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Renovation Update

Renovation Update

The library renovation project will continue in Fall 2019. Starting September 3 and continuing until mid-October, there will be limited services available in the adult area. Check back for more details!

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Submit Your Work for MC VideoFest 2019!

Michigan City Video Fest is an annual showcase of independent films and videos, including short videos by local filmmakers, videos about the region, and videos by invited professional videomakers. You’ll get a glimpse of Michigan City you hadn’t expected. The Fifth Annual MC Video Fest will be held the first weekend of October.

Film/video makers are invited to submit their work for the MC Video Fest now. Submissions will be accepted until September 17. Go to http://mcvideofest.com to read the complete rules and submit your work.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, September 6, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Friends of the Library are holding a First Friday book sale in the library outdoor plaza. In the event of bad weather, the sale will be inside the library. Donations of materials are welcome! Please call 219-873-3049 to arrange book pickup.

<i>Find My Past</i> Genealogical Website Now Available within the Library

Find My Past Genealogical Website Now Available within the Library

Discover more about your family tree with Find My Past, now available within the Michigan City Library! Find My Past includes millions of records that aren’t available elsewhere, with a focus on British, Irish, U.S., and Australian genealogical records. You’ll find parish records, marriage records, newspapers, obituaries, pre-revolutionary records, court records, and much more. It includes a Family Tree maker. You can also import your existing family tree into the site to find record matches. Go to https://www.findmypast.com on any library computer or using library Wi-Fi to check it out today.

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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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Featured Resource: FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world, including records for billions of names. Michigan City Public Library is now a FamilySearch affiliate library, which allows users to access additional FamilySearch content from within the library building. To access FamilySearch within the library, please click on the FamilySearch icon on any of our Internet computers, or ask at the Reference Desk for assistance. FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Try FamilySearch now!

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