This Week at Eckhart Public Library: January 5-10


Happy New Year! We hope that all of you had a great holiday season. Now that we’re in the dead of winter, this is a great time to come to the library. Check out items, participate in events, take classes, research your family history, or just spend time in our historic main building, Willennar Genealogy Center, or Teen Library!

Eckhart Winter Read & Eckhart Winter Research starts this week. You can get prizes for reading items or researching at the Willennar Genealogy Center! Read more about this fun event by clicking here.

Here’s what else is happening this week at Eckhart Public Library:

  • Neon Readers Book Club: This teen book club will begin reading “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke. We will discuss the book and then we will repurpose old books into something new. The book can be checked out from the Teen Library. Monday, January 5, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • ATLAS – Mixology: Join us for some interesting mixed up creations. We will mix together different kinds of cotton candy and soda to create yummy drinks. We will also mix up paint to create mini masterpieces. Thursday, January 8, 3-3:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Writing Resolutions: Stop by the Teen Library for a snack and to write your resolution for 2015. Feeling really ambitious? Write future self a letter! All supplies and food will be provided. Thursday, January 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Better Off Read: The book club will discuss “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy. The book can be checked out at the Information Desk at the Main Library. Thursday, January 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings.
  • Literary “Doctor Who”: Join us for the first in this three-episode series of “Doctor Who” episodes with a literary twist. This week, we will watch “The Unquiet Dead,” featuring Charles Dickens. We will watch the episode, featuring a famous writer, and then briefly discuss the episode and how it relates to the author being portrayed. Read a piece or two by the author beforehand if you can; if not, just come and enjoy the episode! (You do not need to attend all three episodes to participate!) Other episodes are “The Shakespeare Code” (January 24) and “The Unicorn and the Wasp” (February 7). Saturday, January 10, 2-3:30 p.m., Close Community Room. Read more about Literary “Doctor Who” by clicking here.

About Jenny

I am the Associate Director of Eckhart Public Library. My office is in the Administrative Annex, but I can often be found roaming the Eckhart Public Library Campus, performing acts of librarianship in every department! I love to read and learn about history. I'm also a huge fan of movies, TV and pop culture in general, and I love to read books of all types. Currently, I'm working my way around the romance section, with some historical fiction and graphic novels thrown in for variety! But you never know what I'm going to pick up next.
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