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Tickets on Sale Now for the Friends of the Library Collector's Corner Breakfast

Saturday, April 22
9:30 AM

St. John U.C.C. Fellowship Hall
101 St. John Rd
Michigan City, IN 46360

Tickets: $25 each
Available for purchase at the Circulation Desk or from Friends of the Library board members

Do you have a hidden treasure in your attic that you would like to have appraised? Then mark your calendars now for the Friends of the Library Collector’s Corner Breakfast. Each ticket holder will be allowed to bring one item to be appraised by Mr. Martin Papke of Kathy’s Antique Shop in Chesterton. Tickets are available from a Friend board member or at the Library’s Circulation Desk for $25 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Each person at the event can bring one item for appraisal by Martin Papke of Kathy’s Antiques in Chesterton. No weapons will be considered for appraisal. Catering is by Portofino’s of LaPorte. Join us for this entertaining event! The breakfast will be held at St. John’s U.C.C. Fellowship Hall in Michigan City and proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library’s efforts to provide services and programs at MCPL.

Construction notice: courtyard heater replacement project

Courtyard Heating Replacement Project

The interior heaters around the courtyard area are currently being replaced. The library is open and all collections are accessible. A work zone surrounding the courtyard has been draped off and is off-limits. During the project, the courtyard will be closed to the public. Work is anticipated to continue through the spring. Every effort will be made to keep noise levels, dust and disruptions to a minimum. We appreciate your understanding as we upgrade our heating!

New DVDs

New DVDs for April

Needle Arts Club participants

Needle Arts Club: Growing and Open to New Members!

The Needle Arts Club promotes all forms of needle arts, and meets every Thursday at 5:30 PM. Membership is open to anyone interested in needle arts such as crochet, knitting, needlepoint, cross-stitch, crewel, tatting, and other handstitching.

All skill levels and ages are welcome. An exchange of skills and materials is encouraged. If you are interested in joining, call Jessica at 219-873-3043 for information. Find out more…

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