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

               
      November Newsletter


 

Library Hours

The library will be closed Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

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Basket Weaving Class Returns in December

Margie Warner returns in December for a special holiday basket weaving class on December 13. Margie will offer this one-day class featuring a special holiday basket. All materials will be provided. Sign up and a deposit of $10 is required. Stop by to see the basket and to verify the cost. 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, 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!

Next Month's Newsletter

snowmanLibrary Hours

The Library will close at noon on Tuesday, December 23, and will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday. The library will also be closed Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 for the New Year holiday.

Yoga with David Kipley

David is taking a holiday break. He will return with regular classes on Tuesdays beginning in January.

Duneland Stamp Club

The Duneland Stamp Club will not meet in December, but will return January 8, 2015. The club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.

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!

mitten treeLibrary Holiday Collections

The library is collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves during the holiday season to decorate our holiday tree. Donations will be sent to the Salvation Army. Also, the library is collecting non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. A box will be located near the circulation desk through January 5th.

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Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, December 3, 10, 17, 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.

Dr. Margie: Creating a Balanced Life Series: Focus on Mindfulness/Exercise
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm

Dr. Margie Williams will offer this discussion that addresses body and spirit. Dr. Williams will empower you to create a healthier lifestyle, suggest practical solutions to keeping healthy through relieving stress with mindfulness and exercise. She will also offer suggestions on how to eat healthier. Dr. Williams is Professor of Nursing at Blessing-Rieman College in Quincy, Illinois.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, December 6, 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.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, December 6, 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.

Christmas angelChristmas Angels Among Us
Wednesday, December 10, 3:00 pm

Share the joy and good feelings of this happy season. Join Ange Benz to connect with the angels that surround us and are an important part of the Christmas story. Donations to the Salvation Army will be gladly accepted.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, December 13, 9:15 am

Margie Warner will present a special holiday basket weaving class on December 13. 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.

Celebrate Jane Austen's Birthday: Becoming Jane
Sunday, December 14, 2:00 pm

movie posterAuthor Jane Austen's birthday is December 16. In honor of and to celebrate her, we'll show the 2007 film Becoming Jane. Events from Austen's life inspired this romantic historical drama, which speculates of a romance that may have significantly impacted her life. Twenty-year-old Jane (Anne Hathaway) lives with her family in a small rural community in Southern England. While her older sister is engaged, Jane resists her family's efforts to match her up. Jane has the heart of an artist, and hopes to distinguish herself as a musician or a writer, though her parents don't think much of her prospects. When Jane meets Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), a young man her own age, she's intrigued. He clearly sees she has talent, and is eager for her to learn more of the larger world, exposing her to more daring literature and modern pastimes. As she is courted, Jane finds herself increasingly attracted to this poor but keenly intelligent man, though she soon realizes her own ideas about love and marriage are sometimes at odds with society's conventions. Rated PG.

Monday Musicale: The Sounds of the Holidays
music wrapped as presentMonday, December 15, 6:00 pm

Members of Monday Musicale will perform here at the library on Monday, December 15, at 6:00 pm. The program will include a variety of traditional Christmas music. The purpose of the group is to heighten musical interest in the community, which it accomplishes through musical performances and the awarding of scholarships to aspiring musicians. Donations to the Salvation Army food pantry will be accepted.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 17, 2:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, December 17 at 2:30 pm.

Steve KowalczykHoliday Classics with Stephen Kowalczyk
Sunday, December 21, 2:00 pm

Steve Kowalczyk will perform classical accordion music with a holiday classics theme. He has played in European capitals as well as throughout the U. S. Enjoy this holiday sounds of the season concert.

Red Cross Bloodmobile
Red Cross logoFriday, December 26, 12:30-4:30 pm

The need for blood is especially high during the holidays. The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive Friday, December 26, from 12:30-4:30pm. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome! Give the gift of life.