Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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.
Mondays, March 10 & 24, 6:30 pm
The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 16th season. The discussions this month are Turkey and Islamism. For more information call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the Circulation desk.
Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, March 13, 6:00 pm
This stamp collecting club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.
Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, March 15, 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.
Films on DVD Series: Blackfish
Sunday, March 16, 2:00 pm
In 2010, Dawn Brancheau, a veteran trainer at the well-known Orlando, FL, water park Sea World, was killed when she was attacked by Tilikum, a bull orca (or "killer whale") who was a regular attraction at the park. What made the incident all the more disturbing was this was not the first time Tilikum had turned on one of his trainers. Film-maker Gabriela Cowperthwaite began researching the lives of orcas in captivity after the death of Brancheau, and in the documentary Blackfish, she offers a powerful and provocative look at a remarkable breed of animal and how the financial interests of water parks and resorts may run counter to the best interests of the animals they display. Rated PG-13. The film is co-sponsored with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Series.
Angels Among Us
Thursday, March 20, 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 to your angel.
Book of Ages: The Life & Opinions of Jane Franklin
Friday, March 21, 2:00 pm
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore will be reviewed by Serena Sutliff. This book was a National Book Award finalist in 2013.Jill Lepore is considered one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians. The book is a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing cache of little-studied material only recently discovered, Lepore brings Jane to life in a way that illuminates not only this one woman but an entire world--a world usually lost to history. Lepore's life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown. Westchester Public Library will host this review on Thursday, March 20 at 2:00 pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum.
Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 26, 2:00 pm
The library board will meet Wednesday, March 26 at 2:00 pm.
Saturday, March 29, 9:15 am
Margie Warner teaches a single-session class and each person can take home a basket. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required for materials and prices vary. Sign up and see the basket at the library Circulation desk.
Classical Accordion with Steve Kowalczyk
Sunday, March 30, 2:00 pm
Classical music from around the world played on the accordion! Steve Kowalczyk has played in European capitals as well as throughout the United States. Enjoy traditional music with a twist!
Friends of the Library Fundraiser: Collector's Corner Breakfast
Saturday, April 26
Mark your calendars now for the Friends of the Library Collector's Corner Breakfast on Saturday, April 26. Martin Papke of Kathy's Antique Shop in Chesterton will entertain. Each ticket holder will be allowed to bring one item to be appraised by Mr. Papke. Breakfast will be catered by Great Lakes Catering in memory of long-time library friend and colleague Jeannie Vanderplough. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library's efforts to provide services and programs at MCPL. The breakfast will be held at St. John's U.C.C. Fellowship Hall in Michigan City.
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!
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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!