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

      February Newsletter


basket of yarnKnitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 6:00pm

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.

Great Decisions discussion bookletGreat Decisions
Mondays, February 8 & 22, 6:30pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions returns to the library for a 18th season. The discussions this month are Middle East Alliances and Islamic State. For more information call 873-3049. Reading material is available at the Circulation desk.

book coverBookmarks: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Friday, February 19, 2:00pm

Ronnie Early from the Westchester Public Library will review The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. Named one of the most anticipated novels of the year by New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, and more. From the internationally best-selling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multi-generational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, February 18 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

movie posterFilms on DVD Series: Learning to Drive
Sunday, February 21, 2:00pm

The Films on DVD Series returns to the library with the showing of Learning to Drive on Sunday, February 21 at 2:00pm. Isabel Coixet's slice-of-life comedy/drama Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-ages book critic who is shattered when her husband Ted (Jake Weber) leaves her. In order to visit her daughter (Grace Gummer), who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. Rated R.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30pm

The library board meets Wednesday, February 24 at 2:30pm.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, February 27, 9:15am

Margie Warner offers this one-day class. 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.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Would you like to share that with someone else? The Learning Center is in dire need of a few good people! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. If you are willing to give just a few hours a week, you can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community. Reading is truly FUNdamental. Please consider joining in the fun! Sign up to volunteer at the Learning Center today. Call 219-873-3049 or better yet, stop by the library and see Cyndie or Jessica.

Turkish jugMark Your Calendar Now! Friends of the Library Collector's Corner Breakfast
Saturday, April 23

Friends of the Library Collector's Corner Breakfast on Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am with antique professional Martin Papke of Chesterton. Each ticket holder will be allowed to bring one item to be appraised by Mr. Papke. Breakfast will be catered by Portofino's of LaPorte. 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. Tickets will be on sale at the library Circulation desk and from select Friends' members. Call 219-873-3049 for information.