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.
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
The Friends of the Crown Point Library were one of ten local organizations awarded a $1,000 grant from the Women’s Giving Circle. The grant will allow the Library to expand the popular Crown Point Historic Home Trolley Tours for 2018-2019.
Read more about it here.
The Library’s storytime programs help to prepare children for kindergarten transition. We offer four storytime programs for children ranging from birth to age five that involve a variety of activities including books, songs, rhymes, music, movement and more. As we continue to enhance our early literacy programming at both library locations we would like to know your thoughts as well. If you currently attend a library storytime program or plan to in the future, please take a moment to fill out this short survey. Thank you.
Registration is now open for the Winfield Branch’s Pokemon Club!
Brush me barnacles – it’s time to channel your inner buccaneer by celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19.
Batten down the hatches, weigh anchor and embark on a language-learning adventure with Mango Languages’ Pirate course. It will teach you everything you need to know to “parley” in perfect Pirate. Visit Mango to get started.
Need a snazzy Pirate Name? Try this Pirate Name Generator! Share your with us on social media using hashtags #PirateDay and #loveCPCL
Join us in celebrating the joy, convenience and, yes, magic of digital reading. Share what you are reading using the hashtags #ebookLove and #loveCPCL on social media.
The library has a great collection of eBooks that include many different genres. If you need some help with your device or finding a title, visit any public desk and a staff member will be happy to help you. To search our eBook collection visit http://crownpointlibrary.org/for-readers/ebooks/
Ebooks enable you to take the stories and authors you love with you anytime, anywhere. Happy reading!
The Library is excited to have two local authors visit the library during Library Card Sign Up month. Please join us for these free events; both visits will be at the Crown Point location.
On Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Sharon Griffin, RN, Ph.D., and her little dog, Abby will read and discuss her new book, Come With Me and Visit a Hospital. This informative program will include discussion about Ms. Griffin’s experiences working as a nurse in a hospital. The first 20 families registered will receive the book’s companion coloring book. To sign up call 306-8068 or online .
On Thursday, September 27 at 4:15 p.m. for local author James Dwokin will read from his new book Red’s Nature Adventures. Beautifully illustrated by Munster artist Michael Chelich, the story is set in the real-life northwestern Indiana nature preserves of Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
Books will be available for purchase and signing beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Free. Registration required. To register call 306-4593 or online.
Brought to you by the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC). The SEAC seeks to bring a commitment to ethical behavior through training,
serving, and engaging our communities. The SEAC envisions a future where Northwest Indiana has developed into a region known for strong ethical behavior.
As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card! The library isn’t just a place to check out the latest bestseller, but rather a place that meets a variety of needs, for everyone, in the community.
While you’re at the library in September be sure to make sure your card is up-to-date. Does the library have a correct phone number, address, and email for you? Ask at the Circulation Desk when you check out to make sure we have your valid contact information. The library will send you late notices and hold notifications via email or text message if you opt into the program.
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 Crown Point or at the public desk at the Winfield Branch.
This year’s honorary chairs, Disney’s Incredibles, are helping to promote the value of a library card. During the month of September, the Library will have a limited number of special edition 2018 Incredibles Library Card 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 either library