This Week at Eckhart Public Library: May 11-16

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Jeff got caught reading!

Don’t forget that May is Get Caught Reading Month, and we want to see you get caught reading! Post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #EPLCaughtReading and show us your favorite places to read. Be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram page to see pictures of staff, library users, and even pets getting caught reading, too!

  • Annual Art Show: The Annual Art Show for adults, teens, and children is sponsored by the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library.  The mission of the Art Show is to encourage and support artists in DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties in a not-for-profit exhibition. The goal of the exhibition is to provide a showcase where work created by amateur and professional artists can be displayed and judged in a non-juried forum. Artwork is on display around the Eckhart Public Library campus through Friday, May 15.
  • Neon Readers Teen Book Club – 123 Summer: This will be our last book club meeting before summer break. We will brainstorm what we would like to do for the summer session of our book club. Games and root beer floats will help the process. Monday, May 11, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Creative Writing: All writers 18 and older, no matter the genre, are invited to attend. Group members share their writing and participate in writing exercises. Tuesday, May 12, 6:30-8 p.m., JHG Room at Main Library.
  • Turn a Page with Anni Book Club: This book club will read and discuss “Unwritten” by Charles Martin. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. Wednesday, May 13, noon to 1 p.m., JHG Room at the Main Library.
  • Friends of the Eckhart Public Library May Book Sale: Friends of the Eckhart Public Library sponsor this book sale, which raises money for Eckhart Public Library events, services, and collections. The sale is Wednesday, May 13, (Friends-Only Preview; memberships available at the door); Thursday, May 14; and Friday, May 15 ($1 per bag).
  • Genealogy Show & Tell: Bring in your photos, documents, and other treasures to the Genealogy Center to share with the staff and patrons. We want to see what kind of history you have hiding in your closets and attics. Wednesday, May 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • ATLAS – What Do You Know About Corn?: Join Nicole from the Farm Bureau for Ag in the Classroom. She will be here to show us some interesting things about corn. At the Library After School (ATLAS) is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Thursday, May 14, 3-3:45 p.m., Children’s Department, Main Library.
  • Discovering Historic Auburn: Visit the Eckhart Public Library booth at Discovering Historic Auburn! This local event in downtown Auburn includes 80 local business’ booths, live entertainment, art market, children’s activities, free museum entry, tours, shopping, dining, and more! The event is sponsored by the Downtown Auburn Business Association, DeKalb County Visitors Bureau, and KPC Media Group. Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Auburn. (Learn more by clicking here.)
  • Register Now – American Girl & American Boy Camps: Sign up for our weekly American Girl and American Boy camps, for children in third grade and older. Each week, campers explore a different era of American history through food, crafts, games, and reading. This year, children will learn about the Revolutionary War (late 1770s), Southwest expansion (1820s), Civil War (1820s), and World War II (1940s). American Girl camp will be on four Mondays – June 1, 8, 15, and 22. Girls in third and fourth grade will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and girls in fifth grade and up will meet from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. American Boy camp will be on four Wednesdays – June 3, 10, 17, and 24 – from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. American Girl and American Boy also will join together for a grand finale event at the DeKalb County Horsemen’s Association Draft Animal Museum on Monday, June 29. Space is limited to 25 children in each camp. A $15 registration fee is requested to underwrite the cost of the camp. Register by calling the Children’s Department at 925-2414 ext. 320 or visiting the Children’s Department on the lower level of the Main Library, 603 S. Jackson St., Auburn.
  • Register Now  – Family History Boot Camp Part Two: This four-session class is for genealogy and local history researchers who have completed one of our boot camps or is already experienced in basic research. This boot camp will have tips for digging deeper into your family’s past. There will be a video, followed by discussion and time to do research. The class is on four consecutive Wednesdays – May 27, June 3, June 10, and June 17 – at 6 p.m. at the Willennar Genealogy Center. Register at the Willennar Genealogy Center or by calling 925-2414 ext. 420 or emailing
  • Pick up book club books: Better Off Read book club will discuss “Ladies Auxiliary” by Tova Mirvis on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings. Books are available now at the Information Desk at the 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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