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Registration: Teen Summer Bingo (V)

Monday, July 10, 2017
Valparaiso
Gr. 6-12
Class date: July 12, 6-7
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Lego Picture Frame Craft! (P)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Portage
Youth Services Room - Portage Library

Tweens are invited to get creative by creating a picture frame made from actual legos.

Registration begins Monday June 5th
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Registration begins 6/28/2017 at 8:00 AM — Register at the library

Registration: Aviation Wednesdays at the Porter County Airport (V & K)

All Day
Valparaiso
During the month of July we are having 2 special events at the Porter County Airport:

On Wednesday, July 12th from 11 am - 12:30 pm you can tour behind the scenes at the airport with airport director Kyle Kuebler! Learn how airplanes work, how pilots use our airport, and enjoy a story under the picnic shelter while watching the planes in action. We might even get to see the special airport firetruck! Call Valparaiso Youth Services to register for this event starting June 28th at 219-462-0524 #4.

On Wednesday, July 26th from 11 am - 12:30 pm you can meet pilot Ed Hanson, who recently finished building his own airplane! Get up close to an airplane, sit in the cockpit and learn what it takes to be a pilot. Enjoy a story and craft under the picnic shelter while watching area airplane builders display their aircraft. Starting on Wednesday June 28th, call the Kouts Youth Services department at 219-766-2271 to register for this event.

Both events will take place at the Porter County Airport.
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Dork Your Own Diary! (P)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Portage
Youth Services Room - Portage Library

Grades 5th - 8th

Ever wanted to create a space all your own? Come Dork Your Own Diary! Create and decorate a journal that is unique to you! Supplies will be provided – personalized items are welcomed too! For registration please call 763-6546 and space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday June 7. 

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*Leading on the Big Screen (H)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hebron
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library

Teens enjoy this movie about English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. Snacks will be provided!


For teens who have completed 6-12th Grade

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Teen Art Club (S)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
South Haven
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
The Teen Art Club is for ages 11-18. We will have 8 weeks of different projects. Learn to use different mediums, learn new techniques, and about famous artists. Register for each session individually.
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Pop-Up Paper Engineering (V)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Valparaiso
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Gr. 3 and up
Thursday, June 29, 2-3:00pm
Meet Shawn Sheehy, author and 3-D paper artist- he will lead a "hands-on" pop-up paper crafting workshop.
Registration begins Thursday, June 15.
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Kids' Crafters Club (P)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Portage
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
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Young Architects (YA) (K)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kouts
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Light up the world with a bright light bulb craft.  We only need a minute and a microwave to make yummy snacks. (Grades 6th-12th completed)
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*Nail and String Art (H)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hebron
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library

Join us for a string art workshop and create beautiful wall art with just wood, nails, and string.  A few templates will be available to trace, but if you have something specific in mind please bring a printout of the basic image.


For teens who have completed 6-12th Grade

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Teen Art Club (S)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
South Haven
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
The Teen Art Club is for ages 11-18. We will have 8 weeks of different projects. Learn to use different mediums, learn new techniques, and about famous artists. Register for each session individually.
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Youth Advisory Council Meeting (V)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Valparaiso
Looking for a way to be involved at the library? Come to a YAK meeting!
Gr. 6-12

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Registration: Teen Drawing Workshop with Bill Halliar (V)

All Day
Valparaiso
Gr. 6-12
Thursday, July 20, 6-7:00pm
Join local comic artist, Bill Halliar as he leads a class in character illustration.

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Game Challenge Saturday! (P)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Portage
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Accept the Challenge: Grab a friend (or rival) and play the game! Bring your own or choose one of ours:  Jenga, Monopoly, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Trouble, Chess, etc. Game On!
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Young Architects (YA) (K)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kouts
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Release your creativity by crafting a landscape paint chip portrait.  The end results will be stunning!  (Grades 6h-12th Completed)
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Registration begins 6/28/2017 at 8:00 AM — Register at the library

Aviation Wednesdays at the Porter County Airport (V & K)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Valparaiso
During the month of July we are having 2 special events at the Porter County Airport:

On Wednesday, July 12th from 11 am - 12:30 pm you can tour behind the scenes at the airport with airport director Kyle Kuebler! Learn how airplanes work, how pilots use our airport, and enjoy a story under the picnic shelter while watching the planes in action. We might even get to see the special airport firetruck! Call Valparaiso Youth Services to register for this event starting June 28th at 219-462-0524 #4.

On Wednesday, July 26th from 11 am - 12:30 pm you can meet pilot Ed Hanson, who recently finished building his own airplane! Get up close to an airplane, sit in the cockpit and learn what it takes to be a pilot. Enjoy a story and craft under the picnic shelter while watching area airplane builders display their aircraft. Starting on Wednesday June 28th, call the Kouts Youth Services department at 219-766-2271 to register for this event.

Both events will take place at the Porter County Airport.
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Transformer Your World! (P)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Portage
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Autobots Roll Out and Roll Into the Portage Public Library to create and construct your very own Transformer! Supplies will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins June 21. Ages 8-12 years old. 
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*Engineering Mystery Bags (H)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hebron
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library

Practice your engineering skills with fun building challenges!


For teens who have completed 6-12th Grade

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Teen Art Club (S)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
South Haven
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
The Teen Art Club is for ages 11-18. We will have 8 weeks of different projects. Learn to use different mediums, learn new techniques, and about famous artists. Register for each session individually.
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Teen Summer Bingo (V)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Valparaiso
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Play bingo and win books!
Gr. K-1 Registration begins Wednesday, June 28
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MSC: Rocket Club (P)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Portage
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
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Young Architects (YA) (K)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kouts
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Completion party!  Celebrate the end of summer reading with fun, food and games! (Grades 6th-12th completed)
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Teen Coloring Club! (P)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage
Youth Services Room - Portage Library

Drop in and relax with some good old fashioned coloring!  We will provide the coloring sheets, colored pencils, crayons and markers. Or feel free to bring your own! A perfect way to relieve stress and make new friends.

No registration is required.


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Teen Art Club (S)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
South Haven
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
The Teen Art Club is for ages 11-18. We will have 8 weeks of different projects. Learn to use different mediums, learn new techniques, and about famous artists. Register for each session individually.
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Teen Drawing Workshop with Bill Halliar (V)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Valparaiso
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Gr. 6-12
Join local comic illustrator, Bill Halliar as he leads a class in character illustration.
Registration begins Thursday, July 6.
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