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All Day
This event is in the "Family" group.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

All Day
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Ahoy mateys! Join us to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Dress in your best pirate outfit and stop by the Library for crafts and stories throughout the day. 

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

Stories and More Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Rolling Prairie Branch
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Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-Play, Grow, Read!
Age Group: 0-5
Program Description: Storytime
Event Details:

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

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
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

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.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

10:30am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Maker
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.

ML-Activity Center for Older Adults

10:30am - 11:00am
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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 "0-5" group.

Play and Learn Ages 0-3

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose 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 "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

10:30am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Maker
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 "0-5" group.

Stories and More - Ages 3-5

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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 "Adult" group.

Intro to English Paper Piecing

10:00am - 12:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
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Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Learn how to create precise fabric shapes with the English Paper Piecing quilting technique, where fabric is wrapped around paper pieces!

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 "Adult" group.

Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Andrew Carnegie led the expansion of the steel industry during the late
19th century, becoming one of the wealthiest men in American history.

After his retirement in 1901, he became a philanthropist, believing in the

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
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Maker
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.
 

11 am
12 pm
1 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Back to Basics - Computers

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Kingsford Heights Branch
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Library Branch: Kingsford Heights Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Technology

Learn how to get the most out of your computer. If you have a laptop, please bring it. We will have a limited number of laptops available.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Getting to Know Your Android Device

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Coolspring Branch
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Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Technology

Learn how to get the most out of your Android Device. 

We'll share the basics of downloading apps, using your Android to call or text, searching your Android, taking pictures and videos, and more!

Please bring your own device, devices will not be provided. Not sure if you have an Android or Apple device? Ask our staff to help you identify which class to join!

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

ML- Hesston

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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. 

2 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Getting Started with Microsoft 365

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Coolspring Branch
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Technology
Event Details:

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Please bring your laptop with Microsoft 365 or Office. A limited supply of laptops will be available. 

3 pm
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen ChangeMAKErs - Making for good

3:00pm - 5:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
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Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker

Spend your Monday afternoons at the Exchange Makerspace. We provide the supplies and training, you make cool things that can be donated to people and animals in need! You can even earn service hours while learning something new and having fun. 

First time at the LPCPL Exchange? A parent/guardian will need to sign a waiver before you can use certain equipment. 

4 pm
This event is in the "Family" group.

Talk Like a Pirate Day Pop-Up Craft

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Join us in the library to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day!

We will be creating two pirate theme crafts, discussing pirates, and learning pirate facts!

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Autumn Forest Art

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hanna Branch
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Library Branch: Hanna Branch
Room: HA-Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Local Interests
Event Details:

Paint an autumnal forest on canvas perfect for gifting or displaying in your home.

5 pm
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen D&D

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Are you curious about Dungeons & Dragons? Are you already a fan? Join us for a short campaign session each month! Register ahead to guarantee your spot.  

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Danielle Adams, Director of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, will share about the Victorian tradition of making objects of mourning with human hair.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Talk and Stitch Tuesdays

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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 "Adult" group.

Make It! Lathe Pen Turning

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Make your own custom pen and leave your mark while learning to use the lathe!    

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.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Board Meeting
Event Details:

This is a public hearing of the La Porte County Public Library Board of Trustees on the 2024 budget.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Board Meeting

Public Meeting of the La Porte County Public Library Board of Trustees.

6 pm
This event is in the "Family" group.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Storytime
Event Details:

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

 

Ahoy, mateys! Listen to pirate stories, learn how to talk like a pirate, and make a pirate craft to take home.

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

6:00pm - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker
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.

Start It! Equipment Training

6:00pm - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker
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 "Adult" group.

Cutting the Cord

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Technology

Stop paying for cable and still watch TV! 

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t have to pay for cable? Learn more at this free class!

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

6:00pm - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

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.