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      April Newsletter


Axis 360 coming soonEBooks are coming to MCPL!

This spring, the library will launch Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 website for downloading ebooks. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here for more information and a list of supported devices.

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Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 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.

Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 5:30 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.

Great Decisions bookGreat Decisions
Mondays, April 13 & 27, 6:30 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.

Films on DVD Series: The Good Lie
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 pm

film posterThey 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.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 22, 2:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, April 22 at 2:30 pm.

Angels Among Us
Wednesday, April 23, 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.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, April 25, 9:15 am

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.

Collector's Corner Breakfast
Saturday, April 25, 9:30 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.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, April 25, 2:00 pm

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.

George KalamarasNational Poetry Month Celebration
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm

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.

AARP logoAARP Driver's Smart Driver Course
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 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.