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      July Newsletter - Youth/Teen Programs



 

Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

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. Join us on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am for a variety of crafts and movies about super heroes! The last day to record your reading hours is Saturday, July 25. The Grand Finale event will be held on July 30 at 10:00 am.

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.

Summer Reading Program Grand Finale: The Art of Inflation
Balloon-dude DaleThursday, July 30, 10:00 am

The Art of Inflation is an interactive one-man comedy balloon show. Magical Balloon-dude Dale will amaze us with the balloon transformations that he can create in choreographed routines set to music. The comedy, choreography, and interactivity of the show send kids into creativity overdrive!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading in children. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

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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Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.

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Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

clownsMichiana Clowns
Tuesday, August 4, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

The clowns are at it again! They'll be stirring up some zany fun for the whole family.

light paintingLight Painting
Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Have fun painting with glow sticks and other luminous utensils on a big screen. This approximately 30 minute program is for the entire family.

Back to School Craft
Thursday, August 6, 10:00 am

Stop in Youth Services and design your own backpack. All materials provided.

Professor OopsProfessor Oops!
Saturday, August 8, 10:30 am

Professor Oops! is a gentle jester, and an explorer who delivers important ideas about ecology, psychology, art, creativity, and science with wit and whimsy. He uses humor, magic, juggling, wacky inventions, slides, and his award-winning films to empower all ages to use their curiosity and creativity to the fullest.

movie posterMovie Showing: Into the Woods
Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 am

A modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Meryl Streep stars in this Stephen Sondheim musical saga about daring to venture Into the Woods. Light refreshments and a chance for those under 18 years of age to win a copy of the DVD. Must be present to win. Rated PG.

marble on trackMarble Roller Coasters
Wednesday, August 12, 2:00 pm

Build your own roller coaster with pipe foam and then race marbles through loops and turns! This approximately 45 minute program is for children 6 and up.

Movie Showing: Mockingjay, Part 1
Thursday, August 13, 10:00 am

Mockingjay posterThe Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation. Light refreshments provided. All children 18 years and under will have a chance to enter a raffle to win the DVD. Must be present to win. Rated PG.

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.

M. C. Chamber Music Festival Concert
Saturday, August 15, 12:00 pm

The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival will host a children's concert for whole family at noon. Join us for the fun!

Homework Helper

School will be back in session soon. Need homework help? If you are looking for ebooks, articles, and encyclopedias, the library has research databases, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library! Have your library card handy and go to http://www.mclib.org/youthservices/youthservices.html#homework to access thousands of fully illustrated articles and books.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading in children. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

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

Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.