Take a walk, read a book at Wellfield

Visitors to the Wellfield Botantic Gardens can enjoy the beautiful flora and get a great story during Story Walk. The ongoing program pieces out a children's book onto stands around the gardens where visitors can walk up and read them as they make their way around the grounds. The current book … [Read more...]

Elkhart resident learns to read, gets first library card at age 57

Sandy Caldwell wanted to read the Bible to children at her church and she wanted to stop depending on her family members to do things for her. The problem for the 57-year-old Elkhart resident was that she couldn't read, she had never learned how. Caldwell says that her parents meant well when they … [Read more...]

Helping Hands turns plastic bags into mats for homeless

The Helping Hands mats program enters it second phase Saturday with a help session for those working on their mats. Helping Hands teaches attendees how to crochet plastic bags into mats for the homeless in the Elkhart County area. Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EPL will have help on hand … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 09

  PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING A Public Budget Hearing was held September 19, 2017, 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 Esteves, Jennifer … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Agenda 2017 10

EXECUTIVE SESSION (5:00 p.m.) The Board will meet in executive session as provided for by IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) Items (6), and (9), respectively: With respect to any Individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction; to discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees. Budget adoption … [Read more...]

Safety, education focus of fire prevention program

ELKHART –Stop, drop or roll in to the downtown library for a fire safety program Monday, Oct. 16. Keeping children and families safe is the first priority for Fire Prevention Week and the Elkhart Fire Department will help families plan during the program. Starting at 4:30 p.m., downtown, the … [Read more...]

Learn about Medicare Tuesday

Retiring is supposed to be easy but signing up for Medicare is often difficult or confusing for many new retirees. Thankfully, Medicare 101 is here to help. On Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m., the free educational program will be presented by the office of Rep. Jackie Walorski  at the downtown … [Read more...]

Paranormal group to share spooky tales

ELKHART — A paranormal investigation team will share stories of chasing Sasquatch, Dogmen and other unexplained phenomenon during a special program for Halloween. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, members of the BSR Paranormal group, which has Elkhart and Fort Wayne chapters, will speak at the downtown … [Read more...]

Friends make EPL better

The Friends of Elkhart Public Library provide more than just financial support for the library, they are a network of volunteers and donors committed to making it better for the community. According to Friends of EPL president Ken Clayborn, the group is seven years old, boasts about 140 members, … [Read more...]

Things to do: Halloween activities

With October underway it's the season of spooky, scary and fun and the Elkhart Public Library has a number of activities for Halloween fans of all ages. From stories of the paranormal to costume making and pumpkin launching, the library has you covered this season. Here are the activities happening … [Read more...]

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