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Wine & Canvas with Friends

Administrator : June 27, 2016 11:34 am : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature

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Wine and Canvas Fundraiser

Join the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for a special Wine & Canvas paint party! Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of painting, laughter and good company.

Sunday, August 28, 2:00-5:00 pm
409 South Main Street
Elkhart, Indiana

“A little nervous to paint? Don’t be! No talent or experience is necessary. Our talented instructors will guide you step-by-step! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART!” (from the Wine & Canvas home page)

Admission is $35, with proceeds supporting the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.

The Friends of the Elkhart Public Library is a non-profit group of generous volunteers who raise funds for the Library. They provide us with with resources that would not be otherwise affordable with our limited budget. Among their contributions are programming, equipment, Summer Reading prizes, special events, and more.

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“Sunset at the Lake”

This event is limited to 40 people, so you will want to reserve your spot early!
Call Wine & Canvas at (574) 807-1562 or sign up online.

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Computer Classes: July/August 2016

Administrator : June 21, 2016 3:43 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Classes fill up fast! Reserve your spot by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.

COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE

What do you want to learn? How to save 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, Laptop and Phone.

Computer One-on-One
Monday, July 11 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, July 14 • 9:30-11:30 am
Thursday, August 11 • 2:30-4:30 pm
Monday, August 15 • 5:30-7:30 pm

 

WINDOWS 10 BASICS

Explore the Windows 10 desktop. Learn how to open, close, minimize, and resize windows; start and close programs; and save, rename, copy, and move files. You must know how to use a mouse to attend this class.

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Monday, July 18 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Monday, August 8 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

BASIC MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

Learn to work with spreadsheets and worksheets; rows, columns, and cells; change the style, size, and color of fonts; justify text; cut, copy, and paste; format numbers as percentages, currency, etc.; and sort data. You must know how to use a mouse to attend this class.

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Wednesday, July 20 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Monday, August 22 •  6:30-7:45 pm

 

INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

When you have completed Basic Microsoft Excel 2010, sign up for this class to learn about charts and worksheet references; COUNT(), MIN(), MAX() and AVERAGE() aggregate functions; importing/exporting delimited files, etc.

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Wednesday, July 27 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Monday, August 29 •  6:30-7:45 pm

 

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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Staff Reads

Administrator : June 21, 2016 11:07 am : Elkhart Public Library

Staff Reads-02Looking for ideas for your Summer Reading?  Check out what EPL staff members are reading and listening to.

ALIEN COLLECTIVE
by Gini Koch (PSF)

BECOMING GRANDMA: THE JOYS AND SCIENCE OF THE NEW GRANDPARENTING by Lesley Stahl (306.8745 S781, Audiobook)

BOOK OF IVY by Amy Engel (YAPF)

BOOKED by Kwame Alexander (JFIC)

BOUND BY BLOOD by Tracy H Kitts (Can be requested through Interlibrary Loan)

BRAVE COMPANIONS by David McCullough (920 M133, Audiobook)

A BUCCANEER AT HEART by Stephanie Laurens (ROM, Audiobook)

COME TO THE EDGE: A MEMOIRz come to by Christina Haag (792.028092 H111)
A beautifully written memoir of the author’s 5-year relationship with JFK Jr. It gives insight into his personality, her personality, and how the relationship began, peaked and ended. The author uses locations like third characters, describing how the land or environment influenced a situation.
~Erin, Administration

DEXTER IS DEAD by Jeff Lindsay (FIC, Audiobook)

EDEN by Candice Fox (FIC) • I devoured it, though I did solve the mystery halfway through, which disappointed me a tad. Regardless, the novel was highly entertaining. HADES, the author’s debut, was better. ~Jasmine, Technical Services

EXTREME PREY by John Sandford (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print)

FAT ANGIE by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (YAFIC)

THE 5th WAVEz fifth by Rick Yancey (YAFIC, Ebook, Audiobook)

FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King (HOR, Audiobook, Ebook)

FIRE BOUND by Christine Feehan (PROM)

FOR SUCH A TIME by Kate Breslin (IF)

THE FORGOTTEN 500: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE MEN WHO RISKED ALL FOR THE GREATEST RESCUE MISSION OF WORLD WAR II by Gregory A. Freeman (940.5421 F855a, Audiobook)

GEORGE by Alex Gino (JFIC)

GEORGE’S MARVELOUS MEDICINE by Roald Dahl (JFIC, Audiobook)

GIANT DAYS, VOL. 2z giant by John Allison • A delightfully fun graphic novel about 3 quirky best friends trying to navigate their first year of college. I can’t wait for volume 3! ~Allison, Young People’s Services

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON by Debbie Macomber (ROM, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman (JFIC, Audiobook, Ebook,
GN, Spanish Language)

THE GUILTY by David Baldacci (FIC, Audiobook, Ebook, Large Print)

HAPPINESS ACCORDING TO JESUS: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLESSED by Bobby Schuller (226.906 S386)

THE HIDDEN ORACLE by Rick Riordan (JFIC, Audiobook, Ebook)

KEEP ME POSTED by Lisa Beazley (Large Print) [Goshen: 813.6000 (FIC)]

z killingKILLING LINCOLN: THE SHOCKING ASSASINATION THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (973.7092 O66, Audiobook, Large Print)
Children’s version: LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS (J 973.7092, Audiobook)

THE LACY KNITTING OF MARY SCHIFFMANN by Nancy Nehring
(746.22 N396)

THE LIE TREE by Frances Hardinge (YAFIC)

THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING  by Marie Kondō (648 K82, Audiobook, Ebook, Large Print)

THE LIFEBOAT by Charlotte Rogan (FIC, Audiobook)

LINCOLN’S BATTLE WITH GOD: A PRESIDENT’S STRUGGLE WITH FAITH AND WHAT IT MEANT FOR AMERICA by Stephen Mansfield (Audiobook)

THE MAGICIANSz magicians by Lev Grossman (FIC, Audiobook, Ebook) — Book one of THE MAGICIANS TRILOGY

THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD: A TRUE STORY OF ADVENTURE, HEROISM & TREACHERY by Steve Sheinken (YA Biography, Audiobook)
This was a great read! A definite must for anyone interested in Revolutionary War history. ~Carmen, Young People’s Services

ON TO RICHMOND 1861-1862 by Ginny Dye (ROM) • This is Part 2 of the BREGDAN CHRONICLES about the Civil War. I’m enjoying the series very much.
~Judi, Reference Services

THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY by Monica Wood (FIC)

RAISING THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT CHILD:  FACING CHALLENGES WITH STRENGTH, COURAGE AND HOPE by Boris Vujicic (248.845 V989)

RAVEN KINGz raven by Maggie Stiefvater (YFIC, Audiobook)

ROSEMARY THE HIDDEN KENNEDY DAUGHTER by Kate Clifford Larson (362.19689 L334, Audiobook, Ebook, Audio ebook)

THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass (YAFIC)

THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben (FIC, Audiobook, Ebook, Large Print)

THE TARGET by David Baldacci (FIC, Audiobook, Ebook, Audio ebook, Large Print)

TRICKY TWENTY-TWO by Janet Evanovich (MYS, Audiobook, Ebook, Audio ebook,
Large Print)

TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980 by Molly Prentiss (FIC)

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (JFIC, Audiobook)

THE VALLEY OF THE DRY BONESz valley by Jerry Jenkins (IF)

WAYS TO DISAPPEAR by Idra Novey (FIC)

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT: THE WHITE ROSE STUDENT RESISTANCE MOVEMENT THAT DEFIED ADOLF HITLER
by Russell Freedman (943.086 F853)

WHAT WE FIND by Robyn Carr (ROM)

THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown (JFIC)

YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler  (792.7028 P743, Audiobook, Ebook, Audio Ebook)

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(CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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On Your Mark, Get Set … READ! Summer Reading 2016

Administrator : May 27, 2016 11:55 am : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature, Kids, Teens

SL-SRP 2016

Read, Learn, Win!

  • Starting June 1, visit any EPL location to sign up and pick up a reading log.
  • Read 20 minutes a day for 5 days. (Preschool children and younger: read/be read to 10 minutes a day for 5 days.)
  • Do 2 fun and simple learning activities.
  • Bring your log back to the library for your prize!
  • Repeat!

You can earn a different prize every week, plus win a book when you finish 4 logs! Every time you come back for your next prize, you will be entered in our end-of-summer grand prize drawing for a new bicycle! The more you read, the more prizes you win, and the better your chances for winning the bike.

 

Children’s Program Highlights

Camp “O” Olympian Stars Art Contest!

Kids, bring in your creative art work to the  Main Library Children’s Room between June 1 and July 25. Your art project will be displayed in July. The five judging categories are:
Ages 0-5 • Ages 6-8 • Ages 9-11 • Ages 12-14 • Ages 15-17
Entries must be your own work, done in good taste, and nicely displayed with a frame or on a board. They must also include an entry form, available at the Children’s desk when you turn in your entry. Prizes will be awarded at Camp Olympian Stars Ice Cream Delight on August 1.
This is at the Main Library because there is more display space, but all Summer Readers are encouraged to enter!

Opening Ceremony for Camp “O” Olympian Stars
Thursday, June 2 • 4:30 pm • All ages • Main Library
This is at the Main Library because there is more space, but all Summer Readers are encouraged to attend, whether your sign-up location is at a branch or downtown!

Yoga for Kids
Statue (1) flippedMondays • 10:00 am
Ages 4 and up • Osolo Branch
June 13, 20, 27 • July 11, 18,  25

Amazing Mammals
Wednesday, June 22 • 2:00 pm
Ages 5 and up • Pierre Moran Branch
A presentation from the Elkhart County Parks Department about the amazing, wild and furry animals that live in our area.

Ronald McDonald
Tuesday, June 28 • 3:00 pm
All ages • Dunlap Branch

Ronald McDonald
Wednesday, July 13 • 4:45 pm
Ages 5 and up • Main Library

Camp “O” Ice Cream Delight
Monday, August 1 • 4:30 pm • All ages • Main Library
Come dressed as your favorite Olympian Star to celebrate our great On Your Mark, Get Set, Read Summer Reading Program with our Ice Cream Party. Please register so we don’t run out of Ice Cream! This is at the Main Library because there is more space, but all Summer Readers are encouraged to attend, whether your sign-up location is at a branch or downtown!

 

Zoo to You: Amazing Animal Athletes

Tuesday, August 2 • All ages
4:00 pm at the Main Library
6:00 pm at the Dunlap Branch
Guests from the Potawatomi Zoo will show us amazing athletes from the animal world!
A big thank-you to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for funding this program!

And so much more!

 

Children’s Programs by Location

Cleveland Branch Dunlap Branch
Main Library Osolo Branch
Pierre Moran Branch

For all EPL programs and activities, check our calendar at myepl.org/events

 

Teens: Get in the Game … READ

Teen SL-SRP 2016

 

Adults: Exercise Your Mind … READ

SL-SRP 2016-Adult

 

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Exercise Your Mind … Adult Summer Reading Activities

Administrator : May 27, 2016 11:00 am : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature

SL-SRP 2016-Adult

Exercise Your Mind • Win Prizes

You can:

  • Play Reading Bingo
  • Test your trivia skills
  • Solve word puzzles
  • Write book reviews (may be featured on our website and/or Facebook page)

Pick up activity sheets at any EPL location. Each challenge you complete will be entered into a weekly prize drawing. At the end of August, a winner will be drawn from all entries for the grand prize – a Martin’s Supermarket gift card.

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Exercise Your Body • Win Prizes

Pick up an Exercise Challenge card with instructions for setting a June-July fitness goal. Complete your challenge by August 5 and receive a water bottle courtesy of Get Fit-Get Healthy and be entered in to the grand prize drawing for a Fitbit (one at each location) provided by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.

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Exercise Your Mind and Body at Osolo Branch

Create a Card
Tuesday, June 7 • 6:00 pm • Ages 13-adult
Sue and Sarah will lead us in creating Hallmark-worthy greeting cards.

Martial Arts Demo
Tuesday, June 14 • 6:30 pm • All ages
Fourth degree black belt Bruce Anderson from Steve’s Gym will present a martial arts demonstration and information on basic safety awareness. Participants will be shown simple moves for self-protection. The plan is to be outside, but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll be indoors.

Exercise Your Brain
Tuesday, July 12 • 6:30 pm • Ages 13-adult
Mental puzzle night! Test your brain power against other puzzle enthusiasts. A variety of puzzles will be available; Sudoku, cross sums, crosswords, logic problems and more. Each correctly completed puzzle earns points. Whoever has the most points wins the grand prize!

For all EPL programs and activities, check our calendar at myepl.org/events

 

On Your Mark, Get Set … READ
Children’s Programs by Location

Cleveland Branch Dunlap Branch
Main Library Osolo Branch
Pierre Moran Branch

 

Get in the Game! Teen Summer Reading and Activities

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