Book Clubs Unite for April Meeting

Administrator : March 21, 2013 2:30 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Joining Together

The Main Library Book Club is meeting with the Osolo Branch 2nd Monday Night Page Turners for one month. The Main Library Book Club’s April selection, CHOCOLAT, has been rescheduled for the July meeting.

April Selection

Killer Angels book coverThe combined clubs will meet at the Osolo Branch on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss KILLER ANGELS by Michael Shaara. KILLER ANGELS, a novel of the Civil War, is this year’s One Book, One Michiana selection.

One Book, One Michiana

One Book, One Michiana 2013, will run from April 1 to May 11.  Elkhart Public Library has a fascinating line-up of activities planned! We will bring you  the details in an upcoming Library News post.  For a preview, check out our April Events Calendar.






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What’s Happening @ Your EPL: March 18-23

Administrator : March 15, 2013 4:16 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Kids, Teens

Activities, programs  & meetings for the week of March 18-23, 2013. Click on an event for details and sign-up information.



10:00 a.m. – Story Time (ages 2-6)
3:30 p.m. – Kids’ Book Club (3rd & 4th grade)

3:30 p.m. – After School Special (K-6th grade)


10:00 a.m. – Preschool Time (ages 4-6)

10:00 a.m. – Toddler Time (ages 2-3)


12 -5 p.m. – Free Tax Assistance (VITA)
6:30 p.m. – Internet for Beginners class
6:30 p.m. – Book Club: CITY OF THIEVES

4:00 p.m. – Teen Manga Club (ages 12-18)
5:30 p.m. – EPL Board of Directors Meeting

10:00 a.m. – Windows Basics computer class
2-7 p.m. – Free Tax Assistance (VITA)
4:00 p.m. – Family Movie: WRECK IT RALPH
6:00 p.m. – Friends of EPL Annual Membership Meeting

2-4 p.m. – Computer Tutor One-on-One classes

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Free Tax Assistance (VITA)


3:30 p.m. – After School Special (ages 6 and up)

10:00 a.m. – Story Time (ages 2-5)

9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Free Tax Assistance (AARP)


10:00 a.m. – Story Time (ages 2-6)


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Create Book Lists in Your Library Account

Administrator : March 13, 2013 10:44 am : Elkhart Public Library, Teens

Does this sound familiar? You are browsing our online catalog and run across a title you want to remember for future check-out. You jot it  on a scrap of paper. A few weeks later you are at the Library looking for something to read. If ONLY you could remember where you put that piece of paper!

We have a solution: a simple way to list items for later check-out, keep track of EPL books you have read, perhaps collect titles on a specific subject for future reference …  Create and save lists to your EPL online account!  You can log into your account from home, work or any Public Access Catalog computer at any EPL location  and find your lists where you need them, when you need them!

Follow these steps to start creating your own lists.

How to create a list:

  1. Sign into your Elkhart Public Library account, using your library card number and PIN.
  2. On the left side of the screen, beyond the “my account” information find the My Lists box.lists 1
  3. Click on the plus sign next to My Lists.
  4. Click on Create new saved list. This will open a new page where you will create your list.lists 2
  5. Enter a title for your list in the text bar, and then click Create list.lists 3-a
  6. A new page will come up, confirming the creation of your list. To create another list, click on Create new saved title list and follow the instructions in step 5.

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Now that you have created your list(s), you are ready to add titles.

How to add titles to a list

  1. Click  SEARCH on the navigation bar and select the type of search you want to perform. The most commonly used is “keyword.”add list 6
  2. Type what you are  searching  for and click Go!
  3. When you find the title you were looking for, or if you see something that interests you, click on the blue text that reads Add to Listadd list 1
  4. Click on the list where you want to save the title. add list 2

The word (added) will appear in red. Congratulations! You have successfully saved the title to your list!

add list 3-aReviewing, Sharing and Printing your lists

6. To review any list, find  My Lists on the left side of the screen. Select any list to see the titles it contains.

add list 4-a7.  Once you have opened a list, look at the top right corner, just under the navigation bar.  To print your list, select Printer Friendly and follow your usual process for printing.  To send it as an email, click Email List.

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Teen Tech Week

Allison : March 11, 2013 4:56 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Teens

130310 Teen Tech Week Logo

The library is celebrating Teen Tech Week, March 10-16! Teen Tech Week is all about using technology at the library, so this is what we are going to do. The library is offering three great technology programs the week of March 10-16. Check in at all three!

Teen Wii Tuesday, March 12 at 4:00.

Join us as we play the Nintendo Wii and challenge your friends in your favorite games!

E-book Demos Wednesday, March 13 at 4:00.

Learn about all the different types of e-readers and tablets in our devices petting zoo. Learn how to check out e-books from the library.

Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge Friday, March 15 at 4:00.

You’ve seen those machines that use a a complex series of marbles, dominoes, and pulleys to make your breakfast. We’re going to build one at the library! Challenge: to make build a machine that uses a chain reaction to complete a simple task. We’ll have all the supplies, you bring the ideas. Compete with other teams for the prize!



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AWE Early Literacy Computer

Allison : March 8, 2013 3:23 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Kids

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Elkhart Public Library has received the grant of an AWE Early Literacy Computer.

The Literacy Computer is an all-inclusive educational computer designed for children ages 2-8. The computer is equipped with a touchscreen, a mouse, and a color-coded keyboard. There are over 60 educational games and activities preloaded onto the computer.

Games include Diego’s Safari Rescue, JumpStart Learning, Kid Pix 3D, Sesame Street, and many more!

Come to the library with your child to try it out today. Your child does not need a library card to use the computer. Just come to the Children’s Desk to ask for the day’s password. Your child will enjoy the intuitive interface and games with their favorite characters, all while learning valuable skills.

This project is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.

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