It’s Here! One-Step eBook Checkout!

Administrator : April 24, 2013 3:56 pm : Elkhart Public Library


e-Books & e-Audiobooks
Now easier than ever:

  • Redesigned catalog
  • Quick check on item availability
  • Faster checkout
  • Ability to read e-Books in your browser

Click here to see an overview of OverDrive’s next generation. will take you directly to the EPL Digital Media Catalog.

The Next Generation Digital Library — One-step Checkout Demo:

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Free Computer Classes @ Your EPL

Administrator : April 19, 2013 8:44 am : Elkhart Public Library

Did you know that we offer free computer classes? All you need is a Resident Elkhart Public Library card or Reciprocal Borrower account. Registration is now open for May classes. You can sign up by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at
574-294-2847 or select a class on our Calendar and click  sign up now on the event detail screen.


Computer tutor

Microsoft Word 2007

Making an attractive word processing document can be as simple as knowing a few basic functions. This class covers opening and closing Word, opening files, setting margins, line spacing, line justification, editing and changing text, changing the font size and style, bold, italics and underlining, saving documents, printing and using the Help feature.  Registration is required. Class size is limited to 8. You must know how to use a mouse for this class.


Photo Editing with

How would you like to add pizzazz to your photos? We can teach you some basic editing techniques to make your pictures pop. Learn to brighten up those dark images, improve contrast, crop, resize, add text, get rid of “red eye,” format, save, organize and more. is a free downloadable photo editing program. If you want to check it out before the class you can download it from this link:  Download Registration is required. Class size is limited to 8. You must know how to use a mouse for this class.


Tutor Computer One-on-One

What do you want to know? Are you curious about right and left clicking, saving files, attaching documents or pictures to email – how to use a mouse?  Do you want guidance in choosing or using eReaders? How about using library databases or finding information on the Internet? Start your list of questions now. You will be scheduled for 30 minutes of individual instruction. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 4.

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1-2-3 Text: From Our Catalog to Your Phone

Administrator : April 18, 2013 2:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library


Did you know that you can text a title directly from our online catalog to your
mobile phone? It’s as easy as 1-2-3:


1. On any title screen, select the blue “Where is it?” box.



2. Click the phone icon under the location of your choice.


3. Enter your mobile phone number and the name of your carrier.








VOILA! You have just sent a text message listing title, location and call number.




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GONE WITH THE WIND Friday at the Main Library

Administrator : April 10, 2013 1:27 pm : Elkhart Public Library

You are invited to the Main Library on Friday, April 12, for a FREE showing of the epic classic GONE WITH THE WIND. The movie will run from 1:00 to 5:30, with an intermission. This is the second film in our One Book, One Michiana Civil War-Era Movie Series.

 GWTW posterGWTW Trivia:

  • Gone With the Wind will be 74 years old in December.
  • It was the first color film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
  • When Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying both, “Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history,” and, “I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.”
  • The horse that Thomas Mitchell (Gerald O’Hara) rode was later Silver of The Lone Ranger fame.


While you’re waiting, enjoy the trailer:

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National Library Week: Prizes and Appreciation

Administrator : April 10, 2013 10:12 am : Elkhart Public Library


~Tina Meerzo, Head of Circulation, Main Library

Come celebrate National Library Week with us at Elkhart Public Library April 15-19.  Every time you visit the Library this week, enter a drawing to win one of the prizes to be given away daily.  During this week, we encourage you to think about all the things available at your library.

The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme Wake Up and Read. This year’s theme is Communities Matter @ Your Library.

NLW1959Why do your come to the Library?  To check out the latest book in your favorite series or the newest best seller by your favorite author?  To catch up on television episodes you might have missed or discover a show you have never seen?  Maybe you want to use a computer or just find a quiet place to study.

Whatever your reasons for visiting the Library, the friendly staff at EPL is waiting to help you find what you are looking for.  We can help you with research for science fair or another school project.  Discover your family history in our genealogy section.  Not sure which book to read next?  We can help you find the perfect selection.  Vacation season is coming soon – those long car trips are so much more enjoyable with audiobooks to listen to as you head down the road.

Taking DVDs home is a great option, but did you know the Library also shows movies?  That’s right!  Come watch a newly released movie and have delicious popcorn on us.nlwarticle2013-350 Check out our Events Calendar for show times and other enjoyable activities for all ages at all Elkhart Public Library locations.

So, whether you are seeking knowledge, entertainment, peace and quiet or just a friendly face, join us at the Library.  It’s a wonderful place to be.  We’d love to hear why you enjoy visiting the Library.

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.

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