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      August Newsletter


Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, August 2, 12:15 pm

Join certified yoga instructor Lauralee Sikorski, who has taught over 1,000 hours of classes, for this free gentle flow yoga with emphasis on deep breathing and releasing stress. Wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach. Bring your own mat to as extras are limited.

Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12, 5:30 pm

David is a recent 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 each Tuesday through August 12.

Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20, & 27, 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.

Red Cross logoRed Cross Bloodmobile
Tuesday, August 12, 12:00 pm

The need for blood is especially high in the summer. The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive August 12, from 12:00-4:00 pm. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome! Give the gift of life.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, August 14, 6:00 pm

This stamp collecting club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.

movie posterMovies in Washington Park: The Lego Movie
Friday, August 15, 8:15 pm

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to bring family films to the Jaycee Stage in Washington Park. The final showing of the summer is The Lego Movie, an original computer animated story which follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously unprepared. Rated PG. The movie begins at dusk.

Bookmarks: Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere
book coverFriday, August 22, 2:00 pm

April Center will review Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine. For well over twenty years, Ballantine traveled America, taking odd jobs and wondering the big whys. At age forty-six he settled with his Mexican wife in Chadron, Nebraska, where they had an autistic son. He wrote about his experiences as a wanderer and his observations of America and its people, but one day in 2006 his neighbor, a math professor, disappeared. Ninety-five days later, the professor was found burned to death and tied to a tree in the hills behind the campus where he taught. No one, including law enforcement, understood the circumstances. Since Ballantine knew all the players: the suspects, the sheriff, the police involved, he and his kindergarten son set out to find out what might have happened. Love and Terror is not only a six-year examination of the case, but of Ballantine's eccentric High Plains town, his rocky marriage, and his purportedly autistic son. Westchester Public Library will also host this review Thursday, August 21 at 2:00p m at the Westchester Township Historical Museum.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, August 23, 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.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 2:00 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, August 27 at 2:00 pm.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane posterBette Davis Film Fest: On the Edge
Saturday, August 30, 1:00 pm

In September, Main Street Theatre of Michigan City will be premiering the one-woman show, Bette Davis on the Edge. In collaboration with the theater and the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Art Series, the library will be showing a double feature of Bette Davis films on Saturdays, August 30 and September 6. The world premiere performance of the new play written and performed by Christine St. John will feature four shows on September 12, 13, 19 & 20. The films celebrating the upcoming performances will be Of Human Bondage and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane on August 30 and Dark Victory and All About Eve on September 6. The first film will be shown at 1:00 pm and followed after a short intermission by the second film showing.

Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving teacher Margie Warner returns to offering classes in September. Call 219-873-3049 for more information about classes.

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, getting a GED, 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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Friends Ask for Your Old Magazines and Books

The Friends of the Library collect gently used books and magazines to sell and raise money for the library. If you are cleaning out your closets and basement, drop your extras off at the library's Circulation desk. You'll have a less cluttered life and help the library at the same time!