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

               
      May Newsletter


 

Axis 360 coming soonLibrary Hours

The library will open at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 21 for staff in-service. The library will be closed Sundays, beginning May 24 through September 6. The library will also be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

eBooks to Launch Monday, May 11 at MCPL!

The library will launch Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 website for downloading ebooks on Monday, May 11. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Please click here for more information and a list of supported devices.

super hero duckiesSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 15 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program is coming June 15 and we're getting ready. The theme this year is "Every Hero Has a Story." Help us celebrate by taking a super hero rubber duckie on an adventure! Pick up your rubber duckie at the Youth Services desk. Take a picture of your duckie on his heroic adventure and post it to your social media account, ‪#‎heroduckie‬. Tag the library (@Michigan City Public Library on Facebook, @MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter) to share your duckie with our friends. Duckies are available now!

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Yoga with David Kipley
Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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.

Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, May 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.

Great Decisions bookGreat Decisions
Thursday, May 28, 6:30 pm

The foreign policy discussion program Great Decisions is finishing its 17th season at the library. The discussions this month are Human Trafficking and Brazil in Metamorphosis. For more information call 873-3049.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2:30 pm

The library board meets Wednesday, May 27 at 2:30 pm.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, May 30, 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, May 30, 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.

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Library Hours

The library is closed Sundays, through September 6.

Axis 360 logoeBooks are Now Available at MCPL!

We are happy to introduce the Axis 360 eBook collection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children's ebooks that you can download to your smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop, or eReader (not available for Kindle except Kindle Fire; please see supported devices). Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN. Click here to find your next eBook.

super hero duckiesSummer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story
June 15 - July 25

The Summer Reading Program is coming June 15 and we're getting ready. The theme this year is Every Hero Has a Story. Help us celebrate by taking a super hero rubber duckie on an adventure! Pick up your rubber duckie at the Youth Services desk. Take a picture of your duckie on his heroic adventure and post it to your social media account, #heroduckie. Tag the library (@Michigan City Public Library on Facebook, @MCPublicLibrar1 on Twitter) to share your duckie with our friends. Duckies are available now!

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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, 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!

Knitting Club for All Ages
Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24, 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 219-809-8825.

HIP 2.0 logoHealthy Indiana Seminar
Thursday, June 4, 4:00 pm

Franciscan St. Anthony Health and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration are sponsoring an informational seminar about the new Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP 2.0. Free and open to the public.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, June 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.

Angels Among Us
Tuesday, June 9, 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.

Duneland Stamp Club
Thursday, June 11, 6:00 pm

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

Dolphin TaleMovies in Washington Park: Dolphin Tale 2
Friday, June 12, 8:30 pm

The Michigan City Public Library and the City of Michigan City are collaborating again this year to show family films. For the June screening we're moving to the Guy Foreman Amphitheater in Washington Park. Dolphin Tale 2 stars Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson as a group of sympathetic folks helping a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events. Rated PG. Other film nights are July 24 and August 14. Mark your calendars now!

book coverBookmarks: Thirteen Days in September
Friday, June 19, 2:00 pm

Thirteen Days in September by Lawrence Wright will be reviewed by Serena Sutliff. In September 1978, three world leaders--Menachem Begin of Israel, Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and U.S. president Jimmy Carter--met at Camp David to broker a peace agreement between the two Middle East nations. During the thirteen-day conference, Begin and Sadat got into screaming matches and attempted to walk away multiple times. Yet, by the end, a treaty had been forged--one that has stood for more than three decades, proving peace in the Middle East is possible. Wright combines politics personal histories into a compelling account of the fragile peace process. The Westchester Public Library will host this review Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

SlamCamp 2015Slam Camp Performance Night
Friday, June 19, 6:00 pm

The library is having a poetry camp for middle school students and this is their chance to shine. The public is invited to attend their performance event. Refreshments will be served. Support the kids in our community and you'll be amazed by their talent!

Basket Weaving
Saturday, June 20, 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.

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

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

movie posterFriday Afternoon at the Movies: The Theory of Everything
Friday, June 26, 2:00 pm

Come in from the heat and enjoy a movie. During the summer months we'll show a film on the last Friday of the month. June's pick is The Theory of Everything. James Marsh's biopic of the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking stars Eddie Redmayne (who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the famous figure). As a graduate student at Cambridge, Hawking establishes himself as one of the leading minds of his generation and begins to win the heart of Jane (Felicity Jones). After one of his earliest breakthroughs, Hawking is diagnosed with ALS, and he becomes less and less able to control his own body. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award. Rated PG-13. Mark your calendars now for Fridays, July 31 and August 28!

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, June 27, 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.