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We carry on with great exhibits! This past week, we’ve featured a Kurt Vonnegut exhibit at the Willennar Genealogy Center, as well as presentation from the curator of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to talk about the impact of Vonnegut’s work. We’ve had great turnout for these events! If you haven’t had a chance, this exhibit is around for one more week, so stop in and check it out!

“Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.”

Main Library Restoration Update

We have completed an inventory of the large number of items that were in the Main Library during the fire and submitted this information to our insurance company for review. We are now entering the beginning stages of preforming cleaning tests in the library. Looking for more ways to help us during this time? Coming to the library, participating in programs, and getting library cards are all great ways to support the library! September is library card sign up month, so now is the perfect time to get one or to encourage friends or family to stop in! Visit eckhartstrong.org for more information.

Weekly Happenings

  • Vonnegut Exhibit: Join us for an exhibit on Kurt Vonnegut! We will also be having a guest speaker on Tuesday, September 12. September 11-September 23, Research Room of the Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Hide a Book Day at EPL: Join the hunt for a great new read! In celebrating of Hide a Book Day, Eckhart Public Library will be hiding books picked by staff around the campus! We’ll drop hints across our social media for some tricky ones, and all you need to do is find them. The books you find are yours to keep. Monday, September 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all across the EPL Campus.
  • Neon Flix and Movie Makers: Students are invited to join us the first and third Monday of each month at the Teen Library. A group that writes, directs, and acts in original films, short stories, and YouTube videos. New members are always welcome! Monday, September 18, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, September 19, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Pokémon Club: The Pokémon Clubs of both children’s and teens will be combining to participate in fun Pokémon-themed activities and to battle other enthusiasts if you have cards. All will go home with their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Pokémon Club is free and no sign up is required! Tuesday, September 19, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Wednesday, September 20, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Turn a Page Book Club: This book club will be reading “Truly Madly Guilty” by Liane Moriarty. Wednesday, September 20, 12-1 p.m., call (260) 925-2414 ext. 420 for address.
  • Lego Club: Join us to build something amazing with Lego Club every second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month. We supply the LEGOs, you create the masterpiece! Wednesday, September 20, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Friends in Giving: DeKalb County Historian, John Bry, will be presenting the story of Charles Eckhart and William McIntosh’s friendship and the events that help to shape Auburn and our library. Wednesday, September 20, 6-7 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, September 21, 10:15-11 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Better Off Read Book Club: This book club will be reading “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut. Thursday, September 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings.
  • Historic Auburn Homes with Caleb: Caleb will be sharing interesting facts and information about some of the historic homes in Auburn. Thursday, September 21, 2-3 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Creativity and Cookies: During each session, we will use our imaginations and a variety of supplies to create our very own masterpieces. There will also be cookies for hungry artists. Thursday, September 21, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group! Thursday, September 21, 6-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center Learning Lab.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, September 21, 6:30-6:50 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Friday, September 22, 10:15-11 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Magic: The Gathering at Teen: Eckhart Teen Library will host Magic: The Gathering card games for kids and teens to come and play. Don’t have a deck? We have extras. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join! Friday, September 22, 5-7 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Closed for Maintenance: Eckhart Public Library campus will be closed September 25-October 1 for maintenance. We will reopen Monday, October 2 with our regular hours. 

We’ve got great new e-books and audio book titles that are available through Overdrive! Download the app through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, enter in your library card information, and start downloading titles straight to your mobile device!

Audiobooks

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We carry on with new items! During our Summer Reading program, patrons voted on a community prize that the library would buy on behalf of the community. Our winner was an inflatable movie screen, which will allow us to show movies in the library park. We were able to test the screen with staff last week, and we look forward to sharing this fun item with the community in the future!

“Eckhart Public Library will remain strong and carry on, regardless of space or circumstance, to serve our community’s evolving needs as we move forward to enter a new chapter of service.”

Main Library Restoration Update

The Eckhart Public Library staff has started eckhartstrong.org to highlight the library’s fire restoration efforts. We also have had the help of Angie Mapes-Turner with photos of the inside of the library to highlight the damage of the library, but also the hope that comes with restoration and renewal. These pictures will be highlighted on our Facebook page.

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Weekly Happenings

  • Closed for Labor Day Observance: The Eckhart Public Library Campus will be closed Saturday, September 2, and Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 5, with our regular hours. Enjoy your weekend!
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, September 5, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Pokémon Club: The Pokémon Clubs of both children’s and teens will be combining to participate in fun Pokémon-themed activities and to battle other enthusiasts if you have cards. All will go home with their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Pokémon Club is free and no sign up is required! Tuesday, September 5, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Tuesday, September 5, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Wednesday, September 6, 10:15-10:35 a.m. and 11-11:20 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Time Travelers: We will explore the exciting world of DeKalb County history the first Wednesday of every month! Wednesday, September 6,  4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, September 7, 10:15-11 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Auburn Remember When: Cathy Vick will be presenting a picture slide show of downtown Auburn from the late 1800’s through the 1980’s. Open to the public. Thursday, September 7, 3-4 p.m., Smith Farms Manor.
  • Super Happy Fun Time—Kids in the Kitchen: During each hands on session we’ll explore the wonderful and scientific world of food and cooking. We will create and eat a variety of dishes. Thursday, September 7, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Knifty Knitters: Beginning and experienced knitters are welcome. Crocheters are also welcome to attend. Struggling with a problem pattern? Help is available from this group.  Thursday, September 7, 6-7:45 p.m., Willennar Genealogy Center.
  • Wee Reads Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early  literacy skills. Our Wee Reads Storytime is designed for children ages birth – 2 and their families. A library card is not needed to  attend these classes. No registration required! Thursday, September 7, 6:30-6:50 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Preschool Storytime: Storytime Enrichment Classes are designed to help your child reach his or her full potential through stories, games, crafts, and activities that encourage early literacy skills. Our Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 2 – 6 and their families.  A library card is not needed to attend these classes. No registration required! Friday, September 8, 10:15-11 a.m., Teen Library.
  • Friday Night Magic: Eckhart Teen Library will host Magic: The Gathering card games for kids and teens to come and play. Don’t have a deck? We have extras. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join! Friday, September 8, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.