In 1960, 180,000 people lived in Gary, Indiana, a thriving industrial city. Fifty years later, only 80,000 people lived there. Why? What happened? And where did residents go?
This 90-minute interactive workshop weaves together oral histories from residents of northwest Indiana and places them alongside historical contexts to document the changing racial and economic demographics of Gary and the Region, including the rise of black political power and opportunity in the 1960s and ’70s, the “flight” of white residents and businesses to the suburbs, and the automation and subsequent underemployment of the steel mills.
Though about Gary and northwest Indiana, the presentation offers a useful framework for thinking about how these dynamics played out in other cities and regions.
Join us on Wednesday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crown Point Library.
This program is free, registration is encouraged. Sign up here.
Power Paws will be at the Winfield Branch on Saturday, September 7 at 11:00 AM.
Come to the library and read your favorite book to a Power Paws dog!
Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 through October 15, 2019. The Top Ten titles will be announced on October 16, 2019, so check back to see the winners!
Teens ages twelve to eighteen can vote for up to three books by visiting https://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2019-teens-top-reads. This voting is for teens only!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students, that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
This year, Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are going on an adventure as Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In their role, they will promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities.
They’ll be reminding the public that signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.
Beginning September 3rd, the Crown Point Community Library will have special limited edition Toy Story 4 library cards to distribute on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone can qualify for this limited-edition library card (while supplies last). To apply for a library card, or if your card is lost or has expired, please visit the Crown Point Library or the Winfield Branch.
In addition, the Library will also celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month with these activities:
- Children who obtain a new library card during the month of September will receive a sticker to claim a small prize in the Children’s Library at the Crown Point location or at the Circulation Desk at the Winfield Branch.
- Every cardholder, at the time of check out, will receive a ticket (one per visit, per cardholder) for a chance to win a Kid’s Edition or Regular Kindle Fire. Self-checkout patrons can show their receipt at the Circulation Desk to receive their ticket.
Local businesses are also partnering with the Crown Point Community Library in a “Show Your Card and Save” promotion to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month. During the month of September, Crown Point Community Library cardholders will receive unique offers and discounts on goods and services at participating businesses, just by showing their CROWN POINT COMMUNITY LIBRARY CARD! The Library encourages you to support the local businesses that support your local library! Business owners interested in participating can contact Laura at (219) 306-4599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete list of participating businesses visit https://crownpointlibrary.org/calendar/show-your-card-and-save/