January 2019

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

For Immediate Release

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

PRESS RELEASE
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.