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...]

Need last minute Thanksgiving cooking help?

It's Monday, Thanksgiving is Thursday and maybe you're panicking because you promised to cook the big meal but don't know where to start? Or maybe you've never cooked a turkey and want to give it a try but would like some expert reinforcement? EPL has the books to help. Don't rely on some unproven … [Read more...]

Closed for Christmas, so check out our streaming services

As we observe Christmas Eve and Christmas, all Elkhart Public Library locations will be closing at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 and re-open on Tuesday, Dec. 26. But you always can access our streaming services: RBdigital for magazines (formerly Zinio) with no waiting and no limits, and also books and audiobooks. … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Agenda 2017 11

  Board meeting Agenda 2017 11 21 ROLL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS CONSENT AGENDA Adopt Agenda Minutes of the Last Meeting Business Manager’s Report and Finances Financial Reports – October Claims-to-be-paid –October/November Projected Summary of Cash –November/December … [Read more...]

Learn survival skills with Elkhart County Parks Monday

Get hands on with history and learn how our ancestors lived and thrived during Adventure: Native Americans with Elkhart County Parks Monday. Starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Downtown library, Krista Daniels, interpretive naturalist for Elkhart County Parks will lead hands-on active lessons … [Read more...]

Pick out a tree, help the library

The third Trees, Trees, Trees event began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Dec. 2. The silent auction features 11 uniquely decorated two-foot Christmas trees, all prepared by volunteers, available for bid in the front lobby of the downtown library. Bidding sheets are available on the computer kiosks … [Read more...]

Suggested Reading: If you like NaRae Lee…

The librarians here at EPL love data and love pouring over that data to make the experience of the library better for our patrons. We looked over the data from the past month to see which authors were the most popular. In the Young Adult group, the author with the most titles in circulation was … [Read more...]

Can you beat the clock?

Come race against the clock and your friends during the Minute It to Win It program Tuesday. Beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, teens are invited to try their hand at nine mini games that will be set up around the room. No registration is required for the event. According to Young People … [Read more...]

Wellfield program finds winter home at EPL

As the winter weather approaches and animals and trees go into hibernation, so too will the Wellfield Gardens Lil’ Sprouts program, which spends the winter months inside the warm and cozy EPL. From Nov. to March the environmentally focused education program for preschool aged children will be held … [Read more...]

Saluting service: Veterans Day books

Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and the perfect time to stop, reflect on the service of all those that served in the armed forces and thank them. While many people have never served, there are plenty of good reads out there to get an understanding of the courage and bravery of those that served. Those … [Read more...]

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