ECPL Observes National Bullying Prevention Month


PRESS RELEASE
October 9, 2017

For Immediate Release

ECPL Observes National Bullying Prevention Month

The East Chicago Public Library will observe National Bullying Prevention Month by hosting an anti-bullying event at the Main Library, located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr. The program will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:30pm. Lt. Frank Aleman of the East Chicago Police Department will highlight important information on bullying and cyber bullying for students and families. The purpose of the discussion is to bring awareness to the risks that are associated with bullying. Residents are invited to participate in an empowering conversation that will underline the dangers of bullying and what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied. Bullying is an ongoing problem that affects millions of students around the world. Studies show that 1 out of 4 students are being bullied at school.
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

ECPL to Host Senior Soul Fest

PRESS RELEASE
October 9, 2017

For Immediate Release

ECPL to Host Senior Soul Fest

The East Chicago Public Library, in collaboration with Oak Street Health, will be hosting a Senior Soul Fest on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The relaxing event is set to begin at 12noon and will conclude at 3pm. The purpose of the fest is to introduce and educate seniors age 65 and better about the various services that Oak Street Health offer to Medicare recipients. The affair will include soft music and smooth sounds by Satizfaction featuring Daryl Reed. Refreshments will also be served. The event is free and open to the public. Call today to reserve your seat at 219.237.5160. For more information on the event, contact Damion Smith at 219.237.5160.

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Latonya S. 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



ECPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

ECPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

EAST CHICAGO, IN - Hispanic Heritage month is a time to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the East Chicago Public Library will be celebrating Hispanic culture and tradition with a variety of programs and events for adults, teens, and kids.

The highlights include:

  • Loteria (Mexican Bingo) - Come for a game of Loteria Mexicana! Everyone is welcome, event will be done mostly in Spanish. We will have prizes and refreshments.
Monday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 25, 9:30 AM – Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive
Wednesday, October 4, 10:00 AM – Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.

  • Golden Era Mexican Matinee - Movies from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema will be shown at two library locations. Coffee, hot chocolate and pastries will be offered after the film.
Friday, September 15, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9:30AM—Main Library
Friday, September 22, 9:30 AM– Main Library.
Tuesday, October 3, and Tuesday, October 10, 10 AM – Pastrick Branch

  • Folkloric Dancing - Ballet Folkorico Yolotzin. Enjoy traditional dances from Mexico presented in all their passionate glory to celebrate Mexican Independence. For all ages.
Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM – Main Library
  • Latin Style Exercise – Zumba/Salsa for Everyone! Have fun while doing exercise Latin style. For all ages. Directed by Rosamaria Rodriguez
Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:00 PM – Main Library
Thursday, October 5, 6:00 PM – Pastrick Branch

  • Bien Sabrosas! Delicious – Learn to make tortillas de harina (flour tortillas) from scratch. Following the presentation we’ll eat the tortillas with delicious beans and other toppings. Yum!
Friday, September 29, 3-4:30 PM – Main Library


ECPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month – Sept. 15 to October 15

Finale:

On Wednesday, October 11 at 5pm, we will host our concluding program for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr. This event will include a performance by Africaribe of Chicago, Ill. The performance will highlight the African influence in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean lands through various styles of song, dance, drumming and more! The closing celebration will also feature Ada Lopez, author of Asi Somos/ Who We Are: A collection of vibrant color photos that highlight the richness and diversity of Puerto Rican people throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Refreshments will be served before the performances begin.

All events are free and open to the public. Please visit the library’s web page for a complete list of program dates and times.

ECPL Now Offers Library Resource Card for all Teachers in East Chicago

PRESS RELEASE
August 31, 2017
For Immediate Release

ECPL Now Offers Library Resource Card for all Teachers in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO, IN - There is no better time to sign up for a library card than in the month of September. In observance of Library Card Sign-Up month, we are waiving the fee to get a library card all month long. This year, as a way to help push and promote academic success throughout the school year, we are also offering library resource cards for all East Chicago teachers. In an effort to provide more access to free resources and services that can help assist educators in the classroom, the East Chicago Public Library is offering a Patron Type resource library card specifically for School City of East Chicago teachers, EC Charter School teachers, and College faculty that work in East Chicago.
Once registered in the Audiovisual Department, the new Patron Type card will allow teachers access to check out print and electronic resources for educational purposes.  “Sometimes the teachers that work in East Chicago do not live in EC or they live outside of our reciprocal borrowing area like Chicago, IL.  This will be a great resource for them. Accessing our electronic resources can be difficult especially when they are demonstrating our resources to their students, this card will allow them to utilize our materials and services.” says Leticia Martinez, Head of Circulation/Audiovisual at the East Chicago Public Library. 

The library resource patron type card will be valid during the entire academic school year. At the time of applying for a library card, teachers should present their Driver’s
License or State ID and school ID. In order to check out audio and video materials, teachers must register in the Audiovisual Department. All rules still apply as the same for Adult patron type card in terms of late fines, and lost materials.

This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign Up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) joins public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card.  Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year.

Sign up for your library card today.


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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

Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

For Immediate Release

Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

EAST CHICAGO (June 12, 2017) – The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Tuesday, 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, Penn, Clemente and Marktown.
Regular library hours will resume Wednesday, 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.

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