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 will be closed Saturday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. The library is closed Sundays through September 6.

Attention Video/Film Makers

The first annual Michigan City Video Fest will be held First Friday, August 7, 6pm, at the Michigan City Public Library. Mark your calendar now! Submit videos for the festival. Visit http://MCVideoFest.com for details.

Summer Reading ProgramSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 15 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program continues in July! The program is for all ages, children, teens, and adults. Earn prizes just for reading, being read to, or reading to someone else. Sign up in Youth Services. The last day to record your reading hours is Saturday, July 25.

Axis 360 logoeBooks are Now Available at MCPL!

We are happy to introduce the Axis 360 eBook collection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children's ebooks that you can download to your smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop, or eReader (not available for Kindle except Kindle Fire; please see supported devices). Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here to find your next eBook.

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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Friday Afternoon at the Movies: The Hundred Foot Journey
movie posterFriday, July 31, 2:00 pm

Come in from the heat and enjoy a movie. During the summer months, we'll show a film on the last Friday of the month. July's film is The Hundred Foot Journey. This uplifting story stars Helen Mirren as the chilly chef of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France. When she gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to all-out war. The two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot--wherever he may be. Rated PG. Mark your calendars now for Friday, August 28 for the showing of Unbroken!

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Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, August 1, 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.

senior couplePrime Time Health with Dr. Margie Williams
Monday, August 3, 6:30 pm

Prime-Time Health is a simple healthy-aging program to help adults and seniors uncover the secrets of aging well. Dr. Margie Williams PhD, RN CNE ANEF, is an international speaker. She will focus on moving waste from your waist and living without pain and inflammation during this free workshop.

Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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 219-809-8825.

M. C. Video Fest
Video Fest logoFriday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8

An eye-popping variety of videos by local makers will be showcased at the library, August 7 at 5:00 pm and August 8 at 2:00 pm as part of the Michigan City Video Fest. Video/film makers include John Hancock and Don Varda. In keeping with First Friday, August 7 will feature very short videos so viewers can enter and leave as they wish. On August 8 we will feature longer videos mainly about life along and in Lake Michigan, including Sky Schultz's Common Miracles and the astonishing adventure of Lake Michigan in a Dugout by Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin. Refreshments will be provided August 7. For updates visit www.mcvideofest.com.

PatagoniaTravels with Sonia: Cruising South America: Wild Patagonia
Monday, August 10, 6:30 pm

Sonia Lawrentz returns to the library with a special photographic presentation of her travels Wild Patagonia. Visit Puerto Montt, Chile's Lake District. See the lava flows of previous volcanic eruptions. Cruise the most dramatic and unspoiled landscapes of the Chilean fjords and glaciers. Then through the Strait of Magellan to visit the Paine National Park. Sail the Beagle Channel to Tierra del Fuego. Visit a penguin sanctuary and see how they live. View guanacos, condors, elephant seals, rheas and sea birds. Sail to Puerto Madryn, Argentina, visit a dinosaur museum and then on to exciting Buenos Aires.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, August 13, 6:00 pm

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

Angels Among Us
Thursday, August 13, 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.

Red CrossRed Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, August 14, 12:30-4:30 pm

The need for blood is especially high during the summer. The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive Friday, August 14, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome! Give the gift of life.

Movies in Washington Park: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
AlexanderFriday, August 14, 8:30 pm

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City collaborate every year to show family films in Washington Park. The season ends with this film that follows the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him. Rated: PG.

Bookmarks: The Children's Crusade
book coverFriday, August 21, 2:00 pm

The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer will be reviewed by Susan Nichols. From the New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen's Pier, a masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. In 1954, Bill Blair purchases three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. He meets and marries Penny Greenway, a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the conventions imposed on them. They have four children. Thirty years later, the three oldest, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, and set off a struggle over the family's future. One by one, the siblings take turns telling the story-- their narratives interwoven with portraits of the family at crucial points in their history. The Westchester Public Library will host this program at the Westchester Township Museum on Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 pm.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, August 22, 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.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 26, 2:00 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, August 26 at 2:00 pm.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: Unbroken
movie posterFriday, August 28, 2:00 pm

Beat the heat with a movie! Unbroken revolves around the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis "Louie" Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O'Connell. Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in World War II, then was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps where he was brutalized. The film is based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Rated PG-13.

Axis 360 logoeBooks are Now Available at MCPL!

We are happy to introduce the Axis 360 eBook collection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children's ebooks that you can download to your smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop, or eReader (not available for Kindle except Kindle Fire; please see supported devices). Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here to find your next eBook.

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!

Follow MCPL on Facebook and Twitter

Follow MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter