This Week at Eckhart Public Library: April 6-11


Our beautiful library campus is getting greener, and things are looking downright spring-like! Come spend some time in the library park, or take a stroll past the Teen Library and Willennar Genealogy Center this week!

Here’s what’s happening around the library campus this week:

  • Teen Poetry Contest: The Teen Library is accepting submissions for their annual Teen Poetry Contest! Submissions will be accepted April 1- April 30, 2015. Entries can either be dropped off at The Teen Library (705 S. Jackson) or submitted online. Prizes are $50 (first prize), $20 (second prize), and $10 (third prize). Middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) entries will be judged separately. Click here to submit a poetry contest entry online.
  • Family History Boot Camp Part One: The Family History Boot Camp Part One is a 4-session class for the beginning researcher. Please join us on April 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 6 p.m. to learn about how to get started researching your family’s past. There will be a video with discussion and time to research your family. Registration required; register by calling 925-2414 ext. 420 or emailing
  • Neon Readers Teen Book Club: April is National Poetry Month. We will read some of our favorite poems and create blackout poetry. We will also bake ourselves up some scones for a snack. Monday, April 6, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Springing Up Your Winter Wardrobe: Guests are welcome to bring the lunch and join representatives from Lyn-Maree’s in downtown Auburn for tips on accessorizing, tying scarves, and adding color to your clothing. The library will provide lemonade, water, and coffee. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Lyn-Maree’s gift certificate. Wednesday, April 8, noon to 1 p.m., Close Community Room.
  • ATLAS – Poetry Café: April is National Poetry Month. Come share a favorite poem, write poetry and enjoy some snacks. Thursday, April 9, 3-3:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Family Game Night: Stop in for some game time at the library! This drop in family program is recommended for families with children ages 3 & up. Children over age 7 through 5th grade would be welcome with or without an adult, but children under age 7 would need to be accompanied by a caregiver. Friday, April 10, 4-6 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • International Tabletop Day: Join Eckhart Public Library for International TableTop Day! Stop in anytime between noon and 5 p.m. to play board games, card games, tile games, or any other games that you can play on a table. A variety of games will be available to play, or bring your own favorite games to play! International TableTop Day was founded three years ago as a way for the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together. Every spring, fans post thousands of events all over the world to the site, and every year, the event has grown. TableTop Day 2014 was celebrated in 80 countries, over all 7 continents, and had over 3,000 events in total. Saturday, April 11, noon to 5 p.m., Close Community Room. Click here to read more.

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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