Celebrate Halloween at the Elkhart Public Library, Wednesday, October 31
Trick or Treat at the Pierre Moran Branch
All day; all ages
Dress up, drop in, say the magic words and get a treat.
Halloween Parade at the Main Library
All ages; 10:00 a.m.
Games, stories, snacks and crafts. Parade through the library and show off your costumes.
Trick or Treat Party at the Main Library
All ages; 4:00 p.m.
Dress up as your favorite book character (or a costume of your choice) and win a prize! Bob for apples; play games; get treats. (If you like, you may bring an unopened bag of goodies to share.)
Zombie up in your best living dead threads, or come in your regular clothes as one of the living.
Shuffe, drag, walk or ride… just get yourself to the Main Library for a zombie-themed party full of games, dancing and appropriately creepy food. Who will be the next Zombie Queen and King? This is one party you won’t want to miss!
Zombie Prom begins at
3:30 p.m. Friday, October 19
at the Main Library in Downtown Elkhart.
A perfectly ghastly way to top off Teen Read Week 2012: It Came from the Library.
The week of October 14-20 is Teen Read Week at your Elkhart Public Library! We dare you to read for the fun of it! This year’s theme is “It Came from the Library,” celebrating monsters, zombies, scary stories, and all that can be fun about reading and libraries.
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun. At the Main Library there will be special programs for teens. On Tuesday, October 16 come to the Monster Mash where we will be making monster crafts! Then, on Wednesday, October 17, we will be having a Speed Book Dating program. Will you find your next favorite book?
The week will end with a big finale, the Zombie Prom! Come dressed up in your zombie costumes or no costume, if you prefer. We will have lots of games and snacks. Of course, everything will be zombie-themed! This is one party you won’t want to miss!
All teen programs are for ages 12-18. I hope to see you all there!
The Osolo Branch is 25!
~Kathy Langenhop & Moxie Robinson
It is hard to believe that a quarter of a century has passed since the Osolo Branch Library first opened its doors. We have seen many changes in 25 years, not only in how we serve you, but also in the staff who serve you. Osolo’s first manager in 1987 was Joan Murphy, with children’s librarian Jeanine Rhodes, as her assistant.
A Week of Celebration
Kevin Kilmer, Elkhart Public Library’s Branch Operations Manager, and Donna Mitschelen, Osolo Branch Coordinator, cordially invite you to join them and their staff, for a week-long Silver Anniversary Celebration October 15 through 20. Festivities will include daily prize drawings for books (winners will choose from an assortment). The Bookmobile will be onsite Friday and Saturday, full of sale books stocked by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library, and staffed by the Osolo Branch 2nd Monday Night Page Turners Book Club.
Saturday Open House
Capping off the week will be an open house on Saturday, October 20, with hourly prize drawings for gift packs donated by local businesses. Light refreshments will be served. At 11:00 Library Director Deb Stewart, Library Board members, and representatives from the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library will dedicate a Crimson King maple tree, newly planted on the south side of the property. The tree was a gift from the Friends group, along with contributions from Osolo patrons.
Mark your calendars now – October 15-20 – and plan to join us in celebrating the Osolo Branch Library’s Silver Anniversary!