March Programs and Events at La Porte County Public Library

2014-02-03T16:25:00Z March Programs and Events at La Porte County Public LibraryContributed by David Dabagia Public Relations Professional La Porte County Public Library nwitimes.com

Play, Grow, Read!

March-May

All Locations

Play, Grow, Read! is coming to branches in 2014! These spaces feature activities and games that incorporate five early literacy practices--talking, writing, reading, playing, and singing--in fun ways for children and caregivers. Ask branch staff for more details.

Knotty Stitchers and Crafting Group

Wednesdays March-May at Union Mills

1pm

This crochet group meets every Wednesday. Work on a project you brought and socialize with others in a comfortable setting.

Learn How to Play Chess

Saturdays in March

1pm

Discover one of the oldest and best strategy games in the world. Come to one or all of our game times, 1pm-3pm every Saturday in March. Once you've learned, you can play in our Newbie Chess Tourney Saturday, April 5 beginning at 1pm. Grade 5-Adult.

Bridal Show

March 1 at Main

10am-1pm

This second annual Bridal Show will again feature La Porte County businesses that can help you make your wedding an event to remember. Join us for great ideas, treats, and give-aways.

Read Across America With Pete The Cat

March 3 at Main

6pm

It’s a read-in with Pete the Cat! Enjoy a groovy storytime with Pete, then choose a book and curl up in one of our themed reading nooks! Take a picture with Pete and his four groovy buttons. It’s also Dr. Seuss’s birthday, so we’ll be making a craft featuring another one of our favorite felines-the Cat in the Hat!

After School Science Camp

March 5 at Hanna

4pm

YOU can do science! Come participate in fascinating, fun experiments. For elementary aged children.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Tuesdays at Union Mills 4pm

Thursdays at Kingsford Heights 3:30pmnMarch 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May7, 14, 21, 28 at Main 4pm

March 15, May 3 at Coolspring at 1pm

Work on strengthening your reading skills with Tail Waggin' Tutors. Practice reading out loud to a dog in a friendly, relaxed setting. Students in grades K-8 may register to read with our canine tutor. Register at Coolspring, 219-879-3272, 219-393-3280 at Kingsord Heights and 219-767-2604 at Union Mills.

Preschool Open House

March 6 at Main

5pm-6:30pm

This is your one-stop shop to find a local preschool for your child. Representatives from local preschools will be here to answer your questions. Find out about their curriculum and enrollment costs. Bring your preschooler to meet their teachers!

Sherlock Mania

March 8 at Coolspring

3pm

Middle school and high school Sherlock fans unite. Bring your skills of deduction to the Coolspring Branch and join other fans to celebrate all things Sherlock.

Let's Get Pinterested

March 15 at Hanna

11am

Please come and share some Pinterest crafts & recipes. We will also be making a Pinterest craft together. This program will be for Teens and Adults. Craft supplies will be provided.

Your Name in Ancient Irish

March 17 at Union Mills

4:30pm

Make a clay plaque to decorate your room, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Teacher and artist Edwin Shelton will show you how to create using the fun hands-on bas-relief method. For all school-aged youth.

Mad Scientist: Big Balloon Outer Space Show!

March 17 at Main

6pm

Go beyond the limits of imagination with balloon artist Smarty Pants as we embark on an awesome trip into the furthest reaches of space and time! Kids will learn how our space program got started, and the three animals that first traveled into space. Meet a super creepy alien creature – is he friend or foe? And don’t miss the finale as Smarty travels right into the heart of our sun! This program is intended for elementary aged students.

Called “simply amazing” by WGN-TV, the Big Balloon Show is a completely unique stage production featuring magic, comedy and Smarty’s award-winning, eye popping balloon props.

Musical Resources

March 19 at Rolling Prairie

4pm

Experience music and games about the Earth's resources with environmental educator Alicia Ebaugh. Make a flower craft from recyclable materials, too.

Thumbs Up: Fine Art at Your Fingertips!

March 20 at Fish Lake

11am

All you need to express your artistic self is...yourself! Using just letters, simple symbols, and your fingerprints, you will magically turn them into fish, bunnies, birds, and more! Intended for kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Music of the '50s: from Crooners to Rock N' Roll

March 20 at Coolspring

1pm

Step back in time and experience music, trivia, and memories from Sinatra to Presley.

Local Lore: The Underground Railroad

March 25 at Main

6:30pm

Fern Eddy Schultz, County Historian, will talk about the underground railroad in La Porte County.

Storytime Stew

March 8, May 10 at Coolspring

10:30am

Join us for a mix of engaging stories, songs and activities. For young children and their caregivers.

Baby Storytimes

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at Main

10am

Join us for stories, songs, and play designed to promote early language development and future reading skills. This program is intended for babies 0-24 months and their caregivers.

Daytime Storytimes

March 1, 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Main

10am

Enjoy stories, music, activities and crafts that develop and reinforce early literacy skills and concepts. Intended fro children ages 3-5 with their adult caregiver.

Nighttime Storytime

March 31, April 28, May 19 at Main

6:30pm

Come to the library for a special nighttime storytime with our friends from Dunebrook's Playgroup Babytalk. Enjoy songs, stories, and fingerplays with your child as you build literacy skills. This storytime is intended for children ages 0-5.

March 9-15-Teen Tech Week DIY At Your Library: Get Connected!

Teen Tech DIY: Sonic Screwdriver

March 13 at Main

6pm

Calling all Doctor Who fans! Ever look at your screwdriver and think: this could be a little more sonic? Drop by to build your own sonic screwdriver! http://makezine.com/projects/making-a-sonic-screwdriver/

Teen Tech DIY: GIF

March 12

3pm

Create your own GIF! Come to the large meeting room after school. We’ll show you how to make a compressed image file you can post to your website or social media page. GIF out!

Navigating the Internet Job Search: Finding Employment Online

March 3 at Main

10am-12pm

Looking for employment takes organization, persistence and the ability to navigate multiple online sites to not only search for jobs but store and create documents. Join us as we navigate ways to create resumes, store information in the cloud and look for employment. Everything covered can be done for free either at the La Porte County Library computer lab or on your home computer that has internet access.

Tech Help

March 17 at Main

2:30pm-5:30pm

March 25at Main

5pm-8pm

Have a question about how to open an email attachment? Need to know how to download using iTunes? How can I upload images to Social Media? Need help with the new Zinio electronic magazine service? Have a question about your Tablet, Ereader or computer? Come in to the computer lab for tech help!

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