Our January Paint computer class was all about using shapes and colors to create works of art. With Cheryl to guide them, the participants, ages 6-11, each created 3 pieces. The first could be anything they wanted. For the other two pieces, they used specific works for inspiration: Composition II in Red Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian and Several Circles by Vasily Kandinsky. Before the Kandinsky project, they were also shown some of Josef Albers’ work with colored squares, encouraging them to think of colors and shapes, and not just circles.
Here are some of their creations:
Homework Help @ Your Library
If you need help with your homework, you can stop at any Elkhart Public Library location. National Honor Society students from Elkhart Central and Memorial High Schools will be there to help you with just about any subject. You will not need to make an appointment. Just stop in at the times listed below. Homework help runs from September to early May.
Times and Locations:
- Main Library – Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Pierre Moran Branch Library – Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Osolo Branch Library – Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Dunlap Branch – Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Cleveland Branch Library – Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information contact us by email or phone at (574) 522-2223.
Storytimes at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens were so much fun last year, we have decided to do it again! We will meet in the English Cottage Garden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, May through October, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Someone from the Elkhart Public Library will be there to share stories and songs and lots of fun. Tuesdays are free at the Wellfield, so you will not have to pay to get in. Bring the whole family and a blanket to share. If it rains, the Wellfield will have a tent for shelter.
Garden Story Time 2013
6:00 p.m. (rain or shine):
Elkhart Public Library has a new computer for kids just like you!
The Literacy Computer is for kids ages 2-8. The computer is equipped with a touchscreen, a mouse, and a color-coded keyboard. It has over 60 games that kids will love. You don’t even need a library card to get on.
You can play Diego’s Safari Rescue, JumpStart Learning, Kid Pix 3D, Sesame Street, and many other games with your favorite characters. All the games on the computer help with skills like math, reading, and science and you’ll have lots of fun too. Come to the library to try it out today. Just come to the Children’s Desk to ask for the day’s password.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.