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.
DVDs at the Library
The library gets new DVD releases regularly. New titles now available include: "Vice," "On the Basis of Sex," "Free Solo," "Aquaman" and "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Calling all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! Enter the MCPL "Spelling in the City" spelling bee contest on April 25! Prizes will be awarded to the top three places. To register, visit the Youth Services desk where you may also obtain the rules & word list. The word list will also be available at mclib.org. For more info, call Dave at 219-873-3045 or Jessica at 219-873-3043.
Week at a Glance at the Library
Friday, April 12
2 p.m. Bookmarks — 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.
Saturday, April 13
1 p.m. & 3 p.m. The Legend of the Crystal Skull — Local collector Bill Homann is the current owner and caretaker of the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, a legendary artifact which has been the center of adventure stories and legends for decades. Bill will share the stories and studies of the pathways of spirituality that has influenced him. For added fun, we will show the film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" at 1 p.m. followed by the program featuring the real Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull.
Sunday, April 14
2 p.m. Films on DVD Series: "BlackKklansman" — From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Rated R. The program is a collaboration with the PNW Odyssey Arts and Cultural series.
Monday, April 15
11 a.m. Story Time at the Lubeznik 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.
Tuesday, April 16
1 p.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.
Wednesday, April 17
10 a.m. Story Time
3:30 p.m. Artbots — Make your own motorized art bot that scribbles and draws! For more info, call Youth Services at 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.
5 p.m. Coder DoJo — Are you a tech-tinkerer? Join the fun and learn about programming at our free coding club for ages 8-18. Build, share ideas and learn along the way.
Thursday, April 18
3:30 p.m. International Creativity Week — The Michigan City High School Robotics Team will demonstrate robots at the library!
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, April 19
10 a.m. Spring Craft — Join us and make a craft for Spring! All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies. Ages 4 & up, accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, April 21
Library Closed for Easter.