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Learn more about the history of Juneteenth

In 2019, Elkhart residents came together at Canaan Baptist Church on the city’s south side to celebrate freedom. Today, the Juneteenth celebration will be renewed – part of a growing movement across the country to recognize the immensely important event of June 19, 1865. On that date, the delivery of the official military order freeing […]

All the details for curbside pick up at library locations

Beginning Monday, Elkhart Public Library locations will be open for curbside service. Of course, by that very nature they won’t be open for people to come inside, but you will finally be able to get new books and other items in your hands. Any items you have to return to the library should be placed […]

Interact with other humans and talk about books you’re reading at our virtual Roundtable

Reading Roundtable, normally a once-a-month gathering at Cleveland, goes online Monday, April 20. Keep reading to find the link to join.

Take the census and help the future

Taking the 2020 Census online is easy and can be done quickly. The data from the survey is all kept anonymous but the population data becomes important when trying to improve the roads and resources in our communities. There’s plenty of reasons for Hoosiers to take the survey, but there’s also one that can help […]

Tax Q&A coming to Downtown library

Tax season is upon us and EPL wants to help you get a jump on things with Talk 1040: Taking Your Tax Questions. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Downtown Library, experts from the Notre Dame Tax Clinic will be going over changes to the federal tax filing for the […]

Exclusive Q&A with Mrs. Claus

Ahead of her appearance with her husband at Elkhart Public Library’s downtown Christmas Party Monday, Mrs. Claus answered some questions we had during a phone interview. The transcript is below, which has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity. EPL: How long have you been coming to EPL? Mrs. Claus: I’ve been coming for about […]

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 […]

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