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

               
      August Events Calendar
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      Gentle Flow Yoga 12:15 pm
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Prime Time Health with Dr. Margie Williams 6:30 pm
The clowns are at it again! They'll be stirring up some zany fun for the whole family.
Michiana Clowns - 2:00 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.
Knitting Club for All Ages - 5:30 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.
Light Painting - 2:00 pm

Stop in Youth Services and design your own backpack. All materials provided.
Back to School Craft - 10:00 am

An eye-popping variety of videos by local makers will be showcased at the library, August 7 at 6:00 pm and August 8 at 2:00 pm as part of the Michigan City Video Fest. Video/film makers include John Hancock and Don Varda. In keeping with First Friday, August 7 will feature very short videos so viewers can enter and leave as they wish. On August 8 we will feature longer videos mainly about life along and in Lake Michigan, including Sky Schultz's Common Miracles and the astonishing adventure of Lake Michigan in a Dugout by Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin. Refreshments will be provided August 7. For updates, visit www.mcvideofest.com or the MC Video Fest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mcvideofest.
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An eye-popping variety of videos by local makers will be showcased at the library, August 7 at 6:00 pm and August 8 at 2:00 pm as part of the Michigan City Video Fest. Video/film makers include John Hancock and Don Varda. In keeping with First Friday, August 7 will feature very short videos so viewers can enter and leave as they wish. On August 8 we will feature longer videos mainly about life along and in Lake Michigan, including Sky Schultz's Common Miracles and the astonishing adventure of Lake Michigan in a Dugout by Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin. Refreshments will be provided August 7. For updates, visit www.mcvideofest.com or the MC Video Fest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mcvideofest.
M. C. Video Fest - 8

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.
Professor Oops! - 10:30 am

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Sonia Lawrentz returns to the library with a special photographic presentation of her travels Wild Patagonia. Visit Puerto Montt, Chile's Lake District. See the lava flows of previous volcanic eruptions. Cruise the most dramatic and unspoiled landscapes of the Chilean fjords and glaciers. Then through the Strait of Magellan to visit the Paine National Park. Sail the Beagle Channel to Tierra del Fuego. Visit a penguin sanctuary and see how they live. View guanacos, condors, elephant seals, rheas and sea birds. Sail to Puerto Madryn, Argentina, visit a dinosaur museum and then on to exciting Buenos Aires.
Travels with Sonia: Cruising South America: Wild Patagonia - 6:30 pm

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.
Movie Showing: Into the Woods - 10:00 am

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.
Knitting Club for All Ages - 5:30 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.
Marble Roller Coasters - 2:00 pm

The 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.
Movie Showing: Mockingjay, Part 1 - 10:00 am

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.
Angels Among Us - 3:00 pm

The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.
Duneland Stamp Club - 6:00 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.
Movies in Washington Park: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! - 8:30 pm

The need for blood is especially high during the summer. The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive Friday, August 14, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome! Give the gift of life.
Red Cross Bloodmobile - 12:30-4:30 pm

The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival will host a children's concert for whole family at noon. Join us for the fun!
M. C. Chamber Music Festival Concert - 12:00 pm

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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.
Knitting Club for All Ages - 5:30 pm

 
The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer will be reviewed by Susan Nichols. From the New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen's Pier, a masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. In 1954, Bill Blair purchases three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. He meets and marries Penny Greenway, a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the conventions imposed on them. They have four children. Thirty years later, the three oldest, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, and set off a struggle over the family's future. One by one, the siblings take turns telling the story-- their narratives interwoven with portraits of the family at crucial points in their history. The Westchester Public Library will host this program at the Westchester Township Museum on Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 pm.
Bookmarks: The Children's Crusade - 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.
Understanding Your Dreams - 2:00 pm

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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.
Knitting Club for All Ages - 5:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, August 26 at 2:00 pm.
Library Board Monthly Meeting - 2:00 pm

 
Beat the heat with a movie! Unbroken revolves around the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis "Louie" Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O'Connell. Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in World War II, then was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps where he was brutalized. The film is based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Rated PG-13.
Friday Afternoon at the Movies: Unbroken - 2:00 pm

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