Westchester library briefs

2013-08-22T00:00:00Z Westchester library briefs nwitimes.com
August 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The history of Porter

CHESTERTON | Test your knowledge of the town of Porter’s history with this treasure hunt-style activity sponsored by the Westchester Township History Museum. Meet at the east shelter at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive, Porter, between 2 and 3  p.m. Sept. 7 to receive the first clue. The hunt takes approximately 1-1 ½ miles of travel. Follow the trail of clues to find the history of Porter. Follow the clues on foot, by bike, or by car. Participate individually or in a group. A “reward” awaits those who find all the historic locations. The Westchester Township History Museum is housed in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Ave. Call (219) 983-9715.

Bits and Bytes

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Westchester Public Library with “Managing Your Digital Photos." The class will take place in the Bertha Wood room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Registration is required and will begin on Tuesday by calling or visiting the Automation/Serials Department or by visiting the Bits and Bytes page on the library’s website, www.wpl.lib.in.us. Call (219) 926-7696, ext. 25.

Lego Club

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s monthly Lego Club will resume at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Clubbers meet at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Attendance is free of charge. Registration is necessary. Children ages six years and up are welcome to sign up in the Children’s Department. Call (219) 926-7696

Tickle Tales

Westchester Public Library offers different programs for all ages at both Thomas and Hageman libraries. Tickle Tales is a program for very young patrons. Children ages 12 to 24 months and a parent or caregiver will enjoy this program. First-time parents are especially encouraged to attend. The fall season of Tickle Tales will begin the week of September 23. Registration will begin Sept. 3.

Tickle Tales is a creative, hands-on introduction to books and the library. Parents have said they have noticed their children carrying what they have learned home with them. The children are eager to participate in the sessions.

Space is limited, although as children reach 24 months and move on, space becomes available. Pre-registration is required at the library where the child will attend Tickle Tales. Tickle Tales takes place Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter, beginning Sept. 24. Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, hosts Tickle Tales at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 25. Call Thomas Library Children’s Department at (219) 926-7696 or Hageman Library at (219) 926-9080.

Knitting group

Area knitters are invited to gather in the Brown Mansion parlor for a cozy afternoon of knitting, conversation, and refreshments from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 1 for Knitting Together. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Those who crochet or do needlework are also welcome to attend. The Westchester Township History Museum, a cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library, is housed in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Ave. Call (219) 983-9715.

For more information about museum programs and events please call 983-9715.

News at Noon

News at Noon is open to any adult who is interested in what is happening in the world today, whether locally, nationally, or internationally. Come to Hageman Library, 100 Francis Street, Porter, from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 for this free discussion group. No registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Call (219) 926-9080.

Pokemon League

Children in first grade and above are invited to join Westchester Public Library’s Pokémon League. The league is held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the Children’s Department at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Registration is necessary. Decks are made up of three types of cards, Character, Energy, and Special. All three types of cards are needed to build a deck and to battle. Attendees will learn to make decks of 60 cards as they meet new friends. There is no need to bring anything, unless attendees want to bring a starter pack of cards. Call (219) 926-7696.

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