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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 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, October 31, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28).
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 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, October 31, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Description
"Welcome Basket" -- Built on a 5" x 8" slotted base, with bale handles, and embellished with braided sea grass. See an example at the Portage Circulation Desk!
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 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, November 04, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
All skill levels are welcome to attend this art class taught by an experienced instructor. Held on the first and third Tuesday 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
Wednesday, November 05, 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, November 05, 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, November 05, 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, November 05, 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, November 06, 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, November 06, 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, November 06, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 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, November 06, 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
Friday, November 07, 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, November 07, 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, November 07, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28).
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, November 07, 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, November 07, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 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
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The Library is closed all day in observance of Veterans' Day.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 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, November 13, 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. This month's selection is A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Workshop
Location
Meeting Room A - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, November 14, 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, November 14, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28).
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, November 14, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginning oil painting class.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Build your bones, strengthen and tone your muscles, and maintain good health with this introductory yoga class led by exercise instructor Lorraine Harrell. Please bring an exercise mat, a towel, a lightweight resistance band, and a bottle of water. $10 cash per session.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 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, November 18, 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, November 19, 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, November 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Informational event
Location
Board Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A Purdue Extension educator will provide tips and techniques for making your upcoming holiday meals healthier. Free. Please register by calling the event's co-sponsor, Porter County Parks & Recreation at 219-734-0203.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 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, November 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Build your bones, strengthen and tone your muscles, and maintain good health with this introductory yoga class led by exercise instructor Lorraine Harrell. Please bring an exercise mat, a towel, a lightweight resistance band, and a bottle of water. $10 cash per session.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Kathy Blackburn as she teaches you how to make a fun rag wreath. Registration required. Call for details.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 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, November 20, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Informational
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Larry Clark, Head of the Genealogy Department of the Valparaiso Public Library, will talk about the genealogical resources available at the Porter County Public Library. The program is designed for both beginner and seasoned family history researchers. Free. Registration is required by calling 763-1508.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the Kout's Pageturner's for a discussion of "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbaugh. Books available at the circulation desk. Light refreshments.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for this 1993 stop-motion animation movie about the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town who discovers the magical holiday of Christmas.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, November 21, 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, November 21, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28).
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Saturday, November 22, 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, November 24, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Join us for songs crafts stories and more! For ages 2 1/2-5
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free blood pressure screening provided by North Shore Health Services.
Location
Lobby - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, November 24, 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 month's selection is Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Build your bones, strengthen and tone your muscles, and maintain good health with this introductory yoga class led by exercise instructor Lorraine Harrell. Please bring an exercise mat, a towel, a lightweight resistance band, and a bottle of water. $10 cash per session.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 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, November 25, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Movie discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 26, 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, November 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a classic movie, selected from the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies, every fourth Wednesday of the month. September through February.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The Library is closed all day in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

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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