Michigan City Library Beat

File photoMagician Matt Kalita, right, gets some audience assistance for a magic trick during a previous performance of the Magic of Kalita. The show will return Saturday at Michigan City Public Library.

Access our Online Catalog from Home — www.mclib.org. WI-FI is available in the library. Normal library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the circulation desk at 873-3042.

 

 

 

Youth Services

Check out the library’s Makerspace for kids and teens, open in the Youth Services area! The Makerspace is a place where young people can tinker, design, craft, create, and explore. It includes a variety of equipment and projects for guided exploration and hands-on learning in the STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). The Makerspace is open to kids ages 6 through 18 (if still in high school). Open lab hours are every Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m.

Week at a Glance at the Library

Saturday, March 9

10 a.m. Coastline Children's Film Festival — We will showcase short films by area children 18 years and younger. Also shown will be short films for the Young Filmmakers Competition. Light refreshments will be served. This is a family program.

2 p.m. The Magic of Kalita! — Matt Kalita returns for his annual magic show following the Michigan City St. Patrick’s Day parade. This is amazing magical fun for all ages!!

Monday, March 11

11 a.m. Story Time at the Lubeznik Art Center — Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew at the Lubeznik Center! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child’s name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

6:30pm Great Decisions: Nuclear Negotiations

Tuesday, March 12

1:00pm Story Time--Enjoy stories, songs, activities, crafts and more with the Story Time Crew! Please arrive a few minutes early to receive your child’s name tag. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

3:30 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Craft — Join us for a fun craft to celebrate the "Wearin' of the Green!" All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies. Ages 4 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, March 13

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

Thursday, March 14

4 p.m. Stamp Club — The Duneland Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are welcome.

5:30 p.m. Needle Art League — The Needle Arts League of Michigan City promotes all forms of needle arts. Membership is open to anyone interested in needle arts such as crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, crewel, tatting and other hand stitching. All skill levels and ages are welcome. An exchange of skills and materials is encouraged. For information, call 219-873-3049.

Friday, March 15

4 p.m. Meet the Artist — Photographer Joel Brussell will have an exhibit of his work at the library in March. Meet Joel on Friday, March 15, for a reception to introduce his work. He has lived in New Buffalo for over twenty years. Living close to the beach was dangerous for his rock collecting habit but over the last few years the same spots now serve as photographic base camp. Often times while holding the camera at weird angles he can’t actually see what he’s shooting. So it ends up being a kind of visual crap-shoot. He tends to believe intention is an accident, at best. Even if results aren’t good for the day, the beauty of the quest is fulfilling in itself. All images in the show are shot within five miles of the Michigan City Public Library.

Saturday, March 16

2 p.m. Ah Tu Goes Irish — Ah Tu is a Michiana vocal and instrumental ensemble who will perform a full Irish repertoire to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Ah Tu members are Dot Pakan, accordion/keyboards, Dan Moser, banjo, mandolin and double bass, Debra Sawyer, Celtic harp, and Ron Spears, guitar. This year Ah Tu’s musical guest is 14-year old harpist Haley Elrick from Three Oaks, Michigan. In addition to jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads and familiar favorites, there will surely be a bit of Irish blarney, storytelling and lore.

Sunday, March 17

2 p.m. Films on DVD: Crazy Rich Asians — The Films on DVD Series features "Crazy Rich Asians" starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu. Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things. Rated PG-13. The film is shown in collaboration with the Purdue Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural program.

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