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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Monday, December 01, 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, December 01, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A different acrylic paint project each month. Fees vary based on the project.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 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, December 02, 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, December 02, 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
Tuesday, December 02, 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, December 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, December 03, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Play BINGO and win piles of free books and movies. (Young adults are welcome but prizes are primarily adult bestsellers.) Free Program. Refreshments provided. Call or visit the library for details.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 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, December 04, 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
Friday, December 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, December 05, 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, December 05, 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, December 06, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Description
Basket weaving class suitable for all levels of skill.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, December 08, 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, December 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
Tuesday, December 09, 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, December 09, 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, December 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, December 09, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 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, December 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Informational event
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 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, December 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. This month's selection is Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana by Melanie Dobson.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, December 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, December 12, 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, December 12, 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, December 13, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Workshop
Location
Meeting Rooms A & B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Paper crafting for Christmas. Create gift tags, cards and Christmas ornaments. $12 for supplies. Must register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Family Time~Holiday Movie and Craft Time
Children and their families are welcome to come make a craft and then watch A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Refreshments will be served
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, December 15, 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
Tuesday, December 16, 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, December 16, 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, December 16, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Attention all kids birth - age 5. Bring your Mommy (or Grandma, or Auntie, etc.) for a special holiday craft time just for you. Call or stop by the Library to reserve you place. Free Program!
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 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, December 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
Wednesday, December 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, December 17, 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
Wednesday, December 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, December 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
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Kout's Pageturners will not have a discussion for the month of December 2014. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, December 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
Saturday, December 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
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Family Time~Holiday Movie and Craft Time
Children and their families are welcome to come make a craft and then watch Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Refreshments will be served
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

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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