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Warm Up America

Warm Up America

The Michigan City Public Library has organized a local chapter of Warm Up America, open to all ages and skill levels! Warm Up America is a 501(c)3 charity made up of volunteers who knit and crochet handmade afghans and clothing for those in need. Whether they work alone or in groups with friends, family members, or co-workers, participants share a commitment to help their neighbors and serve their communities.

Interested in helping? You can do one or all of the following:

  • Come to Needle Arts at the library from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Mondays. We have veteran crocheters and knitters with extra supplies to help you get started. Of course, you can work on any other handicraft project of your own, and not all items we work on are for donation.
  • Use the Warm Up America guidelines to start making your own rectangles. These 7″ x9″ rectangles can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk near the entrance. When we have enough rectangles to make one or more afghans, they will be joined together to make full-size afghans.
  • Check back here on our website, on social media, or in our newsletter for an announcement when we need “joiners” to put together the afghans!

Contact Jessica in Literacy at (219) 873-3043 or speak with Patty in Circulation for more information. Download the brochure to find crocheting and knitting patterns, assembly tips, and more information about Warm Up America.

Makerspace Open Lab Hours

Makerspace Open Lab Hours

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Create, discover, and tinker with LEGO WeDo, Micro:bits, paper circuits, Ozobots, and more! For kids ages 6 – 17. Kids 12 and under must have a parent or guardian attend the session with them.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marquette Mall
4073 S. Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Stop by the Convention & Visitors Bureau to visit the Friends’ ongoing book sale!

Hardback books: $1
Paperback books: $.50
Children’s books: $.25
Magazines: $.25
DVDs: $.50

All proceeds support the Friends of the Michigan City Public Library and are used to benefit the library.

Books, magazines, and DVDs can be donated at the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Please do not bring donations to the library – the library cannot accept donated materials.

Learning Center Tutors Needed

Learning Center Tutors Needed

Do you love to read? Share that with someone else. The Learning Center is in need of a few good volunteers! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance. Give just a few hours a week. You can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Jessica Hoffmaster at 219-873-3043.

Potential tutors must complete a background check. Background checks are provided by the library free of charge.

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Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

The Learning Center offers free tutoring for children and adults in reading, math, basic skills, GED preparation, the English language, and college support.

Find Articles & Databases

Find Articles & Databases

Discover peer-reviewed journal articles, educational sites for kids, legal resources, study guides, and more.

Free Services for Teachers

Free Services for Teachers

Michigan City Public Library is here to help teachers! We coordinate with you to bring library services and materials to your students. Get access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, library tours, STEAM programs, databases, and more.

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Obituary Index

Obituary Index

Index of obituaries that appeared in the Michigan City News Dispatch and earlier Michigan City newspapers. Covers 1887-present.

Michigan City History

Michigan City History

Learn about the history of Michigan City and find local history resources, including images, books, audio recordings, and more.

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IndianaHousingNow.org Rental Assistance

Are you unable to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you may qualify for up to 12 months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments. Apply now for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program at IndianaHousingNow.org. Click here to find out more and start your application.

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