This Week at Eckhart Public Library – June 27-July 3, 2016

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Eckhart Summer Read continues around the Eckhart Public Library campus and around the community! Join us, and don’t forget to register for Eckhart Summer Read to earn prizes and chances to win grand prizes for reading materials checked out from Eckhart Public Library.

This week, we’re thrilled that Magic Of Metal artist Sayaka Ganz will being speaking in the Close Community Room on Tuesday, June 28, from 7-8 p.m. The internationally known Reclaimed Creations artist will be at the library to talk about her process and art. Refreshments will be served. The presentation is in partnership with the Auburn Arts Commission. Ganz’ piece, Life Energy, is on display at the corner of Twelfth and Main streets as part of Sculptures on the Square III: The Magic of Metal.

Also important for this week: The library will be closing for Independence Day. Buildings on the Eckhart Public Library Campus will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and will be closed Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4. Campus buildings will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, July 5.

Here’s what’s happening around the library campus this week:

  • 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 – I Like to Move It!: Bring a blanket and join us on the library lawn for storytime this summer. Monday, June 27, 11 a.m., Library Park.
  • 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. Tuesday, June 28, 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 28, 1-2 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Meet the Artist—Sayaka Ganz: Internationally known Reclaimed Creations artist Sayaka Ganz will be at Eckhart Public Library to talk about her process and art. Refreshments will be served. This presentation is in partnership with the Auburn Arts Commission. Tuesday, June 28, 7-8 p.m., Main Library.
  • Creative Writing Group: Group members share writing and participate in writing exercises. All writers 18 and older, no matter what genre, are encouraged to attend. Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-8 p.m., JHG Room.
  • Summer Storytime on the Library Lawn – I Like to Move It!: Bring a blanket and join us on the library lawn for storytime this summer. Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m., Library Park.
  • Meet Us At The Park—Thomas Park: Meet a librarian at a neighborhood park for stories, games, and activities this summer! Wednesday, June 29, 11 a.m., Thomas Park, 720 N. Union Street.
  • Time Travelers – Library Campus Tour: Children in first through sixth grade are invited to join the Time Travelers for a tour of the historic Eckhart Public Library Campus with Jan. Meet at the Main Library. No registration required. Wednesday, June 29, 1 p.m., Main Library.
  • Family Program – Zumba with Kelli King: Join us for Zumba fun! All ages are welcome. In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the Presbyterian Church. Thursday, June 30, 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 30, 11:30-12:15, Library Park.
  • Tabletop Game Night: Come play tabletop games! Bring your favorite board game, card game, tile game, or other tabletop game, or join in a game with fellow gamers. Thursday, June 30, 6-8 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, July 1, 11 a.m. to noon, Library Park.
  • 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, July 1, 1-2 p.m.
  • Friday Magic: The Teen Library will host a time for Magic: The Gathering card game fans to come play each Friday. Friday, July 1, 2-3 p.m.
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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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