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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...

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...

100 Years Ago in October, 1918

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in October, 1918. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can...

A Good Neighbor

September 28th was National Good Neighbor Day. Montana resident Becky Mattson lobbied for decades to establish this national day of recognition.  In 1978, United...

Smart Voting Starts at Your Library

With midterm elections approaching, it is important to be prepared, you should make a plan, and follow through. As American citizens, voting is...

Grandparents, We Salute You!

This past Sunday was Grandparents Day. Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents' Day and on...

Connecting You with Your Health

Have you been wanting to take charge of your health but are unsure how to accomplish that goal? Well the library wants to...

The ‘Best Of’ eBooks Now Available

The Library is participating in a one-year pilot project offered by BiblioBoard, Library Journal, and OverDrive.  Fifty handpicked eBook titles reviewed by Library...

100 Years Ago in September, 1918

September 3-8 The Germans are in retreat, amidst scenes of great confusion, opposite the Third British army to the south of the Somme where...

Become a Volunteer Tutor

If you love to read and find it hard to imagine life without being able to read, maybe you’d like to become a...

OverDrive has been ‘Libby’rated!

OverDrive has 'Libby'rated the ease of use of their digital app by introducing Libby! The Libby app is a fast and attractive digital...

Harry Potter: 20 Years of Magic

Do you remember when Harry got his letter? Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first installment of the Harry Potter series with your La Porte...

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...

100 Years Ago in August 1918

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in August 1918. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can...

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...

Biography in Context by Gale

Did you know that you have access to more than 600,000 biographies online? Through Biography in Context, you can search for the most obscure...

Healthy Food, Healthy Family

Do you want to learn more about nutrition or improve your family’s health? Attend the Nutrition on a Budget series at our Fish Lake...

Genealogy Help Day on July 21

  Researching your family history is a process of discovery that can give you some amazing facts about your relatives. But sometimes you reach...

100 Years Ago in July, 1918

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in July, 1918. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can...

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...

100 Years Ago In June 1918

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in June, 2018. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can...

Project Gutenberg Titles Added to OverDrive

The Library has recently added almost 4,000 classic literary titles to our digital eBook collection in OverDrive thanks to Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is a...

STEAM: M is for Math

This is the final instalment of a series on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This post is about the last letter...

I Hear Spring! Huh?

They're here!  Have you heard them?  Besides the first robin, daffodils, and forsythia in bloom there's one sure way I know that spring...

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...

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...

Tough Questions

Kids ask a lot of questions. The older they get, the harder the questions and most often we don't know the answers. Kids...

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...

Family Mystery Solved

This talented lady is Dr. Lucinda Ann Marsh Alfieri---- my recently discovered Great, Great, Great Aunt Dr. Lucy. I first found out about Lucinda...

100 Years Ago in May 1918

Look at these sections from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in May, 1918. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can...

Amelia Earhart — A 3D Printed History

Did you know that the La Porte County Public Library visits area senior living communities and nursing facilities? These visits provide enrichment to...

A Wrinkle in Time

If you watched the recent movie or read Madeleine L'Engle's classic book A Wrinkle in Time (or both), you'll want to check out some...

Local Lore: La Porte Church Histories

If you’ve ever wondered how some of our community’s gorgeous buildings came to be, come to La Porte County Public Library’s Local Lore...

STEAM: A is for Art

Art-----defined by Webster's dictionary as skill acquired by experience, study, or observation. Where would science, technology, engineering, art and math be without the...

Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Introduce your child to the voting process AND help ignite their love for books. All of our locations are participating in voting for...

Marathon Craftathon

Pack up your supplies and dust off the projects! We have the perfect opportunity for you to work on (and maybe even complete)...

100 Years Ago in April 1918

April 2-7 Sorrow looms at a La Porte home where the dead body of a soldier boy, a son, will soon be brought. The...

STEAM: E is for Engineering

In the third post in our series on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math; the focus is on engineering.  Most of us...

STEAM: T is for Technology

This is the second post in a series on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These blog posts explain some of the...

STEAM: S is for Science

This is the first of a series of blog posts on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These blog posts explain some...

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...

Automatic Renewal

Did you know that eligible library item you’ve checked out is now automatically renewed? You no longer have to call or come into...

DIY Birdhouse Building

Do you want to have a neighborhood of birds in your backyard? Build them a home “tweet” home at the La Porte County...

Super Moon

Our Moon can be very dramatic at times with full moons, supermoons, lunar eclipses, and even Super Blue Blood Moons! There’s a lot...

Covering the Cost of College

Is your son or daughter thinking about career and college decisions?  Or how about you? Are you thinking of returning to school in...

100 Years Ago in March, 1918

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in March,1918. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be...

The Language of Emojis

If you've ever sent a message to someone that left them 😕. Or maybe you received a message that left you 🤔. Adding emojis...

100 Years Ago in February, 1918

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in February, 2018. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can...

Let the Tab Teach You

Have you ever wanted to learn something new, but were not sure how to get started? Some tasks can be daunting or seem...

Black Hoosier History Makers

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their roles in history. In honor...

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...

Sphero Swim Meet

  Sphero is one of the robots we use to teach young innovators about robots, engineering, and coding. Come to the Coolspring Branch on February...

Youth Media Awards 2018

The American Library Association announced the Youth Media Awards this week. These awards celebrate the best of the best in youth books published...

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...

Tax Season 2018

Tax season already?! The library can help you find the forms you need. Basic state forms are available at all locations. The federal...

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

This February,  I thought it would be relevant and inspiring to highlight the comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 instructional resources TeachingBooks.net offers...

Family History Mysteries

There are mysteries in almost everyone’s family tree. Here’s an especially interesting and difficult one that a man from another state told me...

Meet the Author: Games Come to Life!

Chris Van Allsburg was  disappointed when he was a kid playing board games. He always imagined what it would be like if what...

Organize Your Family Tree

La Porte County Public Library has the tools you need to research and organize your family history. You might have heard that baseball...

Schedule a Field Trip!

Your La Porte County Public Library is full of surprises! The Library still has books, DVDs, video games, music CDs, and digital collections....

Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness month. Did you know the library has a number of great resources to help individuals with low vision?...

DIY Soap Carving

Join us at the Hanna Branch for a DIY Soap Carving class on February 10 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Local artist, Carl and...

Book Tasting

Do you want to keep a pulse on the latest titles? Are you looking for a few good books to read yourself or...

Card Making

Join us at the Union Mills Branch for a Card Making class on February 6 to make creative and unique cards using the Cuttlebug,...

Operation Ozobot!

Are you ready to take the Operation Ozobot! Challenge? Do you have what it takes? Then again----What exactly is an Ozobot? Ozobots are a...

Robot Bowling Bash

Do you love bowling?! Yes? Not Sure? Then the La Porte County Public Library has an event just for you. At Robot Bowling,...

A Chair for Mr. Bear!

Uh-oh! Mr. Bear broke his chair! We need to build a new chair for Mr. Bear! Building a chair for Mr. Bear lets our creative...

Convert VHS Tapes Now

Let’s talk about all those memories from the ’80s and ’90s stored on home videotapes. It’s time to brush off the dust and...

MLK Day 2018

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

Montage of Memories

Ever wonder what your mom looked like when she was a freshman? Or what your dad wore to his senior prom? Wanna dig...

Unwrap Your New Technology

Did you unwrap some new technology over the holidays, but you’re not sure how to use it? No fear, the library is here!...