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Santa Claus is coming to the library! Join us for stories, songs, and a special surprise. Children must be present to receive their surprise. This program is designed for children ages birth-5 years, accompanied by an adult. Parents, remember to bring your camera to get photos of your child(ren) with Santa.
Story Time with Santa Claus - 10:00am
The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.
Duneland Stamp Club - 6:00pm
Advance registration required. Register in-person only at the Youth Services desk. Sign up now for our NBA 2K17 contest! For ages 18 and under (18 with high school ID allowed). The contest begins on Saturday, December 10. Later rounds will be held on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12. Players must be available for all dates. Space is limited. Call 219-873-3045 and ask for Don, Dave, or Lori for more information.
NBA 2K17 Video Game Contest - 10
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Register today for this wonderful holiday craft. Space is limited. This program is for children 6-12 years, accompanied by an adult. Child(ren) must be present to receive craft materials.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Garland Christmas Tree Craft - 3:30pm
Share the joy and good feelings of this happy season. Join Ange Benz to connect with the angels that surround us and are an important part of the Christmas story. Donations to the Salvation Army will be gladly accepted.
Christmas Angels Among Us - 2:00pm
Join us for a special story time event! James Dworkin, Chancellor Emeritus of Purdue University Northwest, will be here to read his new picture book, The Dog and the Jet Ski. He is planning on bringing a real Irish Setter!
Story Time with Author James Dworkin - 10:00am
Join our writing group which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.
South Shore Scribes Writers Group - 6:00pm
Join us and make a "delicious-looking" foam gingerbread doorknob hanger. This program is for children 5-10 years, accompanied by an adult. Child(ren) must be present to receive craft materials.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Gingerbread Doorknob Hangers Craft - 3:30pm
The Polar Express is the story of a young boy who longs to believe in Santa Claus, even as his begins to lose his childhood imagination. On Christmas Eve he boards a powerful magical train headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is a journey of self-discovery, which shows the boy that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Rated G. Children under 18 are eligible to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.
The Polar Express Film Showing - 10:00am
It's a classic holiday film! War hero Dennis Morgan becomes the object of a publicity stunt staged by a magazine publisher. It's announced that Morgan has won a Christmas dinner, prepared by the magazine's housekeeping expert played by Barbara Stanwyck in her own Connecticut home. The catch: Not only does she not have a home in Connecticut, but she's never been in a kitchen in her life! As for the cooking, that will be handled by a master chef. This solves everything, right? Long dismissed as a lesser film farce, Christmas in Connecticut has its own irresistible charm, and has in recent years become a perennial Christmas favorite. Join us for Christmas cookies and have a chance to win a copy of the DVD.
Holiday at the Movies: Christmas in Connecticut - 2:00pm
Members of Monday Musicale will perform at the library Monday, December 19, at 6:00pm. The program will include a variety of traditional Christmas music. The purpose of the group is to heighten musical interest in the community, which it accomplishes through musical performances and the awarding of scholarships to aspiring musicians. Donations to the food pantry will be accepted.
Monday Musicale: The Sounds of the Holidays - 6:00pm
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to this cozy family story time.
Night Time Story Time - 5:30pm
The monthly meeting of the library Board of Trustees is Wednesday, December 21 at 2:30pm.
Library Board Meeting - 2:30pm
From the Academy Award-winning creators of Disney-Pixar's Finding Nemo comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them...with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who's convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Rated PG. Children under 18 are eligible to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.
Finding Dory Film Showing - 10:00am
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Shown in memory of the late Alan Rickman. Rated PG. Children under 18 are eligible to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Film Showing - 10:00am
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Make a snowman that will never melt! Child(ren) must be present to receive craft materials.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Marshmallow Snowman Decoration Craft - 10:00am
This animated comedy answers the age old question--what do our pets do when we're not home? When their owners leave for the day, pets from the building gossip with their friends, satisfy their sweet tooths, and throw outrageous parties. But when a pampered terrier (Louis C.K.) and his unruly new "roommate" from the pound (Eric Stonestreet) get lost in the urban jungle of New York City, they must put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home. Rated PG. Children under 18 are eligible to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.
The Secret Life of Pets Film Showing - 10:00am
Disney presents a Roald Dahl classic directed by Steven Spielberg. In an imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant. Rated PG. Children under 18 are eligible to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.
The BFG Film Showing - 10:00am
The need for blood is especially high during the holidays. The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive Friday, December 30, from 12:30-4:00pm. You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome! Give the gift of life.
Red Cross Bloodmobile - 12:30-4:00pm