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Learn the Art of Zentangle® at the Dunlap Branch

Administrator : September 11, 2015 4:12 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Do you doodle when you are on the phone or waiting for an appointment? Why not try some directed doodling and create something amazing? Join Pam Eggers at the the Dunlap Branch Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm. She will show us how to make cards using the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing.

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Image by Victoria Hauber on Flickr, used with permission: CC BY 2.0

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Bookmobile for Sale

Administrator : September 4, 2015 11:33 am : Elkhart Public Library

Update: 9/16/15
SOLD!

Update: 9/21/15
If you missed this one, we have another one! 
Another Bookmobile for Sale

Looking for a mobile library for your organization? How about a unique tailgating vehicle?

The EPL Bookmobile could be just the thing! It’s up for auction.
Check it out at PublicSurplus.com.

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September 16 ArtWalk; Community Art Project

Administrator : September 2, 2015 4:35 pm : Elkhart Public Library

The Elkhart Public Library is organizing the community art project for the Downtown Elkhart ArtWalk on September 16. Stop by the Civic Plaza between 5 & 8 pm to help us create an amazing work of art! We will be using permanent markers and recycled plastic bottles to create a sculpture inspired by Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures.
Chihuly Chandelier Georgetown Elementary Art Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits:

Glass chandelier “Fire and Water” by Dale Chihuly; Photograph by Djampa Utilisateur on Wikimedia Commons
Georgetown Elementary Chihuly Art Project

Mark Lowdermilk will be at the Main Library with his paintings on glass, wood and canvas.

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Check Out an eBook Sept. 18 for a Chance to Win a Gift Card

Administrator : September 2, 2015 2:21 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Celebrate Read an eBook Day September 18, 2015:
You could win an Amazon Gift Card!

The Elkhart Public Library (EPL) and Overdrive are celebrating Read an eBook Day Friday, September 18 by encouraging patrons to check out items from our digital collection and letting us know about it.

Check out an eBook on downloads.myepl.org or through the Overdrive app on September 18.  Post the title, along with #eBookLove on one or more of EPL’s social media for a chance to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift card:

  • Twitter: Tweet title checked out with an at reply of @myepl, including hashtag #eBookLove.
  • Facebook:  Go to facebook.com/myEPL; post the title along with #eBookLove.
  • Instagram: Go to instagram.com/myepl. On the picture of  Elkhart Public Library’s digital home page, post a comment which includes title checked out and hashtag #eBookLove.

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Elkhart Public Library digital home page

Posting to any of these social media channels will automatically enter you into a drawing for a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

To be eligible for the drawing, the post(s):

  • Must be made on September 18, 2015
  • Must include the hashtag #eBookLove

By participating in Read an eBook Day, the Elkhart Public Library is eligible to win credit from Overdrive toward purchasing more eBooks
for your reading pleasure.

Participation is open to all EPL patrons. Staff members are welcome, even encouraged, to post, but neither Elkhart Public Library staff members nor their immediate families will be entered in the drawing.

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Cookbook Corner: Quick & Easy Does It

Administrator : August 26, 2015 9:56 am : Elkhart Public Library

 

COOKBOOK CORNER: QUICK & EASY DOES IT

by Marsha Eilers

CookBookNewer600Summer is evaporating with the heat of August and early September. If the months just sped by, fall will seem even busier. Time again to search out the easiest and quickest meals to share with family and friends before everyone rushes off to practice, or lessons, or club meetings. It has been over five years since Cookbook Corner highlighted quick and easy cooking, so here are some of the newer titles at the Main Library and branches. 

BAKELESS SWEETS: PUDDING, PANNA COTTA, FLUFF, ICEBOX CAKE, AND MORE NO-BAKE DESSERTS by Faith Durand.  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2013. 641.86 D948

BETTY CROCKER QUICK & EASY: 30 MINUTES OR LESS TO DINNER by Betty Crocker.  Wiley, c2012. 641.555 C938qu

z chefsCHEFS’ EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS: 100 FAST & DELICIOUS RECIPES FROM STAR CHEFS.  Food & Wine, Time Inc. Affluent Media Group, 2014. 641.555 C515

COME HOME TO SUPPER: OVER 200 SATISFYING CASSEROLES, SKILLETS, AND SIDES (DESSERTS, TOO!) TO FEED YOUR FAMILY WITH LOVE by Christy Jordan.  Workman Publishing, 2013. 641.54 J82

THE DINNERTIME SURVIVAL COOKBOOK: DELICIOUS, INSPIRING MEALS FOR BUSY FAMILIES by Debra Ponzek.  Running Press, c2013. 641.555 P819

EASY GOURMET: AWESOME RECIPES ANYONE CAN COOK by Stephanie Le.
Page Street Publishing Co., 2014. 641.512 L433

z fineFINE COOKING MAKE IT TONIGHT: 150 QUICK & DELICIOUS WEEKNIGHT MEALS.  Taunton Press, c2012. 641.555 F495

THE FRESH 20: 20-INGREDIENT MEAL PLANS FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS 5 NIGHTS A WEEK by Melissa Lanz.
William Morrow, c2013. 641.54 L297

GREAT EASY MEALS: 250 FUN & FAST RECIPES.  Hyperion, c2011. 641.555 G786

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING FAST WEEKNIGHT FAVORITES!: SIMPLY DELICIOUS MEALS IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS.  Hearst Books, c2011. 641.555 G646hf

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING WEEKNIGHT EASY: 185 REALLY QUICK, SIMPLY DELICIOUS RECIPES.  Hearst Books, 2014. 641.555 G646hw

z howHOW TO COOK EVERYTHING FAST: A BETTER WAY TO COOK GREAT FOOD by Mark Bittman.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. 641.555 B624h

JAMIE OLIVER’S MEALS IN MINUTES by Jamie Oliver.  Hyperion, c2011. 641.555 O48

MICHAEL SYMON’S 5 IN 5: 5 FRESH INGREDIENTS
+ 5 MINUTES = 120 FANTASTIC DINNERS
 
by Symon.
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2013. 641.555 S988

THE NO TIME TO COOK! BOOK: 100 MODERN, SIMPLE RECIPES IN 20 MINUTES OR LESS by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr.  DK Publishing, 2015. 641.555 R812

QUICK & EASY COMFORT COOKBOOK: MORE THAN 150 MOUTHWATERING RECIPES by Art Ginsburg.  Cogin, Inc., c2011. 641.555 G493q

z robinROBIN TAKES 5: 500 RECIPES, 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS, 500 CALORIES OR LESS, 5 NIGHTS PER WEEK, 5:00 PM
by Robin Miller.  Andrews McMeel, c2011. 641.555 M649rt

SINFUL SWEETS & TASTY TREATS: MORE THAN 150 DESSERTS SURE TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH.  Cogin, Inc., 2013. 641.86 S616

SOUTHERN LIVING WHAT’S FOR SUPPER SIX O’CLOCK SOLUTIONS: 30 MINUTE MEAL PLANS FOR DELICIOUS WEEKNIGHT MEALS.  Oxmoor House, c2013. 641.555 S727Lw

THE TASTE OF HOME COOKBOOK: BEST-LOVED RECIPES FROM HOME COOKS LIKE YOU.  Reader’s Digest, RDA Enthusiast Brands, 2014. 641.555 T215

z weeknightWEEKNIGHT WONDERS: DELICIOUS, HEALTHY DISHES IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS by Ellie Krieger.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 641.555 K92

WEIGHT WATCHERS COOK IT FAST: 250 RECIPES IN 15, 20, 30 MINUTES.  St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014. 641.5635 W41c

WOMAN’S DAY EASY EVERYDAY DINNERS: GO-TO FAMILY RECIPES FOR EACH NIGHT OF THE WEEK.  Hearst Books, 2013. 641.555 W872

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