Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Build a better world by planting a garden wall with flower and vegetable seeds.  Grades 6th-12th (Completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Come learn the science behind sport! Sweet spots, center of gravity, it's all about angles; improve your game and impress your friends. We will be going outdoors and you should dress appropriately. Kids in grades 1-8. Registration is limited and starts on May 17th. Please, register by calling (219) 763-6546.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Teen Art Club is for ages 11-18. We will have 8 weeks of different projects. Learn to use different mediums, learn new techniques, and about famous artists. Register for each session individually.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Book art, paper craft, upcycled books...there are many different terms for crafts built around books!

For teens who have completed 6-12th Grade

Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Looking for a way to be involved at the library? Come to a YAK meeting!
Gr. 6-12

Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
People of all abilities are welcome to attend FREE yoga classes at the library with Desiree Brummett of Will Power Fitness!  Desiree has a bachelors degree in psychology, is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, and is in training for a Trauma Yoga certification.

To register, call us at 219-996-3684, or visit pcpls.org.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, June 09, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Gr. 6-12
Friday, June 9, 3-4:00pm OR Monday, June 12, 3-4pm
Interested in Volunteering @ the Library?
Come to a training or schedule your own. Contact Kate or Amanda if you have questions.
No registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Accept the Challenge: Grab a friend (or rival) and play the game! Bring your own or choose one of ours:  Jenga, Monopoly, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Trouble, Chess, etc. Game On!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Rock on and build a better world!  We will paint kind words and bright pictures on rocks, and then hide them around town for others to find.  Grades 6th-12th completed.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up with adult.
Monday, June 12, 2-3:00pm
Held in the Library's First Floor Meeting Room
Kevin Pazour, director of the Porter County Museum, will be leading our tour as we visit 6 historic buildings downtown starting with the Library!
An architecture scavenger hunt is part of the fun!
Registration begins Friday, May 26.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Gr. 6-12
Friday, June 9, 3-4pm OR Monday, June 12, 3-4:pm
Interested in Volunteering @ the Library?
Come to a training or schedule your own. Contact Kate or Amanda if you have questions.
No registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Calling all Pokemon Trainers! Want to be the best like no ever was? Come to the Portage Public Library for a guided Pokemon Hunt! Our on-staff trainer will guide you to the Frank Gilbert Jr. Memorial Park, just a short walk from the library. After going on your quest come and refresh yourself with Pokemon-inspired food and a craft. For trainers ages 5 and up. All trainers are required to register as space is limited. All trainers must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins Wednesday May 10th. For more questions please call 763-6546. 
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Teen Art Club is for ages 11-18. We will have 8 weeks of different projects. Learn to use different mediums, learn new techniques, and about famous artists. Register for each session individually.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Revisit your childhood by building cardboard forts!

For teens who have completed 6-12th Grade

Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Gr. 3 and up
Thursday, June 29, 2-3:00pm
Meet Shawn Sheehy, author and 3-D paper artist- he will lead a "hands-on" pop-up paper crafting workshop.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
11:30 AM
Description
If you build it, will they come?  We will make the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa from styrofoam, blocks, popsicle sticks and other fun materials!  Grades 6th-12th (completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Drop in and relax with some good old fashioned coloring!  We will provide the coloring sheets, colored pencils, crayons and markers. Or feel free to bring your own! A perfect way to relieve stress and make new friends.

No registration is required.


Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Teen Art Club is for ages 11-18. We will have 8 weeks of different projects. Learn to use different mediums, learn new techniques, and about famous artists. Register for each session individually.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
CDs are getting less use as disk drives disappear from computers and vehicles, which makes it great to make fun and unique art projects with!

For teens who have completed 6-12th Grade

Location
Conference Room (upstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Make a cool string art project!
Registration begins Wednesday, June 7
Gr. 6-12
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
People of all abilities are welcome to attend FREE yoga classes at the library with Desiree Brummett of Will Power Fitness!  Desiree has a bachelors degree in psychology, is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, and is in training for a Trauma Yoga certification.

To register, call us at 219-996-3684, or visit pcpls.org.
Location
Lobby - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Let's get goopy! Make 3 different types of slime to take home. Registration begins June 8th. Register in person or call 219-462-0524 ext. 4. 
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us to play and learn this classic game of strategy and tactics!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Building a better world through art!  Join Miss Sarah as she guides us through the painting picture process. (Grades 6th-12th completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Tweens are invited to get creative by creating a picture frame made from actual legos.

Registration begins Monday June 5th
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

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Rules
Your summer reading goal is to finish a bingo card!
You can get a bingo card from the library, or print one here.

Dates:
June 1st - Sign up and get your bingo cards.
June 30th - Last day to sign up.
July 16th - Last day to log your bingo card.

Rules:
1. For teens who have finished 6th grade through age 17.
2. The books you read should come from a Porter County library.
3. The programs you go to should be at a Porter County library.
Reviews
Title
Timepiece
Author
Richard Paul Evans
Review
Really good book!
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
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Title
The Avengers
Author
Alex Irvine
Review
It was a very awesome book! I liked being able to experience the movie the book was based off of, through the book, without having to watch the movie itself.  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
9780316256377
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Title
The Counterfeit Princess
Author
Jane Resh Thomas
Review
It was a fairly good book. There was adventure and intrigue and I liked that it was about a real princess.  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
0395938708
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Title
Road Trip Summer
Author
Lauren Barnholdt
Review
The road trip summer is an amazing book about 2 teens who goes on a trip to Florida while that is happening there is an another 2 teens who goes on the trip to Florida and all 4 teens are fighting while they go to the trip.  Request this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
978-1-4814-5992-1
Title
Kristy's Great Idea
Author
Raina Telgemeier
Review
Kristy has an idea to form a baby sitters club with some of her friends. They baby sit for kids in their neighborhood.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
ultimate star wars
Author
patricia barr, adam bray, daniel wallace, ryder windham
Review
awesome
Rating
Format:
Printed Book