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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Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading

EAST CHICAGO (June 7, 2017) – The East Chicago Public Library will be hosting “Reading By Design” Adult Summer Reading Program from June 12  through July 28  at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr., and at the Pastrick Branch library located at 1008 W. Chicago Ave.  Registration begins Monday, June 12.  Registrations will be taken at the reference desk at both library locations. Participants will earn a scratch off ticket for every two books read and a scratch off ticket for every program attended. Participants must be signed up for the summer reading program to receive a ticket. Come join us as we kick off our adult summer reading program on Monday, June 12 at 5:00 PM at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. Light refreshments will be served, crafts will be made, come and groove to some music, and sign –up for summer reading. A “Thank You for Reading – Summer Reading Cookout” will be held at the conclusion of the program on Thursday, August 3 at 5:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Refreshments will be served and the grand prize drawing winner and top three readers will be announced and prizes handed out.
The program is free and open to all adults 18 years of age or older.  Participants must have a valid East Chicago Public Library card. This program is in partnership with the Foundations of East Chicago. For more information, please contact Lacey Klemm, Associate Director of Reference and Adult Services at (219) 397-2453

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Summer Reading Kick-off and Ice Cream Social

For Immediate Release

Youth Services Summer Reading Kick-off and Ice Cream Social
EAST CHICAGO (June 7, 2017) - Cool down with a sweet treat at the East Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Kick-off event on Monday, June 19 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. at the Main Library, located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The public is invited to attend the free event and registration is not required. We will have free activities and ice cream for participants, and you can use this opportunity to sign up for the 2017 Summer Reading Program! The event is is in partnership with the Foundations of East Chicago. For more information, call the Youth Services Department at the Main Library at 397-2453.
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