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