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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 before August 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!

Tues., Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

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.



Wed., Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24 (6:30 p.m.)

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


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.


Thurs., Sept. 4 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 2 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Interested in crochet or knitting? Whatever your skill level, check out this new group! Details are with Liz Samaniego at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 331.

>> 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.

Yusuf will have copies of his book, which may be purchased.

>> 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.

>> HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Musical performance by Corrientes Chicago

Thurs., Sept. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Join us for a free performance by Corrientes Chicago. The group's leaders are instructors at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

>> HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Peliculas en espanol

miercoles, 10 de septiembre, 3 p.m.: No se aceptan devoluciones

miercoles, 24 de septiembre, 3 p.m.: No eres tú, soy yo

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.

>> 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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