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President's Day

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Book Bike, Coolspring Branch, Fish Lake Branch, Hanna Branch, Kingsford Heights Branch, LPCPL Exchange, Main Library, Mobile Library, Rolling Prairie Branch, Union Mills Branch, Library in the Community, Online
10 am
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 "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 with Dunebrook 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-Meeting Room B
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: 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.

Stories and More with Dunebrook - 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-Meeting Room B
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
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

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.
 

11 am
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Mush! with Noggin, the Sled Dog (and her human, Karen Land)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Rolling Prairie Branch
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Presentation
Event Details:
Have you ever wondered… What does it feel like to ride the runners behind a team of dogs, steering a loaded sled through mountainous terrain, crossing the vast Alaskan tundra, hugging the shoreline of the great Bering Sea? What does it take to car...
12 pm
1 pm
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.

Talking Books

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kingsford Heights Branch
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Kingsford Heights Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Please join us for a lively discussion of this month's selection. Newcomers are always welcome! Our title for discussion is: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Summary: Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great P...
This event is in the "6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Homeschool Makers

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Rolling Prairie Branch
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-Meeting Room
Age Group: 6-11, Teen
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:
Hey homeschoolers, are you interested in crafting, creating, or making things? Looking for new ideas to give away as gifts or keepsakes for yourself? Come make with us! We’ll have a variety of fun projects to choose from using different materials and...
2 pm
3 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Author Talk with Jason Mott

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott as he talks about his recent novel Hell of a Book.  Register Here. Zoom link sent upon completion of registration. This magnificent work of fict...
4 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.

How to Apply for Jobs Online

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Kingsford Heights Branch
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Library Branch: Kingsford Heights Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Technology
Event Details:
Come learn how to apply for jobs online from one of our Digital Navigators! Applying for jobs can be a stressful process, but you don't need to do it alone! Learn all about the do's and dont's of applying for jobs online to take some of that stress o...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Warm Up with Winter Yoga

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hanna Branch
At Capacity
Registration
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Library Branch: Hanna Branch
Room: HA-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Local Interests
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
When the cold weather gets you down, yoga will warm you up! Come to the Hanna Branch and get warm with some gentle yoga for all ages, abilities, and bodies. Bring your yoga mat and blanket, or one will be provided for you. All exercises are adaptable...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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

Family Bad Art Night

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Coolspring Branch
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: STEAM
Event Details:
Do you enjoy crafting and creating but are worried your project won't turn out to be a masterpiece? If your answer is yes, Bad Art Night is the perfect program for you! This is a chance for you to make something beautiful without worrying about the o...
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! We’re inviting all Sewists, Quilters, Knitters,...

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! Sew a Reusable Grocery Bag

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: 5
Event Details:
Practice your sewing skills and learn to sew a reusable shopping bag!   ...

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
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Presentation
Event Details:
Have you ever wondered… What does it feel like to ride the runners behind a team of dogs, steering a loaded sled through mountainous terrain, crossing the vast Alaskan tundra, hugging the shoreline of the great Bering Sea? What does it take to car...
6 pm
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.