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Title
Date
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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
Study Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering fro adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ides, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome
Location
History Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 16, 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
Wednesday, April 16, 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Taught by a certified instructor, this class is designed for seniors.
Cost is $35 for eight-week series, or one can drop in for $5 per class. Please register by calling 219-734-0203.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Local author meet and greet!
Location
Meeting Rooms A & B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, April 17, 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, April 18, 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, April 18, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 4-week session.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, April 18, 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, April 19, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The Library is closed all day in observance of a Spring Holiday.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

Title
Date
Monday, April 21, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Blood pressure screening.
Location
Lobby - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to freeze all types of foods properly, from produce to leftovers, to preserve flavor and nutrients.
Free. Call 734-0203 to register.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Movie discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP with security updates after April 8. If you continue to use XP after this date, you risk exposing yourself and your friends to damaging viruses. Learn how to upgrade your PC or what to look for in a new PC.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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
Study Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014
Time
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Information forthcoming
Location
Meeting Rooms A & B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 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
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Taught by a certified instructor, the class is designed for seniors. Cost is $30 for seven-week series, or one can drop in for $5 per class. Please register by calling 219-734-0203.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the Kouts Pageturners for a discussion of "Cutting for Stone: A Novel" by Abraham Verghese. Books available at the Kouts circulation desk. Light refreshments.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 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, April 25, 2014
Time
12:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Description
Screening
Location
Lobby - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 4-week session.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 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, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Make 4 greeting cards for $10 with Lisa Uporsky, Independent Demonstrator with Stampin Up!
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 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. Titles are listed on the library website at http://www.pcpls.lib.in.us under "Good Reads".
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 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
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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
Study Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 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, April 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Financial Services Counselor, Irma Torres-Cantu, will talk about options to help you get out of the cycle of payday loans and check cashing schemes and get back on financial track.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Taught by a certified instructor, the class is designed for seniors. Cost is $30 for seven-week series, or one can drop in for $5 per class. Please register by calling 219-734-0203.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 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, May 02, 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, May 03, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Description
For all skill levels - "Key" to Summer basket! Woven on an 8" x 15" frame, with curved handle for hanging, and a summery painted center strip. The flat back allows it to hang against a wall, with pegs at bottom to hang your keys or coffee cups.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Early Literacy Program for your child, birth to age 2. Join us, with you little one for songs, finger plays, instruments, stories, and more. Every Saturday from 10:30-11:00 AM.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A different acrylic paint project each month. Fees vary based on the project.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Instructor Sharon Parks will teach various card making techniques. Die-cutting systems will be taught at the May class. Cost: $10. Pre-registration & pre-payment is required. Register at the adult circulation desk.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering fro adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ides, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome
Location
History Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 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, May 08, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Taught by a certified instructor, the class is designed for seniors. Cost is $30 for seven-week series, or one can drop in for $5 per class. Please register by calling 219-734-0203.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description

Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Informational program
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 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
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Rita Patterson of Purdue will present a program on preparing healthy meals for your family on a limited budget.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Screening
Location
Lobby - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 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, May 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The South Haven Inspirational Fiction Book Group meets at 10:00 on the second Saturday of each month. Please call the library at 759-4474 to reserve a copy of this month's book.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Early Literacy Program for your child, birth to age 2. Join us, with you little one for songs, finger plays, instruments, stories, and more. Every Saturday from 10:30-11:00 AM.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bone density screenings. First session 10:00 - Noon; second session 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Free, no appointment required.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Blood pressure screening.
Location
Lobby - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 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, May 12, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A Porter County Master Gardener will tell you how to care for your lawn.
The program is free, but registration is requested by calling the library at 996-3684.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meeting to discuss Portage History
Location
History Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 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
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Taught by a certified instructor, the class is designed for seniors. Cost is $30 for seven-week series, or one can drop in for $5 per class. Please register by calling 219-734-0203.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Informational program
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 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

Parents:
If you want to manage other family members, sign yourself up first as an adult.
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. You may log activities starting June 2nd.

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.


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