Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Scrapbooking with Deb Slater

Join Deb Slater at the library for a fun Saturday activity of SCRAPBOOKING!

Saturday February 11 from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Bring your own materials and use Deb's tools and expertise. Class is free!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

St. Bernard's Church...on Washington Street?

Take a look at our newest addition to WhatWasThere.com: St Bernard's Church

The library has recently obtained a postcard of one of Crawfordsville's historic structures: St. Bernard's Catholic Church. This church, which sat on the corner of Washington and Pike Streets (where Chase Bank is now) was dedicated with much fanfare in 1876. The date written on the postcard -- 1874 -- is not the date of the picture, however, but rather the beginning of the construction. If you take a closer look at the postcard, you can see tracks running down the middle of Washington Street, and wires overhead. These tracks and wires were for the interurban trains that began servicing Crawfordsville in the early years of the 20th century. This view is one of the rare clear images that remain of the now demolished church.

You can use the WhatWasThere web site to see the old view superimposed on a current view of Crawfordsville.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club will meet on February 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Dellie Craig, Crawfordsville District Public Library staff, will present

Love and Marriage--Montgomery County Style

The program will be at the Crawfordsville District Public Library in the lower level in the Donnelley Room. Public invited. Call: (765) 362-2242, ext 118 for more information



Yu-Gi-Oh card game at CDPL at 5:15 p.m. on following dates:
  • 1/26
  • 2/2
  • 2/9
  • 2/16
  • 2/23
  • 3/1
  • 3/8
  • 3/22
  • 3/29
Call Michael Gurney to sign-up at 765-307-1673

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Photography books

New to the world of digital photography? CDPL has several books to guide one on this adventure!

Craig Alesse in his book Don't Take My Picture: How to Take Fantastic Digital Photos of Family and Friends (And Have Fun Too) advises photographers to take lots of pictures and from various angles. He lists pointers on devising picture compositions, taking group shots, capturing kids at their best, and many other topics.

This book and many other photography books can be found in CDPL's non-fiction collection. Borrow some now to start capturing digital lasting memories.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Agriculture in Montgomery County!

Opening to the public on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, this exhibit will cover the history of Agriculture in Montgomery County as well as the state of Agriculture today.

To create this exhibit we need your help. If you have photographs of the Montgomery County Fair or photographs of local people at the Indiana State Fair, the museum would be interested in borrowing them for the exhibit. Also, old farm tools, maps, Almanacs, FFA Jackets and more are needed to complete the visual picture of Montgomery County Agriculture. Any items from the 1979 Farm Progress Show here in the county would be most welcome. Items can be donated to the museum or loaned to the museum for the duration of the exhibit.

The Carnegie Museum is located at:

222 S. Washington Street (US 231)
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765-362-4618 (Front desk)
765-362-4622 (Curator)

Note: The image of the farm  is the "Benefiel Homestead," owned & improved by John L. Davis, Union Township, Montgomery County, from the Illustrated Atlas of Montgomery County (1878)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012



Saturday, Jan 21, 2012

Join Deb Slater at the library for a fun Saturday activity of SCRAPBOOKING from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Bring your own materials and use Deb's tools and expertise! FREE

Beekeeping class

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012

Bob (the Beeman) Congleton will be here to begin another session of his Beekeeping Classes. These are FREE, Fun, Informative and open to everyone.
Please...Sign up at the circulation desk.
9am to 12pm in the Donnelley Room

Sunday, January 08, 2012

In the Gallery -- January

Checkout the display at the Mary Bishop Gallery at the Crawfordsville District Public Library highlighting the work of Crawfordsville school children!

The display features work from students in kindergarten through high school. There will be a special reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the library before the Crawfordsville School Corporation's monthly board meeting, which will be in the basement.

The Gallery wil display the artwork through the end of January.


Stampin-up! card creating class on February 9

Join Brenda Helvie as she lets you use her tools and expertise to create 5 cards and a small project.

Cost is $10.00. Please sign up at the circulation desk.

Sponsored by CDPL