Explore Elkhart artist Ted Drake

The most famous logo in the sports world earned the artist $50. Ted Drake’s legacy, though, is priceless and goes far beyond the Notre Dame leprechaun. This summer, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is celebrating the late Elkhart artist and illustrator with a special exhibit at Elkhart Public … [Read more...]

Summer Reading prize includes Taylor Swift tickets, Nintendo Switch

The 2018 Summer Reading program will offer exciting prizes that live up to the “Reading Rocks” theme. Two grand prize winners will win tickets for them and a guest to attend Taylor Swift’s Indianapolis show on Sept. 15 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hotel accommodations provided by Edgerton Travel are … [Read more...]

Jeanie B brings music, fun to EPL

For music teacher and performer Jeanie Bratschie, it's all about sharing her love of music with children. Bratschie, who performs under the name Jeanie B., will host two shows on June 6, at 4 p.m. at the Dunlap Branch and at 6 p.m. downtown. Bratschie said she has been performing since she was … [Read more...]

Explore robots from the state library

Get hands on with robots during a special program at the downtown library. At 5 p.m. on Monday, June 4, children will be able to build and play with an assortment of small robots from the Indiana State Library at the downtown EPL branch. Robots including LEGO Wedo, Cubelets, Sphero Spark and more. … [Read more...]

Rock your reading from anywhere this summer

For those wanting to participate in summer reading but are traveling or just too busy to make it to a library branch for a book, there's another way. OverDrive, the ebook and audiobook provider, has some recommended books for young readers as part of their OverDrive Summer Read program beginning June … [Read more...]

Outdoor handbell concert coming to Osolo Branch

Ring in the summer season with a special outdoor concert at Osolo. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 the Resounding Glory handbell choir from the Elkhart Seventh Day Adventist Christian School will hold a public performance at Osolo. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. Bring … [Read more...]

Presidents visiting Elkhart

President Donald Trump is set to visit Elkhart Thursday with a rally at North Side Gymnasium, it got us thinking; how many other sitting presidents have visited the City with a Hart? While it might be difficult to know for sure about any pre-newspaper visits that there may have been, EPL's extensive … [Read more...]

Get homework help from National Honor Society students

For all K-12 students, Elkhart Public Library provides a space for after-school tutoring. Throughout the school year, National Honor Society students from area high schools will be available to help any student with their homework, no matter the subject. Tutors are not unlimited, so it is a first … [Read more...]

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...]

Read, hear the Pulitzer Prize winners at EPL

The Pulitzer Prize is among the most prestigious awards in literature and music. The 2018 winners were announced yesterday and EPL has them for you to enjoy for free. These are the pieces of work that everyone will be talking about, so don't miss out on them. Music "Damn" by Kendrick Lamar - … [Read more...]

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