Live! Lincoln & Twain at EPL

Administrator : February 26, 2013 8:52 am : Elkhart Public Library

Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War

Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library in Downtown Elkhart

accent-01Discover how a Union president and a Confederate deserter fought against slavery and racism pre- and post-Civil War. Join us as veteran performer Dave Ehlert portrays both Lincoln and Twain in this live theatrical production of historical drama, humor and education.

Killer Angels book coverThis program is sponsored by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.

The event is a perfect prelude to this year’s One Book, One Michiana,  April 1-May 11. The 2013 “One Book” selection is THE KILLER ANGELS by Michael Shaara. If you want to get a head start on reading (or listening to) it, you can find it in our online catalog or in area book stores.

We will offer a variety of related activities and programs, which will be described in a future post. Check our April and May Event Calendars for a sneak preview.



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Scratch: Creative Programming for Kids

Administrator : February 8, 2013 3:42 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Kids! Create your own animations, games, music, art, interactive stories with Scratch! Scratch is a free program you can download to your computer. Check it out:

If you are 8 to 11 years old, you can sign up to learn Scratch at the Main Library. We will have three classes, each one about a different part of the program. Each class is independent of the others, so you can take any or all of them. These are hands-on classes, so class size is limited.

Access the Scratch website and download the program to your own computer at

Note to Parents,

Here is an excerpt from the About Scratch web page:

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.

As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


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