Elkhart Public Library

Artist enjoys bringing out children’s creativity

Middlebury artist Linda Pieri is returning to EPL for two sessions at the Dunlap Branch in June. Pieri usually works with acrylics, charcoal and graphite. On top of her own art, Pieri teaches classes to people of all ages, showing them the art of acrylic, watercolor painting or graphite drawing. At 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 12 […]

Everything to know about genealogy research at EPL

When doing family genealogy research, it is easy to think that all of the information is online but backing that up with hard copy proof can be just as important. EPL has hundreds of resources and the expert help to find the information that family history researchers need to verify or prove the pieces that […]

Access books anywhere with Overdrive

Getting access to your reading and listening materials is easier than ever as the summer wraps up and school starts back up. OverDrive, the ebook and audiobook provider, has some recommended books for young readers and adults alike. Access OverDrive through MyEpl.org or by downloading their app and entering your library card information. The books are available […]

Meet a Librarian: Vonda Litwiller

Looking to make her lifelong love of books into a career, Vonda Litwiller pivoted from a career as a nutritionist into librarian 13 years ago. Now in her fifth year at EPL, Litwiller works as a reference librarian on the second floor. She oversees interlibrary loan, assists patrons by offering answers while working the reference […]

Get the information on DNA heritage

Researching genealogy can be daunting enough, but throwing the new DNA technology into things can really make it complicated. Before wading into the genetic testing waters, come out to DNA and Genealogy at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The event will take place at the library’s downtown location. Charise Markin, an experienced amateur genealogy researcher, […]

Great American Reads kicks off: How many have you read?

What’s the best book you’ve ever read? PBS’s eight part series The Great American Read will attempt to answer that question. And you have a say! They have put together a list of 100 of America’s best loved novels that span the depth and breadth the human experience and you can vote for your favorite. […]

Library offers learning, community place for families

When Heidi Gunn and her family moved back to the Dunlap area after nearly 20 years, the first place she took her daughters was to the library. “It’s good for our girls to know that where ever you go there is a library that you can plug in to,” said Gunn, referencing her daughters Lucy, […]

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