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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 […]

Storytime prepares, socializes children for pre-K

Storytime, a program held at every EPL location on a weekly basis, helps introduce the library to children, as well as socializing them and preparing them for preschool. According to Osolo branch supervisor librarian Donna Mitschelen, the program is presented different at each branch but follows the same idea. “This program focuses on helping children prepare for […]

Reference rescue: Mom’s story of when Amelia Earhart came to town

Verifying the stories her family has told her for years, a west-central Michigan woman makes the trip to Elkhart Public Library at least once a year. “I like to come down and find things (about my family),” says Kay Davis, who lives in Whitehall, Mich., about 2 1/2 hours north of Elkhart. “When I come […]

Both Elkhart mayor candidates endorse library as significant asset

Rod Roberson and Dave Miller may be political opponents in the November election, but they do agree on at least one thing: the value of Elkhart Public Library. Even to that point, the Elkhart mayoral candidates both use the library in different ways. Miller says he and his family have been visiting the library weekly […]

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 […]

Fill in the Medicare gaps with help from Weiss

With Medicare enrollment right around the corner, new enrollees are going to be looking for help navigating the confusing and overwhelming process. One of the biggest decisions for new enrollees to make is if they should get a Medicare supplemental insurance policy, sometimes called MediGap insurance. Elkhart Public Library has the resources to help those […]

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 […]

New classes focus on Google suite

Elkhart Public Library will be offering computer classes to help people looking to use the Google Suite online programs. Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are programs that are available on nearly any device with an internet connection and allow users to use a word processor, spreadsheet or slideshow presentation program just about anywhere. EPL will […]

Fiction writing group fosters creativity

Ashley Knapp was looking for a group of fellow writers to bounce ideas off of and when she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she decided to start a group of her own. Beginning at 6 p.m. on second and fourth Mondays of the month, the Elkhart Fiction Faction will meet at the downtown […]

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