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

               
      March Newsletter


 

Mark Your Calendar! Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, April 2, 1:30 pm

Inspiring films will be offered by the library in collaboration with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Art Series and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple. Mark your calendar for this wonderful program.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Share it 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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South Shore Scribes Writers Group

Our writing group is on break. If you would like to be a part of the group, call 219-873-3049 for information.

Great Decisions
Mondays, March 13 & 27, 6:30 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 19th season. The discussions this month are China's Maritime Buildup and Saudi Arabia. For more information, call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the circulation desk.

Angels Among Us
Wednesday, March 29, 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. For more information, call Ange at 219-874-3754.

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Library Hours

The library will be closed Sunday, April 16 in observance of Easter.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Share it 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.

South Shore Scribes Writers Group

Our writing group is on break. If you would like to be a part of the group, call 219-873-3049 for information.

Follow MCPL on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

Follow MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter Instagram

people doing yogaGentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, April 1, 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.

Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, April 2, 1:30pm

Remember posterInspiring films will be offered by the library in collaboration with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Art Series and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple. Remember is the story of an elderly Holocaust survivor who embarks on a quest to execute a Nazi commandant, but his mission is slowed by his advancing Alzheimer's. Rated R. Dough features a Jewish widower who hires a Muslim teenager to help out at his kosher bakery in London, and sales skyrocket when the latter's marijuana is accidentally mixed into the dough. Dough is not rated. There will be a refreshment break between the movies.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, April 8, 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.

Ahtu members with instrumentsAh Tu in Concert
Sunday, April 9, 2:00pm

Join us for this lively and eclectic music ensemble. Ah Tu will perform their annual community concert with special guests and many surprises. It’s spring and we’re ready to jam!

Great Decisions
Mondays, April 10 & 24, 6:30 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 19th season. The discussions this month are The Geopolitics of Oil and Latin America. For more information, call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the circulation desk.

stampsDuneland Stamp Club
Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm

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

book coverBookmarks: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm

Ronnie Earley will review this thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See. It explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. The program will also be offered at the Westchester Township Historical Museum on Thursday, April 20 at 2:00pm.

Friends of the Library Annual Collector's Corner Breakfast
Saturday, April 22, 9:30am

The Friends of the Library are having their annual fund-raiser Collector’s Breakfast. Tickets are $25 and you can bring one item for appraisal. Breakfast will be catered by Portofino’s of LaPorte. Martin Papke will entertain with his expertise of a wide-range of collector items. The breakfast will be held at the Full Gospel Church, 2700 Ohio St., Michigan City. For ticket information call 219-873-3049. Tickets can be purchased from Friends’ board members and at the Circulation Desk in the library.

movie posterFilms on DVD Series: Loving
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 pm

This critically acclaimed film tells the story of an interracial couple as they fight Virginia's miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Rated PG-13. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Series.

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 26, 2:30pm

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.

Edward Kelsey Moore and book coverNovel Conversations with Edward Kelsey Moore
Sunday, April 30, 2:00pm

Indiana Humanities awarded 22 public libraries the opportunity to host a speaker from the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. MCPL will host author Edward Kelsey Moore. Moore is an Indianapolis native and the author of the best-selling novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat. The novel, Moore’s first, was named a 2013 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer’s selection, received a 2014 First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and was selected as a 2014 Illinois Reads book by the Illinois Reading Council. It’s also been optioned for movie rights. His second novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, will be released this summer. This program is funded by a grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Indiana Humanities.