Special Events

Parent Engagement Classes
Starting in January, The Main Library in LaGrange will host special Parent engagement classes focusing on early childhood development and school readiness. These classes are presented by KIDPDA Early Childhood Council and are open to any caregiver. Childcare will be provided by library staff for registered children ages 2 and up while space is available. Registration is online. Caregivers attending without children don’t have to register. Classes are every 3rd Saturday at 10:30am.

March 21 - Speaking in Complete Sentences
April 18 - Positive and Negative Statements
May 16 - Screen Time
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE.

Open Craft Day: March 18th, 10am

Lady crafting at the library
Bring your current project to work on at the Main Library for some community crafting! Open Craft is a program for adults to hang out with like-minded crafty individuals. Drop in for advice and help with your current project, or share ideas. Each month we’ll have a featured crafter to demonstrate a technique or hobby. This month’s Crafter is Sally Lackner, who will be showing the basics of rug hooking. No registration required. Bring your own materials.

Seed Library Kick-off
It’s planting time! The 2015 OCPL Seed Library will be available at all libraries starting March 16th. Drop in the Main Library from 10-noon on Saturday, March 14th for a small celebration of the Seed Library. This will be the first opportunity to check out seeds. We’ll have a few planting opportunities available that day to help you get started on your garden.

Free Tax Prep
VITA Tax services will be providing free tax preparation at the Main Library again this year. This service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call for scheduling. Volunteers will be in the Library from noon-8pm every Thursday starting January 22nd, and 10am-1pm on most Saturdays starting January 31st.
Please Remember to Bring: Tax information such as Forms W-2, 1099, 1095a, Childcare Statements, Tuition/Education, Medical, Charitable Contributions. Copy of last year's Tax Return, and bank information for direct deposit. A VALID PICTURE ID FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUCE AND SOCIAL SECUTITY CARDS OR ITIN LETERS FOR ALL PERSON ON YOU TAX RETURN, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Call 647-3072 for information & scheduling.

Monthly Events

SparkreadsSparkreads: Literary Discussion Club
Want to brush up on your literary knowledge? Want to know more about classic books, but don't have the time to read War & Peace? Join us for this monthly, relaxed presentation on literary classics. We'll discuss themes, historical context, trivia & more! Each month will focus on a different book. You don't have to have read the book to attend- this is a great way to sample classics and find new reading material, or just to come hang out with other book worms. Registration is not required for these events.

No Sparkreads in March.

Trivia Nights Trivia Nights: 
Show off your knowledge at our monthly trivia nights! Questions match the month's STEAM Theme. You can play on teams or individually in this Jeopardy style challenge. Win prizes and learn in a fun, relaxed environment. The trivia group meets in the Computer Lab of the Main Library every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30. Registration is not required.

NO TRIVIA NIGHT IN March

Crafty Readers Book Club Crafty Readers:  Monthly adult book club with discussion & crafts!
Crafty Readers is a book club for adults that pairs good books and great discussion with a craft project! This group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Main Library in LaGrange. Monthly registration is required; once registered, copies of the book will be sent to the participants. Crafty Reader book check out is for one week.

March 19th, Bel Canto

Game DaysGame Days:  Tabletop Gaming Extravaganza!
Join us at the Main Library every 3rd Saturdary of the month from 1-5pm for open gaming! We'll have lots of board games on hand for you to try out, or you can feel free to bring your own. Staff will also be on hand to help teach how to play games. Families are welcome, but due to the complexity of the games offered, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a drop-in event, registration is not required.

Free Computer ClassesComputer Classes: 
Monthly computer classes are offered at the Main Library in LaGrange on a rotating basis. See the Computer Class Page for a list of offerings.
One-on-one computer tutoring at South Oldham Library and Mahan Library on alternating Fridays!