This Week at EPL – June 4-9

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We carry on by providing Summer Programming for all ages beginning June 4! Some of our exciting events this week include Time Travelers History Camp,  Summer Read Family Programs with a visit from Indiana Wild, Rocky Horror Picture Show After Hours, and Dog Tales! Check out our list below or visit our website at epl.lib.in.us for more information!

Main Library Restoration Update

Our beautiful statue, Miss Virginia, has safely been moved to the Auburn Presbyterian Church where she will watch over the Main Library during the restoration process. Thank you to the Auburn Presbyterian Church for giving her a home during construction. We’re sure she’ll be very happy there until she returns to the Main Library. Wondering how you can help? Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

 

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Weekly Happenings

  • Preschool Music and Movement: Join us on Mondays from 10:15-10:45 for dancing, music, and play! Our wonderful partners at Ratio Dance will be guiding little ones to dance and move to music. Dancing in early childhood helps to develop coordination, literacy, social development, and more (National Dance Education Organization). All are welcome to dance, move, and join in the fun! Monday, June 4, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Time Travelers History Camp: What can we learn about the past from jokes, games, movies, and toys that people enjoyed? Join us for some great fun as we explore where you can go with humor, fads, toys, writing and cinema. Please register by Saturday, June 2. Monday, June 4, 1-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Teen Book Club: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a summer book club held at the Teen Library on Mondays starting June 4 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For the month of June the group will be reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Books will be available to check out at our first meeting on June 4. Monday, June 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Read Neon Flix Movie Club: Students in grades K-12 are welcome to meet the first and third Mondays of each month from 5-6 p.m. at the Teen Library. This group will write, direct and act in original films, short stories and YouTube videos. New members are always welcome. Monday, June 4, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Time Travelers History Camp: What can we learn about the past from jokes, games, movies, and toys that people enjoyed? Join us for some great fun as we explore where you can go with humor, fads, toys, writing and cinema. Please register by Saturday, June 2. Tuesday, June 5, 1-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Summer Pokémon Club: Drop-in Program during Summer! No plans, just come in between 1-4 p.m. and play! Keep an eye out for lures at EPL’s Pokémon GO! Poke-stops every Tuesday during club hours! Tuesday, June 5, 1-4 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Kids in the Kitchen and Garden: Join us on Tuesdays in June and July from 4-5:30 p.m. in our Not-So-Secret Garden, located behind the Teen Library! We will learn how to water, weed, and harvest fresh produce. We will then take what we’ve grown and learn how to create delicious homemade snacks and meals! Tuesday, June 5, 4-5:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Time Travelers History Camp: What can we learn about the past from jokes, games, movies, and toys that people enjoyed? Join us for some great fun as we explore where you can go with humor, fads, toys, writing and cinema. Please register by Saturday, June 2. Wednesday, June 6, 1-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Summer LEGO Club: Join us as we build our way around the world with exotic vehicles, food, buildings, landmarks, animals, and bridges! Wednesday, June 6, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Family Storytime: Family Storytime is designed to help children reach their full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills, and there will be fun for the whole family! Wednesday, June 6, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Summer Read Family Programs: Join us on Thursdays from 10:15-11 a.m. for family programming! This week, Indiana Wild will be visiting with an assortment of animals to meet and greet! Thursday, June 7, 10:15-11 a.m., Eckhart Park (1501 S. Cedar St.).
  • Time Travelers History Camp: What can we learn about the past from jokes, games, movies, and toys that people enjoyed? Join us for some great fun as we explore where you can go with humor, fads, toys, writing and cinema. Please register by Saturday, June 2. Thursday, June 7, 1-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Play, Learn, Soar Kids Fair: Join EPL at the Play, Learn, Soar Kids Fair. It is an educational, informative and fun filled family event. It offers local families a unique chance to learn more about the many services and programs available for kids twelve and under that promote and inspire active living. Families will enjoy a meal and fun activities at no cost to them. Thursday, June 7, 4-7 p.m., Jam Recreation Center (1200 Houston St., Garrett, IN).
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, June 7, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Summer Family Storytime: Family Storytime is designed to help children reach their full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills, and there will be fun for the whole family! Friday, June 8, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Time Travelers History Camp: What can we learn about the past from jokes, games, movies, and toys that people enjoyed? Join us for some great fun as we explore where you can go with humor, fads, toys, writing and cinema. Please register by Saturday, June 2. Friday, June 8, 1-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Magic: The Gathering Summer Club for Kids and Teens: Gather your planeswalkers, enchantments, and legendary creatures for Magic on Fridays! Matches begin at 3pm and go until 6:30pm! Beginners and pros all welcome! Don’t have a deck? We have extras! Friday, June 8, 3-6:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show After Hours at Eckhart Public Library: Let’s do the time warp again! This special after-hours showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will feature plenty of singing, dancing, and prop bags to participate with. We’ll also have popcorn and refreshments. PLEASE NOTE: This movie is rated R and intended for adults. This event requires registration, so please call (260) 925-2414 ext. 120 or register online for this event. Friday, June 8, 7-9 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Dog Tales: Dog Tales will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:45-10:30 a.m. at the Auburn Plaza location. Patrons of all ages are invited to help service dogs in training by reading a book to our furry friends. Saturday, June 9, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Toledo & Chicago Interurban Railway with Craig Berndt: Local railroad historian Craig Berndt will make a PowerPoint presentation about the Toledo & Chicago Interurban Railway, which provided electric interurban railroad service to Waterloo, Auburn, Garrett, Altona, Avilla, Kendallville, Butler Center, Huntertown and Ft. Wayne, from 1905 to 1945.  The presentation will be Sat., June 9, 2:00 p.m. at the Eckhart Public Library’s temporary location in Auburn Plaza, 1029 W. 7th St., Auburn. It is free and open to the public. Please bring your memories, photos and documents of the interurban, to share with others. Saturday, June 9, 2-3:30 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
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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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