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

               
      July Newsletter


 

Library Hours

The library is closed Sundays through Labor Day. The library will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Video Fest logoAttention Video/Film Makers: Submissions Now Accepted

The second annual Michigan City Video Fest will be in early August at the library. Video and film makers can now submit videos for the festival. All genres will be accepted with an emphasis on local video makers and local subject matter. Visit http://MCVideoFest.com for details.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read logoSummer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

The Summer Reading Program continues in July! Let's celebrate the joy of reading and earn a fun reward along the way. Everyone is welcome to participate--adults, teens, and children. Read anything you like: books, e-books, magazines, newspapers, and more. Listen to audiobooks. Listen while someone reads to you. Earn prizes for the number of hours that you read. Fill out a reading log at the library's Youth Services desk to record your hours. The last day to record your hours is July 23, 2016.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Share your passion 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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Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 27, 2:30pm

The library board meets Wednesday, July 27 at 2:30pm.

Race movie posterFriday Afternoon at the Movies: Race
Friday, July 29, 2:00pm

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.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, July 30, 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.

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The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Share that 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.

Amy ReichertComing in September: Writing Out Loud

In 2016, the Michigan City Public Library celebrates 32 years of the author program, Writing Out Loud. Mark your calendar now for September 10, featuring author Amy Reichert and September 24, featuring author Shane Gericke. Programs are at 7:30pm.

Angels Among Us
Tuesday, August 2, 3:00pm

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

South Shore Scribes Writing Group
Thursdays, August 4 & 18, 6:00pm

Join our writing group which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.

Video Fest logoSecond Annual MC Video Fest
Friday, August 5, 6:30pm

The Second Annual Michigan City Video Fest will be held First Friday in August at the Michigan City Public Library. The purpose of the festival is to showcase local video makers. This year over 20 short videos will be presented ranging from local rap artists to abstract video art. Refreshments will be served.

yoga classGentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, August 6, 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.

Red Cross logoRed Cross Bloodmobile
Tuesday, August 9, 12:30pm

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

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, August 11, 6:00pm

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

book coverBookmarks: Act One by Moss Hart
Friday, August 19, 2:00pm

Moss Hart's Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the great American memoirs, a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the early twentieth century. Hart's story inspired a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and readers everywhere as he eloquently chronicled his impoverished childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first Broadway hit. Act One is the quintessential American success story. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, August 18 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

posterMovies in Washington Park: Hotel Transylvania 2
Friday, August 19, 8:00pm

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to show family films under the new North Pointe Pavilion. In this sequel to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in a monster-in-training boot camp. Rated PG.

posterShifting Sands Documentary
Saturday, August 20, 3:00pm

Shifting Sands, presented by environmentalist Lee Botts, explores the history of the efforts to maintain Lake Michigan's southern shore. Today, that decades-old battle has transformed into a new model of cooperation, where industrialists and environmentalists, once bitter adversaries, are now working together to steer this community toward sustainability.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 24, 2:30pm

The monthly meeting for the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 2:30pm.

posterFriday Afternoon at the Movies: The Finest Hours
Friday, August 26, 2:00pm

Come in from the heat for a movie. During the summer months we're showing a film on the last Friday of the month. August's pick is The Finest Hours. This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana.

INPRS Retirement Benefit Workshop
INPRS logoTuesday, August 30, 1:00pm and 5:00pm

The Indiana Public Retirement System will conduct retirement workshops for PERF or TRF members. If you're approaching retirement and a member of INPRS, you can register at www.inprs.in.gov or call 888-286-3544.