This Week at EPL – September 16-21

Facebook image for the Classic City Reader's Book Club, with books in black and white on the right

Interested in joining an intriguing book club coupled with conversation and new ideas? Stop by for Classic City Readers, which takes place on the third Wednesday of each month from 12-1 p.m. at the Willennar Genealogy Center! This month’s meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 18, where participants will be discussing “A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza. Books are available to check out at the Willennar Genealogy Center front desk.

Photo of historic side of the main library, with a cardboard cutout of Charles Eckhart looking out the window.

All Eckhart Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 23, through Sunday, September 29, for maintenance around the library campus. All locations will reopen with their regular hours on Monday, September 30. 

Please also note that all Eckhart Public Library Wi-Fi will be unavailable all day at all locations on Friday, September 27, due work on our Internet cabling. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Main Library Restoration Update

Programming and Outreach Manager Jamie long shows Programming Specialist Zach Heimach the fountain's topper, which features two boys and a duck at the top.

Eckhart Public Library is excited to announce that our beautiful fountain is back at home at the historic main library. During the construction, the fountain’s components were taken in at Robinson Iron Corporation in Alabama, where they received a new coat of paint and stayed while the new basin was poured to replace a broken one. While the fountain isn’t flowing just yet, we’re so excited it is back with us. Click here to see some awesome pictures of the fountain up close. 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 16, 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 16, 1-2 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 18, 10-10:30 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Classic City Readers Book Club: Join us as we dive into a new book coupled with conversation and ideas. Classic City Readers will be reading a diverse variety of titles and topic on our journey through books. Participants will be discussing “A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza. Wednesday, September 18, 12-1 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Creative Writing Group: All writers, no matter what genre, are encouraged to attend. Group members share their writing and participate in writing exercises. This group is for adults 18 and up. Wednesday, September 18, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • 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 19, 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 19, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, September 19, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • 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 20, 5-7 p.m., Teen 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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