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      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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Red Cross logoRed Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, July 1, 12:30pm

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

South Shore Scribes Writers Group
Thursdays, July 7 & 21, 6:00pm

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

yoga classGentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, July 9, 12:15pm

Note the date change! 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.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, July 14, 6:00pm

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

Inside Out posterMovies in Washington Park: Inside Out
Friday, July 15, 8:30pm

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to show family films under the new North Point Pavilion. The movie will start at dusk, approximately 8:30pm. Inside Out is the story of Riley, whose emotions run wild in her mind when she is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco. The final Movie in Washington Park is Hotel Transylvania 2 on August 19.

Bookmarks: Lilac Girls
Friday, July 22, 2:00pm

book coverHilda DeMuth Lutze will review Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. Kelly's compelling story follows three women through the course of World War II and beyond. Caroline, a wealthy New Yorker, volunteers at the French consulate in New York, assisting refugees and raising funds. Kasia, a young woman living in Poland during the Nazi invasion, works for the resistance until she is captured and sent to Ravensbruck, the women's concentration camp. There, she encounters Herta, a doctor hired to help execute inmates and perform experiments. Despite some horrific scenes, this is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly's vivid depiction of history and excellent characters. The Westchester Public Library will also host this review Thursday, July 22 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

movie posterIndiana Through the Camera Lens: The Magnificent Ambersons
Saturday, July 23, 2:00pm

To honor Indiana's Bicentennial, LaPorte County Genealogical Society and the library are presenting programs celebrating the people and cultures that became the foundation of our state and county. The film The Magnificent Ambersons is the story of a bygone era based on Booth Tarkington's novel. It follows the socially prominent Midwestern Amberson family, whose fortunes are undone by industrialization and pride. A discussion of the Moguls of LaPorte County will precede the film showing. The discussion will include the effects of the automobile on local business people, including Roman Eichstaedt, who built the first automobile in LaPorte County. This is a Bicentennial Legacy Project, endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

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.