Book selections for Presidents Day

When I changed my major to political science after my freshman year of college, friends wished me luck in the field my degree would allow me to pursue: construction. Several large loans and interesting professors later, I emerged with a piece of paper and a neverending interest in perspectives on … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Wellfield program finds winter home at EPL

The Wellfield Gardens Lil’ Sprouts program, continues for the winter months inside the warm and cozy EPL. From November to March the environmentally focused education program for preschool aged children will be held at the downtown branch, according to Jodie Papandrea, manager of volunteer and … [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...]

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...]

Storytime prepares, socializes children for pre-K

Storytime, a program held at three EPL branches on a weekly basis, helps introduce the library to children, as well as socializing them and preparing them for preschool. < < Register for Storytime on the Events Calendar > > According to Osolo branch supervisor librarian Donna Mitschelen, … [Read more...]

Cracking the code to create art

Over the next eight weeks, art will be created using a computer at Elkhart Public Library. Starting at 4:30 p.m.  Thursday, Jan. 11, in the downtown library, kids taking part in Coding Art will begin learning how to use a computer to make animations, photo filters, interactive artwork and more . … [Read more...]

Barney returns to be a reading partner for kids

Barney the St. Bernard is coming back to be a reading partner for kids this week. The trained dog, who helps kids gain confidence in their reading, returns for the February Paws to Read session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17 at Elkhart Public Library's downtown location. Parents can … [Read more...]

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