Sunday, December 22, 2013

Personalized Computer Training Sessions

Sign up now for free, thirty-minute, one-on-one, personalized computer training sessions for the topic of your choice. Instruction provided by the Crawfordsville District Public Library Technical Services Dept. Sessions held Saturdays Jan 4, 11, 18 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
Time slots offered:
1:00-1:30, 1:45-2:15, 2:30-3:00, 3:15-3:45
Registration required.
To register, call 362-2242, ext. 100.
(Does not include computer software/hardware repair)

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Genealogy Club

We invite you to attend the meeting of the Genealogy Club of Montgomery County at the Crawfordsville District Public Library in the Donnelley Room on the basement floor on the second Tuesday of December at 7 p.m. 
Visitors are welcome to attend December 10!
Call 765-362-2242 ext. 118 or email for more information.

Saturday, December 07, 2013


Two scary Halloween ghosts
Crawfordsville Paranormal Society
Second Sunday of the month, December 8
All are welcome (over 18 years of age) to join the group. Serious participants only please. 

Thursday, December 05, 2013


Scrapbooking with Deb Slater
December 7,  2013
Bring your own memorabilia and book, and use Deb's expertise and tools.
Join Deb for a fun day! 

Wednesday, December 04, 2013


Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic Card Games
4pm - 8:30pm
FUN and FREE. Call Mike Gurney at 307-0495 with any questions.
Every Thursday in December!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

3rd Annual Local Author Fair

December 14, 2013
12-4 p.m.
Local authors available for a public meet and greet. Autographed copies available for the public to buy.
Quill pen writing in ink on stationery

Friday, November 22, 2013

Read an Award-Winning Book!

The Good Lord birdThe 2013 National Book Awards were announced on November 20! Check out fiction winner James McBride's The Good Lord Bird. McBride tells the story of a young slave traveling with abolitionist John Brown. Henry, the slave, is mistaken for a girl, taken from his master by Brown, and gives a first-hand account of the raid on Harper's Ferry.
The thing about luck
Cynthia Kadohata won the Young People's Literature prize for The Thing About Luck. Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.

The unwinding : an inner history of the new AmericaThe Unwinding: an Inner History of the New America by George Packer won the nonfiction award. Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation.

Younger readers can find the newest Young Hoosier Book Award nominees in Children's Services.  There are books on a variety of topics for any age.

Want to find more award winners to read? You can find lists on our Readers Advisory page!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Santa Claus and Cookies

Profile view of Santa Claus wearing his hat
December 8, 2013
Come visit with Santa, eat some cookies, and play some games.
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins November 16th - first come, first serve - limited number of spots available!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Liberty Seed "Story of the start of the Revolutionary War"

Alan Metsker will be here on November 18 at 6pm to tell the story of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. You will be spellbound to hear Alan tell this story! A great way to begin the Thanksgiving Season!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mystery Book Club

The case of the missing servant : from the files of Vish Puri, India's "most private investigator"
Join Sandra Salazar on November 19 at 6pm for a dicussion about "The case of the Missing Servant," by Tarquin Hall. "A prominent lawyer who asks Puri to find a missing servant is arrested for the young woman's murder when her body is found, requiring complex work by Puri's staff. Meanwhile, he must check out the squeaky-clean fianc of the granddaughter of a revered war hero. And Puri's visiting Mummy-ji undertakes her own search when her son is shot at."

Monday, November 11, 2013

Elementary Book Club

The true gift : a Christmas storyJoin Ms. Janella on November 18 at 3:30pm. This month's book is The True Gift by Patricia MacLachlan.
Registration is required, call 765-362-2242, ext. 115.

Genealogy Club Meeting

Genealogy Club of Montgomery County 7:00 pm, November 12, 2013. 
Meet Stephen Thompson who will tell us about the Mormon Genealogy site and answer your genealogy questions.
Stephen Thompson, Mormon Church Genealogist. 
Crawfordsville District Public Library Lower Level in Donnelley Room. 
Public Invited 
Call: (765) 362-2242, Ext 118 for more information. 

Friday, November 08, 2013


Crawfordsville Paranormal Society
November 10, 3pm-4:30pm
All are welcome (over 18 years of age) to join the group.
Serious participants only please.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic Card Games
4pm - 8:30pm
FUN and FREE. 
Call Mike Gurney at 307-0495 with any questions.
November 7, 14, 21

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Holiday Recipe Cook-Off

Enter your favorite holiday dish in our Holiday Recipe Cook-off!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Cooks: Bring food from 12-12:45pm.
Tasters (anyone in the library who would like to participate): Taste from 1-2pm.
Cooks must sign-up at Circulation no later than November 7th. You will be given rules at that time.  
Plates, napkins, tableware, and water furnished by CDPL. 

Monday, November 04, 2013

Learn Spanish!

Spanish classes with Adriana Deck continue in November. 

Beginners, if you are interested in learning Basic Spanish, this is the class for you: Tuesdays from 4-5p.m.

Ready for more? If you would like to become fluent in Spanish, this is the class for you: Thursdays from 6-7p.m.

Kids, Adriana Deck can teach you the Spanish language: Thursdays from 5-6p.m.

 If you have questions, call Adriana at 765-376-9500. Cost is $10 per class.

Clases de Ingles:Profesora Adriana Deck de 7p.m. a 8 p.m. Costo es $10 cada semana. Si tiene preguntas sobre las clases de ingles, puede llamar Adriana al (765) 365-9500.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Digital Photography Workshop

Learn to take digital images of your art. Take this workshop on November 5 from 6-8:30 pm. FREE! Register by contacting Tetia Lee of the Tippecanoe Art Federation at 765-423-2787 or email Limited to 20 registrants.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Computer Technology Assistance Drop-in Session

Help with your phone, tablet, or computer! DROP-IN
Saturdays at 2pm in November
Barry Weliver
Computer Technologist with expert knowledge in Apple, Microsoft, and more, will be here to answer your questions; how do you- Skype, set up an email account, pay bills, shop for plane tickets, delete a program, decide what computer or device to buy, what is the best security for your device or PC?
There is no question too small or too big for Barry!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sign Language Class

Sign Language Class
Offered by Wabash Student Alexander Hernandes
2-4 every other Saturday
November 2 & 16

Monday, October 28, 2013


Scrapbooking with Deb Slater
November 2, 2013
Bring your own memorabilia and book, and use Deb's expertise and tools. 
Join Deb for a fun day! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Social Security Seminar

On October 29, join us at the library for a Social Security seminar "Preserving Income Through Retirement Years." The seminar begins at 5:30p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Knit/Crochet Class

Knit Yoga Socks or Crochet Snowflakes
Tuesday, October 29, 6pm.
According to Instructor Sandra Salazar, this is a very easy knit or crochet that anyone can do and have done well before Christmas. If you would like to knit, bring three or four small scrap balls of worsted weight yarn in clearly contrasting colors (red, blue, green, yellow or black, white, orange and pink) and size 6 or 7 needles. To crochet, bring a ball of bedspread weight thread and a crochet hook about size 7.
Cost is $5 for the class.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Genealogy After Hours

October 25, 5-9pm.
Must arrive before 5pm.
Pizza Supper, Donnelley Room, 5pm
Unlimited Research, 6-9pm.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Watercolor Art Class

Pat Fay Watercolor Art Class
Saturday, October 26
Make a beautiful watercolor as seen near the circ desk. 
Cost is $40, which includes ALL materials. 

Art Walk on Washington - AWOW!

The 3rd Annual ART WALK ON WASHINGTON takes place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm. Many venues in downtown Crawfordsville are participating. Visit the Carnegie Museum and the Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery at the Crawfordsville Library, and many other locations: 
Athens Arts: 113 North Washington Street
CreativeLAB: just off Washington Street at 117 East Main Street
My Artz Desire: 119 South Washington Street
The Green Street Gallery/Jerry Smith Studio: 119 S. Green Street
Rotary Jail Museum & Tannenbaum Cultural Center: 225 North Washington Street. 
It will be quite an event, light refreshments will be served at multiple locations.  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Horrifying Halloween Reads

Looking for a scary book to read this October? Visit the library and check out one of these!
The shiningThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson...
and see the movie based on the book, The Haunting.

The Shining by Stephen King...
then read the brand new sequel, Doctor Sleep.

Like classics? Here are some horror stories from your favorite authors!
Complete stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe.Complete stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Dracula by Bram Stoker.

In the mood for something truly frightening? See if you can handle one of these tales!
Heart-shaped boxHeart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King).
Bad men by John Connolly.
The Dunwich horror and others by H. P. Lovecraft.

Find more suggestions at CDPL's Readers Advisory page!

Hoosier Heartland State Bank Seminar

Hoosier Heartland State Bank will have a two part seminar on the topic of Aid & Attendance Benefit, Long Term Care Insurance, and Estate Planning. The seminar will take place at the library on October 22nd and 24th, from 6pm-8pm. No registration required, and this event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Never Judge a Book by its Movie

SeabiscuitJoin this book club 6:30pm on October 24 for popcorn and discuss "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand. We meet outside in the Pavilion, weather permitting. Bring chairs and drinks. Sign-up at the Circulation Desk to borrow the book and the movie.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Family Book Club

Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixRead together as a family! This month's selection is "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling. Visit the library at 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 22 for discussion and popcorn outside in the Pavilion, weather permitting. Bring chairs and drinks. Sign-up at the Circulation Desk to borrow the book and movie.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Youth Book Club

Join Ms. Janella for Youth Book Club on Monday, October 21st from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Reservations are required, so RSVP today: 362-2242, ext. 115

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

In the Gallery: Mark Allan Craig

This month’s gallery display in the Mary Bishop gallery features the artwork of Mark Allan Craig. Mark was a Crawfordsville resident who worked in merchandising at Macy’s in Lafayette for many years. Mark’s artistic talents first attracted attention in 1990 while he was a student at Rantoul High School in Illinois, when his artwork was selected to be shown in a gallery at the University of Illinois. His grandfather Fox bought him a drawing table to encourage his talents, and at that time, Mark realized that he wanted to become an illustrator. While Mark was attending Knob Noster High School in Knob Noster, Missouri, he received a ribbon for his pen-and-ink rendering of a falcon. After he graduated from high school, he attended art classes at Central Missouri State University for three years and also at Ivy Tech in Lafayette.
Mark was killed October 1, 2012 in a car crash in Montana, on his way to begin a new life in the state of Washington. Mark was in the process of moving to be near his fiancée, and planned to attend Green Forks Community College to fulfill his dream of becoming a commercial artist.

At this 1st anniversary of Mark’s death, his parents, Roger and Dellie Craig, and his fiancée Deana, celebrate Mark’s talents with others through his artwork. It is their hope that through this display, children will be encouraged to express themselves through their art.

Mark was a hero to his family. His decision to become an organ and tissue donor has meant that a 9-year-old American girl and a 28-year-old European man can now see. His gift of his organs and tissues will continue into the future, with an estimated 100 people expected to be blessed by his legacy.