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We’re In It to Win It: Cardboard Boat Race 2014

Administrator : August 13, 2014 1:12 pm : Elkhart Public Library

SL-Boat2013The EPL Friend-Ship, 2013 Cardboard Boat Race entry

We came in third last year. This year we’re aiming for FIRST. Our crew is hard at work constructing a lean, mean rowing machine. Come on out and cheer us on!

What Floats Your (cardboard) Boat Race

Presented by the United Way of Elkhart County • Friday, August 22 • 3:00 pm
LaSalle Bristol Corporate Pond • 601 C.R. 17 • Elkhart

Many thanks to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library
who, again this year, provided our entry fee for the race!

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See Pictures of last year’s race on Flickr

Watch for updates on the United Way of Elkhart County Facebook page.

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EPL Staff Reads: July 2014

Administrator : August 4, 2014 3:58 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyWe read mostly fiction and genre fiction in July, including quite a few Young Adult (YA) novels. One staffer in Young People’s Services immersed herself in children’s poetry. Enjoy!

ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner (FIC; Audio Book; Large Type) • I have seen this book at the top of many “beach reads” lists – as well it should be. It is about a mom who is having trouble balancing her “perfect” life: a handsome husband, an adorable little girl, a job she loves… One day, while waiting in her doctor’s office, she happens upon a magazine quiz about addiction. Too many “yes” answers make her wonder if pills are too important in her life. Vicodin, after all, was prescribed by her own doctor. But that is just the beginning of her addiction. A very enjoyable book. I was sorry it had to end. ~ Debbie, Popular Materials

ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 4: ALL-DIFFERENT by Brian Michael Bendis (YA GN)

ASHESArchetype (ASHES TRILOGY, #1) by Ilsa Bick (YA FIC)

AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (FIC)

ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters (SF)

CYADOR’S HEIRS by L. E. Modesitt (FAN)

ELEGY FOR EDDIE by Jacqueline Winspear (MYS; Audio Book)

I’m reading GOD LESS AMERICA by Todd Starnes (323.442 S795), a book that I requested. The subtitle is REAL STORIES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE ATTACK ON TRADITIONAL VALUES. My sister-in-law read it first and told me every Christian should read it. I’m going a step further and saying everyone should read it!
~ Judi, Newspapers & Magazines

HADRIAN, LORD OF HOPE by Grace Burrowes (ROM)

MARS INC. THE BILLIONAIRE’S CLUB by Ben Bova (SF)

THE NIGHT GARDENER: A SCARY STORY by Jonathan Auxier (J FIC)

OTHERWISE ENGAGED by Amanda Quick (ROM)

PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama (YA FIC)Runner

RUNNER by Patrick Lee (FIC; Audio eBook; Large Type)

SKIN GAME by Jim Butcher (FAN; Audio Book)

VIXEN IN VELVET by Loretta Chase (PROM)

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart (YA FIC; YA Audio Book)

WHAT HAPPENS AT CHRISTMAS by Victoria Alexander (ROM; eBook; Audio Book)

WHEN DAY BREAKS by Maya Banks (PROM)

Series

TROUBLESHOOTERS  by Suzanne Brockmann (ROM; some in eBook & Audio Book formats)
TROUBLESHOOTERS in order at SuzanneBrockmann.com

Troubleshooters Breaking the RulesTroubleshooters Hot PursuitTroubleshooters Into the FireTroubleshooters Over the EdgeTroubleshooters Unsung Hero

 

 

 

 

Children’s Poetry

BUGS: POEMS ABOUT CREEPING THINGS by David L. Harrison (J 811.54 H318bu)

DOODLE DANDIES: POEMS THAT TAKE SHAPE by J. Patrick Lewis (J 811.54 L674d)

FREEDOM LIKE SUNLIGHT: PRAISESONGS FOR BLACK AMERICANS by J. Patrick Lewis
(J 811.54 L674fr)

THE GREAT MIGRATION: JOURNEY TO THE NORTH by Eloise Greenfield (811.54 G812g)

THE ICE CREAM STORE: POEMSOld Elm Speaks by Dennis Lee (J 811.54 L477)

THE MOUSE WAS OUT AT RECESS by David Harrison
(J 811.54 H318m)

OLD ELM SPEAKS: TREE POEMS by Kristine O’Connell George
(J 811.54 G348o)

PIECES: A YEAR IN POEMS & QUILTS by Anna Grossnickle Hines
(J 811.54 H662)

POCKETFUL OF POEMS by Nikki Grimes (J 811.54 G862p)

THERE ONCE WAS A VERY ODD SCHOOL AND OTHER LUNCHBOX LIMERICKS by Stephen Krensky (J 811.54 K92)

TOOTS THE CAT by Karla Kuskin (J 811.54 K97to)

VACATION: WE’RE GOING TO THE OCEAN by David L. Harrison (J 811.54 H318v)

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Cookbook Corner: Lunchbox Surprise

Administrator : August 4, 2014 2:16 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastIt is back to school time, and time to rethink what might go into those lunchboxes and brown bags for the boys and girls to eat.  A number of newer titles are available at the Elkhart Public Library, emphasizing quick and easy meals, as well as healthy ones.  Ideas and recipes abound, from those promising to be kid-approved to those for vegan and gluten-free diets.  Try something new in the brown bag and re-energize your children for an afternoon of learning.

BEATING THE LUNCH BOX BLUES: FRESH IDEAS FOR LUNCHES ON THE GO!  by J. M. Hirsch.  Rachael Ray Books, Atria, 2013.  641.53 H669

BEST LUNCH BOX EVER: IDEAS AND RECIPES FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES KIDS WILL LOVE by Katie Sullivan Morford.  Chronicle Books, 2013.  41.53 M846

THE BROWN BAG LUNCH COOKBOOK by Miriam Jacobs. Globe Pequot Press, c2004.   641.534 J17

5-MINUTE LUNCHBOX: THE BUSY FAMILY’S GUIDE TO PACKING DELICIOUSLY SIMPLE, KID-APPROVED HEALTHY LUNCHES by Kimberly A. Young.  Healthy Little Cooks, c2013.  641.53 Y73

Cookbook Healthy LunchTHE HEALTHY LUNCHBOX: HOW TO PLAN, PREPARE & PACK STRESS-FREE MEALS KIDS WILL LOVE by Marie McClendon.  Small Steps Press, c2005.   641.534 M126

LUNCH BOXES AND SNACKS: OVER 120 HEALTHY RECIPES, FROM DELICIOUS SANDWICHES AND SALADS TO HOT SOUPS AND SWEET TREATS by Annabel Karmel.  New, expanded ed.   Atria Books, 2007.  641.53 K18

LUNCH IS IN THE BAG!: A CELEBRATION OF THE MIDDAY MEAL by Marion O. Celenza.  Cherry Lane Lithographers Corp., c2008.  641.53 C392

LUNCH LESSONS: CHANGING THE WAY WE FEED OUR CHILDREN by Ann Cooper.  Collins, c2006.  613.2083 C776

THE LUNCHBOX BOOK by Sandy Harper.  New Holland, 2008.  641.534 H295

STEALTH HEALTH: IRRESISTIBLE AND NUTRITIOUS GLUTEN-FREE SANDWICHES, WRAPS AND OTHER EASY TREATS by Tracy Griffith.  Page Street Publishing, c2013.  641.5622 G854

VEGAN LUNCH BOX: 130 AMAZING, ANIMAL-FREE LUNCHES KIDS AND GROWN-UPS WILL LOVE! by Jennifer McCann.  Da Cookbook Vegan lunchCapo Lifelong, 2008.   641.5636 M122

WEELICIOUS LUNCHES: THINK OUTSIDE THE LUNCH BOX WITH MORE THAN 160 HAPPIER MEALS by Catherine McCord.  William Morrow, 2013.  641.53 M131

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR LUNCH? by Mona Meighan.  Book Publishers Network, c2012.  641.53 M512

YUM-YUM BENTO BOX: FRESH RECIPES FOR ADORABLE LUNCHES by Crystal Watanabe.  Quirk Books, c2010.  641.534 W324

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Overdrive Challenge Winners!

Administrator : July 28, 2014 9:31 am : Elkhart Public Library

SL-OD Challenge winner-corrected

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who borrowed eBooks and audio eBooks in June!
Because of you, we won $2,500 to use for building our digital collection.

The Challenge

To raise awareness of digital library lending, Overdrive, EPL’s digital media supplier, offered $2,500 in content credit as an incentive for libraries to increase eBook/audio eBook circulation by 50% during June. For us, that would have been 1,911 downloads. You came through! Our final total was 1,975 – a 55% increase. We win; you win! Watch for an influx of new titles, coming soon.

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Day or night, on the go or in the comfort of your home, visit downloads.myepl.org, and start reading or listening to books on your phone, tablet, laptop, or PC.

 

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Cookbook Corner: Ice Cream and More

Administrator : July 3, 2014 5:26 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastJuly is National Ice Cream month.  Celebrate summer with any of the tasty treats you can concoct from the books listed below.  There are several new arrivals, published this spring.  Make your own frozen delights such as salted caramel ice cream or watermelon granita.  For gourmet tastes, try recipes for Mocha Pecan Mud Pie or Cannoli Ice Cream Pie.  Cheat the heat and cool off with some ice cream, regular or vegan, or frozen yogurt, ices, sorbets or granitas.  Chill!

THE CIAO BELLA BOOK OF GELATO & SORBETTO: BOLD, FRESH FLAVORS TO MAKE AT HOME by F. W. Pearce. Clarkson Potter, c2010.
641.863 P359

COOKIES & CREAM: HUNDREDS OF WAYS TO MAKE THE PERFECT ICE CREAM SANDWICH by Tessa Arias.  Running Press, c2013.
641.862 A696

HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT: 56 DELICIOUS FLAVORS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME by Nicole Weston.  Storey Publishing, 2014.
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ICE CREAM SANDWICHES: 65 RECIPES FOR INCREDIBLY COOL TREATS by Donna Egan.  Ten Speed Press, 2013.
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JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAM DESSERTS by Jeni Britton Bauer.  Artisan, 2014.
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JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS AT HOME by Jeni Britton Bauer.  Artisan, c2011.
641.862 B344

MOLLY MOON’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM: SWEET SEASONAL RECIPES FOR ICE CREAMS, SORBETS, & TOPPINGS MADE WITH LOCAL INGREDIENTS by Molly Moon Neitzel.  Sasquatch Books, c2012.
641.862 N417 strawberry ice cream

RUBY VIOLET’S ICE CREAM DREAMS: ICE CREAM, SORBETS, BOMBES, AND MORE by Julie Fisher.  Hardie Grant Books, 2013.
641.862 F534

SCOOPED: ICE CREAM TREATS, CHEATS, AND FROZEN EATS.  Oxmoor House, 2014.
641.862 S422

SWEET CREAM AND SUGAR CONES: 90 RECIPES FOR MAKING YOUR OWN ICE CREAM AND FROZEN TREATS FROM BI-RITE CREAMERY by Kris Hoogerhyde.  Ten Speed Press, c2012.
641.862 H779

VEGAN ICE CREAM: OVER 90 SINFULLY DELICIOUS DAIRY-FREE DELIGHTS by Jeff Rogers.  Ten Speed Press, 2014.
641.862 R727

THE VEGAN SCOOP: 150 RECIPES FOR DAIRY-FREE ICE CREAM THAT TASTES BETTER THAN THE “REAL” THING by Wheeler del Torro.  Fair Winds Press, 2009.
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