Author: Toni

14 Jan 2018 Tax Forms and Changes

Tax reforms made as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included changes to forms and filing requirements. IRS Publication 5307, Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families is a resource to help individual taxpayers understand the new law. Beginning for Tax Year 2018,...

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13 Aug Celebrate your summer reading success!

What an awesome summer! As a community, you earned over 330,000 points in the Summer Reading Challenge! Now it's time to celebrate this accomplishment at one of four celebration events: Family Carnival Main Saturday, August 18 11:00am - 2:00pm Come one, come all to an afternoon of yard games,...

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09 May Take the Summer Reading Challenge

Challenge yourself to read over summer break by joining the summer reading program! Beginning May 1, students beginning Kindergarten through 12th grade, can set a reading goal to achieve this summer. Everyone who meets their reading goal is invited to attend the Summer Challenge Celebrations with...

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28 Mar Read Local

This year La Porte County Public Library invites the community to “Read Local” in a year long celebration of Indiana authors. The Read Local series offers neighbors a chance to read the same great stories and engage in stirring conversations. Karen Day, a La Porte...

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20 Dec Seasons Greetings

I have always been interested in the origins of traditions. Be it a family tradition, local tradition, or holiday tradition, if it has a story behind it, I want to hear it! Since it's the holiday season, I was curious about the tradition of sending holiday...

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05 Oct Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to English author, Kazuo Ishiguro. Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, describes Ishiguro as a "mix of Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, then you have Kazuo Ishiguro in a nutshell, but you have to add a...

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23 Sep Final Girls Review

If you are a fan of psychological suspense, give Final Girls by Riley Sager a try. The lone survivor of a massacre, Quincy Carpenter gains notoriety despite her inability to remember the events of that night. Labeled a “final girl” by the press, in reference...

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16 Jun Summer Reading Update

We are nearing the end of the seventh week of our summer reading program and we have 983 students registered who have recorded a total of 125,878 minutes! That’s almost 2,098 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Students...

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06 Jun Summer Reading Update

We are in the sixth week of our summer reading program and we have 777 students registered who have recorded a total of 87,220 minutes! That’s almost 1,454 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. If you haven’t registered...

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01 Jun Summer Reading Update

We are at the halfway point of our summer reading program and we have 655 students registered who have recorded a total of 68,038 minutes! That’s almost 1,134 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. If you haven’t registered...

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25 May Summer Reading Update

It’s almost the end of the fourth week of the summer reading program and we have 595 students registered who have recorded a total of 46,702 minutes! That’s just over 778 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Check...

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15 May Summer Reading Update

It’s the third week of the summer reading program and we have 263 students registered who have recorded a total of 19,212 minutes! That’s just over 320 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Check back next week to see...

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09 May Summer Reading Update

It’s the second week of the summer reading program and there are already 209 students registered who have recorded a total of 7,986 minutes! That’s just over 133 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Check back next week to see...

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17 Oct Happy Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Beloved children's character, Winnie-the-Pooh, is celebrating his 90th anniversary this month! Author A.A. Milne published his first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh 0n October 14, 1926. Take your own trip through the Hundred Acre Wood with these awesome titles:             Winnie-the-Pooh isn't the only British icon celebrating...

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10 Oct Let Your Voice Be Heard

Election Day 2016, November 8, is rapidly approaching. The deadline to register to vote in Indiana is October 11. Indiana's Statewide Voter Registration System can be found online at indianavoters.in.gov. From this website, you can: Confirm your voter registration Find your polling place Register to vote online For...

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15 Sep Read an eBook Day

If you're an avid reader like me, chances are you read multiple titles simultaneously. Or, maybe you always have a book in your purse, briefcase, or car -- just in case. Even though I love to carry a large purse, several years ago I transitioned from carrying...

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08 Aug Get Gnarly!

Been thinking about trying something new or challenging yourself all summer long? Now’s your chance! The last Friday in July is National Get Gnarly Day. In case you aren’t familiar with the slang definition of gnarly, it is something that is extreme or amazing -...

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31 May Lobby Stops bring the Library to you

You have probably seen our Mobile Library cruising the county. Or, maybe you've seen our staff delivering lime green Doorstep Delivery bags.  Both of these Outreach services provide Library resources and materials to community members that may not be able to come to a branch location.  Earlier...

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13 Apr Today is National Bookmobile Day!

Each year, the American Library Association celebrates National Library Week (April 10-16, 2016) and Wednesday is all about bookmobiles! National Bookmobile Day “celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day.”  La Porte...

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29 Mar Spring into the IN State Parks!

Planning a staycation this spring break? Check-out our 2016 Indiana State Park Pass! As part of the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Celebration, all public libraries in the state were given an Annual Entrance Permit to circulate within their communities. Each pass admits “the cardholder, in a...

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05 Feb Madam C.J. Walker: Hoosier Businesswoman

"Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them."  - Madam C.J. Walker As you may already know, 2016 marks Indiana’s Bicentennial. To celebrate 200 years of statehood, as well as Black History Month, I thought I’d highlight the life...

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05 Feb Super Snacks!

This Sunday marks an unofficial national holiday -- Super Bowl Sunday! Millions of Americans will gather with friends to watch the game and eat delicious goodies. If you are tired of the same old football fare, and want to bring something new, the Library can...

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