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Librarian by day, musician by night

Leading children’s programs by day. Playing saxophone in a cover band by night. It’s all in a day’s work for Erin Leiter. Leiter, the young people’s assistant at Elkhart Public Library’s Cleveland location for about the past two years, spent much of her career in Concord Community Schools as a paraprofessional. “Being a paraprofessional was […]

Overdrive Simplified: Meet Libby

Prolific readers can find their next ebook or audiobook on Libby. Libby, a newer version of the Overdrive app, allows a more user-friendly approach to get patrons reading quicker than ever. Simply download the Libby app on your device or access it through the library website and enter your card information and that is it. […]

Get experimental with mad science

Get grossed out and have some fun while tapping into your inner mad scientist Monday. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the downtown library, ETHOS will be on hand helping us to carry out some fun and gross experiments. We’ll also be learning about how organs work while doing an alien autopsy. < < Click here […]

Elkhart Public Library teaming up with NASA to implement STEAM education programs

Celebrating the sun, moon and life here on Earth, Elkhart Public Library is ready to kick off its second year with NASA @ My Library. One of just 75 libraries nationwide chosen for the program, Elkhart was selected for its commitment to STEAM education – science, technology, engineering, arts and math. ETHOS Science Center and Elkhart Community Schools will be partners […]

Things to do: Halloween activities at EPL

With October underway it’s the season of spooky, scary and fun and the Elkhart Public Library has a number of activities for Halloween fans of all ages. From stories of the paranormal to costume making and pumpkin launching, the library has you covered this season. Here are the activities happening this month: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12 to […]

Take a free ACT practice test and get tips for improvement

An opportunity for a free ACT practice test and advice on improvement is coming to Elkhart Public Library. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the downtown library, a limited number of practice ACT tests will be administered by Sylvan Learning Center tutors. According to librarian Allison McLean, this is a chance for high […]

Paranormal group to share tales, lead investigation

A paranormal investigation team will lead a paranormal investigation inside the library, as well as share stories of chasing Sasquatch, Dogmen and other unexplained phenomenon during a special program for Halloween. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, members of the BSR Paranormal group, which has Elkhart and Fort Wayne chapters, will lead a […]

Local author sees dream through with first novel

If it truly is never too late to follow a dream, author Mark Edward Langley is proof. Langley’s first novel, “The Path of the Dead” was released on Aug. 14, after 20 years in the making and now the Middlebury resident is focusing on writing the next one in the series. At 6:30 p.m. on […]

Access PressReader for free newspapers, magazines on any device

Get many of your favorite publications in one place with PressReader, now available at EPL. The digital reader program, available on desktop, as well as mobile devices via apps, offers thousands of English language and international newspapers and magazines. <<< Click here to get the app for your device >>> Publications include Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Chicago […]

Elkhart, Concord students gain valuable access to trusted online resources

This year, more than 20,000 students in the Elkhart area will have free access to resources enhancing their classroom learning and individual creativity. Elkhart Public Library offers “ecards” to all K-12 students in Elkhart and Concord schools. The individual barcode allows access to the digital library with resources ranging from online tutors, research tools, perspectives […]