Monthly Archives: March 2013

Attention Writers

Is there a writing group where people can gather and discuss writing? YES! The Creative Writing Group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month in the Board Room at the Eckhart Public Library. The group starts at … Continue reading

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New Picture Books At The Library!

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid is the story of a young porcupine who comes up with a novel way to play with a balloon without popping it. Exclamation Mark! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld tells the tale of an exclamation … Continue reading

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Spring has Arrived…Inside

It may not look or feel like spring with over four inches of freshly fallen snow on the ground, but there are signs of it inside the teen library! A few weeks ago, some of our teen patrons helped assemble … Continue reading

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On paper

By Rachel S. Roberts, Contributor Rachel S. Roberts is an author and playwright. For many years, she served on the Eckhart Public Library Board. Her website is I save clippings. I put them in a folder with the idea … Continue reading

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Blurring The Lines: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store

Alex Award winner Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan serves up a secret society devoted to decoding a mystery through books with a healthy dose of pop culture on the side.  When Clay takes a much-needed job as the night shift … Continue reading

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March Madness At Eckhart Public Library

Gone Girl vs. Come Home Wicked Business vs. Lone Wolf Low Pressure vs. 11th Hour Which would you choose?  Take part in EPL March Madness and vote for your favorite books from the past year. All you need to do … Continue reading

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Do you know Mo?

By Mary Graber, Contributor Mary Graber works in the Children’s and Teen Departments. She loves being surrounded by books on a daily basis. It’s no secret I LOVE books by Mo Willems. You might ask, “Who is Mo?” I would answer, … Continue reading

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Blurring The Lines: My Friend Dahmer

On July 22, 1991, serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was apprehended by Milwaukee police. However, during the mid-1970s, Dahmer was still just a troubled teenager who had yet to kill another person (his first murder would occur during the … Continue reading

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Book Vending Machines?

When I hear the words “vending machine”, I think about various candies, snacks, and untrustworthy cups of coffee. Others got creative and combined the idea of books and vending machines in some truly unique and innovative ways! The Monkey’s Paw, … Continue reading

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Knitting For The Troops

The Knifty Knitters and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) combined efforts to knit washcloths for the 101st Airborne Division, currently stationed in Afghanistan. Last night they displayed the washcloths at their twice monthly meeting before sending them overseas. Area children wrote and attached notes for … Continue reading

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