The Family of Toni M. Smith to Announce Scholarship Recipients

The Family of Toni M. Smith to Announce Scholarship Recipients

EAST CHICAGO (July 3, 2018) – The family of Toni M. Blasingame Smith will host a scholarship presentation for the Toni M. Smith Scholarship Award. The event will be held at the East Chicago Public Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr. on Saturday, July 14 from 1-3pm. During the event, ten female incoming college freshmen from Northwest Indiana will be presented with a scholarship in honor of Toni M. Smith’s legacy.
The scholarship award succeeds the Toni M. Smith Scholarship Announcement that was held on her birthday in March. During the reception, donors gathered to celebrate Toni’s life and impact she has made on her community and across the world.
Toni passed away suddenly in 2017 but had a passion for mentoring young ladies about the importance of receiving a quality education. The scholarship will reward each recipient for their academic achievements, commitment to success and their positive outlook on society. Each recipient met the scholarship criteria and also completed an essay.

Summer Reading Kick-off – Star Wars Party

Summer Reading Kick-off – Star Wars Party
EAST CHICAGO (June 5, 2018) – The force will take over the East Chicago Public Library as we set the intergalactic mood with a Star Wars themed party. The celebration is the kick-off of this year’s Summer Reading Club, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” It urges participants to allow their imagination to take them all over the world through reading. Where, even to a galaxy far, far away!  The Star Wars party will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. There will be trivia, games, crafts, refreshments, and a special appearance by the Northern Darkness Garrison of the 501st Legion. They might be the “bad guys” but they can’t resist storming the library to share their love of reading.  The event is open to all ages and the event is free. Registration is not required. We’ll have plenty of free activities for participants, and you can use this opportunity to sign up for the 2018 Summer Reading Program! The event is in partnership with the Foundations of East Chicago. Let the Reading Force Be with You!!

“It’s A Mystery” Book Club

East Chicago Public Library invites you to join “It’s A Mystery” Book Club
(EAST CHICAGO) - The East Chicago is excited and thrilled to offer new book club program to adults. Do you love mystery books? Would you like to meet with other book lovers who share the same love for a good mystery? If so, the East Chicago Public Library, Pastrick Branch, is starting a monthly book club for adult readers who enjoy plot twists, crimes, and suspense with other mystery lovers.
The book club will meet every 3
rd Monday of every month. The first meeting of the “It’s a Mystery” Book Club will be held on Monday, May 21 at 6:00 pm, at the Patrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.
The book club is free and open to the public. Area residents are invited to join in this initial meeting of the “It’s a Mystery” Book Club and help to get the new club to a great start!
For more information, call the library at 219.397.5505 Ext.13.

Drone presentation by East Chicago Native Miguel Cisneros

Drone presentation by East Chicago Native Miguel Cisneros

(EAST CHICAGO – May 4, 2018) – We are excited to welcome East Chicago Native, Miguel Cisneros for a drone presentation on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:00-7:00 pm, at East Chicago Public Library, located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive.
The presentation will offer a brief overview of basic drone operation. Miguel has acquired much success in the field of cinematography over the past few years. He has also traveled the world and worked with several celebrities and superstars. Attend the free event to learn more about his career in videography and as a drone pilot. He will also give a live presentation with his personal drone.
Participants may also enter for a chance to win a drone. To win a drone, you must have a library card in good standing. If you do not have a library card you may register for one at the circulation desk. The winner will be announced at the end of the program. Winner must be present. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Preschool Round-up

For Immediate Release

Preschool Round-up
                (EAST CHICAGO, IN) – The East Chicago Public Library is happy to announce our second Preschool Round-Up.  The Preschool Round-up will be held at the Robert A. Pastrick Branch on Thursday, April 19 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.  The Pastrick Branch is located at 1008 W. Chicago Avenue.  The purpose of the Preschool Round-Up is to provide an opportunity for parents to meet with preschool teachers from the local area preschools and to learn about their programs.  While the parents are busy with the preschool teachers, the preschoolers are invited to participate in a Story Time complete with stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
                Parents will also have an opportunity to learn about the importance of reading aloud to their children.  Preschoolers and their parents will be invited to join a special reading program entitled “1,000 Books to Read Before Kindergarten.”
       Light refreshments will be offered.  Any questions or concerns, please contact Pam Bartusiewicz, Acting Associate Director of Youth Services at 219.397.5505 x 12 or 219.397.2453 x 25.  
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