2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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Another Tolkien Classic

Many have either read or watched J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, but few are aware that The Silmarillion was Tolkien’s original follow up to The Hobbit. It focused on the lore of the world, telling stories about the broader universe that contains Middle-earth and the events leading up to the rest of his stories. The five stories within the book were published posthumously by Tolkien’s son.

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The Bridge to Terabithia

A book any child should read, The Bridge to Terabithia celebrates it’s 40th anniversary this year. Focusing on two lonely children who create a home away from home together, this book focuses on friendship, loss, and facing challenges. The film adaptation was released in 2007 and is just as touching.

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Horror Classics

Two horror classics also happened to release in 1977 – Stephen King’s The Shining and Jay Anson’s The Amityville Horror. Both led to enticing films that still terrify and intrigue their viewers!

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We know what you’re thinking…we forgot an entire franchise taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Don’t fret! Our next anniversary post will be focused solely on Star Wars!

Looking for a new and entertaining book to continue your Summer Reading goals? Eckhart Public Library’s newest additions might be just what you’re looking for! Click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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eiteljorg-museum-of-american-indians-and-western-artIn addition to our great collection, the Library of Things, we have now added passes to the Eiteljorg Museum! The museum, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, aims to celebrate the arts, history, and culture of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. They even have a great upcoming event for visitors: the Indian Market & Festival is happening June 24 and 25!

Other great Library of Things Items include:

  • Kitchen-Aid Mixer
  • Metal Detector
  • GPS
  • Cookie Gun
  • Microscope
  • Tablets
  • Cameras
  • Projectors
  • Telescopes
  • WiFi Hotspots
  • Museum Passes
  • Park Passes
  • Take & Play Kits

You might be wondering, “How can I get this museum pass, or any other Library of Things items?”. You can use Evergreen Indiana to find what you’re looking for! Just search the item you’re trying to find, and make sure the library you’re searching for is set to “Eckhart Public Library”. Once you find them item you’d like, click “Place Hold” and enter your library card. From there, we will let you know when you’re item is available for pick up through your expected hold notification method (usually phone, text, or email)!

Are your kids ready for the next installment of their favorite series, or just wanting a picture book to read before bed? The Eckhart Public Library Children’s Department has great new books to meet your needs! Click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1957 – The Cat in the Hat

Known as one of the most beloved of Dr. Seuss’ fun books, The Cat in the Hat was first published March 12, 1957. In the book, two children and their pet fish are left alone at home on a dull, rainy day. Soon after the cat in the well-known red and white striped hat comes in and tries to create a fun day with games that could cause a mess. Below are links to books featuring the Cat in the Hat, the movie adaptation, and a short biography on Dr. Seuss.

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1967 – Rosemary’s Baby

Renowned as a classic horror story of the 60’s, Rosemary’s Baby was published March 12, 1967. Rosemary and her husband move into a home with a bizarre past and some strange neighbors, but Rosemary’s suspicions truly arise when she becomes worried that her neighbors and their cult are planning to steal her unborn child. The following year, director Roman Polanski brought the film to the big screen, with Mia Farrow starring as Rosemary.

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1967 – The Graduate

Film classic “The Graduate” hit the big screen 50 years ago! Benjamin Braddock returns home after graduating college, with everyone expecting great things from him. Little does he know that his drama will involve an affair with his parent’s friend Mrs. Robinson, a relationship with the Robinson’s daughter Elaine, and a drawn out battle to get Elaine back. It is often held as a classic 60’s film, with a great soundtrack.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1977!

Ready for a movie night with the family or catching up on your favorite show? Eckhart Public Library might have just what you’re looking for! Click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana today!

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