This Week at Eckhart Public Library: March 16-21


The library campus isn’t quite this green yet, but it is definitely spring!

There are several important things happening this week around the library campus. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote for your favorite fiction and nonfiction books in our March Madness contest, through April 4! Ballots will go into a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

This week is also the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Annual Meeting. The meeting will honor the memory of Jan Barber, who was president of the Friends and a great library volunteer. The guest speaker will be artist Rebecca Justice-Schaab. The gathering will also include the Friends’ business meeting, including the election of officers. The meeting is Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the Close Community Room. Read more by clicking here.

You also will not want to miss Genealogy Show & Tell on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join the Willennar Genealogy Center staff for an evening on fun and learning as we share glimpses of the past. You’re encouraged to bring in family heirlooms, pictures, or documents to share with the staff and other attendees. We will spend our time examining these items and hearing about history connected to them.

Other activities on the library campus this week are:

  • Neon Readers Teen Book Club: The Neon Readers will finish reading volume 2 of the graphic novel “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman. We’ll discuss what we liked and disliked about the story. Then we will decorate eggs for Easter with a variety of different crafting supplies. Monday, March 16, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Maximizing Social Security Benefits: This seminar, by Mark Troyer of Never Lose Financial, will teach you strategies to maximize your social security benefits. Find out how Social Security is calculated, how to time your application, and how to coordinate benefits with your spouse efficiently. Registration is required. Register by calling 925-2414 ext. 120, emailing, or visiting the Information Desk at the Main Library. Monday, March 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Close Community Room.
  • Turn a Page With Anni: This book club will read “S is for Silence” by Sue Grafton. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk at the Main Library. The book club will meet on Wednesday, March 18, at noon in the JHG Room at the Main Library.
  • ATLAS (At the Library After School) – Charlie’s Chapters: Children in kindergarten through second grade will continue to work on their PBS Kids Writer’s Contest books. Children in third through fifth grades will finish reading “Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood” and discuss the book. Then, they will create their own Civil War soldier. Thursday, March 19, 3-3:45 p.m., Children’s Department.
  • Better Off Read: This book club will read “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk at the Main Library. The book club will meet on Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters are welcome. Crocheters are also welcome to attend. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, March 19, 6-7:45 p.m., Main Library.

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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