Michigan City Public Library
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We're celebrating the Indiana Bicentennial by featuring mystery writers Lori Radar-Day, Tony Perona, and Liz Dombrosky, who all hail from Indiana. Lori Rader-Day's debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Tony Perona and Liz Dombrosky are a father-daughter writing duo. They write under the name Liz Perona. Murder on the Bucket List and Murder under the Covered Bridge are their first two novels together. Tony also authored the Nick Bertetto mystery series, The Final Mayan Prophecy, and is co-editor and contributor to the anthologies Racing Can Be Murder and Hoosier Hoops & Hijinks.
Writing Out Loud: Indiana Mystery Writers - 7:30pm

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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The local, lively and eclectic music ensemble Ah Tu will perform their annual community concert with special guest Chris Kang, a young rising star in the local music scene. And there is a rumor of a surprise appearance by Elvis!
Ah Tu Jams! - 2:00pm

 
New! We are now offering the same Story Time twice a week. You pick the day that's best for you! Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs and crafts by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday Afternoon Story Time - 1:00pm

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs and crafts by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday Morning 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

  
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Design a delightful autumnal wall banner.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Art à la Carte - 3:30pm

Sunday, October 9th, is the library's 119th birthday! Monday, October 10th, we'll celebrate with cake and cider and sing happy birthday.
Celebrate Our Birthday with Cake - 11:00am

New! We are now offering the same Story Time twice a week. You pick the day that's best for you! Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs and crafts by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday Afternoon Story Time - 1:00pm

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs and crafts by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday Morning Story Time - 10:00am

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

Join us 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 - 3:00pm

  
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The Films on DVD series features The Man Who Knew Infinity. This biopic from writer/director Matt Brown details the extraordinary life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), who travels to England in 1913 to study. He faces prejudice from many of his colleagues, but he also bonds with a professor named G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). In time, Ramanujan authors a number of pioneering equations. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Series at the North Central campus.
Films on DVD Series: The Man Who Knew Infinity - 2:00pm

 
New! We are now offering the same Story Time twice a week. You pick the day that's best for you! Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs and crafts by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday Afternoon Story Time - 1:00pm

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to this cozy family story time.
Night Time Story Time - 5:30pm

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs and crafts by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday Morning 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

Annemarie Kostyk will review The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family. The Westchester Public Library will also host this review Thursday, October 20 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.
Bookmarks: The Signature of All Things - 2:00pm

Everyone knows the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood, but you haven't seen one this wacky and entertaining. Join improvPLAYHOUSE for their up close exploration of the classic story, filled with music and merriment.
improvPLAYHOUSE Presents: Little Red Riding Hood - 10:00am

Jack Olesker was born in Chicago and attended Bradley University, majoring in Journalism. He has written, produced and directed many projects around the world. He has written over 1200 episodes of television, sold 18 screenplays, 10 of which were produced, and published 7 novels. Many of these franchises are household names, such as He-Man, Care Bears and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. His first novel, No Place Like Home, became a best seller. A consummate professional, he is currently working on a host of entertainment and writing projects.
Writing Out Loud: Author & Screenwriter Jack Olesker - 7:30pm

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

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Blues guitarist Keith Scott and local artist Tara Lonzo will host a Mighty Mic Redux. Several years ago the library hosted musicians, poets, dancers and other talented community members in this open mic forum. We're looking for new and former participants to entertain, and we need an audience to appreciate the great talent. Join us and enjoy an afternoon of fun.
Mightiest of Mighty Mic Returns - 2:00pm

 
New! We are now offering the same Story Time twice a week. You pick the day that's best for you! Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs and crafts by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday Afternoon Story Time - 1:00pm

We will tell stories and then parade through the library collecting treats! Wear your favorite costume and bring a treat bag to collect the goodies. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Costume Parade - 10:00am

The monthly meeting for the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 2:30pm.
Library Board Monthly Meeting - 2:30pm

 
Make a scary craft! Choose from a selection of terrifyingly fun crafts and make your own creation. All materials will be provided for both programs. The child must be present to receive materials. For ages 4 to 10 accompanied by an adult.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Fly, Creep, Crawl, or Ooze - 3:30pm

Halloween night will never be the same after three 17th century witches are accidentally conjured up in present day Salem where they brew a hilarious cauldron of mischief and mayhem. Children under 18 are eligible to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Rated PG.
Scary Saturday Boo-vie! Hocus Pocus - 10:00am

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The LaPorte County Genealogical Society and the library will present A Piece of Eden, celebrating immigrants and the apple orchards of the county. The film was produced by prominent local film-maker, John Hancock and includes many area residents. Mr. Hancock will offer an introduction to the film. A Bicentennial Legacy Project.
Bicentennial Project Film: A Piece of Eden - 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.