New Teen Manga, Graphic Novels at Eckhart Teen Library

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New Fiction at Eckhart Public Library

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This Week at EPL – December 10-15

Santa Claus is coming to Eckhart! Join us at the Willennar Genealogy Center on Saturday, December 15, from 1-3 p.m. to visit! Santa will be reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, and we’ll be making snowflake crafts and decorating some cookies. Don’t forget to bring your favorite cookie recipe as well – we’ll be doing a recipe swap during the event as well!

Main Library Restoration Update

The restoration at the Historic Main Library is in full swing, and for the past few weeks the construction has been focusing on wiring and plumbing throughout the building. 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, December 10, 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, December 10, 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 from 5:45-7:45 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, December 10, 5:45-7:45 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. Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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, December 12, 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, December 12, 11-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • LEGO Club: Come to LEGO Club! Work alone in our individual challenges, or work with others during our collaborative sessions. Stoke your creativity and discover new ideas. We provide the LEGOs. Wednesday, December 12, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Opening at 10 a.m.: Eckhart Public Library will be opening at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, due to a staff meeting. Our regularly scheduled Preschool Storytime will be moved to 10:15 a.m. Thank you!
  • 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. Class will start at 10:15 a.m. for this week due to opening an hour late. Thursday, December 13, 10:15-10:45 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! Today, we’ll be making South Korean rice cookies. Thursday, December 13, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • 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 Thursday of each month and is open to “come and go” participation; no sign-up is required. Target age: Adults 18+, Viewer discretion advised. Thursday, December 13, 6-6:30 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, December 14, 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, December 14, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Eckhart!: Santa Claus is coming to the Willennar Genealogy Center on Saturday, December 15, from 1-3 p.m. All are invited to come visit Santa and hear a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Participants will be able to create a pipe cleaner snowflake ornament craft and decorate Christmas cookies. Guests are also encouraged to bring their favorite cookie recipe to swap with others and add to the library collection. Saturday, December 15, 1-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
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New Teen Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga at Eckhart Teen Library

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New VOX Books for Children at Eckhart Public Library

VOX Books are the perfect combination of physical books and audiobooks! Just press the button along the side of the book to bring the story to life!

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This Week at EPL – December 3-8

All throughout the day on Wednesday, December 5, join us to remember our very own Auburn Santa, Rollie Muhn. Tim Etter, a graduate of The International University of Santa Claus and a Member of the Indiana Santa Claus Society, will be doing a presentation on Rollie. This all-day event will encompass a few scheduled events, so feel free to come to whichever best suits your schedule! At 2 p.m., join us at the Roselawn Cemetery, where we will honor Rollie Muhn’s memory. Then at 4 p.m., Tim Etters will be visiting the Time Travelers Club for kids and teens at the Teen Library to discuss the history of Santa Claus. Finally, join us at the Community Foundation of DeKalb County for a fun evening of remembering our very own DeKalb County Santa. There will also be an exciting announcement!

Main Library Restoration Update

The restoration at the Historic Main Library is in full swing, and this past week the construction has been focusing on wiring and plumbing throughout the building.

We’d also like to thank those of you who donated to the For Every Citizen Capital Campaign Fund on this past Giving Tuesday. Your donations help us to create a better library and build a lasting legacy for the future! 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, December 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Bridge-a-Rama Bridge Classes: Learn to play Bridge for free! This series of lessons followed by playing Bridge is every other Monday from 5:45-7:45 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, December 3, 5:45-7:45 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. Tuesday, December 4, 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, December 4, 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, December 5, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Honoring Rollie Muhn: Join us at Roselawn Cemetery, where we will honor Rollie Muhn, Auburn’s very own Santa Claus. Tim Etter, a graduate of the International University of Santa Claus and a member of the Indiana Santa Claus Society, will also be joining us to discuss Rollie. Wednesday, December 5, 2-3 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery (1431 Center St.).
  • Time Travelers Club: Tim Etter, a graduate of the International University of Santa Claus and a member of the Indiana Santa Claus Society, will be talking to kids and teens of the Time Travelers Club about the history of Santa Claus and DeKalb County’s Rollie Muhn. Wednesday, December 5, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Rollie Muhn Remembered: Tim Etter, a graduate of the International University of Santa Claus and a member of the Indiana Santa Claus Society, will be doing a presentation on Rollie Muhn, Auburn’s very own Santa Claus for many years. Join us for a fun evening remembering our DeKalb County Santa. There will also be an exciting announcement! Wednesday, December 5, 6-7 p.m., Community Foundation of DeKalb County (700 S. Main 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. Thursday, December 6, 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! Today, we’ll be making South Korean kimchi ramen. Thursday, December 6, 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, December 6, 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, December 7, 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, December 7, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.
  • Dog Tales: Patrons of all ages are invited to help service dogs in training by reading a book to our furry friends! Saturday, December 8, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Gone With the Wind Film and Memorabilia Showing: Winter is here and you definitely don’t want to be caught in the cold…so why not stay in with us to watch an amazing film, plus see some memorabilia of the film and book! To celebrate the film’s 79th anniversary, we will be showing the Academy Award winning Gone With the Wind” in its entirety in the Willennar Genealogy Center Learning Lab beginning at 11 a.m. We’ll have plenty of popcorn to snack on! Anytime during the film or intermission, staff member Kaylee will be showing off her Gone With the Wind memorabilia collection of posters, books, dolls, and more, and will share her knowledge on the film. Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
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