EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering free programs the week of April 11-17 at the Main and Pastrick Branch Libraries.
This is a national observance that was first sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April as a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.
"Libraries are the heart of every community and our library helps our community thrive," says Manuel Montalvo, East Chicago library director.
Montalvo said community uses the library year round for meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help, as well as free access to computers, books, movies and music. And, many materials are offered in Spanish.
For more information, contact Kimberly Julkes, associate director of programming at 219.397.2453 Ext. 19 or visit www.ecpl.org for a complete schedule of events.
Library Week Events
Monday, April 12
Creative Dramatics: 3:30 to 5 p.m.(Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive).
Read to a Senior Day: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Outreach Dept.)
Tuesday, April 13
Library Scavenger Hunt: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Main Library.
Wednesday, April 14
Book Signing/Reception: 4-7 p.m. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, former Governor of Puerto Rico author of: ¿Así Fue…Y Ahora Qué? at the Main Library.
Book Talk Finale: 3:30-5 p.m. The library's Outreach department will host a book talk at all Outreach locations.
Free Movie Rental(3 max.): 9 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. ( Main and Pastrick Branch Libraries)
Thursday, April 15
"Night of Stars": 6-7:30 p.m. To celebrate and recognize 5th and 6th grade stars of Franklin Academy. (Main Library)
Friday, April 16
Fine Free Friday: Bring in your overdue library books and movies (today only) and have your fines waived at all library locations.
Adult Roundtable Book Discussion: 10:30 a.m (Main Library).