Events Taking Place at the La Porte County Library in January 2014

La-Porte-County-Public-LibraryCheck out these events scheduled at the La Porte County Public Library for the month of January!

A Novel Yarn
January 6 at Main
A Novel Yarn is a gathering of crafters, beginning and experienced. Bring along your latest knitting, crochet, or needlepoint project, or just some needles and yarn and we'll help get you started. Make some new friends, learn a new skill!

Rolling Prairie Readers Group
January 7
In this special edition of the Rolling Prairie Readers Group, members will each bring a children's book to share and discuss. Bring a favorite of your own, and come join the fun! For more information, call 219-778-2390.

Page Turners
January 14
We will discuss Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly. The title is available to check out ahead of time in regular and large print, on CD and Playaway, and as an e-book. Refreshments that have something to do with the book will be provided by Friends of the Library. People may also bring a lunch if they wish. There is no cost. Everyone is welcome.

Storytime Stew
January 11 at Coolspring
Join us for a mix of engaging stories, songs and activities. For young children and their caregivers.

The Panel
January 15 at Main
La Porte County Public Library’s graphic novel club meets each month to discuss comics, their authors and illustrators. Check the online events calendar for chosen titles.

A Minion Reasons to Read
All January at Rolling Prairie
Tell us why you like to read and we'll enter you in the Minion Reasons to Read Prize drawing!

Winter Warm Ups
All January at Union Mills
We will share a different puzzle or activity each week to stretch your brain.

Winter Warm-Ups: Challange Your Body!
All January at Hanna
Winter Warm-Ups: Challange Your Body! Try a quick charade, play Library freeze tag and much more during the month of January.

Teen Jewelry Crafting
January 2 at Coolspring
The holidays are over, it's not time to return to school. Why don't you stop by the Coolspring branch and make some jewelry. These Pinterest crafts were recommended by the Teen Advisory board.

Baby Storytime
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Main
Join us for stories, songs, and play designed to promote early language development and future reading skills. This program is intended for babies 0-24 months and their caregivers.

Local Lore: Genealogy Chat
January 7 at Main
Come and tell some stories about what you've found out about your ancestors and get some help with finding information you want for your family tree. Sue Harmon will tell how she found out just what relative it was who was killed by a tiger in the U.S. and how she found out how it happened. She also has several other stories she can tell, but we want to hear yours too!

Tablets, eReaders, and smart phones
January 7 at Coolspring
Did you get a new tablet, eReader, or phone recently? Come to this program and learn how to download music, books and so much more!

Star Wars Science Club
January 7, 14, 21, 28 at Main
Each week we will conduct a different science experiment. Become a Jedi Master of Star Wars science.

Teen Advisory Board
January 9 at Main
Got a great idea for a program? Interested in helping the library pick out new books? Join the Teen Advisory Board! It's a great way to volunteer at the library or just have fun.

Hot Movies and Popcorn
January 10, February 7 at Coolspring
Bring the whole family to see a classic family movie from 1979, The Muppet Movie.

Making Sense of Tech
January 14 at Fish Lake
Have a tablet, smart phone, or e-reader? Come find out some ways to use them and what the library has for your mobile device!

Brand Names: Stories Behind Them
January 15 at Hanna
Find out unusual, humorous, and interesting facts about how common household items were developed or got their names. Discover the stories behind Coca-Cola, Hires Root Beer, Jacuzzis, Life Savers, and more plus some La Porte area inventions.

The Great Paper Airplane Derby
January 18 at Main
Learn about all the different types of paper airplanes, build them, test them and see how far yours will fly.

Talk To A Lawyer Day
January 20
La Porte County attorneys volunteering their time will be giving short complimentary consultations on legal concerns on a first come, first served basis at the annual Talk to a Lawyer Day in the three Quiet Study Rooms in the Main Library.

Family Board Game Day
January 20 at Kingsford Heights
Family Board Game Day! Monday, January 20th all day. Battleship! Candy Land! Uno! and many more games to spend a winter's day playing.

Tech Help January 20 at Main
Have a question about how to open an email attachment? Need to know how to download using iTunes? How can I upload images to Social Media? Need help with the new Zinio electronic magazine service? Have a question about your Tablet, eReader or computer? Come in to the computer lab for tech help!

History Club
January 21 at Coolspring
Students in grades 3-5. Read any book, fiction or non-fiction, about the Industrial Revolution or the Gilded Age 1878-1889. We'll share our books and do a project related to the time period

Travels in Thailand
January 23 at Coolspring
Travel with Deborah Meserve via plane, train, boat, tuk-tuk, and elephant as she shares her two week journey to Chiang Mai with you. Learn about the many interesting facets of life in Thailand.

Cabin Fever
January 25 at Main
5pm-11 pm
Is cabin Fever driving you mad? Come hang out at the library after hours! We’ll play games (like Body Body) make crafts, and eat snacks. This program is open to the first 30 teens in grades 6-12 who return a parent signed permission form. Permission forms are available in Youth Services starting on January 1st and must be signed and returned before January 25.

Google Apps
January 27 at Main
Learn the ins and outs of Google Apps such as Google+, Hangouts, Drive, Calendars and more at the main library. From creating resumes and professional documents on Google Drive to socializing with your friends using video chatting in Google hangouts, Google Apps can make your life easier. Join us in the large meeting room. Bring your laptop, tablet or use one of ours. No registration is required.

Coolspring Bookclub
January 28 at Coolspring
Stop by the branch to pick up your copy of this month's book. Check our online calendar or give us a call to find out the current title. 219-879-3272.

After-School Movie
January 29 at Rolling Prairie
Join us for our first after school special movie showing, Despicable Me II. Refreshments served.

Tech Help
January 28 at Main
Have a question about how to open an email attachment? Need to know how to download using iTunes? How can I upload images to Social Media? Need help with the new Zinio electronic magazine service? Have a question about your Tablet, eReader or computer? Come in to the computer lab for tech help!