November 2018

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.