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1-2-3 Text: From Our Catalog to Your Phone

Administrator : April 18, 2013 2:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library

 

Did you know that you can text a title directly from our online catalog to your
mobile phone? It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

 

1. On any title screen, select the blue “Where is it?” box.

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2. Click the phone icon under the location of your choice.

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3. Enter your mobile phone number and the name of your carrier.

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VOILA! You have just sent a text message listing title, location and call number.

 

 

 

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GONE WITH THE WIND Friday at the Main Library

Administrator : April 10, 2013 1:27 pm : Elkhart Public Library

You are invited to the Main Library on Friday, April 12, for a FREE showing of the epic classic GONE WITH THE WIND. The movie will run from 1:00 to 5:30, with an intermission. This is the second film in our One Book, One Michiana Civil War-Era Movie Series.

 GWTW posterGWTW Trivia:

  • Gone With the Wind will be 74 years old in December.
  • It was the first color film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
  • When Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying both, “Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history,” and, “I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.”
  • The horse that Thomas Mitchell (Gerald O’Hara) rode was later Silver of The Lone Ranger fame.

Source: IMDb.com

While you’re waiting, enjoy the trailer:

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National Library Week: Prizes and Appreciation

Administrator : April 10, 2013 10:12 am : Elkhart Public Library

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~Tina Meerzo, Head of Circulation, Main Library

Come celebrate National Library Week with us at Elkhart Public Library April 15-19.  Every time you visit the Library this week, enter a drawing to win one of the prizes to be given away daily.  During this week, we encourage you to think about all the things available at your library.

The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme Wake Up and Read. This year’s theme is Communities Matter @ Your Library.

NLW1959Why do your come to the Library?  To check out the latest book in your favorite series or the newest best seller by your favorite author?  To catch up on television episodes you might have missed or discover a show you have never seen?  Maybe you want to use a computer or just find a quiet place to study.

Whatever your reasons for visiting the Library, the friendly staff at EPL is waiting to help you find what you are looking for.  We can help you with research for science fair or another school project.  Discover your family history in our genealogy section.  Not sure which book to read next?  We can help you find the perfect selection.  Vacation season is coming soon – those long car trips are so much more enjoyable with audiobooks to listen to as you head down the road.

Taking DVDs home is a great option, but did you know the Library also shows movies?  That’s right!  Come watch a newly released movie and have delicious popcorn on us.nlwarticle2013-350 Check out our Events Calendar for show times and other enjoyable activities for all ages at all Elkhart Public Library locations.

So, whether you are seeking knowledge, entertainment, peace and quiet or just a friendly face, join us at the Library.  It’s a wonderful place to be.  We’d love to hear why you enjoy visiting the Library.

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.

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How to Love Wine

Administrator : April 5, 2013 2:10 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Wine can be mysterious.   To remove the perplexity of wine and start enjoying it, open the pages of the volumes listed below.   The books will not entirely eliminate the mystery of wine, but may convert any reader into a wine enthusiast or even an oenophile.   After all, “Wine maketh glad the hearts of man.” -Psalms 104: 15.

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES

GRAPES & WINES: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO VARIETIES AND FLAVOURS by Oz Clarke.  Sterling Epicure, 2010.  641.22 C599g

ULTIMATE WINE COMPANION: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WINE. Sterling, c2010.  641.22 U47

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD COMPLETE WINE COURSE by Kevin Zraly.  Sterling, c2009.  641.22 Z91w

ENJOYING WINE

THE ART OF DECANTING: BRINGING WINE TO LIFE by Sandra Jordan.   Chronicle Books,  2006.  641.22 J82

DRINK THIS: WINE MADE SIMPLE by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl.  Ballantine Books, c2009.  641.22 G887

HOW TO TASTE: A GUIDE TO ENJOYING WINE by Jancis Robinson.  Completely rev.  & updated.  Simon & Schuster, 2008.  641.22 R662

KNACK WINE BASICS: A COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING, SELECTING & ENJOYING WINE by Alan Boehmer.  Knack, c2009.  641.22 B671

OZ CLARKE’S LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT WINE  by Oz Clarke.  Sterling Epicure, 2009.  641.22 C599L

MAKING SENSE OF WINE TASTING: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ENJOYING WINE by Alan Young.   5th ed.  Wine Appreciation Guild, c2010.  641.22 Y68

FOOD AND WINE

HE SAID BEER, SHE SAID WINE by Marnie Old. DK Pub., 2008. 641.22 O437

100 PERFECT PAIRINGS: MAIN DISHES TO ENOY WITH WINES YOU LOVE by Jill Silverman Hough.  John Wiley & Sons, c2011.  641.5 H838

WINE BITES: SIMPLE MORSELS THAT PAIR PERFECTLY WITH WINE by Barbara Scott-Goodman.  Chronicle Books, c2011.  641.812 S431

WINE MAKING

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR OWN WINE AT HOME: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW EXPLAINED SIMPLY by John N.  Peragine.  Atlantic Pub.  Group, c2010.  641.872 P426

THE GRAPES OF WINE: THE FINE ART OF GROWING GRAPES AND MAKING WINE by Baudouin Neirynck.  Square One Publishers, c2009.  Oversize 641.22 N415

THE HOMEBUILT WINERY: 43 PROJECTS FOR BUILDING AND USING WINEMAKING EQUIPMENT by Steve Hughes.   Storey Pub., c2012.  641.872 H894

MAKING WINE WITH FRUITS, ROOTS & FLOWERS: RECIPES FOR DISTINCTIVE & DELICIOUS WILD WINES by Margaret Crowther.   Betterway Home; F+W Media, 2012.  641.872 C953

THE MINI FARMING GUIDE TO FERMENTING: SELF-SUFFICIENCY FROM BEER AND CHEESE TO WINE AND VINEGAR by Brett L.  Markham.   Skyhorse Pub., c2012.  664.024 M345

TECHNIQUES IN HOME WINEMAKING: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MAKING CHÂTEAU-STYLE WINES by Daniel Pambianchi.   Newly-revised  and expanded ed.   Véhicule Press, c2008.  641.872 P185

THE VINTNER’S APPRENTICE: THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE ART AND CRAFT OF WINE MAKING, TAUGHT BY THE MASTERS by Eric Miller.   Quarry Books, c2011.  663.2 M647

WINES TO TASTE

500 RED WINES: THE ONLY RED WINE COMPENDIUM YOU’LL EVER NEED by Christine Sellers Pub., c2009.  641.2223 A935

500 WHITE WINES: THE ONLY WHITE WINE COMPENDIUM YOU’LL EVER NEED by Natasha Hughes.  Sellers Pub., c2009.  641.2222 H894

1001 WINES YOU MUST TASTE BEFORE YOU DIE.   Universe, 2008.  641.22 O58

TINY BUBBLES: FIZZY COCKTAILS FOR EVERY OCCASION, USING CHAMPAGNE, PROSECCO, AND OTHER SPARKLING WINES by Kate Simon.   Chronicle Books, c2008.  641.874 S595

UNQUENCHABLE: A TIPSY QUEST FOR THE WORLD’S BEST BARGAIN WINES by Natalie MacLean.   Penguin Group, c2011.  641.22 M163u

WRITING ABOUT WINE

THE GEOGRAPHY OF WINE: HOW LANDSCAPES, CULTURES, TERROIR, AND THE WEATHER MAKE A GOOD DROP by Brian J.  Sommers.    Penguin Group, c2008.  641.22 S697

HOW TO LOVE WINE: A MEMOIR AND MANIFESTO by Eric Asimov.   William Morrow, c2012.  641.22 A832

LIQUID MEMORY: WHY WINE MATTERS by Jonathan Nossiter.   Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.  641.22 N897

READING BETWEEN THE WINES by Terry Theise.   University of California Press, c2010.  641.22 T377

Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” –John Keats

EPL Featured Link: Wine book list

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Special Guests Bring History to Life

Administrator : April 1, 2013 11:08 am : Elkhart Public Library, Kids, Teens

 

Killer Angels book coverOne Book, One Michiana, created by the St. Joseph County Public Library, is an annual event during which the entire Michiana community reads the same book. Themed events and activities are planned by participating libraries and community organizations. This year’s book is THE KILLER ANGELS, Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the four days before and during the Battle of Gettysburg, as seen through the eyes of four generals and their men.

You can find THE KILLER ANGELS at local bookstores and libraries. EPL has multiple copies. Check our online Public Access Catalog for availability.

One Book, One Michiana 2013 runs from April 1 – May 11.  We have an exciting array of program and events for you, including visits from a historian, Union and Confederate soldiers, a president and a first lady.

  Special Guests

Civil War (Union) Soldier

The Civil War comes alive as a uniformed Union soldier visits each of our locations. He will guide you through the trials and tribulations of the Civil War, on the battlefield and on the home front in Elkhart County. The program will presented by Frank Fisher from the Elkhart County Historical Museum.

April 9, 6:30 p.m.  — Pierre Moran Branch
April 11, 6:30 p.m. — Cleveland Branch
April 16, 6:30 p.m. — Osolo Branch
April 17,  6:30 p.m. — Main Library
April 18, 6:30 p.m. — Dunlap Branch
Adults and children are welcome.

Life of the Civil War Soldier: a Confederate Perspective

Duane Clark of the Elkhart Police Department brings 14 years experience of Civil War reenactment to life.  Told from the perspective of a Confederate soldier, he brings his insights into the peril of the average soldier on either side of the war.

April 23 — Pierre Moran Branch, 6:30 p.m.
April 30 — Dunlap Branch, 6:30 p.m.
May 7 — Cleveland Branch, 6:30 p.m.
For grade school children through adult.

Historian’s View

April 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Osolo Branch:
Don Parker will present an overview of the book, KILLER ANGELS. Mr. Parker has deep ancestral ties to the war and has been researching it for 20 years. He will share what he has learned of events leading up to the war, major battles, and the impact the war had on the American people. Ages High School and up.  Though this is a combined gathering of  the Osolo Branch 2nd Monday Night Page Turners and the Main Library Book Club, everyone (high school age and older) is invited to attend.

President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln

April 22, 5:30 p.m.at the Main Library
Have you ever wondered what it is like to grow up in a cabin? What makes Mrs. Lincoln’s dress stand out? Come and find out when President & Mrs. Lincoln come for a visit, sponsored by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.  The Lincolns cordially request the presence of both children and adults.

 One Book, Many Events

We have a wide variety of other One Book, One Michiana activities planned, too, including a Civil War-era movie series, pioneer crafts and a musical performance by the Promissory Notes. For a location-by-location lineup, see Library News blog One Book, Many Events or, if you prefer a calendar view, check our Events Calendar.

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