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...]

Zinio: Magazines on your Phone, Tablet or Computer!

Did you know that you can use your Elkhart Public Library card to download magazines to your computer, tablet or phone? No waiting list, no returns, no expiration date! What you’ll need: A computer or mobile device (tablet or smartphone) and an Internet connection An email account An Elkhart … [Read more...]

Elkhart/Goshen Libraries: Teaming Up to Serve You Better!

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Media Coverage Elkhart Truth Elkhart and Goshen Libraries Extending Services Goshen News Goshen, Elkhart Libraries Merge Borrowing Services Goshen News editorial Library Agreement a Good Idea that should be Expanded Countywide South … [Read more...]

Income Tax Resources and Assistance

Preparing your income taxes may never be fun, but we hope the resources available at the Elkhart Public Library will help to make it a bit less stressful. Quick Links EPL Online Tax Information links (IRS forms, instructions and publications) Local IRS offices and contact information Indiana … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Try It, Test It, Taste It!

by Marsha Eilers The holidays have passed, and with them the cooking and baking traditions. On to a new year and new creations from the kitchen! Beginning cooks and cooks aspiring to increase their expertise may well find some great tips, techniques, and skills to acquire in this eclectic selection … [Read more...]

Staff Reads: Favorites — 2014

Not surprisingly, Elkhart Public Library employees love to read. Here are our favorites of 2014 -- not necessarily new books; just those we most enjoyed reading or listening to in the past year. THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE (PROM) by Lauren Dane BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman (MYS) • Amazing book! THE … [Read more...]

Osolo Book in a Bottle Contest

Guess the Book in the Bottle! The Osolo Branch has a mystery for you to solve. Guess the title of the shredded book in the bottle. Get clues from reading the scraps of text. Everyone ages 12 through adult is invited to play. Five prizes will be awarded for guessing the correct title. If more … [Read more...]

Trees! Trees! Trees! Winners

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 … [Read more...]

Holiday Fun for Everyone

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 … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Lovin’ from the Oven

by Marsha Eilers 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 … [Read more...]

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