Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

EAST CHICAGO (June 28, 2019) – The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Thursday, 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, Roxana and Marktown.
Regular library hours will resume Friday, 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.

Local Author to Host Book Discussion at ECPL

Local Author to Host Book Discussion at ECPL

Local, award-winning author Rosemary Gard of Crown Point, Indiana will will host a book discussion at the main library of the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 East Columbus Drive, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Gard is the author of the "Destiny" series of novels about the lives of Slavic immigrants and their journeys to America in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The books take place across Europe, then moves to Gary, Indiana and eventually New Orleans. Gard will also have an assortment of handmade textiles on display, given to her as part of her dowry by her Croatian relatives during the 1950s. The author will also speak on the "perils and perks of self-publishing," offering advice for writers who wish to explore self-publishing their work. Aspiring authors are urged to attend. 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

CPL to Host Presentation for Reference USA Resource

PRESS RELEASE
June 11, 2019
For Immediate Release

ECPL to Host Presentation for Reference USA Resource

The East Chicago Public Library invests in a variety of research databases for the community to use. On Tuesday, June 18th, a representative from Reference USA will be demonstrating how to use a valuable database specifically for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and job seekers. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr.

Reference USA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Patrons may use Reference USA to gather the information to stay ahead of the competition, create informed business plans and target the location and proximity of competitors. Reference USA even allows you to search for minority businesses by gender or ethnicity. It can be used to find places in the community such as schools, houses of worship, museums, libraries, doctors, and hospitals.  It is also very popular with job hunters that use it to build customized lists of prospective employers by location, industry, or company size and to find real-time job listings from Indeed.com. Please join us at the East Chicago Public Library Columbus Dr. location for a free presentation of this valuable resource. Library resources are easy to use and free to access with your library card.

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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 Presentation for Reference USA Resource

PRESS RELEASE
June 11, 2019
For Immediate Release

ECPL to Host Presentation for Reference USA Resource

The East Chicago Public Library invests in a variety of research databases for the community to use. On Tuesday, June 18th, a representative from Reference USA will be demonstrating how to use a valuable database specifically for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and job seekers. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr.

Reference USA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Patrons may use Reference USA to gather the information to stay ahead of the competition, create informed business plans and target the location and proximity of competitors. Reference USA even allows you to search for minority businesses by gender or ethnicity. It can be used to find places in the community such as schools, houses of worship, museums, libraries, doctors, and hospitals.  It is also very popular with job hunters that use it to build customized lists of prospective employers by location, industry, or company size and to find real-time job listings from Indeed.com. Please join us at the East Chicago Public Library Columbus Dr. location for a free presentation of this valuable resource. Library resources are easy to use and free to access with your library card.

Summer Reading Kick-off – It’s Showtime at the Library!

For Immediate Release
Summer Reading Kick-off – It’s Showtime at the Library!
EAST CHICAGO (June 1, 2019) – Registration is under way for the East Chicago Public Library’s Summer Reading Club, a six-week program designed to stretch the imaginations and sharpen the reading skills of youngsters in preschool through high school as well as adults of all ages.
     “It’s Showtime at the Library” is the theme of the 2019 Summer Reading Club, with participants urged to “choose library materials that expand their curiosity and their creativity.” Participants who complete their reading goal, which varies among age groups, will receive a certificate of achievement during closing ceremonies. In addition, the top three readers in each age group at each location will be recognized.
The free program, which runs June 10 through July 24, features a variety of activities, including crafts, movies, games and storytelling. Participants also have the opportunity to earn exciting prizes, based on the number of books they read.  
Readers can participate in the Summer Reading Club at any one of six locations:  Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive; Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.; King Center, 4902 Melville Ave.; Bessie Owens Center, 4001 Alexander Ave.; Marktown Community Center, 3509 Spruce St.; and Roxana Community Center, 900 Shell Street.
Our opening program for adults will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library and our opening program for youth will be held on Monday, June 17 at 12 p.m. at the Main Library.  This summer ECPL will be kicking off youth summer reading with a Library Carnival. There will be animals, crafts, games, refreshments, and more. This event is free and open to all ages ranging from pre-school to high school as well as adults. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day of food, fun and entertainment.
The Summer Reading Program is in partnership with the Foundations of East Chicago.


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