Closed Thanksgiving holiday

For Immediate Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EAST CHICAGO (November 14, 2018) – The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November  23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The closing applies to both the Main Library, 2401 Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The closing also applies to the library reading rooms located at the community centers: King, Owens, and Marktown.
Regular library hours will resume Saturday, November 24 – Main and Pastrick Branch hours are from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and 9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday.  Please call the library for hours of service for the reading rooms in the community centers.

Christmas Around the World

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Christmas Around the World at the East Chicago Public Library

EAST CHICAGO ( November 14, 2018) – The public is invited to join in lighting up the holiday season on Thursday, December 6 at 5 p.m. at the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony is scheduled at the Main Library, which will showcase trees representing some of the ethnic groups that make up the city’s population.  The popular exhibit will offer visitors a view of holiday celebrations from other countries as well as the United States. This year’s theme is “Christmas around the World.” 
The program will also include a special dedication of the patriotic tree by American Legion Post 508, a free gift and photo with Santa for children and families, storytelling by local author Jim Dworkin, guest entertainment, and much more.
The public is invited to view the free exhibit during regular library hours through Jan. 6. A smaller tree display is being featured at the Pastrick Branch library located at 1008 W. Chicago Ave. For additional information, please contact the library at 219.397.2453.
The Christmas Program is funded in part by the Foundations of East Chicago. For additional information, please contact the Public Relations Department at 397.2453 Ext. 33.

Holiday Closing – Veterans Day

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Holiday Closing – Veterans Day

EAST CHICAGO - The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.
The closing applies to both the Main Library, 2401 Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The closing also applies to the library’s community centers: King, Owens, and Marktown.
Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, November 13 Main and Pastrick Branch hours are from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and 9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday.  Please call the library for hours of service for the reading rooms in the community centers.

A Celebration of Mexican Culture

PRESS RELEASE
September 13, 2018

For Immediate Release
A Celebration of Mexican Culture at the East Chicago Public Library
            EAST CHICAGO (September 13, 2018) – The community is invited to join the East Chicago Public Library on Wednesday, September 26th for a free program highlighting East Chicago’s Mexican heritage.  Held in conjunction with the library’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the program is set to begin at 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.
            The event will feature a special presentation by “Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo,” Mr. Joseph Verduzco, former folkloric dance instructor, is the featured guest speaker and Ms. Eve Gomez, Community Leader/Radio Personality,
will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.
            Guests also are invited to tour the current exhibit in the Main Library’s Templeton Gallery, titled “Mexico en la Piel.”   A variety of costumes and artifacts are featured in the festive display. Refreshments will be served.
            Area residents may view the exhibit through October 15 during regular library hours.  The Main Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The program is sponsored in part by the Foundations of East Chicago.

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Latonya Hicks
East Chicago Public Library Dept. Head/Public Relations Dept.
2401 E. Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312
Ph: 219.397.2453 Ext. 17 Fax: 219-397.6715
www.lhicks@ecpl.org www.facebook.com/ECPLibrary

Closed Labor Day

The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day.
The closing applies to both the Main Library, located at 2401 Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, located at 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The closing also applies to the library reading rooms located in the community centers: Marktown and Owens.
Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Main and Pastrick Branch hours are from 9 A
.M. to 8 P.M., Monday through Thursday, and 9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday and Saturday.  Please call the library for hours of service for the reading rooms in the community centers.