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EPL Staff Reads: April 2014

Administrator : April 17, 2014 12:27 pm : Elkhart Public Library

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Yay! It finally feels like spring. Are you doing some of your reading on the porch or patio, or in the park?

Featured Review

RUNNER by Patrick Lee (FIC) • Debbie, Popular Materials

This will probably be one of my top five books this year. It grabbed me from page one! This is the kind of adventure book that you could read all night. A 12-year-old girl is running for her life. Who is after her? The government? But why? Retired special forces Sam Dryden becomes involved in trying to help her and avoid the dangerous game the government is trying to play. Five Stars! Excellent reviews from high-powered authors like Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Lisa Gardner, et. al.

StRdsRunnerHere’s what else we’ve been reading:

THE AUSCHWITZ ESCAPE by Joel C. Rosenberg (IF)

BEHOLDING BEE by Kim Fusco (JUV FIC)

CRESS (LUNAR CHRONICLES, #1) by Marissa Meyer (YA FIC)

DARK CITY by F. Paul Wilson (FIC)

FATHERLESS by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner (IF)

FEATHERS: NOT JUST FOR FLYING by Melissa Stewart (598.147 S851)

FIFTH WAVE by Rick Yancey (YA FIC)

FOREVER ODD by Dean Koontz (HOR)

StRdsGoGO: A KIDD’S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN by Chip Kidd (740 K46)

THE GRENDEL AFFAIR (SPI FILES, #1) by Lisa Shearin (PFAN)

I AM NUMBER FOUR (LORIAN LEGACIES, #1) by Pittacus Lore (YA FIC)

MAX (MAXIMUM RIDE, #5) by James Patterson (FIC & YA FIC)

ODD THOMAS by Dean Koontz (HOR)

SON OF GOD by Roma Downey (IF)

TRICKED (IRON DRUID CHRONICLES, #4) by Kevin Hearne (PFAN)

WINGER by Andrew Smith (YA FIC)

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eReaders, eBooks, eMagazines: We’re Here to Help!

Administrator : April 15, 2014 10:01 am : Elkhart Public Library

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eReader Help
Do you have a tablet or an eReader, but aren’t sure how to get started?  We can help! Visit our drop-in eReader table at the Main Library. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to get you started with Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks

How about magazines?
We can help you with those, too! EPL is the only library in the Michiana area to offer Zinio magazine downloads.

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Main Library drop-in sessions:

  • April 22, any time from 4:00-5:30 pm
  • April 29, any time from 4:00-5:30 pm
  • May 8, any time from noon-2:00 pm

If you can’t make it to the drop-in sessions, give us a call at 522-5669, and we’ll set up a time to work with you.

 This recent WSBT story features assistance for seniors, but we also
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Book Sale and FRIENDship

Administrator : April 14, 2014 4:15 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature

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 Thank a Friend.  Be a Friend.

Have you enjoyed the free movies and popcorn at EPL? Rested on the benches in the nonfiction stacks at Main? Have your children received “halfway” Summer Reading prizes, or even a grand prize? Thank a Friend!

The Friends of the Elkhart Public Library is a group of generous volunteers who provide funding for special programs and “extras” that would not be possible on the Library’s limited budget.

Events made possible by the Friends last year included visits from “Abe Lincoln” and “Mark Twain,” an entry in the United Way’s fundraising Cardboard Boat Race, and the delightful Silly Safaris that kicked off Summer Reading. They have donated projectors for movie programs, children’s furniture, a toddler bookcase, a popcorn machine, and much more — funded by book sales and membership dues.

• If the Friends are to continue, they need members! The Elkhart Public Library needs the Friends!
• An annual membership can be purchased for as little as $10.00 ($5.00 for seniors and youth).
• Friends of EPL get to see book sale items first, and purchase them for half price. What a deal!

Gigantic Spring Book Sale

Books • CDs • DVDs • Magazines
All newly withdrawn or donated since the last sale

EPL Main Library • 300 S. 2nd Street • Elkhart, IN

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 • 1 – 6 pm

Open to Friends of EPL • All items half-price for Friends
Membership can be purchased at the sale

Friday, May 2, 2014 • 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 • 9 am – 1 pm
Open to everyone

 

 

 

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National Library Week – Prize Drawings

Administrator : April 10, 2014 10:12 am : Elkhart Public Library

NLW14_LivesChange_LOGO-ed Lives Change @ Your Library is this year’s theme for National Library Week. To celebrate, we are giving away life-changing books. Stop in at any EPL location to enter our drawing. We will have a winner at each of our locations. Each winner will receive a set of “life-changing” titles spanning from childhood to adult:

  • Caldecott winner – LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floga
  • Newberry winner – FLORA & ULYSSES by Kate DiCamillo
  • Printz winner – MIDWINTER BLOOD by Marcus Sedgewick
  • A reader’s choice adult title
  • A $25 Amazon gift card

Prizes are provided by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.

You are also invited to fill out a display card with the title of a book (movie, CD, DVD…) that changed your life.

Here is what author Judy Blume has to say about libraries.


In honor of National Library Week, April 13-19, all
Oxford University Press online resources will be completely free for everyone in the US! [Learn More >>]

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Wedding Cakes, from Simple to Spectacular

Administrator : April 2, 2014 3:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastBrides and grooms on a budget, and those with creative family and friends, may opt to skip the bakery in favor of something with a more personal touch. The do-it-yourself concept takes on major significance when the task is baking and decorating a wedding cake. The Elkhart Public Library has a variety of books that can guide the determined and talented baker through just such a project. These titles offer cakes from the traditional to the unique, and embellishments such as sugar-crafted flowers and fondant creations.

THE ART OF THE CAKE: THE ULTIMATE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BAKING AND DECORATING PERFECTION by Mich Turner.  Universe Pub., c2011. 641.8653 T949ar

CAKE COUTURE: MODERN SUGAR-CRAFT FOR THE STYLISH BAKER by Annie Dam.  Firefly Books, 2011. 641.86539 D154

CHIC & UNIQUE WEDDING CAKES: 30 MODERN DESIGNS FOR ROMANTIC CELEBRATIONS by Zoe Clark.  David & Charles, 2012. 641.8653 C596

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DECORATING CAKES. Sterling, 2013. 641.86539 D296

FONDANT MODELING FOR CAKE DECORATORS by Helen Penman.  Firefly Books, 2011. 641.86539 P411

GREAT CAKE DECORATING: SWEET DESIGNS FOR CAKES & CUPCAKES by Erin Gardner.  Taunton Press, 2014. 641.86539 G226

MAKE, BAKE & CELEBRATE!: HOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED CAKES FOR EVERY OCCASION by Annie Rigg.  Ryland Peters & Small, 2012. 641.8653 R569

MARTHA STEWART’S WEDDING CAKES by Martha Stewart.  Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2007. 641.8653 S851

1000 IDEAS FOR DECORATING CUPCAKES, COOKIES & CAKES by Sandra Salamony.  Quarry Books, c2010. 641.86539 S159

PROFESSIONAL CAKE DECORATING by Toba Garrett.  2nd ed.  Wiley, c2012. 641.86539 G239p

PrintQUICK & EASY WEDDING CAKES by Karen Goble.  New Holland, 2006. 641.8653 G575

SIMPLY SPECTACULAR CAKES: BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS FOR IRRESISTIBLE CAKES AND COOKIES by Peggy Porschen.  Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2009. 641.86539 P838si

SUGARCRAFT FLOWERS: 25 STEP-BY-STEP PROJECTS FOR SIMPLE GARDEN FLOWERS by Claire Webb.  New Holland, 2006. 641.86539 W365

WEDDING CUPCAKES by Joanna Farrow.  Hachette Book Group, 2012. 641.8653 F246w

WHAT’S NEW, CUPCAKE?: INGENIOUSLY SIMPLE DESIGNS FOR EVERY OCCASION by Alan Richardson.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. 641.8653 R521w

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