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...]

Get into a galaxy far, far away with these titles

Tis the season for joyous celebration. That's right, not just for the holidays, but it's time for another new Star Wars movie premiere. EPL can get you all set for the debut of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with all kinds of "Star Wars" universe titles. Not only does the library have a great assortment … [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...]

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 November Paws to Read session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 16 at Elkhart Public Library's downtown location. Parents can sign … [Read more...]

Holiday library activities have a little of everything

As the calendar year winds down and the holidays ramp up, EPL has the activities to get everyone into the spirit of the season. From carols to cards, there are a number of activities going on at all of the branches. Here are all of the activities going on in December: Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 … [Read more...]

Holiday handbell concert coming to Osolo Branch

Ring in the holiday season with a special concert at the Osolo Library. At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 the Resounding Glory handbell choir from the Elkhart Seventh Day Adventist Christian School will hold their first public performance at Osolo, focusing on holiday music. “Handbells have a unique … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 10

EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board met 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 Executive Session was held 5:00 … [Read more...]

Think of our Friends for Giving Tuesday

As the holidays come around, people's minds often turn to giving. There are many, many worthy charities to donate, one that is often overlooked is the Friends of Elkhart Public Library. The Friends are a network of library supporters, mostly volunteers, working to support and make the library better. President … [Read more...]

Artist enjoys the chance to bring out kids’ creativity

Middlebury artist Linda Pieri is returning to EPL for two classes this month. Pieri usually works with acrylics, charcoal and graphite. On top of her own art, Pieri teaches classes to people of all ages, showing them the art of acrylic painting or graphite drawing. On Thursday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 … [Read more...]

Be a gift-giving pro with these Black Friday searches

Be a gift-giving pro this holiday season with help from Elkhart Public Library. Two of the library’s online resources, NoveList and Consumer Reports, connect shoppers with recommendations and reviews to find the right gifts for everyone on their lists. NoveList makes recommendations based on … [Read more...]

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