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September 2017

Writing Out Loud: Paul Chappell

September 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Paul Chappell

Writing Out Loud continues with Paul Chappell, the author of the seven-book Road to Peace series about ending war, waging peace, the art of living and our shared humanity. The first six published books in the series are Will War…

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October 2017

Writing Out Loud: Anna Lee Huber

October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Anna Lee Huber

Writing Out Loud continues with Anna Lee Huber, the Daphne award-winning author of the national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, and the Gothic Myths series, as well as the forthcoming anthology The Jacobite's Watch. She is a…

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Scary Stories Family Fun

October 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Grant Fitch

Storyteller Grant Fitch will share spooky tales just in time for Halloween. A program for the young and the young at mind.

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Bookmarks: Killers of the Flower Moon

October 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Killers of the Flower Moon

Therese Oniskin will review Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. by David Grann. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in…

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Writing Out Loud: Tara Betts

October 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Tara Betts

Writing Out Loud concludes with Tara Betts. An author and professor, Betts wrote Break the Habit (2016) and Arc & Hue (2009). Her chapbooks include 7x7: kwansabas (2015) and The GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali (2013). She is also an editor…

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November 2017

Story Time

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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story time

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts presented by our Story Time Crew during this program designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth through…

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Bookmarks: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

November 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Dennis Norman will review The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A Novel by internationally best-selling author Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job this witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group…

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January 2018

A. A. Milne’s Birthday Celebration

January 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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To celebrate the birth of the author of the Winnie the Pooh books, we'll show a compilation of shorts featuring the sweet bear (voice of Sterling Holloway), including Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Rated G.

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Bookmarks: Friends Divided

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordon S. Wood will be reviewed by Serena Sutliff. From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of…

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Author William Hazelgrove: Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Author William Hazelgrove returns to the library to discuss his new book, Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago, a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression.…

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February 2018

Bookmarks: The Blood of Emmett Till

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson will be reviewed by Tori Binelli. In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white…

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March 2018

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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drawing of kids reading cat in the hat

Join us as we wish a very happy birthday to Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel).  His books have sold more than 200 million copies and been translated into 20 languages. We will have fun activities for the children to enjoy.

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Bookmarks: Up Jumps the Devil and Reincarnation Blues

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Michael Poore book jackets

Dennis Norman will review Up Jumps the Devil and Reincarnation Blues by regional author Michael Poore. A special review of two imaginative books, one featuring the devil (he’s not that bad) and the other, death herself.

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April 2018

Bookmarks: Before We Were Yours

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Ronnie Early will review Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to…

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Zine & Small Press Fest

April 21
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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zine fest

Zine (noun, informal) - a miniature magazine, typically self-published. Michigan City Public Library, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, and Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts are teaming up to present a free festival celebrating zines and small presses. Events include: Michigan City…

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May 2018

Bookmarks: Sing, Unburied, Sing

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Sing, Unburied, Sing book cover

Sing, Unburied, Sing will be reviewed by Marian Wray. A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of…

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June 2018

First Day of Summer Reading Program

June 11
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Libraries Rock summer reading program logo

Celebrate the joy of reading and earn fun rewards along the way! You can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the library’s Youth Services Desk beginning Monday, June 11. It’s easy to participate–just stop by the Youth Services…

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