This Week at EPL – September 9-14

Learning STEAM through LEGOs Facebook image

Eckhart Public Library is excited to get started with our fall programming aimed at our young patrons! Some of the programs that will be returning include: Eckhart Envoys Homeschool Program, LEGO Club, Kids in the Kitchen, and the Teen Magic: The Gathering Club. A new addition to this line-up will be Learning STEAM through LEGOS, which will begin on Monday, September 9, from 1-2 p.m. at the Auburn Plaza Location. Each week, we’ll explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) through LEGO challenges! For a full line-up of programs, visit our online calendar at epl.lib.in.us/calendar.

Main Library Restoration Update

Image of the historic side of the Eckhart Public Library main building, with a cardboard cutout of Charles Eckhart visible through the window. Charles is wearing a construction hat and construction vest.

Eckhart Public Library Board President Carolyn Foley recently did an interview with WFFT Fox Fort Wayne 55, in which she was delighted to announce that construction plans are on track for the historic main library to reopen in 2019. While an official opening date has still not been decided, renovations are going smoothly, and Foley believes the changes to the library will excite many patrons. To read the article, click here. For more information on the main library, please visit ForEveryCitizen.org

Weekly Happenings

  • Eckhart Envoys Homeschool Program: Every Monday morning, take part in this opportunity for homeschool students in grade school or middle school to learn about countries and cultures from around the world. Monday, September 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Learning STEAM through LEGOs: Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM),  and interact with your peers during Learning STEAM through LEGOs! Monday, September 9, 1-2 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Bridge-a-Rama Bridge Lessons: Learn to play Bridge for free! This series of lessons followed by playing Bridge is every other Monday from 5:45-7:45 p.m. Space is limited; please contact Leslie Hamman at 260-925-9357 or by email at hammanleslie@yahoo.com to register. This program is a partnership with Auburn Associate Tri Kappa through their Bridge-A-Rama program. Monday, September 9, 5:45-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Babies and Books: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Babies and Books is a fantastic opportunity for our youngest library friends to access a world of creativity and discovery. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Wednesday, September 11, 10-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Garden Club: Come one, come all and join the Teen Garden Club! Even if your a little younger or a little older, we need your help! Join us for an hour of gardening fun, as we weed and maintain the bee and butterfly garden, as well as the fruit and vegetable garden. We may even see some of our monarch caterpillar and butterfly buddies along the way! Participants will gain hands-on experience with gardening. In addition to weeding and routine maintenance, we will be using our rain barrel system, creating garden signage, and harvesting the fruits of our labor. Stay tuned for more exciting and unique gardening programs to be offered. All are welcome to join on any Wednesday they choose! Wednesday, September 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • LEGO Club: Explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and art, and interact with your peers at LEGO Club! Wednesday, September 11, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Family Storytime: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Family Storytime is a fantastic opportunity for kids of all ages to access a world of creativity and discovery. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Wednesday, September 11, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Story Explorers: One of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes. Story Explorers is a fantastic opportunity for our growing and learning library friends to access a world of creativity and discover before heading to preschool. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creating, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Thursday, September 12, 10-10:30 a.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! Kids under the age of 7 will need a parent or guardian present. Thursday, September 12, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Brews+Books Book Club: Love an interesting read, great company, and a refreshing beer? Be sure to join us at brews+books book club the second Thursday of each month at the Auburn Brewing Company. During this meeting, we’ll be discussing “Vengeful” by V.E. Schwab. Thursday, September 12, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Brewing Company (309 N Main St.).
  • Teen Magic: The Gathering Club: Teens are invited to join a Magic: The Gathering Club each Friday at the Teen Library. Participants, both beginners and experts alike, are invited to play, learn, and discuss this exciting card game! Most games are played in Commander format, but Standard games are also played as well. Don’t have any Magic cards? No worries; we have some decks you can borrow while at the club so you can learn! There will also be a Cube Draft (a special format to create random decks) on the first Friday of each month, so hopeful players are encouraged to stop by a little earlier! We hope to see you there with your creatures, spells, and lands! Friday, September 13, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Book Sale: The Friends of Eckhart Public Library will be selling gently used items including books, DVDs, and more! Hours will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with 9 a.m.-10 a.m. for Friends members only and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. will be open to the public. Friends memberships will be available for purchase at the door. Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex (212 W 12th St.).
  • Dog Tales: Dog Tales will be held on the second Saturday of each month 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, September 14, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Will Cuppy – Somewhere Between Groucho and Robert Benchley: Wes Gehring will be visiting us to discuss Will Cuppy, a well-known American humorist and Auburn native. Gehring will talk about how he discovered Cuppy’s work, some background on Cuppy, where he fits in today’s American humor, and how his dark and comical view of the world is even more pertinent today. Saturday, September 14, 2-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.

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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