Serving Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana 

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Adult and Family Services

Please Note: Pre-registration for some programs may be required.  For specific program information,  Search the Library Calendar or call the libraries or the Programming Department at 983-9715.  Read the Chesterton Tribune and other media outlets for more information. 

Book Review and Discussion Groups:

Bookmarks at the Museum, a program in which current best-sellers are reviewed, takes place at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Westchester Township History Museum. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch.  Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.  It is not necessary to read the book in advance.  Free of charge.

Popular Books Discussion Group meets on the first Monday evening of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Wood room at Thomas Library. Attendees join a lively discussion centered around the chosen book for that month.  Free of charge.

Computer Classes:

Classes are offered throughout the year to patrons who have little or no computer experience.  Ask for a current schedule in the Thomas Library Serials department.  Pre-registration required.  Free of charge. 

Family Films are shown at 2 p.m. on the second Saturday afternoon of each month at Hageman Library from September - May.

Museum Programs and Tours:

The Westchester Township History Museum, an educational service of Westchester Public Library, offers tours and programs for the family.  Located in the historic 1885 Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, IN, the museum is open 1-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.  Local history exhibits, information and a museum store are also available.  Free of charge.

Summer Bandstand Concert and Film Series

Bring the whole family, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and join your neighbors for an old-fashion concert series featuring a variety of traditional music.  Each program, which begins at 7 p.m., is followed by a movie suitable for family viewing.  In the event of rain, the concerts and films will take place in the Library Service Center.

The series takes place at Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton, with one concert being performed at Hawthorne Park in Porter.

The library gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Friends of the Library for refreshments and funding other programming expenses.




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