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

               
      February Newsletter


 

Ulster logo word cloud - Irish Genealogy USARegister Now! Discover Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Thursday, March 9, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Register by March 1 for this free one-day series of genealogical workshops presented by the Ulster Historical Foundation. Workshops include:

  • Intro to Irish-Scot-Irish family history research
  • Understanding Irish townlands
  • Records related to the different churches in Ireland
  • Using land records
  • Census substitutes & other important sources for the 18th & 19th centuries
  • Using printed sources for Irish family history
  • Q & A
A light lunch will be provided. Register by calling 219-873-3049. Co-sponsored with the La Porte County Genealogical Society.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Share it with someone else. The Learning Center is in need of a few good people! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. Give just a few hours a week. You can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community. Reading is truly FUNdamental. Consider joining the fun! Volunteer! Call 219-873-3043 or stop by the library and see Jessica.

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Great Decisions discussion guideGreat Decisions
Mondays, February 13 & 27, 6:30 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 19th season. The discussions this month are The Future of Europe and Trade and Politics. For more information, call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the circulation desk.

Metropolis with Original Score by Dan Schaaf
movie posterSunday, February 26, 2:00 pm

Roger Ebert called Metropolis "...hallucinatory--a nightmare without reassurance ... Few films have ever been more visually exhilarating." It is generally considered the first great science-fiction film. It employed vast sets, 25,000 extras and astonishing special effects. This showing will include Dan Schaaf's original score for the movie that reviewers in Option, Keyboard Magazine and Gajoob have called "Stunning...subtle yet dynamic"; "Uplifting yet resigned..."; "The quality makes listening an enriching experience." Join us for this opportunity to see the film and meet the musician who create the original score.

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Mark Your Calendar! Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, April 2, 1:30 pm

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. Mark your calendar for this wonderful program.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Share it with someone else. The Learning Center is in need of a few good people! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. Give just a few hours a week. You can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community. Reading is truly FUNdamental. Consider joining the fun! Volunteer! Call 219-873-3043 or stop by the library and see Jessica.

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South Shore Scribes Writers Group

Our writing group is on break. If you would like to be a part of the group, call 219-873-3049 for information.

people doing yogaGentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, March 4, 12:15pm

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.

Tax Planning
Wednesday, March 7, 5:00 pm

H & R Block and the library are working together to bring you updated information for filing your 2016 tax returns. Each program will cover the things you need to know for filing and how new tax laws may affect you!

Ulster logo word cloud - Irish Genealogy USARegister Now! Discover Your Irish Roots
Thursday, March 9, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Register by March 1 for this free one-day series of genealogical workshops presented by the Ulster Historical Foundation. Workshops include:

  • Intro to Irish-Scot-Irish family history research
  • Understanding Irish townlands
  • Records related to the different churches in Ireland
  • Using land records
  • Census substitutes & other important sources for the 18th & 19th centuries
  • Using printed sources for Irish family history
  • Q & A
A light lunch will be provided. Register by calling 219-873-3049. Co-sponsored with the La Porte County Genealogical Society.

stampsDuneland Stamp Club
Thursday, March 9, 6:00 pm

The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.

Mo'Beat Blues
Sunday, March 12, 2:00 pm

Samuel Lozada of Mo' Beat Blues is a professional entertainer and musician. His blues harmonica and singing makes this one-man band unique. His uncanny talent on the harmonica draws people in like a magnet and holds them captive. He performs familiar tunes remade in his unique style, and keeps the people dancing, engaged, and exuberant.

Great Decisions
Mondays, March 13 & 27, 6:30 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 19th season. The discussions this month are China's Maritime Buildup and Saudi Arabia. For more information, call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the circulation desk.

Tax Planning
Wednesday, March 15, 2:00 pm

H & R Block and the library are working together to bring you updated information for filing your 2016 tax returns. Each program will cover the things you need to know for filing and how new tax laws may affect you!

Bookmarks: The Underground Railroad
Friday, March 17, 2:00 pm

The Underground Railroad will be reviewed by Marian Wray. The National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The program will also be offered at the Westchester Township Historical Museum on Thursday, March 16 at 2:00 pm.

Films on DVD Series: Arrival
Sunday, March 19, 2:00 pm

Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecrafts plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Rated PG-13. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Series.

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 22, 2:30 pm

The monthly board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 2:30 pm.

Author William Hazelgrove: Madam President
Sunday, March 26, 2:00 pm

Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson by William Hazelgrove is a vivid, engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting President of the United States in 1919, months before women officially won the right to vote. Hazelgrove returns to the library to speak during National Women's History Month about the mostly unknown story of the woman who stepped in when her husband was incapacitated by a stroke and handled the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive office. The book is a Literary Guild selection and a selection of the History Book Club, Military Book Club, and Conservative Book Club. The movie rights have been optioned by Storyline Entertainment.

Angels Among Us
Wednesday, March 29, 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. For more information, call Ange at 219-874-3754.