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Monday, August 20, 2018


5:30 AMRead with Newdle!



Location:  Youth Services
Contact:  Kristy Good
Description:  Join us for a very special Story Time with therapy dog Newdle!  Your little one will have a one on one chance to interact with Newdle, learn how to interact with pets and even tell Newdle a story!


6:00 PMScrabble Club



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Description:  Club  meets Monday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Tuesday, August 21, 2018


6:30 PMAuthor Talk: Cindy Hunter Morgan



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Description:  Author Talk: Cindy Hunter Morgan
2018 Michigan Notable Book author Cindy Hunter Morgan will read from Harborless, her book of poems informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks. Hunter Morgan’s poems begin with or include a nugget of historical accuracy, but they move into imaginative territory, and it’s there, in the imaginative moves, where she explores these wrecks in her own way. Fellow Great Lakes poet Thomas Lynch calls Harborless “a Great Lakes classic: an epic paid out in local, heroic and poignant doses.” Hunter Morgan teaches at Michigan State and she has published in a variety of journals and won several prizes for her work. She will be available after her presentation to sign her book.
Presenter: Cindy Hunter Morgan




Wednesday, August 22, 2018


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, August 23, 2018


3:00 PM - 7:00 PMLego Club



Location:  Youth Services
Contact:  Kristy Good
Description:  Join us for open Lego play for all ages! Build something extroardinairy with our thousands of Legos!




Friday, August 24, 2018


11:30 AM - 12:15 PMStory Time



Location:  Youth Services
Contact:  Kristy Good
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing, games and crafts! All Ages


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.





Saturday, August 25, 2018


1:00 PMHunters of the Night: Owls!



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Description:  Co-Hosted by the library and Chickaming Open Lands, welcoming Lake Milton Raptor Center. They will bring some of their resident owls so that you can have a personal meet and greet!

Located in the Pokagon Room




Monday, August 27, 2018


5:30 AMRead with Newdle!



Location:  Youth Services
Contact:  Kristy Good
Description:  Join us for a very special Story Time with therapy dog Newdle!  Your little one will have a one on one chance to interact with Newdle, learn how to interact with pets and even tell Newdle a story!


6:00 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
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Description:  Club  meets Monday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Wednesday, August 29, 2018


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



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Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, August 30, 2018


3:00 PM - 7:00 PMLego Club



Location:  Youth Services
Contact:  Kristy Good
Description:  Join us for open Lego play for all ages! Build something extroardinairy with our thousands of Legos!




Friday, August 31, 2018


11:30 AM - 12:15 PMStory Time



Location:  Youth Services
Contact:  Kristy Good
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing, games and crafts! All Ages


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.





Wednesday, September 5, 2018


3:00 PMClass 1: America's Founding Documents



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Saturday, September 8, 2018


1:30 PMWomen of World War II: On the Front Lines and the Home Front



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Description:  During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. 
Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made 
incredible contributions to the war effort. Presenter: Barb Deane, 
author of On the Homefront and Killing Her Softly, Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund. 




Wednesday, September 12, 2018


3:00 PMClass 2: America's Founding Documents



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Thursday, September 13, 2018


12:00 PMBook Club meeting



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Monday, September 17, 2018


6:00 PM - 8:00 PMPrivate Tour: Lubeznik's Warhol Exhibit (sign up)



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Description:  This event is EASTERN time (Michigan time), despite it's location in Michigan City, Indiana.  
SIGN UP ONLY 

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring an after-hours tour of the Lubeznik Center's current Warhol exhibit. The center is the area's largest art exhibition space and education venue, anchoring the Uptown Arts District. Icon & Influence features works by iconic 20th century artist, Andy Warhol, with over 50 original works on display. Admission is free, but group size is limited, please sign-up in advance at the library front desk or by sending an email to new.buffalo.fol@gmail.com 
Tour leader: Lora Fosberg, Director of Exhibitions 
Sponsored by the Friends of the New Buffalo Township Library
Underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund

Lubeznik center: 101 W 2nd St # 100 Michigan City, IN




Wednesday, September 19, 2018


3:00 PMClass 3: America's Founding Documents



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Wednesday, September 26, 2018


3:00 PMClass 4: America's Founding Documents



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Thursday, October 4, 2018


6:00 PMThe Enduring History of Friendship Gardens



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Description:  In 1933, Michigan City was celebrating its centennial at the same time as the city of Chicago - and the Chicago World's Fair provided inspiration for an ambitious project in Michigan City, which came to be known as international Friendship Gardens. Flowers were donated from all over the world: tulip bulbs from Holland and rose bushes from Tehran. Columns fashioned after the Roman Forum found their way from Chicago to Michigan City. Evening concerts featured opera stars and attracted throngs of visitors. Today, this 105 acre garden spot still exists, operating under the name Friendship Botanic Gardens. Its history is told by Michigan City author, Barbara Stodola, through vintage postcards and historic photographs, in her recently published book. 

Presenter: Barbara Stodola, author of Friendship Botanic Gardens 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund 




Monday, October 15, 2018


6:00 PMThe Story of Magic in Michigan



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Description:  Go on a magical adventure with the Jacobsons - master magician Michael and his wife, Harriet, who has assisted over 200 magicians including the legendary Harry Blackstone Jr. Join them for an evening of magic performance interwoven with the story of Michigan's unique role in the history of the magical arts. 

*Note that older kids and teens are welcome at this presentation, but it is not a children's magic show. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund




Tuesday, November 6, 2018


6:00 PMTrivia, Folklore and Fun Facts: An Unusual Exploration of Nature



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Description:  Did you know James Bond, 007, was named for an ornithologist? That the North Star wasn't always the North Star - and won't be forever? That groundhogs usually hibernate until early March, and most are still fast asleep on Groundhog Day? Join us for a look at the trivia and folklore about our world's plants, animals, weather, skies and geographical features. 

Presenter: Wendy Jones, Head Naturalist, Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund




Monday, November 12, 2018


6:00 PMThe Tragedy of the USS Indianapolis



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Description:  July 1945. With the war in Europe finished, the US finds itself struggling to end the fight against a Japanese military that refuses to surrender. American officials decide to use a top-secret weapon - the atomic bomb. The USS Indianapolis and her crew of 1,196 men are given the mission of delivering bomb to the island of Tinlan. Post-delivery, the Indianapolis is sunk in the middle of the Phillipine Sea. What would follow would come to be known as the biggest shark attack on record. This Veterans' Day week, we remember the crew of the USS Indianapolis, and the tragedy that befell it 73 years ago. 

Presenter: Jason Kuntz, Buchanan Schools
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund


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Monday, August 20, 2018

5:30 AM
Read with Newdle!
Join us for a very special Story Time with therapy dog Newdle!  Your little one will have a one on one chance to interact with Newdle, learn how to interact with pets and even tell Newdle a story!

6:00 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets Monday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

6:30 PM
Author Talk: Cindy Hunter Morgan
Author Talk: Cindy Hunter Morgan
2018 Michigan Notable Book author Cindy Hunter Morgan will read from Harborless, her book of poems informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks. Hunter Morgan’s poems begin with or include a nugget of historical accuracy, but they move into imaginative territory, and it’s there, in the imaginative moves, where she explores these wrecks in her own way. Fellow Great Lakes poet Thomas Lynch calls Harborless “a Great Lakes classic: an epic paid out in local, heroic and poignant doses.” Hunter Morgan teaches at Michigan State and she has published in a variety of journals and won several prizes for her work. She will be available after her presentation to sign her book.
Presenter: Cindy Hunter Morgan



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, August 23, 2018

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lego Club
Join us for open Lego play for all ages! Build something extroardinairy with our thousands of Legos!



Friday, August 24, 2018

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Story Time
Join us for stories, dancing, games and crafts! All Ages

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga
Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.




Saturday, August 25, 2018

1:00 PM
Hunters of the Night: Owls!
Co-Hosted by the library and Chickaming Open Lands, welcoming Lake Milton Raptor Center. They will bring some of their resident owls so that you can have a personal meet and greet!

Located in the Pokagon Room



Monday, August 27, 2018

5:30 AM
Read with Newdle!
Join us for a very special Story Time with therapy dog Newdle!  Your little one will have a one on one chance to interact with Newdle, learn how to interact with pets and even tell Newdle a story!

6:00 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets Monday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, August 30, 2018

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lego Club
Join us for open Lego play for all ages! Build something extroardinairy with our thousands of Legos!



Friday, August 31, 2018

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Story Time
Join us for stories, dancing, games and crafts! All Ages

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga
Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.




Wednesday, September 5, 2018

3:00 PM
Class 1: America's Founding Documents




Saturday, September 8, 2018

1:30 PM
Women of World War II: On the Front Lines and the Home Front
During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. 
Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made 
incredible contributions to the war effort. Presenter: Barb Deane, 
author of On the Homefront and Killing Her Softly, Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund. 



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

3:00 PM
Class 2: America's Founding Documents




Thursday, September 13, 2018

12:00 PM
Book Club meeting




Monday, September 17, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Private Tour: Lubeznik's Warhol Exhibit (sign up)
This event is EASTERN time (Michigan time), despite it's location in Michigan City, Indiana.  
SIGN UP ONLY 

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring an after-hours tour of the Lubeznik Center's current Warhol exhibit. The center is the area's largest art exhibition space and education venue, anchoring the Uptown Arts District. Icon & Influence features works by iconic 20th century artist, Andy Warhol, with over 50 original works on display. Admission is free, but group size is limited, please sign-up in advance at the library front desk or by sending an email to new.buffalo.fol@gmail.com 
Tour leader: Lora Fosberg, Director of Exhibitions 
Sponsored by the Friends of the New Buffalo Township Library
Underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund

Lubeznik center: 101 W 2nd St # 100 Michigan City, IN



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

3:00 PM
Class 3: America's Founding Documents




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

3:00 PM
Class 4: America's Founding Documents




Thursday, October 4, 2018

6:00 PM
The Enduring History of Friendship Gardens
In 1933, Michigan City was celebrating its centennial at the same time as the city of Chicago - and the Chicago World's Fair provided inspiration for an ambitious project in Michigan City, which came to be known as international Friendship Gardens. Flowers were donated from all over the world: tulip bulbs from Holland and rose bushes from Tehran. Columns fashioned after the Roman Forum found their way from Chicago to Michigan City. Evening concerts featured opera stars and attracted throngs of visitors. Today, this 105 acre garden spot still exists, operating under the name Friendship Botanic Gardens. Its history is told by Michigan City author, Barbara Stodola, through vintage postcards and historic photographs, in her recently published book. 

Presenter: Barbara Stodola, author of Friendship Botanic Gardens 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund 



Monday, October 15, 2018

6:00 PM
The Story of Magic in Michigan
Go on a magical adventure with the Jacobsons - master magician Michael and his wife, Harriet, who has assisted over 200 magicians including the legendary Harry Blackstone Jr. Join them for an evening of magic performance interwoven with the story of Michigan's unique role in the history of the magical arts. 

*Note that older kids and teens are welcome at this presentation, but it is not a children's magic show. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

6:00 PM
Trivia, Folklore and Fun Facts: An Unusual Exploration of Nature
Did you know James Bond, 007, was named for an ornithologist? That the North Star wasn't always the North Star - and won't be forever? That groundhogs usually hibernate until early March, and most are still fast asleep on Groundhog Day? Join us for a look at the trivia and folklore about our world's plants, animals, weather, skies and geographical features. 

Presenter: Wendy Jones, Head Naturalist, Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund



Monday, November 12, 2018

6:00 PM
The Tragedy of the USS Indianapolis
July 1945. With the war in Europe finished, the US finds itself struggling to end the fight against a Japanese military that refuses to surrender. American officials decide to use a top-secret weapon - the atomic bomb. The USS Indianapolis and her crew of 1,196 men are given the mission of delivering bomb to the island of Tinlan. Post-delivery, the Indianapolis is sunk in the middle of the Phillipine Sea. What would follow would come to be known as the biggest shark attack on record. This Veterans' Day week, we remember the crew of the USS Indianapolis, and the tragedy that befell it 73 years ago. 

Presenter: Jason Kuntz, Buchanan Schools
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, underwritten in part by the Pokagon Fund