This Week at EPL – August 28-September 2

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We carry on with successful events! Our Solar Eclipse Viewing Party brought nearly 500 visitors to the library campus, including the 3rd and 4th graders from McKenney-Harrison Elementary School. Thank you to everyone who stopped out to view this amazing event with us!

“Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.”

Main Library Restoration Update

During the restoration of the Main Library, we will be renting a temporary location! This location will be at the former Legacy Hallmark at 1029 W. 7th St. in the Auburn Plaza, and plans of what will be there include a browsable collection of items from each library department, and likely some programs, though it has not been decided what programs will take place here. The Willennar Genealogy Center and the Eckhart Teen Library will remain open – this is simply in addition to these locations. The temporary location will open in October, and we’ll bring your more updates on this as we move forward!

Weekly Happenings

  • Pizza and Paperbacks: Students are invited to enjoy a slice of pizza while listening to one of our great paperbacks. We’ll eat, read, discuss, and enjoy! Monday, August 28, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, August 29, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Visit from author Ray Boomhower: Hoosier author Ray Boomhower will speak about World War II reporter Robert L. Sherrod at two events sponsored by Eckhart Public Library. Boomhower, the senior editor at the Indiana Historical Society Press, will speak about his new book, “Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod,”. Both events are free and open to the public. Tuesday, August 29, 2-3 p.m., Community Foundation of DeKalb County (700 S. Main St.) AND 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Smith Farms Manor (406 Smith Dr.)
  • Pokémon Club: The Pokémon Clubs of both children’s and teens will be combining to participate in fun Pokémon-themed activities and to battle other enthusiasts if you have cards. All will go home with their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Pokémon Club is free and no sign up is required! Tuesday, August 29, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, August 29, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Wednesday, August 30, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Lego Club: Join us to build something amazing with Lego Club every second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month. We supply the LEGOs, you create the masterpiece! Wednesday, August 30, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Research Tips with Chelsea: Chelsea Dant will be sharing research tips and strategies to overcome roadblocks in your research. Wednesday, August 30, 6-7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, August 31, 10:15-11 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Super Happy Fun Time Movie: During this session, we will gather to watch a movie! It will be voted on by those who come. Popcorn will be available! Thursday, August 31, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, August 31, 6:30-6:50 p.m., Teen Library.
  • ACD Open House: Celebrate Auburn’s Automotive History with the Jack Randinelli and John Martin Smith Collections. See original photos, documents, ephemera, and more! Hosted by the Willennar Genealogy Center. Friday, September 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Community Foundation of DeKalb County (700 Main St.)
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Friday, September 1, 10:15-11 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Closing Early for Labor Day Observance: We will close Friday, September 1, at 5 p.m. in observance of Labor Day.We will remain closed Saturday, September 2, through Monday, September 4. We will reopen Tuesday, September 5, at 10 a.m. Enjoy your weekend!

About Kaylee

Hello all! I am the Marketing Specialist at Eckhart Public Library, and do lots of fun work on our social media, posting blogs, and writing weekly emails. I can also be seen at the Auburn Plaza Temporary Location and Teen Library.
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