February Events at the La Porte County Public Library

By: La Porte County Public Library Last Updated: January 2, 2014

lpc-library2014 is here! And that means an entirely new year that is filled with great things to do at the La Porte County Public Library!

Take a look below to see the events that La Porte County Public Library has planned for the month of February!

 Chill Out and READ! Winter Reading Program (Y)
February 1 – March 1
All La Porte County Public Library locations
Kindergarten through 5th grade students complete a variety of activities, games, reading, and attend programs all month long to earn rewards. Stop in at your nearest library location to get started. 30 participants will win entry into the grand prize event; a LEGO Bridge Building Workshop and a ticket to LEGOLAND in Schaumburg, IL! Preschool age children complete activities and attend programs with their parents to receive a prize.

Love Ya! (A)
all month of February at Union Mills
Library hours
Love Ya! Mark the books that you LOVE with a heart so others can find them! All through the month of February at Union Mills Branch.

Love Ya! (A)
All February at Hanna
Library hours
Love Ya! Mark the books that you LOVE with a Heart so others can find them! All through the month of February at Hanna Branch.

Space Craft Engineering for Everyone (Y)
February 1 at Union Mills
11am
Learn about the ongoing LADEE spacecraft moon mission. Then use team work to engineer a space exploring rover of your own. Fun for all ages.

Lego Maker Camp (Y)
February 4, 11, 18, 25 at Main
3pm-5pm
It's an after school block party. Stop in between 3 and 5 pm to build with Legos.

Let Go of My Lego! (Y)
February 2-8 at Rolling Prairie
Library hours
Let Go of my Lego! Kick off the Winter Reading Program by building something fun with Legos building bricks. We'll have them available at our building station. Come in and create!

Baby Storytime (Y)
February 6, 13, 20, 27 at Main
10am
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.

Hot Movies and Popcorn (Y)
February 7 at Coolspring
6pm
Travel to Narnia, where it is always winter and never Christmas in this screening of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Rated PG

Local Lore: Belle Gunness (A)
February 11 at Main
6:30pm-7:30pm
Bruce Johnson, local expert on Belle Gunness from La Porte who has been called the first female serial murderer in the nation, will give major facts and mysteries concerning Belle Gunness. Everyone will be able to ask questions and comment. This is the 2nd Local Lore event held on the 2nd Tue. of the month from 6:30-7:30pm in the Indiana Room.

Stuck on You! (Y)
February 11 at Fish Lake
6pm
Teens: send your valentine messages on locker magnets. DIY valentine magnets

Teen Advisory Board (Y)
February 13 at Main
3:30pm
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.

Chopsticks, Zigzags, Spots and Dots (Y)
February 15 at Hanna
10am
Chopsticks, Zigzags, Spots and Dots. Join us for an exciting building and reading event with a variety of interesting shapes and materials. For Preschool and Elementary aged children.

Worst Case Scenario - Winter Survival Edition (Y)
February 15 at Main
1pm
What would you do if you were stranded in a blizzard? How do you survive a fall through the ice? Answers to these scenarios will be investigated. Teens grades 6-12.

Friendship Bracelets (Y)
February 17 at Main
11am-7pm
Make, give, and trade. Friendship bracelets are a fun and easy activity.

History Club (Y)
February 18 at Coolspring
3:30pm
Read any book about the Industrial Revolution or the Jazz Age 1914-1928. We'll share books and do a project related to the time period.

Legos Robotics After-School Demo (Y)
February 19 at Kingsford Heights
4pm
Watch Legos Mindstorms robots perform and find out how they are programmed. Becca Ruskowsky, FIRST Legos League mentor from the Michigan City Area Schools Safe Harbor program, will do a lively show-and-tell.

Indiana's Underground Railroad (Y)
February 20 at Main
6pm-7pm
This workshop, presented by the Indiana State Museum, features the importance of the Underground Railroad in Indiana and the nation before, during and after the Civil War. Characters from the time period lead participants through the various levels of the presentation, which highlights hands-on activities as part of the experience. Intended for students in grades 3 and up as well as adults interested in state history.

Travels in Japan (A)
February 20 at Coolspring
1pm
Brendan Hubbs, who lived in Tokyo for a year, will talk about Japan's varied islands, unique holidays and festivals, and Japanese arts, folklore and food.

Blindfolded Building (Y)
February 25 at Fish Lake
6pm
Blindfold Building with Legos. Find out how well you build without using your sense of sight. Then have fun seeing what everyone else creates wearing their blindfolds.

The Vacant Chair: Civil War Widowhood
February 22 at Union Mills
11am
The Civil War cost over 600,000 American lives, and spurred an entire culture of mourning. Learn how fashions, marketing, embalming, and day-to-day life were impacted. Our presenter will wear and describe a period-accurate 1861 full-mourning outfit.