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

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR took place May 30. Click here for details and for a list of authors who participated.


Yusuf Ali El reads from his latest book of poetry, O Woman: A Tapestry of Loving You.

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

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OPEN HOUSE: Wed., July 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more with HPL’s downloadable digital content!

Need a demonstration? Not sure how to get started? Bring your device to a Digital Downloads Open House and our staff will help get you started.

FILMS:Thanks to Friends of the Library for funding Public Performance Licensing.

OPEN-CAPTIONED MOVIE: "No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie": Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

HPL is pleased to present a screening of "No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie" starring John Maucere, with Academy Award winner, Marlee Matlin.

SuperDeafy must reveal the man behind the cape to find true love, and to inspire a young deaf boy to believe in himself. This film marks the first time in cinematic history that a SAG commercial feature film is being executive produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director. A 30-minute discussion follows the movie. (The film is 100% open captioned, and the discussion is sign interpreted.)

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

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

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Click here for a schedule.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS: Click here for a schedule.

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

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.: June 17 & 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

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.: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20 & 27

Also the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m.: Sat., July 11

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

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Monday, June 29 from 2-4 p.m., lobby

STITCHING IN THE STACKS: Thurs., July 9, 2015 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This open session is for those interested in crochet and knitting. All skill levels welcomed.

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE (This has been renamed the Hammond Public Library Foundation Partners) Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.: July 21, Aug. 18

Community members are welcome to join us to provide input and assistance.

CREDIT REPAIR: Thurs., June 18 at 11 a.m.

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