Mini Comic Con!

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Elkhart Public Library Presents the Second Annual:

Mini Comic Con!

Saturday, September 10

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Schedule of Events

10:00: Event Begins – visit vendor tables and Artist Alley

10:30: Intro to Cosplay

11:15: Trivia Contest

12:00: Costume Contest Awards

Enter the Costume Contest!

Prizes will be awarded in 4 categories. To enter the contest, stop by the registration table. You will be assigned a number that will be pinned to your costume.

You can also vote for the People’s Choice Award at the registration table. All votes must be in by 12:00.

Categories: Best in Show, People’s Choice, Best Group, and Best Young Fan (under 12)

Ongoing Activities

Play Nintendo Wii U Super Smash Brothers and MarioKart 8

Children’s Superhero Craft

Make a Micro Comic

Featured Artists

Ginger and Chris Dee

Jim McClain

Jonathan Wilson

Andy Jewett

Michael McLean

Watch this page for more announcements and updates!

Hoopla is Here!

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What’s All the Hoopla About?

Hoopla digital is here! Borrow thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics for mobile and online access – all you need is an Elkhart Public Library card in good standing.

Hoopla’s simple sign-up and user-friendly interface make it easy to access. Content is instantly available – no waiting! The automatic return feature means no late fees!

Get the free hoopla digital app for Android or iOS, or visit hoopladigital.com to borrow titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – all available for instant streaming or temporary download.
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Once you have downloaded the app to your device or clicked on the hoopla digital link on our website, you will be prompted to enter your email address, a password, your library card number, and your Library PIN. Once the system validates that your Library account is in good standing, you can instantly browse, borrow, and enjoy!

Here’s how it works:

  • When you borrow a title on one device it is automatically available on all of your devices with the hoopla digital app and via your PC web browser.
  • You can begin streaming the content immediately or download to view at a later date (just in case you won’t have Wi-Fi on that camping trip).
  • Hoopla Logo blueBorrow up to 6 titles each month.
  • Loan periods:
    • Videos – 72 hours
    • Music – 7 days
    • Audiobooks – 21 days
    • Ebooks and comics – 21 days
  • Access borrowed content as often as you like during the loan period and return a title anytime you want.

We hope you enjoy this new service and invite you to share your experience on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Wireless Printing is Here!

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Great news! We have partnered with PrinterOn to make it easy for you to print from your computer or mobile device to our printer –

and you don’t have to be at the Library to do it! Send your print job from anywhere, then come to the Main Library Public Computer Center to retrieve your print. Payment is cash only. Your print job will be held for 48 hours before being automatically deleted.

 

THREE OPTIONS: WEB, APP, EMAIL

 

OPTION 1: Go to myepl.org/webprint 

 

  • Select Black and White ($0.15/page) or Color ($0.50/page).
  • Enter a username so you can retrieve your document. We suggest you use your first and last name together: Ex: johnsmith.
  • Attach the file to be printed. You can also copy and paste a URL if printing a web page.

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  • Click on the large green print button to continue.Portal screenshot 3 PrinterOn will process your job and show you when it is ready.
  • Your document will be waiting for you at the Print Release Station in the Main Library Public Computer Center.

 

 

PrinterOn logoOPTION 2: Get the PrinterOn app for your mobile device

 

  • Visit the iTunes app store or Google Play to download and install the PrinterOn app for your device.
  • After installing the app, touch no printer selected at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select search and use keyword Elkhart. Select Elkhart Public Library Color Printer or Elkhart Public Library BW Printer from the drop-down menu.
  • On the PrinterOn main screen, touch Documents, Photos, or Web. (Detailed instructions for printing each of these at myepl.org/printing)
  • Enter a username so you can retrieve your print job. We suggest you use your first and last name together: Ex: johnsmith.

 


email-02OPTION 3: Print by email

 

  1. Compose or forward an email to epl-main-bw@printspots.com (black and white prints) or epl-main-color@printspots.com (color prints).
    • If composing a new email, you will need to attach the document or image to the email.
    • If forwarding, the attachment should automatically be included.
    • Alternatively, you can paste text into the body of the email to have it printed.
  2. Wait for a reply email from PrinterOn indicating your document was received. You will receive a reply for the email and each attachment. Your document will be queued and waiting for you at the Print Release Station.
    • You will need the email address you used to send the document or image. 
    • Enter the first part (before the @) to retrieve your print.
    • For example, if your print job was sent from johnsmith@email.com, you will enter johnsmith.

To learn more about EPL’s printing and copier services, visit myepl.org/printing.

Brainfuse HelpNow — All Ages; All Stages

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Check out our latest Online Resource!

Brainfuse HelpNow gives Elkhart Public Library (EPL) cardholders free access to live online tutoring, writing assistance, test preparation and more!

  • Interact with a live tutor 2 pm to 11 pm, seven days a week for assistance with
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • English/Language Arts
    • Computer Literacy
    • Test Preparation
    • English As a Second Language
  • 24/7 Question Center – submit a question for a detailed, explanation of a difficult concept
  • Premium Writing Lab – writing assistance
  • Form online study groups
  • FLASHBULB – access a library of online flashcards or create your own
  • Adult Learning Center
    • Practice tests & preparation for High School Equivalency (TASC), SAT, TOEFL, COMPASS/ACCUPLACER, ASVAB, GRE, U.S. Citizenship and more
    • Online quizzes & games
    • Access free lessons & resources
    • WRITING ASSISTANCE for better business letters, term papers, resumes, etc.

Use your Elkhart Public Library card to access Brainfuse from home or anywhere that has an Internet connection — or from any EPL location without a card.

To access Brainfuse:

  • Go to myepl.org/info247.
  • Click >> Kids and Teens OR >>Online Learning Courses
  • Click Access from Home.
    • Enter your Library card number near the bottom of the page.
    • If accessing from any EPL location, no card is required.
  • Setting up an account is quick and easy – just create a username and password and you’re ready to start learning!

To learn more about Brainfuse tutors, system requirements and technical support, view the HelpNow User’s Guide.

Brainfuse is a student initiated service and should not be used as a school or class-wide assignment.

Driving Permit Practice Tests @ EPL

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Access free practice tests for your Indiana driver’s permit (car and motorcycle) through EPL’s Online Resources. Take the tests as many times as you like. You will get immediate feedback on your answers. Questions are based on the Indiana BMV Driver’s manual, which is accessible from the practice test site. The site also includes three CDL practice tests. To use this resource, you need to have an Elkhart Public Library card OR accessing from any EPL location via Wi-Fi or Library computer.

To access practice tests:
1.    Go to myepl.org/info247
2.    Click or tap >> Kids and Teens or >> Online Learning Courses
3.    Select Driving-Tests.org
4.    Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
5.    If you are in the Library, select Driving-Tests.org (card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

Check Out with Your Smartphone!

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Forget your library card? Now we can scan it from your smartphone! Just download an app and photograph your card. Voila! You have your Library barcode wherever you have your phone.

There are a number of “loyalty” or “rewards” card apps available.  Key Ring is one of them. It is well-reviewed, user-friendly and available for most smartphones. Go to www.keyringapp.com for more information, and to download it to your Android or iPhone. Key Ring is also available for Blackberry and Windows phones:

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Key Ring – Windows

For other “loyalty” or “rewards” card apps, check Google Play (Android), the App Store (iPhone), Blackberry App World or the Windows App Store. These are generally accessible directly from your phone.

Once your barcode is on your phone, you can use it just as you would your Elkhart Public Library card.