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

               
      August Newsletter


 

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!

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Axis 360 logoE-books are Now Available at MCPL!

Looking for e-books? Check out the Axis 360 e-book collection, which 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 e-book.

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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Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 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.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, September 5, 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.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, September 10, 6:00 pm

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

Ken BierKen Bier in Concert
Saturday, September 12, 10:30 am

Guitarist Ken Bier will perform a musical concert of light jazz and classical music for our patrons' enjoyment. Ken has studied specialized classical/fingerstyle technique with Spanish guitarist Guillermo Fierens.

Writing Out Loud: Author William Hazelgrove
William HazelgroveSaturday, September 12, 7:30 pm

The 31st season of Writing Out Loud kicks off with William Hazelgrove, the best-selling author of eight novels: Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa, and the forthcoming books Jackpine and The Pitcher 2. His books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards Junior Library Guild Selections, and been optioned for movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence, where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway's birthplace. He has been featured on NPR All Things Considered. He runs a cultural blog, The View from Hemingway's Attic. He lives in Chicago. The Friends of the Library will host a reception and book signing following the program. Free and open to the public.

Forks over Knives posterPlant-Based Nutrition Informational Programs
Thursdays, September 17 & 24, 6:00 pm

On September 17, the film Forks over Knives will be shown. This documentary examines the claim that most, if not all, of degenerative disease can be controlled, and even reversed, by plant-based nutrition. September 24 will be a discussion of the film and tips on how to transition to this type of eating, including where to find information and recipes. Certified plant-based nutritionist Mary Jo Wenckus will lead the discussion.

Bookmarks: The Poldark Series
Friday, September 18, 2:00 pm

book coverRoss Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 will be reviewed by Dennis Norman. In the first novel in Winston Graham's hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth--believing Ross to be dead--is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew. Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork is a story you will never forget. The review will also touch on the next two sagas of the series. The Westchester Public Library will host this program at the Westchester Township Museum on Thursday, September 17.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, September 19, 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.

movie posterFilms on DVD Series: Love & Mercy
Sunday, September 20, 2:00 pm

Bill Pohlad's Love & Mercy, a biopic of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, focuses on two distinct periods in the songwriter's life. One timeline follows Wilson (played as a younger man by Paul Dano) as he quits performing live in order to focus on the creation of the album Pet Sounds, the single "Good Vibrations," and the eventually discarded album Smile. During this period of intense work, Wilson's mental-health issues worsen. The other section of the film features John Cusack as an older Wilson, as he attempts to escape the influence of a manipulative doctor (Paul Giamatti) who has become a totalitarian guru to him. Helping him in this endeavor is a car saleswoman named Melinda (Elizabeth Banks).

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 23, 2:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, September 23 at 2:30 pm.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, September 26, 9:15 am

Margie Warner returns to offer 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.

Shane GerickeWriting Out Loud: Author Shane Gericke
Saturday, September 26, 7:30 pm

Best-selling author Shane Gericke has been held at knifepoint, hit by lightning, and shaken the cold, sweaty hand of Liberace. He was born to write thriller novels! His latest is The Fury, a sweeping novel of global terrorism that's endorsed by such literary superstars as Steve Berry and David Morrell, the creator of Rambo. Tantor Media will release The Fury in trade paperback, eBook, and audio-book on September 4, 2015. Jazzy new versions of Shane's entire backlist--Torn Apart, Cut to the Bone, and Blown Away--will be re-released in eBooks and trade paperback by Mandevilla Press. Shane is a No. 1 Kindle bestseller, a national bestseller in print, and his books have been translated into German, Chinese, Turkish, and Slovak, allowing him to correspond with readers around the world. Shane spent two decades as a newspaper editor, most prominently at the Chicago Sun-Times, before turning to fiction. He keeps his hand in nonfiction by writing for digital media. The Friends of the Library will host a reception and book signing following the program. Free and open to the public.