Come celebrate the start of fall at Eckhart Public Library October 13-17!
Each day has a unique theme, with activities relating to that theme. Activities are free, and a library card is not needed to attend.
October 13 is Tinker Tuesday, focused on building and creating. Planned activities are:
- Legos!: Have fun building and participate in our LEGO building contest. Everything is awesome! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Close Community Room.
- Melted Crayon Art: We will use old crayons and melt them to create some unique pieces of artwork. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Teen Library.
- Automobile Maintenance: Hear from an expert how to keep your car in tip-top shape. 6-7 p.m., Close Community Room.
October 14 is Writer Wednesday. There will be opportunities to learn how to become a better writer and to explore your imagination through the written word. Activities are:
- Close Creativity Lab: The Close Community Room will be transformed into a creativity lab, with writing prompts and creative ways to get your story out. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Close Community Room.
- Calligraphy Creations: Try out your writing technique using ink and calligraphy pens. 12:30-7:30 p.m., Teen Library.
- NaNoWriMo Intro: Always wanted to be a novelist? Find out how National Novel Writing Month can help you achieve that goal! 5:30-6 p.m., Close Community Room.
- Do’s and Don’t’s of Writing History: Now that you have research your family it is time to tell their story! Join the Willennar Genealogy Center staff for a video and discussion about writing history. 6-7 p.m., Learning Lab at Willennar Genealogy Center.
October 15 is Throwback Thursday. Activities will center on the “good old days.” Activities are:
- Peeking at the Past: Take a peek at key people and families in DeKalb County history with Willennar Genealogy Center intern Chelsea Molin. Noon to 1 p.m., Learning Lab at Willennar Genealogy Center.
- Retro Crafting: Enjoy making a crafty creation from days gone by. 12:30-7:30 p.m., Teen Library.
- Eckhart Loves Lucy!: It’s the anniversary of the day “I Love Lucy” premiered. Join us as we screen some episodes, and enter a drawing to win chocolates. 1-7 p.m., Close Community Room.
October 16 is Fantasy Friday. Think dragons, wizards, and other fun fantasy staples at these events:
- Winter Is Coming: Fantasy fun! Use a name generator to find your fantasy name, complete your fantasy character profile, make a house sigil and more! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Close Community Room.
- Fantastical Coloring Creations: There will be a large variety of fantasy themed coloring pages just waiting to be colored. 12:30-7:30 p.m., Teen Library.
October 17 is Safety Saturday, which will focus on the ways that our community can stay safe. Activities are:
- Meet & Greet: Meet community members who help keep us safe. There will also be giveaways and other fun activities! 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Library Park and Close Community Room.
- Carseat Checks: DeKalb Health will be on hand to perform carseat checks. Register by contacting the Children’s Department at 925-2414 ext. 320. By appointment, Library Parking Lot.