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


Library Hours

The library will open at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 17 for staff in-service. The library will be closed Sundays, beginning May 29 through September 4. The library will also be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

music notesMonday Musicale
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00pm

Monday Musicale will make a public appearance for National Music Month at the library. Join them for a wonderful evening of lively music.

Writing Group
Thursdays, May 5 & 19, 6:00pm

Join our writing group which meets the first and third Thursdays each month. Share your work with people who share your passion.

people doing yogaGentle Flow Yoga
Saturday, May 7, 12:15pm

Certified yoga instructor Lauralee Sikorski, who has taught over 1,000 hours of classes, will lead a free gentle flow yoga with emphasis on deep breathing and releasing stress. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach.

Cuban flagGreat Decisions
Mondays, May 9 & 23, 6:30pm

The foreign policy discussion program meets for the final month of its 18th season. The discussions this month are Climate Change and Cuba and the U. S. For more information, please call 873-3049.

Angels Among Us
Tuesday, May 10, 3:00pm

Join us and share inspiring stories about the presence of angels in our everyday lives. Ange Benz will guide you to connect with your angel.

stampsDuneland Stamp Club
Thursday, May 12, 6:00pm

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

Novel Conversations with Author Laura Bates
Sunday, May 15, 2:00pm

Laura BatesIndiana Humanities awarded 12 public libraries the opportunity to host a speaker from the 2015 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. MCPL will host author Laura Bates, Professor of English at Indiana State University. She has taught in the Indiana state prison system for over 25 years. She created the first Shakespeare program in the long-term solitary confinement unit. Her work was featured on the national MSNBC-TV program Lock Up. Her book, Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard was a Finalist in the Emerging Author category, 2015 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. This program is made possible by a grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Hamilton book coverBookmarks: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Friday, May 20, 2:00pm

Dennis Norman will review Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (now a Broadway play). Ron Chernow, the renowned author whom the New York Times has called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades," vividly re-creates the whole sweep of Alexander Hamilton's turbulent life--his exotic, brutal upbringing; his titanic feuds with celebrated rivals; his pivotal role in defining the shape of the federal government and the American economy; his shocking illicit romances; his enlightened abolitionism; and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804.The Westchester Public Library will also host this review Thursday, May 19 at 2:00pm at the Westchester Township Historical Museum in Chesterton.

Michael D. LacopoGenealogy Speaker: Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm

The LaPorte Co. Genealogical Society and the library are co-sponsoring renowned speaker Dr. Michael D. Lacopo, Saturday, May 21 at 1:00pm. His topic will be Methods of Identifying the German Origins of America Immigrants. His published works have included several books and journal articles. His interest was honed as a youngster growing up in northern Indiana and hearing tales of his maternal family. He is proficient in German Script and has particular interest in immigrant ancestry.

Andy and Judy with instrumentsCelebrating National Music Month with Andy & Judy
Sunday, May 22, 2:00pm

Join us for a musical performance by Andy & Judy. Their music elicits sing-a-longs and smiles as they ask the audience to participate on old favorites and thoughtful listening as the pair introduces their own compelling songs. Their close harmonies blend Judy's evocative alto and Andy's deep baritone. In addition to classical guitar, their music includes the mandolin, banjo, piano, and harmonica. The instrumental complexity presented on their three CDs, Riverbend, Dragonfly, and Follow Your Dream, support the increasing lyrical depth of their compositions. Check out andyjudysing.com.

Library Board Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 25, 2:30pm

The library board meets Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30pm.

Basket Weaving
Saturday, May 28, 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.

Understanding Your Dreams
Saturday, May 28, 2:00pm

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.

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.

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