New Children’s Books at Eckhart Public Library

Are your kids ready for the next installment of their favorite series, or just wanting a picture book to read before bed? The Eckhart Public Library Children’s Department has great new books to meet your needs! Click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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New Nonfiction at Eckhart Public Library

Looking for a new book of poetry, a great new cookbook, or another nonfiction title? Our new nonfiction titles may have just what you’re looking for! Click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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This Week at EPL – May 22-28

Golden_girls.jpgThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the series finale of The Golden Girls. Help Eckhart Public Library celebrate the iconic series by demonstrating your knowledge of all things Golden Girls on Tuesday, May 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Close Community Room.

Register in teams of up to four friends. The winning team will receive gift baskets including books, chocolate, and gift cards. Refreshments (including cheesecake) will be served.

Register for Golden Girls Trivia Night no later than Monday, May 29, by calling 260-925-2414 ext. 120 or emailing reference@epl.lib.in.us. Registration is free, though there will be a freewill donation benefiting The Friends of the Library.

Here’s what’s happening around the library campus during the week of May 22:

  • Pizza & Paperbacks: In May we’ll begin our next book, “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds. Come enjoy pizza while listening to a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. “Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds.” Monday, May 22, 5-5:45 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Pokemon Club: Pokemon enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their cards to the teen library every Tuesday 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, May 23, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wild Wednesday Adventure Clubs – Movie Makers: Students in first through fifth grade are invited to bring their imaginations and star in their very own movie! Wednesday, May 24, 4-4:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Preservation with Ethan Bowers and Sam Grate: Ethan Bowers and Sam Grate, from the ACD Automobile Museum, will be presenting a program on preservation of family photos and documents. Wednesday, May 24, 6-7 p.m., Learning Lab.
  • Super Happy Fun Time – Game On!: We will play yard games outside in the library park. Super Happy Fun Time is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Thursday, May 25, 4-4:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Register for Eckhart Summer Read: Register for Eckhart Summer Read and pick up your first tally sheet and reading material on Friday before Memorial Day! Everything you read over Memorial Day Weekend counts toward Eckhart Summer Read! Friday, May 26.
  • Friday Night Magic – The Gathering: Come play Magic: The Gathering! Anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome, and no registration is required. Friday, May 26, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Memorial Day Closing: Eckhart Public Library campus buildings will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday from Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29. Campus buildings will reopen with regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 30.
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Golden Girls Trivia Night!

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Picture it: Eckhart Public Library, 2017.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the series finale of The Golden Girls. Help EPL celebrate the iconic series by demonstrating your knowledge of all things Golden Girls on Tuesday, May 30, from 6-7:30 in the Close Community Room!

Register in teams of up to four friends. The winning team will receive gift baskets including books, chocolate, and gift cards. Refreshments, snacks, and of course, cheesecake will be served.

Register for Golden Girls Trivia Night no later than Monday, May 29, by calling (260) 925-2414 ext. 120 or emailing reference@epl.lib.in.us. Registration is free, though there will be a freewill donation benefiting The Friends of the Library. See you there!

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Read Away Fines

Fine-Header.png During the library’s annual reading program, Eckhart Public Library patrons are able to “read away” their library fines. For every book, graphic novel, or manga* checked out and read, $5 will be waived off of the total fine amount. Patrons participating in Read Away Fines can check out one item at a time to waive fines.

Read Away Fines is available for all ages, but each age group has different allowances. If patrons are under the age of 18, Read Away Fines will waive all fees and fines on that patron’s account with the exception of collection agency fees and postage. Patrons 18 and older can get overdue fees waived.**

To participate in Read Away Fines, patrons will:

  1. Bring the item they wish to read to the circulation desk, and tell the staff member that they would like to read away their fines.
  2. Read the item or listen to the item be read to you.
  3. Return the item inside the library at the circulation desk, and the staff member will waive $5 off your fines.

*Please note that only these items are allowed for the Read Away Fines program. This does not include audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, or other non-print items.

**Read Away Fines can only count towards pre-existing Eckhart Public Library fines. Fines from other Evergreen Indiana libraries are not eligible for this program. The patron must have at least $5 in fines for them to be waived.

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Throwback Thursday: More Mystery Photos

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

Do any of these faces look familiar?

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The Willennar Genealogy Center’s online photo database currently contains over 13,000 photographic images, including images from negatives, Real Photo postcards, and more. Sadly, a number of these images came without any information or story attached, leaving us with pictures of people and places we can’t identify.

We featured some of our older “mystery photos” in a previous post, but this batch of photos covers a relatively more recent time frame: the 1920s through the 1970s. They’re listed below in chronological order. Click on a photo, and it will open up a slide show where you can view each image individually. (Click on “View Full Size” in slide-show mode to get an even closer view.)

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any thoughts you want to share—or even better, some names!

Want to see more local history? Click here to browse our online photo database or visit the official Genealogy Center Facebook page.

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New DVDs at Eckhart Public Library

Looking for movies on Fantastic Beasts or shows about Vikings? We have all that and more in our new DVD collection! Click any cover to place your hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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