Looking to finally catch up on a TV show, or ready to watch that new movie? Eckhart Public Library may have just what you’re looking for! 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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1977 – The Beginning of Star Wars

May 25, 1977: A new movie hit the theaters – a space opera film called Star Wars. It followed Luke Skywalker’s life going from ordinary to extraordinary. Following the purchase of some droids, Luke finds a message from Princess Leia – “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” After speculating that she may be talking about a local hermit named Ben Kenobi, he is blasted into a high energy and exciting adventure with Leia, Han, Chewie, and plenty more. Together, they take the first steps to defeating the evil empire, the Emperor, and the mysterious Darth Vader.

George Lucas has created a saga that started with a bang and has lasted ever since. The characters, their adventures, and a galaxy far, far away still draw in millions. Be sure to check out the movie that started it all, along with the rest of the saga thus far!

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The Legends Stories

Before LucasFilms was purchased by Disney and the new Star Wars Trilogy began, a number of book series came out continuing the story of Luke, Leia, and Han.

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The New Canon

After Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars universe, a number of new books have been released to expand on the new movies. Here are some of the most popular!

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1987!

Looking to get a few final books in with your child before Summer Read is over? Look no further than our newest additions in the children’s department! Click any title to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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During the restoration of Eckhart Public Library’s Main Building, you may be wondering how to place your holds, as well as where to pick them up. This step-by-step guide will help you figure out how to place a hold like usual, with a few minor adjustments!

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  • Go to the Evergreen Indiana page as usual. Search for items as you normally would.
  • Once you’ve found a great item, click the “Place Hold” button as usual.
  • If you’re Evergreen Indiana’s preferred pickup location is the Eckhart Public Library’s Main Building, you will need to change your library pick-up location. This is done by simply clicking on the drop-down menu. holds2
  • For the duration of main library repairs, holds will be available at the Eckhart Teen Library, also known as The Third Place. If you still wish to pick up your holds through our library, click on this option. You can also choose to pick up items at another Evergreen Indiana Library, if it is more convenient.holds3
  • Click “Submit” once you’ve selected the library and verified your information.
  • When you receive a notification through phone, text, or email that you item is available, head to the Eckhart Teen Library. Your holds will be on a shelf right next to the front desk.
  • The librarian will assist you in checking out your hold as usual.
  • Once you’ve finished your item, return it to our outdoor drop-box, the Willennar Genealogy Center, the Eckhart Teen Library, or any other Evergreen Indiana library!

Ready to get in a last graphic novel or book before Summer Read ends? One of these great new teen titles might be a great choice for you! Stop in or click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana!

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Looking to cool off after a long summer day? Grab a DVD to enjoy! Eckhart Public Library has a great DVD selection, including these new titles! 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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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)!