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

               
      March Newsletter


 

Basket Weaving
Saturday, March 28, 9:15 am

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

Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 pm

David Kipley returns to his regular Tuesday class. He is a 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.

Genealogy Bus Trip
Wednesday, April 22

Allen County Public Library logoMark your calendar for the Genealogy Bus Trip in April. The library and the LaPorte Co. Genealogical Society will sponsor a bus trip to the Allen County Public Library on Wednesday, April 22. Reservations are due by April 1. The cost is $21. Payment can be made to Patricia Harris, 504 Greenwood Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360. For more information call 219-873-3049.

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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Axis 360 coming soonEBooks are coming to MCPL!

This spring, the library will launch Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 website for downloading ebooks. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here for more information and a list of supported devices.

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Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, April 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 219-814-4398.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, April 4, 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.

Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 5:30 pm

David Kipley returns to his regular Tuesday class. He is a 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.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, April 9, 6:00 pm

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

The Lost Pyramids of Bosnia
Saturday, April 11, 2:00 pm

Local traveler Donna Wozniak will give an informal presentation of the Lost Pyramids of Bosnia. Wozniak spent 14 days as a volunteer uncovering these amazing structures, the first pyramids discovered in Europe.

Steve KowalczykSpringtime Music with Steve Kowalczyk
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 pm

Celebrate spring with a musical event featuring accordionist Steve Kowalczyk. He has performed worldwide including at Taste of Polonia and Navy Pier in Chicago. He began playing as a child and studied in Warsaw and Berlin.

Great Decisions bookGreat Decisions
Mondays, April 13 & 27, 6:30 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions is in its 17th season at the library. The discussions this month are U. S. Policy Toward Africa and Syria's Refugee Crisis. For more information call 873-3049.

Bookmarks
book coverFriday, April 17, 2:00 pm

Reviewer Dennis Norman will examine author Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series which features a precocious 11-year old fascinated with chemistry and death bicycles around Bishop's Lacey from ancient country house Buckshaw in 1950s England. In addition he will discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, April 16 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

Films on DVD Series: The Good Lie
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 pm

film posterThey were known as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort brought 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In The Good Lie, the story of their survival and triumph comes to life. Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war. Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis (Witherspoon), an employment agency counselor who is enlisted to help find them jobs--no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them. Against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys find humor in the clash of cultures and the challenges of life in America. Rated PG-13. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 22, 2:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, April 22 at 2:30 pm.

Angels Among Us
Wednesday, April 23, 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.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, April 25, 9:15 am

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

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, April 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.

George KalamarasNational Poetry Month Celebration
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm

The library will celebrate National Poetry Month with an amazing array of talent. Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras of Purdue University-Fort Wayne will headline a wonderful afternoon of poetry. Joining him will be Valparaiso University professor and poet Marci Johnson and Purdue University North Central poet, Bethany Lee. They will celebrate the written word with their own poems. If time allows the public will be offered some open mic time to read their own works. Please join us for this unique program.

AARP logoAARP Driver's Smart Driver Course
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 pm

The AARP Smart Driver program is a refresher course that can help you learn the effects of aging on driving and how you can adjust your reactions. Available in a 5-hour, one-day program, you may earn an insurance rate discount (check with your insurance company) by taking this course designed for drivers over 55. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Please bring your AARP card with you. Call 873-3049 to register.