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December 2018

Graphic Novel Club for Teens

December 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Lumberjanes book jacket

Join our new Graphic Novel Club. We’ll explore graphic novels and comic books. This month we will discuss LumberJanes. For ages 13-18. Stop in Youth Services for more information.

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January 2019

Bookmarks: The Unknowns

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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The Unknowns book cover

From the award-winning author of Washington's Immortals, The Unknowns takes readers into the heart of combat in the Great War to tell the powerful story behind the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When the Unknown Soldier was…

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Graphic Novel Book Club for Teens

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Spiderman #1

Join our new Graphic Novel Club. This month, we will discuss Spider-Man. We all know Peter Parker, but Miles Morales is no slouch either. After he is accidentally bitten by a genetically-engineered spider, Miles develops superhuman abilities. Discuss this exciting…

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February 2019

Bookmarks: Educated by Tara Westover

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Educated book jacket

Tori Binelli will review Educated by Tara Westover. This is an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

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Graphic Novel Club for Teens

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Paper Girls

Join our Graphic Novel Club. We’ll explore graphic novels and comic books. This month, Paper Girls. Join Erin and her fellow Paper Girls as they deal with mysterious goings on within their town. From disappearances, spooky occurrences, and possibly people…

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March 2019

Graphic Novel Club

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Life of Captain Marvel

Join our Graphic Novel Club. Who is Carol Danvers? What gave her the marvelous powers she wields? Join us this month as we explore a storied character with the new book, The Life of Captain Marvel, just in time for…

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Bookmarks: Becoming by Michelle Obama

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Becoming cover

Pat Klewer will review Becoming by Michelle Obama. Becoming is the autobiographical memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and…

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April 2019

Zine-Making Workshop

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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zine making workshop

Join us to make your own zine! Zines--handmade magazines--are a way to share your words and your art. This family program is creative fun for everyone. We provide the supplies; you provide your imagination!

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Bookmarks: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Washington Black book jacket

Washington Black will be reviewed by Veronica Earley. It is the third novel by Canadian author Esi Edugyan. It’s the story of the early life of George Washington "Wash" Black, chronicling his escape from slavery and his subsequent adventures. This…

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Zine & Small Press Fest 2019

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Zine and Small Press Fest

Zine (zēn) /noun, informal/ - a miniature magazine, typically self published Lubeznik Center for the Arts, in partnership with Michigan City Public Library, Mythos Publications, LLC and Calumet Artist Residency, bring you the 2nd annual Zine & Small Press Fest!…

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May 2019

Bookmarks: Warlight and The English Patient

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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English Patient & Warlight

Michael Ondaatje likes to begin his novels with a cinematic opening image. In The English Patient, rain begins to fall as Hana surveys her devastated domain. Warlight, set in the shadowy underworld of postwar London, has one of the most…

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Graphic Novel Club: Shazam

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Shazam book jacket

Join our Graphic Novel Club, suggested for teens ages 13-18. We’ve talked about Marvel’s Captain Marvel. Now let’s meet DC’s Captain Marvel in Shazam by Jeff Smith. Billy Batson was just an ordinary kid until he met a wizard who…

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June 2019

First Day of the Summer Reading Program

June 10
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Universe of Stories logo

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…

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Bookmarks: The Power

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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power book jacket

The Power by Naomi Alderman will be reviewed by Susan Swarner. The Power is a 2016 science fiction novel by the British writer Naomi Alderman. Its central premise is women developing the ability to release electrical jolts from their fingers,…

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Graphic Novel Club: Nimona

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Nimona cover

Join our Graphic Novel Club, suggested for teens ages 13-18. This month, we will be discussing Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta.…

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July 2019

Bookmarks: I, Eliza Hamilton

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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I, Eliza Hamilton book jacket

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott will be reviewed by Hilda DeMuth Lutze. In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza—a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her…

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Graphic Novel Club: Bone by Jeff Smith

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Bone cover

Join our Graphic Novel Club, suggested for ages 13-18. Meet the Bone cousins, three misfits who run out of their home and find themselves in a vast uncharted forest filled with terrible creatures. With the help of the mysterious Thorn…

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August 2019

Bookmarks: Jello Girls by Allie Rowbottom

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Jell-o girls cover

Jessica Hoffmaster will review Jello Girls by Allie Rowbottom. A "gorgeous" (New York Times) memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade -…

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Graphic Novel Club: The Graveyard Book

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Graveyard Book jacket image

Join our Graphic Novel Club, suggested for ages 13-18. This month is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Meet Bod (Nobody Owens) who is raised by ghosts and Silas. Bod lives in the graveyard. He used to have a family,…

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September 2019

Friends of the Library Book Sale

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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books in book sale

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 are welcome! Please call 219-873-3049 to arrange book pickup.

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Writing Out Loud: Viola Shipman, Pen Name of Wade Rouse

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Nest, 803 Franklin Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
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Wade Rouse

The 35th season of Writing Out Loud begins with author Wade Rouse, the internationally best-selling author of nine books, which have been translated into nearly 20 languages. Wade chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, as a pen name to honor…

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The Practice of Writing: Workshop

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Demuth and pen with notebook

If you have ever wanted to write, now is the time to begin. Author and teacher Hilda Demuth-Lutze offers a workshop for adults on opening the door to creative expression and setting forth on the writer’s journey. Bring only your…

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