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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, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for details.

BEYOND OUR BORDERS BOOK DISCUSSION: Monday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. Click here for details. **Starting in Sept., the program moves to 1 p.m.**

Aysha Haq leads a discussion of books written by multicultural authors. Thanks to the Friends for their support.

BOOKS INTO MOVIES BOOK DISCUSSION: Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. Click here for details. Brianna Bone leads a discussion of books that have been made into movies.


Display: August: To be determined

Gallery: Freedom Shrine documents.

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

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

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.: Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; also 2nd Saturday from 1-4 p.m.: Sat., Aug. 13

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


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


Tuesday, Aug. 2

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

COLORING FOR ADULTS: 6:30 p.m. on these dates:

Monday, August 22

Wednesday, September 21

Monday, October 244

Monday, November 21

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, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m.: The Choice. Spanish subtitles available (PG-13)

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

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OPEN HOUSE: Thurs., Aug. 11 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.

DIY VEGAN BURGER: Tuesday, August 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Learn how to make a tasty meatless burger.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEGINNERS: Friday, August 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Learn about healing, calming and other properties attributed to essential oils, and learn how to make your own!

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