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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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16 Nov Upcoming Flipster Title Changes

The La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce that we have renewed most titles with our Flipster digital magazine subscription.  Customers will continue to have access to many highly desired titles, like Better Homes and Gardens, Consumer Reports, People, Reader’s Digest, Time, and...

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21 Aug Great Books For Your Great Kindergartener

Do you have a child going into kindergarten this upcoming school year? Are they (or you) nervous? Maybe a little excited? Here are a few book recommendations to help everything run as smoothly as possible! The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing---This book follows the format of...

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06 Aug 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 subject and come up with results. With a simple interface, you can search a subject, and at a glance see how many...

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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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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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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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03 May 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 about 5 years ago. I was here at the La Porte County Public Library in the Indiana Room, using the microfilm readers...

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18 Apr 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 skill acquired by knowledge, study and observation? Many of the great inventions, discoveries, and breakthroughs wouldn't have happened.  This the is the...

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18 Apr 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 the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award, which is an award for picture books. The voters are children ages 0-5. The books have...

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07 Mar 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 order to improve your job skills or to start a new career? (It’s never too late for that!) If so, you will...

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20 Feb 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 in the past year. If you’re looking for a good read, check out one of these award winning titles! Hello, Universe by Erin...

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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 Feb New book club kit titles for 2018

Did you know the Library has 23 different book club kits you can check out for your book club to read? In each kit, you'll find 10 copies of a book, a book sign-out sheet, discussion guide, and the author's biography. Take a look at these...

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12 Feb 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 for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Black History Month. Since its inception in 1970, the Coretta Scott King Book...

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09 Feb 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. The library also has Lego-Mindstorms, 3-D printers, a heat press, a personal die-cut machine and soldering equipment. The library teaches valuable STEAM skills...

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08 Feb 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? Read on to learn more! Magnifier Our magnifier machine, conveniently located in the Indiana Room, can magnify any type of written material from newspapers...

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14 Jan 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. Day is January 15, 2018. Get involved by participating in MLK Day Legacy of Service through volunteer opportunities and free lesson plans for...

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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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01 Nov Introducing Flipster

Customers of the La Porte County Public Library in La Porte can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy...

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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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01 Oct 100 Years Ago in October, 1917

October 2-7 More than 600 saloons in New York have refused to renew their licenses. One hundred fifty more men will be examined to give service to the country before the close of this week. Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, spent the enormous total of $27,000,000 in...

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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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20 Sep New John Green Book…Finally!

John Green is finally publishing a new book! The beloved Nerdfighter, author of “The Fault in Our Stars”,  will release “Turtles All the Way Down” on Tuesday October 10th. Reserve your copy today from the Library! Be first in line to enjoy this new powerful...

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15 Sep Ancestry Database Research

If you like using our Ancestry Library Edition database, do you check Recently Added/Updated Collections? The link is located at the bottom of Ancestry’s homepage under Quick Links. Many collections are added or updated every week and sometimes daily. Each listing is noted as Updated...

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13 Sep College Application Day

Colleges across Indiana are waiving their application fees for students who apply on College Application Day. This year, College Application Day will be held on Friday September 29th. Schools all over the state will offer assistance and various activities to help students apply for college. Are...

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10 Sep Have you visited the Indiana Room?

La Porte County Public Library’s Indiana Room Did you miss a tour of the Indiana Room at La Porte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave.? Here are some important points in case you did or if you want a refresher. Also, the library has made some...

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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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31 Aug Spark Labs Launches Open Lab Hours

Starting Friday, September 1, 2017, Spark Labs will host open lab hours at the Main Library. We are excited to provide this space where people of all ages can get together and informally learn STEAM related technologies. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills...

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26 Jun The Revolution of Robert Kennedy

This summer has been full of fun surprises at the library. Last week I met Brenda (Wade) Guernsey and her sister who were visiting La Porte. Besides visiting friends and seeing the brick added to the Veteran’s Walk in honor of their father, they stopped...

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21 Jun Grill Time

It’s that time of year, where we want to keep the hot out and the cool in. That makes it the perfect time to grill. But really, any day is a good day to grill! You can literally grill almost anything. We tend to have...

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19 Jun Water Is Good for You!

There’s been a lot of publicity lately about how much water we should drink everyday and why. But what if you (or your kids) just don’t like the taste of water or think it’s boring? The best idea seems to be to add flavorings to plain...

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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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16 Jun Travel Indiana

Travel Indiana Do you ever want to just get away? If you answered no to this question, you might not be human. For the rest of us, money and time don’t always allow the lavish getaways that we dream of. But sometimes you need to look...

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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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30 May Winning Books Announced!

The Indiana Library Federation announced the winners of the Young Hoosier Book Awards (YHBA) and Eliot Rosewater Award (Rosie) for this school year. These awards are chosen annually by students across Indiana. Students who read any of the nominated books may rate each book they've read. In...

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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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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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26 Apr Coding in the Classroom Workshops

Through a generous donation from the Unity Foundation of La Porte County, the Library has purchased coding and robotics equipment. This fall, teachers can borrow Bitsbox, Lego WeDo, and Ozobot curriculum kits for up to 6 weeks. So that educators feel equipped to use these kits in their...

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