Extension Services takes the library outside its walls

Craig Cheney knocks on the door and opens it a crack, announcing his presence. "Norma, it's Craig," he calls. After hearing his welcome he walks in and is greeted warmly by Norma Wisoleek, an elderly library patron that is unable to leave her home, whom Cheney brings 10 books about every two weeks … [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 March and April

Avid readers will have plenty of new TV shows and movies to say "the book was better" about this year. We've rounded up the titles that are coming out over the next couple of months and tried to include the network and release date where we could and linked to the book inside our catalog. We'll … [Read more...]

How to research genealogy (and the best places to look)

When doing family genealogy research, it is easy to think that all of the information is online but backing that up with hard copy proof can be just as important. EPL has hundreds of resources and the expert help to find the information that family history researchers need to verify or prove the pieces … [Read more...]

Staff picks for best books of 2017

It should come as no surprise that staff at EPL love to read. Reading is what the librarians and staff here are passionate about and it isn't just books. Whether it's an audiobook, a graphic novel or an ebook, the staff here loves to consume it. As it is the last week of 2017, it seemed like a … [Read more...]

Free downloads and streaming media for all your devices

Save some dough after the holidays and fill up that new device with free movies, music and books. Elkhart Public Library offers all sorts of streaming services for entertainment - perfect to get you through long holiday weekends. (Speaking of which, all five library locations will be closed Dec. … [Read more...]

Marvel super heroes now available on your devices

Spiderman, Black Panther X-Men, the Avengers and more are all available at your fingertips thanks to Hoopla's recent addition of Marvel graphic novels to their online collection. Hoopla has added nearly 70 Marvel titles, from Star Wars to Deadpool and the Guardians of the Galaxy and they are all … [Read more...]

Book and drink pairings for the cold season

We asked a few of our librarians what books they're reading and what warming beverage they are pairing them with. As lake effect snow falls around the area and the cold weather settles in, it's a great time of the year to curl up inside with a good book and a warm drink. What is our staff pairing? Classic … [Read more...]

Brainfuse can save the day when you need an answer

Studying for a test or looking for homework help? Brainfuse has your answer. Brainfuse is a free service offered to Elkhart Public Library users - don't have a card? Get this card. It's available online or as an app, and will get you quick access to live help on lots of subjects - everything … [Read more...]

2018 Book club titles announced

The downtown EPL book club has unveiled their title selections for 2018. The club meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. According to club organizer Mary Ann Dubash, the books are chosen by the group from a list she gets from Indiana Humanities. "I give that list to the participants … [Read more...]

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