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This event is in the "0-5" group.

Stories and More Ages 3-5

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose Room
Age Group: 0-5
Program Description: Storytime

Get ready for kindergarten with stories, songs, movement and more!

Preparing for kindergarten begins long before preschool and kindergarten sign ups! Storytimes build the skills needed for kindergarten and provide helpful tips for adults to use at home. Structured around the Every Child Ready to Read™ Curriculum, storytime is a great way to have fun while working on reading skills, social skills, and motor skills.

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

10:30am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Equipment Training
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Start It! Equipment Training is intended for individuals who would like to begin using equipment at the Library's Makerspace. Complete the Makerspace Safety Training to learn more about safety and age requirements at the Exchange. All individuals should complete this tutorial before their first in-person training. 

A different Equipment Training session is required for each piece of equipment. Choose one piece of equipment from list for your training.

To ensure that all customers are accommodated, we kindly ask that each customer limits their number of trainings to one per week.

Note: It is possible that training may take more than 1 hour. 

For training on the Precision Mini Lathe, the Resin 3D Printer, or the Bandsaw, call or email the LPCPL Exchange.

When learning a new skill, it is best to build upon our knowledge step-by-step. To best support a strong foundation of knowledge on the Makerspace equipment, we require the following:

  • General sewing machine training before Heavy Duty sewing machine
  • Sindoh and/or UltiMaker 3D Printer training before Resin 3D Printer
  • X-Carve CNC Machine training before Roland CNC Mill
  • Wood lathe training before Precision Mini Lathe

To learn more about the Library's Makerspace visit our website

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Family" group.

ML- Creek Ridge County Park

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library in the Community
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Community Stop
Event Details:

Join the Mobile Library in your neighborhood! La Porte County Public Library offers mobile library service that carries books, movies, and more to customers in our service area. 

At the bookmobile, you can:

  • Borrow popular books, DVDs, and more -- just like at the library!
  • Get a library card or update your account
  • Pick up holds and return items
  • Get answers to your questions or help finding community resources

Do you have an event you'd like the Mobile Library to attend? Know a good place for the Mobile Library to stop? Email outreach@laportelibrary.org to get started. 

Enjoy LPCPL and the park! Check out a book from the LPCPL Mobile Library, then pick your favorite spot to read in nature! 
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Canvas of Stars: Art Barn Painting Workshop

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
At Capacity
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Visit the library after hours to learn various painting techniques with our expert instructor from the Art Barn School of Art (Valparaiso)

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

10:00am - 12:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Learn how to make a classic quilt block – the Sawtooth Star! In this class, you’ll learn the basics of quilt piecing and assemble a sawtooth star block.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

10:30am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Equipment Training
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Start It! Equipment Training is intended for individuals who would like to begin using equipment at the Library's Makerspace. Complete the Makerspace Safety Training to learn more about safety and age requirements at the Exchange. All individuals should complete this tutorial before their first in-person training. 

A different Equipment Training session is required for each piece of equipment. Choose one piece of equipment from list for your training.

To ensure that all customers are accommodated, we kindly ask that each customer limits their number of trainings to one per week.

Note: It is possible that training may take more than 1 hour. 

For training on the Precision Mini Lathe, the Resin 3D Printer, or the Bandsaw, call or email the LPCPL Exchange.

When learning a new skill, it is best to build upon our knowledge step-by-step. To best support a strong foundation of knowledge on the Makerspace equipment, we require the following:

  • General sewing machine training before Heavy Duty sewing machine
  • Sindoh and/or UltiMaker 3D Printer training before Resin 3D Printer
  • X-Carve CNC Machine training before Roland CNC Mill
  • Wood lathe training before Precision Mini Lathe

To learn more about the Library's Makerspace visit our website

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Hanna Branch
Room: HA-Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Presentation
Event Details:

Staff from Humane Indiana Wildlife will be joining us to teach us about their mission to assist injured and orphaned wild animals in Northern Indiana.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

2:00pm - 4:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:

Learn how to make a classic quilt block – the Sawtooth Star! In this class, you’ll learn the basics of quilt piecing and assemble a sawtooth star block.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Presentation, Maker
Event Details:

It’s National Week of Making! Drop by anytime from 10am to 7pm to learn more about the new equipment at the Library Makerspace! Join us and get inspiration for projects and ask questions!

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

ML-Luhr Park

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library in the Community
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Community Stop
Event Details:

Join the Mobile Library in your neighborhood! La Porte County Public Library offers mobile library service that carries books, movies, and more to customers in our service area. 

At the bookmobile, you can:

  • Borrow popular books, DVDs, and more -- just like at the library!
  • Get a library card or update your account
  • Pick up holds and return items
  • Get answers to your questions or help finding community resources

Do you have an event you'd like the Mobile Library to attend? Know a good place for the Mobile Library to stop? Email outreach@laportelibrary.org to get started. 

Enjoy LPCPL and the park! Check out a book from the LPCPL Mobile Library, then pick your favorite spot to read in nature! 
This event is in the "0-5" group.

Play and Learn - Ages 0-3

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolspring Branch
Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: 0-5
Program Description: Storytime

Sing, move, dance, and rhyme with us during this interactive storytime!

Babies and their grown-up are encouraged to engage and participate in a storytime structured around the Every Child Ready to Read™ curriculum! Classes incorporate books, technology, movement, and hands-on practice to engage children and adults in a fun, friendly environment.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

ML-Carriage House Apartments

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library in the Community
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Community Stop

Join the Mobile Library in your neighborhood! La Porte County Public Library offers mobile library service that carries books, movies, and more to customers in our service area. 

At the bookmobile, you can:

  • Borrow popular books, DVDs, and more -- just like at the library!
  • Get a library card or update your account
  • Pick up holds and return items
  • Get answers to your questions or help finding community resources

Do you have an event you'd like the Mobile Library to attend? Know a good place for the Mobile Library to stop? Email outreach@laportelibrary.org to get started. 

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime Under the Stars

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Reading Wi-Fi Garden
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Storytime

This family-friendly storytime focuses on stories, songs, and more for all ages! A favorite stuffed animal is welcome for this fun, evening event!

Structured around the Every Child Ready to Read Curriculum™, storytime is a great way to have fun while working on reading skills, social skills, and motor skills.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Making with the X-Carve Machine

10:00am - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

It’s National Week of Making! Drop by anytime from 10am to 7pm to see a demonstration of how the X-Carve CNC machine works, get inspiration for projects, and ask questions.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

10:30am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Equipment Training
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Start It! Equipment Training is intended for individuals who would like to begin using equipment at the Library's Makerspace. Complete the Makerspace Safety Training to learn more about safety and age requirements at the Exchange. All individuals should complete this tutorial before their first in-person training. 

A different Equipment Training session is required for each piece of equipment. Choose one piece of equipment from list for your training.

To ensure that all customers are accommodated, we kindly ask that each customer limits their number of trainings to one per week.

Note: It is possible that training may take more than 1 hour. 

For training on the Precision Mini Lathe, the Resin 3D Printer, or the Bandsaw, call or email the LPCPL Exchange.

When learning a new skill, it is best to build upon our knowledge step-by-step. To best support a strong foundation of knowledge on the Makerspace equipment, we require the following:

  • General sewing machine training before Heavy Duty sewing machine
  • Sindoh and/or UltiMaker 3D Printer training before Resin 3D Printer
  • X-Carve CNC Machine training before Roland CNC Mill
  • Wood lathe training before Precision Mini Lathe

To learn more about the Library's Makerspace visit our website

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

BB - Foodie Tuesdays

10:30am - 2:30pm
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library in the Community
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Community Stop
Event Details:

Join the Book Bike in your neighborhood! 

At the Book Bike, you can:

  • Learn more about La Porte County Public Library
  • Get a library card or update your account
  • Access LPCPL's digital resources like eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more -- just like at the library!

Do you have an event you'd like the Book Bike to attend? Know a good place for the Book Bike to stop? Email outreach@laportelibrary.org to get started. 

Join the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department and the LPCPL Book Bike at Unity Park on third Tuesdays of each month this summer for a delicious and relaxing lunch break.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Create Your Own Thinking Cap!

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Coolspring Branch
Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Presentation
Event Details:

In Sarabella's Thinking Cap, Sarabella struggles to stay focused during math class.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Talk and Stitch Tuesdays

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Do you dream about fabric? Take your knitting project everywhere you go? Want to learn about different forms of fiber arts and discover a new hobby? Join us for Talk and Stitch Tuesdays at the Exchange!

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

6:00pm - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Equipment Training
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Start It! Equipment Training is intended for individuals who would like to begin using equipment at the Library's Makerspace. Complete the Makerspace Safety Training to learn more about safety and age requirements at the Exchange. All individuals should complete this tutorial before their first in-person training. 

A different Equipment Training session is required for each piece of equipment. Choose one piece of equipment from list for your training.

To ensure that all customers are accommodated, we kindly ask that each customer limits their number of trainings to one per week.

Note: It is possible that training may take more than 1 hour. 

For training on the Precision Mini Lathe, the Resin 3D Printer, or the Bandsaw, call or email the LPCPL Exchange.

When learning a new skill, it is best to build upon our knowledge step-by-step. To best support a strong foundation of knowledge on the Makerspace equipment, we require the following:

  • General sewing machine training before Heavy Duty sewing machine
  • Sindoh and/or UltiMaker 3D Printer training before Resin 3D Printer
  • X-Carve CNC Machine training before Roland CNC Mill
  • Wood lathe training before Precision Mini Lathe

To learn more about the Library's Makerspace visit our website

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen Engineering Series

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Sign up for four weeks of fun hands-on engineering activities with experienced local volunteers!  

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Making with the Precision Lathe

10:00am - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

It's National Week of Making! Drop by anytime from 10am to 7pm to see a demonstration of how these lathes work, get inspiration for projects, and ask questions. Discover what makes this lathe different from wood-turning lathes.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

10:30am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Equipment Training
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Start It! Equipment Training is intended for individuals who would like to begin using equipment at the Library's Makerspace. Complete the Makerspace Safety Training to learn more about safety and age requirements at the Exchange. All individuals should complete this tutorial before their first in-person training. 

A different Equipment Training session is required for each piece of equipment. Choose one piece of equipment from list for your training.

To ensure that all customers are accommodated, we kindly ask that each customer limits their number of trainings to one per week.

Note: It is possible that training may take more than 1 hour. 

For training on the Precision Mini Lathe, the Resin 3D Printer, or the Bandsaw, call or email the LPCPL Exchange.

When learning a new skill, it is best to build upon our knowledge step-by-step. To best support a strong foundation of knowledge on the Makerspace equipment, we require the following:

  • General sewing machine training before Heavy Duty sewing machine
  • Sindoh and/or UltiMaker 3D Printer training before Resin 3D Printer
  • X-Carve CNC Machine training before Roland CNC Mill
  • Wood lathe training before Precision Mini Lathe

To learn more about the Library's Makerspace visit our website

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "6-11" group.

Epic Comic Book Club

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hanna Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Hanna Branch
Room: HA-Meeting Room
Age Group: 6-11
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Do you love Dav Pilkey, Dog Man, Captain Underpants, and Cat Kid? Create your own original comic book - you’ll learn how to storyboard, create hilarious characters, and write dialogue in this 3 day camp.