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Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of the library’s remodeling began Monday, March 1, 2021 and is nearing its completion.

The front entrance, Circulation desk, and lobby areas have re-opened to the public. Public seating, tables and chairs are now available.

We greatly appreciate our patrons’ patience throughout the construction process, and are thrilled to welcome the community back into this newly-renovated space.

This project includes the following improvements:

  1. New front entrance and vestibule, both with nighttime lighting
  2. New canopy, with lighting, over the front entrance
  3. New Circulation Desk and Circulation staff offices
  4. New shelving and seating for the front lobby
  5. Carpeting, electrical, security and data updates

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Writing Out Loud: Author Angeline Boulley

Writing Out Loud: Author Angeline Boulley

Writing Out Loud returns to the library in Fall 2021 with four exciting author events! The Friends of the Michigan City Public Library will host a reception following each program.

Angeline Boulley
Saturday, September 18, 7:30 PM

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U. S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in Southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel. The novel is soon to be adapted for Netflix by Higher Ground, the Obama production company.

Jahn's Michigan City Public Library. Photo Courtesy Peter Siege

Helmut Jahn Exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center

The Chicago Architecture Center is currently featuring an exhibit honoring the late Chicago architect Helmut Jahn (1940-2021). Jahn was the architect of the current Michigan City Public Library building. He later became a world-renowned architect, designing such high profile projects as the James R. Thompson Center, Berlin’s Sony Center, the MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Bonn’s Post Tower, and dozens more. Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture exhibit explores Jahn’s career through imagery, sketches, models, and videos illuminating each project, including the Michigan City Public Library building.

The exhibit is free with general admission to the center ($15 for adults; some discounts available). It can be viewed from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily at:

Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Call 312-922-3432 or click here for more information.

Image: Jahn’s Michigan City Public Library. Photo courtesy Peter Siege

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Hoosiers ages 12 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccination!

Click here to find vaccination sites or schedule an appointment or call 2-1-1 to schedule by phone. Please note: those under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian, and must get the Pfizer vaccination.

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