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Youth Services

The library offers Launchpads, tablets pre-loaded with apps just for kids and teens. Launchpads include interactive learning apps, games, comics, and casual games. From math and monkeys to science and superheroes, every Launchpad is a new adventure. Check one out today.

Week at a Glance at the Library

Monday, April 1

Genealogy Bus Trip — Paid registrations are due on April 1 for the April 24 bus trip to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne taking place on April 24. The center has an extensive collection of North American genealogy resources. The cost of the bus trip is just $21. Send this form and your check, payable to the La Porte County Genealogical Society, c/o Patricia Harris, 504 Greenwood, Michigan City, IN 46360.

Tuesday, April 2

10 a.m. Spring Break Fun — Join us for a wildly funny and interactive “puppet” show for the whole family! A young boy comes across a literature-loving dragon, and the two become instant friends. But when the townspeople find out about the dragon, they send St. George to get rid of him. Can the boy find a solution to save the gentle dragon? Improv Playhouse Theater for Young Audiences brings this classic folk tale to life with music and laughter.

Wednesday, April 3

10 a.m. Spring Break Fun — Create a beautiful and colorful sand art project! Free; all materials provided. There is a limited quantity of sand and containers available. For kids and teens ages 6-17 years. Children under 10 years old must be acocmpanied by an adult.

Thursday, April 4

10 a.m. Spring Break Fun — Do you have a child who loves animals? Hedgehog Hannah will be here to provide a hands-on, educational experience with animals that both children and their adults can touch and learn about critters from all over the world, whether it be a bouncing wallaby, American alligator, sugar glider, Burmese python, Savannah monitor lizard, hedgehog, or Arctic fox. Free!

3-5 p.m. Makerspace Open Lab Hours — Create, discover, and tinker with LEGO WeDo, Micro Bits, paper circuits, Ozobots, and more! For kids ages 6-18. Kids 12 and under must have a parent or guardian attend the session with them.

5:30 p.m. Needle Art League

Friday, April 5

10 a.m. Surprise Spring Break Movie — Join us for a free movie showing! Children ages 18 and under who arrive within the first half-hour of the movie will receive a chance to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments provided.

Saturday, April 6

10 a.m. 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!

12:30 p.m. Gentle Flow Yoga 

Sunday, April 7

1:30 p.m. Jewish Film Festival — The Jewish Film Festival returns to the library. Free and open to the public! The festival will feature two films that are richly diverse, including "Deli Man" and "The Wedding Plan." There will be a coffee klatch and cake break between the film showings.

Co-sponsored by the Blossom and Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple, Purdue Northwest Odyssey Arts Series, and the Michigan City Public Library.

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