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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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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Inspiring films will be offered by the library in collaboration with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Art Series and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple. Remember is the story of an elderly Holocaust survivor who embarks on a quest to execute a Nazi commandant, but his mission is slowed by his advancing Alzheimer's. Rated R. Dough features a Jewish widower who hires a Muslim teenager to help out at his kosher bakery in London, and sales skyrocket when the latter's marijuana is accidentally mixed into the dough. Dough is not rated. There will be a refreshment break between the movies.
Jewish Film Festival - 1:30pm

Create your very own sand art sculpture!
Sand Art Sculpture - 10:00am

This play is a wacky, hysterical take on the traditional tale about a brother and sister and their trip into the forest. Improv Playhouse Theater presents a unique, interactive program, bringing this well-known story to life and teaching children valuable lessons of respect, fairness, and initiative.
ImprovPlayhouse Presents: Hansel and Gretel - 10:00am

Hedgehog Hannah presents a hands-on, educational experience that will liven up anyone’s day! Live, exotic animals will be here, and may include a wallaby, arctic fox, chinchilla, hedgehog, and ferret. Plus, great reptiles like an alligator, large snake, chameleon, and monitor lizard. We will travel through the desert, the rain forest, the plains, and more to show you the amazing wonders of the animal kingdom. Learn about the importance of rescuing, researching before adding a new pet to the family, and most importantly, keeping as many animals in the wild as we can.
Hedgehog Hannah - 10:00am

For fans of the book Words with Wings, let your imagination fly away and make a collage inspired by the work of Nikki Grimes.
Words with Wings Art Project - 10:00am

This epic adventure is about a spirited young girl who sets sail on a daring mission. Along the way, she meets the once mighty demigod, Maui, and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage. For all children ages 17 and younger, arrive by 10:30am and receive a chance to win a DVD of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Rated PG.
Spring Break Movie: Moana - 10:00am

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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Join us for this lively and eclectic music ensemble. Ah Tu will perform their annual community concert with special guests and many surprises. It’s spring and we’re ready to jam!
Ah Tu in Concert - 2:00pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 19th season. The discussions this month are The Geopolitics of Oil and Latin America. For more information, call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the circulation desk.
Great Decisions - 6:30 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child's name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday Afternoon Story Time - 1:00 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child's name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday Morning Story Time - 10:00 am

Join us to make a kite door decoration. For children ages 4 through 10 years, accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft materials.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Art à la Carte - 3:30 pm

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

  
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Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child's name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday Afternoon Story Time - 1:00 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child's name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday Morning Story Time - 10:00 am

The Michigan City Area Schools' award-winning Robotics Team will be here to demonstrate one of their robots. This is a family program!
Creativity and Innovation Week: MCAS Robotics Team - 3:30 pm

 
Ronnie Earley will review this thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See. It explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. The program will also be offered at the Westchester Township Historical Museum on Thursday, April 20 at 2:00pm.
Bookmarks: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane - 2:00 pm

The Friends of the Library are having their annual fund-raiser Collector’s Breakfast. Tickets are $25 and you can bring one item for appraisal. Breakfast will be catered by Portofino’s of LaPorte. Martin Papke will entertain with his expertise of a wide-range of collector items. The breakfast will be held at the Full Gospel Church, 2700 Ohio St., Michigan City. For ticket information call 219-873-3049. Tickets can be purchased from Friends’ board members and at the Circulation Desk in the library.
Friends of the Library Annual Collector's Corner Breakfast - 9:30am

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This critically acclaimed film tells the story of an interracial couple as they fight Virginia's miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Rated PG-13. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Series.
Films on DVD Series: Loving - 2:00 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 19th season. The discussions this month are The Geopolitics of Oil and Latin America. For more information, call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the circulation desk.
Great Decisions - 6:30 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child's name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday Afternoon Story Time - 1:00 pm

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color-coded and block-based coding with the Ozoblocky app. For kids ages 7-18 years old. Register at the Youth Services desk. Call 219-873-3055 or 219-873-3045 for more information and ask for Dave.
STEAM Ahead Kids: Ozobots - 4:30 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child's name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday Morning Story Time - 10:00 am

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.
Library Board Meeting - 2:30pm

   

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