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Third Thursday Trivia at Dunlap Branch

Administrator : December 29, 2016 10:28 am : Elkhart Public Library

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Test your knowledge of pop culture, sports, history, people, movies, TV, music, science and other random topics. Compete for prizes!

Bring a team of family, friends and/or coworkers, or come on your own and team up when you get here. All ages are welcome!

Dunlap Branch Trivia Night is the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm. Dates for 2017 are:

  • January 19

  • February 16

  • March 16

  • April 20

  • May 18

  • June 15

  • July 20

  • August 17

  • September 21

  • October 19

  • November 16

  • December 21

For more information, call the Dunlap Branch at 574-875-3100

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Now Showing: Movies @ EPL January/February

Administrator : December 23, 2016 10:53 am : Elkhart Public Library

 

Join us at the Main Library for a free movie and some popcorn!

 

Main Midweek Movies

Man's in a bucket of popcornMAGNIFICENT 7 (PG-13)
Wednesday, January 11 • 6:00 pm

DEEPWATER HORIZON (PG-13)
Wednesday, January 25 • 6:00 pm

THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS (PG-13)
Wednesday, February 8 • 6:00 pm

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (PG-13)
Wednesday, February 22 • 6:00 pm

 

Fun Family Movies

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG)
Monday, January 23 • 4:30 pm

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (PG)
Wednesday, February 1 • 4:30 pm

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Teens Only Movie

Retro Movie Night
Tuesday, January 31 • 4:00 pm
YOU CHOOSE THE MOVIE!

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Computer Classes – January/February 2017

Administrator : December 23, 2016 10:53 am : Elkhart Public Library

Classes fill up fast! Reserve your spot by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.

COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE

What do you want to learn? How to save files? Cut and paste? Email attachments? Library resources? E-books? Something else? Bring your questions, along with your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or ereader, for 30 minutes of individual training just for you! No mobile device? No problem! We will use a Library computer. Start your list of questions now!Computer, Laptop and Phone.

Computer One-on-One
Monday, January 9 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, January 12 • 2:30-4:30 pm
Thursday, January 19 • 9:30-11:30 pm
Thursday, February 9 • 9:30-11:30 pm
Monday, February 13 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, February 16 • 2:30-4:30 pm

 

BASIC MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

Learn to work with spreadsheets and worksheets; rows, columns, and cells; change the style, size, and color of fonts; justify text; cut, copy, and paste; format numbers as percentages, currency, etc.; and sort data. You must know how to use a mouse to attend this class.

Computer-mouse-blueBasic Microsoft Excel 2010
Wednesday, January 11 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

When you have completed Basic Microsoft Excel 2010, sign up for this class to learn about charts and worksheet references; COUNT(), MIN(), MAX() and AVERAGE() aggregate functions; importing/exporting delimited files, etc. You must know how to use a mouse to attend this class.

Computer-mouse-blueIntermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
Wednesday, January 18 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

WINDOWS 10 BASICS

Explore the Windows 10 desktop. Learn how to open, close, minimize, and resize windows; start and close programs; and save, rename, copy, and move files. You must know how to use a mouse to attend this class.

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Monday, January 23 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Monday, February 6 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

BASIC MICROSOFT WORD 2010

Learn to open, close, save, print, and create new documents, set margins, and use help files. Editing tips include line spacing, justifying text, changing font style, size, and color as well as using bold, italics, and underlining. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.

Computer-mouse-blueBasic Microsoft Word 2010
Monday, January 30 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

BASIC MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2010

Learn how to create a basic PowerPoint presentation. We will cover slide layouts, adding content, working with text boxes, transitions, viewing your slide show, and more! You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.

Computer-mouse-blueBasic Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Monday, February 27 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

Registration is required for all computer classes.
Sign up by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.

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Staff Favorites: Books We Enjoyed in 2016

Administrator : December 19, 2016 5:20 pm : Elkhart Public Library

book-imagination-pixabayWhat is the best book you read (or listened to) in 2016? When we asked our staff members, did they ever respond! To keep the list manageable, we pared it down to books that have been published in the last few years. Enjoy!

AYOTZINAPA, HORAS ETERNAS by Paula Mónaco Felipe (Spanish 364.154 M734 )

BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END by Atul Gawande (362.175 G284, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEARzbigmagic by Elizabeth Gilbert (153.35 G464, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book)

CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith (MYS, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

COOK KOREAN!: A COMIC BOOK WITH RECIPES by Robin Ha (641.59519 H111)

ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan (JFIC, Audiobook, Audio e-book)

ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell (YA FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book)

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (YA FIC, E-book, Audiobook)

FELLSIDEzfellside by M. R. Carey (FIC)

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON BY Kelly Regan Barnhill (JFIC, E-book)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by Jack Thorne (J & YA: 822.92 T511, E-book, Spanish Language)

HOMEWARD BOUND: THE LIFE OF PAUL SIMON by Peter Ames Carlin
(B S596)

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai (371.822 Y82, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print, Spanish Language)

ILLUMINAE (YA FIC, E-book, Audiobook) and the sequel GEMINA (YA FIC, Audiobook) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKSzimmortal by Rebecca Skloot (616.02774 S628, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print)

LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (FIC, Audiobook)

THE LONGEST DAY OF THE FUTURE by Lucas Varela (GN)

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (SF, Audiobook, Large Print)

ME BEFORE YOU and AFTER YOU by JoJo Moyes (ROM, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)

MR. MERCEDES TRILOGYzmrmercedes (MR. MERCEDES, FINDERS KEEPERS, and END OF WATCH) by Stephen King (HOR, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

THE PENNY POET OF PORTSMOUTH by Katherine Towler (811.54 T742)

REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron (MYS, Audiobook)

ROBERT B. PARKER’S BLACKJACK by Robert Knott (WES, Audiobook)

SACHIKO: A NAGASAKI BOMB SURVIVOR’S STORY by Caren Barzelay Stelson (940.54252 S824)

SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman (YA FIC)

THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS by various authors (306.73 S446)

A SEMI-CHARMING KIND OF LIFEzsemicharming by Suzanne Selfors (JFIC)

THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner (YA FIC, Audiobook)

SNOW WHITE by Matt Phelan (YAGN, JGN)

STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Doris Kearns Goodwin (973.7092, Large Print)

A THOUSAND NAKED STRANGER: A PARAMEDIC’S WILD RIDE TO THE EDGE AND BACK by Kevin Hazzard (362.18 H431)

THE TRESSPASSERztrespasser by Tana French (MYS, E-book)

TRUE BELIEVERS by Kurt Andersen (FIC)

THE UNFAIREST OF THEM ALL by Shannon Hale (JFIC)

WOLF HOLLOW by Lauren Wolk (JFIC, E-book)

YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler (792.7028 P743, E-book)

ZANE AND THE HURRICANE: A STORY OF KATRINA by W. R. Philbrick (JFIC)

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Staff Favorites: Movies We Watched in 2016

Administrator : December 19, 2016 9:28 am : Elkhart Public Library

Strip of film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the best movie you saw in 2016?
Here’s how the Elkhart Public Library staff answered.


AVATAR

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

THE BFGzbfg

CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR

THE CONJURING 2 (x2)

DEADPOOL (x3)

DOCTOR STRANGE

ELF

FINDING DORY (x3)

FREE STATE OF JONES

GHOSTBUSTERS (x3)

THE HUNGER GAMES, Parts 1-4

KEANU

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

LONGMIRE (TV series)

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

zstartrekTHE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (TV series)

STAR TREK BEYOND (X3)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (x2)

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

TMNT: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

UNBROKEN

WHIPLASH

ZOOTOPIA

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