New Fiction at Eckhart Public Library

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New Teen Books at Eckhart Teen Library

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This Week at EPL – October 15-20

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We carry on with great visits from local authors! Local author Lee Sauer will be visiting the Teen Library on Tuesday, October 16, from 5-6 p.m. for a presentation and book signing. Sauer will also be drawing characters and scenes from his new book “Token”. Books will be available for purchase at the program.

Main Library Restoration Update

The contractors and construction team have been hard at work around the main library! The inside of the building is being worked on to restore and replace the walls and floors, while the outside windows and entrance are beginning to see changes. Interested in how you can help the main library? Visit ForEveryCitizen.org to find out how you can help.

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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, October 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, October 16, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Lee Sauer Book Signing: Local author Lee Sauer will be visiting the Teen Library on Tuesday, October 16, for a presentation and book signing. Sauer will also be drawing characters and scences from his new book “Token”. The book is a young adult novel and fantasy adventure set in another universe. It has an overall environmental theme, but includes sub-themes of friendship, leadership, and female empowerment. There will be books for sale at the program. Tuesday, October 16, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Family Storytime: Children ages birth-6 years and their families are invited to our weekly Family Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, October 17, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Turn a Page Book Club: Turn a Page Book Club will meet October 17 at noon. Participants will be discussing “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton. Wednesday, October 17, 12-1 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • 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, October 17, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Thursday, October 18, 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! This week, we will be making sweet corn and potato salad! 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! Thursday, October 18, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friends Book Sale: The Friends of Eckhart Public Library will be selling gently used books, movies, music, and other items. The proceeds from this sale benefit the library and allows us to offer programming, grow our collection, and more to serve our community! Thursday will be Friends Member Day, where Friends memberships will be available for purchase and current Friends members will get the earliest sales! Thursday, October 18, 4-6 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex (212 W. 12th St.).
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, October 18, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Friends Book Sale: The Friends of Eckhart Public Library will be selling gently used books, movies, music, and other items. The proceeds from this sale benefit the library and allows us to offer programming, grow our collection, and more to serve our community! Friday, October 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex (212 W. 12th St.).
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Friday, October 19, 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, October 19, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • Friends Book Sale: The Friends of Eckhart Public Library will be selling gently used books, movies, music, and other items. The proceeds from this sale benefit the library and allows us to offer programming, grow our collection, and more to serve our community! Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex (212 W. 12th St.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Fiction and Graphic Novels at Eckhart Public Library

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New Nonfiction at Eckhart Public Library

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This Week at EPL – October 8-13

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We carry on with spooky themes! Dr. Cassandra Bausman of Trine University will be visiting the Auburn Plaza Location on Thursday, October 11, from 6-8 p.m. to present “Frankenstein and Jurassic Park: Two Tales of Science Fiction and Imagination”. Explore the intriguing shared themes between these two tales and how they explore power, control, and respect for the natural world.

Main Library Restoration Update

We are honored that the Auburn Lions Club has chosen Eckhart Public Library as one of the organizations to benefit from its 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. The race on Sunday, October 28, also benefits DeKalb County Special Olympics. The race begins at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (1203 E. 7th St.), and ends nearby at DeKalb Health. Stick around for Trunk or Treat from 3-5 p.m. at DeKalb Health (1316 E. 7th St.). For more information and race registration, click here. Interested in how you can help the main library? Visit ForEveryCitizen.org to find out how you can help.

Weekly Happenings

  • Closed for Columbus Day: All Eckhart Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day. We will open with our regular hours on Tuesday, October 9.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, October 9, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Family Storytime: Children ages birth-6 years and their families are invited to our weekly Family Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, October 10, 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, October 10, 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, October 10, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Technology and Genealogy: Have you ever wondered how the microfilm machine works/ Join us for this fun, hands on class and find out. We will also be demonstrating our humidification chamber and how to search the web for genealogy. Wednesday, October 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Thursday, October 11, 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! This week, we will be making sweet corn and potato salad! 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! Thursday, October 11, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Frankenstein and Jurassic Park: Two Tales of Science Fiction and Imagination:  Dr. Cassandra Bausman, a professor at Trine University, will present “Frankenstein and Jurassic Park: Two Tales of Science Fiction and Imagination” at the Auburn Plaza on Thursday, October 11, at 6 p.m. Dr. Bausman will be presenting on how Frankenstein and Jurassic Park share several intriguing themes, including: the ethics of scientific process; the commercialization of scientific achievement; and the interplay of power, control, and respect for the natural world. In addition, this talk will explore these comparisons and consider how both stories help us think about the exciting yet potentially difficult relationship between scientific progress and imagination. Examining these Promethean tales celebrates Frankenstein’s remarkable staying-power and suggests that storytelling and science both share the centrality of imaginative vision, from Shelley’s groundbreaking work and Crichton’s juggernaut to Spielberg’s cinematic mastery. Thursday, October 11, 6-8 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Friday, October 12, 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, October 12, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • 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, October 13, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
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This Week at EPL – October 1-6

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We carry on with amazing visitors! Bestselling author Sarah Price will visit the Auburn Plaza Location for a book discussion and signing on Tuesday, October 2, from 6-8 p.m. She will be promoting some of her new titles, including “The Amish Christmas Letters” and “Sadie: An Amish Retelling of Snow White”. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Our Friends of Eckhart Public Library will also be available to sign up people for Friends Memberships, so if you are interested in joining, now is a great time!

Main Library Restoration Update

Helping with our capital campaign assists us in not only creating a better library for the future, but helps us restore and preserve our past! One of the capital campaign’s goals is to restore some key pieces of our beautiful main library, including: restoring our iron stairs with their beautiful embellishments; repairing our mosaic tile flooring; and repairing the marble and woodwork around our stairs and near our beautiful stained glass lunette windows. Interested in how you can help the main library? Visit ForEveryCitizen.org to find out how you can help.

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Eckhart Public Library is currently searching for a volunteer to drive our Eckhart Mobile Outreach Services van to deliver items to patrons. To learn more about this opportunity or volunteering, click here!

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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, October 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, October 2, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Author Visit with Sarah Price: Bestselling author Sarah Price will visit the Auburn Plaza for a book discussion and signing on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 P.M. Some of the new titles she will be promoting include “The Amish Christmas Letters” and “Sadie: An Amish Retelling of Snow White”. Tuesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Family Storytime: Children ages birth-6 years and their families are invited to our weekly Family Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, October 3, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Time Travelers Club: Kids and teens are invited to explore the exciting world of DeKalb history the first Wednesday of each month! Wednesday, October 3, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Getting Started with Family Research: Find out how to take those first steps in researching your family history. We will also share what to do when you are stumpted by one of yoru ancestors. Join us for a fun evening of getting started. Wednesday, October 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Thursday, October 4, 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! This week, we will be making sweet corn and potato salad! 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! Thursday, October 4, 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, October 4, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! These storytimes are designed to help each child reach their full potential through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Friday, October 5, 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, October 5, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • “A Food Experiment” by April Reinhard: April Reinhard will be visiting the Auburn Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 P.M. to present “Stories and Tips from Eating Locally and Seasonally for a Year in Northeast Indiana.” In 2017, Reinhard decided to purchase as much food as she could from local farmers and learn how to preserve it in order to eat from it year round while buying as little as possible from the grocery store. During the presentation, Reinhard will be sharing how she: saves money; cuts out refined sugars, processed food, and non-natural preservatives from her diet; the dos and dont’s of food storage; and why she believes supporting local farms and businesses matters. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. Saturday, October 6, 1-2 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
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