La Porte County Library Books and Beyond
Welcome to La Porte County Public Library's eNewsletter, Books and Beyond, where we share news about programs, materials, and services the Library has to offer YOU. Pass this eNewsletter along to your family, friends, and colleagues so everyone can see what's new at the Library!
November is All About Reading

This month holds several national observances promoting reading. November 1 is National Author's Day and National Family Literacy Day. Recognized by the US Department of Commerce in 1949, National Author's Day honors American writers and their contributions. First held in 1944, National Family Literacy Day is celebrated across the US, focusing on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs. National Young Readers Day is an annual event held this year on November 12, that was created by Pizza Hut and Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Schools take this day to invite celebrity guest such as policemen, firemen, parents and other guests to come in and read for the children.  

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Happy Thanksgiving!

All Library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. You will still be able to reserve books, download eBooks and music and much more online. The Library will open again on Friday, November 29. Have a safe and fun holiday.
Teen Art Show in November 
Beginning November 1, teen artists are invited to submit original artwork to any La Porte County Public Library location for inclusion in the Library's Teen Art Show. The deadline for submission is November 15. On Friday, November 22 at 6pm, the art show will feature all the submitted works at the Main Library location. Three People's Choice Award Winners will be selected during the show for both Middle School and High School divisions. There will only be one entry per person allowed. For more information click here.
Veteran's Programs at the Library

La Porte County Public Library will host two programs recognizing veterans this month. To commemorate Veteran's Day, Lakeshore Public Television will present the documentary "World War II: Region Remembers" on November 11 at 2pm at Main, which features stories from area veterans. After the screening, there will be open discussion with veterans and attendees. On November 14, from 6pm-7pm at Coolspring, veterans will learn how to preserve service memories and add them to the Library of Congress' Veteran's History Project. The tools you need to get started will be provided. Families and friends of veterans can learn how to conduct an interview that can be contributed to the project.  

Make a Card for the Holiday 
November 25, 5pm-7pm  
Bring your own laptop or register to use a library laptop and make a holiday card while learning to use the free software called GIMP. A picture saved on the computer being used, USB drive, CD or Google Drive (not from the internet or copyrighted sources) will be needed.  
Registration for library laptops is limited to 10. 
Registration is NOT needed if you bring your own laptop.

Call the Computer Lab at 219-362-6156 with questions or if you need assistance downloading and installing GIMP ahead of time.

Make winter driving one less stress!


If you, or someone you love, won't be up to slogging through the snow to get the books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other valuable materials our library system provides this year, consider our Doorstep Delivery service!

If you're eligible for a La Porte County Public Library card, and homebound, you can use Doorstep Delivery-- even if you'll only be homebound for a little while. After you sign-up, our Doorstep specialists will work with you to match you up with all the library materials that you want and bring them right to your door each month in any weather! To get started, or for more information, call the Library at
219-362-6156 and ask for Doorstep Delivery

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