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Matt Schuld to Speak at Friends Annual Meeting

Administrator : March 10, 2014 9:38 am : Elkhart Public Library

Friends-medThe Friends of the Elkhart Public Library  will hold their Annual Membership Meeting Wednesday, March 19, at 6:00 pm at the Main Library. Everyone is invited to attend!

The Friends will welcome guest speaker, Matt Schuld, manager of the Elkhart County Historical Museum.  Mr. Schuld will talk about the Museum’s fine local history collection, as well its exciting events and developments. One such development is the recent collaboration with our own Elkhart Public Library in cataloging the book collection held in the Museum’s new Corson Library.

Following Mr. Schuld’s presentation, the Friends will hold their annual business meeting and election of officers.

 

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EPL Staff Reads: March 2014

Administrator : March 4, 2014 2:52 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyFrom aliens, geeks, cuckoos and peculiar children to Biblical women, forgiveness and animal lives… here are the books we are reading. How about you?

ALIEN RESEARCH by Gini Koch (PSF)

A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty (YA FIC)

CROSSED by Ally Condie (YA FIC)

THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Galbraith [aka J. K. Rowling] (MYS)

DARK WOLF by Christine Feehan (ROM)

Anna Madrigal

THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL by Armistead Maupin (FIC)

DEMON’S LEXICON by Sarah Rees Brennan (YA FIC)

GEEK: FANTASY NOVEL by E. Archer (YA FIC)

THE FINAL WARNING (MAXIMUM RIDE, book 4) by James Patterson (YA FIC)

HEAVENLY PLEASURES by Kerry Greenwood (MYS)

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros (FIC and 813.54 S219)

INNOCENT IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (MYS)

LifetimeLIFETIME: THE AMAZING NUMBERS IN ANIMAL LIVES by Lola Schaefer (JUV 591.56 S294)

LYING WITH STRANGERS by Jonnie Jacobs  • An exciting mystery! Why was the DA in such a bad part of town when he was shot?  Whose  bones have  just been unearthed?  Fast pace and multiple plot twists keep this moving along! ~ Debbie, Popular Materials

MARCH BOOK ONE by John Lewis (328.73092 L674m)

MIND MGMT by Matt Kindt (GN)

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs (YA FIC)

One lightONE LIGHT STILL SHINES: MY LIFE BEYOND THE SHADOW OF THE AMISH SCHOOLHOUSE SHOOTING by Marie Monville (277.3083 M815) • Written by the the widow of the shooter, Charles Monville. Terrific Book! ~ Judi, Newspapers & Magazines

RIPPER by Isabel Allende (FIC)

TERRIER (BEKA COOPER, book 1) by Tamora Pierce  (YA FIC)

ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME by Julie Berry (YA FIC)

WORKING WOMEN OF THE BIBLE: TIMELESS MENTORS FOR MODERN WOMEN by Susan Dimickele (220.92082 D582)

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Frozen: Cooking it Forward

Administrator : March 3, 2014 2:49 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastHappy March! Before you know it, we will be shedding overcoats, hats and gloves, and spending more time outdoors. Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a no-fuss meal? Here’s an idea for getting warm weather-ready: While players race back and forth on the basketball court, spend some time in the kitchen cooking ahead. Whether you cook enough for a week or an entire month, these cookbooks offer recipes for those who plan ahead.   When spring temperatures arrive and the outdoors is calling, dinner will be ready and waiting in the freezer!

THE BEST FREEZER COOKBOOK: 100 FREEZER FRIENDLY RECIPES, PLUS TIPS AND TECHNIQUES by Jan Main.   R. Rose, c2008. 641.6153 M224

CAN I FREEZE IT?:HOW TO USE THE MOST VERSATILE APPLIANCE IN YOUR KITCHEN by Susie Theodorou.   William Morrow, c2007. 641.6153 T388

DINNER IS READY!: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEZING 30 MEALS IN JUST ONE DAY! by Deanna Buxton.  Red Timer Inc., c2007. 641.555 B991

DON’T PANIC, DINNER’S IN THE FREEZER: GREAT-TASTING MEALS YOU CAN MAKE AHEAD by Susie Martinez.  Revell, 2005. 641.555 M385

DON’T PANIC, MORE DINNER’S IN THE FREEZER: A SECOND HELPING OF TASTY MEALS YOU CAN MAKE AHEAD by Susie Martinez.  Revell, c2009. 641.555 M385d

FROM WAREHOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE: MORE THAN 250 SIMPLE, SPECTACULAR RECIPES TO COOK, STORE, AND SHARE WHEN YOU BUY IN VOLUME by Sally Sampson.  Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006. 641.5 S192 cooking-03

MAKE-AHEAD MEALS: 100+ RECIPES FOR HOME-COOKED MEALS YOU CAN SERVE AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE by Victoria Shearer.  Sellers Pub., c2011. 641.555 S539

ONCE-A-MONTH COOKING: A PROVEN SYSTEM FOR SPENDING LESS TIME IN THE KITCHEN AND ENJOYING DELICIOUS, HOMEMADE MEALS EVERY DAY by Mimi Wilson.  St. Martin’s Press, 2007. 641.555 W751r

ONCE-A-MONTH COOKING FAMILY FAVORITES: MORE GREAT RECIPES THAT SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY FROM THE INVENTORS OF THE ULTIMATE DO-AHEAD DINNERTIME METHOD by Mimi Wilson. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009. 641.555 W751o

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Zinio: Download Magazines with your Library Card!

Administrator : March 2, 2014 2:31 pm : Elkhart Public Library

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Use your Elkhart Public Library card to download magazines to your computer, tablet or phone! No waiting list, no returns, no expiration date!

What you’ll need:

  • A computer or mobile device (tablet or smartphone) and an Internet connection
  • An email account
  • An Elkhart Public Library card in good standing (Resident and Non-Resident card holders may use Zinio)
  • A free account at EPL’s Zinio Magazine Collection (myepl.org/zinio)
  • A free account at Zinio.com
  • Zinio for Libraries app for off-line reading

How it works:

Zinio for Libraries read only app is available for Apple products, Android,  Kindle Fire* and PC/Macs.  Zinio’s “Instant Read” streamline and magazine download feature is available through the following web browsers; Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Note: The Zinio app is not available for the NOOK Color or Tablet.  Barnes and Noble does not allow Zinio to be downloaded from their app store.  Zinio may be accessible through the NOOK browser depending on the memory of your NOOK. * Kindle Fire users, if you are unable to access the Zinio app from your device, refer to this alternate download method  or view the video tutorial below.

Questions?

We would love to hear your thoughts on this new EPL service. Let us know in Speak Your Mind at the end of this post.

Edited March 2015 to reflect upgrades that simplify the Zinio experience.

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Big Library Read: Aida Mollenkamp’s Keys to the Kitchen

Administrator : February 14, 2014 9:10 am : Elkhart Public Library

SL-BigLibraryRead-KeysJoin libraries around the world for the Big Library Read global eBook reading club. Starting February 17, library card holders can download AIDA MOLLENKAMP’S KEYS TO THE KITCHEN on computers and devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, Android phones and tablets, and Kindles, via EPL’s  OverDrive eBook catalog.  There will be unlimited access to the eBook from February 17 until the morning of March 5.  No holds or waiting lists!  You will need your resident Elkhart Public Library card and an Internet-connected electronic device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Subtitled The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook, AIDA MOLLENKAMP’S KEYS TO THE KITCHEN contains more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes. Enhanced by an array of color photographs and informative illustrations, it includes a substantial technique primer and a wide range of how-to information, from rust removal to throwing a cocktail party. For the tech-savvy who do not know how but would like to cook, this essential reference guide makes an ideal starting place. For those already at ease in the kitchen it is full of “who knew” moments for expanding their repertoire of great recipes.  Chef Mollenkamp is widely known for her Food Network and Cooking Channel programs.

Join Overdrive for a live Facebook chat with the author on Wednesday 26 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time at http://tinyurl.com/kkoe43n.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and Chronicle Books, publisher of AIDA MOLLENKAMP’S KEYS TO THE KITCHEN.

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