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 & 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.
Pokemon Go is set for May! Celebrate Pokemon Go Community day Sunday, May 19. The library Pokestop will have a lure placed on it by staff and there will be Pokemon-themed giveaways, while supplies last! Call Jonathan at 219-873-3045 for more information.
Week at a Glance at the Library
Sunday, April 28
2 p.m. Author William Hazelgrove: Wright Brothers, Wrong Story — How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This history of the Wright brothers' monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years at Kitty Hawk and Orville Wright's epic fight with the Smithsonian and Glenn Curtis. Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville's role was important, he generally followed his brother's lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur's vision a reality. William's extensive research and excellent writing make this a fascinating story.
Tuesday, April 30
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, May 1
10 a.m. Story Time.
Thursday, May 2
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.
Saturday, May 4
12:30 p.m. Gentle Flow Yoga — Certified yoga instructor Lauralee Sikorski, who has taught over 5,000 hours of classes, will lead a free gentle flow yoga with emphasis on deep breathing and releasing stress. Bring your own mat, wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach.
Sunday, May 5
2 p.m. Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story — Edward Albee’s hugely successful first play, The Zoo Story, is a mesmerizing encounter between two distinctly different men, Peter and Jerry, who meet in Central Park one afternoon. First staged in 1959, The Zoo Story catapulted Albee to the top of American theater. Good theater should inform, entertain and challenge. The Zoo Story is a strong example of such an ethic and, after 45 years, the brief meeting in the park between Peter and Jerry, with its tight dialogue, a challenging premise and an unsettling ending, is still powerful. Starring local actors Ryan Liddell and Jacob West. Directed by Tara Lonzo.