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This event is in the "Everyone" group.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

03/11/2024 @ 10:00am - 03/16/2024 @ 1:00pm
Rolling Prairie Branch
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Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the entire week before the holiday! Join us all week long during open hours to participate in a scavenger hunt, learn about your library by following the clues, and receive a St. Patty's day surprise if you find them all! ...
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
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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

10:00am - 10:30am
Union Mills Branch
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Library Branch: Union Mills Branch
Room: UM-Meeting Room
Age Group: 0-5
Program Description: Storytime
Event Details:
Get set for school, with stories, songs, movement and more! Preparation begins long before preschool and kindergarten registration. Storytimes build skills needed and provide helpful tips for adults to use at home. Structured around the Every Child R...
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 "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 - 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 "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 "Adult" group.

Make It! Metal Stamped Jewelry

10:30am - 12:00pm
Rolling Prairie Branch
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Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:
Are you interested in learning how to make your own stamped jewelry? Learn the basics and create a one-of-a-kind piece for yourself or a personalized gift for a loved one! ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

How to be a Super Spy: Secret Codes

10:00am - 11:00am
Coolspring Branch
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Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: STEAM
Event Details:
Super spies do many impressive things, but the most important may be getting secret information to their fellow spies. But how do they share the information without it getting into the wrong hands? Secret codes of course! Have you ever wanted to w...
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
12 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Page Turners

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Meeting Room B
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 Librarianist by Patrick deWitt Summary: "Bob Comet is a retired librarian, isolated but not lonely, living out h...
1 pm
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

ML-Maple City Square Apartments

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library in the Community
Offsite Event
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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.

Hooked on Books

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fish Lake Branch
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Library Branch: Fish Lake Branch
Room: FL-Meeting Room
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 Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Summary: "The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel...
3 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Author Talk with Christopher Paolini

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 internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh. Register Here. Zoom link sent upon completion of registration. The world is no longer...
This event is in the "Family" group.
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Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:
Celebrate Pi Day with us in the Exchange Classroom! We will have a variety of circle related activities that you can stop by to make and do: construct a cardboard drawing machine, learn how to design a 3D printed spirograph, use robots and Lego to ma...

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.

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.
 

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

Meet the Resin 3D Printer - Drop in Event

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
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Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:
It's here! Thanks to a Howmet Aerospace Foundation grant, we have a resin 3D printer!     Drop by anytime during this session to see how the resin printer works, how you clean and cure your print, 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.

 

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.

Meet the Embroidery Machine - Drop in Event

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
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Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:
It's here! Thanks to a Howmet Aerospace Foundation grant, two embroidery machines have joined us in the makerspace!     Drop by anytime during this session to learn about this most requested machine by far! The Brother 725 ...

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 "Adult" group.

Creative Cooking: Slow Cooking with an Instant Pot or a Slow Cooker

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Union Mills Branch
At Capacity
Registration
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Library Branch: Union Mills Branch
Room: UM-Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Spring into convenient meal preparation! Join the LPCPL and Chrissie Lai, Purdue Extension's Health & Human Sciences Educator, to practice creating a healthy and delicious meal. Borrow one of our Health Literacy Kits that includes a Slow Cooker, ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.