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Would you be interested in test proctoring at EPL?

Elkhart Public Library is considering holding test proctoring for homeschool or online students or for anyone else that needs it. We are working to understand how much and when the demand would be for. This is an activity that the library gets requests for, so if it something you’re interested in or would be interested […]

Janice Dean reflects on library board time

The longest-serving member of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees has retired after 18 years of service, completing another chapter of a lifetime spent fostering knowledge and curiosity in others. Janice Dean joined the board after she retired from teaching at Elkhart Memorial High School in 2001. Her final library meeting took place June […]

Today’s Elkhart and summer of ’69 share similarities

Back in the summer of ’69, Elkhart was focused on improving traffic patterns, debating whether the city should have one or two high schools, taking a hard pass on annexation, and getting more and more people to come downtown. And, with all those, local historian Paul Thomas of the Time Was Museum doesn’t hesitate to […]

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 […]

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