This Week at EPL – May 20-25


Eckhart Public Library’s Read, Do, Explore Summer Program is finally here! Beginning on May 20, visit epl.lib.in.us/read-do-explore to begin logging your goals (either for reading, researching, etc.) and earn entries for amazing grand prizes! Summer booklets are also available at each Eckhart Public Library location or online at the Read, Do, Explore web page listed above for you to see all our wonderful events!

Main Library Restoration Update

The view from our main library spaces are getting greener! Many of our programming spaces will have windows to see the beautiful outdoors, and our reading areas will feature natural light and views of our historic stained glass windows. This window on the second floor will overlook the fountain and McKenney Harrison Green Space! For more information, please visit ForEveryCitizen.org

Weekly Happenings

  • Teen Book Club: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a book club held at the Teen Library on the first and third Mondays of each month from 5-6 p.m. For the month of May the group will be reading “The Boy at the Top of the Mountain” by John Boyne. There will be no book club for the months of June, July and August. Monday, May 20, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • 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, May 22, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • 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, May 23, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • All About Mushrooms with Windrose Urban Farm: Did you know you can get delicious, local grown mushrooms, that benefit a great cause, as close as Fort Wayne? Join Windrose Urban Farm to learn not only about their amazing mushrooms, but also about their mission to provide vocational stability to people with disabilities. Windrose will even be preparing a delicious dish for you to taste! They will also discuss other great ways to prepare mushrooms. Thursday, May 23, 6-7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • All Eckhart Public Library locations will be closing at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and will remain closed through Monday, May 27. All locations will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, with their regular hours.
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New Fiction at Eckhart Public Library

The Mighty Captain Marvel, Vol 1: Alien Nation
The Widows
Thor, Vol. 1: God of Thunder Reborn
The Mister by E.L. James
An Unconditional Freedom
How the Light Gets In
The Perfect Dress
The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green
Convergence
The Sisters Brothers
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New Video Games at Eckhart Public Library

The Last of Us PS4
LEGO City Undercover PS4
Fallout New Vegas XBox One/XBox 360
LEGO Harry Potter Collection PS4
Grand Theft Auto IV XBox One/XBox 360
God of War PS4
LEGO City Undercover Nintendo Switch
Final Fantasy X | X-2 PS4
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for Nintendo 3DS
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This Week at EPL – May 13-18


Join the staff at Eckhart Public Library as we host trivia at Mad Anthony’s on Thursday, May 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All trivia will be based on some of the best comedies of all time, and you’re guaranteed to laugh! Your team is your table, and at the end, the team with the most correct answers gets to choose from our prize books first. Come laugh with us!

Main Library Restoration Update

Tech Services staff have been working with management and construction teams to plan shelving in the main library. Shelves have been selected and will installed throughout the building! For more information, please visit ForEveryCitizen.org

Weekly Happenings

  • 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, May 13, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Bridge-a-Rama Bridge Classes: Learn to play Bridge for free! This series of lessons, followed by playing Bridge, is every other Monday. 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, May 13, 5:45-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Classic City Readers Book Club: Join us as we dive into a new book coupled with conversation and ideas. Classic City Readers will be reading a diverse variety of titles and topics on our journey through books. Participants will be discussing “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 15, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Creative Writing Group: All writers, no matter what genre, are encouraged to attend. Group members share their writing and participate in writing exercises. This group is for adults ages 18+. Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • (L)augh (O)ut (L)oud Trivia: Join us for a night of trivia, based on some of the best comedies of all time, that’s guaranteed to make you LOL! Your team is your table, and at the end, the team with the most correct answers gets to choose from the prize books first. Come laugh with us! Thursday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mad Anthony Auburn Taproom (114 N Main St.).
  • 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, May 17, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • Screening of “Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story”: Join us Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. for an exclusive screening of “Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story” at First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn. The screening will be held in the youth space on the ground level of the church. “Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story” is a ground-breaking documentary that will restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history. Josiah Henson, a dynamic man with unyielding principles, overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery with his wife and children. His life inspired the lead character of ‘Uncle Tom’ in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 classic novel which has been recognized as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. Critically acclaimed actor Danny Glover narrates the voice of Josiah Henson in the documentary film. For more information please visit: www.josiahhenson.com. Friday, May 17, 6-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church (1203 E 7th St.).
  • Paint Them All – A Group Painting Experiment: In this session of Art at Auburn Brewing Company, we’ll all participate in a group painting experiment! Everyone who comes will receive a blank canvas to start creating on. Painting will continue for a few minutes, depending upon the number of participants, and then everyone will switch to the canvas on their left. Participants will eventually add to every canvas, in some cases more than once, and whichever one you end up on, you take home! This event is free & no registration is required! Friday, May 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Auburn Brewing Company (309 N Main St.).
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New Audiobooks at Eckhart Public Library

My Love Story by Tina Turner
Sadie
A Serial Killer's Daughter
Finding Dorothy
99 Percent Mine
Jesus is Risen
The Huntress
The Seamstress
The Island of Sea Women
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
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New Children’s Books at Eckhart Public Library

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Star Wars Maker Lab
Animal Zombies!
Roblox Character Encyclopedia
The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
The Unteachables
The Moon Within
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Rocket to the Moon!
How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Animals
Calm Mindfulness for Kids
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This Week at EPL – May 6-11

Image of children petting service dog from a previous Dog Tales event

Join us for Dog Tales on Saturday, May 11, 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 aloud. Get in some good dog-story time, and practice reading skills along the way!

Main Library Restoration Update

As our collection is always growing, we’ve had to make room for more shelving at our Auburn Plaza location! This shelving will hold audiobooks, and additional shelving has been added to the children’s area. For more information, please visit ForEveryCitizen.org

Weekly Happenings

  • Teen Book Club: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a book club held at the Teen Library on the first and third Mondays of each month from 5-6 p.m. For the month of May the group will be reading “The Boy at the Top of the Mountain” by John Boyne. There will be no book club for the months of June, July and August. Monday, May 6, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • 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, May 8, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • 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, May 9, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Brew+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 be discussing “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton. Thursday, May 9, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Brewing Company (309 N Main St.).
  • 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, May 10, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • Friends of Eckhart Public Library Book Sale: The Friends of Eckhart Public Library will be holding their monthly book sale on the second Saturday of each month. Hours will be 9 a.m.-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. Saturday, May 11, 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. Patrons of all ages are invited to help service dogs in training by reading a book to our furry friends. Saturday, May 11, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
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