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

               
      January Newsletter


 

Library Hours

The library will be closed Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 for the New Year holiday.

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Yoga with David Kipley Returns
Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 5:30 pm

David is a recent 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.

Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 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.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 28, 2:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, January 28 at 2:30 pm.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, January 31, 9:15 am

Margie Warner offers this one-day class. All materials are provided. Registration and a deposit of $10 are required. Stop by Circulation to see the basket and to verify the cost. Call 219-873-3049 for more information about classes.

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!

VITA Volunteers Needed

VITA logoEach year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We are looking for interested volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training is also available online. There is a great need in our community for this kind of assistance. Helping can be very rewarding! For more information, call 219-873-3049.

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Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesday, February 3, 5:30 pm

David is a recent 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. David will be taking a break the rest of February and most of March. He will return to class on March 31.

Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, February 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, February 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.

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

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 17th season. The discussions this month are Russia and the Near Abroad and Privacy in the Digital Age. For more information call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the Circulation desk.

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

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

Films on DVD Series: A Most Wanted Man
movie posterSunday, February 15, 2:00 pm

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counter-terrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the GSG-9. He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa's motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of an imminent threat to national security and devises an ingenious plan to both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of the plot and express impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme's effectiveness. A Most Wanted Man premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Rated R.

Bookmarks: Station Eleven
book coverFriday, February 20, 2:00 pm

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after a pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. The book was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, February 19 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

Angels Among Us
Tuesday, February 24, 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.

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

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

Basket Weaving
Saturday, February 28 9:15am

Margie Warner offers this one-day class. All materials are provided. Registration and a deposit of $10 are required. Stop by Circulation to see the basket and to verify the cost. Call 219-873-3049 for more information about classes.

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!

VITA Volunteers Needed

VITA logoEach year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We are still looking for interested volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training is also available online. There is a great need in our community for this kind of assistance. Helping can be very rewarding! For more information, call 219-873-3049.