New Nonfiction at Eckhart Public Library

Paleo Power Bowls
The Vagabonds
The Cost of these Dreams
American Predator
Semicolon
The Mosquito
The Family Next Door
George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
Come Closer and Listen
Pleased to Meet Me
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New Children’s Books at Eckhart Public Library

I Can Draw Sea Monsters
How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Pilu of the Woods
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go on a Class Trip
Rocks and Minerals
Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo
Homes in the Wild
I Wish I was a Monarch Butterfly
The 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School
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This Week at EPL – October 14-19

Facebook image for the Probiotics for the Whole Body with Greg Giant Program

“Probiotics” is quite the buzzword these days in both the health and wellness communities. There are thousands of different supplements and food items out there that contain them. These products claim amazing nutritional value, but many customers are confused about what the benefits are and which probiotics are the best. Greg Giant (BS Pharm RPh) will be joining us at the Willennar Genealogy Center on Thursday, October 17, from 6-7 p.m. to explain his view on why probiotics are essential to whole body nutrition. He will highlight some of the best options, as well as ways to get probiotics into your diet! We hope to see you there for this free, insightful program!

Main Library Restoration Update

While construction continues at the main library, we want to invite everyone for an in-depth look at how restoration has taken place for our Grafton painting, The Battle of Fair Oaks, at “Between the Layers: A Journey of Art Restoration” on Tuesday, October 22, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Community Foundation of DeKalb County. Art conservator Debra Selden will lead a conversation about the restoration of the painting, and about the tools and techniques used in the process of reviving this 100 year old painting. For more information on the main library, please visit ForEveryCitizen.org

Weekly Happenings

  • Food Drive for Veterans: We will be collecting nonperishable food, hygiene items, gloves, hats, scarves, gas cards, and Walmart gift cards for veterans all month long. Items can be dropped off at any Eckhart Public Library location, Auburn Brewing Company, the Auburn Parks and Recreation Park Office (1500 S Cedar), and DeKalb Health (Parking Lot B, Door 1). Food items cannot be expired and clothing must be new. All items will be donated to the VA for their food pantry and veterans services. Thank you for donating! October 7-November 4, All Locations.
  • Eckhart Envoys Homeschool Program: Every Monday morning, take part in this opportunity for homeschool students in grade school or middle school to learn about countries and cultures from around the world. Monday, October 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Learning STEAM through LEGOs: Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM),  and interact with your peers during Learning STEAM through LEGOs! Monday, October 14, 1-2 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Bridge-a-Rama Bridge Lessons: 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, October 14, 5:45-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Babies and Books: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Babies and Books is a fantastic opportunity for our youngest library friends to access a world of creativity and discovery. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Wednesday, October 16, 10-10:30 a.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 “The Witch Elm” by Tana French. Wednesday, October 16, 12-1 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Teen Garden Club: Come one, come all and join the Teen Garden Club! Even if your a little younger or a little older, we need your help! Join us for an hour of gardening fun, as we weed and maintain the bee and butterfly garden, as well as the fruit and vegetable garden. We may even see some of our monarch caterpillar and butterfly buddies along the way! Participants will gain hands-on experience with gardening. In addition to weeding and routine maintenance, we will be using our rain barrel system, creating garden signage, and harvesting the fruits of our labor. Stay tuned for more exciting and unique gardening programs to be offered. All are welcome to join on any Wednesday they choose! Wednesday, October 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • LEGO Club:  Explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and art, and interact with your peers at LEGO Club! Wednesday, October 16, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Family Storytime: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Family Storytime is a fantastic opportunity for kids of all ages to access a world of creativity and discovery. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Creative Writing Group: All writers, no matter what genre, are encouraged to attend. Group members share their writings and participate in writing exercises. This group is for adults 18 an up. Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Story Explorers: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Story Explorers is a fantastic opportunity for our growing and learning library friends to access a world of creativity and discover before heading to preschool. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Thursday, October 17, 10-10:30 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! Kids under the age of 7 will need a parent or guardian present. Thursday, October 17, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Probiotics for the Whole Body with Greg Giant: Greg Giant (BS Pharm RPh) explains his view on why probiotics are essential to whole body nutrition. He will highlight some of the best options and ways to get probiotics into your diet! Thursday, October 17, 6-7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, October 17, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Magic: The Gathering Club: Teens are invited to join a Magic: The Gathering Club each Friday at the Teen Library. Participants, both beginners and experts alike, are invited to play, learn, and discuss this exciting card game! Most games are played in Commander format, but Standard games are also played as well. Don’t have any Magic cards? No worries; we have some decks you can borrow while at the club so you can learn! There will also be a Cube Draft (a special format to create random decks) on the first Friday of each month, so hopeful players are encouraged to stop by a little earlier! We hope to see you there with your creatures, spells, and lands! Friday, October 18, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
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How to Help the Friends of Eckhart Public Library with Every Purchase

Friends of Eckhart Public Library Logo

Did you know that you can help the Friends of Eckhart Public Library with every purchase?

First, you can help by joining the Kroger Community Rewards program! If you have a Kroger Plus card, you can link this to any Kroger Community Rewards participant. Just use your Kroger Plus card during your everyday purchases, and you’ll be helping out the Friends! To get started, visit this link and click “I’m a Customer”. There, you’ll need to log in to your Kroger Plus account, and then search “Find an Organization” for “Friends of Eckhart Public Library” (their code is SR773). Then just click “Enroll” and you’ll be set!

Amazon Smile Logo

Looking for another way to help out the Friends? Then look no further than Amazon Smile’s program! Log in to your Amazon account, choose which charity you’d like to support by searching “Friends of the Eckhart Public Library”, and make sure to use smile.amazon.com to make sure that .5% of each purchase total goes toward the charity of your choice! Click here to get started.

Want to know the latest about the Friends of Eckhart Public Library? Be sure to like them on Facebook. We thank you for considering aiding the Friends!

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New Audiobooks at Eckhart Public Library

Tidelands
The Right Side of History
Recursion
Ghosts of the Shadow Market
The Chain
Window on the Bay
Once More We Saw Stars
The Royal Runaway
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
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This Week at EPL – October 7-12

Facebook image for the Food Drive for Veterans program

From October 7 through November 4, Eckhart Public Library will be partnering with Auburn Brewing Company, Auburn Parks and Recreation, and DeKalb Health for a Food Drive for Veterans. These groups will be collecting nonperishable food, hygiene items, gloves, hats, scarves, gas cards, and Walmart gift cards for veterans all month long to help those who have served our country. Items can be dropped off at any Eckhart Public Library location, Auburn Brewing Company, the Auburn Parks and Recreation office (1500 S Cedar), and DeKalb Health (Parking Lot B, Door 1). Please note that food items cannot be expired and clothing must be new. All items will be donated to the VA for their food pantry and veterans services. Thank you for donating and supporting our local veterans!

Main Library Restoration Update

Image of Eckhart Public Library staff standing before the historic fountain outside of the Eckhart Public Library main building.

On the final day of our maintenance week, all staff were invited on an in-depth tour of the historic main library to see the building’s progress. Rooms are finally beginning to come together, brickwork around the fountain is being laid, and some of us even took the opportunity to climb up on the roof and have a look around! See some more fun pictures of our exploration below. For more information on the main library, please visit ForEveryCitizen.org

Numerous staff look into the Close Community Room, which will now be easier to access with one central, wide door.
Public Service Manager Darcy Davidson Armstrong looks excited as she climbs the final ladder steps to look around the Eckhart Public Library campus from the roof.
Staff gather around to hear Construction Manager Chuck Knox discuss additional work to be done in the fiction area on the main floor.

Weekly Happenings

  • Food Drive for Veterans: We will be collecting nonperishable food, hygiene items, gloves, hats, scarves, gas cards, and Walmart gift cards for veterans all month long. Items can be dropped off at any Eckhart Public Library location, Auburn Brewing Company, the Auburn Parks and Recreation Park Office (1500 S Cedar), and DeKalb Health (Parking Lot B, Door 1). Food items cannot be expired and clothing must be new. All items will be donated to the VA for their food pantry and veterans services. Thank you for donating! October 7-November 4, All Locations.
  • Eckhart Envoys Homeschool Program: Every Monday morning, take part in this opportunity for homeschool students in grade school or middle school to learn about countries and cultures from around the world. Monday, October 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Learning STEAM through LEGOs: Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM),  and interact with your peers during Learning STEAM through LEGOs! Monday, October 7, 1-2 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Babies and Books: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Babies and Books is a fantastic opportunity for our youngest library friends to access a world of creativity and discovery. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Wednesday, October 9, 10-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Garden Club: Come one, come all and join the Teen Garden Club! Even if your a little younger or a little older, we need your help! Join us for an hour of gardening fun, as we weed and maintain the bee and butterfly garden, as well as the fruit and vegetable garden. We may even see some of our monarch caterpillar and butterfly buddies along the way! Participants will gain hands-on experience with gardening. In addition to weeding and routine maintenance, we will be using our rain barrel system, creating garden signage, and harvesting the fruits of our labor. Stay tuned for more exciting and unique gardening programs to be offered. All are welcome to join on any Wednesday they choose! Wednesday, October 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • LEGO Club:  Explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and art, and interact with your peers at LEGO Club! Wednesday, October 9, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Discovering Your Roots – Interviewing Kin and Mining Home Sources: We will view a video of tips and strategies to interview your family about genealogy and family stories. After the video, we will spend some time do8ing research in the learning lab with the Genealogy Staff. Wednesday, October 9, 6-7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Family Storytime: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Family Storytime is a fantastic opportunity for kids of all ages to access a world of creativity and discovery. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Wednesday, October 9, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Story Explorers: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Story Explorers is a fantastic opportunity for our growing and learning library friends to access a world of creativity and discover before heading to preschool. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Thursday, October 10, 10-10:30 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! Kids under the age of 7 will need a parent or guardian present. Thursday, October 10, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Brews+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! At this meeting, we’ll be discussing “Meddling Kids” by Edgar Cantero. Thursday, October 10, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Brewing Company (309 N Main St.).
  • Teen Magic: The Gathering Club: Teens are invited to join a Magic: The Gathering Club each Friday at the Teen Library. Participants, both beginners and experts alike, are invited to play, learn, and discuss this exciting card game! Most games are played in Commander format, but Standard games are also played as well. Don’t have any Magic cards? No worries; we have some decks you can borrow while at the club so you can learn! There will also be a Cube Draft (a special format to create random decks) on the first Friday of each month, so hopeful players are encouraged to stop by a little earlier! We hope to see you there with your creatures, spells, and lands! Friday, October 11, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Book Sale: The Friends of Eckhart Public Library will be selling gently used items, including books, DVDs, and more! Hours will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with 9-10 a.m. for Friends members only and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. open to the public. Friends memberships will be available for purchase at the door. Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex (212 W 12th St.).
  • Dog Tales: Dog Tales is held 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, October 12, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
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New Teen Books at Eckhart Teen Library

Tokyo Ghoul: re 1
Skyjacked
A Cave in the Clouds
Camp Average
The Castle in the Sea
Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider Volume 1
Space Boy Volume 4
Witch Hat Atelier Volume 1
Star Wars Age of Republic: Heroes
Star Wars Age of Republic: Villains
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