Westchester Public Library Briefs, May 7, 2014

westchester-photo-montageSocial Networking Class at Library
Bits and Bytes will continue at Westchester Public Library with Introduction to Social Networking. The class will be held on Tuesday, May 27, from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Bertha Wood meeting room located on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. The class is free, but registration is required. Registration will begin May 13. Visit or call the library to register, or register online at http://www.wpl.lib.in.us; click on the Bits and Bytes link.

Learn more about Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, MySpace, Google Plus, and other networking sites. Learn how they work, dos and don’ts, security issues, how to upload photos and much more. Connect online with family and friends via the social networking sites you’ll learn about in the class.

For more information and to reserve your spot in the Introduction to Social Networking class, please call the Serials/Automation Department at 926-7696, extension 25.

Bookmarks at the Museum presents I am Malala and And the Mountains Echoed
Join Pat Klewer for Bookmarks at the Museum on Thursday, May 15, at 2 pm at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. Refreshments will be served.

In a Bookmarks first, Klewer will review two books about love and family. In I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai relates the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

Khaled Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most in his newest novel And the Mountains Echoed.

Bookmarks takes place on the third Thursday of the month at the museum and on the third Friday of the month at Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City.

It is not necessary to read the book before attending. Books are available at both Thomas and Hageman Libraries.

The museum, a free cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library, is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 983-9715 for more information.

Nature Series at Museum Presents Kris Livovich
Westchester Township History Museum’s Nature Series will continue on Sunday, May 18, at 2 pm. No registration is necessary. The museum is housed in the historic Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. Refreshments will be served.

Join Kris Livovich in a discussion about flower arranging. Livovich will share tips for creating beautiful flower displays. Her style has a fresh, modern and unconventional elegance which prioritizes local and seasonal varieties. Livovich’s experience with flowers began as a child in Latin America, and continues today with her family here in Northwest Indiana.

The Westchester Township History Museum is a free cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library. The museum is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Groups may make reservations for tours by calling the museum at 983-9715.

News at Noon @ Hageman Library
If you love to discuss current events, Westchester Public Library’s monthly news discussion program is for you. Interested adults are invited to News at Noon at Hageman Library, 100 Francis Street, Porter, on Thursday, May 15, from noon-1 p.m. Registration is not necessary. Attendance at the program is free of charge.

With the Indiana primary elections over now, sights are set on November. Attendees will receive a list of legislation enacted in the Indiana legislature from January-March of this year.

Whether you get your news from the newspaper, magazines, or the Internet, join the discussion on issues and events happening in the world today and sample other viewpoints. Attendees are encouraged to bring a news clipping or an idea of something they would like to discuss.

For more information, call Hageman Library at 926-9080.