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Q&A: About EPL’s hours survey

Q: Why are you asking for public opinion? A: Elkhart Public Library keeps a strategic plan to define key areas of work for the coming three years. For the current plan, which runs through 2021, the community asked EPL to evaluate how we serve our diverse communities in a number of different ways, and one […]

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. 9 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 […]

Take a free SAT practice test and get tips for improvement

An opportunity for a free SAT practice test and advice on improvement is coming to Elkhart Public Library. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the downtown library, a limited number of practice SAT tests will be administered by Sylvan Learning Center tutors. According to librarian Allison McLean, this is a chance for high […]

Manhattan SHORT film fest is for the people

Be a film critic for an evening and have a say in a festival-winning movie during the Manhattan SHORT film festival Sept. 29. Starting at 7 p.m. at Five Star Dive Bar, 526 S. Main St. in Elkhart, 10 short films will be screened and afterwards, attendees can vote on their favorite. Tickets are $5 […]

Home repair help made easy

Cleveland Branch is changing from a library to a home repair a day as it hosts Dare to Repair. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, the branch will host Dare to Repair, a one-stop repair clinic for all your repair needs. Bring in a small appliance or bicycle that needs a […]

Monarch butterflies to star at Dunlap Tuesday

Stop in and see the butterflies at Dunlap Tuesday during their Butterflies Galore Open House. At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Elkhart County Parks will be giving a presentation about the Monarch butterflies that the library has and then attendees can see them up close on the counter. Dunlap keeps some caterpillars on […]

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 […]

Free legal advice returns to EPL

When legal troubles crop up, it’s nice to know a good lawyer, but good lawyers aren’t always affordable. That’s where the Volunteer Lawyer Network comes in. From 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, lawyers from the VLN will be at the downtown library to answer legal questions on a variety of topics. According to […]

Blast off into Summer Reading with astronaut Leland Melvin

From the football field to the International Space Station, Melvin’s story is sure to inspire Leland Melvin is more than an astronaut and former football player. This year’s summer reading kickoff speaker is a scientist, a photographer, an explorer, and an educator. He will tell his story on May 15 from the Lerner Theatre stage […]

Sex and money at the library Monday

No fooling here, the downtown Elkhart Public Library location is hosting two separate events Monday, April 1 focusing on many people’s favorite topics: sex and money. No April Fool’s joke. Just the taboo topics many are afraid to discuss. First, beginning at 6 p.m., learn how use Weiss Financial Ratings to research stocks and bonds […]

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