Upcoming Events

26 Nov The Hour of Code is Coming!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works, and...

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16 Oct After School at the Library

Sooooooooo bored after school? Bust the boredom! You've got options! Come to one of these library events: Anime Club: Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Meet up with other teen anime fans, we will talk, watch, and explore all things anime! Dates: November 7 Fandom Friday: First Friday of the month, 3:00pm...

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09 May Coffee and Canvas

At the Coolspring Coffee and Canvas event on Saturday, April 14, we sipped on coffee, munched on cookies, and painted a canvas. We had an awesome time!   The idea for this event came to me when I found...

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07 May Get Ready for Cycling

Welcome to May, warm weather, and National Bike Month 2018! There are loads of reasons to ride your bike to work, to school, or for just for fun. Cycling positively impacts your health and the environment. According to Cycling Weekly magazine online, cycling: Helps build muscle...

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21 Feb Make a Difference: Chew Toys

La Porte County Public Library received a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association and Dollar General to fund a series of projects led by La Porte teens. This series is called “Make a Difference”. Throughout 2018, teens will be invited to help make...

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11 Oct Celebrate Family History Month

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "Essentially, we are all immigrants to this country. Our ancestors came from different parts of the globe," Hatch said. "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as...

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10 Oct Family and House Research Classes

Three classes on family and house histories are scheduled in the near future at the Main Library. Everyone is welcome to come at no charge and reservations are not taken. 1. Local Lore: How to Research the History of Your House Find out the basics for doing...

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27 May Spark Labs Club

Do you enjoy hands-on engineering challenges? What about working with robots or making your own art? Kids and teens, expand your knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a different branch of the Library each week! You'll get to take part in challenging activities and...

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27 Dec Just For Kids!

This winter don't get stuck inside listening to your child's same ole obnoxious television shows. Our library has some wonderful online resources for children. Go to our website where we have a place Just For Kids! and take a look-see at all the fun games, stories, songs we...

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15 Nov DIY Travel Games

Celebrate International Games Day by making your own pocket-sized game, perfect for traveling. November 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hanna Branch Library This international celebration began in 2007 when Jenny Levine and Scott Nicholson had the idea of setting a world record for the largest group of people...

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10 Oct Creative Writers Cash In!

Is there a book that truly spoke to you, shaped you, or changed the way you thought about the world? If given the opportunity, what would you say to the author about that experience? Students in grades 4-12 can submit entries for the Letters About...

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07 Oct Star Wars Reads Day

Love Star Wars, do you, hmm? Visit Coolspring Branch, you should! Tuesday, October 11, will be packed full of Star Wars fun for everyone. If you love BB-8, you'll also enjoy Sphero. Our round Sphero robot and our Dash robot will be available all day for you...

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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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17 Aug Fall Storytimes

Even if the temperatures are still summer-like, school has started, which means fall storytimes are just around the corner!  With Main closed for renovation projects (check out our progress here), we will move all storytimes to our Coolspring Branch 7089 West 400 North Michigan City, IN...

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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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01 Jul A Book Club For Everyone!

Did you know that La Porte County Public Library system has several book clubs? There is a great variety of titles each month and lovely groups of people to have some intelligent conversations with. No sign up required. Read the book in any format you...

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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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26 Feb Meet Dash!

It is easy to assume that working with robots is best done with older ages.  After all, robots must be expensive and fragile and hard to understand.  How could younger children possibly use robots?   That’s just what we set out to do when we ordered...

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23 Feb Scary Stories for Late at Night

Here at the library we don't save spooky mystery books just for Halloween.  Do you find yourself in the need for a thrilling, chilling, action-packed, stay-up-late-because-now-you-can’t-sleep kind of book?  Try one or more of the library’s recommendations! Something Upstairs by Avi When he moves from Los Angeles to...

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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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20 Nov Teen Art Show 2015

This year’s Teen Art Show boasted over 100 original pieces of art from local middle and high school students.  Artists submitted a variety of mediums including 3D, ceramics, paintings, drawings, yarn art, and even a jacket created entirely out of Capri Sun packets.   Our seven...

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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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