This Week at Eckhart Public Library – May 16-22

Eckhart eLearning Training

It’s a busy week around Eckhart Public Library, but we are excited about all of the great things happening this week!

It’s another eLearning Week, and once again, Eckhart Public Library is providing support for DeKalb Central students completing eLearning assignments!

Monday, May 16, staff from Eckhart Public Library and DeKalb Central Schools will be at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings in downtown Auburn to answer questions from parents and students about eLearning.

On Wednesday, May 18, there will be a Chromebook Lab in the Learning Lab at the Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St., from 2:30-7 p.m. Chromebooks will be set up and available for students to use to complete assignments.

The rest of the week, there will be Chromebooks available in the Children’s Department and Teen Library.

Eckhart Public Library also has free Wi-Fi around the library campus for students bringing their own devices. The Chromebooks are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

Also this week, we have the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Art Show. Check out the beautiful art by area artists around the library campus. Don’t miss the excellent art in the Teen Library and Children’s Department!

The Friends are also holding their May Book Sale at the Willennar Administrative Annex, on Twelfth Street across from the historic Main Library building. Proceeds from the book sale help support Eckhart Public Library events, services, and collections. The schedule is:

  • Wednesday, May 18, 4-7 p.m. (Exclusive Friends-Only sale; memberships available at the door)
  • Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (25 cents for most books)
  • Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($2 per bag sale)

And don’t forget that Monday is the last day to register for our Local History Murder Mystery. You can help us figure out Who Killed Mr. Cord? (Certain, um, liberties are being taken with history, since E.L. Cord actually lived a long, healthy life and was not murdered.) This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served. The Murder Mystery is Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library.

Phew! Here’s what else is happening:

  • Neon Readers Teen Book Club: We will discuss the books we are all currently reading and then we will begin working on our new film projects. We will also make some smoothies. Monday, May 16, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Turn a Page with Anni: This book club will read and discuss “Don’t Try to Find Me” by Holly Brown. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. Wednesday, May 18, noon to 1 p.m., JHG Room.
  • Super Happy Fun Time – Movie Making: We will use costumes and flip cameras to create our own short video stories. Super Happy Fun Time is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Thursday, May 19, 3-3:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Pink Lemonade Social and Pink Parade: Join Eckhart Public Library to celebrate Tri-Kappa Pink Out! We will meet in the Library Park for a pink lemonade social, and then have a Pink Parade to the Pink Out ceremony in downtown Auburn. Wear your best pink clothing and accessories! Pink Out raises breast cancer awareness in the community. The event will start in the library park (or inside the library in case of inclement weather) and will end in downtown Auburn. Thursday, May 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Library Park.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, May 19, 6-7:45 p.m., Main Library.
  • Teen Game Night: The last Friday of every month is game night at the Teen Library. Bring a friend, and enjoy some video games or board games of your choice! Friday, May 20, 4-8 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Toddler Friends 1 2 3: At Toddler Friends, children ages 18 months – 3 years with their parents or caregivers are invited to join us in the secret garden to participate in center based learning environment. Centers/stations are developed to help toddlers develop fine motor, large motor, and social skills. After cleaning up as a group we will come together for a story, music and finger plays based on a monthly theme. Saturday, May 21, 10:15-11 a.m., Secret Garden.
  • The Genealogical Proof Standard: Professor John Phillip Colletta looks at how to judge reliability of information that has been collected to construct a family tree in this eighth lecture of the Discovering Your Roots Video series. Registration is recommended by calling 925-2414 ext. 420 or emailing Saturday, May 21, 2-3 p.m., Learning Lab at Willennar Genealogy Center.

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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