This Week at Eckhart Public Library -June 20-25, 2016

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Eckhart Public Library is On the Move this summer! Charles Eckhart, the man who built our library, is at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in the picture above. Children in first through sixth grade are invited to join the Time Travelers for a tour of this amazing local museum on Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m.

Also this week, a Beatles scholar will be at Eckhart Public Library for a multimedia presentation on Thursday, June 23, at 6 p.m. in the Close Community Room.

Aaron Krerowicz will present “The Beatles – Band of the Sixties,” an hour-long program on the Fab Four. Part history and part musical analysis, this program covers the full 1960’s: beginning with the band’s seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.

Registration is recommended; register by visiting the Information Desk, calling 925-2414 ext. 120, or emailing reference@epl.lib.in.us.

Plus, if you haven’t registered yet, don’t forget to participate in Eckhart Summer Read! It’s not too late to register! People of all ages can earn prizes and chances to win grand prizes by reading materials checked out from Eckhart Public Library and researching at the Willennar Genealogy Center. You’ll get an Eckhart on the Move water bottle when you register (while supplies last).

Here’s everything that’s happening this week at Eckhart Public Library:

  • Book Walk: Eckhart Public Library’s Summer Read activities have two focuses: reading and moving. While some may find it hard to combine the two, the librarians at Eckhart Public Library came up with a fun way for families to do just that. This summer, Eckhart Park (located at the south end of Cedar Street) will host EPL’s first Book Walk!   Laminated pages from Shh! We Have a Plan by author/illustrator Chris Haughton are displayed along the path. Each sign encourages readers to act out the story as they walk to the next page in the story.
  • Summer Storytime on the Library Lawn – Fuel Your Engine: Bring a blanket and join us on the library lawn for storytime this summer. Monday, June 20, 11 a.m., Library Park.
  • Neon Readers Teen Book Club: We’ll read fun books and talk about them all summer long. We’ll also work on our new movie project. Monday, June 20, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Music and Movement: At this preschool-targeted program, we will warm up our muscles, get some wiggles out, explore different rhythms, and have lots of fun! Registration is required by visiting the Children’s Department, calling 925-2414 ext. 320, or emailing childrens@epl.lib.in.us. Tuesday, June 21, 11-11:45 a.m., Secret Garden.
  • Get out and Grow: Stop by the teen library this summer to help out with the Not-So-Secret Garden. Adopt a vegetable/fruit or a row of vegetables/fruit to take care of. Sign up to water the plants each week from the rain in the rain barrels. We will create delicious snacks out of the fruits and vegetables as they ripen all summer long. Tuesday, June 21, 1-2 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Tai Chi in the Park: Join Sifu Vick to learn some Tai Chi in the library park. Tuesday, June 21, 6-7 p.m., Library Park.
  • Summer Storytime on the Library Lawn – Fuel Your Engine: Bring a blanket and join us on the library lawn for storytime this summer. Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., Library Park.
  • Meet Us At The Park—Eckhart Park: Meet a librarian at a neighborhood park for stories, games, and activities this summer! Wednesday, June 22, 11 a.m., Eckhart Park, 1500 S. Cedar Street.
  • Time Travelers – ACD Automobile Museum Tour: Children in first through sixth grade are invited to join the Time Travelers for a tour of the ACD Museum. Meet at the entrance by the gift shop. No registration required. Wednesday, June 22, 1 p.m., ACD Automobile Museum.
  • The History Behind the Names: Join Chelsea Molin as she takes a look at the names of our local streets. Chelsea will be sharing the meaning and origins of the street names in our community. Register by visiting the Willennar Genealogy Center, calling 925-2414 ext. 420, or emailing genealogy@epl.lib.in.us. Wednesday, June 22, 6-7 p.m., Learning Lab at Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Family Program – Magic with Ronald McDonald: Join your favorite clown for magical fun! All ages are welcome. In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the Presbyterian Church. Thursday, June 23, 10:15-11 a.m., Library Park.
  • Lunch in the Park: In partnership with DeKalb Central schools, lunch will be served through the Food Service Summer Program. Lunch is free for children 1-18. Thursday, June 23, 11:30-12:15, Library Park.
  • The Beatles – Band of the Sixties: Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation by Beatles scholar and author Aaron Krerowicz. Part history and part musical analysis, this program covers the full 1960’s: beginning with the band’s seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 925-2414 ext. 120 or reference@epl.lib.in.us. Thursday, June 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Close Community Room.*
  • Art in Action: Children of all ages up to fifth grade can create artwork through the power of movement. We will stomp, walk, roll, and shake our way toward a masterpiece! Children younger than seven must be accompanied by a caregiver. If weather is bad, we will meet in the Secret Garden. Friday, June 24, 11 a.m. to noon, Library Park.
  • Teen Game Day: It’s Game Day at the Teen Library! Bring a friend, and enjoy some video games or board games of your choice! Friday, June 24, 12:30-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Pokemon Club: Pokemon enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their cards to the teen library every Friday and battle. Participants will go home with all their cards, as trading is not encouraged.  Pokemon club is free and no signup required. Friday, June 24, 1-2 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friday Magic: The Teen Library will host a time for Magic card game fans to come play. Friday, June 24, 2-3 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Your Ancestors in State Records: Archives can hold records from administration of state laws, such as land, tax, census, and military records. This tenth video lecture with Professor John Phillip Colletta will look at records that are found in state archives. Register at the Willennar Genealogy Center or by calling 925-2414 ext. 420 or emailing genealogy@epl.lib.in.us. Saturday, June 25, 2-3 p.m., Learning Lab at Willennar Genealogy Center.
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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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