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...]

Author with focus on outdoors, parenting, to visit EPL

Indiana author Linda Akeson McGurk will share her take on parenting and Scandinavian culture and how the two can blend together, during a visit and book signing next month. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, McGurk will be at the downtown branch of the Elkhart Public Library for a talk and signing … [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...]

Online payment of fees, fines now available

Online payment to Elkhart Public Library for fines, fees and other transactions is now available. Online payment is available outside of EPL locations by accessing the "My Account" section at myEPL.org. At this time payment is only available if the outstanding balance due is at least $5. All major … [Read more...]

Remembering the Blizzard of 1978

The 'A Word for the Day' on the Thursday, Jan. 26, 1978 edition of the Elkhart Truth read "If you don't have somewhere to go, DON'T!" Such was the situation during the infamous Blizzard of 1978. Next week will mark 40 years since the infamous storm, which dumped nearly two feet of snow across the … [Read more...]

Prepare for the Battle of the Books

Fifth and six graders can build their teams and prepare for battle, a reading battle. The third Battle of the Books will take place Saturday, March 24 , with teams answering questions about the books they've read to claim glory for their team. Teams should be forming now, with each team made up … [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...]

Goodwill looking to assist job seekers in downtown Elkhart

Job seekers looking for assistance and help finding jobs close to home are invited to stop by the main branch and the Pierre Moran branch of EPL. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays in February Goodwill Industries will be at the Pierre Moran library, 2400 Benham Avenue in Elkhart, handing out information … [Read more...]

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