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ADULT SUMMER READING runs from June 2 - Aug. 30. The adult theme is "Literary Elements."

Adult Summer Reading

Books and audiobooks for Summer Reading must be checked out from the Hammond Public Library, and read or listened to between June 2 and August 30. To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older, and have a valid Hammond Public Library card. When you sign up, you’ll receive your Literary Elements reading log. Sign-up begins June 2.

Read or listen to 7 books of your choice to complete a log. Write the titles of the books on the lines provided on the back of this log. Library staff will stamp and date all entries. Bring your log with you each time you return books. If you are reading an e-book, please see a librarian at Information Services before the book is returned on your device.

For every log you complete, you are entered into a prize drawing. You may complete as many logs as you wish, up to 12 logs. The more logs you complete, the better your chances of winning. Mini-drawings are held on these Fridays: June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25; Aug. 8. The Grand Prize drawing takes place after the program ends Aug. 30.

Literary Elements logs must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 30. The Grand Prize winner will be announced by Fri., Sept. 6.

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! Meeting dates will be posted here.

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Click here for a schedule.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS: Click here for a schedule.



Wed., July 23 & 30; Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27 (6:30 p.m.)

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


Mon., July 28 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.

>> SUMMER CONCERT: Golden Oldies: Don't Let the Classics Pass You By

Sat., Aug. 2 from 12-1 p.m.:

Join us to hear the Golden Tones perform classics from rock 'n roll and Motown.

What better way to get you in the summer spirit?

>> READER'S THEATER: Mr. Popper's Penguins

Sat., Aug. 16 at 2 p.m.

Watch the performance that our Reader's Theater youth have been working on all summer long!

From designing sets, to costumes, to promotion, to learning lines, it's been a group effort. Celebrate the culmination of all their work.

>> CALUMET REGIONAL ARCHIVES, IUN: "Populating the Region: An Ethnic and Racial Mixing Bowl"

Thurs., Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.

Co-director and Archivist/Curator Stephen McShane of Calumet Regional Archives discusses the diverse cultures that settled in the Region, and the factors that led groups to Northwest Indiana.


Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

If you like feeling good, Yusuf’s simple teaching techniques and examples from everyday life are sure to spark your interest! His fascinating self-help road map will guide us to an easy to reach, but well-hidden plateau of self-esteem.

>> HAMMOND HEALTH MATTERS: Alzheimer's Association presents "KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS"

Mon., Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

The Alzheimer's Association presents 10 signs you should know. If you or a loved one has one or more of these signs, discuss it with your healthcare provider.

Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100