improve teen programs.

Mon, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #1
Receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Calling all teen Anime and Manga fans! Come out and join other Anime fans as we watch a couple Anime episodes, do a fun activity and have snacks.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to make a variety of holiday ornaments. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
A selection of board and card games will be available for you and fellow teens to play. Registration are required. Ages 12 - 18. Snacks will be provided.

Tue, Dec 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming 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, Dec 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming 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!

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room,Children's Program Room
Our December 2022 title is *The Storyteller* by Jodi Picoult. Pick up a copy at the Hobart branch to chat virtually or in person! Contact at hobart@lcplin.org for event details.

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. Rated PG. 136 min

Tue, Dec 20, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
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, Dec 20, 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.

Tue, Dec 20, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Learn about the history and impact of Dolly's Imagination Library. 1h8min CC

Tue, Dec 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Au Pair" by Emma Rous. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Tue, Dec 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Come in and try Minecraft Pi. Register ahead of time as seats are limited. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Tue, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
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.

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 10:50am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.
Registration opens Wednesday, November 30 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Dec 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Dec 21, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - 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!

Wed, Dec 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us for a messy and slimy time creating Christmas slime. Supplies will be included. Dress for a messy time.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
We are proud to be hosting a monthly social & networking time, providing support, education, & social space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Discussion, resources and activities. Please Register.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Learn simple crochet stitches to create a dish cloth. Bring a skein of worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H crochet hook. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
School age children are invited to celebrate the holiday season and take part in games, crafting, and fun.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us for a showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas! Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Must register! Ages 12-17. Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
All teens are welcome at the monthly TAB meeting to discuss upcoming programs while earning volunteer hours. Please register.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday.

Thu, Dec 22, 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 company of others.

Thu, Dec 22, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Au Pair" by Emma Rous. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Dec 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Karen White's "The House on Tradd Street." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

Thu, Dec 22, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and a take home craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Dec 22, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us for this special holiday storytime where we will be serving hot chocolate. Wear your pajamas and listen to bedtime stories.

Tue, Dec 27, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a take-home craft.

Tue, Dec 27, 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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 27, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Dec 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
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.

Tue, Dec 27, 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, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Dec 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea while getting creative with no pressure for perfection. Coloring materials provided. Ages 18 and over.

Tue, Dec 27, 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, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Dec 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Paragon Hotel" by Lindsay Faye. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Wed, Dec 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
This 20-minute lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Wed, Dec 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters and crafts are welcome!

Wed, Dec 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room,Meeting Room A
All ages of children and their families are invited to come play a variety of board games and card games. Bring your favorite game from home, or try something new by playing one of ours.

Wed, Dec 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out and play some video games! We provide the video games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Dec 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - 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!

Wed, Dec 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas!

Wed, Dec 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
All Ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to everyone age 10+. Caretakers must stay in the room.

Wed, Dec 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - 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 displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Wed, Dec 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens, ages 12 to 18, will use acrylics to paint a winter scene on canvas. Registration is required: seats are limited.

Thu, Dec 29, 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 company of others.

Thu, Dec 29, 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 technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Dec 29, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
If you love Cobra Kai, see where it all began with the original movie, The Karate Kid! Snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Rated PG; 126 minutes

Fri, Dec 30, 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. Registration required. Snacks provided. Rated PG. 105 minutes.

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