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.
- 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
love helping any and all EPL cardholders to download our ebooks and emagazines!
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All newly withdrawn or donated since the last sale
Friday, May 2, 2014 • 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 • – 9 am – 1 pm
Open to everyone
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.
Brides 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
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
QUICK & 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
Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN is this year’s selection for One Book, One Michiana, a month-long, community-wide series of discussions and events centered on a single title selected by the St. Joseph County Public Library.
The Elkhart Public Library has an electrifying array of activities in store for you. Here is the monster list of events by date.
For an overview and descriptions of all activities, see FrankenFun: One Book, One Michiana.
One Book, One Michiana runs from March 28-April 3, 2014.
M • April 1-30 Make Your Own Monster lab*
M • April 2, 6:30 pm — Is it Really Possible to Create a Frankenstein Monster?
OB • April 3, 6:30 pm – Fun Family Movie (PG)
M • April 4, 3:00 pm — Classic First Fridays Movie (Not Rated)
OB • April 7, all day — Monster Craft 1
OB • April 9, all day — Monster Craft 2
DB • April 9, 6:15 pm — Fun Family Movie (PG)
OB • April 10, 6:30 pm — Van de Graaff Generator Demonstration
OB • April 11, all day — Monster Craft 3
YPS • April 7-9, all day — Make-it, Take-it-Frankenstein’s Dog
PM • April 7-11, all day — Make-it, Take-it Craft
CB • April 7-11 – Make Your Own Monster traveling lab*
M • April 14, 5:00 pm – Van de Graaff Generator Demonstration
YPS • April 14, 5:00 pm — Frankenstein Adventure (ages 5 & up)
OB • April 15, 4:30 pm — Kids’ Book Club (ages 8 & up)
DB • April 16, 4:30 pm – Van de Graaff Generator Demonstration
OB • April 16, 4:30 pm — Frankenstein’s Creature Treat (ages 8 & up)
M • April 16, 6:00 pm — Midweek Movie (R)
CB • April 17, 5:30 pm — Fun Family Movie (PG)
PM • April 18, 4:00 pm – Van de Graaff Generator Demonstration
DB • April 14-18 – Make Your Own Monster traveling lab*
M • April 21, 5:00 pm – Fun Family Movie (PG)
YPS • April 22, 4:00 pm — Exquisite Corpse (ages 12-18)
OB • April 22, 4:30 pm – Kids’ Book Club (ages 8 & up)
YPS • April 23, 5:00 pm — Super Readers Book Club (ages 5 & up)
OB • April 23, 7:00 pm — Book Talk: FRANKENSTEIN (high school & up)
OB • April 24, 4:30 pm – It’s Electrifying! (ages 6 & up)
PM • April 25, 4:00 pm — Family Movie (PG)
OB • April 21-25 – Make Your Own Monster traveling lab*
OB • April 29, 6:30 pm — Trivia Night (high school & up)
YPS • April 30, 5:00 pm — Super Readers Book Club (ages 5 & up)
M • April 30, 6:00 pm — Midweek Movie (PG-13)
DB • April 30, 7:00 pm — Book Talk: FRANKENSTEIN (high school & up)
M • May 2, 3:00 pm — Classic First Fridays Movie (Not Rated)
PM • April 28-May 2 – Make Your Own Monster traveling lab*
All Locations; All Day
• April 7-11: Frankenstein Trivia Quiz 1
• April 14-18: Which actor portrayed which Frankenstein? quiz
• April 21-25: Craft – Draw the other half of Frankenstein
• April 28-May 2: Trivia Quiz 2
* Make Your Own Monster
Assemble your own monster. We provide the body parts. Monsters may be displayed so the public can vote on their favorites. All ages are invited to participate. The monster lab will be at the Main Library all month, and the “traveling” lab will be at each branch for a week.