Friday, March 30, 2007

Present Indiana Program -- Vonnegut: a Hoosier Legacy

The Present Indiana Program invites you to Vonnegut: A Hoosier Legacy, by Aaron Spolarich (Wabash College '08)

Monday - April 2, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m.
Lower Level Classroom (Room D)

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Gallery: Spring's Delicate, Delicious Dance of the Quilts

gallery at CDPL Winter hibernation is over! Spirits rise with the first hint of spring! Fantastic fabric forays, fresh from the hands of Sugar Creek Quilt Artist's winter wonderland, are blooming quietly in a profusion of color and beauty in the Public Library's Mary Bishop Memorial Art Gallery beginning Monday, March 19 and lasting until Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

With a core of 60 active members, Sugar Creek Quilters try to learn about and enjoy everything relating to the art of quilting. Member's interests range from those who enjoy simply being around or under quilts, to those who create bed quilts, art-quilts, patterns, clothing and everything in between. Members' fun-loving camaraderie, whether visiting a quilt shop, taking a class or quilting together, is an amazing thing to see and always is so stimulating.

The group meets in the Public Library's Lower Level on the third Monday of each month at 6:30. Everyone is welcome! Cost for membership is $15.00 per year. This includes a monthly newsletter, the opportunity to take workshops and hear state-of-the-art speakers at each monthly meeting.

Quilters travel on a whim, in groups or alone, to quilt shows and shops around the country. A visit to Rosemont, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky each April is always a treat, as is the March Bloomington Indiana exhibit. Minnesota and Wisconsin attract attention with exhibits in June and September.

A road trip to Threads of Time, a new quilt shop in Danville, Illinois, provided a uniquely unusual winter rescue for mired minds. What a joy to be welcomed so warmly by a happy, knowledgeable staff, whose customer service skills were way above the ordinary. On the drive home, members raved about being served tasty refreshments, the quality and diversity of merchandise and the pleasantness of the owner and staff. I guarantee you, no one left with just refreshments!!!

Quilts, this year, have interesting and enticing titles; Humble Pie, Hangin' Out to Dry, Texas Two Step, Black and White Beauty, Friends on the Block, My Feathered Friends, The Heart of Peace, Everyone Needs A Place in the Sun, Girls from Ghana and Are We There Yet? With names like these, imagine what the quilts look like, then pay a visit to the exhibit and see how close your vision comes to the real thing. I promise you'll enjoy!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Construction pictures of Carnegie Museum

The Carnegie building is in the final stages of its remodeling to become the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County! You can view some recent pictures on the Carnegie web site.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Library closed on Friday, March 9

The library will be closed all day on Friday, March 9, in order to host a district library conference. We will reopen on Saturday, March 10, at 9am. We apologize for any inconvenience!