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Staff Reads: April 2015

Administrator : May 7, 2015 5:06 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlySo many books, so little space! There was such a large number of submissions in April, many with reviews and commentaries, that we have saved some for next month.

AND THE MISS RAN AWAY WITH THE RAKE by Elizabeth Boyle (PROM)

BONE GAP by Laura Ruby (YFIC)

BROKEN by Cynthia Eden (PROM)

CUBA STRAITS by Randy White (MYS, Audiobook)

ECHO by Pam Munoz Ryan (JFIC) • A wonderful new middle-grade book with three interwoven historical fiction stories and a fable all about the power of music to help us through hard times ~ Allison, Young People’s Services

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros (813.54 S219, YFIC, PF, Audiobook, Spanish Language Large Print)

GUARDIAN ANGEL by Sara Paretsky (MYS, Large Print)

THE GIRL ON THE TRAINbk girl by Paula Hawkins (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook, Large Print) •  Very Hitchcockesque storyline.
~Sue, Dunlap Branch

GOODNIGHT ALREADY by Jory John (JE)

HAWK by Ronie Kendig (IF)

THE HOMESCHOOL EXPERIMENT by Charity Hawkins (FIC)

HURRY UP, HOUDINI! By Mary Pope Osborne (JFIC, Audiobook)

THE LOST CITY: DISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN VIRTUES OF COMMUNITY IN THE CHICAGO OF THE 1950s  by Alan Ehrenhalt (977.311 E33)

ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes (ROM, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE MEDUSA PLOT by Gordon Korman (JFIC, Audiobook)

MISS JULIA LAYS DOWN THE LAW by Ann B. Ross (FIC)

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, Audio eBook, Large Print, Spanish Language) • Several staff members read this One Book, One Michiana selection.

ONE PLUS ONE by JoJo Moyes (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, Large Print)

A QUESTION OF DEATH: AN ILLUSTRATED PHRYNE FISHER TREASURYbk question
by Kerry Greenwood (MYS) • I love the Phryne Fisher mystery series, set in Australia, post-World War I. This collection of short stories and incidental recipes is even more delightful than the novels! Are you ready for a liberated woman with a mind of her own? Phryne is for you, too! ~Marsha, Administration

SHE IS MINE, A WAR ORPHAN’S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF SURVIVAL by Stephanie Fast (305.23086 F251) • Stephanie (who had several Korean names) was an outcast as a bi-racial child in the time of the Korean War. Her mother abandoned her when she was just 4 years old and she had to fend for herself in the wilderness. She should have died on numerous occasions, but the divine intervened and she lived to be adopted by an American missionary couple at the age of 9. Stephanie wrote this book not only to tell her story, but the story of millions of orphaned and abused children everywhere.  ~Erika, Newspapers and Magazines

SHADOW SPEAKER by Nnedi Okorafor

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME by Susan May Warren (IF)

THE TALE OF THE DUELING NEUROSURGEONS: THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN AS REVEALED BY TRUE STORIES OF TRAUMA, MADNESS, AND RECOVERY
by Sam Kean (617.48 K24)

THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS: CLEAR THE CLUTTER, FIND YOUR LIFE by Gail Blanke (648.5 B642)

WALK TO BEAUTIFUL: THE POWER OF LOVE AND A HOMELESS KID WHO FOUND THE WAYbk walk by Jimmy Wayne (Biography W3588, Audiobook) • Jimmy Wayne’s childhood is full of unbelievable neglect and abuse. His story from childhood to country singer and advocate for foster children is told with grace and humility • Deb, Dunlap Branch

THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: THE EPIC STORY OF AMERICA’S GREAT MIGRATION by Isabel Wilkerson (304.80973 W681) • This should be required reading in all American History classes. It is a compelling narrative about the migration of almost six million black Americans from the South to the northern and western parts of the U.S. from 1915 to 1970.  It is painful to read at times, learning of the violence and discrimination experienced by black people because of the color of their skin. Among many other things, we learn how Jim Crow practices in the South also infected other parts of our country through the true stories of three people who were part of the migration in 1937, 1945 and 1953.  ~Annette, Outreach Services

THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE by Stephen King (HOR, Audiobook)

YOU COULDN’T IGNORE ME IF YOU TRIED: THE BRAT PACK, JOHN HUGHES AND THEIR IMPACT ON A GENERATION by Susanna Gora (791.430233 G661)

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EPL Participating in Downtown Elkhart ArtWalk

Administrator : May 1, 2015 1:12 pm : Elkhart Public Library

The Elkhart Public Library is delighted to announce that we will be part of the Downtown Elkhart ArtWalk on May 13! Our Main Library at 300 S. 2nd Street (corner of High) will host a photography display. We will also be on the Civic Plaza with an art project.

Photography by Jane Hunter

The works of photographer Jane Hunter will be on display in our atrium. Born and raised in the country, Ms. Hunter specializes in photographing rural scenes and farm animals, as well as nature scenes, flowers and plants. She is co-founder of Victory Rural Photo.

Victory Rural Photo

Bookmarks on the Plaza

Be sure to stop by our table on the Civic Plaza and decorate a bookmark, and then bring it to the Library. The first 30 children who bring in their bookmarks will receive a free book provided by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.

Library Art Prints

Did you know that EPL has Art Prints available to check out with your Library Card? Be sure to include us in your ArtWalk excursion, and maybe take home a picture or two from the Library. You can even browse our collection ahead of time on Flickr. Go to tinyurl.com/EPL-ArtPrints. Click on any image in the gallery for an individual view of that print. Each image includes title, artist, size, and a link to its Library Catalog listing.

Visit the Elkhart ArtWalk Facebook page for updates on the event. See you on the 13th!

ArtWalk FB

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Library Bond to Benefit the Community

Administrator : April 30, 2015 1:21 pm : Elkhart Public Library

SL-Bonding THIS ONE

In 1963, the Elkhart Public Library moved from its original location to a beautiful new state-of-the-art building. The beauty of the Main Library has stood the test of time, but much has changed in 52 years. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, building codes have been updated, and library users and their needs have increased and expanded.

The Library is an important asset to the Elkhart community that should be accessible to all. To this end we are seeking a bond that will fund limited renovations which are described below.

ADA-compliant elevator

  • Our two public elevators are 52 years old. They are inaccessible to standard-sized wheelchairs, preventing access to the second floor (reference, nonfiction, newspapers, magazines, genealogy, and local history), and to the meeting rooms in the basement. They malfunction frequently, and replacement parts are no longer available.

Restrooms

  • The only ADA-compliant restroom is on the second floor, which cannot be accessed by people with standard-sized wheelchairs because of the elevator issues.
  • The proposed renovations would make our existing first floor restrooms ADA-compliant and add compliant restrooms near the basement meeting rooms.

Meeting rooms

  • Passageways and entrances to our basement meeting rooms would be widened to meet building code for public spaces.
  • The basement HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system, which dates back to 1963, would be replaced.
  • Aging light fixtures and worn carpets would be replaced in existing meeting rooms, and two more flexible meeting spaces would be added in the basement.
  • Several small study/conference rooms would be added on the second floor.

To make these and other improvements possible, we are requesting a 5-year bond. Though the bond is not the financial responsibility of the City or the County, Indiana law requires approval from both the Common Council (City of Elkhart) and the County Council.*

The Elkhart community deserves a Library that will meet the needs of our diverse population. More information about the proposed renovations, how they will benefit our community, and the process required is available here: http://tinyurl.com/EPL-Bond

* Update: Our bond issue has been approved by both councils! The construction bidding process will begin in August, and we hope to begin the work in November. If all goes as planned, our community will have a more user-friendly Main Library next spring! 

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Cookbook Corner: 2014 Cookbook Awards

Administrator : April 29, 2015 5:27 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookBookNewer600In the world of cookbooks there are two major annual awards, those given by the James Beard Foundation and those awarded by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. This Cookbook Corner includes award winners and finalists from 2014. The subjects covered are wide-ranging, from learning to cook with TWELVE RECIPES to comprehensive guides such as SAVEUR. Sample something from this eclectic collection and expand your repertoire of recipes.

www.jamesbeard.orgBAKING

THE BAKING BIBLE by Rose Levy Beranbaum.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
641.815 B482b

BAKING CHEZ MOI: RECIPES FROM MY PARIS HOME TO YOUR HOME ANYWHERE
by Dorie Greenspan. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.  641.86 G815b

IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT LOAF: A HOME BAKER’S ODYSSEY by Samuel Fromartz. Viking, 2014.  641.815 F931

www.iacp.comBEVERAGES

THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE
by Jeffrey Morgenthaler. Chronicle Books, 2ckbk bar book014.  641.874 M851

BAR TARTINE: TECHNIQUES & RECIPES by Nick Balla. Chronicle Books, 2014.  641.59794 B188

LIQUID INTELLIGENCE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF THE PERFECT COCKTAIL by Dave Arnold. W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
641.874 A753

PROOF: THE SCIENCE OF BOOZE by Adam Rogers. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.  663.1 R724

WINE: A TASTING COURSE by Marnie Old. DK Publishing, 2014.  641.22 O437w

www.jamesbeard.org

FOOD WRITING

BITTER: A TASTE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS FLAVOR, WITH RECIPES by Jennifer McLagan. Ten Speed Press, 2014.  664.07 M161 

THE LANGUAGE OF FOOD: A LINGUIST READS THE MENU by Dan Jurafsky. W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.  641.3009 J95

www.iacp.com

FUTURE FOOD

THE CHAIN: FARM, FACTORY, AND THE FATE OF OUR FOOD by Ted Genoways. Harper, 2014.  338.766492 G335

THE THIRD PLATE: FIELD NOTES ON THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Dan Barber. The Penguin Press, 2014.  641.302 B234

www.jamesbeard.org

INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS

THE CUBAN TABLE: A CELEBRATION OF FOOD, FLAVORS, AND HISTORY
ckbk cubanby Ana Sofia Pelaez. St. Martin’s Press, 2014.  641.597291 P381

A KITCHEN IN FRANCE: A YEAR OF COOKING IN MY FARMHOUSE by Mimi Thorisson. Clarkson Potter, 2014.  641.5944714 T492

MY PARIS KITCHEN: RECIPES AND STORIES by David Lebovitz.
Ten Speed Press, 2014.  641.5944 L449

THE SLANTED DOOR: MODERN VIETNAMESE FOOD by Charles Phan. Ten Speed Press, 2014.  641.59597 P535 

YUCATÁN: RECIPES FROM A CULINARY EXPEDITION by David Sterling. University of Texas Press, 2014.  641.597265 S838

www.iacp.com

SOUTHERN COOKING

THE B.T.C. OLD-FASHIONED GROCERY COOKBOOK: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM A SOUTHERN REVIVAL by Alexe Van Beuren. Clarkson Potter, 2014.  641.5975 V218

HERITAGE by Sean Brock. Artisan, 2014.  641.5975 B864

www.jamesbeard.org

TECHNIQUES

BUTCHERING POULTRY, RABBIT, LAMB, GOAT, PORK: THE COMPREHENSIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO HUMANE SLAUGHTERING AND BUTCHERING by Adam Danforth. Storey Publishing, 2014.  664.9029 D181b

MRS. WHEELBARROW’S PRACTICAL PANTRY: RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES FOR YEAR-ROUND PRESERVING by Cathy Barrow. W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
641.42 B278

www.iacp.com

VARIOUS TOPICS

A CHANGE OF APPETITE: WHERE HEALTHY MEETS DELICIOUS
ckbk Changeby Diana Henry. Mitchell Beazley, 2014.  641.563 H521

EGG: A CULINARY EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD’S MOST VERSATILE INGREDIENT by Michael Ruhlman. Little, Brown and Co, 2014.  641.675 R933

MEAT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW by Pat LaFrieda. Atria Books, 2014.  641.66 L169

PLENTY MORE: VIBRANT VEGETABLE COOKING FROM LONDON’S OTTOLENGHI by Yotam Ottolenghi. Ten Speed Press, 2014.  641.65 O91

SAVEUR: THE NEW CLASSICS COOKBOOK.  Weldon Owen Inc., 2014.  641.5 S266

TWELVE RECIPES by Cal Peternell. William Morrow, 2014.  641.5 P479

www.jamesbeard.org

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Now Showing! Movies @ EPL May/June 2015

Administrator : April 29, 2015 1:14 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Free Movies — With Popcorn!

Popcorn redderSaturday, May 2 • 1:15 pm  • Main Library
Comic Book Matinee 
Marvel’s The Avengers  • PG-13

Wednesday, May 6 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
The Wedding Ringer • R

Monday, May 11 • 4:30 pm  • Main Library
Fun Family Movie
The Book of Life • PG

Wednesday, May 20 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
Mortdecai  • R

Popcorn-03-redderMonday, June 1 • 4:00 pm • Main Library
Special Showing
Batman: Assault on Arkham • PG-13

Wednesday, June 3 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
American Sniper • R

Wednesday, June 17 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
Jupiter Ascending • PG-13

Friday, June 19 • 3:00 pm • Main Library
Superhero Movie
Big Hero 6 • PG

Wednesday, June 24 • 4:30 pm • Main Library
Superhero Movie
Planes: Fire & Rescue • PG

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