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2017 All-American Solar Eclipse Viewing Open House

2017-08-21 11:45:00 2017-08-21 15:00:00 America/Chicago 2017 All-American Solar Eclipse Viewing Open House The Solar Eclipse is finally here. Join us outside in the South parking lot to view this wonder of nature. Materials will be provided to safely view the eclipse. Merrillville

Monday, August 21
11:45am - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2017-08-21 11:45:00 2017-08-21 15:00:00 America/Chicago 2017 All-American Solar Eclipse Viewing Open House The Solar Eclipse is finally here. Join us outside in the South parking lot to view this wonder of nature. Materials will be provided to safely view the eclipse. Merrillville

Merrillville

South Parking Lot

The Solar Eclipse is finally here. Join us outside in the South parking lot to view this wonder of nature. Materials will be provided to safely view the eclipse.

We will see 87% of the sun being blocked by the moon here in Northwest Indiana. Weather permitting, we will be able to see the moon make its way from one side of the sun to the other. If cloudy, then we will be watching the NASA live stream in Meeting room B.

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Carol Daumer Gutjahr

Hours
Mon, Aug 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 25 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 26 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 27 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

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Aug 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Registration is now closed

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Aug 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration is now closed

Upper Level Seating Area
Tue, Aug 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration is now closed

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Aug 24, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room A
Fri, Aug 25, 10:00am - 11:30am

Meeting Room A
Fri, Aug 25, 11:45am - 1:30pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Aug 26, 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Children's Programming Room
Mon, Aug 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Aug 29, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room A
Tue, Aug 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Aug 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Upper Level Seating Area
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is full

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

Meeting Room B
Fri, Sep 01, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Sep 02, 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Upper Level Seating Area
Wed, Sep 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
This event is full

Meeting Room B
Thu, Sep 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Sep 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room C
Sat, Sep 09, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

Meeting Room B
Mon, Sep 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Upper Level Seating Area
Mon, Sep 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

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

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

Canceled
Tue, Sep 12, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Meeting Room B
Tue, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Upper Level Seating Area
Wed, Sep 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Canceled
Thu, Sep 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Meeting Room B
Thu, Sep 14, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Upper Level Seating Area
Fri, Sep 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

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

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Sep 16, 10:30am - 11:00am

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

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

Meeting Room A
Mon, Sep 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Mon, Sep 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room B
Mon, Sep 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Meeting Room C
Tue, Sep 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

Upper Level Seating Area
Wed, Sep 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Sep 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room B
Wed, Sep 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Wed, Sep 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Canceled
Thu, Sep 21, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Sep 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

Meeting Room A
Thu, Sep 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm