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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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07 Sep How To Read To Your Child

We can all agree reading to your child is very important. But have you ever thought of how you read to your child? Here are some helpful tips on how to read to your child. Ages 0-3  Try to read at least 15 minutes a day to...

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01 Sep 100 Years Ago in September, 1917

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in September, 1917. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. September 1-9 The City and Carnival bands march down town, closing the county...

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21 Aug Your Eclipse Playlist

While you wait in line for eclipse glasses beginning at 12:00pm you can listen to some celestial tracks on CD's or check out these playlists. Bonnie Tyler performing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" or "Ain't No Sunshine" by Terry Jacks would work. If you cannot come in...

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01 Aug 100 Years Ago in August, 2017

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in August, 2017. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. August 1-5 1917 Two hundred and twelve deaths due to the heat wave have...

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18 Jul Have You Hit A Brick Wall?

I finally found something in an official document indicating that my great grandmother Lina Johnson, who according to family lore was traded for a horse when she was a baby, was associated with the family she was said to live with. Under our Genealogy Services,...

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13 Jul Crafting With The Cricut Workshop

I'm hosting a workshop on July 22 at 10:00am in Spark Labs for anyone interested in learning about the newer Cricut cutting machines' online Design Space.  I'll be showing you how you can create your own templates for Cricut using a paper bead...

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12 Jul Net Neutrality Day of Action is July 12th

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="246"] What is Net Neutrality?![/caption] Net Neutrality Day of Action is July 12th. What does this mean? How will this effect you? University of Berkeley defines net neutrality as a principle belief that "broadband network providers to be completely detached from what information is...

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01 Jul 100 Years Ago in July, 1917

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in July, 2017. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. July 1-8 Kreidler Clothing has all the good things to wear for the...

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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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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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06 Jun Challenge Yourself! 2017 Book Challenge!

We are getting close to being mid-way through 2017 so it seems like a good time to check in with my progress on the 2017 Book Challenge. January – In a series (Hollow City by Ransom Riggs) February – Started never finished (A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman) March –...

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04 Jun An Encounter With a Famous Person

Several people have reported encounters with famous people since my last news article. Here is one from my former English as a Second Language student. One day she was sitting at an outdoor cafe in Chicago with her new husband. Suddenly her husband stood up and...

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01 Jun 100 Years Ago

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in June, 2017. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. June 1-6 President Wilson issues the statement that all persons attempting to evade...

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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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24 May A Stroll Along the Avenues

Join us for a historic house walk at 6:00pm on Tuesday, June 6 starting in the Indiana Room of the Main Library. We’ll use the “Stroll Along the Avenues” brochures, look at the outsides of houses on Indiana and Michigan Avenues, and learn a little...

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30 Apr 100 Years Ago

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in May, 2017. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. May 1-6 Actual war censorship goes into effect. Under order by President Wilson,...

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03 Apr 100 Years Ago

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in April, 1917. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. April 1-8 One hundred and sixty-seven lives were lost when a Red Cross...

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01 Mar 100 Years Ago in March, 1917

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in March, 1917. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. March 1-4 Four more ships, one Norwegian, one French, and two British, have...

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15 Feb Are You Neanderthal?

If you are of European or Asian descent, most likely you are partly Neanderthal! When my brother had his DNA tested and called to tell me he had forgotten to tell me he’s 4% Neanderthal, I could hardly keep from laughing because of the image I...

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12 Jan Special Guest at Pajamatime on January 17

Pajamatime Coolspring Branch January 17, 6:00-6:30pm   Who doesn't love lounging around in their pajamas? Our Coolspring Branch hosts a Pajamatime story time every month for children ages 3-5 to help promote early literacy skills. This month, there will be a special guest, Dr. James Dworkin! Previously the Chancellor at...

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02 Jan Talk to a Lawyer Day

The Annual Talk to a Lawyer Day will again be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is on Monday, January 16 this year. However, this year it will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church at 102 G Street in La Porte, at the...

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01 Jan 100 Years Ago in January, 2017

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in August, 1916. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. January 2-7 The Swedish Lutherans vote to hold English services in the La...

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21 Dec 30 Million Words

Did you know that children who hear 30 million words by age four are more likely to have better vocabularies, read better, do better in school, and get higher test scores than those who have heard fewer words? Parents can easily help build their children’s...

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03 Dec STEAM Stocking Stuffers

As I travel to different schools and children's groups to teach Spark Labs lessons on STEAM skills like computer programming, 3D technology, electronics and robotics, I hear the same 2 questions from adults and kids: "Where can I buy that?!?!" and "How much does it cost?" So,...

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01 Dec 100 Years Ago in December, 1916

December 1-10 Six city churches had union Thanksgiving services at First Baptist Church yesterday. A woman asks for the tidy sum of $5,000 from the owner of her apartment on the northeast corner of Michigan and Lincoln Way because she fractured an ankle and was otherwise injured...

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08 Nov New Media Recommendations for Children

This month the American Academy of Pediatrics released their updated media recommendations for children. The new recommendations are more practical. The revised recommendations help parents manage screen time with their own family's schedule. Jenny Radesky, coauthor of one of the new policy statements, says, "We want them to focus...

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01 Nov 100 Years Ago in November, 1916

November 1-5 Pranks of harmless nature were practiced last night. Windows were soaped and wagons were hitched on the rear of automobiles with celebrators in costume and noise that could be heard for blocks. Fort Vaux on the Verdun front has been evacuated by the Germans after...

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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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22 Sep Grandparents Day Essay Contest

Our library cooperated with Brentwood of La Porte on the second annual Grandparents Day Essay Contest for school-aged students. The three winners read their essays at a reception hosted by Brentwood of La Porte on September 11, Grandparents Day and the beginning of Assisted Living...

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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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02 Sep Top Ten Library Reads

The top ten books published this month that librarians across the county love. Each month Library Reads compiles a list of ten books that have been suggested by library staff to be the cream of the crop. You can check out this month’s list as...

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02 Sep FAFSA Updates for 2016

There are new changes to FAFSA this year.  You can get lots more help from their website and YouTube channel. The online form is now available beginning October 1st each year.  So for students going to college Fall 2017, mark your calendar for Saturday, October 1,...

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01 Sep 100 Years Ago in September, 1916

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in September, 1916. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. September 1-10 Greek King Constantine abdicates and his son, George, is appointed to...

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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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25 Aug Exploring the Alternatives

Recently, I have become interested in alternative medicine.  However, since it is a relatively “new” trend here in the U.S., I found myself at a loss as to where to start finding accurate, current information.  Therefore, I was thrilled to learn that INSPIRE has added...

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01 Aug 100 Years Ago in August, 1916

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in August, 1916. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. August 1-6 A Chicago physician performed a successful operation on a seven-year-old girl...

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27 Jul End of Summer Bash!

La Porte County Public Library readers have logged 291,241 minutes of reading since June 1! If you haven't picked up your prize yet, you have a few days left. Come to any library location and pick up your prize for 6 hours of summer reading...

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08 Jul Free Tutoring

Did you know that application forms for free tutoring for all ages can be picked up at all of our locations? If you or someone you know needs any kind of help with upgrading skills in reading, math, speaking English, grammar, spelling, or digital literacy,...

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01 Jul 100 Years Ago in July, 1916

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in July, 1916. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. July 1-9 St. Peter’s Catholic church’s building committee decides to erect a new...

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28 Jun Have a Smokin’ Summer

My husband talked me into getting a wood-pellet smoker grill at the beginning of summer. Was I skeptical? Yes!  Am I happy we did? Yes! We’ve liked everything he’s smoked so far and realize it’s like other cooking—we’ll fine tune the best way to smoke...

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13 Jun Cruise Night in La Porte

Cruise Night in La Porte on Saturday, June 11 was an immensely popular event attended by people in the 446 cars which participated and many more who lined Lincolnway to view them. The rain that had been predicted earlier stayed away and breezes prevailed, making...

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10 Jun Catalog Search Tips: Part 3

Are you looking for a book with a specific reading level? Here are some ways to search for titles using Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts ranges. To start a Reading Level search, click on the “Other Searches” menu to the right of the catalog search...

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10 Jun Not Getting Your Notices?

Do you find yourself surprised that you have overdue items? Or have items you placed on reserve expire and you didn’t even know they were available for pick up? Here are some tips to ensure that you are getting your notices from the library. -Sign into...

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03 Jun Let’s Have a Doughnut!

Happy National Doughnut Day!  Not that any of us need an excuse to eat a doughnut, but I'll take one anyway.  Growing up, Grandma Rumsey made ones we called dog turds because that's what they looked like.  Not very appetizing sounding, I know, so I...

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01 Jun 100 Years Ago in June, 1916

June 1-4 Thirty-two young people will receive diplomas of the La Porte High school on Thursday evening, June 14. The British lose ten ships in a Naval battle. Seven boys received diplomas at commencement exercises of the Interlaken school yesterday afternoon and evening. The Disciples of Christ church, which...

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31 May Free Access to Microsoft Office Online

With your Windows Live account you can access Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel for free at https://www.office.com/ Templates offered in Microsoft Word include templates for resumes, cover letters, reports and calendars. You can download the documents to your computer, flash drive, or...

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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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26 May Gearing Up For A June Family Roadtrip? Here Are My Audiobook Recommendations

Escape Boredom and Stop Fights Between Siblings Check out my audiobook recommendations: Junie B. Jones collection How to Train Your Dragon Series The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Chronicles of Narnia Series Peter and the Starcatchers Series The 39 Clues Series Roald Dahl' s Charlie...

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24 May We are Open at 1020 Linconlway

We are ahead of schedule!  We have been working hard to get our temporary location up and running and we are ready to go. Come and see us at 1020 Lincolnway where we have a small collection of books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks, magazines and...

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03 May 100 Years Ago in May, 1916

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in May, 1916. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. May 2-7 Russian and Oliver Twist wash suits for ages 2-8 at Kreidler’s...

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03 May Hoosier Barns

Indiana will celebrate 200 years of statehood on December 11, 2016, and Hoosiers are finding creative ways to celebrate and preserve Indiana's rural heritage. The Top 10 Indiana Bicentennial Barns have been selected, and the Smoker Barn represents La Porte County on the list! The barns...

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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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