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

Bookies

10:00am - 11:00am
Rolling Prairie Branch
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Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-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!

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.

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 "Adult" group.

Make It! Sew a Coaster Set

10:00am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
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Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Join us and learn to sew simple fabric coasters! This is a great beginner sewing project or a quick sewing project for those who have more experience. These coasters assemble in a clever way, are simple to sew, and make a great gift! 

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 "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.

Meet the Embroidery Machine - Drop in Event

10:00am - 12:00pm
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!

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.
 

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

ML-Strengthening Indiana Families

11:00am - 12:00pm
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. 

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

Cover to Cover

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Union Mills Branch
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Library Branch: Union Mills Branch
Room: UM-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!

1 pm
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!

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

Meet the Embroidery Machine - Drop in Event

2:00pm - 4:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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!

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.
 

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

Un-BEE-Lievable Science!

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

Buzz into the library as we learn all about bees! Bees are critical to biodiversity, achieving sustainable development, and are the world's most important pollinators.

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.
 

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.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Meet the X-Carve, Plus Resin Pouring

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
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
Event Details:

It's here! Thanks to a Howmet Aerospace Foundation grant, we now have a huge CNC machine! Learn about ways you can use the machine - it can make projects on material up to 4 x 4 feet.

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.

Virtual Author Talk with Nina Simon

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Book Discussion
Event Details:

Join us for an evening with author Nina Simon, as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Sew a Coaster Set

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
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
Event Details:

Join us and learn to sew simple fabric coasters! This is a great beginner sewing project or a quick sewing project for those who have more experience. These coasters assemble in a clever way, are simple to sew, and make a great gift! 

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.
Cancelled

Stroll Along the Avenues

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Reading Wi-Fi Garden
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Local Interests
Event Details:

Learn more about the historic homes located on Indiana and Michigan Avenues on this walking tour of the Historic District of La Porte. We'll meet in the Reading Wi-Fi Garden by the historic marker on Indiana Avenue.