New Adult Graphic Novels and Manga at Eckhart Public Library

Mike's Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv by Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, and Koren Shadmi
The Ancient Magus' Bride Volume 3 by Kore Yamazaki
My Boyfriend is a Bear by Pamela Ribon
Wonder Woman Volume 6: Children of the Gods by James Robinson
Batman: Preludes to the Wedding by Tim Seeley
The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling by Aubrey Sitterson
Saga Volume 9 by Fiona Staples
Likely Stories by Neil Gaiman
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New Large Print at Eckhart Public Library

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Crime Stories by Louis L'Amour
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel
Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
Our House by Louise Candlish
Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
In Pieces by Sally Field
Vendetta by Iris Johansen
Elevation by Stephen King
Dracul by Dacre Stoke and J.D. Barker
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
November Road by Lou Berney
Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo
A Season of Grace by Lauraine Snelling
When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury
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This Week at EPL – February 11-16

Join us for "Making Milk from Nuts and Seeds" - a program presented by Fresh Food Hub at the Eckhart Public Library!

Ready to learn more about how milk is made from nuts and seeds? Be sure to stop into the Eckhart Public Library’s Willennar Genealogy Center from 6-7 p.m. for “Making Milk from Nuts and Seeds”. Denise from the Fresh Food Hub will be joining us to teach us more about this process, explain the benefits of nut and seed based milk, and about how you can get quality, organic nuts and seeds right here in Auburn! It’s sure to be an interesting and fun event, so we hope to see you there!

Main Library Restoration Update

Despite the cold, our construction team has still been working hard inside the Historic Main Library! Several structural components inside the building are nearing completion, and plenty of lumber has been arriving to frame the walls once again! Interested in how you can help? Visit ForEveryCitizen.org to find out how you can help.

Weekly Happenings

  • Eckhart Envoys: An opportunity for homeschool students in grade school or middle school to learn about countries and cultures from around the world, and learn some research skills along the way. Monday, February 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Writing Club: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a writing club held at the Teen Library on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 5-6 p.m. The Teen Writing Club is a program designed to provide a space for young writers to come and share their work. The group participates in a variety of writing exercises each meeting, which gives teens the opportunity to explore different forms of writing. Teens are also able to network, socialize, and collaborate with other teens interested in writing. Monday, February 11, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Bridge-a-Rama Bridge Lessons: Learn to play Bridge for free! This series of lessons followed by playing Bridge is every other Monday from  5:45-8:00 p.m. Space is limited; please contact Leslie Hamman at 260-925-9357 or by email at hammanleslie@yahoo.com to register. This program is a partnership with Auburn Associate Tri Kappa through their Bridge-A-Rama program. Monday, February 11, 5:45-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Fresh Food Hub Presents “Making Milk from Nuts and Seeds”: Join Denise from the Fresh Food Hub as we learn how to make milk from nuts and seeds. Learn about the benefits of nut and seed based milk and how you can get quality, organic nuts and seeds right here in Auburn! Monday, February 11, 6-7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Wee Read Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, February 12, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • EPL Movie Club: Are you a major film buff with lots to say? Do you like to appreciate the art and nuance of a well crafted, thought provoking movie? Do you just like to kickback on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn, and take your mind off the stress of the week with a good ol’ motion picture? Come one, come all and join the EPL Movie Club! This group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month and is open to “come and go” participation; no sign-up is required. Target age: Adults 18+, Viewer discretion advised. For the month of February, participants are encouraged to watch “Almost Famous” directed by Cameron Crowe or “Romeo and Juliet” directed by Baz Luhrmann and come prepared to discuss either film with the group. Tuesday, February 12, 6-6:30 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Read Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, February 13, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Preschool Music and Movement: In partnership with Ratio Dance, children will learn about different dances. We will use movement to build our muscles, learn and build rhythms, and learn to engage with peers. Wednesday, February 13, 11-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • LEGO Club:  Come to LEGO club! Work alone in our individual challenges, or with others during our collaborative sessions. Stoke your creativity and discover new ideas. We provide the LEGOs. Wednesday, February 13, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Family Storytime: Children ages birth-6 years and their families are invited to our Family Storytimes! Family Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, February 13, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! Preschool Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Thursday, February 14, 9:15-9:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Kids and teens can learn their way around food prep, food from other cultures, and what goes into good eating! We are happy to work with our friends with dietary concerns or restrictions, so let us know if there is a recipe we can change to help create a food you can enjoy! Check out this event on the Eckhart Public Library calendar at epl.lib.in.us/calendar to see what we’re making today!  Thursday, February 14, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Brews+Books Book Club::Love an interesting read, great company, and a refreshing beer? Be sure to join us at brews+books book club the second Thursday of each month from 6-7 p.m. at the Auburn Brewing Company. We’ll have our second meeting on February 14, where we’ll be discussing “Sourdough” by Robin Sloan. Thursday, February 14, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Brewing Company (309 N Main St.).
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! Preschool Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Friday, February 15, 10-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Magic: The Gathering Club: Magic: The Gathering (MTG) Club is held every Friday at the Teen Library for its teenage patrons. This is a time to talk about the game, its strategy, things happening in the MTG world, and just to play some games. Formats include a mix of Standard/Modern, Commander, and Pauper. If you’re just starting, don’t worry – we have extra card decks for you to play with. New members, beginners and experts alike, are always welcome! Friday, February 15, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
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New Teen Books at Eckhart Teen Library

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: 9 From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
See all the Stars by Kit Frick
Swing by Kwame Alexander
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe
Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
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New Children’s Books at Eckhart Public Library

Heavy Metal Jam
Amazing Me: Music by Carol Thompson
This is It by Daria Peoples-Riley
Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx
Giraffe Problems by Jory John
Got to Get to Bear's by Brian Lies
The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight by Elli Woollard and Benji Davies
Do You Believe in Unicorns? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
I Hate My Cats: A Love Story by Davide Cali
The Wall in the Middle of the Book by John Agee
Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora
Elbow Grease by John Cena
Anna at the Art Museum by  H.J. Hutchins
See, Touch, Feel
Small Walt and Mo the Tow by Elizabeth Verdick
The Elephant by Jenni Desmond
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This Week at EPL – February 4-9

This is your last chance to log your hours for our Retro Winter Reading program – but never fear! You have until Saturday, February 9, to visit epl.lib.in.us/eckhart-winter-read, enter in your hours, and have chances at great prizes! We are so excited to give away awesome games, toys, and items to our participants!
This is also the last week tickets are available for the Bootlegger’s Ball! Tickets are $30 individual and $55 per couple, and includes heavy hor d’oeuvres, a jazz band, access to the museum, and an open dance floor! There will also be a cash bar available with themed drinks.
Click here to learn more or purchase tickets for a night of all things Prohibition and 1920’s!

Main Library Restoration Update

Despite the cold, our construction team has still been working hard inside the Historic Main Library! Several structural components inside the building are nearing completion, and plenty of lumber has been arriving to frame the walls once again! Interested in how you can help? Visit ForEveryCitizen.org to find out how you can help.

Weekly Happenings

  • Eckhart Envoys: An opportunity for homeschool students in grade school or middle school to learn about countries and cultures from around the world, and learn some research skills along the way. Monday, February 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Read Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, February 5, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Reader’s Delight Book Club: Life is hard – books don’t have to be! Join us to discuss a fun read! This month, we’ll be reading “Her Royal Spyness” by Rhys Bowen. Pick up a book at Auburn Plaza! Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings (101 E 9th St.).
  • Wee Read Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, February 6, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Time Travelers Club: We invite you to join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 4-5 p.m. for our Time Travelers Club. Youth attendees can expect at each meeting to have a brief presentation, an activity, and a snack. Our topics differ each month and consistently mesh together history, stories, and relevant topics in present time. History is many things. A tradition. A story. A memory. But learning about history can help us learn more about today’s world. Join us at the Teen Library location for this month’s program! This month, the Time Travelers will be learning about past dating and wedding traditions in DeKalb County and the surrounding areas. Wednesday, February 6, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Family Storytime: Children ages birth-6 years and their families are invited to our Family Storytimes! Family Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, February 6, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Retro Crafts: Join us each week for a fun hour of reliving great memories and making new ones! We’ll be bringing you some true blasts from the past that are worth revisiting. In week four, macrame is in store. Wednesday, February 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! Preschool Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Thursday, February 7, 9:15-9:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Kids and teens can learn their way around food prep, food from other cultures, and what goes into good eating! We are happy to work with our friends with dietary concerns or restrictions, so let us know if there is a recipe we can change to help create a food you can enjoy! Check out this event on the Eckhart Public Library calendar at epl.lib.in.us/calendar to see what we’re making today!  Thursday, February 7, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, February 7, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Grown Ups in the Kitchen: As part of Retro Reads, come try some new recipes, 1970’s style! We’ll make Watergate salad, salmon loaf, and chocolate fondue. Thursday, February 7, 6-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! Preschool Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Friday, February 8, 10-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Magic: The Gathering Club: Magic: The Gathering (MTG) Club is held every Friday at the Teen Library for its teenage patrons. This is a time to talk about the game, its strategy, things happening in the MTG world, and just to play some games. Formats include a mix of Standard/Modern, Commander, and Pauper. If you’re just starting, don’t worry – we have extra card decks for you to play with. New members, beginners and experts alike, are always welcome! Friday, February 8, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • Not Quite Picasso: Bad Art Night: Let loose and get creative in a night of art with no expectations! Participants are encouraged to create whatever they feel like, with a plethora of cheap arts and craft materials at their disposal. Maybe you want to paint a portrait of your dog. Perhaps you’d like to create a beautiful mismatched collage of random stuff. Or maybe, you just want to draw stick figures waving in the sunset. Express yourself – no judgement, just laughs! Friday, February 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Auburn Brewing Company (309 N Main St.).
  • Friends of Eckhart Public Library Book Sale: The Friends Book Sales are changing in 2019! Book sales will be on the second Saturday of every month. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 9-10 a.m. for Friends members only and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for everyone. Friends memberships will be available at the door. Books will be priced at $1 for hardbacks and $.50 for paperbacks. In a new feature for 2019, books will be $2 bag for everyone who has a 2019 Friends bag. How to get a $2 Friends bag? $25 Friends memberships receive a recycled 2019 Friends bag. $50 Friends memberships receive a cloth 2019 Friends bag. $100 memberships receive both bags. If you already joined Friends but would like to receive a bag, you can upgrade your membership to receive a bag. Bags will also be available for purchase for non-members or those who would like to buy multiple bags of books each sale. Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex (212 W 12th St.).
  • Dog Tales: Dog Tales will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:45-10:30 a.m. at the Auburn Plaza location. Patrons of all ages are invited to help service dogs in training by reading a book to our furry friends. Saturday, February 9, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Bootlegger’s Ball: In partnership with the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Eckhart Public Library will be co-hosting on a Bootleggers Ball on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6-9 P.M. at the ACD Museum. The night will encompass all things Prohibition and the 1920’s with information on Auburn’s history and role during the era. Individual tickets will be sold for $30 and two tickets (per couple) will be $55. The ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live jazz band, and the full museum open to guests.  There will be a cash bar with specialty period cocktails and an open floor for dancing in Willennar Hall. Tickets will be available for purchase in early January on the museum website at www.automobilemuseum.org. Saturday, February 9, 6-9 p.m., Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (1600 S Wayne St.).
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New Nonfiction at Eckhart Public Library

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