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Tippecanoe Branch Grand Reopening
Event | Tippecanoe

Tippecanoe Branch Grand Reopening

Ribbon-cutting with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Terry Witkowski and Library Director Paula Kiely at 10 AM. Library open until 5 PM.

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Help Support the NEW Tippecanoe Branch
Support | Tippecanoe

Help Support the NEW Tippecanoe Branch

Reopening Saturday, December 12 with innovative 21st Century Library model features.

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Marquis Who’s Who

Actors, business people, politicians – get the inside scoop on famous people here.

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Consumer Reports

Before you buy, find out what Consumer Reports has to say about the product.

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Gale Business Insights: Global

Everything about business from starting one to HR practices to international trends.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance

Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance

Licensed Healthcare Navigators will be available to assist with exploring insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tutors are available seven days a week from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. for all grades.

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Library Development
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Library Development

New Library Development of Mill Road and Forest Home Libraries

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Events, Programs, and Classes

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
9:30 AM
Playgroup with Stories at Central

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Atkinson

Need help getting a job online?  A job trainer specialist…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Washington Park

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer…

2:00 PM
Thanksgiving Break: Wireless Wednesday at Martin Luther King

Surf the Internet and play games. No library card needed.

2:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Forest Home

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer specialist…

4:00 PM
Kids Club - LEGO Club at Forest Home

Kids ages 6 - 12 will have fun with art,…

4:00 PM
Kid's Club at Capitol

Kids ages 6-12 will have fun with art, science, music…

5:00 PM
Read Aloud! at Martin Luther King

Read Aloud!Have fun listening to a volunteer read; you'll even…

5:30 PM
East Branch Chess Club at East

Bring your chess set and love of strategy to the…

6:00 PM
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device at East

Learn how to check out eBooks, magazines, and music digitally…