New Teen Manga and Graphic Novels at Eckhart Public Library

Hey teens! Eckhart Teen Library has tons of new manga and graphic novels on our shelves! Stop in or click on any title to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana today!

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New Children’s Books at Eckhart Public Library

Looking for some new books for the child in your life? Eckhart Public Library has lots of great new children’s books! Click on any title to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana today!

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This Week at Eckhart Public Library – February 27-March 4

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This photo from the Willennar Genealogy Center collection shows Dr. Bonnell Souder driving around Auburn. Dr. Souder was a well-known physician in Auburn. She and her father, Dr. Ulysses Grant Souder, founded Souder Hospital, which was a pioneer in using X-ray equipment and also featured one of the first fully equipped surgeries in the state. Dr. Bonnell Souder was a pioneer in maternity healthcare, and because of her efforts, Souder Hospital became the first in northern Indiana to offer maternity care. Dr. Souder will be one of the women featured during the monthly Time Travelers meeting for elementary-aged children on Wednesday, March 1 – the first day of Women’s History Month.

Time Travelers, part of our Wild Wednesday Adventure Clubs for children in first through fifth grades, will also learn about Dr. Lida Leasure, the Women of the Library, and artist Pat Delagrange. They will also paint their own paintings.

Time Travelers meets from 4-4:45 p.m. The meeting will start at the Learning Lab at the Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St., and will end in the Secret Garden at the Main Library, 603 S. Jackson St.

Here’s what’s happening around the library campus during the week of February 27:

  • Play & Connect: Eckhart Public Library’s Play & Connect times are designed for children to interact with each other and engage in age appropriate activities while adults supervise and socialize. Schedule a play date with your regular circle or expand your social network. Activities are designed for all families and caregivers with children ages 5 and younger. You are welcome to come and go any time. Monday, February 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Secret Garden.
  • Pokemon Club for Teens: Pokemon enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their cards to the Teen Library every Friday from 4-5 p.m. and battle. Participants will go home with all their cards, as trading is not encouraged.  Pokemon Club is free and no sign up is required. Tuesday, February 28, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Bridge-O-Rama: Learn to play Bridge for free! Participate in a series of lessons followed by playing Bridge Space is limited so contact Leslie Hamman at 925-9357 or by email at hammanleslie@yahoo.com to register. This program is a partnership with the Auburn Associate Tri Kappa through their Bridge-A-Rama program. Tuesday, February 28, 6-8 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Drop-In Storytime Enrichment Classes: Storytime Enrichment Classes are a fantastic opportunity for children to access a world of creativity and discovery. Eckhart Public Library is proud to offer Storytime Enrichment Classes free of charge for the children and families in our community. Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2-6 and their families. A library card is not needed to attend these classes. Registration is not required. Tuesday, February 28, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Wild Wednesday Adventure Club – Time Travelers: Time Travelers will be celebrating Women’s History Month during our March meeting. We will be learning about Dr. Lida Leasure, Dr. Bonnell Souder, the Women of the Library, and Artist Pat Delagrange. We will be doing some paintings too! This program will start at the Genealogy Center Learning Lab and end at the Children’s Department in the Secret Garden. Wednesday, March 1, 4-4:45 p.m., Learning Lab and Secret Garden.
  • 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 18 and above. Wednesday, March 1, 6:30-8 p.m., JHG Room.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, March 2, 6-7:45 p.m., Main Library.
  • Drop-In Storytime Enrichment Class: EPL Storytime Enrichment Classes are a fantastic opportunity for children to access a world of creativity and discovery. Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families. It’s free to attend and a library card is not needed. Friday, March 3, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Friday Night Magic: Teens who are fans of Magic: The Gathering can come play each Friday evening. Friday, March 3, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
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Throwback Thursday: February 23, 1950

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on!

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For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’ll be reading up on the local news in the February 23, 1950, issue of DeKalb County’s Garrett Clipper.

coal-situation-becoming-critical-garrett-clipper-1950-copyA coal shortage affecting DeKalb County, “along with many other communities throughout the nation,” was reported to be “approaching the critical stage,” according to one article that made the headlines. Although no complaints had been made by any homeowners lacking fuel, two local coal suppliers reported having no coal in stock, and it was believed that two other local suppliers (The DeKalb Co. Farm Bureau and Garrett City Coal) might run out by the time this newspaper issue hit the presses.

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Two railroad cars’ worth of coal had been ordered to help heat local schools, but neither of the orders—scheduled to be delivered on January 10 and February 10—ever arrived. On Wednesday, February 22, superintendent of Auburn schools, H. L. McKenney, ordered that Auburn schools be closed indefinitely, as there was only enough coal remaining there to keep the schools’ water pipes from freezing.

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“Mrs. Krise Named DeKalb Jury Commmissioner”

In other news, Mrs. Sadie Krise was appointed as the new DeKalb County Jury Commissioner to complete the term of Martin Miser, who died on February 1. According to Judge W. D. Stump, who appointed her, Mrs. Krise was the first DeKalb County woman to fill the position. Judge Stump said that “he believed that since women are summoned for jury duty in the courts, the appointment of a woman as jury commissioner was desirable.”

Dr. Harland V. Hippensteel, Jr. was announced to be opening an office at the Bonnell Souder Hospital in Auburn. Dr. Hippensteel had recently left the Navy, where he had received “special training in pathology and served as division medical officer with destroyers in the Pacific.” His wife, Rosemary, was a registered nurse and a cousin of Dr. Bonnell Souder.

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Lastly, Purdue University’s “Dairy Caravan” was announced to be visiting DeKalb County on March 28 to hold a “Dairy Day” program on different aspects of dairy farming, including how to improve farm safety.

A farm-safety display planned for the event urged shielding “all moving parts on farm machinery,” using lights while driving farm equipment on the road at night, and ensuring that there is “clear vision at the farm drive entrance from the county or township road.”

Want to see more local history? Check out our other “throwback news” posts, search our online photo database, or head on over to the Genealogy Center’s official Facebook page.

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New Nonfiction at Eckhart Public Library

Some brand new nonfiction titles have just been placed on the shelves at Eckhart Public Library! Stop in today or click on any title to place a hold through
Evergreen Indiana!

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New DVDs at Eckhart Public Library

Ready for a movie night? We’ve got you covered with plenty of new DVDs now available at Eckhart Public Library! Click on any cover to place your hold through Evergreen Indiana today!

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This Week at Eckhart Public Library: February 20-25, 2017

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Eckhart Public Library will be closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day.

However, once we reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, we have lots of exciting plans!

Also, don’t forget that the library has eLearning support in place for DeKalb Central students. Click here to learn more!

Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • Pokemon Club for Teens: Pokemon enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their cards to the Teen Library and battle. Participants will go home with all their cards, as trading is not encouraged.  Pokemon Club is free and no sign up is required. Tuesday, February 21, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Drop-In Storytime Enrichment Classes: Storytime Enrichment Classes are a fantastic opportunity for children to access a world of creativity and discovery. Eckhart Public Library is proud to offer Storytime Enrichment Classes free of charge for the children and families in our community. Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2-6 and their families. A library card is not needed to attend these classes. Registration is not required. Tuesday, February 21, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Wild Wednesday Adventure Clubs – Movie Makers Club: Students in first through fifth grade are invited to bring their imaginations and star in their very own movie! Wednesday, February 22, 4-4:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Celebrating Our ACD Heritage – A History of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival: Come hear the story behind the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Auburn’s annual celebration of its automotive roots. Leslie Peel, the Festival’s Community Outreach Coordinator, will be speaking on the Festival’s history. Refreshments will be provided. Wednesday, February 22, 6 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Super Happy Fun Time – Game On!: We’ll be creating flying rockets out of straws! Super Happy Fun Time is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Thursday, February 23, 4-4:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Drop-In Storytime Enrichment Classes: Storytime Enrichment Classes are a fantastic opportunity for children to access a world of creativity and discovery. Eckhart Public Library is proud to offer Storytime Enrichment Classes free of charge for the children and families in our community. Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2-6 and their families. A library card is not needed to attend these classes. Registration is not required. Friday, February 24, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Teen Game Day: The last Friday of every month is Game Day at the Teen Library! Bring a friend, and enjoy some video games or board games of your choice! Friday, February 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friday Night Magic: The Teen Library is hosting a time for Magic: The Gathering card game fans to come play. Friday, February 24, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Play & Connect: Eckhart Public Library’s Play & Connect times are designed for children to interact with each other and engage in age appropriate activities while adults supervise and socialize. Schedule a play date with your regular circle or expand your social network. Activities are designed for all families and caregivers with children ages 5 and younger. You are welcome to come and go any time. Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Secret Garden.
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