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Celebrate the Summer of Love with music

Celebrating 50 years since the original, Elkhart Public Library is bringing some of the Woodstock experience home this summer. OxStock, a Peace. Love. Library. Concert Experience, will take place Saturday, July 27, at Ox Bow County Park with support from 1st Source Bank. This unique music event features a nationally touring Jimi Hendrix tribute band, […]

Tap into your creativity

New resource Creativebug offers 1,000 craft tutorials Stop scrolling through Pinterest and trying to follow poorly made YouTube tutorials. You can get professional crafting help from real experts with Creativebug. The newest addition to EPL’s digital library, Creativebug allows users to access more than 1,000 crafting classes covering dozens of crafting mediums and all skill […]

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 […]

Summer reading introduces new genres, fosters excitement

Maddie Dougherty understood the payoff of reading for fun last summer. Her mom, Elizabeth, saw the payoff in other ways. Maddie was the grand prize winner of Reading Rocks, Elkhart Public Library’s 2018 summer reading program. She won tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The prizes may draw […]

Bringing awareness and color to Elkhart streets

Seventh grade art students at West Side Middle School are raising awareness to Elkhart waterways through a public art project in front of the downtown library location. Members of the Art Club at West Side are working when the weather allows on the north side storm drain along High Street, near Second Street just outside […]

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 […]

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 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, join an Elkhart Public Library storyteller for Stories in the Garden. Bring a blanket to the English Cottage Garden for an evening of stories and music and enjoy the […]

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 […]

No ‘summer slide’ with summer reading

Multiple studies have confirmed truth about an old teaching nemesis: the so-called called “summer slide.” The slide happens when children forget much of what they learned the previous school year during the lengthy summer break. Students come back to school in the fall needing to re-learn skills to get back to where they should be […]

Brainfuse can save the day when you need an answer

Studying for a test or looking for homework help? Brainfuse has your answer. Brainfuse is a free service offered to Elkhart Public Library users – don’t have a card? Get this card. It’s available online or as an app, and will get you quick access to live help on lots of subjects – everything from social studies to calculus. Brainfuse also offers writing […]

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