Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In the Gallery: The Moment It Clicks

The Moment It Clicks: Photography of Kim Johnson
The Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery at the Crawfordsville District Public Library presents the extraordinary work of local photographer Kim Johnson. The photo exhibit The Moment It Clicks runs through August 29th. When asked about her thoughts on Photography Kim responded, "Photography allows me to cling to the awe that I feel when I am looking right at the face of God through a new baby, a butterfly, or a tree in the fall, or when I am capturing God's laughter through a family that is happy to be together, or discovering again God's amazing creation in a pair of sparkling blue eyes."

Kim Johnson was raised in Crawfordsville, received her Bachelor's and Masters degrees from Purdue. She explains how she became interested in photography, "Photography has always been a hobby but really began to take shape when I started shooting my own photos for the marketing work I was doing. I became involved in a local art show, sold a few pieces, and started getting requests to take portraits for friends. Since then I continue to fall more in love with photography every time the shutter clicks.

"My "day job" in the Communications Office at Wabash College is intertwined with writing, design, and photography. I am also a wife and the mother of a four-year-old that, like most four-year-olds, does not stop moving unless she is asleep."

Kim says she has two simple goals with my photography: "bring glory to God by helping people capture the big and small miracles of life – because truly, every moment we continue to move and breathe and love and live is a miracle; and second, to walk away from every shoot saying "that was the best work I have done." Her work, as demonstrated by the over 100 images in the gallery, proves that she is achieving those goals.

The Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery at the Crawfordsville District Public is located at 205 S Washington Street in Crawfordsville. Hours for the gallery are the same as the public library hours, Monday through Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Xtreme Science Magic

Join us on Tuesday, August 7th for an Xtreme Science Magic demonstration! The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Services Department. All ages are welcome, and no registration is needed.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wiggle & Giggle!

Wiggle and Giggle @ CDPL!

Music and Movement for kids 18 months to 5 years. Tagalongs welcome! Join the fun!

This Tuesday and Thursday (July 24 and July 27) in the Youth Services Department.

The last chance to Wiggle and Giggle until later in August! Call the Youth Services Department for information and to register (765-362-2242 ext 115).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Security and Identity Theft Lecture

Don't be a Victim: Protect Yourself from
Scams and Identity Theft

Monday, July 23rd, at 6pm

CDPL is sponsoring this consumer protection presentation from the Indiana Attorney General's Office. The public will learn about the latest scams, techniques, and deceptive practices used by fraudsters on the phone, though the mail, and on the computer. Learn the importance of protecting your personal information (including your social security number), how to check your credit and report anything fraudulent on it, and how to freeze your credit. This is a very important and informative program for all adults! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Jewelry Making Class

The original August 4th session has been cancelled. 
The jewelry making class will now be held on Saturday August 25th!

Join us for a day of fun and jewelry making!

There are two sessions on Saturday August 25th.
During the morning session (9-12 a.m.), we will be making earrings.
In the afternoon session (1-4 p.m.), we will make bracelets and necklaces.

All participants will receive a jewelry making starter kit and will leave each session with at least three completed items! Sessions cost $20 each or $30 for both sessions. You must sign up at the Circulation desk and pay the class fee.  Participants must be 13 years or older.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Extra Mile Reading begins in Youth Services

Extra Mile Reading at the Crawfordsville District Public Library

July 11 - August 10, 2012

Children may go the “extra mile” and continue reading for the rest of the summer. All time must be turned in by 5:00 on August 10th. A drawing will be held on Saturday, August 11 for gift cards to Barnes and Noble (need not be present to win).

Here’s how to participate:
  1. Read for 1 hour
  2. Fill out an Extra Mile Ticket
  3. Have a parent sign on the back
  4. Place it in the box at the library

Friday, July 06, 2012

Book clubs meet Monday

Don't forget to finish reading your books this weekend!

CDPL's book clubs will be holding their monthly discussions on Monday, July 9th at 6:30 p.m.

The Deweys Do will discuss The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.
The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club will discuss A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Find out more on our book clubs page!

Scrapbooking Session this Saturday

Deb Slater will share her scrapbooking tools and expertise all day tomorrow at the library!

Scrapbooking begins at 9:30 in the morning and lasts all day. For more information, contact the circulation desk.

Melchior Marionettes

Melchior Marionettes Program in Youth Services
Tuesday, July 10, 6:45 p.m.

Come be amazed at how the puppeteer pulls the strings to make the beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes come to life!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Coupon Class

Coupon Class 

Date: July 16th
Time: 6pm
Cost: $10

If you would like to learn how to take full advantage of couponing, this is the class for you! Please, sign-up at Circulation