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Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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Library Closed: Thanksgiving

The Eckhart Public Library campus will be closing at 5:00 on Wednesday, November 26th and remain closed through Saturday, November 29th in observance of Thanksgiving. Have happy holiday!


Need a book while we’re closed? Our downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are always available!

September 10, 2014

Family History Fall Bootcamp

The Willennar Genealogy Center is offering a Family History Fall Boot Camp! If you want to learn more about researching family history or genealogy, this is the course for you!

"Boot camp" runs for four Wednesdays in a row. Attendees will watch a 30-minute DVD lecture by Dr. John Philip Colletta, a genealogy professor, and then, with the help and guidance of Willennar Genealogy Center staff members, including supervisor Jenny Kobiela-Mondor, will be able to begin putting what they learned into practice using Willennar Genealogy Center materials.

The course will be on August 20, August 27, September 3, and September 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag dinner to eat during the program. Register online or call 925-2414 ext. 420 or email genealogy@epl.lib.in.us for more information!


July 16, 2014

John Martin Smith Collection Presentation

Staff of the Willennar Genealogy Center will give a presentation on their current work with the John Martin Smith Collection next week.

Genealogy assistant Mike Mapes will give a short talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Sinclair Station at 1304 N. Main Street.

The talk will be followed by an open house, where guests will be able to take a closer look at various items of interest from the collection. Genealogy interns Amber Braun and Chelsea Molin will be available to talk about their work with the collection and answer questions.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn how they might get involved through volunteering.

 

June 18, 2014

ACRES Land Trust Presentation

Heather Barth from ACRES Land Trust will be at the Willennar Genealogy Center on Wednesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. to talk about ACRES, including its recently announced plan to open a 93-acre nature preserve south of Auburn. Read more about her visit on Charlie Chat!

Events
Wednesday, November 26th
5:00 PM Library Closing Early: Thanksgiving
 
Tuesday, December 2nd
12:00 PM Lunch Bunch
 
Wednesday, December 3rd
5:30 PM Book the Digital Lab
 
Thursday, December 4th
1:00 PM Book the Digital Lab
 
Friday, December 5th
1:00 PM Book the Digital Lab
 
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM Board of Trustees Meeting - December
 
Wednesday, December 10th
5:30 PM Book the Digital Lab
 
Thursday, December 11th
1:00 PM Book the Digital Lab
 
Friday, December 12th
1:00 PM Book the Digital Lab
 
Tuesday, December 16th
12:00 PM Lunch Bunch