This Week at EPL – February 24-29

A blue graphic with small snowflakes saying "Read. Do. Explore. Winter Edition had 762 Grand Prize Entries!"

Eckhart Public Library wants to thank patrons for their participation in the Winter 2020 Read. Do. Explore. The program had great attendance at events and the grand prize submission form had 762 entries in just over a month and a half! Thank you for your participation, and we can’t wait to show you what summer’s program will bring!

Main Library Opening Date

A book with the main library logo and the main library's opening date: March 15, 2020

You’ve asked, anticipated, and been excited for it…and at last, we can say it! Eckhart Public Library is proud to announce that the main library will officially be open on March 15, 2020, and will kick off with an open house from 1-5 p.m. that day. Parking will be available at the McKenney Harrison Elementary School and Auburn First Presbyterian Church. After this date, all library locations will have new hours, which will be posted online shortly.

All library locations will be closed March 9-14 for moving of the final items to their new home. 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, February 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Learning STEAM Through LEGOS: Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM), and interact with your peers during Learning STEAM Through LEGOs! Monday, February 24, 1-2 p.m., Teen Library.
  • 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, February 24, 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m., Community Foundation of DeKalb County (700 Main St.).
  • Babies and Books – A Little Listeners Storytime: Babies and Books, one of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes, 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. Babies and Books is aimed for children ages 0-2 years, but please come to whichever storytime best fits your schedule and child! No registration necessary. Wednesday, February 26, 10-10:30 a.m., Teen Library.
  • LEGO Club: Explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and art, and interact with your peers at LEGO Club! Wednesday, February 26, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Family Storytime – A Little Listeners Storytime: Family Storytime, one of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes, is a fantastic opportunity for children 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. Family Storytime is open to all ages, but please come to the storytime that best fits your schedule and child. We also offer Babies and Books (aimed for ages 0-2 years) and Story Explorers (aimed for ages 2-6). No registration necessary. Wednesday, February 26, 6-6:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Story Explorers – A Little Listeners Storytime: Story Explorers, one of Eckhart Public Library’s Little Listeners Storytimes, is a fantastic opportunity for our growing and learning library friends to access a world of creativity and discovery before heading to preschool. Together, we’ll explore new themes and ideas through reading, play, creativing, and more to help each child learn and grow, encourage early literacy skills, and engage with peers. Story Explorers is aimed for children ages 2-6 years, but please come to whichever storytime best fits your schedule and child! No registration necessary. Thursday, February 27, 10-10:30 a.m., Teen Library.
  • 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, February 27, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • 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, February 28, 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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