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      March Newsletter


Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25, 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.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, March 7, 12:15 pm

Join certified yoga instructor Lauralee Sikorski, who has taught over 1,000 hours of classes, for gentle flow yoga with emphasis on deep breathing and releasing stress. Wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach. Class is free. Bring your own mat as extras are limited.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, March 7, 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.

Room 514 posterJewish Film Festival
Sunday, March 8, 1:30 pm

The library, along with Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple will present a Jewish Film Festival, Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 pm. Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Alleichem (2014) presents the portraits of two noted icons--Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel, bringing together Bikel's master performances with Aleichem's life and work. Aleichem is considered a pioneer of modern Jewish literature and Bikel's career spans more than 150 screen roles plus stage and musical productions. Room 514 is a tense and ambitious drama which tells the story of a female Israeli soldier who is ordered to interrogate an elite Israeli officer who is alleged to have abused a Palestinian family. Both films are unrated. The film festival is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served during the break between films.

Great Decisions bookGreat Decisions
Mondays, March 9 & 23, 6:30 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions is in its 17th season at the library. The discussions this month are Sectarianism in the Middle East and India Changes Course. For more information call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the Circulation desk.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm

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

movie posterFilms on DVD Series: The Skeleton Twins
Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm

Craig Johnson's drama The Skeleton Twins stars Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as suicidal siblings. After Milo cuts his wrists, Maggie moves him into her New York home where she lives with her husband (Luke Wilson). Both brother and sister are dealing with severe emotional issues stemming from their father's suicide, and their absent mother. While back in his hometown, Milo unites with his former lover (Ty Burrell). Meanwhile, Maggie has relationship concerns and can't keep herself from cheating on her husband. Rated R. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events.

Angels Among Us
Wednesday, March 18, 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.

Bookmarks: Orphan Train
book coverFriday, March 20, 2:00 pm

Pat Klewer will review Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck and chance. This is the story of one child. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was sent from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are reminders of a turbulent past. The story is set between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota and is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, March 19 at 2:00 pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, March 25 at 2:30 pm.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, March 28, 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 about classes.

Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesday, March 31, 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.

Genealogy Bus Trip
Wednesday, April 22

Allen County Public Library logoMark your calendar for the Genealogy Bus Trip in April. The library and the LaPorte Co. Genealogical Society will sponsor a bus trip to the Allen County Public Library on Wednesday, April 22. Reservations are due by April 1. The cost is $21. Payment can be made to Patricia Harris, 504 Greenwood Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360. For more information call 219-873-3049.

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is always in need of tutors. We tutor children in grades 1-12 in reading and math. We also help adults with basic reading, high school equivalency tests, college support, and learning to speak English. Make a difference in our community! Please call Cyndie McKinney at 219-873-3043 to sign up to help!

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