Library system will be closed

The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November  24 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, Penn, Marktown, and Clemente.

Regular library hours will resume Saturday, November 25 – 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.

Closing – Veteran’s Day

For Immediate Release

Holiday Closing – Veteran’s Day

EAST CHICAGO - The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Friday, November 10 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, Penn, Marktown, and Clemente.
Regular library hours will resume Saturday, November 11 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.

ECPL to Celebrate Picture Book Month with Author Ada Lopez

PRESS RELEASE
October 30, 2017
For Immediate Release


ECPL to Celebrate Picture Book Month with Author Ada Lopez
(EAST CHICAGO, IN) – The East Chicago Public Library will host a book signing and presentation of: Asi Somos | Who We Are by author Ada Nivia Lopez at the Robert A. Pastrick Branch (RAP), located at 1008 W. Chicago Avenue. The event is set to take place on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30pm.
The presentation will include a thorough review of her latest work,
Así Somos | Who We Are. The collection includes vibrant colored photos that highlight the enormous richness and diversity of Puerto Rican people over a ten-year span. It journeys through 38 cities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
An educator, policy maker, and community leader born in Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago,
Ada Nivia López scripted the essays while internationally published photographer, Mark Joseph, also from Chicago, captured the images as the two traveled seeking Puerto Rican life in communities from Chicago to Honolulu to New York and various places in between.
The large, colorful coffee table book,
Así Somos | Who We Are, was self-published by López and Joseph in conjunction with a widely attended exhibit at the Museo de las Américas, Cuartel Ballajá located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The book is currently available online at AMAZON.COM

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



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