NIGHT CIRCUS: One Book, Many Magical Activities

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.” Discover the magical world of Le Cirque des Rêves! Erin Morgenstern’s 2011 debut novel, THE NIGHT CIRCUS, is this year’s selection for One Book, One Michiana, a month-long, … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2015 02

ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Elkhart Public Library was called to order by Janice E. Dean, President, at 5:30 p.m. at the Osolo Branch, 3429 East Bristol Street, Elkhart, IN 46514. Members present: Krystal Anderson, Brian Byrn, Renee’ Cocanower, … [Read more...]

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Big Library Read

SHAKESPEARE SAVED MY LIFE: TEN YEARS IN SOLITARY WITH THE BARD by Laura Bates is the latest Big Library Read from OverDrive. This global reading event will run from March 17-31, 2015. Starting March 17, Elkhart Public Library card holders can download the eBook SHAKESPEARE SAVED MY LIFE from our … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Plotting & Planning

by Marsha Eilers The seed catalogs have arrived!  It is time to start planning what will go into the plots, containers, and raised beds.  Cooks know that the best food is fresh, and there is no fresher food to be found than that plucked or pulled from a personally tended garden.  Limited space need … [Read more...]

Staff Reads: February 2015

It has been a long, cold winter. What better way to wait it out than to curl up with a good book? Here are the books we warmed up with in February. ALL THINGS HIDDEN by Tracie Peterson (IF, eBook, Large Print) AS YOU WISH: INCONCEIVABLE TALES FROM THE MAKING OF THE PRINCESS BRIDE by Cary Elwes … [Read more...]

Now Showing! Movies @ EPL March/April 2015

Free Movies -- With Popcorn! Monday, March 9 • 4:30-6 pm  • Main Library Fun Family Movie The Box Trolls (2014) • PG Wednesday, March 11 • 6-8 pm • Main Library Main Midweek Movie Dumb and Dumber To (2014) • PG-13 Wednesday, March 25 • 6-8 pm • Main Library Main Midweek … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Bon Appétit

The cookbook collection at the Elkhart Public Library provides any cook or chef with recipes and techniques for extending their culinary skills and range. The mystique and allure of French cuisine may intimidate the novice. But along with Julia Childs’ classic, MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, … [Read more...]

Bring Your Child to the Library ♥ February 14

Valentine's Day is Take Your Child to the Library Day at EPL! Bring your children to the Elkhart Public Library on Saturday, February 14, for stories, crafts, and some extra special reading activities. Saturday hours are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Crafts & Prizes ♥  Create a special Valentine … [Read more...]

Staff Reads: January 2015

Wow! Have we been reading! Here are some of the books EPL staff members were reading and listening to in January. There were so many, we saved quite a few for next month's post. AFTER I’M GONE by Laura Lippman (MYS, Audiobook) • A well-written mystery which occasionally bogged down in relationship … [Read more...]

Black History Month

In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month, a time for the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” It is also known as National African-American … [Read more...]

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