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Face it and Keep Going: Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

Administrator : May 14, 2014 10:55 am : Elkhart Public Library

SL-D-DayMonday, June 2, 6:30 pm at the Main Library

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France with the intent to take control of the heavily fortified Nazi coastline and strike a crushing blow to Hitler’s military efforts.  On that fateful day, close to 160,000 Allied forces, led by Dwight D. Eisenhower, began what would be the end of World War II.

Join us as we welcome IUSB Professor Tom Murphy for a discussion of that pivotal day in American history.  Learn about the political/strategic reasons for the invasion, the invasion itself and the German defense, and see battlefield sites as they are today.

Tom Murphy, professor of history at Indiana University South Bend, teaches courses in United States history which include the American Civil War and World War II.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research focuses on the American West, the U.S. military, and the junction between memory and history.

 

 

 

 

 

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View and Check Out Art Prints!

Administrator : May 13, 2014 10:38 am : Elkhart Public Library

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Great News! Art prints are again available to check out from EPL — AND you can browse the collection on Flickr. The description for each Flickr image includes title, artist and size, as well as a link to its EPL Public Access Catalog (PAC) listing. Each PAC listing includes a link to its corresponding Flickr image.

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To see a gallery of EPL Art Prints on Flickr, go to tinyurl.com/EPL-ArtPrints.
Click on any image in the gallery for an individual view of that print.
Each image will include title, artist, size, and a link to its PAC listing.
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PAC (Public Access Catalog)

If you are searching the PAC for a specific print, and you know the title or artist, simply search the same way you would for books, movies, etc.

To browse the Art Print collection in the PAC:

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  • In Limit by, click on the triangle at the right end of the box.
  • Select “Art Prints” from the drop-down menu.
  • An asterisk (*) will appear in the Keyword search box.
  • Click the Go! button.

To link to an image from the catalog listing:

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  • Select the “View the picture here.”
  • This will open a new window containing an image of the print.

 

Art Print check-out information:

  • Loan period: 6 weeks
  • Limit of 4 per cardholder
  • May be placed on hold
  • May be renewed one time
  • May be checked out by cardholders age 12 and older

Happy browsing!

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Britannica Online @ EPL

Administrator : May 10, 2014 9:40 am : Elkhart Public Library

An online version of ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA® is temporarily available to Elkhart Public Library cardholders through our Online Resources. Log in. Browse. Research. Explore. Let us know how you like it.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

To access Britannica Online®:

  • Go to myepl.org/info247
  • Click +Encyclopedias
  • Select [Access from Home]
  • Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
  • If you are in the Library, select [Britannica] (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

This complimentary 6-month  trial will be available through October 31, 2014. Try it out and tell us what you think in “Speak Your Mind” below.

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Spring! Hobbies, Home Improvement & Car Repair Resources

Administrator : May 7, 2014 11:07 am : Elkhart Public Library

What are you planning this spring? Gardening? An outdoor building project? Biking, hiking (or ambling)? Shopping for a new car–or repairing the one you have? Whatever your plans, MyEPL.org is the perfect place to start. Spring into your warm-weather activities armed with these invaluable Online Resources available to Elkhart Public Library cardholders.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Logo Home impr A comprehensive collection of videos, images and full-text articles, Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly how-to information about almost anything you want to take on. A few of the many projects covered are decks, docks, gardens, garages, pools, patios, porches… the list goes on. These are just in the Outdoor category. Other categories include Plumbing, Electrical, Maintenance, Decorating, Remodeling, and Woodworking.

To access Home Improvement Reference Center:

  1. Go to myepl.org/info247
  2. Click + Home Improvement
  3. Click [Access from Home]
  4. Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
  5. If you are in the Library, select Home improvement Reference Center (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Logo Hobbies Crafts Are you interested in biking, hiking, camping, caving, climbing, canoeing, sailing, skateboarding,  gardening, bug collecting, photography, yard sales?  These are just a few of the hobbies and activities covered in the Outdoor Recreation and Home & Garden categories of this robust resource. In all, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center has 11 categories, covering just about any hobby, craft or outdoor activity you can think of. Geo-caching, anyone?

To access Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center:

  1. Go to myepl.org/info247
  2. Click + Hobbies & Crafts
  3. Click [Access from Home]
  4. Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
  5. If you are in the Library, select Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

 Chilton Library Car Repair

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If you work on your own car, chances are you have borrowed or bought one or more CHILTON automotive books. EPL has an extensive print collection of them. You can also access CHILTON in our Online ResourcesChilton Library includes the detailed information you need to tackle your vehicle maintenance and repairs. Among the more popular features are vehicle specific information, step-by-step guides with close-up graphics, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams,  close-up photos and illustrations, and the ability to print out the information you need.

To access Chilton Library:

  1. Go to myepl.org/info247
  2. Click + Car Repair
  3. Click [Access from Home]
  4. Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
  5. If you are in the Library, select Chilton Library Car Repair (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

Introducing…

Logo-consumer reportsYou can now access ConsumerReports.org with Cars Best Deals Plus through our Online Resources! Read about it here:
Consumer Reports Online — With Cars!

 

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Cookbook Corner: Fire Up the Grill!

Administrator : May 5, 2014 5:00 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastBARBECUE & BURGERS

Break out the grills and stoke the smokers!  That is, if they ever went into winter storage.  Check out the books below for flavorful recipes for the slow-and-low method, barbecuing. Or, grill some burgers.  Go for the classic beef with a variety of sides and trimmings, or something very different, like chicken, fish or vegan burgers.  Just like a backyard get-together — something for everyone!

BARBECUE

BARBECUE NATION: 350 HOT-OFF-THE-GRILL, TRIED-AND-TRUE RECIPES FROM AMERICA’S BACKYARD by Fred Thompson.  Taunton Press, c2007. 641.5784 T471

BBQ BASH: THE BE-ALL, END-ALL PARTY GUIDE, FROM BAREFOOT TO BLACK TIE by Karen Adler.   Harvard Common Press, c2008. 641.76 A237

BIG BOB GIBSON’S BBQ BOOK: RECIPES AND SECRETS FROM A LEGENDARY BARBECUE JOINT by Chris Lilly.  Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2009. 641.5784 L729

Couple Cooking On A BarbequeCHAR-BROIL AMERICA GRILLS!: 222 FLAVORFUL RECIPES THAT WILL FIRE UP YOUR APPETITE.   Creative Homeowner, c2011. 641.5784 C469am

CHARRED & SCRUFFED: BOLD NEW TECHNIQUES FOR EXPLOSIVE FLAVOR ON AND OFF THE GRILL by Adam Perry Lang.  Artisan, c2012. 641.76 P463

COOK’S COUNTRY BEST GRILLING RECIPES: MORE THAN 100 REGIONAL FAVORITES, TESTED AND PERFECTED FOR THE OUTDOOR COOK.   America’s Test Kitchen, c2009. 641.5784 C773c

EVERYDAY BARBECUE: AT HOME WITH AMERICA’S FAVORITE PITMASTER by Myron Mixon.  Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013. 641.76 M685

500 BARBECUE DISHES: THE ONLY BARBECUE COMPENDIUM YOU’LL EVER NEED by Paul Kirk.  Sellers Pub., c2008. 641.5784 K59fi

JERK FROM JAMAICA: BARBECUE CARIBBEAN STYLE by Helen Willinsky. Ten Speed Press, c2007. 641.597292 W733

SERIOUS BARBECUE: SMOKE, CHAR, BASTE, AND BRUSH YOUR WAY TO GREAT OUTDOOR COOKING by Adam Perry Lang.  Hyperion Books, c2009. 641.5784 P463

WICKED GOOD BARBECUE: FEARLESS RECIPES FROM TWO DAMN YANKEES WHO HAVE WON THE BIGGEST, BADDEST BBQ COMPETITIONS IN THE WORLD by Andy Husbands.  Fair Winds Press, 2012. 641.76


BURGERS

Big hamburgerBOBBY FLAY’S BURGERS, FRIES, & SHAKES by Bobby Flay.  Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2009. 641.662 F592

BURGER BAR: BUILD YOUR OWN ULTIMATE BURGERS
by Hubert Keller.  John Wiley, c2009. 641.84 K29

BURGERS EVERY WAY: 100 RECIPES USING BEEF, CHICKEN, TURKEY, LAMB, FISH AND VEGETABLES by Emily Haft Bloom.  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, c2004. 641.66 B655

BURGERS: 50 RECIPES CELEBRATING AN AMERICAN CLASSIC by Rebecca Bent.  Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2004. 641.66 B475

THE GREAT BIG BURGER BOOK: 100 NEW AND CLASSIC RECIPES FOR MOUTHWATERING BURGERS EVERY DAY EVERY WAY by Jane Murphy .  Harvard Common Press, c2003. 641.66 M978

GREAT BURGERS: MOUTHWATERING RECIPES by Bob Sloan.  Chronicle Books, c2004. 641.662 S634

HAMBURGER: A GLOBAL HISTORY by Andrew F. Smith.  Reaktion, 2008. 641.84 S642

THE HAMBURGER: A HISTORY by Josh Ozersky.  Yale University Press, c2008. 641.84 O99

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