The Library will close at noon on Friday, December 23, and will be closed Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday. The library will also be closed Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1 for the New Year holiday.
VITA Volunteers Needed
Each year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We are looking for volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training are available online. There's a great need for this assistance in our community. Volunteering can be very rewarding! For more information, call 219-873-3049.
Library Holiday Collections
The library is collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves during the holiday season to decorate our holiday tree. Donations will be sent to the Salvation Army. Also, the library is collecting non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. A box will be located near the circulation desk through January 6th.
The Learning Center
Do you love to read? Share it with someone else. The Learning Center is in need of a few good people! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. Give just a few hours a week. You can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community. Reading is truly FUNdamental. Consider joining the fun! Volunteer! Call 219-873-3043 or stop by the library and see Jessica.
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South Shore Scribes Writers Group
Thursdays, December 1 & 15, 6:00pm
Join our writing group which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.
Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, December 8, 6:00pm
The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.
Christmas Angels Among Us
Tuesday, December 13, 2:00pm
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.
Holiday at the Movies: Christmas in Connecticut
Sunday, December 18, 2:00pm
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.
Monday Musicale: The Sounds of the Holidays
Monday, December 19, 6:00pm
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.
Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 21, 2:30pm
The monthly meeting of the library Board of Trustees is Wednesday, December 21 at 2:30pm.
Red Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, December 30, 12:30-4:00pm
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.