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...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2017 07

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library was held July 18, 2017, at the 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 … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Artist enjoys the chance to bring out kids’ creativity

Middlebury artist Linda Pieri is returning to EPL for a class in February. 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. At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at … [Read more...]

Local Underground Railroad history to be discussed

History and fiction converge during a special program exploring the Underground Railroad and Elkhart County. At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at the Osolo Branch, Patrick McGuire, curator of education at Elkhart County Historical Museum will speak about the Underground Railroad and its connections … [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...]

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