Hammond Public Library Adult Programs for February

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Feb. 2: NOVEL CONVERSATIONS
The Hammond Public Library’s Novel Conversations group meets Mon., Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Yard,” by Alex Grecian. Set in Victorian London, a group of Scotland Yard detectives are stunned when one of their own is targeted. Details are with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327. The library is at 564 State St., Hammond.

Feb. 6: VALENTINE POETRY READING
The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., invites you to get into the valentine mood Fri., Feb. 6 at 12 noon as Yusuf Ali El reads poetry from his book, “O, Woman: A Tapestry of Loving You.” Details are with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327.

Feb. 6: HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN-UP
North Shore Health Systems staff visit the Hammond Public Library on Fri., Feb. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., to sign up people for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Details are with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at the library, 564 State St.; (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327.

Feb. 11: HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN-UP
North Shore Health Systems staff visit the Hammond Public Library on Wed., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, to sign up people for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Details are with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at the library, 564 State St.; (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327.

Feb. 11: INTERNATIONAL BOOK-INGS
The Hammond Public Library’s International Book-ings group meets Wed., Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. to discuss “The Glass Castle,” author Jeanette Walls’ best-selling memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family. The library is at 564 State St.; information is with Maria Case at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 335.

Feb. 12: HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN-UP
Community HealthNet staff visit the Hammond Public Library on Thurs., Feb. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m., to sign up people for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Details are with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at the library, 564 State St.; (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327.

Feb. 12: STITCHING IN THE STACKS
Interested in knitting or crochet? Whatever your skill level, you’re welcome at Stitching in the Stacks on Thurs., Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St. Details are with senior librarian, Liz Samaniego, at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 331.

Feb. 14: SATURDAY MOVIE
The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., shows a documentary about the life and career of boxer, Muhammad Ali on Sat., Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.. Information is with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at the library, 564 State St.; (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327.

Feb. 19: AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PROGRAM: BESSIE COLEMAN
Gigi Coleman portrays her great aunt, pioneer African American aviator, Bessie Coleman, in a free program Feb. 19 at the Hammond Public Library.

The Hammond Public Library celebrates African American History Month on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. All ages are invited to learn about pioneer African American aviator, Bessie Coleman, during a one-woman show performed by Bessie’s great niece, Gigi Coleman. Information is with Linda Swisher, Public Information Coordinator at the library, 564 State St.; (219) 931-5100, Ext. 310.

Feb. 20: TAX CONSEQUENCES OF DIVORCE
Changing your marital status can also change your income tax situation. Attorney Lisa Beck explains the tax consequences of divorce at a free program Fri., Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St. Details are with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327.

Mondays; second Saturdays: CHESS CLUB
ACME Pawn Pushers chess club meets at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., on most Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on the second Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. All skill levels, from beginners to Grand Masters, are welcomed. There is no charge for regular meetings. Some chess sets are available. For details and to confirm meeting dates, please email acmepawnpushers@yahoo.com . The library is closed Mon., Feb. 16 for Presidents Day.

Wednesdays: MUSIC LESSONS
Welcome to the World of Music is a free program for teens and adults at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St. Florian Bolsega teaches music theory. Please bring a pencil and paper to each lesson. Information is at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 325.

PRESENTATION BOARDS AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY
Does your child need to work on a science fair or history project? Friends of the Hammond Public Library offer a presentation board kit for $9.50. The kit includes a 36-by-48-inch trifold corrugated presentation board, repositionable letters, science fair title headings, clip art, and a glue stick. To purchase a presentation board kit, one may visit the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., during library hours.