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Happenings at Westchester Public Library

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Published on September 17, 2019 with No Comments

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Stranger Things Trivia Night at the Museum

See if your team has what it takes to defeat the Demogorgon! Join us on a journey to Hawkins, Indiana for Stranger ThingsTrivia Night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westchester Township History Museum. Teams of 1-4 players can test their knowledge of seasons 1-3 and vie for the prize. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and will remain open until the event is full. Refreshments will be served.

Westchester Township History Museum is located at 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton. The museum is an educational and cultural service of Westchester Public Library and is open to the public free of charge Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m., or by appointment.  For more information please call the museum at 219-983-9715.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Early Childhood Education for Parents

Westchester Public Library invites the public to attend Community Conversations: Early Childhood Education for Parentsat 6:00 p.m. at the Baugher Center. Join Amy Osburn, Director of Hilltop House, to learn about what to look for in childcare and preschool programs, and how to find quality programs. This is free and educational event. The Baugher Center is located at 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

Monday, Sept. 30

Mermaids and Pirates

Some kids love mermaids. Some kids love pirates. Some kids love both! Young mermaid and pirate enthusiasts are invited to partake in a pirate ship building challenge and create a beautiful seashell necklace. We will also enjoy a delicious mermaid snack. This event is for children ages 6 through11 and will take place from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hageman Branch. Registration is required.

For more information and to register, call 219-926-9080. The Hageman Branch is located at 100 Francis Street, Porter. 

Thursday, Sept.19

Bookmarks at the Museum reviews Unsheltered 

Join Therese Oniskin as she reviews the book Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, for Bookmarks at the Museum, at 2:00 p.m. at the Westchester Township History Museum. Bookmarks takes place on the third Thursday of the month at the museum, and on the third Friday of the month at Michigan City Public Library.

This is the story of two families, in two centuries who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa Knox and Thatcher Greenwood come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred—whether family or friends—and in the strength of the human spirit.

It is not necessary to read the book before attending.  Books are available at both Thomas and Hageman branches. Refreshments will be served.

The Westchester Township History Museum, a free cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library, is housed in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton.  The museum is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.  For more information call the museum at 219-983-9715.

Saturday, Sept. 28

SUBJECT: “The Rest of the Story: Local Women 1860-1920” 

Join Westchester Township History Museum Curator, Serena Ard, as she delves into the women, artifacts, and stories behind the current exhibit “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Local Women 1860-1920.” This program will take place from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Brown Mansion.

“The Rest of the Story: Local Women 1860-1920” will look at the lives of individual local women, their work situations, community issues, and social and cultural trends that they followed. Learn more about hair jewelry, Porter’s REAL first postmistress, 19th-century motherhood, and more. The current exhibit can be viewed at the museum through October 6 during regular hours.

The Westchester Township History Museum, a free cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library, is housed in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton. For more information, call the museum at 219- 983-9715.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

 “Off the Hook” Kids Crochet

Children ages 9-12 are invited to get hands-on and learn a new skill. “Off the Hook” will teach you the basics of the art of crocheting over an 8-week period, including the five main stitches and pattern reading. Are you a kid that already knows how to crochet? You’re welcome to join us too.

This program will take place on Tuesdays for 8 consecutive weeks starting October 1, from 4:00 to :005 p.m. at the Thomas Branch Children’s Department. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 219-926-7696. The Thomas Branch is located at 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Cat Yoga

Bring your mat for a yoga session among many fabulous felines! Westchester Public Library is teaming up with the Independent Cat Society for Cat Yoga at the Baugher Center on from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. An instructor from East Wind Studios will lead a yoga class for all levels. ICS will bring a conglomeration of adoptable cats and kittens to socialize and stretch with you. There is no cost to attend this event. Donations may be made to the ICS for cat care. This event is for adults only (18 and up).

Registration is required call 219-926-7696 for more information or to register. The Baugher Center is located at 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.  

Thursday, Oct. 3Oct. 3; Oct. 10; Oct. 24 and Oct. 31

Bits & Bytes Computer Classes

Bits & Bytes Computer Classes at the Thomas Branch of Westchester Public Library for October include Android for Beginners, Manage Your Passwords, Demystifying the Cloud, and iPhone & iPad for Beginners. All classes take place in the computer classroom located in the Serials/Automation Department on the second floor.

Android for Beginners takes place on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Do you have an Android phone or tablet and want to get the most out of it? Join us as we discuss the basics and try to answer your questions.

Manage Your Passwords takes place on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Do you have one password for every site or, so many you can’t keep them all straight? Learn how to use a password manager to make your life easier and more secure.

Demystifying the Cloud will take place on Thursday, Oct.24 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss what the cloud is all about and how to access and use cloud applications.

iPhone & iPad for Beginners takes place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Do you have an Apple product but are struggling to get the most out of it? Join us as we discuss iOS devices, we will cover the basics and try to answer your questions.

Registration is required for all classes and begins two weeks prior to each class. For registration call the IT Department at 219-926-7696. The Thomas Branch of Westchester Public Library is located at 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

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