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Trees! Trees! Trees! Winners

Administrator : December 10, 2014 4:07 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Congratulations to the winners of the Trees! Trees! Trees! contest/silent auction, sponsored and organized by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library:

  • Michiana Miniature Guild (Most Beautiful)
  • Heather Pollard (Most Literary)
  • Fairfield Senior Cosmo (Childhood Memories AND People’s Choice)

Well done, everyone! The entries were all outstanding, and the judges had a tough time deciding. Thanks to all who participated! Because of your efforts, the Friends raised $663.50 to use in support of EPL services.

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See all of the entries HERE


Thank You!

Trees! Trees! Trees! was sponsored & organized by:

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Mini-trees were donated by:

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Prizes were provided by:

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Holiday Fun for Everyone

Administrator : December 4, 2014 2:10 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Kids, Teens

SL-Winterfest Fun 2014 REVISED

Holiday Fun at the Main Library
December 6-13, 2014

Downtown Elkhart’s Winterfest begins Saturday, December 6 with a parade on Main Street at 6:00 pm. Watch for the Elkhart Public Library float, and be sure to wave as we go by. The Main Library has a festive array of activities planned for Winterfest week: Live entertainment, a heartwarming family movie, tech demos, crafts, a photo booth, a visit from Santa… something for everyone!

Featured Entertainment

Rock out to a Christmas-themed performance by the percussive, high-energy Golden Beats. Watch a Winterfest Wednesday movie (JACK FROST). Pose with props in Saturday’s Holiday Photo Booth. Hear holiday stories from the amazing Mr. Pieri.

 

Holiday Fun 2014 Schedule of Events
(at the Main Library)

Click on an event for more information. Some programs require registration.

Monday, December 8
Adventure: Christmas Party • 4-5 pm
Computer Tutor One-on-One • 5:30-7:30 pm • Limited to 4; reserve your time slot!

Tuesday, December 9
Technology Demo & Instruction • 4-6 pm • Drop in with your tablet or eReader, get your questions answered, and learn about downloading digital library books and magazines.

Wednesday, December 10
Golden Beats • 4-5 pm
Winterfest Movie: JACK FROST (PG) • 6-8 pm

Thursday, December 11
• Computer Tutor One-on-One 9:30-11:30 am • Limited to 4; reserve your time slot!
Technology Demo & Instruction • 4-6 pmDrop in with your tablet or eReader, get your questions answered, and learn about downloading digital library books and magazines.

Saturday, December 13
Craft Corner • 9 am-1 pm
Holiday Photo Booth • 9 am-1 pm • We’ll have the background & props. Bring your camera to Children’s Room for some holiday “selfies,” (or maybe “elfies?”)
St. Nick will be here! • 10 am-noon
Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud • 10-10:45 am & 11-11:45 am
Popcorn! • 11 am-noon

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Cookbook Corner: Lovin’ from the Oven

Administrator : December 4, 2014 2:00 pm : Elkhart Public Library

by Marsha Eilers
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Fire up the ovens! ‘Tis time to bake something wonderful to fight off the chill, sweeten the meal, or give as a present. For beginning bakers to experienced professionals, the cookbooks in this month’s list offer something new to tempt friends and family. Try a recipe from a world-famous bakery, a delicacy from a renowned pastry chef, or sample the variety of options for those who want gluten-free treats. It’s all here at your Elkhart Public Library.

ALLERGEN-FREE BAKING

THE DIVVIES BAKERY COOKBOOK: NO NUTS, NO EGGS, NO DAIRY, JUST DELICIOUS!  by Lori Sandler.  St. Martin’s Press, c2010.  641.815 S217

LEARNING TO BAKE ALLERGEN-FREE: A CRASH COURSE FOR BUSY PARENTS ON BAKING WITHOUT WHEAT, GLUTEN, DAIRY, EGGS, SOY OR NUTS by Colette F. Martin.  The Experiment, c2012.  641.56318 M379

BAKERY COOKBOOKS

Bakery foodstuffs setTHE BACK IN THE DAY BAKERY COOKBOOK: MORE THAN 100 RECIPES FROM THE BEST LITTLE BAKERY IN THE SOUTH by Cheryl Day.  Artisan, c2012.  641.86 D273

BOUCHON BAKERY by Thomas Keller.  Artisan, c2012.  641.815 K29

THE SONO BAKING COMPANY COOKBOOK: THE BEST SWEET AND SAVORY RECIPES FOR EVERY OCCASION by John Barricelli.  Clarkson Potter, c2010.  641.815 B275

BASIC BAKING

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS BAKING: MORE THAN 350 RECIPES PLUS TIPS AND TECHNIQUES.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  641.815 B565h

HOW TO BE A BREADHEAD: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BAKING by Dominic Garramone.  Reedy Press, c2012.  641.815 G238

ILLUSTRATED STEP-BY-STEP BAKING by Caroline Bretherton.  DK Pub., 2011.  641.815 B844

IN A NUTSHELL: COOKING AND BAKING WITH NUTS AND SEEDS by Cara Tannenbaum.  W.W. Norton & Company, 2014  641.645 T166

BREAD

Bread IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT LOAF: A HOME BAKER’S ODYSSEY by Samuel Fromartz.  Viking, 2014.  641.815 F931

THE NEW ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY: THE DISCOVERY THAT REVOLUTIONIZES HOME BAKING by Jeff Hertzberg. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2013.  641.815 H576ne

STEP-BY-STEP BREAD by Caroline Bretherton.  DK Pub., 2012.  641.815 B844st

CAKE 

THE ART OF THE CAKE: THE ULTIMATE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BAKING AND DECORATING PERFECTION by Mich Turner.  Universe Pub., c2011.  641.8653 T949ar 

SIMPLY SWEET COLORCAKES: WOW-WORTHY DESSERTS ANYONE CAN MAKE.  Oxmoor House, 2014.  641.86 S612

SURPRISE-INSIDE CAKES: AMAZING CAKES FOR EVERY OCCASION — WITH A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA INSIDE by Amanda Rettke.  William Morrow, 2014.  641.8653 R439

CHRISTMAS BAKING

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BETTY CROCKER CHRISTMAS COOKIES by Betty Crocker.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  641.8654 C938ch

TASTE OF HOME CHRISTMAS: 465 RECIPES FOR A MERRY HOLIDAY!  Taste of Home Books, 2013.  641.5686 T215

VEGAN FOOD GIFTS: MORE THAN 100 INSPIRED RECIPES FOR HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS, PRESERVES, AND OTHER EDIBLE GIFTS EVERYONE WILL LOVE by Joni-Marie Newman.  Fair Winds Press, 2012.  641.5636 N553

CLASSICS 

BAKED EXPLORATIONS: CLASSIC AMERICAN DESSERTS REINVENTED by Matt Lewis.  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010.  641.86 L675

HOME BAKED COMFORT by Kim Laidlaw.  Weldon Owen, c2011.  641.815 L185

TASTE OF HOME BAKESHOP FAVORITESTaste of Home Books, c2013.  641.815 T215h

COOKIES

BETTY CROCKER THE BIG BOOK OF COOKIES.  John Wiley & Sons, c2012.  641.8654 B5658

THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO COOKIE DECORATING by Autumn Carpenter.  Creative Publishing International, 2013.  641.8654 C295

Chocolate chip cookiesTHE DAILY COOKIE: 365 TEMPTING TREATS FOR THE SWEETEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE by Anna Ginsberg.  Andrews McMeel Pub., c2012.  641.8654 G493

DECORATING COOKIES: 60+ DESIGNS FOR HOLIDAYS, CELEBRATIONS & EVERYDAY by Bridget Edwards.  Lark Crafts, c2012.  641.8654 E26

THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING TEST KITCHEN COOKIE LOVER’S COOKBOOK: GOOEY, CHEWY, SWEET & LUSCIOUS TREATS.  Hearst Books, c2012.  641.8654 G646

SIMPLY SENSATIONAL COOKIES: BRIGHT FRESH FLAVORS, NATURAL COLORS & EASY, STREAMLINED TECHNIQUES by Nancy Baggett.  J. Wiley & Sons, c2013.  641.8654 B14si

GLUTEN-FREE

GLUTEN-FREE BAKING by Phil Vickery.  Firefly Books, 2011.  641.5638 V637

CookiesGLUTEN-FREE COOKIES: FROM SHORTBREADS TO SNICKERDOODLES, BROWNIES TO BISCOTTI: 50 RECIPES FOR COOKIES YOU CRAVE by Luane Kohnke.  Sellers Pub., c2011.  641.5638 K79

THE HOW CAN IT BE GLUTEN FREE COOKBOOK: REVOLUTIONARY TECHNIQUES, GROUNDBREAKING RECIPESAmerica’s Test Kitchen, 2014.  641.563 H847

THE JOY OF GLUTEN-FREE, SUGAR-FREE BAKING: 80 LOW-CARB RECIPES THAT OFFER SOLUTIONS FOR CELIAC DISEASE, DIABETES, AND WEIGHT LOSS by Peter Reinhart. Ten Speed Press, c2012.  641.5638 R371

SWEET CRAVINGS: 50 SEDUCTIVE DESSERTS FOR A GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE by Kyra Bussanich.  Ten Speed Press, 2013.  641.86 B981

PASTRY

THE ART OF FRENCH PASTRY by Jacquy Pfeiffer.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.  641.865 P526

Caramel Apple CakesBAKE IT, DON’T FAKE IT!: A PASTRY CHEF SHARES HER SECRETS FOR IMPRESSIVE (AND EASY) FROM-SCRATCH DESSERTS by Heather Bertinetti. Rachael Ray Books: Atria, 2013.  641.86 B544

THE PASTRY CHEF’S APPRENTICE: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CREATING AND BAKING SWEET CONFECTIONS AND PASTRIES, TAUGHT BY THE MASTERS by Mitch Stamm.  Quarry Books, 2011.  641.865 S783

PERFECT PIES & MORE: ALL NEW PIES, COOKIES, BARS, AND CAKES FROM AMERICA’S PIE-BAKING CHAMPION by Michele Stuart.  Ballantine Books, 2013.  641.8652 S932

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Holiday Fun for Winterfest Week

Administrator : December 2, 2014 1:18 pm : Elkhart Public Library

SL-Winterfest Fun 2014

Holiday Fun at the Main Library
December 6-13, 2014

Downtown Elkhart’s Winterfest begins Saturday, December 6 with a parade on Main Street at 6:00 pm. Watch for the Elkhart Public Library float, and be sure to wave as we go by. The Main Library has a festive array of activities planned for Winterfest week: Live music, a heartwarming family movie, tech demos, crafts, a photo booth, a visit from Santa… something for everyone!

Featured Entertainment

Enjoy a concert of old-fashioned Christmas music — folk and mountain style — performed on authentic acoustic instruments by the Promissory Notes. Rock out to a Christmas-themed performance by the percussive, high-energy Golden Beats. Watch a Winterfest Wednesday movie (JACK FROST).

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Promissory Notes will not be performing on the 8th.

Holiday Fun 2014 Schedule of Events
(at the Main Library)

Click on an event for more information. Some programs require registration.

Monday, December 8
Adventure: Christmas Party • 4-5 pm
Computer Tutor One-on-One • 5:30-7:30 pm • Limited to 4; reserve your time slot!
Promissory Notes • 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 9
Technology Demo & Instruction • 4-6 pm • Drop in with your tablet or eReader, get your questions answered, and learn about downloading digital library books and magazines.

Wednesday, December 10
Golden Beats • 4-5 pm
Winterfest Movie: JACK FROST (PG) • 6-8 pm

Thursday, December 11
• Computer Tutor One-on-One 9:30-11:30 am • Limited to 4; reserve your time slot!
Technology Demo & Instruction • 4-6 pmDrop in with your tablet or eReader, get your questions answered, and learn about downloading digital library books and magazines.

Saturday, December 13
Craft Corner • 9 am-1 pm
Holiday Photo Booth • 9 am-1 pm • We’ll have the background & props. Bring your camera to Children’s Room for some holiday “selfies,” (or maybe “elfies?”)
St. Nick will be here! • 10 am-noon
Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud • 10-10:45 am & 11-11:45 am
Popcorn! • 11 am-noon

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Now Showing! December Movies @ EPL

Administrator : November 28, 2014 10:49 am : Elkhart Public Library

Free Movies — With Popcorn!

Wednesday, December 3 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
PrintMain Midweek Movie
• 22 Jump Street (2014) • R

Friday, December 5 • 2-5 pm • Main Library
Christmas Comedy Double Feature
• Christmas with the Kranks (2004) • R
• National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) • PG-13

Wednesday, December 10 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Winterfest Movie
• Jack Frost (1998) • PG

Wednesday, December 17 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) • PG-13

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