Library Happenings

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Young Adult Activities: Click here


Please click here for the latest information about the library's phased reopening.

2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge: Oceans of Possibilities

All branches
June 4 - July 30

For every three books you read or library programs you attend during the challenge period, you can enter to win:

A weekend for two at the Potawatomi Inn in Pokagon State Park!

This prize is graciously provided by the Friends of the LaGrange County Public Library. ($300 value.)  The prize drawing will be held on August 4.

Ages 18+  


Independence Day: Monday, July 4

All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed.


Musical Cruise: Shall We Dance

LaGrange County Public Library
Thursday, July 7
2
:00 p.m.  
Free Admission!

Set sail every other Thursday with a classic musical matinee! Popcorn and mocktails will be served!

This week's movie will be Shall We Dance, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with a score by George and Ira Gershwin. The mocktail will be a Shirley Temple.

Recommended for ages 12+


Second Saturday Book Club

LaGrange County Public Library
Second Saturday of Each Month
11:00 a.m.  

Copies of this month's book are available at the LaGrange Library's Adult Services desk.

Click here for a list of our book club selections, past and present.

 

Follow us on Goodreads at:  www.goodreads.com/group/show/156715-second-saturday-book-club

Ages 16+


Learn to Tat

LaGrange County Public Library
Three Tuesdays, July 12 - 26
3
:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $5, payable at the first class
Please register by July 2 at the LaGrange library or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030.

No, not tattoos, lacemaking. Tatting is an old-fashioned skill that’s in danger of fading away. Learn how to use a tatting shuttle to make beautiful patterns of knotted thread.  

This is a three-class course. You’ll learn a different skill at each class.  

All materials will be supplied.

Ages 14+


Make & Take with Deb: Mixed Media Scrabble Art

LaGrange County Public Library
Wednesday, July 13
6:00 p.m. 
Cost: $20 per person; $10 due at registration, $10 at class
Register with your $10 deposit at the LaGrange library by July 6.

We will make a framed piece of art using maps, Scrabble letters, stamps, ink, charms, and ephemera.

All materials provided.

Ages 12+
Min. 3/ Max. 12


Learn to Embroider: Woven Stitches

Topeka Branch Library
Thursday, July 14
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registered patrons only.

Shipshewana Branch Library
Thursday, July 14
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registered patrons only.  

Ages 12+


Painting with Carl Mosher

   

 

LaGrange County Public Library
Friday
, July 15
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25, payable to Carl at the class
Please call 260-463-2841 x1030 to register.

Even if you’ve never painted before, you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of!  Carl will supply all the materials, and he loves to teach.  His classes fill up fast, so sign up today!

   

Ages 12+


Learn to Embroider: Woven Stitches

LaGrange Main Library
Saturday, July 18
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registered patrons only.

Ages 12+


Patchwork Trails

PumpkinvineTrail, Corner of Depot & Talmadge, Shipshewana, IN
Tuesday, July 19
6
:00 p.m.  
Free!

Patchwork Trails combines exercise, education, friendship, and fun!  Each walk will showcase seasonal beauty unique to each property.  We'll look at what's blooming, what's singing, what's flying, what's underfoot. Click here for the 2022 schedule.

Park by the baseball diamonds, and we’ll walk the most recently completed section of the trail!

All Ages


Musical Cruise: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

LaGrange County Public Library
Thursday, July 21
2
:00 p.m.  
Free Admission!

Set sail every other Thursday with a classic musical matinee! Popcorn and mocktails will be served!

This week's movie will be Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, directed by Howard Hawks. The mocktail will be a non-alcoholic Peach Bellini.

Recommended for ages 12+


Library Board of Trustees Meeting

LaGrange County Public Library
Third Thursday of Each Month
5:30 p.m. 

The public is always welcome.


Learn to Embroider: Floral Sampler

Topeka Branch Library
Thursday, July 28
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registered patrons only.

Shipshewana Branch Library
Thursday, July 28
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registered patrons only.  

LaGrange Main Library
Saturday, July 30
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registered patrons only.

Ages 12+


One-Day Chicago Motorcoach Trip: Tall Ship Windy

Depart & Return: LaGrange County Public Library
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Cost: $188 per person
Register with S&S Travel by July 6.
The bus is now full, but you can still put your name on the waiting list!

We will travel to the Grosse Point Lighthouse in Evanston IL. It was built in 1873 by the US Government as the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago. The peninsula where it stands was named Grosse Point by early French explorers and traders in the 17th century.   

Enjoy some free time and have lunch on your own at Navy Pier. The 3,300-foot-long pier opened in 1916. Originally known as the "Municipal Pier" but renamed Navy Pier in 1927 to honor the naval veterans who served in World War I, it encompasses over 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, and family attractions.  

This afternoon, experience breathtaking views of Chicago from the water! We will explore Chicago’s gorgeous shores with a leisurely trip around Lake Michigan on the Tall Ship Windy, Chicago’s official Tall Ship. Windy is a 148-foot masted gaff topsail schooner and has all the character and charm of the great Age of Sail. Windy is the first certified four-masted traditional sailing vessel built in the U.S.A. since 1921. Constructed of steel, combined with wooden booms, gaffs, and deck ornamentation, she has three spacious decks with seating, a grand salon and galley.  

Don’t miss a chance to sail on an authentic tall ship and crew while sailing in a safe and protected waterway.

Click here for a registration form, or pick one up at any library branch.


Make & Take with Deb

LaGrange County Public Library
Wednesday, August 10
6:00 p.m. 

Watch for details!

Ages 12+
Min. 3/ Max. 12


Second Saturday Book Club

LaGrange County Public Library
Second Saturday of Each Month
11:00 a.m.  

Copies of this month's book are available at the LaGrange Library's Adult Services desk.

Click here for a list of our book club selections, past and present.

 

Follow us on Goodreads at:  www.goodreads.com/group/show/156715-second-saturday-book-club

Ages 16+


Patchwork Trails

Bonneyville Mill Park, 53373 CR 131, Middlebury, IN
Tuesday, August 16
6
:00 p.m.  
Free!

Patchwork Trails combines exercise, education, friendship, and fun!  Each walk will showcase seasonal beauty unique to each property.  We'll look at what's blooming, what's singing, what's flying, what's underfoot. Click here for the 2022 schedule.

Park in the main parking lot, across the road from the mill.

All Ages



Digital Decluttering

Technology should improve your life, not control it!

These free classes will give you ideas about how to tidy up your devices and use them more effectively.
 

Shipshewana Branch Library
Thursday, August 11
Noon

Please register by August 5 at 260-463-2841 x1030.
 

Topeka Branch Library
Thursday, August 18

Noon
Please register by August 12 at 260-463-2841 x1030. 

LaGrange Main Library
Thursday, August 25
Noon

No registration needed.
 

LaGrange Main Library
Tuesday, August 30
4:00 p.m.
Please register by August 26 at 260-463-2841 x1030.

Ages 12+


2022 Holidays

All branches of the library will closed on:

 

New Year's Day:  Saturday, January 1

Presidents Day:  Monday, February 21

Good Friday:  Friday, April 15

Memorial Day:  Monday, May 30

Independence Day:  Monday, July 4

Labor Day:  Monday, September 5

Veterans Day:  Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving:  Thursday, November 24

Black Friday:  Friday, November 25

Christmas Eve:  Saturday, December 24

Christmas:  Sunday, December 25

New Year's Eve:  Saturday, December 31

 


 

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