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Goose flights of fantasy

Goose flights of fantasy

Allysin Vis, of Cedar Lake, sings songs with her daughter, Sophie Grace, 2, during the Mother Goose on the Loose children's program Friday at the Lake County Public Library's Cedar Lake branch. "It (the program) helps with motor skills, speech development and pre-reading skills," said Alissa…

August 15, 2014 4:04 pm
Goose flights of fantasy

Goose flights of fantasy

Alissa Tsaparikos, assistant children's librarian at the Lake County Public Library's Cedar Lake branch, leads children and their caregivers in song and movement during the Mother Goose on the Loose children's program. It meets at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month…

August 15, 2014 4:05 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Library is great resource for Porter County

GUEST COMMENTARY: Library is great resource for Porter County

Responding to a recent guest commentary in The Times, we believe the Porter County Public Library System serves the residents well. We believe discussing the points raised with the director or board members before writing the article would have been most appropriate and beneficial to all and…

June 17, 2014 12:05 am
MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

Hundreds of reels of microfilm are the storage vaults of our region's story — from casualty reports in the Civil War to local reactions to the first man stepping foot on the moon.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County library can serve better

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County library can serve better

The Porter County Public Library System can help solve numerous new problems and challenges facing our community. Like many other American counties, it is time to rethink the public library system in our own community. In Porter County, the public library system is a resource than can be use…

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Bubble Wrap Hopscoth, Lansing Public Library

Bubble Wrap Hopscoth, Lansing Public Library

Children make certain that all the bubble wrap bubbles have been popped following a game of Bubble Wrap Hopscotch Monday at the Lansing Public Library.The library hosted the indoor hopscotch game for youth as part of their youth program. From left is Isaac Alvarez, 9 of Lansing with his sist…

March 31, 2014 5:49 pm
Bubble Wrap Hopscoth, Lansing Public Library

Bubble Wrap Hopscoth, Lansing Public Library

Krishiv Pastel, 3 jumps over numbers with bubble wrap after helping set up the games Monday at the Lansing Public Library where they hosted the Bubble Wrap Hopscotch, an indoor hopscotch game as part of their youth program. Activities vary as do the days they are offered, but there is usuall…

March 31, 2014 5:49 pm
Bubble Wrap Hopscoth, Lansing Public Library

Bubble Wrap Hopscoth, Lansing Public Library

Aryan Patel, 7, of Lansing, participates in indoor Bubble Wrap Hopscotch Monday at the Lansing Public Library while his mother, Asha Patel, left and Associate Librarian Tracey Steward watch.

March 31, 2014 5:49 pm
DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

Xcelsior Martial Arts owner Sean Harrington works with children on their confident stance or posture during the summer at a bully-prevention program at the DeMotte Public Library. Harrington also works with the nonprofit Team Pride to offer anti-bullying information to kids.

March 11, 2014 3:18 pm
Area zoos, parks, libraries find a friend in nonprofit groups

Area zoos, parks, libraries find a friend in nonprofit groups

Selection of the right name wasn't a stretch when Hobart residents in 2009 formed a group to preserve and improve a city-owned park.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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South Holland youths put things in motion

South Holland youths put things in motion

South Holland young people test their motion and momentum project Thursday night at the South Holland Public Library.

August 03, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart releases list of cooling centers available to residents

HOBART | The city has established cooling centers for residents seeking relief from the high temperatures.

July 18, 2013 7:45 pm
DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

Xcelsior Martial Arts owner Sean Harrington works with children on their confident stance or posture Tuesday during a bully prevention program Tuesday at the DeMotte Public Library. Harrington also works with the nonprofit Team Pride to offer anti-bullying information to kids.

July 02, 2013 3:18 pm
DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

Xcelsior Martial Arts instructors Mary Williamson and Dan Clancy demonstrate blocking Tuesday during a bully prevention program at the DeMotte Public Library.

July 02, 2013 3:18 pm
DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

DeMotte program teaches kids how to deflect bullies

Braden VanderMeer, 8, of DeMotte, practices blocking with instructor Austin Ruuska, of Xcelsior Martial Arts, during a bully prevention program Tuesday at the DeMotte Public Library. Nearly 50 elementary school kids participated in the program. The kids were taught four basic principles used…

July 02, 2013 3:12 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Open new chapter in your life at local library

GUEST COMMENTARY: Open new chapter in your life at local library

“There are three kinds of people. Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder, 'What happened?'”

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Study on library services needed

EDITORIAL: Study on library services needed

The examination of long-term debt at Northwest Indiana libraries has brought to light some interesting developments and a reminder of what could be.

June 20, 2013 12:00 am Related
Not all libraries have debt on their books

Not all libraries have debt on their books

Northwest Indiana's public libraries have been anything but quiet in recent years.

June 15, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Porter County library system is nobody's fool

MARC CHASE: Porter County library system is nobody's fool

Imagine actually waiting to buy something until you've saved up enough cash in the old piggy bank to make the purchase outright. No credit cards, no loans, just good old-fashioned saving — and not buying until you can actually afford to pay for it.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Libraries serve vital needs in digital age

GUEST COMMENTARY: Libraries serve vital needs in digital age

I heard someone ask the other day, “Are libraries still relevant with the advent of the internet and e-books?” For those who haven’t stopped by their libraries in a while, take some time during National Library Week (April 14-20) to visit the library and experience the vast array of services…

April 17, 2013 12:00 am
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