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Live Raptor Experience @ EPL

Administrator : August 25, 2015 5:32 pm : Elkhart Public Library

SL-Raptor

Saturday, September 19 • 11:00 am

You are invited to a presentation by the Lake Milton Raptor Education Center at the EPL Main Library. Experience an up-close learning adventure featuring live birds of prey, including a bald eagle, a golden eagle, owls, and possibly more. Our speaker will teach us about the characteristics and habits of these majestic raptors, Great Horned Owl fledgling perched in treeand their relationship to the world around them.

All ages are welcome. Entry is free. Space is limited.

The Lake Milton Raptor Education Center is a non-profit organization that provides a permanent home for non-releasable wild birds of prey. The Center’s mission is that, through education and understanding, humans can live alongside these birds in harmony.

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This program is made possible through the generosity of the
Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.

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INSPIRE: Explore, Discover, Learn!

Administrator : August 25, 2015 5:31 pm : Elkhart Public Library

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Students, writers, researchers, lovers of learning, armchair browsers …

What do you want to know? Start your search on INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a comprehensive collection of databases and information resources, free to all Indiana residents with Internet access. (All locations of the Elkhart Public Library have public computers with Internet access, as well as WiFi connections.)

INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, library catalogs, and much more.

To access INSPIRE through the Elkhart Public Library website:

  • Go to myepl.org/info247
  • Select + INSPIRE Indiana’s Virtual Library
  • Click or tap Inspire or [Access from Home]
  • Begin exploring!

You can do a basic keyword search, an advanced search, or view all databases alphabetically (Databases A-Z) or grouped by subject (Databases by Subject).

Subject headings:

  • BiographiesKnowledge on Multicolor Puzzle.
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Do-It-Yourself
  • Education
  • Government and Military
  • Health and Medicine
  • Literature
  • Newspapers
  • Science and Technology
  • Student Search K-6
  • Student Search 6-12

If you are interested in genealogy, local history and/or Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial check out Indiana Memory and  Hoosier State Chronicles on the INSPIRE home page.

Screenshot- Indiana memories & Hoosier chronicles

Homework, health, hobbies, history, home improvement, music, art, technology, career, business, environment, entertainment …? What do you want to learn? Discover it on INSPIRE!

INSPIRE is a service of the Indiana State Library, and supported by the Indiana General General Assembly and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Photo credits
SL-Inspire photo credits

  1. Three Musicians – Tomb of Nakht, Thebes; Public Domain
  2. Natural History Museum by Michael D Beckwith; Wickimedia Commons
  3. Wylie Gustafson,”Yahoo!” Yodeler by Bill Watts; Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
  4. Kheel Center ILGWU Local 91 class –Unknown; Creative Commons License 2.0
  5. Solar system scale-2 via NASA; Public Domain
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Computer Classes September/October 2015

Administrator : August 25, 2015 12:18 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Our fall schedule includes One-on-One and Tablet Training sessions, as well as classes on Windows 7, email, MS Word, and MS Excel. Reserve your spot by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.

COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE

computer keyboard help buttonWhat do you want to learn? Saving files? Cut and paste? Email attachments? Library resources? eBooks? 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 One-on-One
Thursday, September 10  • 9:30-11:30 am
Monday, September 21 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Monday, October 5 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, October 15 • 2:30-4:30 pm

 

TABLET TRAINING

Do you have a tablet or an eReader and need some pointers on using it? We can help! Bring your tablet and your questions for a 30-minute individual session. We will work with you to help you better understand your device and how to use it for accessing eBooks and other Library resources.

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Tablet Training
Tuesday, September 15 • 9:30-11:30 am
Tuesday, October 13 • 9:30-11:30 am

 

WINDOWS 7 BASICS

Explore the Windows 7 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 register for this class.

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Monday, September 14 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

EMAIL BASICS

Learn how to open and read email, compose new messages, reply to and forward messages, open and add attachments, delete unwanted email, and navigate mailbox folders. You must have an active email account and know the password to register for this class. If you do not have an email account, come 30 minutes before class is scheduled so someone can assist you with setting one up.

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Monday, September 28 • 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.

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Monday, October 12 • 6:30-7:45 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 register for this class.

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Monday, October 19 • 6:30-7:45

 

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.

Computer-mouse-blueIntermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
Monday, October 26 • 6:30-7:45

 

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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Now Showing: Movies @ EPL September/October 2015

Administrator : August 24, 2015 10:21 am : Elkhart Public Library

Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy some fresh popcorn
and a movie at the Main Library.

Main Midweek Movie

AGE OF ADALINECinema tickets on retro rays background, vector. (PG-13)
Wednesday, September 9 • 6:00 pm

FURIOUS 7 (PG-13)
Wednesday, September 23 • 6:00 pm

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (PG-13)
Wednesday, October 7 • 6:00 pm

SAN ANDREAS (PG-13)
Wednesday, October 21 • 6:00 pm

 

Fun Family Movie

STRANGE MAGICMovie-family (PG)
Wednesday, September 2 • 4:45 pm

CINDERELLA (2015) (PG)
Wednesday, September 30 • 4:45 pm

To be announced*
Monday, October 12 • 4:45 pm

To be announced*
Wednesday, October 28 • 4:45 pm

*October’s Fun Family Movie titles will be posted above when they become available.

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Staff Reads

Administrator : August 18, 2015 9:43 am : Elkhart Public Library

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The books we are enjoying this summer:

ALIEN DIPLOMACY by Gini Koch (PSF, eBook)

ALIEN VS. ALIEN by Gini Koch (PSF, eBook)

ALIEN IN THE HOUSE by Gini Koch (PSF, eBook)

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE  by Anthony Doerr (FIC, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print)

AN AMERICAN PLAGUE: THE TRUE AND TERRIFYING STORY OF THE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC OF 1793 by Jim Murphy (614.541 M978, Audiobook)

AN AMISH BUGGY RIDE by Sarah Price (IF, Audiobook)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery (JFIC, YA FIC,  Audiobook, eBook, et. al.)

BODIES FROM THE ICE: MELTING GLACIERS AND THE RECOVERY OF THE PAST00 bodies
by James Deem (569.9 D311b)

THE BIG SLEEP by Raymond Chandler (MYS, Audiobook, eBook)

BLACKLIST by Sara Paretsky (MYS, Audiobook, eBook,
Large Print)

BUBBLES UNBOUND by Sarah Strohmeyer (MYS, Audiobook)

BUBBLES IN TROUBLE by Sarah Strohmeyer (MYS, Audiobook)

CRYSTAL KINGDOM by Amanda Hocking (YA PFAN)

THE DARK HORSE by Craig Johnson (MYS)

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V. E. Schwab (FAN). • I loved this fantasy novel and I’m dying for the sequel! ~Allison, Young People’s Services

THE DIVER’S CLOTHES LIE EMPTY00 divers by Vida Vendela (FIC)

THE DOG MASTER by W. Bruce Cameron (FIC)

FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella (YA FIC) • Kinsella’s first YA book hits all the right notes. It is a poignant, funny, sweet story about a girl overcoming her anxiety amid the antics of her laugh-out-loud family. ~Allison, Young People’s Services

THE FRIENDS OF JESUS by Karen Kingsbury (IF, Audiobook)

FROG MUSIC by Emma Donoghue (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print) • Audiobook review: Wow!  A beautifully written, exquisitely read historical novel of murder outside of San Francisco in 1876.  Based on an actual murder described in the newspapers of the day, Emma Donoghue skillfully crafts a compelling story of murder and intrigue while capturing the realities of being a powerless woman in that time and place.  Artful use of French and American songs and lullabies helps transport the listener to the days when the west was young and filled with immigrants.  ~Jane Garoutte

FUNNY GIRL by Nick Hornby (FIC, Audiobook, eBook)

GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, Large Print)
00 go • Don’t get your hopes up too high about this Harper Lee book; it is not TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. But if you can read it as its own story, you do get a depiction of the different thought processes about “integrating” the “Negro” into the American culture. You definitely won’t agree with everything that is stated. But as with most things in life, nothing is completely black or white and I think you’ll find something to mull over in both sides. ~Deb, Dunlap Branch

THE HARDER THEY COME by T. C. Boyle (FIC, Audiobook, eBook)

THE IMAGINARY by A. F. Harrold (JFIC)

JINN AND JUICE by Nicole Peeler (PFAN)

KETO CLARITY: YOUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE BENEFITS OF A LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT DIET by Jimmy Moore (613.2833 M82)

KISSES FROM KATIE: A STORY OF RELENTLESS LOVE AND REDEMPTION00 kisses
by Katie Davis (362.73092 D262) • Katie feels God calling her to Uganda. She and her mother visit for a brief time over Christmas during Katie’s senior year in high school. She returns after graduation to spend one year there teaching kindergarten. Katie is so touched by the love of the children, despite (or because of!) their extremely impoverished living conditions, she starts a non-profit ministry to enable more children to go to school, and to be fed and clothed. She adopts numerous Ugandan girls whose families don’t have the means to care for them or who have been orphaned. Katie does all this through her amazing faith in God. This book really brings to light the struggles that many people live with on a daily basis. Her ministry (Amazima) offers ways that we can make a difference as well. ~Erika, Newspapers & Magazines

THE LADY AND THE UNICORN by Tracy Chevalier (FIC, Spanish Language)

LOST GATE by Orson Scott Card (FAN, SF, Audiobook)

P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU00 ps by Jenny Han (YA FIC) • A sequel that might be even better than the first. It truly captures what it is like to be a teenager and in your first relationship. A great, fun, young adult read. ~Allison, Young People’s Services

MAGIC TREE HOUSE COLLECTION, BOOKS 1-8 by Mary Pope Osborne (JFIC, Audiobook)

THE ORCHARDIST by Amanda Coplin (FIC, Audiobook)

PROJECT FATHERHOOD: A STORYOF COURAGE AND HEALING IN ONE OF AMERICA’S TOUGHEST COMMUNITES by Jorja Leap (306.8742 L437)

ROGUES00 rogues compiled by George R. R. Martin (FAN, eBook) • A collection of 21 short stories by a variety of popular authors crossing a variety of genres. The common thread is that each has at least one roguish character.  31+ hours of listening (mostly) pleasure. My favorite story was “The Lightning Tree,” a fantasy story by Patrick Rothfuss, author of the KINGKILLER CHRONICLE series, which is now at the top of my what to read next list! ~ Jane, Administration

SAINT ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen (YA FIC, Audiobook)

THE SCARLET THREAD by Francine Rivers (IF, Audiobook, Large Print)

SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older (YA FIC)

SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi (YPF)

THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, Large Print)

TOTAL RECALL by Sara Paretsky (MYS)

ULTRAMETABOLISM by Mark Hyman, M.D. (613.25 H996, Large Print)

UNSPOKEN by Dee Henderson (IF, Audiobook, Large Print)

WAITING IS NOT EASY by Mo Willems (J Easy Reader)

WHEN DID WHITE TRASH BECOME THE NEW NORMAL?: A SOUTHERN LADY ASKS THE IMPERTINENT QUESTION by Charlotte Hays (305.56 H425)

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