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A dark winter filled with anguish, uncertainty … and hope

At Christmastime in the midst of a different dark winter, Elkhart already had lost far too many souls.  The weather was unseasonably warm. Main Street had no snow, but it did have a mobile Marine Corps recruiting station. Stores like Berman’s and Ziesel’s and Rosen Brothers ran festive holiday ads in the newspaper. The other […]

A legendary Elkhart figure delivered inspiration to Norman Vincent Peale

(Elkhart Public Library proudly supports “Legends of Michiana: The Martin Family” on WNIT-TV.) One of the most influential authors of the 20th Century, Norman Vincent Peale instructed generations to believe in “The Power of Positive Thinking.” The legendary pastor, who was close friends with one president and guided another to believe in himself, spent nearly […]

Bid on classic Read posters and support EPL

Decorate your walls with your favorite celebrities, their love of libraries and reading with our collection of vintage read posters. These posters were as ubiquitous in the ’90s as ‘got milk?’ campaign and acid-washed jeans. These posters have been used and loved at Elkhart Public Library but are now ready to find new homes. They […]