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Construction notice: courtyard heater replacement project

Courtyard Heating Replacement Project

The interior heaters around the courtyard area are currently being replaced. The library is open and all collections are accessible. A work zone surrounding the courtyard has been draped off and is off-limits. During the project, the courtyard will be closed to the public. Work is anticipated to continue through the spring. Every effort will be made to keep noise levels, dust and disruptions to a minimum. We appreciate your understanding as we upgrade our heating!

Bobby Talamine

Women of Rock Photography Exhibit

Throughout March

Bobby Talamine is one of the most prolific rock photographers in the world. Over the past 40 years, Bobby has created iconic images of such artists as Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Joan Jett, and Sade. To honor Women’s History Month, the library will feature Women of Rock, featuring some of Bobby’s photography of women rock stars.

Join us on Thursday, March 16, at 6:00 pm for a conversation with Bobby Talamine. A lively and engaging photographer and public speaker, Bobby will share his creative process for photographing the world’s most famous musicians. His photographs will be on display in the library through March. Find out more…

Allen County Public Library

Genealogy Bus Trip to Allen County Public Library

Register now for the genealogy bus trip to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne taking place on Wednesday, April 26. The center has an extensive collection of North American genealogy resources, and all books are available in open stacks. The cost is just $35 per person. Please send the signed reservation form and check/money order, payable to the La Porte County Genealogical Society, to Patricia Harris, 164 Riviera Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360-6800. Paid reservations are due by April 1, 2023. Download the reservation form here.

Pick-up is available at Marquette Mall in Michigan City and Kabelin’s Ace Hardware in LaPorte. The bus will pick up in front of the former Marquette Theatre at Marquette Mall at 7:00 am. The bus will pick up at Kabelin’s Ace Hardware in LaPorte at 7:30 am.

The bus will leave Allen County Public Library for the return trip at 4:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Michigan City Public Library and the La Porte County Genealogical Society.

Genealogy Bus Trip to Allen County Public Library 2023 signup form

Now Hiring

Now Hiring: Circulation Clerk (Part-Time)

We’re hiring!

Circulation Clerk II (Part-Time) – One position available

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.

High school diploma or equivalent required. High school diploma or equivalent required. 20 hours/week. $13.00/hour with vacation, sick leave, and some holidays.. Find out more…

Leeds Public House Project Heart benefiting Friends of the Library - 50% of proceeds of Matcha Man drink

Leeds Project Heart Initiative Benefiting the Friends of the Library

Leeds Public House has chosen the Friends of the Michigan City Public Library as the March beneficiary of their Project Heart Initiative. Throughout March, the Friends will receive 50% of proceeds from the sale of the “Matcha Man” libation. Also available as a mocktail!

Leeds is located at 401 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN.

Needle Arts Club participants

Needle Arts Club: Growing and Open to New Members!

The Needle Arts Club promotes all forms of needle arts, and meets every Monday at 5:30 PM. Membership is open to anyone interested in needle arts such as crochet, knitting, needlepoint, cross-stitch, crewel, tatting, and other handstitching.

All skill levels and ages are welcome. An exchange of skills and materials is encouraged. If you are interested in joining, call Jessica at 219-873-3043 for information. Find out more…

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

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