Learn a New Language FREE through Elkhart Public Library

You may not be visiting a pirate ship anytime soon, but if you do, Mango Languages can help you learn the lingo.* Mango is an online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for more than 60 languages. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and your Elkhart Public … [Read more...]

Golden Beats

The Golden Beats are coming! They will bring their percussive passion to the Main Library on Thursday, September 18, at 2:00 pm. If you have not yet experienced this high-energy group, you're in for a treat! Their show will be pirate-themed as a lead-in to Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is Friday. … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Minutes 2014 07

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. Members present: Krystal Anderson, Brian Byrn, Renee' Cocanower, Mary E. Davis, Janice E. Dean, Jennifer Nielsen, and Scott … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Organic Harvest

Is your garden overflowing with cherry tomatoes and zucchini; perhaps a plethora of peppers and cucumbers? Or do you come home from the Farmers’ Market loaded with fresh produce and would like to come up with new ways to prepare it? The Elkhart Public Library’s cookbook collection includes many titles … [Read more...]

EPL Welcomes a New Director

Elkhart Public Library is pleased to introduce our new director, Lisa Guedea Carreño! Lisa comes to us from Goshen College, where she was the director of the Harold and Wilma Good Library. She lives in Dunlap with her husband, Sonny, and daughter, Genevieve. They have two cats, Sadie and LOBS (named … [Read more...]

EPL Director Deb Stewart Retires

Friday, August 22 will be Deb Stewart’s last day as Director of the Elkhart Public Library. Stewart joined EPL in 2000 as manager of the Osolo Branch, coming to us from the Sturgis District Library in Sturgis, Michigan. She transferred to the Main Library in 2003 when the position of Assistant Director … [Read more...]

We’re In It to Win It: Cardboard Boat Race 2014

The EPL Friend-Ship, 2013 Cardboard Boat Race entry We came in third last year. This year we're aiming for FIRST. Our crew is hard at work constructing a lean, mean rowing machine. Come on out and cheer us on! What Floats Your (cardboard) Boat Race Presented by the United Way of Elkhart County • Friday, … [Read more...]

EPL Staff Reads: July 2014

We read mostly fiction and genre fiction in July, including quite a few Young Adult (YA) novels. One staffer in Young People's Services immersed herself in children's poetry. Enjoy! ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner (FIC; Audio Book; Large Type) • I have seen this book at the top of many “beach … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Lunchbox Surprise

It is back to school time, and time to rethink what might go into those lunchboxes and brown bags for the boys and girls to eat.  A number of newer titles are available at the Elkhart Public Library, emphasizing quick and easy meals, as well as healthy ones.  Ideas and recipes abound, from those promising … [Read more...]

Overdrive Challenge Winners!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who borrowed eBooks and audio eBooks in June! Because of you, we won $2,500 to use for building our digital collection. The Challenge To raise awareness of digital library lending, Overdrive, EPL’s digital media supplier, offered $2,500 in content credit as an incentive … [Read more...]

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