Crown Point Community Library

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Join the movement! #GivingTuesday

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity
worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27 and will kick off the
giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

As our Library welcomes over 240,000 visitors a year, hosts thousands of programs, and circulates more than 375,000 items, it’s clear it is a valued community asset.
Public funding provides us with a strong, yet limited, financial base but our private donations and grants help build CPCL into an exceptional community resource.

Please support your Library by participating in #GivingTuesday! Your donation of any amount will allow the Library to expand programming and enhance services to
improve the quality of the lives of our patrons creating a stronger community.

To participate go online to www.crownpointlibrary.org/give and donate!
Share your enthusiasm for making a difference on social media and use the tag #GiveCPCL #GivingTuesday.

Donations can be mailed to:
Crown Point Community Library, 122 Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307 – Attn: Giving
Phone: (219) 306-4599

Thank you for supporting the Crown Point Community Library!

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Crown Point Library Receives Charging Stations

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The Crown Point Library now offers charging stations, for mobile devices, at both locations.

With the help of the partnership with Mark Galyean of EBSCO, the Library would like to thank Jennifer Mantai of Academy Mortgage Corporation and Christine Davies of Century 21 Affiliated for sponsoring these charging stations.

The station has a variety of cables for up to 8 devices, including iPads, iPhones, Androids, Kindles and more! One station is located in the Internet Cafe at the Crown Point Library and the other near the Teen Zone area at the Winfield Branch.

From left: Julie Wendorf, Library Director; Jennifer Mantai of Academy Mortgage Corporation, Christine Davies of Century 21 Affiliated and Mark Galyean of EBSCO

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We’re Hiring!

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The Crown Point Community Library is looking for an outgoing, creative person to join our team as a Part-time Youth Services Assistant. This position is responsible for creating and leading programs for children ages 0-18 with a focus on early literacy.  A Bachelor’s degree is required and experience working with children is preferred.  This is a 5A position and 15 hours per week, no benefits.  Flexibility is a must!

Youth Services Assistant

Application For Employment

 

To apply, please email a resume and application to hr@crownpointlibrary.org.

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2019 Travel Tours with the Friends

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The Friends of the Library present two travel tours, through Collette, in 2019: Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park in July and Italy in October.

On Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. join us for a special presentation for the Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour from July 23 – 29, 2019. A Collette representative will discuss the details of this tour including the highlights of each destination. Book your trip at the presentation and save $100 per person.

Register for this special travel presentation at the Crown Point Library, online or call 306-4599. For more information about the tour visit http://crownpointlibrary.org/about/library-friends/

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Celebrating Dia de los Muertos at Winfield Library

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On Thursday, November 1 at 5 p.m., teens and adults are invited to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at the Winfield Branch Library. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have died. Participants will learn more about the holiday by exploring our alter, decorating sugar skulls, face painting, and tasting authentic food.

Join us for this free program, to register call 662-4039 or sign up online.

Read more about the program held last year, by an attendee, Emily Lecke:

 

“The staff made this a wonderful event, from the presentation to the great spread of authentic foods and making crafts! I really loved decorating the sugar skulls and the opportunity to dress up and paint my face. This event was probably one of my overall favorite library programs as it taught me about a very special tradition. I don’t have the same fears I once had of spirits. I am planning to make an altar to honor my grandparents, whom I’ve never met –  it makes me happy to make an altar and show my love for them with treats and a meaningful display.”

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Gladius To Perform Concert at Crown Point Library

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The Library is hosting a free concert by amazing performer and award-winning composer, Gladius, on Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m.

Since overcoming neuropathy in both of his wrists and elbows, Gladius has developed a reputation for relentlessly touring and impressing audiences. Inspired by Spanish guitar legends and famous composers, Gladius combines various musical genres with the Spanish spirit and will transcend audiences with his incredible guitar skills, both on the classical and electric guitar.

This is a musical performance that you will not want to miss! This program is free and registration is not required.

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Upcoming Friends Bus Trips

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The Friends of the Library have planned two bus trips in December.

On Wednesday, December 5 take a chartered bus to downtown Chicago. Participants will have the option to be dropped off/picked near Macy’s on State Street or near the Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue. This is not a tour and participants will be on their own throughout the day.

The cost for the round-trip transportation to Chicago is $25 per person or $20 for Friends members. Tickets can be purchased at the Crown Point Library. The bus will leave the Crown Point Sportsplex promptly at 9:00 a.m. and depart from Chicago at 4:00 p.m. There will be no refunds after November 27.


On Wednesday, December 12 take a chartered bus to downtown Antioch, Illinois to experience the Dickens Holiday Village. Olde England comes alive in Historic Downtown Antioch, IL with lifelike figures representing scenes from the Dickens Era. Experience this Volunteer Public Art Exhibit while strolling among the delightful streets of Antioch. You’ll enjoy the charm of Dickens among the many boutiques, gift shops, and eateries. All Dickens Characters are made from the ground up by volunteers.

This is a walking tour and allows sufficient time to enjoy Dickens, includes a lunch with a special presentation of “Behind the Scenes Dickens” plus time to browse Antioch’s downtown boutiques and gift shops.

Tickets are $50 per person or $45 for Friends members. Your ticket includes round-trip transportation, tour guide, and lunch.
Note: participants may choose to discover the Dickens Village on their own and meet up with the group for lunch.

BUS TRIP NOTE: All participants will board the bus at the Crown Point Sportsplex. Parking is allowed in the lot east of the Parks Department Maintenance Building. Please be advised the Parks Department and the City of Crown Point are not in any way liable or responsible for damage or destruction to any of the vehicles which are parked on City property nor is the City liable for any injury incurred by any of the participants in the libraries functions while on City property.

If you are not a member of the Friends group, you can join any time you visit the library. Membership forms are available at the Circulation Desk at the Crown Point Library and at the Winfield Branch.

If you have any questions, please call 306-4599.

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Evening of Magic

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Hometown Happenings presents an Evening of Magic by illusionist Jeanette Andrews at the Crown Point Library on Friday, October 12, at 6 p.m.

Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists today, Jeanette has performed at hundreds of museums, theaters, and universities across the United States, including sold-out and standing-room-only crowds at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. She has been featured on WGN TV and her performances have been praised by PBS, The Daily Mail & The Chicago Tribune.

Join us for an evening of magic and illusions for all ages and “Discover the Magic in You!”

The evening consists of:

20-30 minutes of magic & illusion
20 – 30 minutes “School for Witches & Wizards” where Jeanette will teach kids a trick they can take home with them
20-30 minutes of Q&A, taking photos & signing autographs

Upon “graduating” from the Hometown Happenings School for Wizards & Witches, each child participant will be given a diploma.

Advance tickets: $5 all ages. $10 at the door. Must have at least 1 adult per every 2 kids in attendance.

Purchase tickets at https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/127674

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  • Crown Point

    Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday: Closed

    122 North Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    219.663.0270



    Question about the website? Email:webmaster@crownpointlibrary.org

  • Winfield Branch

    Sunday & Monday: Closed
    Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    10771 Randolph St
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    219.662.4039

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