Sunday, September 30, 2012

Genealogy Club Organization

Genealogy Club of Montgomery County, IN

Organizational meeting for the 2012-2013 year at the Crawfordsville District Public Library in the lower level in Donnelley Room.
October 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Public invited.
Call: (765)362-2242, Ext 118 or for more information.

Civil War Lecture Series Continues

Civil War Lecture Series will continue with "Breakfast at Fort Donelson," presented by Chuck Beemer, and "Tarnished Stars: Lew Wallace and the Defense of Cincinnati," presented by Roger Adams.
Sponsored by the Lew Wallace Study and Museum in cooperation with Crawfordsville District Public Library.
October 18, 7 p.m.

Yu-Gi-Oh in October

Play Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every Thursday in October

Contact Mike Gurney for information and to sign-up at 307-0495. Must be 16 years old or accompanied by a parent to play. Sponsored by CDPL.  Free to play.

Join us on October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Book Club

Never Judge a Book by Its Movie!
CDPL's new book club will be meeting October 25th at 6:30pm to discuss

The Freedom Writers Diary

(You may watch the movie on your own)

Sponsored by CDPL

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sidewalk chalk!

Youth Services invites you to Sidewalk Chalk on the pavilion!

October 10

Create with sidewalk chalk!

Bubble Time on the pavilion!

Youth Services invites you to Bubble Time on the pavilion.

October 9
10:00 am

Bubbles and bubble-making instruments will be provided.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fraud and Scam Alert

Fraud and Scam Alert

October 2

A representative from the Attorney Generals Office will be here to inform the public about the newest scams, identity theft, and fraud, and how to protect yourself.

Free and open to all!

Downtown Art Walk

Downtown Art Walk - Art Walk On Washington
...will take place at the Carnegie Museum.

This event is being held in conjunction with five other venues along Washington Street in downtown Crawfordsville
September 27 from 5 to 8 pm

Both CDPL Gallery and CMMC are participating!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Deweys Do

Book Club!

Deweys Do, one of CDPL's Book Clubs, will be reading The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.

October 8, 2012
Starts at 6:30pm.


Monday, September 17, 2012

The Crawfordsville Paranormal Society

The Crawfordsville Paranormal Society will meet at 3pm, for discussion and planning.
September 21


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Purdue Extension Webinar

Incorporating climate change impact into community planning efforts
Purdue Extension Montgomery County
Educational Webinar at Crawfordsville District Public Library
Monday, September 17th 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Purdue Extension is hosting a webinar on incorporating climate change impact in community planning efforts on Monday, September 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm. Climate change can involve various types of extremes in weather impacting a community. The floods of 2008 caused significant damage in many communities and gained a lot of attention. Certainly the heat and drought of 2012 is an example of severe weather extremes. Two communities will share their planning efforts for climate change in the future particularly as it deals with flooding and flood plain developments. Staff from the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant will discuss resources available to communities for climate impact planning.

The program can be viewed at designated Extension Offices around the state. Interested viewers with DSL or faster internet connections can also view the program live. For more information about the program, contact Montgomery County - Purdue Extension Office. 765-364-6363 or via email: Joy: Autumn:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Paranormal Society meetings

Crawfordsville Paranormal Society

Friday September 14
New members will meet at 3pm in the Conference room. If you are interested in researching or discussing paranormal activity in the area, please come. Must be 18 years old or older. Sponsored by CDPL.

Monday September 17
New members will meet at 6:30pm in the Conference room. If you are interested in searching for paranormal activity in the area, please come. Must be 18 years old or older. Sponsored by CDPL.

Friday, September 07, 2012

New Non-Fiction DVDs from PBS


Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death.  

Freedom Riders

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.

The Interrupters

The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who, with bravado, humility, and even humor, try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, this documentary captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in America's cities.  

The Buddha
Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion..

The Amish
Explores the insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 400-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. The film examines the beliefs, lifestyle, and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. The Amish is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the world of the Amish.     

Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.

Activities in Youth Services

Don't forget about the library's regular events for children! There is no registration for any of these programs at this time. Just drop in and enjoy!

Programs include:

Baby Story Time for ages up to 18 months every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Wiggle and Giggle for ages 18 months to 4 years every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

Toddler Story Time for ages 18 months to 3 years every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Preschool Story Time for ages 3 to 5 years every Thursday at 10 a.m.

Wiggle and Giggle for ages 18 months to 4 years every Friday at 10 a.m.

We will also hold an Elementary Program for ages K-5 every 2nd Monday of the month at 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Friends Book Sale

Looking for book bargains?

The Friends of the Crawfordsville District Public Library will hold their monthly Book Sale this weekend!

Saturday, September 8th
9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

CDPL, Lower Level

Scrapbooking Session

Join Deb Slater for a fun and crafty Scrapbooking Session this Saturday, September 8, at the library. Scrapbookers meet in the library's lower level from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Bring your memorabilia but use Deb's tools and advice to create a beautiful scrapbook!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Genealogy Club Annual Dinner and Meeting

The Genealogy Club's Annual Dinner and Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Donnelley Room of the Crawfordsville District Public Library. The meeting will include a presentation by Surveyor Jim Swift that is entitled
"Stone Hunter, Washington, Jefferson, & Me."

No charge for the speaker and meeting, but reservations are REQUIRED for the dinner. Please R.S.V. P. before Friday, September 7, 2012. For reservations, call Mike Mitchell (765-362-0467), Dellie Craig (765-362-2242, Ext 118), or the Library's Reference Desk (362-2242, ext 117). Payment of $12.00 for the meal must be made by Monday, September 10, 2012. VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME. For more information, please contact Dellie Craig from 9 am-5 pm or email

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Happy Birthday, Malcolm Gladwell!

Malcolm Gladwell celebrates his birthday on September 3. Born in England in 1963, but raised in Canada, Gladwell has been a longtime journalist for the New Yorker. He even once was a writer for the conservative journal The Spectator and lived in Indiana.
When Gladwell started at the New Yorker he set out to "mine current academic research for insight, theories, direction or inspiration." His first book The Tipping Point, examines when and why major changes happen in society. The "Tipping Point" is a term used in epidemiology to explain when a virus reaches a critical mass and begins to spread at a higher rate.
He has written three additional books that can be found at CDPL -- Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw. In the Outliers he proposes that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become proficient and successful. One example he uses of this is the famous rock group the Beatles. They honed their music skills with at least 10,000 hours of performance in small venues in Germany before hitting the big time.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

September Paint-Ins

On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month,

Paint-in with Mike Bowman!

Join Mike for an informal evening. You may join in, just watch, or bring your own project and get advice. The only thing you must do is enjoy yourself.

September sessions are on Tuesday September 11th and September 25th from 6-8 p.m.