Summer Reading prize includes Taylor Swift tickets, Nintendo Switch

The 2018 Summer Reading program will offer exciting prizes that live up to the “Reading Rocks” theme. Two grand prize winners will win tickets for them and a guest to attend Taylor Swift’s Indianapolis show on Sept. 15 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hotel accommodations provided by Edgerton Travel are … [Read more...]

Jeanie B brings music, fun to EPL

For music teacher and performer Jeanie Bratschie, it's all about sharing her love of music with children. Bratschie, who performs under the name Jeanie B., will host two shows on June 6, at 4 p.m. at the Dunlap Branch and at 6 p.m. downtown. Bratschie said she has been performing since she was … [Read more...]

Explore robots from the state library

Get hands on with robots during a special program at the downtown library. At 5 p.m. on Monday, June 4, children will be able to build and play with an assortment of small robots from the Indiana State Library at the downtown EPL branch. Robots including LEGO Wedo, Cubelets, Sphero Spark and more. … [Read more...]

Rock your reading from anywhere this summer

For those wanting to participate in summer reading but are traveling or just too busy to make it to a library branch for a book, there's another way. OverDrive, the ebook and audiobook provider, has some recommended books for young readers as part of their OverDrive Summer Read program beginning June … [Read more...]

Summer Reading to kick off with original Pete the Cat author

Elkhart Public Library is excited to announce that best-selling children’s author Eric Litwin will kick off the 2018 Summer Reading program, “Reading Rocks.” Litwin, writer of the original four “Pete the Cat” books, “The Nuts” and “Groovy Joe” will bring his unique music and story … [Read more...]

Presidents visiting Elkhart

President Donald Trump is set to visit Elkhart Thursday with a rally at North Side Gymnasium, it got us thinking; how many other sitting presidents have visited the City with a Hart? While it might be difficult to know for sure about any pre-newspaper visits that there may have been, EPL's extensive … [Read more...]

Get into a galaxy far, far away with these titles

  Enjoy Stars Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You) with these Star Wars related titles in our collection you can check out to get into the galaxy. Sci-Fi "Sacrifice" by Karen Traviss "Phasma" by Delilah Dawson "Empire's end" by Chuck Wendig "Star Wars: Thrawn" by Timothy Zahn "Bloodline" … [Read more...]

Free Comic Book Day has something for everyone

All comic fans are sure to find something to enjoy on Free Comic Book Day at the Elkhart Public Library. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at all library branches, we'll be giving away free comics. At the downtown library, we'll also be showing comic shows such as The Amazing Spider-Man … [Read more...]

Elkhart Education Foundation partners with EPL for student success

When author Eric Litwin comes to town in May, it will be one more chapter in the story of how the Elkhart Education Foundation has invested in the success of local students. Since August 2015, when the foundation board hired its first employee, Elkhart teachers and supporting organizations have received … [Read more...]

Lawyers to cover parenting rights in English and Spanish

The Indiana Latino Bar Association will be at the Pierre Moran library next week to discuss parental and guardianship rights to both Spanish and English patrons. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Pierre Moran branch, attorneys will be discussing visitation rights for custodial and non-custodial … [Read more...]

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