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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

               
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Knitting Club for All Ages 5:30 pm
   
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Art à la Carte 1:00-3:00 pm
The Amazing Ken Ernsberger 10:00 am
Yoga with David Kipley 5:30 pm
Knitting Club for All Ages 5:30 pm
A Magical Story Time 10:00 am
Duneland Stamp Club 6:00 pm
Big Hero 6 10:00 am
 The Lost Pyramids of Bosnia 1:00 pm
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Springtime Music with Steve Kowalczyk 2:00 pm
Great Decisions 6:30 pm
Yoga with David Kipley 5:30 pm
Story Time 10:00 am
Knitting Club for All Ages 5:30 pm
Art à la Carte: It's Spring! 3:30 pm
Bookmarks 2:00 pm
 
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They were known as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort brought 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In The Good Lie, the story of their survival and triumph comes to life. Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war. Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis (Witherspoon), an employment agency counselor who is enlisted to help find them jobs--no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them. Against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys find humor in the clash of cultures and the challenges of life in America. Rated PG-13. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events.
Films on DVD Series: The Good Lie - 2:00 pm

 
David Kipley returns to his regular Tuesday class. He is a graduate of the Yoga Teacher Program at Dancing Feet Yoga. All levels are welcome to explore yoga poses and breathing. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes for this one hour class.
Yoga with David Kipley - 5:30 pm

Bring size 9 straight knitting needles, any worsted yarn, tape measure (optional), and optimism. Contact Joanne Hale at joeyAB1971@yahoo.com or 219-814-4398.
Knitting Club for All Ages - 5:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, April 22 at 2:30 pm.
Library Board Monthly Meeting - 2:30 pm

Events will be happening throughout the county this week to celebrate Creativity and Innovation. Check out the full schedule here. The library will offer two programs on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. The 10:00 am program is for children birth through 5 years accompanied by an adult. There will be a variety of materials available for the children to use their creativity in making their own unique sculpture. The 3:00 pm program is a family program. We will host a demonstration by the Michigan City Area Schools Robotics Team! We will also repeat the 10:00 am program for children through age 18 years. Please note: If the Robotics Team qualifies for the World Competition, they will be unable to visit the library.
Creativity and Innovation Week: April 20-25 - 3:00 pm

Listen to and share inspiring stories about the presence of angels in our everyday lives. Ange Benz will guide you to connect with your angel.
Angels Among Us - 3:00 pm

 
Margie Warner offers a one-day class with all materials provided. Registration and a deposit of $10 are required. Stop by Circulation to see the basket and to verify cost. Call 219-873-3049 for more information.
Basket Weaving - 9:15 am

The Friends of the Michigan City Public Library will hold their annual Collector’s Corner Breakfast on Saturday, April 25 at 9:30am at St. John’s U. C. C. Fellowship Hall, 101 St. John’s Rd. in Michigan City. Each ticket holder may bring an item for appraisal (no weapons allowed). Breakfast provided by Great Lakes Catering. Appraisals by Martin Papke of Kathy’s Antique Shop in Chesterton. Limited seating is available. Tickets at $25 each and are available at the library circulation desk or by calling 219-873-3049.
Collector's Corner Breakfast - 9:30 am

A workshop for people interested in dreams and their significance. Learn techniques on how to remember and understand your dreams. Terese Fabbri, an experienced dream therapist, will facilitate.
Understanding Your Dreams - 2:00 pm

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The library will celebrate National Poetry Month with an amazing array of talent. Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras of Purdue University-Fort Wayne will headline a wonderful afternoon of poetry. Joining him will be Valparaiso University professor and poet Marci Johnson and Purdue University North Central poet, Bethany Lee. They will celebrate the written word with their own poems. If time allows the public will be offered some open mic time to read their own works. Please join us for this unique program.
National Poetry Month Celebration - 2:00 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions is in its 17th season at the library. The discussions this month are U. S. Policy Toward Africa and Syria's Refugee Crisis. For more information call 873-3049.
Great Decisions - 6:30 pm

David Kipley returns to his regular Tuesday class. He is a graduate of the Yoga Teacher Program at Dancing Feet Yoga. All levels are welcome to explore yoga poses and breathing. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes for this one hour class.
Yoga with David Kipley - 5:30 pm

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult. *See Spring Break Week for information about the April 8 Story Time. **See Creativity Week for information about the April 22 Story Time.
Story Time - 10:00 am

Bring size 9 straight knitting needles, any worsted yarn, tape measure (optional), and optimism. Contact Joanne Hale at joeyAB1971@yahoo.com or 219-814-4398.
Knitting Club for All Ages - 5:30 pm

The AARP Smart Driver program is a refresher course that can help you learn the effects of aging on driving and how you can adjust your reactions. Available in a 5-hour, one-day program, you may earn an insurance rate discount (check with your insurance company) by taking this course designed for drivers over 55. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Please bring your AARP card with you. Call 873-3049 to register.
AARP Driver's Smart Driver Course - 1:00 pm

   

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the Library Endowment Fund and the Platt-Coffin Trust Fund for their continued support of library programs.