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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Free screening of a recently released movie. Call the library for details.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Preschoolers will meet monthly to build items with Duplo building blocks. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Class for students who have progressed though our Beginner's Sign Language program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Description
For September: "'X' Marks the Spot" -- Come relax with instructor Margie Warner and create your own 10' x 8' basket with a wrapped handle woven into the design, which features 8 'X's in the pattern. Cost is $25.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Story time, play and songs for children ages 0 - 2.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Porter Health Care System will offer free health screenings. No appointment needed. No screenings will be made from 12:00-1:00 PM.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Share tips and techniques for constructing scrapbooks, paper crafts, and cards. Program is free. Craft Kits are available for $10. Call 759-3362 to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Sharon Parks will hold a greeting card workshop. Participants may make as many general and seasonal greeting cards as they want for 2 hours, using the materials provided. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration & pre-payment at the adult circulation desk is required.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
This program is for birth to 2 years old and is filled with songs, music, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. It is a drop-in program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Story time, fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The South Haven Inspiring Minds Book Discussion Group meets at 10:30 on the second Thursday of each month. Please call the library at 219-759-4474 to reserve a copy of this month's book.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description

Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join Kouts staff member Brittany Nelson for a new American Sign Language class for beginners.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Story time fun for toddlers ages 2 - 2 1/2.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Class for students who have progressed though our Beginner's Sign Language program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Registration starts on August 25. Call the library or stop by then to reserve your spot.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
All skill levels are welcome to attend this art class taught by an experienced instructor. Held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, students may attend any one session or all of the class series. A painting surface will be provided. Cost: $10 per person per class.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
This program is for birth to 2 years old and is filled with songs, music, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. It is a drop-in program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Speak with a representative and recieve information about healthcare services offered through NorthShore Health Center
Location
Lobby - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Library Board of Trustees meet to govern the Porter County Public Library System. Open to the public.
Location
Board Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Description
Our friends at ATA Xcelsior Martial Arts will present a hands-on workshop on Sexual Harassment And Rape Prevention (SHARP). This is a can't miss opportunity!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Our friends at ATA Xcelsior Martial Arts will present a hands-on workshop on Sexual Harassment And Rape Prevention (SHARP). This is a can't miss opportunity!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Class for students who have progressed though our Beginner's Sign Language program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginning oil painting class.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Story time, play and songs for ages 0 - 2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Story time, play and songs for ages 0 - 2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to alter old clothes into something new. Get ideas, learn techniques, share and swap supplies. Bring old clothes and sewing supplies to join in the fun! FREE
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The South Haven Bookends meet the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Call the library at 219-759-4474 to reserve a copy of the current month selection. This months selection is Where'd you go Bernadette? by Marie Semple.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Registration starts on August 25. Call the library or stop by then to reserve your spot.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A Purdue Extension educator will provide tips and techniques for canning a variety of foods. This program is presented in cooperation with Porter County Parks & Recreation and the library. Free. Please call 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
This program is for birth to 2 years old and is filled with songs, music, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. It is a drop-in program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Movie discussion
Location
Board Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Facebook is a great way to connect with friends and family. Learn how to create an account, change privacy settings, and post. Have a question about Facebook? Our knowledgeable trainers are here to help! Must have basic computer skills. Call to register. FREE
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the Kouts Pageturners for a discussion of "Notes From A Small Island" by Bill Bryson. Books available at the Kouts circulation desk. Light refreshments.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join Kouts staff member Brittany Nelson for a new American Sign Language class for beginners.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Class for students who have progressed though our Beginner's Sign Language program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Create 4 greeting cards for $10 with Lisa Uporsky of Stampin' Up! Registration required. For more information, call 763-1508.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Story time, play and songs for ages 0 - 2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Registration starts on August 25. Call the library or stop by then to reserve your spot.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
This program is for birth to 2 years old and is filled with songs, music, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. It is a drop-in program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Free screening of a recently released movie. Call the library for details.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Preschoolers will meet monthly to build items with Duplo building blocks. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Friends of the Library Members may attend our Preview Night event and get first pick of this year's books! Memberships will be for sale at the door.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Author talk
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

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Rules
Promote early literacy skills while having fun with your little one!

Children from birth to age 2 may register. The goal for this program is 7 activities (see list below). You may log activities starting June 2nd. We suggest logging about two activities per week!

Registration ends June 30th, and the program ends on Saturday, July 12th. This is the last day you can log activities!


    Activities
  1. Read a bedtime story.

  2. Sing or recite nursery rhymes. Add motions, claps and tickles.

  3. Sing the ABCs.

  4. Look at a book together. Point to the pictures as you say them. Let the child touch the book and turn the pages.

  5. Do some bounce and tickle rhymes.

  6. Spend some time playing peek-a-boo.

  7. Visit the library to look at books and play.


Reviews
Activity
ABCs
Activity
Bedtime story
Rating
Activity
Visit the library
Rating
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Activity
Bounce and tickle rhymes
Rating
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Comments
we love peek-a-boo
Activity
Nursery rhyme
Rating
Comments
We sang "I'm a little teapot" and did the motions while waiting for dinner to cook.
Activity
Bounce and tickle rhymes
Rating
Comments
While playing we sing Tommy Thumb (finger play song)
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Comments
We played Peek-A-Boo & Hide and Go Seek! A lot of giggling took place!
Activity
Visit the library
Rating