Christmas Around the World at the East Chicago Public Library

For Immediate Release

Christmas Around the World at the East Chicago Public Library

EAST CHICAGO (December 2, 2019) The public is invited to join in lighting up the holiday season at the East Chicago Public Library this holiday season. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony is scheduled at the Main Library and will showcase trees representing some of cultures that make up the city’s population.  The popular local 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 setup will be located throughout the Main Library including the Templeton Gallery.
The holiday program, will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 5 p.m. at the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. It will include storytelling by special guests, sing-alongs, a free gift and photo with Santa for children and families, entertainment, and much more.
The public is invited to view the free exhibit during regular library hours through January 10. A similar tree display will also be featured at the Pastrick Branch library located at 1008 W. Chicago Ave. 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.

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Knitting and Crochet Club to Put on Exhibit in the Gallery at the ECPL

Knitting and Crochet Club to Put on Exhibit in the Gallery at the ECPL

The Crochet Club, which meets regularly at the Main Library will display their distinctly handmade items in the John C. Templeton Gallery located in the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. Stop in and view the yarn crafts that will be exhibited in different designs and patterns. Be inspired to even join the crochet group that offers yarn therapy every Thursday at the Main Library from 11a.m. until 1:30p.m. and every Tuesday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Avenue. Research and science has gathered that knitting and crocheting has also been linked to many health benefits that can soothe your body and mend your mind. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, come out and discover the joy of crochet and knitting. Enjoy their creations during regular library hours from August 12 – September 6. For more information contact the Reference Department at 397.2453 Ext. 30.

Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

EAST CHICAGO (June 28, 2019) – The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence 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 reading rooms located at the community centers: King, Owens, Roxana and Marktown.
Regular library hours will resume Friday, July 5 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 community centers hours.

Local Author to Host Book Discussion at ECPL

Local Author to Host Book Discussion at ECPL

Local, award-winning author Rosemary Gard of Crown Point, Indiana will will host a book discussion at the main library of the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 East Columbus Drive, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Gard is the author of the "Destiny" series of novels about the lives of Slavic immigrants and their journeys to America in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The books take place across Europe, then moves to Gary, Indiana and eventually New Orleans. Gard will also have an assortment of handmade textiles on display, given to her as part of her dowry by her Croatian relatives during the 1950s. The author will also speak on the "perils and perks of self-publishing," offering advice for writers who wish to explore self-publishing their work. Aspiring authors are urged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

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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

CPL to Host Presentation for Reference USA Resource

PRESS RELEASE
June 11, 2019
For Immediate Release

ECPL to Host Presentation for Reference USA Resource

The East Chicago Public Library invests in a variety of research databases for the community to use. On Tuesday, June 18th, a representative from Reference USA will be demonstrating how to use a valuable database specifically for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and job seekers. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr.

Reference USA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Patrons may use Reference USA to gather the information to stay ahead of the competition, create informed business plans and target the location and proximity of competitors. Reference USA even allows you to search for minority businesses by gender or ethnicity. It can be used to find places in the community such as schools, houses of worship, museums, libraries, doctors, and hospitals.  It is also very popular with job hunters that use it to build customized lists of prospective employers by location, industry, or company size and to find real-time job listings from Indeed.com. Please join us at the East Chicago Public Library Columbus Dr. location for a free presentation of this valuable resource. Library resources are easy to use and free to access with your library card.

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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