This Week at EPL – April 22-27

Celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at Library
Join Changing Dragon on the east lawn (historic side) of the Main Library as tens of thousands come together to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10-11 a.m. This event starts in New Zealand and continues around the world, time zone by time zone, through 80 countries across six continents. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Main Library Restoration Update

Library Giving Day logo with the Eckhart Public Library Logo and the For Every Citizen Capital Campaign Logo

We are so pleased to announce that our plan for a small fundraiser on Library Giving Day far exceeded our expectations. This one day event was hopeful for a $2,500 fundraising goal, but our community far surpassed this by helping us raise $36,751 between online and in-person donations. These funds will also be doubled generously by The James Foundation. Thank you for your incredible support! Click here to read an article from KPC. For more information, please visit ForEveryCitizen.org

Weekly Happenings

  • 2019 Teen Poetry Contest: Celebrate National Poetry Month by submitting your original works to Eckhart Public Library’s Teen Library! Winners will receive cash prizes, and their poems will be available at The Teen Library for the public to view. Middle School and High School entries are judged separately, and there is no limit to the number of original poems that you can submit. First Place Winners: $50 Second Place Winners: $25 Third Place Winners: $10 To submit your entries visit https://tinyurl.com/eplpoetry or bring your poems to any Eckhart Public Library location with your name, grade, and contact information. All month long, Eckhart Teen Library.
  • Teen Prom and Formal Wear Exchange: Need something to wear to prom this year? Come to our prom formal wear exchange and pick up something for you or your friends during the month of April. All donated items will be set up at the Teen Library starting April 1. There will be no charge for any of the items. Don’t have anything to exchange, don’t worry; you can still pick something out. Since our supply of formal wear will be limited, everything will be available on a first come, first serve basis. All month long, Eckhart Teen Library.
  • Closed Monday, April 22, for a staff training day
  • Wee Read Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Tuesday, April 23, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location..
  • Wee Read Storytime: Children ages birth-2 years and their families are invited to our Wee Reads Storytimes! Wee Reads is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, April 24, 10-10:20 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • LEGO Club: Come to LEGO club! Work alone in our individual challenges, or with others during our collaborative sessions. Stoke your creativity and discover new ideas. We provide the LEGOs.  Wednesday, April 24, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Genealogy Research – Getting Started: Join the genealogy center staff as we explore the basics of starting your family research. There will be a short introduction followed by a hands-on time of learning about technology. Wednesday, April 24, 6-7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Family Storytime: Children ages birth-6 years and their families are invited to our Family Storytimes! Family Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! Preschool Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Thursday, April 25, 9:15-9:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Walmart Distribution Center Jobs & Information: Representatives from the Walmart Distribution Center will be at our Auburn Plaza Location to offer information about the jobs they have available, benefits included, and the salaries that are offered. Thursday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. AND 3:30-5 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Kids and teens can learn their way around food prep, food from other cultures, and what goes into good eating! We are happy to work with our friends with dietary concerns or restrictions, so let us know if there is a recipe we can change to help create a food you can enjoy! Check out this event on the Eckhart Public Library calendar at epl.lib.in.us/calendar to see what we’re making today!  Thursday, April 25, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Children ages 2-6 years and their families are invited to our Preschool Storytimes! Preschool Storytime is designed to help each child grow and learn through stories and activities that encourage early literacy skills, as well as engaging with their peers. Friday, April 26, 10-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Magic: The Gathering Club: Magic: The Gathering (MTG) Club is held every Friday at the Teen Library for its teenage patrons. This is a time to talk about the game, its strategy, things happening in the MTG world, and just to play some games. Formats include a mix of Standard/Modern, Commander, and Pauper. If you’re just starting, don’t worry – we have extra card decks for you to play with. New members, beginners and experts alike, are always welcome! Friday, April 26, 5-7 p.m. Teen Library.  
  • World Tai Chi & Qigong Day: Join Changing Dragon on the east lawn (historic side) of the Main Library as tens of thousands come together to breathe together for World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. This world event starts in New Zealand and continues around the world, time zone by time zone, through 80 countries across six continents. Everyone is welcome to join us in the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong. Saturday, April 27, 10-11 a.m., Historic Side Lawn of Eckhart Public Library.

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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