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 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.
eBooks 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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Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 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.
Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, July 9, 6:00 pm
The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.
Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, July 11, 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.
Film Screening: Marshall the Miracle Dog
Monday, July 13, 7:00 pm
Michigan City Parks Department, the Michiana Humane Society and the library are partnering to bring the movie screening of Marshall the Miracle Dog to the Guy Foreman Amphitheater on Monday, July 13. The film focuses on twelve-year-old Finn, who endures daily bullying at his school. His life changes the day he encounters a Labrador retriever named Marshall who is being held in deplorable conditions by an animal hoarder. The boy sees something of himself in Marshall: both are bullied, but both are brave. Finn pulls off a daring rescue, saving Marshall. But that's only the beginning. This based on true-life family film stars Matthew Settle, Shannon Elizabeth, Lauren Holly and Lucas Carroll as Finn. Lucas grew up in southwest Michigan. At 7:00 pm, he and Marshall the Miracle Dog will be on hand for photos and autographs. The author of the children's book that inspired the movie, Cynthia Willenbrock, will also sign copies of the book. The film showing will begin approximately at 8:15 pm.
Travels with Sonia: Land of the Midnight Sun: A Norwegian Coastal Voyage
Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 pm
Sonia Lawrentz returns to the library with a special photographic presentation of her travels to Norway. View glaciers, fjords, rocky coasts and quaint seaside villages. Travel on a working coastal vessel north of the Arctic Circle into the "Land of the Midnight Sun." Travel to Trondheim, Tromso, Hammerfest, Lofoten Islands, North Cape and Kirkenes on the Russian border. Learn about the Sami people and their reindeer herds. Visit Bergen and its historic wharf houses, busy harbor and fish market.
Bookmarks: A Spool of Blue Thread
Friday, July 17, 2:00 pm
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler will be reviewed by Hilda DeMuth-Lutze. From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. This capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, and all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.
Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 22, 2:00 pm
The library board meets Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00 pm.
Movies in Washington Park: Big Hero 6
Friday, July 24, 8:30 pm
The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to show family films. Big Hero 6 is the story of a special bond between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada. Together, they team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG. The last film in the park is August 14. Mark your calendars now!
Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, July 25, 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.
Friday Afternoon at the Movies: The Hundred Foot Journey
Friday, 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!