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Merrillville


Branch manager
Erika


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

Hours

Mon, May 10 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 11 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, May 13 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 16 Closed

Upcoming Events
Thu, May 13, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.
Registration is now closed

Thu, May 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Travel back in time with Flat Stanley to experience life in 1850's pioneer California. Email address required to register!
Registration is now closed

Fri, May 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for Virtual Science Hour. Each month we will cover different science topics that are relevant to human health. Email is required to register.

Sat, May 15, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sun, May 16, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, May 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Hobart Branch - Zoom Room
Our May 2021 title is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Pick up a copy at the Hobart curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at hobart@lcplin.org for event details.

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey to map the West. Email address required to register!

Tue, May 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
St. John branch - Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could it be you? You appear to be a little sus. Ages 11 - 17

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist
Join Miss Alissa and explore the night with a flashlight. This month we focus on using and exploring technology by seeing how a flashlight works and using it to explore and craft.

Wed, May 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
What are germs, how do they spread, and what can we do to stop them? Email address required to register!

Wed, May 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for our virtual teen book club! This month we will be reading and discussing "Sadie" by Courtney Summers. Registration is required. Ages 12-17

Wed, May 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library - Zoom
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, May 20, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Fri, May 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sun, May 23, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, May 24, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
May features: "Ellie and the Harpmaker." Pick up a copy at the Griffith curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at griffith@lcplin.org for event details.

Mon, May 24, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Zoom Room
Earn volunteer time while helping us plan teen programming and services during this TAB meeting/planning session for future programs. For grades 6-12.

Mon, May 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Tue, May 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Zoom
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "There There" by Tommy Orange. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Wed, May 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Canceled
Wed, May 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Who were the original settlers of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey in the 1600's?

Wed, May 26, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Who were the original settlers of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey in the 1600's? 

Wed, May 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
Teens are invited to knit and hang out! Instructions for an individual project will be given by an expert teen! Attendees can pick up their knit kit at Dyer-Schererville branch.

Wed, May 26, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library - Zoom
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, May 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Thu, May 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us to view artifacts and the remains of an explorer's ship that sank 300 years ago off the Texas Coast! Email address required to register!

Thu, May 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster Branch - Zoom
Join us for a virtual discussion using Zoom. Copies of the book are available at the Munster Branch.

Fri, May 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sun, May 30, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Jun 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 01, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Cedar Lake - Circ Desk
Throughout the month of June, children can drop in at any time to complete the Tails and Tales Scavenger Hunt. Children who complete the scavenger hunt will pick a small prize.

Tue, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake County Public Library - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist
Learn to bake dog treats on our pre-recorded YouTube channel. Once registered online, kids 6-12 can pick up kits May 26 - June 1 at the Dyer Schererville branch.

Tue, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Introduce us to your favorite furry (or scaly) friend via Zoom! Each participant will have time to show off their pet and tell us all about it. Email address required. Registration opens May 17th.
Registration opens Monday, May 17 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 01, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room
Visit Sunset Zoo virtually! Participants will follow along with an animated Zoo map to see animals from Sunset Zoo in their habitats. Co-hosted by Cedar Lake.

Tue, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for an adventure in mystery and fantasy using the world's greatest role-playing game! Registration required to receive Zoom log-in. AGES 12-18.

Wed, Jun 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Merrillville - Merrillville Zoom Room
Children ages 0-6 and their families are welcome to join us via Zoom for stories, songs, and rhymes! Email address is required to sign up.

Wed, Jun 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Wed, Jun 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 - 17. Registration is required for this virtual event. Hosted by Hobart and Dyer-Schererville branches.

Thu, Jun 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Thu, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Children and families are invited to an interactive virtual storytime through Zoom, featuring books and more to encourage pre-literacy skills. Email address required. Registration begins May 19th.
Registration opens Wednesday, May 19 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago Branch - Patio
School Age children are invited to the Lake Station-New Chicago Branch Library for art exploration and fun!

Thu, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library's Youtube Page - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist
Create your own Sharknado. Stop at the Hobart Library for the supplies you'll need.

Thu, Jun 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
TAB is back for Highland teens on Zoom. Bring your ideas for future teen programs (for when we get to meet in person again).

Thu, Jun 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Lake Station Zoom Room
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature pop culture questions from the 80s. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 18 and up. Registration is required for this virtual event.

Thu, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Branch - Patio
Families are welcome for jungle animal stories and songs outside on our patio. Space is limited, each person attending must be registered. Mask wearing and social distancing will be required.

Fri, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join a SCUBA diver live from inside the Texas State Aquarium's Caribbean Sea exhibit as they swim with sharks, rays, and a variety of fish. Email address required to register!

Fri, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
St. John - Courtyard
Join us for stories and crafts in our outdoor courtyard. Space is limited, each person attending (including parents and babies) must be registered. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Registration opens Friday, May 28 2021 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 04, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Fri, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Courtyard
Join us for stories and crafts in our outdoor courtyard. Space is limited, each person attending (including parents and babies) must be registered. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Registration opens Friday, May 28 2021 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sat, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Zoom Room
Children and their families are welcome to join us on Zoom to decorate flowerpots and learn about basic plant care.

Sun, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Mon, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
Kids (Grades K-5) are invited for a Zoom Art Club! Pick up supplies at Griffith-Calumet Township Branch by June 4th and join us via Zoom June 7th to complete projects. Email required to register!

Mon, Jun 07, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room
Using paper materials found at home and a supply kit (to be picked up at the branch), explore creating paper beads to be used in a piece of jewelry of your choice.

Tue, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Dyer Schererville - Upper Parking Lot
AKC Trainers from Dunes Dogs Training Club will show off their dog's tricks & tips. Each individual person MUST register to participate. Masks are required. Event is outdoors. Please BYO chair.

Tue, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Munster - Munster Zoom Room
Lisa Kolodziej will present an art project focusing on stress relief and self-care on Zoom. Supplies for the program will be provided beginning May 3rd.

Tue, Jun 08, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
Registered adults can pick up a project bag to go and then meet via Zoom to get step by step instructions. 18 and over, registration required. Must have email address. Glue gun is helpful!

Tue, Jun 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room
Experience animals like never before with Sunset Zoo's award winning Virtual Close Encounter programs. Participants will get to meet a live animal from the Zoo! Co-hosted by Munster branch.
Registration opens Monday, May 31 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Lake Zoom Room
Join us for an exciting program with stories of the animals that call the North Carolina Zoo home, created just for the 2021 Collaborative Summer Library Program. Email address required to register!

Tue, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - St. John Zoom Room
Kids who have completed grades K-5 are invited for a Zoom Art Program where we'll create some unique creatures! Pick up supplies at the St. John Branch starting June 4th and join us via Zoom June 8th.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 25 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
You can recognize your favorite book characters when you see them, but can you recognize them by their shape alone? Co-hosted by Griffith-Cal. Email address required. Registration begins May 24.
Registration opens Monday, May 24 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 08, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play online games while we hang out on Zoom! Bring your game ideas! We will brainstorm future program ideas. Ask how (TAB) can count toward volunteer hours!

Wed, Jun 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Wed, Jun 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Kim from Newsbank, will demonstrate how to use two new Lake County Public Library databases, "Heritage Hub" and "Black Life in America".

Wed, Jun 09, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
Join us via Zoom for a visit with the Carolina Tiger Rescue a nonprofit wildcat sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Email address required to register! Rain date June 17th at 1:00 pm.

Wed, Jun 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
Linda Curley, Health and Human Sciences Educator with Purdue University Extension, provides information about various ways to keep your brain healthy in this online class via Zoom.

Wed, Jun 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Lake Station Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We'll work together to find the imposter. Is it you? You seem a little sus. Ages 11 - 17.

Wed, Jun 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Zoom Room
This is a virtual program using Zoom. Not your ordinary book discussion! Tell us what your reading or what your favorite book is and if you recommend it for other people.

Thu, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Merrillville Zoom Room
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will take us for a tour of the largest indoor rainforest in the Americas. We will see monkeys, apes, fish, snakes, lizards, frogs, birds, and more.

Thu, Jun 10, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Thu, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Children and families are invited to an interactive virtual storytime through Zoom, featuring books and more to encourage pre-literacy skills. Email address required. Registration begins May 26th.
Registration opens Wednesday, May 26 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
Teens, ages 12 to 18, can register to receive a paper succulent kit with instructions, then join the optional Zoom class for a live how-to. Registration is required by June 3.

Thu, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
St. John Branch - Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could it be you? You appear to be a little sus. Ages 11 - 17

Thu, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Munster - Munster Zoom Room
Drop by the Munster branch to pick up your tie die kit, then learn how to use it on Zoom! Kits will be available beginning May 3rd. Ages 12-18

Fri, Jun 11, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Sat, Jun 12, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Announcements: 

Walk-in hours are here! No appointment needed!

Curbside pickup is also still available.

Our events are now virtual and happening via Zoom. Check out the calendar to sign up!