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New Air Handler for the Main Library

Administrator : May 2, 2013 3:42 pm : Elkhart Public Library

DIG INTO READING this summer at the Elkhart Public Library!

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Lemonade Day

Administrator : April 24, 2013 7:29 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Kids

Lemonade Day

For one day in early May, lemonade stands will pop up all around Elkhart.  Saturday, May 4 is Elkhart’s second annual Lemonade Day.  In her eTruth blog post It’s almost time for Lemonade Day Elkhart, Marlys Weaver-Stoesz reports that about 500 Elkhart students participated last year and that the organizers are hoping for 1000 this year.

Lemonade Day is held in communities across the country to help children learn how to start their own businesses. In the process they also learn about handling money and other valuable life skills.

We have made a Lemonade Day book list especially for kids who want to know more about starting a business. Included are “getting started” guides for young entrepreneurs,  matching interests with opportunities, handling money and more. All of the titles are available from the Elkhart Public Library.

For more information about Lemonade Day, and to register, visit the Lemonade Day Elkhart website. Regular updates are posted on Lemonade Day Elkhart’s Facebook page

Lemonade Day backpacks can be picked up at the following Elkhart locations:

The backpacks include the materials and information needed to set up a lemonade stand. Registration forms are also enclosed for those who have not already registered online.

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It’s Here! One-Step eBook Checkout!

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

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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.

Downloads.myepl.org 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.

MAY COMPUTER CLASSES

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 Paint.net

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.  Paint.net 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 Paint.net. 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.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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