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Staff Reads

Administrator : July 3, 2015 2:28 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyNeed more ideas for your summer reading list? Here are the books we have been reading and listening to.

THE ALEX CROW by Andrew Smith (YFIC)

ANOTHER MAN’S MOCCASINS by Craig Johnson (MYS)

BATMAN: YEAR ONE by Frank Miller (GN)

BLIZZARD: THE STORM THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Jim Murphy (974.71 M978, Audiobook)

CAPTIVATING: UNVEILING THE MYSTERY OF A WOMAN’S SOUL by John and Stasi Eldredge (248.843 E37, Spanish Language)

CHALLENGER DEEPzz challenger by Neal Shusterman (YFIC)

CHASING SUNSETS by Karen Kingsbury (IF, Audiobook, eBook, Large Print)

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R. R. Martin (FAN, Audiobook, eBook)

DARKLING CHILD by Terry Brooks (FAN, Audiobook)

DEAD ICE by Laurell K. Hamilton (HOR, Audiobook)

EMPIRE’S END: A NOVEL OF THE APOSTLE PAUL by Jerry B. Jenkins (IF)

END OF THE EARTH: VOYAGES TO ANTARCTICA by Peter Matthiessen (508.989 M443)

ENSNARED by A. G. Howard (YFIC)

A FEAST FOR CROWS by George R.R. Martin (FAN, Audiobook, eBook, Audio eBook,

FEEDING A YEN: SAVORING LOCAL SPECIALTIES FROM KANSAS CITY TO CUZCO by Calvin Trillin (641.5973 T829)

GARDEN OF LIESzz garden by Amanda Quick (ROM, eBook, Large Print)

GIRL IN THE MOONLIGHT by Charles Dubow (FIC)

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, Audio eBook, Large Print)

THE GREAT RAILWAY BAZAAR: BY TRAIN THROUGH ASIA
by Paul Theroux (915.0442 T412g)

HARD TIME by Sara Paretsky (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX by J.K. Rowling (FAN, YFAN, JFAN, Audiobook, eBook, Audio eBook, Spanish Language)

IZOMBIE: SIX FEET UNDER AND RISING by Chris Roberson (GN)

THE JOB: TRUE TALES FROM THE LIFE OF A NEW YORK CITY COP by Steve Osborne (363.2092 O81)

JUST ABOVE A WHISPER by Lori Wick (IF, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE LAST LECTUREzz last by Randy Pausch (004.092 P334, Audiobook)
• After assiduously avoiding this book for years — I felt I had no time for morbid reflections — a patron insisted that I must read it. Instead of the expected hospital scenes, pain, and what-I have-learned reflections; I found a book bursting with life, joy, and continued expectations. ~Deb, Dunlap Branch

LET’S SING A LULLABY WITH THE BRAVE COWBOY by Jan Thomas (JE)

LISTEN SLOWLY by Thanhha Lai (JFIC)

MILES TO GO by Richard Paul Evans (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print)

OBSESSION IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (MYS, Audiobook)

THE ORCHARDIST by  Amanda Coplin (FIC, Audiobook)

THE PRINCESS IN BLACKzz princess by Shannon Hale (JE)

THE ROCKS by Peter Nichols (ROM)

ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson (JGN)

SCORPION MOUNTAIN by John Flanagan (JFIC)

SHIPWRECK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD: THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF SHACKLETON AND THE ENDURANCE by Jennifer Armstrong (J919.89 A736a)

THE STRANGLER VINE by M.J. Carter (MYS)

THE THREE HEAVENS: ANGELS, DEMONS, AND WHAT LIES AHEAD
by John Hagee (236.24 H141, zz threeAudiobook)
I highly recommend this. ~Judi, Newspapers and Magazines

THE TIGHTROPE WALKERS by David Almond (YFIC, Audiobook)

UNHINGED by A. G. Howard (YFIC)

WHAT THE MYSTICS KNOW by Richard Rohr (248.22 R739w)

THE WOLF GIFT by Anne Rice (HOR, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print)

Senior Man Relaxing In Hammock With Book

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Now Showing: Movies @ EPL July/August, 2015

Administrator : June 30, 2015 5:05 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Free Movies — With Popcorn!

Movie PopcornMain Midweek Movies 

McFARLAND USA (PG)
Wednesday, July 1 • 6:00 pm
THE DUFF (PG-13)
Wednesday, July 15 • 6:00 pm
MAGGIE (PG-13)
Wednesday, July 29 • 6:00 pm
INSURGENT (PG-13)
Wednesday, August 12 • 6:00 pm
To be announced
Wednesday, August 26 • 6:00 pm

Main Superhero Movies

Annie (PG)
Wednesday, July 1 • 3:00 pm
Disney, Tinkerbell & the Legend of the Never Beast (G)
Superhero-02Tuesday, July 14 • 10:30 am
Into the Woods (PG)
Wednesday, July 22 • 4:30 pm

Pierre Moran Branch

Superhero Party/Movie Night
Friday, July 24 • 4:30 pm • All ages
An evening of family fun, refreshments,
and a superhero-themed movie.

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Cookbook Corner: In a Pickle

Administrator : June 30, 2015 5:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookBookNewer600It’s time to reap the benefits of your garden. Are there too many cucumbers, green beans, and tomatoes ripening at the same time? Preserve them! The books this month focus on pickling, but many of them cover all manner of preservation: canning, bottling, smoking, and curing, too. The Library also has books on freezing and drying foods grown in the garden or foraged from the wild. Pick your method(s) of preserving and enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor all winter long.

THE ART OF PRESERVING by Lisa Atwood. Weldon Owen, c2010. 641.4 A887

CAN IT, BOTTLE IT, SMOKE IT: AND OTHER KITCHEN PROJECTS by Karen Solomon. Ten Speed Press, c2011. 641.4 S689c

CANNING & PRESERVING WITH ASHLEY ENGLISH: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE JAMS, JELLIES, PICKLES, CHUTNEYS & MORE  by Ashley English. Lark Books, c2010. 641.42 E58

zz completeTHE COMPLETE BOOK OF PICKLING: 250 RECIPES FROM PICKLES & RELISHES TO CHUTNEYS & SALSAS by Jennifer MacKenzie.  Robert Rose, c2009. 641.462 M156

CREATIVE PICKLING: FROM CLASSIC DILL TO GINGER PEARS, 50 SWEET, SAVORY, AND TANGY RECIPES by Barbara J. Ciletti. Lark Books, c2000. 641.46 C572

FERMENTED VEGETABLES: CREATIVE RECIPES FOR FERMENTING 64 VEGETABLES & HERBS IN KRAUTS, KIMCHIS, BRINED PICKLES, CHUTNEYS, RELISHES & PASTES by Kirsten Shockey.  Storey Publishing, 2014. 664.024 S559

JAM IT, PICKLE IT, CURE IT: AND OTHER COOKING PROJECTS by Karen Solomon.  Ten Speed Press, c2009. 641.4 S689

THE KITCHEN PANTRY COOKBOOK: MAKE YOUR OWN CONDIMENTS AND ESSENTIALS by Erin Coopey. Quarry Books, 2013. 641.81 C778

zz littleLITTLE JARS, BIG FLAVORS: SMALL-BATCH JAMS, JELLIES, PICKLES, AND PRESERVES FROM THE SOUTH’S MOST TRUSTED KITCHEN by Jennifer Willis.  Time Home Entertainment, c2013. 641.852 W735

THE PICKLED PANTRY by Andrea Chesman.  Storey Pub., c2012. 641.462 C524

PICKLED: VEGETABLES, FRUITS, ROOTS, MORE: PRESERVING A WORLD OF TASTES AND TRADITIONS by Lucy Norris.  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2003. 641.46 N856

PICKLES TO RELISH by Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld. Pelican Pub. Co., 2008.
641.4 A386

THE PRESERVATION KITCHEN: THE CRAFT OF MAKING AND COOKING WITH PICKLES, PRESERVES, AND AIGRE-DOUX by Paul Virant. Ten Speed Press, c2012. 641.42 V813

zz preservePRESERVE IT!: BOTTLED FRUITS, JAMS & JELLIES, PICKLES, CURED MEATS. DK Pub., 2010. 641.4 P9328

PRESERVING WILD FOODS: A MODERN FORAGER’S RECIPES FOR CURING, CANNING, SMOKING, AND PICKLING by Matthew Weingarten.  Storey Pub., c2012. 641.4 W423

RECIPES FROM THE ROOT CELLAR: 250 FRESH WAYS TO ENJOY WINTER VEGETABLES by Andrea Chesman. Storey Pub., c2010. 641.5973 C524

SAVING THE SEASON: A COOK’S GUIDE TO HOME CANNING, PICKLING, AND PRESERVING by Kevin West. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 641.42 W518

WE SURE CAN!: HOW JAMS AND PICKLES ARE REVIVING THE LURE AND LORE OF LOCAL FOOD by Sarah B. Hood.   Arsenal Pulp Press, c2011. 641.852 H777

homemade preserved vegetables

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Computer Classes – July/August 2015

Administrator : June 23, 2015 11:11 am : Elkhart Public Library

 

Reserve your spot now for summer computer classes at the Main Library!

COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE

help buttonWhat do you want to learn? Saving files? Cut and paste? Email attachments? Library resources? eBooks? Something else? Bring your questions, along with your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or eReader, for 30 minutes of individual training just for you! No mobile device? No problem; we will use a Library computer. Start your list of questions now!

Computer One-on-One
Monday, July 13 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, July 16 • 9:30-11:30 am
Monday, August 10 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, August 13 • 2:30-4:30 pm

TABLET TRAINING

Do you have a tablet or an eReader and are not sure how to use it? We can help! Bring your tablet questions to a 30-minute individual session on your device. We will work with you to help you better understand your device and how to use it for accessing eBooks and other Library resources.

Tablet Training
Tuesday, July 21 • 9:30-11:30 am
Tuesday, August 4 • 9:30-11:30 am

Registration is required for all computer classes.
Sign-up by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.

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Board Meeting Minutes 2015 05

Administrator : June 17, 2015 2:51 pm : Elkhart Public Library

ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Elkhart Public Library was called to order by Janice E. Dean, President, at 5:30 p.m. in meeting room #1 at the Main Library at 300 S. Second Street, Elkhart, IN.
Members present: Renee’ Cocanower, Mary E. Davis, Janice E. Dean and Shannon Link. Brian Byrn, Jennifer Nielsen and Scott Troeger were unable to attend.
Others present: Lisa Guedea Carreño, Director, and Jane A. Garoutte, Business Manager.
Staff or Guests present: Marsha Eilers, Assistant Director, Public Services; and Allison McLean, Department Head, Young People’s Services.
Change in Order of Business
The order of business was changed to allow the swearing in of a new Board member. Janice E. Dean welcomed Shannon Link, appointed as Library Trustee by the Elkhart Community School Board on May 12, 2015. Ms. Link will fulfill the balance of the four-year term ending June 30, 2016, vacated at the death of Krystal N. Anderson on April 10, 2015.
President Janice E. Dean also appointed Shannon Link to serve as Secretary pro-tem.

CONSENT AGENDA
There being no objections, Mary E. Davis moved
THAT the Board adopt the Consent Agenda as amended to allow for voting on the 2015 Non-Resident Fee policy change in view of Mary E. Davis’s need to leave the meeting early.
Renee’ Cocanower seconded. Motion: Carried.

PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS
Janice E. Dean appointed Brian Byrn and Jennifer Nielsen as Nominating Committee for upcoming election of officers. Officers are elected to serve annually from July 1 through June 30, the following year. The committee will present a slate of officers for election at the June meeting.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Additional Items to Director’s Notes
Lisa Guedea Carreño, Director, announced that the Elkhart County Council had appointed Carlos Esteves as Library Trustee for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2019.
The Director reported that the DLGF had released the circuit breaker amounts for 2015, showing a reduction in anticipated property tax income in the amount of $831,225, and stated that this is a smaller decrease in funding than anticipated.
The Director said she will be developing job descriptions for the marketing and fundraising professionals called for in the strategic plan under organizational initiatives.
She reported that the ILF District I Conference in Michigan City was attended by eight staff. Chuck Pieri served on the Conference Planning Committee, and Mary Beth Schlabach and James Facer presented a session on the “Roving Reference” project.
The Director reported that EPL was an official ArtWalk location on May 12, 2015, for the first time ever. She expressed her hope that EPL would remain an integral part of this community event in the future.
The Director also reported that Tina Ervin and Erin Wagner had attended a presentation hosted by Beacon Health where they learned about “The Blue Zones Project,” “a systems approach in which citizens, schools, employers, restaurants, grocery stores and community leaders collaborate on policies and programs that move the community towards better health and well-being.”
She also reported on plans to install automatic sliding entrance doors and already installed fax equipment at Pierre Moran Branch.
Department Report
Allison McLean, Department Head, Young People’s Services, highlighted activities and programs held over the past year, including such offerings as story time, movies and teen programs. She reported that changing the name of “Baby & Me” (previously “Lap-sit”) programs and increasing the frequency from monthly to weekly resulted in increased awareness of and attendance at these programs. New programs this year include Baby Circle Time; Paws to Read; Character Days with book series tie-ins; Lego and Duplo Kits; and Minecraft. During the coming year Young People’s Services will focus on the achievement of goals set in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan:
1) Help the public view and use the Library as a resource for school readiness,
2) Reach the Hispanic Community, and
3) Make the children’s and young adult areas more inviting as family destinations.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Phase II Renovations
Lisa Guedea Carreño, Director, reported that the Elkhart County Council was supportive of the Elkhart Public Library’s Bond Issue request at their May 9th meeting and gave preliminary approval of the request, scheduling a second reading on June 13, 2015.
The Director also reported that the Elkhart Common (City) Council considered and approved the Library Bond Issue request at their May 18th meeting.
The Director updated the Board on the Bond Issue process and then reviewed highlights of the proposed renovations and estimated timeline should the County Council approval be given in June. Meetings will be held with architect Eric Leedy through mid-June to revisit preliminary plans and to discuss details of the project. If the bond issue is approved by the County Council, Leedy will then complete detailed renovation plans in June and July, and bids will be let by August 17, to be received and opened at the September Board meeting. She reported several large in-house projects will need to be completed after approval, but in advance of construction, which is slated to begin in November 2015. Those projects are asbestos remediation, removal of items from current storage areas to be converted to other uses, planning for staging and temporary work areas for staff during construction.

NEW BUSINESS
Non-Resident Fee Policy
The Director presented the Non-Resident Fee Policy revised for 2015, following the release of the 2014 Operating expenditures per capita figures based on the 2014 annual public library report. The new non-resident fee is established at $58.00 effective May 20, 2015. Student and teacher non-resident fees remain at $25.00 per year.
There being no objection Renee Cocanower moved
THAT the Non-Resident Fee be approved as presented.
Shannon Link seconded. Motion: Carried.
Questions and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 6:25 p.m.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees is June 16, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Branch Library.

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