Ingredients for Cupcake Wars? Kids, sugar and fun, of course

With a Kindle Fire on the line, kids will get the chance to show off their cupcake decorating skills as a part of the Elkhart Public Library’s first-ever Cupcake Wars. Children between the ages of 10 and 14 will compete at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the lower level of the downtown library. Participants … [Read more...]

Author to talk about her travels on the Barn Quilt Trail

What: Barn Quilt Trail – An evening with author Suzi Parron When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 Where: Elkhart Public Library, 300 S. Second St. Cost: Free   A colorful barn quilt doesn’t just happen along a dusty country road, and Suzi Parron is all about hunting down the stories behind … [Read more...]

What you need to know about the August solar eclipse: educational programs and free viewing glasses

Seeing the moon pass in front of the sun is a rare thing - perhaps even a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Your chance comes this summer. A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Elkhart County, and it will look like something took a bite out of the sun. Nearly 90 percent of the sun will be covered … [Read more...]

What’s for dinner? Try out some of these summer delights

By Katrina Maust Reference Librarian Summer means food: picnics, grilling, fruit picking, canning, ice cream, and so much delicious more. I call summer my “food experiment season” so here is a roundup of titles to get your juices going. What about you? Do you have food experiment ideas to … [Read more...]

6 titles that will make you feel anything is possible

By Allison McLean Young People's Services The heat of summer is truly here. It is the perfect weather for beach or poolside reading. Young adult fiction captures that blissful summertime feeling of freedom and being young, when it feels like anything is possible. Check out one of these books and … [Read more...]

Big choice? Go with stories about small acts of kindness

  By Chuck Pieri Branch Children's Librarian As you take time to read with your children this summer, the choices can seem overwhelming.  What books should you choose out of all the ones on the shelves?   This week’s selections will give you a glimpse into the triumph of the human spirit—that … [Read more...]

Keepers of the bees encouraging kids to learn more

Honeybees are a small but important part of our world. They affect the production of things like fruit and almonds, and more. “What a lot of people don’t realize is, bees also affect your beef cattle,” Deb Harris says. “A lot of the food the beef eats has to be pollinated by bees.” Deb … [Read more...]

We’ve got the complete story on a presidential scandal with anonymous sources & tapes

A single event 45 years ago this week ended up forever changing Americans’ perceptions of the presidency. The burglary at the Watergate Office Building in Washington on June 17, 1972, consumed the administration of Richard M. Nixon until the president’s resignation a little more than two years … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 05

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library was held May 16, 2017, at the Main Library and called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Janice E. Dean, President.     ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS Members present:  Renee’ Cocanower, Mary E. Davis, … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Agenda 2017 06

BOARD MEETING ROLL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS CONSENT AGENDA Adopt Agenda Minutes of the Last Meeting Business Manager’s Report and Finances Financial Reports – May 2017 Claims-to-be-paid –May/June 2017 Projected Summary of Cash –June/July 2017 Cash Flow & Investment … [Read more...]

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