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

               
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Intro to the Magic of the Folk Harp 2:00pm
  
Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult. The May 11 Story Time will be a special Tea Party Celebration for children and their grown-ups. This will also be our final Spring Story Time. We will begin our Summer Story Times in mid-June.
Story Time - 10:00am

Monday Musicale will make a public appearance for National Music Month at the library. Join them for a wonderful evening of lively music.
Monday Musicale - 6:00pm

Join our writing group which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.
Writing Group - 6:00pm

Join us and make a lovely corsage to give to your special "mom" on Mother's Day! All materials will be provided. Child must be present to receive craft materials. For ages 4 - 10 years, accompanied by an adult.
Art à la Carte - 3:30pm

Join this fantastic book club and share a wonderful book and a slice of yummy pie! We will be reading and discussing the book Pie by Sarah Weeks. Each child will receive a copy of the book. Registration is limited and required. Register at the Youth Services' Desk or call 219-873-3045. For daughters (ages 8 - 12 years) and mothers. Please plan to attend both dates.
Mother-Daughter Book Club - 4:00pm

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 and wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach.
Gentle Flow Yoga - 12:15pm

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The foreign policy discussion program meets for the final month of its 18th season. The discussions this month are Climate Change and Cuba and the U. S. For more information, please call 873-3049.
Great Decisions - 6:30pm

Join us and share inspiring stories about the presence of angels in our everyday lives. Ange Benz will guide you to connect with your angel.
Angels Among Us - 3:00pm

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult. The May 11 Story Time will be a special Tea Party Celebration for children and their grown-ups. This will also be our final Spring Story Time. We will begin our Summer Story Times in mid-June.
Story Time - 10:00am

The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.
Duneland Stamp Club - 6:00pm

  
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Indiana Humanities awarded 12 public libraries the opportunity to host a speaker from the 2015 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. MCPL will host author Laura Bates, Professor of English at Indiana State University. She has taught in the Indiana state prison system for over 25 years. She created the first Shakespeare program in the long-term solitary confinement unit. Her work was featured on the national MSNBC-TV program Lock Up. Her book, Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard was a Finalist in the Emerging Author category, 2015 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. This program is made possible by a grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Novel Conversations with Author Laura Bates - 2:00pm

 
Who can build the highest tower using just spaghetti and marshmallows? Take the Tower Challenge to find out!
STEAM Ahead Kids: Tower Challenge - 3:30pm

 
Join our writing group which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.
Writing Group - 6:00pm

Join this fantastic book club and share a wonderful book and a slice of yummy pie! We will be reading and discussing the book Pie by Sarah Weeks. Each child will receive a copy of the book. Registration is limited and required. Register at the Youth Services' Desk or call 219-873-3045. For daughters (ages 8 - 12 years) and mothers. Please plan to attend both dates.
Mother-Daughter Book Club - 4:00pm

Dennis Norman will review Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (now a Broadway play). Ron Chernow, the renowned author whom the New York Times has called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades," vividly re-creates the whole sweep of Alexander Hamilton's turbulent life--his exotic, brutal upbringing; his titanic feuds with celebrated rivals; his pivotal role in defining the shape of the federal government and the American economy; his shocking illicit romances; his enlightened abolitionism; and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804.The Westchester Public Library will also host this review Thursday, May 19 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.
Bookmarks: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow - 2:00pm

The LaPorte Co. Genealogical Society and the library are co-sponsoring renowned speaker Dr. Michael D. Lacopo, Saturday, May 21 at 1:00pm. His topic will be Methods of Identifying the German Origins of America Immigrants. His published works have included several books and journal articles. His interest was honed as a youngster growing up in northern Indiana and hearing tales of his maternal family. He is proficient in German Script and has particular interest in immigrant ancestry.
Genealogy Speaker: Michael D. Lacopo, DVM - 1:00pm

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Join us for a musical performance by Andy & Judy. Their music elicits sing-a-longs and smiles as they ask the audience to participate on old favorites and thoughtful listening as the pair introduces their own compelling songs. Their close harmonies blend Judy's evocative alto and Andy's deep baritone. In addition to classical guitar, their music includes the mandolin, banjo, piano, and harmonica. The instrumental complexity presented on their three CDs, Riverbend, Dragonfly, and Follow Your Dream, support the increasing lyrical depth of their compositions. Check out andyjudysing.com.
Celebrating National Music Month with Andy & Judy - 2:00pm

The foreign policy discussion program meets for the final month of its 18th season. The discussions this month are Climate Change and Cuba and the U. S. For more information, please call 873-3049.
Great Decisions - 6:30pm

Children and their grown-ups are invited to wear their PJs and snuggle in for a pajama story time. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts. For ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.
Night Time Story Time - 6:00pm

The library board meets Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30pm.
Library Board Monthly Meeting - 2:30pm

  
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.
Understanding Your Dreams - 2:00pm

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.
Basket Weaving - 9:15am

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Use your creativity and imagination to make a fantastic collage from a variety of provided materials. For ages 5 - 10 years, accompanied by an adult.
Sensory Collage Art! - 3:30pm

    

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the Library Endowment Fund and the Platt-Coffin Trust Fund for their continued support of library programs.