Wednesday, October 31, 2012


It's time for Scrapbooking with Deb Slater! Bring your memorabilia, but use Deb's tools and advice to create a beautiful scrapbook! Scrapbookers meet in the library's lower level from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.

Elementary Activity Time

Making A Circuit

CDPL will hold this special Elementary Activity Time on Monday, November 12th at 4:00 p.m.
Reservations required. Contact the Youth Services department at 765-362-2242 ext 115 to sign up.  For K through 5th grade students.

three girls. three stories. one show

three girls. three stories. one show

 three girls. three stories. one show
they found themselves talking on tin can and string phones. back and forth. each bright eyed and wanting to hear each other's story.
they couldn't believe they lived in the same mid town. found in the middle of this big. ole'. world. three girls. three stories. one show.
each using the tools and treasures they come across in this life.

to color outside of the lines. to wear golden yellow tights. to paint their hair pink. red. yellow.

stories of life. love. faith.  
c'ville public library. kelly barton. nina cunningham. tracy smoll.

entire month of november.

kelly barton ---
she skipped into the world. her accessories - big eyes of blue - and blonde tendrils. her beloved jimmy penned her as irish. a rare descriptive carried by her sass. and the lands that walked before her.

her grandmothers guided her with kisses. warm eats. and a view of their strength as they walked through their own days. she rode banana seat bikes. nibbled long strips of taffy - poolside as her skin turned golden. she felt the love from him and her. some days choosing to ignore it.
slowly she began to find her voice. the one that had been missing. the one that spoke the loudest. and rested deep in a little pocket reserved for such goodness. a stick full of bristles and hairs dips into color. and opens up her life.

her odd composition calls to them them through the glass. it shouted to LOVE WIDE. a phrase unknown at the time but familiar. upon closer inspection. the waves of distain became calm.
she walks through this mid earth town. carrying a simple box of blooms filled with tools for the day. footprints fading pink behind her. some don't understand her but that doesn't seem to matter. she wears her wings. the souls of her shoes...

nina cunningham ---
and she was a shy. hazel eyed. brown - haired girl. she liked to cut her hair but one day there wasn't any more to cut. so she painted it red.
she was born in the rural of new york. she grew up surrounded by dairy cows. rolling hills. and rivers. when she moved to this little mid town. she discovered that the scenery had changed to fields of corn. often when she told people she was from new york. they talked of the big apple. that big city. she would say no and told them she had never seen the statue of liberty.
but then she always added.  "there's always next week."
she discovered early on that she wanted to BE an artist. and her grandpa saw it in her doodles. she was grateful.
she never liked to bake. but she always liked to paint. and her favorite color was the same as that mid earth kindred. pink. not because of pleasantry of color but because of a gift. a gift of grace. pink grace.
she liked to look for hearts on the sidewalk. and she picked up items from the ground. looked at them on the palm of her hand. the discarded trash became her tiny treasures. she would bring them home. paint them all one color. and then glue them inside boxes...
tracy smoll ---
she watched with wide eyes of green. as her grandma cleared the dining room table and carefully opened the tissue patterns of paper. the carbon paper. the pinning of the patterns. the shears cutting through layers of calico. were magical.

she watched again as her grandma crocheted a pineapple stitch - in soft colors while watching the evening news. with much excitement and anticipation she opened her gifts. easel. paints. sewing box. and a record player. and it was blissful. as if opening gifts of empathy. love. and vision.

she created. loom potholders. dresses made of curtains. particular t-shirts. and paint. by. number owls.and then. she chose to share her art with the small ones. they would smile. and paint. and snarl. and draw. she would smile. and gush.
for her own self. she could choose any medium she desired. and she chose it all. it was fiber. it was paint. it was pen. and it was clay. but now. she chooses the earth. to express self...

Teen and Adult Texting Competition

The Teen and Adult Texting Competition on October 30 was fun for all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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

Thursday, November 1

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.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pavilion benches

Come see the new benches at your library's pavilion! Better yet, pick a nice day (or any day you want) to sit and enjoy this spot behind the library.


Story Times in November

Join us in Children's Services for story times!

Preschool story time: Mondays and Thursdays @ 10 a.m.

Baby story time: Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.

Toddler story time: Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

And don't forget Wiggle & Giggle!

It's music and movement for children ages 18 months to 4 years!

Tuesdays @ 4:15 p.m. and Fridays @ 10 a.m.

 *Note: There will be no story times or Wiggle & Giggle during the week of Thanksgiving (November 18-24).

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Spanish Class Starts In November!

CDPL will be offering Art of Spanish, a six week Spanish course taught by Adriana Deck. Each individual class costs $10. Must call Adriana at 376-9500 or email to sign up. Adult class 10a.m.-11a.m. and children from 11a.m.-12p.m. The class will meet on the following Saturdays:

November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15

Thursday, October 18, 2012

After Hours Genealogy Club meeting

After Hours Genealogy Research will be held at the library on Friday, October 26, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members will also train for our Bible Project data entry.

We will enjoy a pizza supper at 5:00 p.m. and then research on the 2nd floor until 9 p.m. The meeting is free, but donations are accepted towards pizza. Advance arrival (before 5:00 p.m.) is required.

Visitors Welcome. Please confirm your expected attendance by Wednesday, October 24 765-362-2242, Ext 118 or

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Deweys Do Book Club to meet in November

Deweys Do Book Club will be reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and discuss it in our next meeting. If you'd like to participate, please pick up a book at the Circulation desk!

We will meet on Monday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. in CDPL's lower level.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Party

CDPL will have a Fall Party in Youth Services on Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:45 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Join us for stories, games, crafts, and snacks.You can wear a costume, but please do not wear anything scary!

Pavilion benches

Pavilion benches are coming! Construction has begun on the benches that will be part of the library's pavilion area. We look forward to using this area even more in the near future!

Monday, October 15, 2012


Join Deb Slater for a fun and crafty Scrapbooking Session this Saturday, October 20, 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!

Texting Competition at CDPL

 Teen and Adult Texting Competition 
 October 30, 2012 6:00pm 

Eligibility: Ages 14 to 114. Contestant must have their own phone with texting capability.
Registration: Contestant must sign-up at the circulation desk or by calling 765-362-2242 ext. 109 before October 25th.

Age Groups: 14-20, 21-35, 36-114
Contestants under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Contest: This competition has two components:
1. Text entry - You will be given a printed message to type on your phone. The objective is to type this message as accurately and as quickly as possible.
2. Texting - You will be given a printed message to type on your phone. The objective is to type this message as quickly as possible in any texting style you wish so that the judges can understand your message. The judges will not have seen the message in advance. You can enter with any phone that is text-capable. The auto-correct function on your phone is allowed, but voice-dictation apps are not to be used.

Prizes: The contestants of each age group compete by process of elimination until there is one winner per age group. The winner will receive a $25 gift-card prize. The winners of each age group will then compete for the Ultimate Grand Prize: a gift basket of cell phone-related accessories.

CDPL is not liable for charges incurred to send text messages. CDPL staff members will not be allowed to handle a contestant’s cell phone.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Local Authors Book Fair

Calling all local authors!

If you would like to participate in this year's "CDPL Local Authors Book Signing Fair," please contact the circulation staff (765-362-2242 ext. 109) to sign up by November 11. The fair will be held at the library on December 6th from 5pm to 8pm and is open to the public. Take this great opportunity to promote your work to the community!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Crawfordsville Paranormal Society

Crawfordsville Paranormal Society will meet at the library on Friday, October 26, at 3 p.m. The society will discuss local paranormal activity and plan future events. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Check out the group's Facebook page for more information!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Calling all Cooks!

If you like to try new recipes and are eager to share your creations, try Taste of Home at CDPL!

Sign-up at the Circulation desk, pick a recipe from the Taste of Home Magazine, copy the recipe, and write the title of the recipe and page number on the Menu Sheet.

Bring your creation on October 22nd at 6 p.m. Enjoy new and tasty recipes with others in the community!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Meditation Session

Meditation at the Library

Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, join Sharon Parker for a relaxing afternoon. This free meditation session is on 

Sunday, October 14 at 3 p.m.

Start your week off right!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Learn about Property Taxes

Purdue Extension will be presenting an
On Local Government program
on Property Taxes.
October 15, 11a.m. to 1p.m.
This is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by CDPL.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Entries are accepted October 20th through October 22nd.Decorate your pumpkin as your favorite book character! Paint it, dress it, accessorize it, but no carving!

Check out some examples from last year's contest! 

Voting on the pumpkin entries will begin on October 23 and last until October 26. On October 27, the winners of the contest will be announced!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Paint with Mike in October!

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.

October sessions are on Tuesday, October 9th and Tuesday, October 23rd from 6-8 p.m.