This Week at EPL – October 23-28

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We carry on by moving forward! Clean up of the main library begins in the coming weeks, helping us to truly “carry on” and work toward restoration!

“Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.”

Main Library Restoration Update

Staff were allowed to tour the Main Library building while cleaning crews remove damaged items. These items will either go out for cleaning or recycling. Once items are removed, clean up and renovations will begin to repair damage from fire, smoke, soot, and water.

Weekly Happenings

  • Pizza & Paperbacks: Students are invited to enjoy a slice of pizza while listening to one of our great paperbacks. We’ll eat, read, discuss, and enjoy! Monday, October 23, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Stranger Things Craft: Join us for cool crafts and discussion about the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things! Monday, October 23, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: 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 Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, October 24, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m; Wednesday, October 25, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m.; and Thursday, October 26, 6:30-6:50 p.m., Teen Library
  • Pokémon Club: The Pokémon Clubs of both children’s and teens will be combining to participate in fun Pokémon-themed activities and to battle other enthusiasts if you have cards. All will go home with their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Pokémon Club is free and no sign up is required! Tuesday, October 24, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Teen Library Birthday Celebration: Come celebrate the Teen Library’s 9th birthday with cake and ice cream while supplies last. Tuesday, October 24, 5-8 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: 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. No registration required! Tuesday, October 24, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Thursday, October 26, 10:15-11 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m.; and Friday, October 27, 10:15-11 a.m. Teen Library.
  • Lego Club: Join us to build something amazing with Lego Club every second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month. We supply the LEGOs, you create the masterpiece! Wednesday, October 25, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Super Happy Fun Time—Game On!: These sessions will be all about games! We will play games, create games, and talk about our favorites! Thursday, October 26, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Magic: The Gathering at Teen: Eckhart Teen Library will host Magic: The Gathering card games for kids and teens to come and play. Don’t have a deck? We have extras. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join! Friday, October 27, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
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New Teen Books and Manga at EPL

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New Nonfiction at EPL

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A Year of Anniversaries Part 5: Star Wars

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1977 – The Beginning of Star Wars

May 25, 1977: A new movie hit the theaters – a space opera film called Star Wars. It followed Luke Skywalker’s life going from ordinary to extraordinary. Following the purchase of some droids, Luke finds a message from Princess Leia – “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” After speculating that she may be talking about a local hermit named Ben Kenobi, he is blasted into a high energy and exciting adventure with Leia, Han, Chewie, and plenty more. Together, they take the first steps to defeating the evil empire, the Emperor, and the mysterious Darth Vader.

George Lucas has created a saga that started with a bang and has lasted ever since. The characters, their adventures, and a galaxy far, far away still draw in millions. Be sure to check out the movie that started it all, along with the rest of the saga thus far! (Please note that Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is unavailable due to the fire. All others in the series are available at the Eckhart Public Library Auburn Plaza Temporary Location.)

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The Legends Stories

Before LucasFilms was purchased by Disney and the new Star Wars Trilogy began, a number of book series came out continuing the story of Luke, Leia, and Han.

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The New Canon

After Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars universe, a number of new books have been released to expand on the new movies. Here are some of the most popular!

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This Week at EPL: October 16-21

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We carry on with amazing programs! Saturday, October 21, we will be having an exciting and spooky-themed presentation on the classic book and film, Frankenstein!

“Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.”

Main Library Restoration Update

We have been having a great turnout at our Auburn Plaza Temporary location! We opened on Tuesday, October 10, and have had an outpouring of community support. We hope you’ll keep visiting and seeing what great things we have in store for this location! We also want to thank Window Nook, Lyn-Maree’s, The Italian Grille, Walmart #1570 of Auburn, and the Friends of Eckhart Public Library for their helpful offers and fundraisers over the past week! Wondering how you can help?  Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

Weekly Happenings

  • Neon Flix and Movie Makers: Students are invited to join us the first and third Monday of each month at the Teen Library. A group that writes, directs, and acts in original films, short stories, and YouTube videos. New members are always welcome! Monday, October 16, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: 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 Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, October 17, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Pokémon Club: The Pokémon Clubs of both children’s and teens will be combining to participate in fun Pokémon-themed activities and to battle other enthusiasts if you have cards. All will go home with their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Pokémon Club is free and no sign up is required! Tuesday, October 17, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: 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. No registration required! Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: 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 Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Wednesday, October 18, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Turn a Page Book Club: This book club will be discussing “Mudbound” by Hillary Jordan. Wednesday, October 18, 12-1 p.m., call (260) 925-2414 ext. 420 for address.
  • Lego Club: Join us to build something amazing with Lego Club every second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month. We supply the LEGOs, you create the masterpiece! Wednesday, October 18, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: 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. No registration required! Thursday, October 19, 10:15-11 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Better Off Read Book Club: This book club will be discussing “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Thursday, October 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings.
  • Super Happy Fun Time—Creativity and Cookies: During each session, we will use our imaginations and a variety of supplies to create our very own masterpieces. There will also be cookies for hungry artists. Thursday, October 19, 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, October 19, 6-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center Learning Lab.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: 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 Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, October 19, 6:30-6:50 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: 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. No registration required! Friday, October 20, 10:15-11 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Magic: The Gathering at Teen: Eckhart Teen Library will host Magic: The Gathering card games for kids and teens to come and play. Don’t have a deck? We have extras. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join! Friday, October 20, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Dog Tales: Training service dogs will lend an ear while children (or kids at heart) can practice the skill of reading aloud to our canine friends. Dog Tales will take place at our Temporary Location in the Auburn Plaza. Time to be announced, Auburn Plaza Location.
  • McIntosh Windows Presentation: Carol Foley will join us at the Willennar Genealogy Center to give a presentation on the McIntosh Stained Glass Windows. Saturday, October 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Frankenstein: Join us to celebrate 199 years of Mary Shelley’s classic with staff member Ian, who will share some background on the classic story. We’ll also be showing the Frankenstein movie. Saturday, October 21, 2-3:30 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
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New Teen Books at EPL

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New Children’s Books at EPL

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