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.

Follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter

Check out the library now on Facebook and Twitter (MCPublicLibrar1). We’ll keep you up-to-date on all the things going on. Links to Facebook and Twitter are available on the library's website: www.mclib.org.

The Learning Center

Do you love to read? Would you like to share that with someone else? The Learning Center is in dire need of a few good people! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. If you are willing to give just a few hours a week, you can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community.  Sign up to volunteer at the Learning Center today. Call 219-873-3049 or better yet, stop by the library and see Jessica.

Driving Practice Tests

The Michigan City Public Library and Driving Tests.org are partnering to offer 11 different practice tests for Indiana driving. In addition, questions about Indiana driving rules and regulations are answered on their website. Access the free tests on the library's website.

Reference

The Michigan City Public Library is a WorkOne Access point! Get employment, career planning and job training information at the library. File unemployment claims online and use Indiana Career Connect, the state's online employment site. Sign up for online classes to improve your job-related skills. You can make an appointment with our reference staff to help you with your resume. Normal faxing and printing fees apply.

Youth Services

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading in children. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

Week at a Glance at the Library

Saturday, May 11

3 p.m. Monday Musicale Concert — Music…a Magic Key is the theme for Monday Musicale’s annual concert to celebrate National Music Week. Join them for this lively concert and help recognize the wonderful talent in our community!

Monday, May 13

6:30 p.m. Great Decisions: U. S. & Mexico

Tuesday, May 14

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 15

10 a.m. Story Time

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, May 16

3 pm Angels Among Us — As we move toward summer, join Ange Benz on a journey of sharing the wonder of our angels. For more information, contact Ange at 219-874-3754.

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, May 17

2 p.m. Bookmarks — Dennis Norman will review Michael Ondaatje's "Warlight" and "The English Patient." Ondaatje likes to begin his novels with a cinematic opening image. In The English Patient, rain begins to fall as Hana surveys her devastated domain. Warlight, set in the shadowy underworld of postwar London, has one of the most irresistible opening sentences you’re likely to read: “In 1945,” it begins, “our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals.” Dennis Norman will review both titles and give his take on the Canadian literary giant’s work.

Sunday, May 19

1 p.m. Pokemon Day — Celebrate Pokemon Go Community day. 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.

2 p.m. The Golfmore Hotel: A Grand Place — The Golfmore Hotel was located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Michigan Shores/Grand Beach subdivisions. During a brief period from 1923-1939 the Golfmore Hotel was comparable in amenities, size and appearance to Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel. Tom Suhs has researched the Golfmore Hotel and will tell its history through photographs, period postcards, newspaper advertisements and articles, newsreel videos, period music and promotional brochures. Highlights include its role as a popular vacation and winter sports destination and as the location of boxer training camps for pugilists Georges Carpentier, Tommy Gibbons and “The Cinderella Man” James Braddock.

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