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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Michigan City Public Library are holding a book sale at the library on October 21, 22, and 23. On Thursday, October 21, Friends of the Library will enjoy a reserved preview time from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. To become a member, contact 219-873-3049 or stop at the Circulation Desk for an application. Membership is only $10 per year!

The book sale is open to members of the public beginning at 12:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 21. All purchases are cash-only. The sale will continue on Friday, Oct. 22, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

MCPL Podcast: Discussions with Miss Dana

MCPL Podcast: Discussions with Miss Dana

Check out our updated MCPL Podcast: Discussions with Miss Dana! This month Miss Dana explores haunted places in Indiana, spooky books for all ages, and local Halloween events. Listen beginning October 22 on your favorite streaming service or on Buzzsprout

Join us every month as Miss Dana discusses the newest books in the library, previews the newest events at the library or in the community, interviews fellow librarians to show the behind-the-scenes of the library, and discusses different book genres in every show.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Hoosiers ages 12 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccination! Schedule your vaccination appointment now through the following sites:

Local and state vaccination sites

You can also call 2-1-1 to schedule by phone at Indiana Department of Health sites. Please note: those under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian, and must get the Pfizer vaccination.

Writing Out Loud

Writing Out Loud

Eric Zorn
Saturday, November 6, 7:30 PM

The 2021 Writing Out Loud author series will conclude with an appearance by Eric Zorn.  Eric Zorn is a former American op-ed columnist and daily blogger for the Chicago Tribune who specialized in local news as well as politics. Zorn co-wrote the 1990 book Murder of Innocence, about Laurie Dann. The book served as the basis for a 1993 made-for-TV movie with the same name. When Alden Global Capital took control of the Chicago Tribune in the spring of 2021, Zorn was among the many columnists and other journalists who accepted a buyout offer from the company. His final column appeared on June 27, 2021.

The Friends of the Michigan City Public Library will host a reception following the program.

Job Opening: Full-Time Circulation Clerk

Job Opening: Full-Time Circulation Clerk

Michigan City Public Library is hiring a Circulation Clerk. Full-time (40 hours/week) position with paid vacation, sick time, holidays, and excellent benefits. Circulation Clerks are responsible for a range of services including, but not limited to, checking materials in and out, maintaining the patron database, monitoring patron behavior, and acting as the initial point of contact for customer service for the library. Find out more…

How to Apply

Submit an application to the library or apply with your resume via Indeed. You can pick up an application at the Circulation Desk or download our application for employment.

Applications may be turned in at the Circulation Desk or mailed to:

Michigan City Public Library
100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Jahn's Michigan City Public Library. Photo Courtesy Peter Siege

Helmut Jahn Exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center

The Chicago Architecture Center is currently featuring an exhibit honoring the late Chicago architect Helmut Jahn (1940-2021). Jahn was the architect of the current Michigan City Public Library building. He later became a world-renowned architect, designing such high profile projects as the James R. Thompson Center, Berlin’s Sony Center, the MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Bonn’s Post Tower, and dozens more. Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture exhibit explores Jahn’s career through imagery, sketches, models, and videos illuminating each project, including the Michigan City Public Library building.

The exhibit is free with general admission to the center ($15 for adults; some discounts available). It can be viewed from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily at:

Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Call 312-922-3432 or click here for more information.

Image: Jahn’s Michigan City Public Library. Photo courtesy Peter Siege

Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of the library’s remodeling began Monday, March 1, 2021 and is nearing its completion.

The front entrance, Circulation desk, and lobby areas have re-opened to the public. Public seating, tables and chairs are now available.

We greatly appreciate our patrons’ patience throughout the construction process, and are thrilled to welcome the community back into this newly-renovated space.

This project includes the following improvements:

  1. New front entrance and vestibule, both with nighttime lighting
  2. New canopy, with lighting, over the front entrance
  3. New Circulation Desk and Circulation staff offices
  4. New shelving and seating for the front lobby
  5. Carpeting, electrical, security and data updates

Find out more…

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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.

Ancestry Library Edition

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