The lovely Wellfield Botanic Gardens will, once again this year, be the setting for Stories in the Garden. Elkhart Public Library staff will share stories and songs. Gather in the English Cottage Garden on the third Tuesday of each month, May through October, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. (In case of rain we will meet in the tented area.) Wellfield admission is free on Tuesdays. Bring a cozy blanket to sit on and enjoy interactive family time amid beautiful surroundings. You could even make it a regular family outing, and explore the Gardens before or after the program.
Garden Story Time 2014
6:00 p.m. (rain or shine):
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Landscape designer Perry Guilmette shows you how to design three themed gardens — a butterfly garden, a moon garden, and a children’s garden. All who attend will receive seedlings to take home, and some will win door prizes!
Design a Theme Garden
• Wednesday, April 30
• 6:00-7:30 p.m.
• Main Library, Room 1
• Ages 13- Adult
Yay! It finally feels like spring. Are you doing some of your reading on the porch or patio, or in the park?
RUNNER by Patrick Lee (FIC) • Debbie, Popular Materials
This will probably be one of my top five books this year. It grabbed me from page one! This is the kind of adventure book that you could read all night. A 12-year-old girl is running for her life. Who is after her? The government? But why? Retired special forces Sam Dryden becomes involved in trying to help her and avoid the dangerous game the government is trying to play. Five Stars! Excellent reviews from high-powered authors like Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Lisa Gardner, et. al.
THE AUSCHWITZ ESCAPE by Joel C. Rosenberg (IF)
BEHOLDING BEE by Kim Fusco (JUV FIC)
DARK CITY by F. Paul Wilson (FIC)
FATHERLESS by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner (IF)
FEATHERS: NOT JUST FOR FLYING by Melissa Stewart (598.147 S851)
FIFTH WAVE by Rick Yancey (YA FIC)
FOREVER ODD by Dean Koontz (HOR)
GO: A KIDD’S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN by Chip Kidd (740 K46)
ODD THOMAS by Dean Koontz (HOR)
SON OF GOD by Roma Downey (IF)
WINGER by Andrew Smith (YA FIC)
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.
Main Library drop-in sessions:
- 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
EPL Main Library • 300 S. 2nd Street • Elkhart, IN
Friday, May 2, 2014 • 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 • 9 am – 1 pm
Open to everyone