Holiday Closing – President’s Day

Holiday Closing – President’s Day

The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Monday, February 18 in observance of President’s 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: Owens, King, Marktown, and Roxana.
Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, February 19 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.

Best Selling Author Teams Up with ECPL for Writing Workshop

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Best Selling Author Teams Up with ECPL for Writing Workshop

EAST CHICAGO – Best Selling Author, SaDon Long, author of “God Wants You to Dominate” which peaked a #1 on Amazon’s Best Seller List for Business Mentoring and Coaching is coming to the East Chicago Public Library to assist authors in building business around their writing. He will be helping published and would be published authors in how to turn their writing gift into new business opportunities. The event will feature a two-hour intensive workshop to help published authors solve many problems that writers face today.
  SaDon is a member of the Epic Launch family, which includes other best-selling authors like Peter Voogd and the Legendary Brian Tracy. Many business owners and authors consider Mr. Long to be one of the brightest business minds in the writing industry.  Local area consultant Barbara Caine of FUSE Business Training called SaDon “The Next Big Thing”! The event will be held on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Dr. The workshop will specifically cover:
  • Using your writing to position you as a speaker, coach, and expert in your industry
  • Choosing the correct kinds of marketing to gain book sales not just social media awareness
  • Securing guest spots on podcasts, radio, and with social organizations low to no cost
Reserve your seat today by calling Latonya Hicks at 219.397.2453 ext. 17. Seating is limited. This event is free and open to the public.

Black History Month: Quest to Find the Oldest Living Black Male and Female in East Chicago

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Black History Month: Quest to Find the Oldest Living Black Male and Female in East Chicago

(EAST CHICAGO, IN) – The East Chicago Public Library will celebrate Black History Month with a free program/exhibit titled, “The Great Black Migration into East Chicago,” The community’s help is needed to make this effort a success. We are trying to locate the oldest black male and female that is currently living in East Chicago. If you, or someone you know may have this information, please contact us.
The program and exhibit will be at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive on Thursday, February 28
th at 5pm. We want to create a display that is truly reflective of African American cultural heritage. Those interested in contributing to the display or have photos and would like to share their migration stories should contact the Public Relations Department at 397.2453 Ext. 33. The deadline date for submitting information is January 31.

Holiday Closing – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

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January 15, 2019

For Immediate Release

Holiday Closing – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday


EAST CHICAGO - The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday.
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, Marktown and Roxana.
Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, January 22 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.

“Soup for Fines”

ECPL Offers Food for Fines Program during December

“Soup for Fines” is back at the East Chicago Public Library and will run througout the month of December.
Library patrons who have unpaid or overdue fines on library materials can wipe their slate clean by contributing to the East Chicago Public Library’s annual food drive.
The Food for Fines Program is scheduled to run from December 1
st through December 29th. Canned soup will be accepted as payment for fines. One can of soup will be exchanged for the fine of one library item.
Fees for lost or damaged materials will not be forgiven and the month long offer does not apply to items checked out from the Audio-Visual Department.  Only non-perishable items will be accepted during the drive. Donated items must not be damaged, expired, previously opened, glass jars, home made goods or USDA commodities. This offer applies only to items checked out from the East Chicago Public Library.
Soup donations will be accepted throughout the month of December at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.  Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
All items collected will be donated to a local food pantry to assist those in need during the holiday season.