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Youth Services

Mark your calendar for a visit from Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. Bring your camera and smiles for this very special holiday event!

Week at a Glance at the Library

Saturday, Nov. 16

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pokemon Community Day at the Library — Celebrate Pokemon Go Community Day. The library Pokestop will have a lure placed by staff and there will be giveaways, while supplies last! Call Jonathan at 219-873-3045 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 17

2 p.m. Films on DVD Series: "Yesterday" — The library’s Films on DVD series concludes the Fall season with the showing of "Yesterday." After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember the Beatles. Rated PG-13.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

1 p.m. Story Time — Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! This program is for children ages birth-5 years, accompanied by an adult. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag for your child.

2 p.m. Attitude of Gratitude — When we live in the spirit of gratitude, we are freed from the fear of scarcity. Join us as we create scenes and experiences of gratitude with our visual imaging and share Thanksgiving philosophy. For more information, call Ange Benz at 219-874-3754.

4 p.m. Tinkercad — Registration Required. Design, remix, and explore your creativity with Tinkercad! Tinkercad is a free online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create, and make. This session is for children ages 10-18 and is an introduction to anyone that is curious about, or interested in, 3D design, art, and printing. No prior experience necessary. Registered participants will get a 3D print of their creations. MCPL 3-D printing rules apply. Register at the Youth Services desk or call 219-873-3045 for more info. Space is limited. Printing fee waived for this program.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

10 a.m. Story Time

2 p.m. Library Personnel Committee Meeting

2:30 p.m. Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 21

3:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Craft — Join us for a Thanksgiving-inspired craft! For ages 4 years & up, accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies.

5 p.m. Graphic Novel Club — Join our Graphic Novel Club for ages 13-18. This month we get swept into the world of Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand. We follow the protagonist Kenton, a hopeful Sand Master, as he aspires to rise in the ranks of his clan of desert dwelling magi on the harsh planet Taldain. Stop by Youth Services for more information.

Friday, Nov. 22

2 p.m. Bookmarks — Jessica Hoffmaster will review The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. 

Sunday, Nov. 24

2 p.m. Writing Out Loud at The Nest — The Michigan City Public Library’s 35th Season Writing Out Loud concludes for 2019 with Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka. Due to unforeseen circumstances the original date was changed to Nov. 24. Adrian Matejka is currently the Poet Laureate of Indiana (2017- 2019). He is the author of "The Devil’s Garden," which won the New York/New England Award and "Mixology," a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series. "Mixology" was also a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature. His third collection, "The Big Smoke," focuses on Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion of the world. "The Big Smoke" was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His most recent book, "Map to the Stars," was published in 2017.

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