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Programs for Adults

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS, BOOK TALKS, AUTHOR VISITS: Click here for topics and times.

COMPUTER CLASSES:Click here for a schedule. Classes are open to teens and adults.
FILMS:Thanks to Friends of the Library for funding Public Performance Licensing.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Click here for information on the Friends, fundraisers, and Book Sales.

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE: Wanted: people who want to keep our library a strong community resource. Ideas and helping hands are welcome!

Tues., Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

(no meeting in December)

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Click here for a schedule.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS: Click here for a schedule.

JOB READY SERVICE PROGRAM: HPL is pleased to present the Job Ready Service Program, a three-week training seminar to educate job seekers on strategic methods to assist them in obtaining employment.

Library staff will offer training in the use of bibliographic resources, as well as instruction on the latest trends in prospective markets. The Job Ready Service Program will focus on four major goals:

If you’re looking for a job, we encourage you to register for the three-week seminar. Attending all sessions is important because each session builds upon what was presented the week before.

Then, at the end of the three-week session, we’ll channel you to other centers that provide resources necessary to secure a job and advance your skills. Register for the program by calling (219) 931-5100, Ext. 340.

First Session – October 13-31

Week 1:

Mon., Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m.: Peter Avergun, “HPL Can Help, I’m Positive: Part 1”

Tues., Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m.: René L. Greenleaf, “Do You Have What it Takes? Part 1”

Wed., Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m.: Mary Schons, “Researching Your Prospective Employer: Part 1”

Thurs., Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m.: Carol Williams, “Resumes and Cover Letters, Part 1”

Fri., Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m.: Allison Piech, “Preparing for Your Interview: Part 1"

Week 2:

Mon., Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m.: Peter Avergun, “HPL Can Help, I’m Positive: Part 2”

Tues., Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m.: René L. Greenleaf, “Do You Have What it Takes? Part 2”

Wed., Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m.: Mary Schons and Sherri Ervin, “Researching Your Prospective Employer: Part 2” & “Career Advancement”

Thurs., Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m.: Carol Williams, “Resumes and Cover Letters: Part 2”

Fri., Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m.: Allison Piech, “Preparing for Your Interview: Part 2”

Week 3:

Mon., Oct. 27 at 9:30 a.m.: Peter Avergun, “HPL Can Help, I’m Positive: Part 3”

Tues., Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m.: René L. Greenleaf, “Do You Have What it Takes? Part 3”

Wed., Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m.: Mary Schons, “Researching Your Prospective Employer: Part 3”

Thurs., Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m.: Carol Williams, “Resumes and Cover Letters: Part 3”

Fri., Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m.: Allison Piech, “Preparing for Your Interview: Part 3

OTHER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS:

>> WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC

Wed., Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 (6:30 p.m.)

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

>> ACME PAWN PUSHERS CHESS CLUB

Mondays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Also the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m.

Some boards are available; feel free to bring your own set, clock, etc.

>> HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Peliculas en espanol

miercoles, 15 de octubre, 3 p.m.: Valentin

miercoles, 29 de octubre, 3 p.m.: Mar adentro

¡Venir y ver una película en español de forma gratuita en su biblioteca! Palomitas gratis mientras duren las existencias.

>> TERMINAL TOWN: on display through Oct. 28

Terminal Town is a traveling exhibit focusing on Chicago as a transportation hub for bus, rail, and air. HPL is the exhibit's only Northwest Indiana stop. Take the Terminal Town quiz (all the answers are on the exhibit panels!),

or enter a photo contest; tell your transportation-related story; and nominate a deserving person. All contest entries are due by Sat., Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. See the official website, www.terminaltown.org for complete rules and details.

Thurs., Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.: Dr. Joseph Schwieterman, author of Terminal Town and director of DePaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, speaks about Chicago's role as a transporation hub. He describes the book and the display. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.: Terminal Town Closing Ceremony: Join us for a last view of the exhibit. We'll also announce contest winners, and award prizes. Those attending are eligible to win door prizes.

>> YUSUF ALI EL: ONE ROOM SHACK, 40th Anniversary Edition

Thurs., Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Hear Yusuf Ali El read from his very first book of poetry, now revised and updated.

>> CYNTHIA OGOREK, "Along the Calumet River in Indiana and Illinois"

Sat., Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to this joint meeting of the Hammond Historical Society and Friends of the Library. Copies of Cynthia's books will be available for purchase.

>> CLASSICS CHRISTMAS with The Golden Tones

Sat., Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.

Hear the rock and Motown stylings of The Golden Tones, along with some classic holiday tunes.


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