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10 am
This event is in the "Adult" group.

That's a Stretch - Chair Yoga for Seniors and Beginners

10:00am - 10:45am
Rolling Prairie Branch
At Capacity
Registration
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Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Chair yoga at your library. Chair yoga is a great way for older adults or beginners to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga. This beginner class lasts approximately 45 minutes, and no equipment is necessary.

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: Equipment Training
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: Equipment Training
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 "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 "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: 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 "0-5" group.

Play and Learn Ages 0-3

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
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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 "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.

ML-Miller's Merry Manor Lobby Stop

10:00am - 11:00am
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
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Library Branch: Library in the Community
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Community Stop
Event Details:

The La Porte County Public Library is excited to bring its services right to your lobby monthly! We offer a wide variety of books, movies, and other resources for your enjoyment.

You can:

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Windy City LUG

10:00am - 4:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
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Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Do you love LEGO®? WindyCityLug (Lego® User Group) is back to display some of their newest creations.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

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

Homeschool Hub

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose Room
Age Group: 6-11, Teen
Program Description: STEAM
This event is in the "0-5" group.

Stories and More

11:00am - 11:30am
Coolspring Branch
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Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Play, Grow, Read!
Age Group: 0-5
Program Description: Storytime
Event Details:

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.

Make a monster mask and listen to some not-too-spooky stories.  

This event is in the "Adult" group.

ML-Oak Woods Manor Lobby Stop

11:30am - 12:30pm
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: Adult
Program Description: Community Stop
Event Details:

The La Porte County Public Library is excited to bring its services right to your lobby! We offer a wide variety of books, movies, and other resources for your enjoyment.

You can:

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

Virtual Author Talk with Ruth Ware

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Book Discussion
Event Details:

Join us for an afternoon with Ruth Ware, Bestselling Author of her new book Zero Days.&nbsp

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Technology and Tea for Grandparents: Internet

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Union Mills Branch
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Library Branch: Union Mills Branch
Room: UM-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Technology
Event Details:

Grandparents, come have some tea and learn a little bit about the internet and what it can do for you! 

If you have a laptop, please bring it. We have a limited amount of laptops available. 

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. 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

ML-Brentwood Lobby Stop

1:00pm - 2:00pm
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: Adult
Program Description: Community Stop
Event Details:

The La Porte County Public Library is excited to bring its services right to your lobby monthly! We offer a wide variety of books, movies, and other resources for your enjoyment.

You can:

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

Fall STEAM Camp - Lego Challenge

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Coolspring Branch
At Capacity
Registration
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Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: 6-11
Program Description: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:

Do you have what it takes to be a Lego Master? Join us for a series of building challenges -  your team will make the tallest, strongest, weakest , craziest builds you can imagine, and then destroy them.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Learn It! Leaves of 3D

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Leaves of 3D - Not to be confused with "Leaves of Three!" Learn how to identify and analyze the characteristics of leaves. Examine leaf structures, discuss their function, compare their differences.

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

Getting to Know Your Android Device

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Rolling Prairie Branch
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Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-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!

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

Email Help Table

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Study Cafe
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Technology
Event Details:

Have questions about your email? Need help resetting your password? We can help! Bring your device (or borrow one of ours) and let the Tech Team at the Library answer your email questions.

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 "Everyone" group.

Weather Balloon Launch

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hanna Branch
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Library Branch: Hanna Branch
Room: HA-Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Local Interests
Event Details:

Join a team of faculty and students from Geography and Meteorology at Valparaiso University and the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) as they launch a weather balloon.

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

Teen D&D

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
At Capacity
Registration
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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 "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Start It! Equipment Training

5:45pm - 7:15pm
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Video Studio
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 "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 "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 the adoption meeting of the La Porte County Public Library Board of Trustees on the 2024 budget.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Holiday Stenciling

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Fish Lake Branch
At Capacity
Registration
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Library Branch: Fish Lake Branch
Room: FL-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:

Learn to stencil on ceramic or glass. We'll provide the mug, stencils, and paints. Not just Christmas, but Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Easter too! So, choose a holiday and make a gift or keep it for yourself.

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.

Family Pajama Storytime

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Storytime

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!

 

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
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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.
This event is in the "Adult" 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, Adult
Program Description: Equipment Training
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 "Adult" group.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Reading Wi-Fi Garden
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Spend your evening with the Friends of the La Porte County Public Library. Enjoy light refreshments while you mingle and learn more about this organization.

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