Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Deweys Do CDPL's Book Club

Have you heard of the Deweys Do -- CDPL's Book Club?

It's back!

Date:September 12th 2011
Time: 6pm

Pick up a copy of Persuasion by Jane Austen at circulation and join the fun!

Grandparent's Story Time

Grandparent's Ocean Adventure Story Time

Kids, bring your grandparents for stories, snacks and a craft!

Call now to register! 362-2242 Ext 115

Home Court of Hoosier Hysteria

The Home Court of Hoosier Hysteria will be open through December 30, 2011. This exhibit commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the first High School Basketball Championship in Indiana, won by Crawfordsville in 1911. Also see items and information about the long and vibrant history of Basketball in Montgomery Count; from its roots in the local YMCA to the county high schools, Wabash College and much more!

Visit the Carnegie Museum!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Introductory Computer Classes

Introductory Computer Classes

The Crawfordsville District Public Library is offering an assortment of free, introductory computer classes for people who have little or no experience using a computer. The classes will be divided into two groups of students; ages 18-54 and ages 55 and up.

Students will be introduced to computer basics using laptop computers with Windows 7 Microsoft operating systems. The laptops will be equipped with mice and keyboards.

Registration now open!

To register for a class, visit the Reference desk on the second floor of the library, or call (765)362-2242, ext. 117 or ext. 100. No voice mails accepted. Class sizes are limited to five participants per class to allow for personalized instruction. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Wait lists will be formed if classes fill. Classes will be held in the Classroom in the lower level of the library.

Introduction to Computers
Ages 55 and up--Wed., Sept. 7, 14
Ages 18-54--Wed. Sept. 7, 14

Participants will be introduced to:
  • The inside of a computer
  • Basic computer terminology
  • Microsoft operating systems
  • Using a mouse and keyboard

Introduction to the Internet
Ages 55 and up--Wed. Sept. 21
Ages 18-54--Wed. Sept. 21

Participants will be introduced to:
  • The definition/history of the Internet
  • Internet browsers
  • Internet search engines
  • Searching on the Internet
  • Navigating a website
  • Bookmarking
Prerequisites: "Introduction to Computers" course or some familiarity with using a computer, basic terminology, using a mouse and keyboard.

Introduction to E-Mail
Ages 55 and up--Wed., Sept. 28
Ages 18-54--Wed., Sept. 28

Participants will be introduced to:
  • Creating an e-mail account
  • Creating strong passwords
  • Sending and receiving e-mails
Prerequisites: "Introduction to Computers" course or some familiarity with using a computer, basic terminology, using a mouse and keyboard.

Introduction to Computer Security
Ages 55 and up--Wed., Oct. 5
Ages 18-54--Wed., Oct. 5

Participants will be introduced to:
  • Definition of malware/spyware
  • Microsoft security updates
  • Free security programs
  • Backing up important files
Prerequisites: "Introduction to Computers" course or some familiarity with using a computer, basic terminology, using a mouse and a keyboard. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beat the Heat with Facebook!

When the weather reaches the 90s, it is time to find someplace cool and out of the heat. What better time to learn and practice your social networking skills. Afraid of Twitter and Facebook? CDPL has just the remedy to ease those concerns.

Tod Kelsey in his book Social Network Spaces: from Facebook to Twitter and Everything In Between encourages readers to join Facebook and start exploring. It is free and anyone can join. One of the many things you can accomplish on Facebook is sharing pictures. Family members can become Facebook friends and post pictures that they can share. This is especially beneficial for sharing photos of the kids with grandparents and other interested parties who live far away.

Dave Awl the author of facebook me! lists tasks you can do on Facebook:
  • Reconnect with old friends and make new ones
  • Keep track of what your friend are doing
  • Share information with friends by posting photos, videos, notes
  • Share links to other websites
  • Invite friends to get-togethers and parties

He also has tips and strategies for dealing with common problems and concerns:
  • How to protect your privacy
  • How to evaluate a friend request
  • How to decide what applications are trustworthy

More information and computers you can use to practice social networking skills are all available at CDPL.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Author Visit: Angie Klink

Author visit and book signing!

Author Angie Klink  will be here September 10th from 10am to 2pm.

Her latest book, Divided Paths/Common Ground is about two women who began the Purdue Extension Agency.

Read more about this book!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lego Block Party

The Youth Services Department at the Crawfordsville District Public Library will have a monthly "BLOCK PARTY" on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.! The next scheduled block party is on Saturday September 3rd!

There may or may not be a theme. Registration is required! Come use your imagination. Call 362-2242 ext 115 (no e-mails please).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ogden Nash!

Frederick Ogden Nash
August 17, is the birthday of the humorous poet Ogden Nash. He was born Frederick Ogden Nash in Rye, New York in 1902. No less than the New York Times wrote, "his droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best known producer of humorous poetry." His first job was as a writer of street car ads. Perhaps that is where he practiced his brevity and wit. The humor is often unique and could be said to be "oft-kilter" with its rhyming devices and created spellings. He was also know for his surprising puns. Here is a sample:

The panther is like a leopard, except it hasn't been peppered
Should you behold a panther crouch, prepare to say Ouch.
Better yet if called by a panther, Don't anther

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree
Indeed unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all

Ogden Nash also gave the world one line observation gems such as:

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch

He died on May 19, 1971; however, his wit and humor live on through his writings which you can find at CDPL (Check the catalog for Ogden Nash)

Nash, Ogden. Marriage Lines; Notes of a Student Husband. Boston: Little, Brown, 1964.
Nash, Ogden. Verses from 1929. Boston: Little, Brown, 1956.
Nash, Ogden. There's always Another Windmill. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968.
Smith, Linell Nash. Loving Letters from Ogden Nash: a Family Album. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bob Ross Painting

Jan Brown teaches Bob Ross painting technique

Tuesday Aug 16 at 5pm

Cost is $40. Bring your own 16x20 canvas and wear old clothes.

Sponsored by CDPL.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Weekly story time resumes!

Weekly story time resumes on August 22 in the Childen's Department!

Elementary K- 3rd: Monday - 4pm
Babies-up to 18mo: Tuesday - 10am

Toddlers - 18 mo to 3yrs: Wednesday - 10am

Preschool - ages 3,4,5:  Thursday - 10am and 2pm

"Art of Illusion" oil painting

Bill Pattison "Art of Illusion" oil painting class

August 20
9am to 4:30pm

A supply list (with sample painting) is available near the Circulation Desk.

cost $75.00
for info call: Pat Paris at765-376-6862

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Want to scrapbook?

Join Deb Slater as she gives you ideas and use of her tools to make wonderful scrapbooks.

Bring your own materials for a fun-filled day!

Saturday,  9am to 4:30pm

Sponsored by CDPL

Resume help


Writing a resume can be a chore! Need some help getting your resume done? Help is available at CDPL!

Karen Zach and Suzie Baldwin will help you write your resume or even proofread your current resume.

August 8 (Monday)
7pm to 8 pm @ CDPL (basement)

FREE! Sponsored by CDPL

Monday, August 01, 2011

The Amish Cook

A Q & A with The Amish Cook's Editor Kevin Williams
As seen weekly in The Journal Review

August 4 @ 10:30 AM
Crawfordsville District Public Library

Kevin is a nationally noted speaker and author about anything Amish. In addition to being creator and editor of The Amish Cook column, Kevin has authored two soon-to-be-released fiction books about the Amish.