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The LaPorte County Health Department and State of Indiana have issued mandates requiring face coverings in public areas. Click here to find out more about the library's COVID-19 precautions and temporary service limitations.

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Every Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
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CMYK Graphic Novel Club CMYK Graphic Novel Club Listen Now Eric Carle drawing hungry caterpillar Eric Carle drawing hungry caterpillar Eric Carle Month Get crafts & activities to go in Youth Services Halloween Storytime Halloween haunted house Begins Wednesday, Oct. 28 @ 10:00 AM Halloween
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Ghosts of Route 66 Ghosts of Route 66 - spook light ad and ghost town Available through October 31

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Ghosts of Route 66 Virtual Presentation

Available through October 31!

In communities all along Route 66, there are legends of ghosts, spirits, and supernatural sightings. This virtual program covers many of these stories, including the ghost of Joliet’s Rialto Square Theater, unexplained phenomena at the site of Chicago’s Schuttler Mansion, the mysterious Spook Light of Kansas, and the spirit of the former owner haunting the Museum Club in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Where Route 66 once brought countless travelers right down the main street of towns such as Funks Grove, Amboy, and Glenrio, the building of the interstates left these places to decay as ghost towns. Through ghost stories and ghost towns, the Ghosts of Route 66 live on.

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Find Voter Information

Find voter information, including:

    • How to register to vote online, by mail, or in person
    • Request an absentee ballot
    • Find your polling place
    • See who is on your ballot
    • Get information about the candidates
    • Get election results

Important Dates for the General Election

October 5, 2020 – Deadline for voter registration for the 2020 General Election. Register online at https://indianavoters.in.gov/

October 6, 2020 – Early voting begins.

Early Voting Locations

Michigan City County Office Complex
(Corner of 8th & Wabash)
302 West 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Former County Library
7089 W. 400 N.
Michigan City, IN 46360

La Porte County Complex
(North of Courthouse)
809 State Street
La Porte, IN 46350

Wanatah Town Hall
104 N. Main Street
Wanatah, IN 46390

Early Voting Hours:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 (8am-3pm)
  • Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 (8am-3pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 (8am-12:00 Noon)

October 22, 2020 – Deadline for application for absentee ballots to be received by the Clerk’s office (if mailing an application, please allow ample time for transit). Request an absentee ballot online or download the print form at https://indianavoters.in.gov/

November 3, 2020 – General Election Day

Faxing Now Available

Faxing Now Available

Faxing is now available at the library. To fax a document anywhere in North America, the fee is $3.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. Patrons may have faxes sent to them through the library for a fee of $1.00 per page.

Face Covering Mandates

Face Covering Mandates

The LaPorte County Health Department has issued a public health order mandating face coverings in public areas:

A. Face Covering Mandate

Every individual must properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are at:
1. an indoor area open to the public, including public transportation;
2. an outdoor public area where a distance of 6 feet from individuals outside of their household cannot be maintained; or
3. a private indoor or outdoor area where a distance of 6 feet from individuals outside their household cannot be maintained.

Please click here to see the full Public Health Order. Copies are also available at every service desk in the library.

In addition, Governor Holcomb has issued an executive order requiring Hoosiers to wear a face covering in most public spaces. Read the executive order here. 

Disposable masks are for sale for $1.00 at the library Circulation desk and Reference desk.

Microfilm Use Available by Appointment

Microfilm Use Available by Appointment

Microfilm use is available by appointment only.

  • Please call 219-873-3044 or stop by the Reference Desk to schedule an appointment. Appointments must be made at least one day in advance. No same-day appointments will be accepted.
  • Appointments are limited to one session (of up to one hour) per person per day.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, only one person is allowed to use the microfilm readers at a time, and only one appointment is allowed per slot.
  • Masks are required in the library, including at the microfilm readers.
  • Microfilm reels will be quarantined for three days following use. We cannot guarantee that a specific reel will be available at the time of your appointment.

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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.

Discover More Online

IndianaVoters.in.gov

IndianaVoters.in.gov

Visit the official voter portal for the State of Indiana to:

  • Register to vote
  • Check your voting status
  • Request an absentee-by-mail ballot
  • Find your polling place
  • See who is on your ballot
  • See election results

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