Author: Kristi Chadderdon

16 Mar Women’s History Month Through Picture Books

These nine women each took an ordinary life and turned it into something extraordinary, changing our world in ways that only they could — through their words, actions, ideas, and their resilience. These picture book biographies are wonderful tools for bringing these worlds to life...

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26 Dec What gifts were under your tree?

Ho! Ho! Ho! Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday! Did you receive a cool new kitchen appliance under the tree? Maybe a new air fry cooker or an electronic pressure cooker? Need some culinary inspiration for recipes? The library is the first place to look...

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18 Oct FOTL Trivia Night on November 2

Are you a smarty-pants? Showcase your knowledge at the Friends of the Library Trivia Night! Friends of the Library Trivia Night November 2 @ 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:30pm) La Porte County Fairgrounds Small Projects Building $10 per person (10 person team limit) - pay at the door Snack and Cash...

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22 Aug It’s Alive! 200 Years of Frankenstein

Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus, was published 200 years ago, in 1818, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. It has long since been called the world’s first science fiction novel. In Shelley’s tale, a scientist animates a creature constructed from dismembered corpses. The gentle, intellectually gifted creature is...

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19 Jun Learn New Things With Gale Courses!

Gale Courses Offers Over 350 Online Classes What’s on your list to learn? Maybe you’d like to build up your business know-how, master a second language, or conquer code? Whatever it is, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest with Gale Courses. These classes...

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08 Jun June Is Audiobook Month!

Everyone that knows me knows I am an audiobook fanatic! Audiobooks have opened up a whole new world of reading for me that works much better with my busy lifestyle than sitting still reading a physical book. I can enjoy an audiobook virtually ANYWHERE! Walking, driving,...

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23 Feb

Today is the last day of operations at the Main Temporary library location at 1020 Lincolnway. We will close at 7:00pm. This closure is necessary in order to move back into the newly renovated library at 904 Indiana Avenue. We anticipate reopening to the public...

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03 Oct October is National Children’s Magazine Month

With October being National Children's Magazine Month, I wanted to highlight the great diverse collection of kids magazines that we have available FOR FREE usingFlipster. Our digital library newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines for children and adults alike! Browse our collection of popular titles with no holds,...

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26 Aug From Binge Watching to Binge Reading

Netflix has always been a real player with their original series. From House of Cards to Orange is the New Black, the word 'powerhouse' comes to mind. Their latest creation Stranger Things takes you back to the 1980's with its reminiscent feel of movies such as Stand By Me and The Goonies while carrying an...

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26 Aug Are There Bed Bugs in My Library Books?

Bed bugs are a community-wide issue that affects almost all public-access buildings including schools, hospitals, libraries, office buildings, and more. The bugs are becoming more widespread through the United States and more common in our local communities. As an open community space, the library cannot...

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24 Aug No Donations At This Time

Due to the construction and renovation projects that are going on at our library locations, we are NOT currently accepting donations of any materials. We appreciate the support of our community by their generous donations, however, the library has no available storage space at this time. We...

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24 Mar Sharing Indiana Memories

Every day we hear stories. We talk with people of different occupations and different persuasions. In any given day, we may hear a woeful tale of a relative's family ruckus, a funny event that happened to a friend, a colleague's political views--complete with personal story to support viewpoint--or the replay of a local team's exciting game. Stories...

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04 Mar Celebration of Banners ’16 – The La Porte County Public Library Bicentennial Legacy Project

Along with the City of La Porte, Business Improvement District Committee, the La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce Celebration of Banners '16! design contest. This is the Library's Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project. It celebrate community spirit, enhances the visual appeal of the downtown...

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22 Feb Seuss’s Uses

                       CAN You Read with Your Eyes Shut? SHOULD you Hop on Pop? And could YOU create a whole rhyming book about either of those concepts? Dr. Seuss did! Dr. Seuss was a learning innovator! His books were a new kind of book,...

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03 Feb February is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY Month

5 Reasons I Love My Library FREE eBooks, eAudiobook, and eMagazine downloads: With your library card you can access  OverDrive or  Zinio and save hundreds of dollars. No more monthly subscription fees and no more late fines at the library. Our digital books and audiobooks are automatically returned from...

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18 Dec Coloring outside the lines is okay!

"Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons." ~Al Hirschfeld Coloring is by far the hottest trend in adult stress relievers for 2015. It is also easy and affordable! Preparation is simple.  Begin by getting yourself a nifty set of colored pencils or markers and a...

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18 Dec Next Indiana Bookshelf Award

Have you ever read a book by an Indiana author? How about a book about our state? Here's your opportunity to grab some fascinating reading! The library has received a grant from Indiana Humanities of 13 Next Indiana Bookshelf titles, most written by Indiana authors, together...

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16 Nov NAME THAT BOOK Competition!

2015 Name That Book Winners!   Boston Team One came in 2nd Place. Boston Team Two finished up in 3rd Place. The competition was fierce at the 2015 Name That Book Competition hosted by La Porte County Public Library.  18 teams from area Middle Schools competed in the competition. LPCSC Boston and Kesling,...

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12 Nov Big Little Lies Book Review

We just finished reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty for this month's Mystery Lovers Book Club. What a good book! Who knew that kindergarten politics could lead to murder! The novel follows the friendships and relationships (in and out of school) of three moms...

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12 Nov I can ask you that?!

But of course!  At the Information Desk, we are here to answer your questions.  No question is silly or unimportant because you want an answer!!  So email, call or stop by with those questions; we will most definitely look for answers. Below is a small sampling...

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12 Nov Festive Dishes for Finicky Diets

Today marks exactly two weeks until Thanksgiving and my unofficial start of the holiday season.  One of the most stressful things about the holidays are the seemingly unending potlucks, parties, dinners, and gatherings -- aka -- cooking crunchtime! While I like to feign food preparation...

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