Make and taste foods at EPL Wednesday

Taste test items or use science to make a treat during two food activities Wednesday. At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Osolo branch, children and teens will have an opportunity to make homemade ice cream in a bag using a little science at STEM in a Bag. It's a great, fun experiment that can be replicated … [Read more...]

Extension Services takes the library outside its walls

Craig Cheney knocks on the door and opens it a crack, announcing his presence. "Norma, it's Craig," he calls. After hearing his welcome he walks in and is greeted warmly by Norma Wisoleek, an elderly library patron that is unable to leave her home, whom Cheney brings 10 books about every two weeks … [Read more...]

Read up during Black History Month

February is Black History Month and now is a great time to pick up some books and read some of the thoughtful, inspirational and funny books from African-American authors. These are just a selection of the titles in the EPL system, so stop in and pick out a book. General books: "Defining … [Read more...]

Local Underground Railroad history to be discussed

History and fiction converge during a special program exploring the Underground Railroad and Elkhart County. At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at the Osolo Branch, Patrick McGuire, curator of education at Elkhart County Historical Museum will speak about the Underground Railroad and its connections … [Read more...]

Tax resources at EPL

Taxes are as certain as, well, you know. With tax season ramping up, a lot of people are looking for where to go to get assistance and forms for their taxes. Elkhart Public Library has a limited amount of tax forms from the federal government and Indiana. The government has limited the number … [Read more...]

Top Five Tuesdays: Get financial tips

This February, Centier Bank and the Elkhart Public Library are teaming up to help people get financially set. Top Five Tuesdays, starting at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in February, will offer the Top Five tips for everything to get finances in order: credit score, budgeting, saving and paying down debt. < … [Read more...]

Author with focus on outdoors, parenting, to visit EPL

Indiana author Linda Akeson McGurk will share her take on parenting and Scandinavian culture and how the two can blend together, during a visit and book signing next month. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, McGurk will be at the downtown branch of the Elkhart Public Library for a talk and signing … [Read more...]

From books to the big screen: Adaptations coming out in January and February

Avid readers will have plenty of new TV shows and movies to say "the book was better" about this year. Dozens of screen, both big and small, adaptations will debut on all platforms, from network TV to streaming apps and of course blockbuster movies are scheduled for release. We've rounded up the … [Read more...]

Online payment of fees, fines now available

Online payment to Elkhart Public Library for fines, fees and other transactions is now available. Online payment is available outside of EPL locations by accessing the "My Account" section at At this time payment is only available if the outstanding balance due is at least $5. All major … [Read more...]

Remembering the Blizzard of 1978

The 'A Word for the Day' on the Thursday, Jan. 26, 1978 edition of the Elkhart Truth read "If you don't have somewhere to go, DON'T!" Such was the situation during the infamous Blizzard of 1978. Next week will mark 40 years since the infamous storm, which dumped nearly two feet of snow across the … [Read more...]

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