Friday, June 29, 2012

Yu-gi-oh! and Magic

Yu-gi-oh! and Magic
Play Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic every Thursday at CDPL.
Games begin at 4:30 p.m.. To join, you must be at least 16 years old.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Genealogy Club meeting

Come share your family artifact! 

Join the Genealogy Club of Montgomery County for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm. Club members and guests will participate in a discussion entitled Round Table: Sharing A Family Artifact. Please limit individual talks to 5 minutes.

The meeting will be held at the Crawfordsville District Public Library in the Donnelley Room. Public Invited. Call: (765) 362-2242, Ext 118 for more information.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adult Summer Reading begins on June 25th!

CDPL’s Big Adventure 
Summer 2012 
Read Mysteries, Suspense, or Adventures! 

Ahoy, Matey… Batten down the Hatches cause you’re in for an adventure!!
The adventure begins June 25th and the last day to “play” is August 3rd. A drawing will be held August 3rd at 4:30 p.m. to see who will not have to walk the plank! Hardy, Har, Har, Matey!

Rules of the Game
Signup starts June 25th. Read 7 books in 6 weeks. Items need to be checked out from CDPL. You may listen to audio books, if desired. Follow the Treasure Map to claim your prizes. Last day to sign up is July 23rd.

Earn Prizes
Weekly Prizes: 2 weekly prizes will be drawn every Monday. One will be a gift bag with donations from local businesses. The second will be for a free book of your choice.

Grand Prize: You must reach the treasure chest before August 3rd at noon to be entered into this drawing… You must fill out the Grand Prize Ticket when finished.

Shiver me timbers, Can you handle this adventure? If you have any further questions or comments please contact the Circulation desk!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Three Strikes of the Match

Alan Metsker will tell the story of the First day of the American Revolution. Just in time for the 4th of July!

The retelling will take place outside at CDPL's Pavilion on Tuesday July 3rd at 6pm! Alan's rendition of Three Strikes of the Match is a riveting tale of those first hours of the Revolutionary War. If it rains the event will be inside. 

Sponsored by CDPL 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Genocides of the 20th Century

Larry Grimes will be visiting once again to speak about
"Genocides of  the 20th Century"

Lecture at 6:30pm on Monday, July 2nd!

Mr. Grimes has completed a Fellowship he received from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in  Washington Museum, which is quite an honor: only 15 teachers throughout the U.S. are asked to join in this prestigious Fellowship.

Sponsored by CDPL


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Scrapbooking on Saturday

with Deb Slater

Saturday, June 16th
9:30 a.m.
CDPL, Lower Level

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In the Gallery

Nature Personified
(To conceive of/or represent as an artist has in an interpretation of subjects viewed)
By Shirley Biddle-Freeman

Her work is on display in the Mary Bishop Gallery at the Crawfordsville District Library through July 30th.

Shirley Biddle Freeman, an Indiana Artist, is mostly self-taught, even though she has been privileged to study with some of the finest painters in the United States of America and Mexico. She considers it a gift from God to be able to share her talent and education with student artists in classes and workshops in many states. No greater joy is felt than when others feel a sense of happiness when viewing their paintings and seeing the delight in the eyes of her students when they understand the process of watercolors. The greatest reward is enjoying the creative ability not only for health of body and mind, but for what we can share with others. Her work has been accepted in state, regional and national juried shows some of which include The Oil Painters of America (OPA), The Wabash Valley Watercolor Society, BRAC, Seneca SC. The Hoosier Salon, and the Watercolor Society of Indiana (WSI) of which she has reached signature status.
This Internationally known artist's paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in most of the fifty United States, including Government offices in Washington D. C. also in Australia, Puerto Rico & many European countries.

Shirley Biddle-Freeman has had solo shows in multiple states and participated in group exhibitions in many more. She has also been featured in many magazines and on television.

Traditionally Rooted Contemporary Elegance
Stonework and Bronzes
By Fine Artist Valerie Jean Shafer

In my sculpture, I tend to take a less is more approach. I believe that by paring a thing down to its essence, the spirituality behind it more easily revealed to the viewer. The simplicity of these forms, even those inspired by ancient American artifacts, evokes a sense of elegance with a decidedly contemporary feel. My home and studio happen to be located on the exact spot the last forced removal of Native Americans from Indiana began in 1838. This reality has encouraged my exploration into my own Cherokee heritage and inspired a body of work that draws upon a form vocabulary of American Indian artifacts from prehistory. They silently speak of the beauty of Native American culture beyond the usual stereotypes, and reveal Indians as the inhabitants of the Americas far longer that most people believe. Many correspond to universal archetypes, bearing similarities in both appearance and function to other prehistoric stone implements from around the world – suggestive of a commonality in the development of humankind. Others, like birdstones, are quintessential relics communicating a uniquely North American indigenous perspective.

Whether small artifacts lying in a cornfield, or large sculptures prominently displayed, these intriguing forms have a strong impact on their surrounding environment. The essence of spirituality is ever present to the viewer. By sharing my reverence for these objects, the motives behind which span from a matter of survival to the expression of the sacred, it is my hope to engage the viewer in a dialogue that will expand awareness of and appreciation for the beauty and complexity of ancient Indian culture.

My formal education includes holding a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana: an Associate in Science in Education degree from Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana; and several years of study in bronze casting at Indiana University in South Bend.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Hidden History of Montgomery County, Indiana authors at Strawberry Festival

The authors of Hidden History of Montgomery County, Indiana, published by The History Press in 2012, were at the Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9, from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Jodie Steelman Wilson, Rebecca McDole, and Emily Griffin Winfrey signed copies of their book and enjoyed promoting local history. The authors are all staff members from the Reference/Local History Department of the Crawfordsville District Public Library.

Get a preview of this fascinating book at Google Books.

The book is on sale at the library, the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, and other local museums and stores. It is also available online from:

Friday, June 08, 2012

Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop and Open Mic

Saturday, June 30th

Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m.
Open Mic from 3 to 4 p.m.

Workshop will be led by published poetry author, Jo Taylor. Participants can be as young as 10!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Banjo Nutz!

For a knee slappin' good time bring dad (and everyone else in the family) to CDPL's new pavilion June 16 at 3:30 to see and hear The Banjo Nutz.

Yee Haw!

Sponsored by CDPL.

Bring your lawn chair -- in case of rain, we will move indoors to Meeting Room D.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Meet the authors of HHMC at the Strawberry Festival

Meet the authors of Hidden History of Montgomery County, Indiana, published by The History Press in 2012.

Jodie Steelman Wilson, Emily Griffin Winfrey, and Rebecca McDole will sign copies of their book at the Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9, from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Look for the authors in front of the Lane Place. Don't forget to take a tour of the Lane Place after you get your book!