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Today’s Elkhart and summer of ’69 share similarities

Back in the summer of ’69, Elkhart was focused on improving traffic patterns, debating whether the city should have one or two high schools, taking a hard pass on annexation, and getting more and more people to come downtown. And, with all those, local historian Paul Thomas of the Time Was Museum doesn’t hesitate to […]

Celebrate the Summer of Love with music

Celebrating 50 years since the original, Elkhart Public Library is bringing some of the Woodstock experience home this summer. OxStock, a Peace. Love. Library. Concert Experience, will take place Saturday, July 27, at Ox Bow County Park with support from 1st Source Bank. This unique music event features a nationally touring Jimi Hendrix tribute band, […]

Tap into your creativity

New resource Creativebug offers 1,000 craft tutorials Stop scrolling through Pinterest and trying to follow poorly made YouTube tutorials. You can get professional crafting help from real experts with Creativebug. The newest addition to EPL’s digital library, Creativebug allows users to access more than 1,000 crafting classes covering dozens of crafting mediums and all skill […]

Special Juneteenth celebration at Pierre Moran

A special double program will take place at Pierre Moran Wednesday, June 19 as a Juneteenth celebration. The concurrent programs will be going on to give children and adults an educational program that will fit with the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. one side of the […]

Summer reading introduces new genres, fosters excitement

Maddie Dougherty understood the payoff of reading for fun last summer. Her mom, Elizabeth, saw the payoff in other ways. Maddie was the grand prize winner of Reading Rocks, Elkhart Public Library’s 2018 summer reading program. She won tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The prizes may draw […]