Wine & Canvas with Friends

Wine and Canvas Fundraiser Join the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for a special Wine & Canvas paint party! Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of painting, laughter and good company. Sunday, August 28, 2:00-5:00 pm 409 South Main Street Elkhart, Indiana "A little nervous to paint? Don't … [Read more...]

Computer Classes: July/August 2016

Classes fill up fast! Reserve your spot by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847. COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE What do you want to learn? How to save files? Cut and paste? Email attachments? Library resources? Ebooks? Something else? Bring your questions, along with your laptop, … [Read more...]

Staff Reads

Looking for ideas for your Summer Reading?  Check out what EPL staff members are reading and listening to. ALIEN COLLECTIVE by Gini Koch (PSF) BECOMING GRANDMA: THE JOYS AND SCIENCE OF THE NEW GRANDPARENTING by Lesley Stahl (306.8745 S781, Audiobook) BOOK OF IVY by Amy Engel (YAPF) BOOKED … [Read more...]

On Your Mark, Get Set … READ! Summer Reading 2016

Read, Learn, Win! Starting June 1, visit any EPL location to sign up and pick up a reading log. Read 20 minutes a day for 5 days. (Preschool children and younger: read/be read to 10 minutes a day for 5 days.) Do 2 fun and simple learning activities. Bring your log back to the library for … [Read more...]

Exercise Your Mind … Adult Summer Reading Activities

Exercise Your Mind • Win Prizes You can: Play Reading Bingo Test your trivia skills Solve word puzzles Write book reviews (may be featured on our website and/or Facebook page) Pick up activity sheets at any EPL location. Each challenge you complete will be entered into a weekly prize … [Read more...]

Extended Time Limits on Internet Computers

Great news for those who use Elkhart Public Library’s Internet computers! Beginning May 31, 2016, the time limit will be extended from two hours to four hours per day! The initial session will still be 60 minutes. There will be pop-up notifications at ten minutes, five minutes and two minutes before … [Read more...]

Branch Open Houses May 21

  You are invited to an open house at any of our four branches on Saturday, May 21 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wherever you live in the Elkhart Public Library District, there is an EPL location near you. Come see what our branches have to offer! Apply for a Card; Get Free Stuff If you don't … [Read more...]

Stories in the Garden

Enjoy some family time at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1011 North Main Street in Elkhart. We will meet in the English Cottage Garden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, May through September, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. (In case of rain we will meet in the tented area.) A staff member from Elkhart Public … [Read more...]

New EPL Vans: Beautiful, Functional, and Efficient!

Perhaps you have already seen our beautiful new Library vans around town. One is for delivering Library materials (returns, holds, etc.) between EPL's five locations and the Goshen Public Library. The other is for our Outreach staff, who visit preschools, day care centers, retirement facilities, apartment … [Read more...]

Staff Reads

Happy spring! Isn't it great to be able to read outdoors again? Here are the books we have been reading and listening to. ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS by L.M. Montgomery (FIC, JFIC, YAFIC) AWKWARD by Svetlana Chmakova (YAGN) BECOMING GRANDMA: THE JOYS AND SCIENCE OF THE NEW GRANDPARENTING by Leslie Stahl … [Read more...]

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