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.