It’s time to celebrate Wonder Woman with her own official Wonder Woman Day on June 3! The Amazon warrior superhero will be celebrating her 75th anniversary with her first solo film, hitting theaters today. Have you read any of Wonder Woman comics? Check some out below!

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painting-911804_1920.jpgRegistration forms for the Friends of Eckhart Public art shows are now available.

Exhibits and registration will be received on Monday, May 8. The 50th Annual Art Show, 7th Annual Teen Art Show, and 5th Annual Children’s Art Show run Thursday, May 11, through Friday, May 19.

Entries must be an original work of art and produced within the last year. Classifications include oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, jewelry, black and white photography, color photography, stained glass, woodworking, and mixed media. Monetary prizes will be awarded in each category.

Artists who live or work in DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, and LaGrange counties are eligible for the Annual Art Show, while teens who live in DeKalb County or are enrolled at DeKalb Middle School or DeKalb High School for the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to participate in the Teen Art Show. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade who attend school or are eligible to attend school in DeKalb County may participate in the Children’s Art Show.

More information and registration forms are available around the Eckhart Public Library campus or online at epl.lib.in.us/how-do-i/become-a-friend-of-the-library/.

At Eckhart Public Library the week of April 24-29:

  • Teen Poetry Contest: April is National Poetry Month, and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our Teen Poetry Contest. Pieces can be submitted April 1st – 30th. All styles are welcome! First Prize: $50 Second Prize: $20 Third Prize: $10 Submissions can be emailed to teens@epl.lib.in.us or dropped off at The Teen Library.
  • Pizza & Paperbacks Teen Book Club: Stop by and enjoy some pizza while talking about a book at this teen book club! Monday, April 24, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Teen Pokemon Club: Pokemon enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their cards to the Teen Library and battle. Participants will go home with all their cards, as trading is not encouraged. Tuesday, April 25, 4-5 p.m., Teen Library.
  • Drop-In Storytime Enrichment Class: Storytime Enrichment Classes are a fantastic opportunity for children to access a world of creativity and discovery. The library is proud to offer Storytime Enrichment Classes free of charge for the children and families in our community. 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. Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Wild Wednesday Adventure Club – Movie Makers: Students in first through fifth grade are invited to bring their imaginations and star in their very own movie! Wednesday, April 26, 4-4:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Super Happy Fun Time – Game On!: We will create our own version of ping pong using balloons and paper plates. Super Happy Fun Time is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Thursday, April 27, 4-4:45 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Better Off Read Book Club: This book club will read and discuss “Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard” by Laura Bates. Books are available to check out at the Information Desk. Thursday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings.
  • Drop-In Storytime Enrichment Class: Storytime Enrichment Classes are a fantastic opportunity for children to access a world of creativity and discovery. The library is proud to offer Storytime Enrichment Classes free of charge for the children and families in our community. 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. Friday, April 28, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Secret Garden.
  • Friday Magic – The Gathering: Fans of Magic: The Gathering are invited to gather and play. Friday, April 28, 5-6 p.m., Teen Library.
  • World Tai Chi Day: Join Sifu Greg Vick to celebrate World Tai Chi Day in the library park. In case of bad weather, we will celebrate in the Close Community Room. Saturday, April 29, 10-11 a.m., Library Park.
  • Play & Connect: Eckhart Public Library’s Play & Connect times are designed for children to interact with each other and engage in age appropriate activities while adults supervise and socialize. Schedule a play date with your regular circle or expand your social network. Activities are designed for all families and caregivers with children ages 5 and younger. Play & Connect is free and meets in the Secret Garden. You are welcome to come and go any time. Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Secret Garden.

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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1942 – Casablanca

Film classic Casablanca hit the screens 75 years ago! This acclaimed film stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as estranged lovers meeting in Casablanca. The movie won 3 Oscars and is still held as a film from Hollywood’s classic era.

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1947 – Anne Frank’s Diary Released

70 years have passed since Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl was published. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl born in just before German’s Holocaust era. She and her family hid for years in concealed room in her father’s place of work, where she kept a diary from June 1942 to August 1944. Shortly after her last entry, her family was discovered and seperated. After being sent to a concentration camp, Anne Frank died at the young age of 15. While her life was filled with tragedy, her story is widely held as an inspiration of a youthful woman’s hope. She is widely regarded as one of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust. Below are links to her journal, and well as other items on Anne’s experiences.

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1947 – Goodnight Moon creates a Children’s Classic Bedtime Story

September 3, 1947, was when the classic bedtime story Goodnight Moon was first published. A bunny preparing for bed begins to tell everything around him goodnight. It is still widely regarded as a classic children’s book for adults to remember and kids to enjoy. Other “Goodnight” stories are featured below as well.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1957 through 1967!

Looking for a great new movie or documentary to watch this weekend? The Eckhart Public Library has a great new selection of DVDs for you! Stop in or click on any cover to place a hold through Evergreen Indiana today!

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Movie days!

Itching for a movie day or night? Why not check out these and other new movies at the library?!

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Zero Dark Thirty

Want to read what one of the Navy Seals has to say about it? Read the autobiography No Easy Day

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Breaking Dawn Part 2

Don’t forget the Twilight movies are based on the books!

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Don’t miss out on the Lord of the Rings books and movies and The Hobbit book too!

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables (Les Mis for short) is based on a book!

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Life of Pi was a book before a movie!

What to expect

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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This is 40

Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians

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The Lucky One

Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.

Lincoln

Lincoln

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Wreck-It Ralph

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.