This Week at EPL – October 9-14

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We carry on with our great management team! EPL managers have been working hard to get the Auburn Plaza location ready to open to the public.

“Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.”

Main Library Restoration Update

We are happy to announce that we will be opening our temporary Auburn Plaza Location on Tuesday, October 10. This location will remain open until the historic main library is restored. The Auburn Plaza location is located at 1029 W. 7th St. near Kroger. Our hours are: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that this location will be in addition to our Teen Library and the Willennar Genealogy Center. While the Auburn Plaza and Teen Library will have the same hours, Genealogy will have shifted hours. Willennar Genealogy Center will now be open: Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wondering how you can help?  Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

Weekly Happenings

  • Closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day.
  • Pokémon Club: The Pokémon Clubs of both children’s and teens will be combining to participate in fun Pokémon-themed activities and to battle other enthusiasts if you have cards. All will go home with their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Pokémon Club is free and no sign up is required! Tuesday, October 10, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wine & Twine: Meet us at Byler Lane, where we’ll be turning wine bottles into repurposed new creations. Must be 18 or older to attend. Cheers! Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Byler Lane Winery (5858 Co Rd 35).
  • Lego Club: We supply the LEGOs, and you create the masterpiece. Students are welcome to join us. Only creativity is required! Wednesday, October 11, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friends of EPL Book Sale: Friends of the Eckhart Public Library sponsor this book sale, which raises money for Eckhart Public Library events, services, and collections. Friends memberships are available at the door. Wednesday, October 11, 4-6 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex.
  • Outdoor Movie—Hocus Pocus: Join us at Teen for a movie outdoors! We’ll be watching Hocus Pocus. Wednesday, October 11,6-7:45 p.m., outside Teen Library.
  • Friends of EPL Book Sale: Friends of the Eckhart Public Library sponsor this book sale, which raises money for Eckhart Public Library events, services, and collections. Thursday, October 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex.
  • Pumpkin Decorating: Come stop in the Teen Library, where we will be decorating pumpkins! No registration is necessary, and this will happen while supplies last. Participants are also welcome to bring their own pumpkins. Photos will be take of all pumpkins and votes for the best book character pumpkins will be tallied until Friday at close. The winning pumpkin will be announced at the Fall Fun Fest on Saturday, October 14, and the winner will receive a book basket. Thursday, October 12,1-4 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Super Happy Fun Time—STEAM Challenge: During each hands on session, we’ll explore the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. There will be reactions, explosions, and fun for all! Thursday, October 12,4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friends of EPL Book Sale: Friends of the Eckhart Public Library sponsor this book sale, which raises money for Eckhart Public Library events, services, and collections. Friday, October 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex.
  • Magic The Gathering at Teen: Eckhart Teen Library will host Magic: The Gathering card games for kids and teens to come and play. Don’t have a deck? We have extras. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join! Friday, October 13, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Booktober Bingo: Come join us for a game of Booktober Bingo! All ages are welcome. Friday, October 13, 5-6:30 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Friends of EPL Book Sale: Friends of the Eckhart Public Library sponsor this book sale, which raises money for Eckhart Public Library events, services, and collections. Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Willennar Administrative Annex.
  • Dog Tales: Training service dogs will lend an ear while children (or kids at heart) can practice the skill of reading aloud to our canine friends. Saturday, October 14, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • EPL Fall Fun Fest: Join us for the library’s Fall Fun Fest! We’ll have cider making, egg spoon races, scavenger hunts, and much more fun. We’ll be meeting in the library park, weather permitting. We hope to see you there! Saturday, October 14, 2-4 p.m., Main Library Lawn.
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New Adult Fiction at EPL

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Library Temporary Location Opens October 10

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The Eckhart Public Library Management Team take a moment to pose in front of shelves and carts donated by other area libraries. This team has worked relentlessly to get this space ready for its opening on October 10.

Three months after a fire shut down the Historic Main Library, a new temporary location is joining the Eckhart Public Library service locations.

The temporary Auburn Plaza library location will be in the former Legacy Hallmark location in Auburn Plaza, 1029 W. 7th St. The site will serve as an Eckhart Public Library location until the Main Library building at 603 S. Jackson St. reopens. Its hours will be the same as the Teen Library – Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Auburn Plaza location will be in addition to locations and services at the Teen Library, 705 S. Jackson St., and the Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St.

The Auburn Plaza location will feature items and services from each of the library’s collections: books for all ages, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and yearbooks from the Genealogy collection, as well as computers and printing services. The library will also host a variety of events and activities throughout the month to introduce people to the location. To see upcoming library events, visit epl.lib.in.us/calendar.

In addition to this new location, the Willennar Genealogy Center will be changing some of its hours of operation. Genealogy’s new hours will be: Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The entire Eckhart Public Library staff wants to thank the community for their support during this time, and hopes you’ll stop in to see this new location!

 

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New Adult Nonfiction at EPL

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This Week at EPL – October 2-7

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We carry on with hard working staff! This past week, we’ve worked hard on maintenance for our current locations, as well as our Temporary Location that we hope to open soon!

“Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.”

Main Library Restoration Update

We are happy to announce that the designers and architects of the original, award winning 1996 addition to the Main Library have started working on a restoration plan for the building. We hope this great addition to our restoration team will allow us to help renovate the Main Library to create an even better space! Wondering how you can help?  Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

Weekly Happenings

  • Neon Flix and Movie Makers: Students are invited to join us the first and third Monday of each month at the Teen Library. A group that writes, directs, and acts in original films, short stories, and YouTube videos. New members are always welcome! Monday,October 2, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, October 3, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Pokémon Club: The Pokémon Clubs of both children’s and teens will be combining to participate in fun Pokémon-themed activities and to battle other enthusiasts if you have cards. All will go home with their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Pokémon Club is free and no sign up is required! Tuesday, October 3, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, October 3, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Wednesday, October 4, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Time Travelers: We will explore the exciting world of DeKalb history the first Wednesday of every month! Wednesday, October 4, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, October 5, 10:15-11 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Super Happy Fun Time—Kids in the Kitchen: During each hands on session we’ll explore the wonderful and scientific world of food and cooking. We will create and eat a variety of dishes. Thursday, October 5, 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, October 5, 6-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center Learning Lab.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, October 5, 6:30-6:50 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Friday, October 6, 10:15-11 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Magic: The Gathering at Teen: Eckhart Teen Library will host Magic: The Gathering card games for kids and teens to come and play. Don’t have a deck? We have extras. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join! Friday, October 6, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Fire Station Visit: Join us as we learn from the the Auburn Fire Department! We’ll find out how to stop, drop, and roll and tour the fire station. Saturday, October 7, 10:15-11 a.m., 902 S Grandstaff Dr.
  • Closed for Columbus Day: Eckhart Public Library campus will be closed October 9 to observe Columbus Day. We will reopen Monday, October 10 with our regular hours.
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Magazine Survey at EPL

people-2599688_1280Like reading magazines at EPL, or think we should carry more of a certain genre? We want to hear what you think! Help us serve you better by taking a few moments to fill out a brief, anonymous survey about your magazine use at Eckhart Public Library. Click here to take the survey. Thanks so much for participating!

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