Author: Deborah Meserve

16 Feb New Magazines!

The library has several new titles and a platform change for your 2018 magazine browsing pleasure! Here magazine "offers a fresh look at the growing creative community that makes up a large part of Northwest Indiana’s local economy: the entrepreneurs, artisans and locally sourced business that fill...

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14 Oct Book Bites Cookbook Club: Heart and Soul

I’m excited about this month’s Book Bites theme! Why? Because the Heart and Soul theme is going to mean different things to different people which should translate into an interesting variety of recipes chosen. We are meeting on Friday, October 20th at 11 am in...

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08 Sep New Group: Book Bites Cookbook Club

What could be better than reading? Reading and cooking and eating, of course! Explore our vast collection of cookbooks and join this delish new club. Simply choose a cookbook on that month's theme, pick a recipe to make, and bring your dish with the recipe to...

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13 Jul Crafting With The Cricut Workshop

I'm hosting a workshop on July 22 at 10:00am in Spark Labs for anyone interested in learning about the newer Cricut cutting machines' online Design Space.  I'll be showing you how you can create your own templates for Cricut using a paper bead...

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07 Jun Love Mystery Series?

I was looking for a new mystery series to listen to and decided to try Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series a couple of months ago. Still Life is the first in the series. We have the entire series in our digital audiobook collection....

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06 Jan Review: Lunar Chronicles Series

I have always enjoyed young adult (YA) literature and fantasy novels. I also appreciate authors who can cleverly weave a fresh telling of traditional fairy tales. Therefore, I was delighted when I finally took the plunge and listened to Marissa Meyer's Cinder, book 1 of the...

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19 Dec Review: Yes, Please

With holiday traveling in full swing, I thought I'd share what I am currently listening to for those wanting suggestions to break up travel boredom: Amy Poehler's Yes, Please. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I am enjoying it which is probably due to my vague...

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06 Sep Mary Todd Lincoln, Live!

Do you love a good storyteller? The La Porte County Public Library is collaborating with the Association of American University Women to bring you a chance to go back in time and gain a new perspective on a glimpse of history. Come watch Jessica Michna immerse herself into portraying Mary...

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02 Sep FAFSA Updates for 2016

There are new changes to FAFSA this year.  You can get lots more help from their website and YouTube channel. The online form is now available beginning October 1st each year.  So for students going to college Fall 2017, mark your calendar for Saturday, October 1,...

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25 Aug Exploring the Alternatives

Recently, I have become interested in alternative medicine.  However, since it is a relatively “new” trend here in the U.S., I found myself at a loss as to where to start finding accurate, current information.  Therefore, I was thrilled to learn that INSPIRE has added...

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23 Aug New Explora for Research Help

Have you ever had a class assignment  handed out and by the time you come to the library to get your books and other materials, others have beat you to it and checked out everything on the topic?Luckily, we have new databases for every level called...

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28 Jun Have a Smokin’ Summer

My husband talked me into getting a wood-pellet smoker grill at the beginning of summer. Was I skeptical? Yes!  Am I happy we did? Yes! We’ve liked everything he’s smoked so far and realize it’s like other cooking—we’ll fine tune the best way to smoke...

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03 Jun Let’s Have a Doughnut!

Happy National Doughnut Day!  Not that any of us need an excuse to eat a doughnut, but I'll take one anyway.  Growing up, Grandma Rumsey made ones we called dog turds because that's what they looked like.  Not very appetizing sounding, I know, so I...

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22 Feb State Tax Tips for 2016 Season

Indiana Department of Revenue's Tax Tips 2016 Dealing with tax season blues? For some, the mere thought of tax season is enough to make them feel overwhelmed, stressed, or downright confused. There’s no need to panic this tax season! These tax season tips will help you...

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20 Nov Questers Welcome!

Just yesterday, we had a gentleman come in from Hebron on a quest to restore a woman's LPHS class ring from 1957 to the rightful owner. The owner's initials were engraved on the inside and he was wondering if we could help him identified the...

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20 Nov Desk Set Review

My husband and I watched Desk Set last weekend.  The classic movie from 1957 with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn was one he'd never seen and I don't think I'd ever seen it all the way through.  Bunny (Hepburn) is a corporate reference library manager...

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