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Golfmore Hotel

The Golfmore Hotel: A Grand Place

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 PM

The Golfmore Hotel was located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Michigan Shores/Grand Beach subdivisions. During a brief period from 1923-1939 the Golfmore Hotel was comparable in amenities, size and appearance to Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. Tom Suhs has researched the Golfmore Hotel and will tell its history through photographs, period postcards, newspaper advertisements and articles, newsreel videos, period music and promotional brochures. Highlights include its role as a popular vacation and winter sports destination and as the location of boxer training camps for pugilists Georges Carpentier, Tommy Gibbons and “The Cinderella Man” James Braddock.

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JSTOR Digital Library Now Available

JSTOR is now available through the library! JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Find resources in Area Studies (African American, Irish, Latin American,etc.), Arts, Business & Economics, History, Humanities, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics, and Social Sciences. Only available within the library or through off-site browser pairing. Want off-site access to JSTOR? First, visit the library and go to JSTOR on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). You’ll have access to JSTOR outside of the library for the next 30 days using the same device and browser.

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Job Openings

We’re hiring! Job openings available:

Building & Grounds Maintenance

Full-time (40-hour week), permanent position with benefits. Apply at Circulation Desk, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, IN  46360

Youth Services Clerk

Part-time (20 hours/week), permanent position. Assist patrons, shelve materials, and assist with programs. Apply at the Circulation Desk, 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN  46360

Circulation Clerk

Two part-time positions (20 hours/week) available. Duties include but are not limited to: checking materials in and out, maintaining patron database, and acting as initial customer contact point. Must be available to work any hours the library is open, including evenings and weekends. Ability to lift 15 pounds or more and be on your feet for a majority of the work time.

Apply at Circulation Desk, 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN  46360

Coming Soon: Summer Reading Program

Coming Soon: Summer Reading Program

Blast off this June and July and have fun participating in the Summer Reading Program. This all-ages program is a great way to earn prizes just for reading.

Starting Monday, June 10, everyone is encouraged to begin reading and recording the number of hours spent reading. Watch as the hours build and your chances to win prizes increase.

There are special family events on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 20.

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Get a Job

Get a Job

Find links to local employers and job search websites, get help with your resume, file for unemployment, and develop work skills.

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.

Connect with the Past

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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Library Extension

Featured Resource: Library Extension

Want to know if the library has a book or ebook before you buy it online? Check out Library Extension, a handy browser extension available for Firefox and Chrome. It will automatically show you whether we have the book/ebook while you browse the Internet. It works on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, Google Books, and more! Go to https://www.libraryextension.com to download or find out more.

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