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Title
Date
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the Kouts Pageturners for a discussion of "IN THE HEART OF THE SEA" by: Nathaniel Philbrick. Books available at the circulation desk. Light refreshments.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Laughter Fitness instruction
Location
Meeting Room A - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, February 27, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sensory Story Time registration
This Story Time is designed for children who are sensitive to sensory overload.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, February 27, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Songs, fingerplays, stories and playtime with Mrs. Rita!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, February 27, 2015
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, February 27, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, fingerplays, stories and playtime with Mrs. Rita!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 02, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 02, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Make greeting cards on various subjects for $10 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment at adult circulation desk are required.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Monday, March 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Exercise class
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Stories Songs and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be offered. Cholesterol screenings will be offered for $5. Blood sugar and cholesterol screenings require an 8 hour fast. No appointments are needed.
Location
Conference Room (upstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This class has been canceled.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Stories, Songs, and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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, March 04, 2015
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Over the course of four weeks you will learn email basics, create a resume, and learn online job seeking skills. Registration and valid library card required. Call 759-4474 for details. FREE
Location
Lobby - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Stories Songs and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Presented by Purdue Extension Educators in cooperation with Porter County Parks and Recreation, this is a 3-week class about reducing clutter. The program is free, but registration is required. Please call Porter County Parks at 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Stories, Songs, and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 05, 2015
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, March 05, 2015
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, March 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Presented by Purdue Extension Educators in cooperation with Porter County Parks & Recreation, this is a cooking class for diabetes.
Participants will receive a resource binder. Fee is $25 per person. A minimum of 5 registrants are needed to hold the class. Please call Porter County Parks at 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, March 06, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Songs, fingerplays, stories and playtime with Mrs. Rita!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, March 06, 2015
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, March 06, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, fingerplays, stories and playtime with Mrs. Rita!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 09, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 09, 2015
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, March 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Strengthen and tone for more flexibility with certified yoga instructor Rich DeLuca. Bring an exercise mat, towel and bottle of water. For high school students and adults. Register at rdc46341@comcast.net or call 219-508-9641. Walk-ins welcome. Cost: $3.00 per class.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Stories Songs and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Stories, Songs, and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Book Discussion Group
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Musical program
Location
Meeting Room A - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Over the course of four weeks you will learn email basics, create a resume, and learn online job seeking skills. Registration and valid library card required. Call 759-4474 for details. FREE
Location
Lobby - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Stories Songs and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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, March 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Presented by Purdue Extension Educators in cooperation with Porter County Parks and Recreation, this is a 3-week class about reducing clutter. The program is free, but registration is required. Please call Porter County Parks at 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Stories, Songs, and Craft with Ms. Kate
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Laughter Fitness instruction
Location
Meeting Room A - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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, March 12, 2015
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, March 12, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Presented by Purdue Extension Educators in cooperation with Porter County Parks & Recreation, this is a cooking class for diabetes.
Participants will receive a resource binder. Fee is $25 per person. A minimum of 5 registrants are needed to hold the class. Please call Porter County Parks at 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
This month's book is I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg.
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk prior to the program. Free. Open to any interested reader.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Songs, fingerplays, stories and playtime with Mrs. Rita!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
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, March 13, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, fingerplays, stories and playtime with Mrs. Rita!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Sensory Story Time registration
This Story Time is designed for children who are sensitive to sensory overload.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Exercise class
Location
Meeting Rooms A & B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Description
Basket weaving class suitable for all levels of skill.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginning oil painting class.
Location
Meeting Room A - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Attention all little ones, birth-age 5. Bring your mommy or grandma or auntie, etc... for a special spring craft just for you. Call or stop by the library to reserve your place. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration for "Whats a Dust Bunny?" For children ages: 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 yrs. April Fool's Day fun. Crafts Activities and Fun based on the books by Jan Thomas.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Over the course of four weeks you will learn email basics, create a resume, and learn online job seeking skills. Registration and valid library card required. Call 759-4474 for details. FREE
Location
Lobby - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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, March 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Presented by Purdue Extension Educators in cooperation with Porter County Parks and Recreation, this is a 3-week class about reducing clutter. The program is free, but registration is required. Please call Porter County Parks at 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Open to the public.
Location
Board Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 19, 2015
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, March 19, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Presented by Purdue Extension Educators in cooperation with Porter County Parks & Recreation, this is a cooking class for diabetes.
Participants will receive a resource binder. Fee is $25 per person. A minimum of 5 registrants are needed to hold the class. Please call Porter County Parks at 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, March 20, 2015
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, March 20, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Health and wellness
Location
Lobby - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Create greeting cards and other fun projects with Jennifer Courtney, independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! Registration, scissors, and adhesives required; $10 per session. For more information, call 763-1508.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration begins for beginners Baby Sign class. For parents of children ages 0-2 yrs. Learn more about baby sign, and practice animal signs. Program date: Monday, April 6, 10-10:30am.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Songs, stories, playtime with baby!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
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. Defending Jacob by William Landay.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Strengthen and tone for more flexibility with certified yoga instructor Rich DeLuca. Bring an exercise mat, towel and bottle of water. For high school students and adults. Register at rdc46341@comcast.net or call 219-508-9641. Walk-ins welcome. Cost: $3.00 per class.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Share ideas and techniques on how to alter old clothes into something new. Bring old clothes and sewing supplies to join in the fun! FREE
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Movie discussion - titles to be announces
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Over the course of four weeks you will learn email basics, create a resume, and learn online job seeking skills. Registration and valid library card required. Call 759-4474 for details. FREE
Location
Lobby - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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, March 25, 2015
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, March 26, 2015
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, March 26, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Presented by Purdue Extension Educators in cooperation with Porter County Parks & Recreation, this is a cooking class for diabetes.
Participants will receive a resource binder. Fee is $25 per person. A minimum of 5 registrants are needed to hold the class. Please call Porter County Parks at 219-734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the Kouts Pageturners for a discussion of "HOW IT ALL BEGAN" By: Penelope Lively. Books available at the Kouts circulation desk. Light refreshments.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sensory Story Time registration
This Story Time is designed for children who are sensitive to sensory overload.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, March 27, 2015
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

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.
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