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Talking Book Awareness

2017-11-16 18:30:00 2017-11-16 20:30:00 America/Chicago Talking Book Awareness Elizabeth Pearl with the Indiana State Library's Talking Book and Braille Library will be discussing what the Talking Books and Braille library does, how it works, and how it can help. Merrillville

Thursday, November 16
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2017-11-16 18:30:00 2017-11-16 20:30:00 America/Chicago Talking Book Awareness Elizabeth Pearl with the Indiana State Library's Talking Book and Braille Library will be discussing what the Talking Books and Braille library does, how it works, and how it can help. Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room A

Elizabeth Pearl with the Indiana State Library's Talking Book and Braille Library will be discussing what the Talking Books and Braille library does, how it works, and how it can help.

If you or a family member in Indiana are prevented from 'reading or holding the printed page' due to 'temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability', Talking Books may be the service for you.

Elizabeth Pearl with the Indiana State Library's Talking Book and Braille Library will be discussing what the Talking Books and Braille library does, how it works, and how it can help.  Ms. Pearl will demonstrate the use of the digital playback devices, talk about what services are offered, and help sign up those who qualify to receive materials in the mail.

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Carol Daumer Gutjahr

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 23
Mon, Nov 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Nov 23 Closed
Fri, Nov 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 26 12:00PM to 4:00PM

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. Merrillville Branch is also home to our Talking Books Department, which serves residents with physical or visual disabilities.

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Upper Level Seating Area
Wed, Nov 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room C
Fri, Nov 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Nov 25, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Sat, Nov 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room B
Sat, Nov 25, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Nov 28, 10:00am - 10:30am

Tue, Nov 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
This event is full

Meeting Room B
Tue, Nov 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Dec 01, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room C
Fri, Dec 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Dec 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Mon, Dec 04, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Dec 05, 10:00am - 10:30am

Upper Level Reference
Tue, Dec 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Wed, Dec 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Meeting Room C
Fri, Dec 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room C
Sat, Dec 09, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Youth Services Department
Sat, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Dec 12, 10:00am - 10:30am

Board Room
Tue, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room B
Tue, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Dec 14, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room A
Thu, Dec 14, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room C
Fri, Dec 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Genealogy Room
Fri, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Upper Level Reference
Sat, Dec 16, 9:30am - 10:30am
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Mon, Dec 18, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Mon, Dec 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room B
Mon, Dec 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Dec 19, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room B
Tue, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Upper Level Seating Area
Wed, Dec 20, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
This event is full

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Dec 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room B
Thu, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Meeting Room C
Fri, Dec 22, 10:30am - 12:00pm