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First Source Bank offering financial classes at Dunlap

Starting the year off getting finances in order is a common goal for a lot of people. The winter can be a good time to do it too, especially with the potential of getting some money back with a tax return. First Source Bank wants to help people improve their financial literacy, through a series […]

WiFi hotspots available for check out

Take EPL WiFi with you, as hotspots are now available at the Downtown, Dunlap and Pierre Moran libraries. The hotspots are available to adult and business cardholders in good standing. The hotspots may be checked out for up to seven days but cannot be renewed. The hotspots deactivate after their borrowing period expires. They’re available […]

Coding for children coming in March

A three week program introducing children to coding using games and robots will start at the Downtown library March 5. Little Coders, part of the NASA @ My Library grant, will teach children ages 4 to 6 coding. Little Coders will be at 4:30 p.m. weekly starting Thursday, March 5 and continuing for three weeks. […]

Beardsley alum remains committed to Battle of the Books

He’s moved from the front lines to the sidelines, but Dalton Dickerhoof continues to be a staple of Elkhart Public Library’s annual Battle of the Books. The 13-year-old North Side Middle School student competed for two years during elementary school with the Beardsley Book Club. Now, he serves as a coach of sorts. “I always […]

Help us get the complete story of Elkhart’s high schools

We’re feeling nostalgic with the comeback of Elkhart High School this fall. We want to shore up our collection of school yearbooks and create a digital collection to better preserve these pieces of local history.

Tax resources at EPL

Taxes are as certain as, well, you know. With tax season ramping up, a lot of people are looking for where to go to get assistance and forms for their taxes. A couple of upcoming programs can help you make the most of getting your forms correct and your refund spent wisely. Thursday, Feb. 20 […]

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 […]

New databases focus on military history and children’s education

Fold3, ABC Mouse new to EPL digital library Most people know who in their family lineage has served their country but how many have actually seen their ancestors’ draft card or other paperwork? Fold3, a new digital resource available both from outside or inside EPL locations using our Digital Library allows users to search for […]

Read(y) for Battle: Reading Competition Returns

It’s classroom against classroom and school against school in the fourth annual Battle of the Books. On Saturday, March 28, teams will compete in a quiz bowl style game, working with teammates to answer questions about 10 books they read. Fifth and sixth graders may form a team of five with their teacher or school […]

Gibson makes old-fashioned Griswold Christmas possible

When Jordan Friesen and his co-workers came to the Elkhart Public Library for a meeting about insurance benefits, they didn’t expect to find themselves connected to the holiday shenanigans that became Elkhart Public Library’s festive “Christmas Vacation” experience. “For us, we do insurance, which isn’t always the most fun thing. So giving us something that […]

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