This Week at EPL – July 2-7

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As we start to see progress on our Historic Main Library, we want to remember where we’ve been and celebrate where we’re going. Monday, July 2, will mark one year from the fire that ravaged the interior of our library, and we were amazed at the community’s outpouring of support. Some of our most touching stories were of local children who started up lemonade stands to raise money and help us rebuild. Now, we want to look to the future of our library with a special event and lemonade on us. Lemonade stands will be up around the community, and patrons can begin joining us at 5:00 p.m. on the main library grounds, where tours will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. There will also be tours offered after our announcement. There will be food from The Moose, shaved ice from Kona Ice, and delicious lemonade from Jeremiah’s, as well as games and activities. Finally, at 6:30 p.m., we will be making a very special announcement! We hope you’ll join us! To learn more, check out a recent article about us in The Star.  Please note we will be closing Eckhart Public Library locations at 5:00 p.m. on July 2. Wondering how you can help? Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

Weekly Happenings

  • Preschool Music and Movement: Join us on Mondays from 10:15-10:45 for dancing, music, and play! Our wonderful partners at Ratio Dance will be guiding little ones to dance and move to music. Dancing in early childhood helps to develop coordination, literacy, social development, and more (National Dance Education Organization). All are welcome to dance, move, and join in the fun! Monday, July 2, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Book Club: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a summer book club held at the Teen Library beginning Monday, July 2. For the month of July, the group will be reading “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. Books will be available to check out at our first meeting. We will meet every Monday in July. Monday, July 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Read Neon Flix Movie Club: Students in grades K-12 are welcome to meet the first and third Mondays of each month. This group will write, direct, and act in original films, short stories, and YouTube videos. New members are always welcome.  Monday, July 2, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Lemonade From the Library: July 2, 2018 marks the one year anniversary of the fire that has resulted in catastrophic damage to our Historic Main Library. In the aftermath of the fire, we were surrounded by the support of our wonderful community. Immediately we received word of children in our community starting lemonade stands to help raise money for the library to be fixed. To acknowledge just how much this meant to us and to celebrate how far we’ve come in the past year, we would like to invite our community to have lemonade with us. Monday, July 2, 6:30-8 p.m., Main Library Grounds.
  • Summer Pokémon Club: Drop-in Program during Summer! No plans, just come in between 1-4 p.m. and play! Keep an eye out for lures at EPL’s Pokémon GO! Poke-stops every Tuesday during club hours! Tuesday, July 3, 1-4 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Kids in the Kitchen and Garden: Join us on Tuesdays in June and July from 4-5:30 p.m. in our Not-So-Secret Garden, located behind the Teen Library! We will learn how to water, weed, and harvest fresh produce. We will then take what we’ve grown and learn how to create delicious homemade snacks and meals! Tuesday, July 3, 4-5:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Closed for July 4: Eckhart Public Library locations will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen July 5 with our regular hours. Thank you and have a great holiday!
  • Summer Read Family Programs: Join us on Thursdays from 10:15-11 a.m. for family programming! This week, Science Central will be visiting to help us explore the amazing world of science! Thursday, July 5, 10:15-11 a.m., Eckhart Park (1501 S. Cedar St.).
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome! Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group! Thursday, July 5, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Summer Family Storytime: Family Storytime is designed to help children reach their full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills, and there will be fun for the whole family! Friday, July 6, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Magic: The Gathering Summer Club for Kids and Teens: Gather your planeswalkers, enchantments, and legendary creatures for Magic on Fridays! Beginners and pros all welcome! Don’t have a deck? We have extras! Friday, July 6, 3-6:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons: Join us for nostalgic Saturday morning cartoons and fun breakfast treats! Saturday, July 7, 10-11 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Time Travelers: Old Auburn Tour with the Horseman’s Association: The Time Travelers will be taking at wagon tour of old Auburn with the Horseman’s Association. We will meet at the Willennar Genealogy Center across the street from the Teen Library. You are welcome to bring a friend, parent, or grandparent. Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
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New Fiction at Eckhart Public Library

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New Children’s Books at Eckhart Public Library

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This Week at EPL – June 25-30

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We carry on by exploring music in new and interesting ways! Join us at the Eckhart Public Library Auburn Plaza Location on Saturday, June 30, where Alan Sweeny will be setting up a variety of music stations for all ages to enjoy! This is a drop in program, so come visit anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.!

Main Library Restoration Update

Deconstruction on the ramp has begun at the main library to make way for a new entrance! This new entryway will allow patrons to enter in on the ground floor, with stairs going up to the main floor and down to the children’s department, as well as an elevator to both floors. This entrance will make the library much easier to enter for patrons with mobility concerns, and will not be as challenging to clear during snowy or icy weather for staff. For more information on initial plans for restoration at the main library, click here. We also will be making some exciting announcements at Lemonade from the Library on Monday, July 2. Wondering how you can help? Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

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Weekly Happenings

  • Zumba with Eckhart Public Library: An instructor from the DeKalb County YMCA will lead a Zumba class at the James Cultural Plaza. No registration is required. Monday, June 25, 10-11 a.m., James Cultural Plaza (208 W. 7th St.).
  • Preschool Music and Movement: Join us on Mondays from 10:15-10:45 for dancing, music, and play! Our wonderful partners at Ratio Dance will be guiding little ones to dance and move to music. Dancing in early childhood helps to develop coordination, literacy, social development, and more (National Dance Education Organization). All are welcome to dance, move, and join in the fun! Monday, June 25, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Summer Read Movie Mondays: Teens are invited to gather at the Teen Library on the second and fourth Mondays of each month for a movie showing on the lawn. Monday, June 25, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Pokémon Club: Drop-in Program during Summer! No plans, just come in between 1-4 p.m. and play! Keep an eye out for lures at EPL’s Pokémon GO! Poke-stops every Tuesday during club hours! Tuesday, June 26, 1-4 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Kids in the Kitchen and Garden: Join us on Tuesdays in June and July from 4-5:30 p.m. in our Not-So-Secret Garden, located behind the Teen Library! We will learn how to water, weed, and harvest fresh produce. We will then take what we’ve grown and learn how to create delicious homemade snacks and meals! Tuesday, June 26, 4-5:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer LEGO Club: Join us as we build our way around the world with exotic vehicles, food, buildings, landmarks, animals, and bridges! Wednesday, June 27, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Family Storytime: Family Storytime is designed to help children reach their full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills, and there will be fun for the whole family! Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Summer Read Family Programs: Join us on Thursdays from 10:15-11 a.m. for family programming! This week, Jim Reams will visit us for a comedy magic show! Thursday, June 28, 10:15-11 a.m., Eckhart Park (1501 S. Cedar St.).
  • Summer Family Storytime: Family Storytime is designed to help children reach their full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills, and there will be fun for the whole family! Friday, June 29, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Magic: The Gathering Summer Club for Kids and Teens: Gather your planeswalkers, enchantments, and legendary creatures for Magic on Fridays! Beginners and pros all welcome! Don’t have a deck? We have extras! Friday, June 29, 3-6:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Musical Graffiti: Alan Sweeny will set up music stations at the Auburn Plaza location on Saturday, June 30. Participants of all ages are encouraged to drop in anytime and interact with music instruments in new and interesting ways. Happening all day! Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
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New Nonfiction at Eckhart Public Library

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New Fiction at Eckhart Public Library

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This Week at EPL – June 18-23

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We carry on by participating in our community events! Eckhart Public Library is very excited to visit Auburn Garden Club’s Strawberries in the Park on Wednesday, June 20, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We will be joining in the fun by having storytimes for kids and having yard games set up for all to enjoy.

Main Library Restoration Update

While the Main Library is preparing to enter reconstruction, we want to remind our community that library cards are available at all three of our locations! Residents and property owners of the City of Auburn or Union Township are eligible to library cards at no additional cost, and options are available for those outside our service area. Your library card gains you access to everything available at Eckhart Public Library, as well as through the Evergreen Indiana System! Click here to learn more. Wondering how you can help? Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

Weekly Happenings

  • Preschool Music and Movement: Join us on Mondays from 10:15-10:45 for dancing, music, and play! Our wonderful partners at Ratio Dance will be guiding little ones to dance and move to music. Dancing in early childhood helps to develop coordination, literacy, social development, and more (National Dance Education Organization). All are welcome to dance, move, and join in the fun! Monday, June 18, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Teen Book Club: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a summer book club held at the Teen Library on Mondays starting June 4 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For the month of June the group will be reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Books will be available to check out at our first meeting on June 4. Monday, June 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Read Neon Flix Movie Club: Students in grades K-12 are welcome to meet the first and third Mondays of each month from 5-6 p.m. at the Teen Library. This group will write, direct, and act in original films, short stories, and YouTube videos. New members are always welcome. Monday, June 18, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Pokémon Club: Drop-in Program during Summer! No plans, just come in between 1-4 p.m. and play! Keep an eye out for lures at EPL’s Pokémon GO! Poke-stops every Tuesday during club hours! Tuesday, June 19, 1-4 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Kids in the Kitchen and Garden: Join us on Tuesdays in June and July from 4-5:30 p.m. in our Not-So-Secret Garden, located behind the Teen Library! We will learn how to water, weed, and harvest fresh produce. We will then take what we’ve grown and learn how to create delicious homemade snacks and meals! Tuesday, June 19, 4-5:30 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Strawberries in the Park Storytime & Games: We are excited to attend Auburn Garden Club’s Strawberries in the Park! We will be on the courthouse lawn telling stories and playing games. Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., DeKalb County Courthouse (100 S. Main St.).
  • Turn a Page Book Club: The book club will be meeting at noon to discuss “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. “Rebecca” was recently listed on the 100 best fiction books list as part of the PBS Great American Read series. The list includes 100 fictional titles covering different themes such as love, heroes, villains, other worlds, and what it means to be an American. Wednesday, June 20, 12-1 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Summer LEGO Club: Join us as we build our way around the world with exotic vehicles, food, buildings, landmarks, animals, and bridges! Wednesday, June 20, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Summer Family Storytime: Family Storytime is designed to help children reach their full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills, and there will be fun for the whole family! Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-7 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Summer Read Family Programs: Join us on Thursdays from 10:15-11 a.m. for family programming! This week, the DeKalb County YMCA will be presenting Kidderbug (Zumba for kids)! Thursday, June 21, 10:15-11 a.m., Eckhart Park (1501 S. Cedar St.).
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group. Thursday, June 21, 6-7:45 p.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Summer Family Storytime: Family Storytime is designed to help children reach their full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills, and there will be fun for the whole family! Friday, June 22, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Auburn Plaza Location.
  • Magic: The Gathering Summer Club for Kids and Teens: Gather your planeswalkers, enchantments, and legendary creatures for Magic on Fridays! Matches begin at 3pm and go until 6:30pm! Beginners and pros all welcome! Don’t have a deck? We have extras! Friday, June 22, 3-6:30 p.m., Teen Library.
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