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Paws to Read

Administrator : October 15, 2014 9:40 am : Elkhart Public Library, Kids

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Kids, ages 5 and up! Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 25 from 11:00-12:00 and read to Amber, a trained therapy dog from Pet Partners. Kids can sign-up for 15 minutes of reading time with Amber!

Parents, this is an excellent opportunity for your children to improve their reading skills and gain self-confidence.

Sign-up today by calling 522-2223!

 

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Roving Reference

Administrator : October 14, 2014 5:01 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature

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Head of Reference Mary Beth Schlabach assisting a patron on the 1st floor

We’re coming out from behind the desk to better serve you!

Our Reference and Computer Services staff members are wandering about the Main Library to assist you in locating and using Library resources. On weekdays, during the Library’s busiest times (M-F, 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00), a roving librarian will move between the 1st and 2nd floors, offering assistance wherever needed. Roving Reference librarians encourage you to approach them with any questions you may have. Look for the person in the navy blue vest, carrying an iPad. We’re here to help!

Roving Reference is an innovative way to assist people at their point of need — wherever that may be in the Library — and expand the personalized service patrons are accustomed to receiving at the Elkhart Public Library.

This project is supported by a grant from the Indiana State Library in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Big Library Read: Anatomy of a Misfit

Administrator : October 13, 2014 8:56 am : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature, Teens

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OverDrive’s latest Big Library Read  is  ANATOMY  OF A MISFIT,  a Young Adult novel by bestselling author Andrea Portes. This global reading event will run from October 13-28.

Starting October 13, Elkhart Public Library card holders can download ANATOMY OF A MISFIT from our digital library, with unlimited access to the eBook until the morning of October 28. No holds, no waiting!

To borrow the title, you will need a resident Elkhart Public Library card and an Internet-connected electronic device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Go to downloads.myepl.org.  ANATOMY OF A MISFIT will be featured prominently on our digital home page, ready for check-out from October 13-28.

About the book

Andrea Portes is best known for her adult fiction.  ANATOMY OF A MISFIT is her first Young Adult novel.

Anika is the third most popular girl in her high school–despite feeling she doesn’t fit in with the popular crowd in her small Nebraskan town. To maintain her social status, Anika does whatever Becky Vilhauser (first most popular girl in school) tells her to do. But when loner Logan McDonough returns from summer vacation hotter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika has a hard time staying away–even when Becky forbids her to date him.

Anika’s glimpse into Logan’s troubled home life only draws her closer, but despite her blossoming feelings, Anika breaks up with him. In an emotionally devastating ending, Anika is left in the wake of tragedy, which leaves her with the revelation that we have only one chance to be true to ourselves, and nothing is more important than listening to your own heart.  ANATOMY OFA MISFIT is based on Andrea Portes’ real-life experiences as a teenager.

OverDrive, EPL’s digital content provider, offers Big Library Read several times a year,
making the same book simultaneously available to cardholders of all participating libraries.

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Cookbook Corner: Apple Time

Administrator : September 30, 2014 1:10 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastLocal orchards are loaded with fresh fruit, ready to be picked and purchased. Apple festivals and county fairs celebrate this healthy, versatile fruit, delicious by itself; delicious in recipes. The titles this month include how to select fresh fruit at the grocery store and farmers’ market, how to grow apples yourself, and how to prepare and preserve them in a wide variety of recipes. From the traditional apple pie to apple butter; from applesauce to apple cider, apples satisfy in so many ways.

APPLE VARIETIES

APPLES OF NORTH AMERICA: 192 EXCEPTIONAL VARIETIES FOR GARDENERS, GROWERS, AND COOKS by Tom Burford.  634.11 B953

APPLES OF UNCOMMON CHARACTER: 123 HEIRLOOMS, MODERN CLASSICS, & LITTLE-KNOWN WONDERS by Rowan Jacobsen.  634.11 J17

APPLE PIE

APPLE PIE: AN AMERICAN STORY by John T. Edge.  641.8652 E23

APPLE PIE PERFECT: 100 DELICIOUS AND DECIDEDLY DIFFERENT RECIPES FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE PIE by Ken Haedrich.  641.8652 H133

MINI PIES: ADORABLY DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR YOUR FAVORITE TREATS by Christy Beaver.  641.8652 B386

PERFECT PIES & MORE: ALL NEW PIES, COOKIES, BARS, AND CAKES FROM AMERICA’S PIE-BAKING CHAMPION by Michele Stuart.  641.8652 S932

PIES AND TARTS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY FAVORITES FROM THE WORLD’S PREMIER CULINARY COLLEGE by Kristina Petersen Migoya.  641.8652 M636

PIES: SWEET AND SAVORY by Caroline Bretherton.  641.8652 B844

A YEAR OF PIES: A SEASONAL TOUR OF HOME BAKED PIES by Ashley English.  641.8652 E58

CIDER & MORE

DRINK THE HARVEST: MAKING AND PRESERVING JUICES, WINES, MEADS, TEAS, AND CIDERS by Nan K. Chase.  641.87 C487

THE NEW BOOK OF APPLES by Joan Morgan.  634.11 M848

THE NEW CIDER MAKER’S HANDBOOK: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR CRAFT PRODUCERS by Claude Jolicoeur.  663.63 J75

THE EVERYTHING HARD CIDER BOOK: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING HARD CIDER AT HOME by Drew Beechum.  641.87 B414

GROW YOUR OWN

THE APPLE GROWER: A GUIDE FOR THE ORGANIC ORCHARDIST by Michael Phillips. 634.1184 P562

FRUIT TREES IN SMALL SPACES: ABUNDANT HARVESTS FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD by Colby Eierman.  634 E34

STOREY’S GUIDE TO GROWING ORGANIC ORCHARD FRUITS: MARKET OR HOME PRODUCTION, SITE & CROP SELECTION, PLANTING, CARE & HARVESTING, BUSINESS BASICS by Danny L Barney.  634.0484 B261

OTHER DESSERTS

PROFESSIONAL BAKING by Wayne Gisslen.  641.815 G535

RUSTIC FRUIT DESSERTS: CRUMBLES, BUCKLES, COBBLERS, PANDOWDIES, AND MORE by Cory Schreiber.  641.86 S378

SWEET CRAVINGS: 50 SEDUCTIVE DESSERTS FOR A GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE by Kyra Bussanich.  641.86 B981

TREASURED AMISH & MENNONITE RECIPES.  641.566 T784

PICK YOUR APPLE

FRUIT, THE RIPE PICK: FRUIT SELECTION MADE EASY! by T. M. Gorman.  641.34 G671

HOW TO PICK A PEACH: THE SEARCH FOR FLAVOR FROM FARM TO TABLE by Russ Parsons.  641.35 P269

SAVE THE FLAVOR FOR LATER

THE ART OF PRESERVING by Lisa Atwood.  641.4 A887

FIX, FREEZE, FEAST: PREPARE IN BULK AND ENJOY BY THE SERVING: MORE THAN 125 RECIPES by Kati Neville.  641.555 N524

PUT ‘EM UP! FRUIT: A PRESERVING GUIDE & COOKBOOK: CREATIVE WAYS TO PUT ‘EM UP, TASTY WAYS TO USE ‘EM UP by Sherri Brooks Vinton.  641.4 V794p

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Now Showing! October Movies @ EPL

Administrator : September 30, 2014 1:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Free movies — with popcorn!

Friday, October 3 • 2-6 pm • Main Library
Double Feature Friday Haunted house
Amityville Horror (1979) • R
Amityville Horror (2005) • R

Wednesday, October 8 • 6pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
Godzilla (2014) PG-13

Monday, October 20 • 4:00 pm• Main Library
Fun Family Movie

• Toy Story of Terror (and other Toy Story toons)

Wednesday, October 22 • 6pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie

Neighbors (2014) • R

Friday, October 24 • 6-8 pm • Pierre Moran Branch
Goosebumps Halloween Marathon

Friday, October 31 • All day • Main Library
Stephen King Halloween Miniseries Marathon

• 9 am – 12:30 pm Stephen King’s It (1990)
• 2-5 pm Salem’s Lot (2004 miniseries)

 

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