Serving the community since 1906, The Whiting Public Library is a service institution. It seeks to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the entire community by providing books, services, and other library materials free for all to use.
Mon–Thurs 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
News & Events
The Art of Aromatherapy Blending – A Make & Take Class
February 22, 2020
Explore the art and science of creating harmonious essential oil blends and walk away with a custom roller bottle you made in class yourself! Uncover what essential oils are, the history, production and safety of oils, plus how to effectively balance top, middle and base note aromas to make a perfume blend you will love! Each patron walks away with a FREE roller made in class. Presented by Brittany Hogan, Aromatherapist and Founder of Nefertem Holistic Skincare on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Whiting Public Library. The class is limited to 20 people so please call to reserve your spot 219-659-0269 x110.
The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
February 29, 2020
Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the turn of events that took place at the World’s Columbian Exposition, later to be called the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Whiting Public Library. Gibbons will explain how Thomas Edison brought his new inventions to the fair. He will discuss how author L. Frank Baum wrote the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz based on the magic and beauty he saw in Edison’s inventions and other influences at the fair. While the fair brought to light many new inventions, cultures, and literary works, it also cast darkness among the city as America’s first well-known serial killer, Dr. Henry Howard Holmes (also known as H.H. Holmes), confessed to murdering between 27-200 people in his hotel.
Serving Soldiers at the Whistle Stop Canteen
March 21, 2020
After Pearl Harbor was attacked, American troops started traveling across the U.S. for recruitment, induction, training, and deployment. Most servicemen had never been far away from home and certainly not on an over-crowded troop train, destination unknown. But the real surprise came at train stations all across the country, such as North Platte, NE, Dennison, OH, Reno, NV, and Connellsville, PA, where local women, children, and senior citizens sacrificed their own food and ration stamps to provide a morale boost to hungry, homesick, and frightened soldiers. Come learn about how the Greatest Generation pulled together to help our troops with Barb Warner Deane on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Whiting Public Library.