This Week at EPL – November 18-23

Image in light green and blue, saying "Join Us For Storytime! Stop by for a Little Listeners Storytime at Eckhart Public Library"

Do you have a little one who is eager to learn and have fun with peers? Look no further than Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes! Three storytimes are held each week for various ages and schedules. Babies and Books, aimed for ages 0-2 years, is held each Wednesday from 10-10:30 a.m.; Family Storytime, for all ages, is held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7 p.m.; and Story Explorers, aimed for ages 2-6 years, happens each Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. While each group is aimed for different ages, please feel free to come to whichever storytime best fits your schedule and child! No registration is necessary. We hope to see you there for stories, play, and learning!

Kids in the Kitchen Needs Your Help Logo

Kids in the Kitchen is a program dedicated teaching food and cooking literacy and introducing cuisines to the participants. At its origin this program was funded by a generous grant from Auburn, Indiana Elks Lodge #1978. We are now nearing the return to our Historic Main Library, and are able to expand this amazing program. With that in mind, we are asking for help from the community to help stock our brand new programming space. We thank you for your support!
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Main Library Restoration Update

Image of inside of Eckhart Public Library, showing main floor with new beige carpet

The cold and snow aren’t stopping the library construction crews from continuing to work hard! This photo, taken on the main landing near the stairs to the upper and lower levels, shows off the amazing work happening inside the historic main library! Carpet has been placed throughout the building, and WiFi and cameras are being placed in this week. 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, November 18, 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, November 18, 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, November 20, 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 topics on our journey through  books. Participants will be discussing “Lights on the Sea” by Miquel Reina. Wednesday, November 20, 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, November 20, 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, November 20, 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, November 20, 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+. Wednesday, November 20, 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, November 21, 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, November 21, 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, November 21, 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, November 22, 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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