Thursday, May 23, 2013

Never Judge a Book by its Movie

One of CDPL's newer book clubs will be reading ANNA KARENINA, by Leo Tolstoy for this month's discussion. Stop by the circulation desk to join this group and grab a book. May 30, 6:30pm.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Let's Play Scrabble

Like millions of others, you have probably played SCRABBLE for fun on a regular basis - whether with family or friends or against strangers playing online. Now, you may you wonder if there is more to the game. Or maybe you have seen flyers for tournaments or even announcements for a Scrabble Club. Whatever your reason, you are ready for a challenge! If this is you, then join us and take your first steps into the world of competitive Scrabble. Saturday, June 1, from 12:00 to 12:30 there will be an introduction to competitive Scrabble for new players and any one who is interested. Games will begin at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Come and go as you can. The cost will be $2.00 per player for the day, regardless of how may games you play. Prizes will be awarded for first place ($5.00) and second place ($3.00), and a bonus prize ($2.00) will be awarded for each game. QUESTIONS: Email Troy Thompson at

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beginner Art Class

Boy painting picture of birdBeginner Art Class with Ms. Linda for ages 6 and up. May 25, 10:00am. Registration required.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Author Signing

We have the authors of 50 Shades of Light coming this Saturday, May 18, from 1pm to 3pm. Their names are Jody Simms Burks and Susan Neese. The book is a 50-day devotional focusing on the Light of the Lord shining through His Word. Each day’s devotion contains a Scripture reading, followed by an author’s reflection, a prayer, and journaling space. Stop by CDPL to meet the authors!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Activities under the pavilion

Close-up of a boy blowing bubbles outsideOn Wednesday, May 15 join us for sidewalk chalk under the pavilion, and on Wednesday, May 22, we will have bubbles under the pavilion. Activities start at 10am!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Young girl painting
Grab your brushes and join Mike Bowman for a Paint-In at CDPL!

CDPL Youth Services Department, May 14 & 28, 6-8pm.

In the Gallery

 Art from Tony Jeurissen and Kara Edie

Hi, my name is Tony Jeurissen.  I am a Montgomery County artist.  I use the name Anton when I sign my work because it is a lot shorter then my full name.  I was born with a pencil in my hands.  My formal art training was persistence lol.  My inspiration came from my mother and all the famous Dutch artists.  Pencil drawing has been my lifetime hobby.  My style is an imitation of brushstrokes with pencil.  I call it “squibble” art.  My pencil is constantly moving!   Tricks I use to achieve the final result are:  rubbing, erasing, smearing, scuffing and layering.  Some of the tools I use are: tape, soap, Kleenex and paper towels.  Most of my subjects are a reflection of my character and locale.  I love history and the area in which we reside.  Most of all, I love the ever changing sky.  By combining History and Art I am hoping my show will bring back lots of memories.
 Kara Edie, originally from LaPorte County, Indiana, is a graduate of Franklin College with a degree in journalism.  She is the Marketing Director at the Montgomery County Visitors &  Convention Bureau; before that, she spent 8 years as part of the award-winning “Lew’s Crew” at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum.  Kara is also the outgoing president of the Art League of Montgomery County and she encourages everyone to visit the Art Leagues’s collaborative art exhibit later this summer.  Kara lives in Linden with her husband John, daughter Riley, and son Jeremy.  “My photography is very simple,” she says.  “I’ve been fortunate enough to notice some of the breathtaking moments that God provides us every day, and sometimes, luckily, I have my camera with me.”