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Programs for Adults

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PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH:Click here for a schedule.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS: Click here for a schedule.


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY:Click here for information on the Friends, and how you can support them through fundraisers and book sales.

HAMMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION: Click here for information on the Foundation, its purpose, and how you can support it.

COMPUTER CLASSES:Click here for a full schedule. Classes are open to teens and adults.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS, BOOK TALKS, AUTHOR VISITS:Click here for a full list of topics and times.

DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS:

Display:

January: Hot Wheels - collection of Kevin Trader

February: Russian Dolls - collection of Jaqueline Thomas

Gallery: Jan. 6-Jan. 30; hosted by the Hammond Historical Society: "Hoosiers and Their Hooch" traveling exhibit of the Indiana Historical Society

Exhibit : January & February: Works by Quinton Foreman


ADULT WINTER READING: January 2-January 30.

Ages 18 and above may participate in Adult Winter Reading. Just check out a book, audiobook, or e-book and receive an entry into the drawing for a gift basket of winter goodies!

Adults must have HPL library cards in good standing (no fines or fees). Only one entry per checkout; and only one entry per day.

For e-books, please show your mobile device to Information Services staff before removing the book from your device.

OTHER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS (see above for book discussions and author visits):

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.: Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, & 24

Florian Bolsega teaches mind training and music theory. Please bring paper and pencil.

ACME PAWN PUSHERS CHESS

Mondays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22 & 29 (no meeting Feb. 15)

Also the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m.: Sat., Feb. 13

Regular meetings are free and open to all skill levels. Some boards are available; feel free to bring your own set, clock, etc.

COLORING FOR ADULTS

Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m.

Coloring for adultsóitís very relaxing, and it's all the rage! Crayons, colored pencils and coloring sheets will be provided.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding this program.

CLASSIC MOVIES: KISS ME KATE

Friday, January 29 at 2 p.m.

Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate is a musical within a musical -- altogether appropriate, since its source material, Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, was a play within a play. Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson star as famous Broadway singing team who haven't worked together since their acrimonious divorce. Keel, collaborating with Cole Porter (played by Ron Randell), plans to star in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew titled "Kiss Me Kate." Both he and Porter agree that only one actress should play the tempestuous Katherine, and that's Grayson. But she isn't buying, especially after discovering that Keel's latest paramour, Ann Miller, is going to be playing Bianca.

LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH (entire month of February. Open to all ages.)

Tell us why you love HPL. Did you learn something new? Do you like our programs? We'll post your answers in the library during February, and draw one heart at random.

One lucky winner will be featured on their own READ poster, to be displayed in the library. The winner will also receive an 11x17-inch version to take home.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OPEN HOUSE

Wed., Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thurs., March 10 from 2-4 p.m.

Enjoy magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more with HPLís downloadable digital content!

Not sure how to get started? We can help - bring your device to a Digital Downloads Open House!

HAMMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m.

Members and the public are invited as Theo McClendon discusses growing up as an African American in Hammond.

STITCHING IN THE STACKS

Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m.

Itís back! Bring your project from home or learn something new. Knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn will be provided during class.

FRIDAYS AT THE MOVIES / VIERNES EN EL CINE

Friday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.: Walking Tall (English with Spanish subtitles)

Free popcorn while supplies last.

Thanks to Friends of the Library for supporting this program.

"INDIANA NEXT" BICENTENNIAL CONVERSATION

Mon., Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The Times sponsors a series of Bicentennial discussions to see what residents would like to see happen in Indiana in the next 50 years.

The Hammond Historical Society partners with The Times on this conversation, which deals with industry in the Region.

After a short presentation, students from Valparaiso University's Center for Civic Reflection will lead small discussion groups.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PROGRAM: THE DIVINE NINE: THE LEGACY OF BLACK GREEK ORGANIZATIONS

Tues., Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

A panel discussion will feature representatives of the "Divine Nine," the nine historically black fraternities and sororities,

as they present their rich history and cultural commitments. Thanks to the Friends for funding this program.

GETTING TO KNOW ASTROLOGY: WHAT'S YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?

Wed., Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.

Learn basic and fun information about your astrological/zodiac sign and other areas of your personality and life.


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