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

               
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Enjoy a new twist on our popular Story Time. Children ages 6-12 are invited to choose their favorite picture books and read them to other children!
Pop Up Story Time - 10:00am

The need for blood is especially high during summer. The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive Friday, July 1 from 12:30-4:00pm. You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome! Give the gift of life.
Red Cross Bloodmobile - 12:30pm

 
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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.
Summer Story Time - 10:00am

Join us for hula hoop fun! Families will have a great time exercising their minds and their bodies at this interactive Summer Reading program.
Hula Hoop Fun - 10:00am

Join our writing group, which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.
South Shore Scribes Writers Group - 6:00pm

Enjoy a new twist on our popular Story Time. Children ages 6-12 are invited to choose their favorite picture books and read them to other children!
Pop Up Story Time - 10:00am

Note the date change! Certified yoga instructor Lauralee Sikorski, who has taught over 1,000 hours of classes, will lead a free gentle flow yoga with emphasis on deep breathing and releasing stress. Bring your own mat, wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach.
Gentle Flow Yoga - 12:15pm

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Summer
Library Closed
 
  
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.
Summer Story Time - 10:00am

Join us for bocce ball! Families will have a great time exercising their minds and their bodies at this interactive Summer Reading program.
Bocce Ball - 10:00am

The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.
Duneland Stamp Club - 6:00pm

Enjoy a new twist on our popular Story Time. Children ages 6-12 are invited to choose their favorite picture books and read them to other children!
Pop Up Story Time - 10:00am

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to show family films under the new North Point Pavilion. The movie will start at dusk, approximately 8:30pm. Inside Out is the story of Riley, whose emotions run wild in her mind when she is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco. The final Movie in Washington Park is Hotel Transylvania 2 on August 19.
Movies in Washington Park: Inside Out - 8:30pm

 
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Summer
Library Closed
 
  
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.
Summer Story Time - 10:00am

Join our writing group, which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.
South Shore Scribes Writers Group - 6:00pm

Use paper plates and string to put together and decorate wheels that can race and jump ramps in this interactive science program for the family!
STEAM Ahead Kids: Robo Wheels - 10:00am

Enjoy a new twist on our popular Story Time. Children ages 6-12 are invited to choose their favorite picture books and read them to other children!
Pop Up Story Time - 10:00am

Hilda DeMuth Lutze will review Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. Kelly's compelling story follows three women through the course of World War II and beyond. Caroline, a wealthy New Yorker, volunteers at the French consulate in New York, assisting refugees and raising funds. Kasia, a young woman living in Poland during the Nazi invasion, works for the resistance until she is captured and sent to Ravensbruck, the women's concentration camp. There, she encounters Herta, a doctor hired to help execute inmates and perform experiments. Despite some horrific scenes, this is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly's vivid depiction of history and excellent characters. The Westchester Public Library will also host this review Thursday, July 22 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.
Bookmarks: Lilac Girls - 2:00pm

To honor Indiana's Bicentennial, LaPorte County Genealogical Society and the library are presenting programs celebrating the people and cultures that became the foundation of our state and county. The film The Magnificent Ambersons is the story of a bygone era based on Booth Tarkington's novel. It follows the socially prominent Midwestern Amberson family, whose fortunes are undone by industrialization and pride. A discussion of the Moguls of LaPorte County will precede the film showing. The discussion will include the effects of the automobile on local business people, including Roman Eichstaedt, who built the first automobile in LaPorte County. This is a Bicentennial Legacy Project, endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
Indiana Through the Camera Lens: The Magnificent Ambersons - 2:00pm

The last day to record your hours is Saturday, July 23.
Summer Reading Program: Final Day to Record Hours - 9:00am

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Children ages 7-18 years will have fun programming robots through a variety of activities. This program is free and registration is required. Register by Monday, July 25 at the Youth Services desk, or call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave or Lori.
Explore Ozobots! - 2:00pm

The library board meets Wednesday, July 27 at 2:30pm.
Library Board Monthly Meeting - 2:30pm

We're celebrating the end of the Summer Reading Program with a larger-than-life Madcap Puppets show! In this lively production, Aesop's favorite fables are retold by a cast of puppets and you! Stories include: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Hare and the Tortoise. Bring your entire family for this amazing show.
Summer Reading Program Grand Finale: Madcap Puppets! - 10:00am

Enjoy a new twist on our popular Story Time. Children ages 6-12 are invited to choose their favorite picture books and read them to other children!
Pop Up Story Time - 10:00am

Come in from the heat for a movie. During the summer months we're showing a film on the last Friday of the month. July's pick is Race. This drama, based on true events, focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track and field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Rated PG-13.
Friday Afternoon at the Movies: Race - 2:00pm

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 - 2:00pm

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