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PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH:Click here for a schedule.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS: Click here for a schedule.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY:Click here for information on the Friends, and how you can support them through fundraisers and book sales.

HAMMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION: Click here for information on the Foundation, its purpose, and how you can support it.

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

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

NOVEL CONVERSATIONS BOOK DISCUSSION: Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for details.

BEYOND OUR BORDERS BOOK DISCUSSION: Monday, June 20 at 3 p.m. Click here for details. Aysha Haq leads a discussion of books written by multicultural authors. Thanks to the Friends for their support.

BOOKS INTO MOVIES BOOK DISCUSSION: Tuesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Click here for details. Brianna Bone leads a discussion of books that have been made into movies.


Display: May: Autographed Baseballs (collection of Ken Trader)

Gallery: May & June: Artwork by Sophia Rapata

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

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.: May 25; June 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 6, 13, 20 & 27; also 2nd Saturday from 1-4 p.m.: Sat., June 11

Regular meetings are free and open to all skill levels. Some boards are available; feel free to bring your own set, clock, etc.

HPL GARDEN CLUB **New Series**

Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.: Master Gardener, Jim Colias, presents Lawn Care in the Spring.

Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.: Master Gardener and horticulturist, Dolly Foster, presents Butterfly and Pollinator Gardening.

Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m.: 6000 Years of Gardening in 60 Minutes: A History of Western Gardening, with Sherdes Kubiak.

Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.: Vegetable and Herb Gardening with Joy McCullough

Thursday, July 7 at 2 p.m.: How Our Founding Fathers/Gardeners Helped Shape Our Nation, with Sherdes Kubiak

Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.: Master Gardener, Jim Colias, presents Lawn Care in the Fall

Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.: Bees and Beekeeping, with Sue Eleuterio

Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Feeding Birds in the Winter, with Donnee Smith

STITCHING IN THE STACKS: Tuesday, May 31; June 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Bring your project from home or learn something new. Knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn will be provided during class.

COLORING FOR ADULTS: Thursday, May 26 or June 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Coloring for adults—it’s very relaxing, and it's all the rage! Crayons, colored pencils and coloring sheets will be provided.

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

FRIDAYS AT THE MOVIES / VIERNES EN EL CINE: Friday, June 3 at 1 p.m.: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (English with Spanish subtitles).

Free popcorn while supplies last. Thanks to Friends of the Library for supporting this program.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OPEN HOUSE: Thurs., May 19 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bring your mobile device; we’ll help you get started using eBooks, downloadable magazines, and our newest downloadable offering, ComicsPlus, which offers thousands of digital graphic novels and comics.


Join Dr. John Ban, a retired educator from Indiana University Northwest, for this series about the entertainers who helped win the war effort.


Join the White Ripple Community Band as they perform a free concert to celebrate the Summer Reading season!

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