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Westchester and Hageman Library events

Westchester Public Library’s continuing Lego Club will meet Friday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. Clubbers meet at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. Attendance is free of charge. Registration is necessary. Children ages six years and up are welcome to sign up in the Children’s Department.

June 26, 2013 3:57 pm

Birthday Party at the Museum: Diana of the Dunes

CHESTERTON | The public is invited to join museum staff in a birthday celebration for Alice Gray, also known as Diana of the Dunes. The drop-in event will take place at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton, on Wednesday, March 27, from 1-5 p.m. Attendance…

March 21, 2013 5:13 pm
October photo contest

October photo contest

November 28, 2012 3:46 pm
October photo contest entries on display at Thomas Library

October photo contest entries on display at Thomas Library

CHESTERTON | Twenty-four photo entries were received during the October photo contest at Westchester Public Library. The submitted photos are on display through the end of the year in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. Patro…

November 28, 2012 3:41 pm

Bits and Bytes at Westchester Public Library

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue Thursday, November 29, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Westchester Public Library, with Excel I. Attendees will meet in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. The class is free, but registration …

November 07, 2012 3:56 pm
Staff appreciation luncheon at Westchester Public Library

Staff appreciation luncheon at Westchester Public Library

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library recently thanked library staff for the work they do with a Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Library Director Phil Baugher and Library Board President Drew Rhed spoke after an enjoyable meal of Wagner’s barbecue pork sandwiches and Wiseway broasted chicken.

November 01, 2012 2:38 pm

I Can Do That art class to contine in November

CHESTERTON | I Can Do That! Art will continue at Westchester Public Library each Saturday in November. All ages are welcome, but parents are asked to accompany little ones. The program will take place in the Children’s Department at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, and is f…

October 25, 2012 9:08 am

Library to show Stellaluna Wednesday

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s newest film series, Preschool Movies, will continue on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Preschoolers and their parent/guardian are invited to come to Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, for Stellaluna. The film will be shown in the Bertha Wood meet…

October 25, 2012 9:03 am

Come and Discover WPL: Where Possibilities are Limitless – Library

CHESTERTON | Come and Discover WPL (Where Possibilities are Limitless). Westchester Public Library will host an open house on Nov. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. All ages are invited to visit Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton; Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter; and the Westchester …

October 25, 2012 8:59 am

Chesterton History Hunt

Join the History Hunt! The Westchester Township History Museum and the Duneland Historical Society will cosponsor the Chesterton History Hunt on Saturday, September 8, from 2-4 p.m. The hunt is a free program in which participants will solve riddles, clues, and puzzles to find nine historic …

August 23, 2012 4:55 pm

Loving Hands Baby Massage at Thomas Library

CHESTERTON | Loving Hands is a group infant massage class for babies up to six months old and their parents at Westchester Public Library, led by Sara Hernstrom. For six consecutive Mondays, beginning September 10, at 10 a.m., parents are invited to bring their babies to the Thomas Library C…

August 23, 2012 4:04 pm

Children’s programs continue at Westchester Public Library

Westchester Public Library will continue with several popular children’s programs this fall and winter. These programs are for different ages and are held at different times to meet the needs of families with young children. Programs are held at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chester…

August 23, 2012 3:58 pm

training series continues at library with Computer Basics I

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue Tuesday, September 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Westchester Public Library, with Computer Basics 1. Attendees will meet in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. The class is free, but regist…

August 23, 2012 3:48 pm

Gabe’s World for Adults at Thomas Library: Bead & Wire Dragonfly

CHESTERTON | Gabe Underwood is back with another unique creature craft for adults at Westchester Public Library. Gabe’s World for Adults will take place in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton on Thursday, August 23, at 5:30 p.…

August 09, 2012 4:38 pm

An Intro to eBooks class at Library

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue at Westchester Public Library with the Introduction to eBooks class for adults on Tuesday, August 28. The class will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Bertha Wood meeting room located on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

August 09, 2012 4:41 pm

Sunday Nature Series at Museum: Invasive Plants

CHESTERTON | The Westchester Township History Museum will host the Sunday Nature Series for five Sundays, beginning on August 19. Each program will begin at 2 p.m. The museum is housed in the historic Brown Mansion, located at 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. Light refreshments will be served.

August 09, 2012 4:36 pm

Bookmarks at the Museum presents The Paper Garden

CHESTERTON | Sheila Schaeffer-Hirsh will review The Paper Garden: Mary Delaney Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 by Molly Peacock at Bookmarks at the museum on Thursday, August 16, at 2 p.m. Bookmarks takes place at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. Refres…

August 09, 2012 4:26 pm

Friends of the Library computer equipment sale

CHESTERTON | The Friends of Westchester Public Library invite the public to their computer equipment sale at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, on Sunday, August 12, from 1-4 p.m. The sale will be held in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor.

August 09, 2012 4:18 pm

Bits and Bytes Continues at WPL with Introduction to Google Apps

Bits and Bytes will continue Tuesday, August 21, from 2-5 p.m. at Westchester Public Library, with Introduction to Google Apps. Attendees will meet in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. The class is free, but registration is…

August 08, 2012 4:43 pm

Clowning around at Westchester Public Library

CHESTERTON | Join the clowns from the Kelly Miller Circus when they make an early visit to Chesterton at Westchester Public Library. The circus isn’t coming to town until August 27, but the clowns are going to sneak over to do some clowning in the Children’s Department at Thomas Library, 200…

August 08, 2012 4:36 pm

Summer Concert Series and Family Film Series Finale with Pinhook Bogtrotters and the film Tintin

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series will conclude on Friday, August 10, at the bandstand in Thomas Park with The Pinhook Bogtrotters playing Good Time, Old Time Music at 7 p.m. The concert will be followed by the film Tintin at dusk, about 8 p.m.

August 08, 2012 4:06 pm

Computer training series continues with Internet and Security class

CHESTERTON | “Bits and Bytes” will continue Tuesday, August 14, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Westchester Public Library with Internet and Security. Attendees will meet in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. The class is free, but r…

July 27, 2012 2:07 pm

Summer Concert Series and Family Film Series Continues

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 pm on Friday, August 3, at the bandstand in Thomas Park with Cynthia Shelhart’s Traditional and Contemporary Celtic Harp Music” The concert will be followed by the film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer …

July 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Libraries are economical

Did you know that Americas go to libraries (of all types) more than they go to the movies? Libraries are economical, efficient, and essential. They offer free access to books, magazines, audio/video materials, online resources and more. Library usage continues to rise, with public library vi…

July 27, 2012 1:59 pm

Gabe's World continues

CHESTERTON | Gabe’s World, a unique craft series for young adults (grades 6-12), will continue at Westchester Public Library with Polymer Clay Zombies from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. There is no charge. Regist…

July 19, 2012 4:38 pm

Excel 2 at Westchester Public Library

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue Tuesday, August 7, from 2-5 p.m. at Westchester Public Library, with Excel 2. Attendees will meet in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton. The class is free, but registration is require…

July 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Free concert and family film series July 27

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. July 27 at the bandstand in Thomas Park with the Western Rangers playing Cowboy and Western Music. The concert will be followed by the film Rango at dusk, about 8 p.m. Those who attend these eve…

July 19, 2012 4:42 pm

Founding Families recognition

CHESTERTON | The public is invited to join Westchester Township History Museum staff and Morgan family descendants in the first annual Founding Families Recognition from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on July 28 at Brown Mansion, 700 W. Porter Ave. The program is free of charge and open to the public.

July 19, 2012 4:35 pm

Thursday Adventures conclude Thursday with bat hike on Dune Ridge Trail

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s Thursday Adventures concludes at 7 p.m. Thursday when Into the Woods participants are invited to the Bat Hike on Dune Ridge Trail. Join Ranger Kip Walton for a hike. Into the Woods will conclude with the Woodland Wee Folk Festival on July 21 at Thoma…

July 12, 2012 4:14 pm

Concert and film at Westchester Public Library

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues July 20 at the bandstand in Thomas Park with Mo’ Beat Blues. The concert will be followed by the film Big Miracle at dusk, about 8 p.m. Those who attend both the concert and film are invited to bring lawn…

July 12, 2012 4:03 pm

Excel 1 offered at Westchester Public Library

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue from 2 to 5 p.m. July 31 at Westchester Public Library, with Excel I. Attendees will meet in the Bertha Wood meeting room on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. The class is free, but registration is required as computer stations …

July 12, 2012 4:00 pm

Word Class 2 at Library

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes continues at Westchester Public Library with a Microsoft Word 2 class for adults on Thursday, July 26. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bertha Wood meeting room located on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave.

July 06, 2012 4:19 pm

Mad About Mysteries presents Reviewer’s Choice

CHESTERTON | Join museum registrar Joan Costello in the Reviewer’s Choice session of Mad About Mysteries on Wednesday, July 11, and Saturday, July 14, at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. Both programs begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

July 06, 2012 4:13 pm

Thursday Adventures Fairy Walk at Bailly Homestead

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s Thursday Adventures continues on Thursday, July 12, at 1 p.m. when Into the Woods participants are invited to the Fairy Walk at Bailly Homestead.

July 06, 2012 4:17 pm

Learn to draw at Thomas Library

CHESTERTON | Adults and Young Adults are invited to 6 separate sessions of drawing instruction with Donna Krizek at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, in the Bertha Wood meeting room. The classes for both will be held on July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19. The Adult session will…

June 29, 2012 10:59 am

Polka Dot Parties with Carol at Thomas Library

CHESTERTON | Polka Dot Parties with Carol will continue for both adults and young adults with sessions on July 9. Adults and Young Adults are invited to separate sessions of creativity with Carol Walsh at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, in the Bertha Wood meeting room. The…

June 29, 2012 10:52 am

Museum needs help with WWII exhibit

CHESTERTON | This fall, beginning in September and running through Thanksgiving weekend, the Westchester Township History Museum will have its first annual Westchester at War exhibit, a series of annual exhibits that will highlight Westchester Township residents at home and abroad during tim…

June 29, 2012 10:46 am

Knitting together Sunday at Brown Mansion

CHESTERTON | Area knitters are invited to gather in the Brown Mansion parlor for a cozy afternoon of knitting, conversation, and refreshments on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. for Knitting Together. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Those who crochet or do needlework are also welco…

June 29, 2012 10:43 am

Summer Concert and Family Film Series continues with South Shore

CHESTERTON/PORTER | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues June 29, at the bandstand in Thomas Park with members of the South Shore Brass Band. The concert will be followed by the film Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World at dusk, about 8 p.m. Those who a…

June 18, 2012 3:48 pm

Thursday Adventures: Stuffed Animal Campout

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s Thursday Adventures continues on June 28, at 7 p.m. when Into the Woods participants are invited to bring their stuffed animals to a special campout at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave..

June 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Thursday Adventures: Nature Hike

CHESTERTON | Participants in Westchester Public Library’s summer reading program for children, Into the Woods, are invited to go on a nature hike at the former Dorothy Buell Visitor Center, located on route 12 and Kemil Road (300). Families of participants are welcome also. Maps are availabl…

June 18, 2012 3:35 pm

Crafts at twilight at Thomas Library

CHESTERTON | Activities abound at Westchester Public Library this summer when children venture Into the Woods for the library’s reading program for children. Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., offers a weekly craft program, Crafts @ Twilight. Children in grades 1 to 5 are invited each Tues…

June 15, 2012 3:27 pm

Bookmarks at the Museum presents Gods of Gotham

CHESTERTON | Pat Buckler will review Gods of Gotham on June 21, 2 p.m., at Bookmarks at the Museum. Bookmarks takes place at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave. on the third Thursday of each month from January to November. The program is free of charge. Refreshments w…

June 13, 2012 11:03 am

Bandstand Concert featuring Patti Shaffner and Friends followed by Zookeeper

CHESTERTON | The Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues on June 22 at 7 p.m. with Patti Shaffner and Friends. The concert will be followed by the film Zookeeper at dusk, about 8 p.m. Those who attend are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics, blankets a…

June 13, 2012 10:48 am

Fairy Garden Demonstration at Thomas Library

CHESTERTON | Adults are invited to join Rachel Lacorte, Nursery Manager for Chesterton Feed and Garden Center, for a program on Fairy Gardening on June 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Registration is required.

June 06, 2012 9:39 am

Summer Concert Series Continues with Valparaiso University/Community Band at Hawthorne Park

PORTER | The Valparaiso Community/University Band, directed by Jeff Doebler, Director of Music Education and Bands at Valparaiso University, will perform at the Hawthorne Park Gazebo, 500 Ackerman drive, Porter, on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. as part of Westchester Public Library’s summer …

June 06, 2012 9:35 am

Summer Concert and Family Film Series Continues June 15

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues June 15, at the bandstand in Thomas Park with the Valparaiso Community/University Band, directed by Jeffrey Doebler, Director of Music Education and Bands at Valparaiso University. The concert will be fol…

June 06, 2012 9:28 am

It's a Girl's World at Hageman Library

PORTER | Girls in grades 4 to 6 are invited to a brand new science club at Hageman Library, Westchester Public Library’s Porter branch. It’s a Girl’s World will take place on Thursdays from July 12 through September 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 100 Francis St. Registration is re…

June 04, 2012 5:32 pm

Conversational Spanish for Adults & Teens at Hageman Library

PORTER | Westchester Public Library will offer an 8 part introductory Spanish program for teens in grades 7 to 12 and adults. Conversational Spanish will take place at Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 2 to 3 p.m., from June 18 to July 11. Registration is …

May 31, 2012 1:46 pm

It’s a Girl’s World Science Club at Hageman Library

PORTER | Girls in grades 4 to 6 are invited to a brand new science club at Hageman Library, Westchester Public Library’s Porter branch. It’s a Girl’s World will take place on Thursdays from June 12 through Sept. 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 100 Francis St. Registration is requir…

May 31, 2012 1:42 pm
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