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Researchers unlock forgotten and untold African American genealogy

With more than 40 years of “dabbling” in genealogy, Roberta Ridley still finds stories about her ancestors that take her breath away.  Roberta says she discovered her great-grandfather was taken […]

Jazz fest delivered fantastic high notes at ill-fated Midway Motor Lodge

The hotel never quite delivered on its promise, but it gave life to the city's biggest event.

Dunlap reopening showcases an American Idol winner in concert

We’re celebrating the grand reopening of our Dunlap Branch on Tuesday, June 14. Join us at 4 p.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Greater Elkhart Chamber. Take a tour […]

Rocking the roof – free Curbside Concerts are back

Curbside Concerts are back, this time with a spring series running through Elkhart Jazz Fest weekend. The shows are free. Bands play on our roof, so bring camp chairs and […]

Hear a story in the gardens

Throughout the summer families are invited to a special story time held outside in the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. At 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday May 3 through September 27, join an […]

10 things you didn’t know about your new library card

Your Elkhart Public Library card gives you access to lots of books, movies and research materials. But it also does so much more. To help you get to know the […]

See the new Cleveland Branch during welcome week

We’re ready to celebrate the reopening of our Cleveland Branch following its renovation! Join us for Cleveland Welcome Week, May 9-14. We’ll cut the ribbon with the Greater Elkhart Chamber […]

Free books returns to feed minds

Elkhart Public Library is partnering up this summer to give away more than 1,000 books. EPL with the support of the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library are bringing back […]

Journey to 1,000 books: A trip to the library

Editor’s note: This is the fifth part in a series documenting one parent’s approach to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Part 1 can be found here Part 2 can be found here […]