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Wade Rouse

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Week at a Glance at the Library

Saturday, Sept. 14

7:30 p.m. Writing Out Loud at the Nest — Viola Shipman (pen name of Wade Rouse) — The Michigan City Public Library 35th season of Writing Out Loud. This year we are collaborating with The Nest, at 803 Franklin St. while the library is undergoing remodeling. Viola Shipman, Pen Name of Wade Rouse, is the first guest. Rouse is the internationally best-selling author of nine books, which have been translated into nearly 20 languages. His novels include The Charm Bracelet; The Hope Chest; and The Recipe Box. His latest novel is The Summer Cottage. He recently signed a three-book deal with Harper Collins.

Sunday, Sept. 15

1-4 p.m. Pokemon Go Community Day — Call Jonathan at 219-873-3045 for more information.

Monday, Sept. 16

6 p.m. Writing Workshop — Registration Required — If you have ever wanted to write, now is the time to begin. Author and teacher Hilda Demuth-Lutze offers a workshop for adults on opening the door to creative expression and setting forth on the writer’s journey. Bring only your imagination – all other supplies will be provided. For registration and information, call 219-873-3049.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

1 p.m. Story Time — The story time crew will lead the little ones in stories and song.

4 p.m. Tinkercad — Advance registration required. Design, remix, and explore your creativity with Tinkercad! Tinkercad is a free online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create, and make. This session is for children ages 10-18 and is an introduction to anyone that is curious about, or interested in, 3D design, art, and printing. No prior experience necessary. Registered participants will get a 3D print of their creations. MCPL 3D printing rules apply. Register at the Youth Services desk or call 219-873-3045 for more info. Space is limited. Printing fee waived for this program.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

10 a.m. Story Time — The story time crew will lead the little ones in stories and song.

Thursday, Sept. 19

3:30 p.m. — Fall Craft

3:30 p.m. Open Lab Hours for Makerspace

Friday, Sept. 20

2 p.m. Bookmarks — "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

Sunday, Sept. 22

2 p.m. Films on DVD Series — "Echo in the Canyon." The series returns to the library with the showing of this documentary of a look at how musical groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists' creations reverberated across the world.

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