Read with the mayor & find out how he ‘Builds a Better World’

Joined by one of the city's big trucks, Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese will join in the summer reading fun at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 12. The hour-long program will take place downtown, 300 S. Second St. Mayor Neese was elected as the city's executive in November 2015, following six terms in the Indiana … [Read more...]

We see Eric Carle Day, that’s what we see – join us Friday

By Carmen Ritchie Young People's Services - Downtown Beloved author Eric Carle has brought joy to children for years with his colorful literary creations. Join us at the library all day this Friday, June 16, as we celebrate this famed author/illustrator and his books. A scavenger hunt, games, … [Read more...]

Talk it out during June’s book club – ‘Hollow City’

Take a trip to London, the "peculiar capital of the world." You'll find a group of quirky kids who've fled their home, stumbling around to find a way back to a different, more familiar time. "Hollow City," the sequel to Ransom Riggs' bestselling "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," is this … [Read more...]

Learn about the weather from WSBT’s Ed Russo on June 19

You probably can't build better weather like you can Build a Better World. But you certainly can learn more about what's possible when WSBT-TV meteorologist  Ed Russo visits Elkhart Public Library on Monday, June 19. (register here) Russo will be downtown at 4:30 p.m. to talk about his job. offer … [Read more...]

Get a chill on a hot summer day at ‘The Shack’

Free midweek movie downtown 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 Mack fought through an abusive childhood and emerged to be a husband with a stable family. Then, a canoeing accident changed everything. Will Mack find the life answers he seeks at "The Shack?"     … [Read more...]

5 of the best Beatles books you’ll find

As the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hits 50 (and the Billboard charts once more), we're getting nostalgic for everything John, Paul, George and Ringo. Our resident Beatles expert, reference librarian Earl Brenneman, reads every single Fab Four book that comes in. His top-five recommendations:   Tune … [Read more...]

Learn about the law during this summer series

A one-on-one Q&A presented by the Volunteer Lawyer Network Inc. kicks off the "Learn About The Law" series. The three-hour opportunity starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the downtown location. A number of lawyers, including Spanish-speaking attorneys, will be available to answer questions. In … [Read more...]

Attorney General’s office visiting downtown library Friday

From managing the “Do Not Call” list to helping reconnect owners to unclaimed property, the office of Indiana Attorney General plays an important role for consumers. This week, the mobile office for Curtis T. Hill Jr. will be visiting the downtown location of Elkhart Public Library. From about … [Read more...]

Outdoors and out loud – check out 3 great reads for summer

By Chuck Pieri Branch Children's Librarian As you look for books to read for the Summer Reading Program, here are some great picture books that are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Enjoy these titles with your family, friends, or just by yourself - and remember, reading is fun! Goodnight Already Author: … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 04

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library was held April 18, 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, Janice E. Dean, Carlos … [Read more...]

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