This Week at Eckhart Public Library: April 20-25


The world has gotten so much greener in the last week or so! Enjoy the Library Park as the weather gets warmer – it’s a great place to read, eat lunch, surf the internet (our Wi-Fi reaches that far), or just hang out!

Here’s what’s happening at Eckhart Public Library 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.
  • Register for the Annual Art Show:  The Friends of the Eckhart Public Library will hold its 48th Annual Art Show on Thursday, May 7, through Friday, May 15. Artists are invited to register now for the art show. Artists must maintain a residence or employment within DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, or Steuben counties. Each entry must be an original work of the artist, produced in the last year. The exhibits will be open to the public and prizes will be awarded. The Sixth Annual Teen Art Show will also be held May 7-15. Teen artists must maintain a residence within DeKalb County and be enrolled in either middle or high school for the 2015-16 school year. Click here for more information.
  • Neon Readers Teen Book Club: April is National Poetry Month. We will read some of our favorite poems and create selfie poetry. We will also make ourselves some frozen hot chocolate drinks for a snack. Monday, April 20, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Board Meeting: The board of the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library will meet for its monthly meeting. Tuesday, April 21, 7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • ATLAS – How Does Your Garden Grow?: The Auburn Garden Club will be here to share their gardening wisdom with us. There will be fun, games and snacks for all. Thursday, April 23, 3-3:45 p.m., Close Community Room.
  • Teen Game Night: It’s Game Night at the Teen Library! Bring a friend, and enjoy some video games or board games of your choice. Friday, April 24, 4-8 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Research Your House: DeKalb County Historian John Bry will talk about how to research the history of your home or other buildings. Saturday, April 25, 2-3 p.m.

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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