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An Inside Look at the Library of Congress

2018-04-14 13:00:00 2018-04-14 14:00:00 America/Chicago An Inside Look at the Library of Congress Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books." Cedar Lake

Saturday, April 14
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-04-14 13:00:00 2018-04-14 14:00:00 America/Chicago An Inside Look at the Library of Congress Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books." Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake

Meeting Room A

Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books."

Where in Washington DC is the nation's most incredible treasure chest? It's a library unlike any other in the world, the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Viewers are taken beyond the magnificent Jefferson Building Great Hall into the secret vaults where more than 600 miles of shelves hold 130 million items, many of them priceless treasures - from George Washington's hand-written diaries to Galileo's first images of the moon to the original camera film of the movie Frankenstein. See how a staff of 4000 catalogues protects and preserves these treasures and distributes them globally via a new World Digital Library.

The film is 47 minutes.

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Cedar Lake

Phone: 219-374-7121

Branch manager
Jon Davis

Hours
Mon, Jul 16 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jul 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jul 18 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 22 Closed

About the branch

The Cedar Lake Branch of Lake County Public Library is known for its spacious, beautiful building, which opened to the public in May of 2006. At 20,000 square feet, this new building is the third largest branch in the library system and is located just to the east of the high school from the Hanover School Corporation on West 133rd Ave. We have three private study rooms and a public meeting room that can accommodate up to 100 people. Every month we hold many preschool, toddler, infant, family and adult classes and events. From computer classes, to arts and crafts, to game night, we've got something for everyone, no matter your age!

Upcoming events

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Children's Programming Room
Fri, Jul 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Meeting Room A
Sat, Jul 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Courtyard
Mon, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:15am

Meeting Room A
Mon, Jul 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Aug 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room A
Thu, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cedar Lake Tables
Mon, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room A
Tue, Aug 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Quiet Study Room C
Wed, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Aug 17, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Aug 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Aug 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A
Sat, Aug 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm