Daniel R. and Carol M. Root donated this painting, Untitled (Woodland Scene) by John Elwood Bundy, to the Indiana Room at the Crown Point Community Library in June 2021. John Elwood Bundy (1853-1933) was quintessential in forming the Richmond Art Group, made famous for their portrayal of Indiana picturesque scenes. Bundy was nationally known for his nature paintings, featuring his favorite woodlands near Richmond, Indiana, although he did paint portraits by the commission as well. He shared his knowledge with the group artists as well as with his students at Earlham College and within his studio. Bundy painted for both pleasure and commission, rarely titling his works. This painting was acquired by the donor’s great-grandmother, Carrie Dyer Root, at the same time she commissioned a portrait of her mother in the mid-1890s. There is no known title for this painting. More information can be found on both the Richmond Art Group and John Elwood Bundy in Shaun Thomas Dingwerth’s The Richmond Group Artists (IC 759.1726 DIN).
Roll on down to the library and support early literacy!
Join the Friends of the Crown Point Library for a night of dice-rollin’ fun to raise money for early literacy! Proceeds from their Bunco Night at the Library fundraiser will support a variety of early literacy outreach efforts and programming at the library and in its community.
The Friends of the Crown Point Library is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to benefit the library. They are dedicated to advocating for library services, promoting early literacy, and funding projects and programs to enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the library. This year they have generously provided over $17,000 to support the following:
- Over 250 Book Baby Bags for newborns and parents in partnership with St. Clare Health Clinic
- Summer and Winter Reading Events
- Books and materials to enhance baby and preschool-age Storytime programming
- Books for Library Book Clubs
- Historic Trolley Tours
- Permanent Storywalk® at the Crown Point location (to be installed in 2023)
- Madcap Puppets Show at Bulldog Park
- Music Concerts at the Library
- Staff Appreciation Luncheon and Apparel
- The Charlie Cart Project for Culinary Literacy Programs
- Licensing Fees for Movie Nights with the Library at Bulldog Park
The after-hours event will take place at the Crown Point Community Library on Friday, November 11 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 6 p.m. with the first “roll” beginning promptly at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for members, and $30 for non-members and include three rounds of Bunco, dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, and pop.
There will be raffles, 50/50, door prizes, and more! Tickets can be purchased at the Crown Point Library, space is limited!
For more information visit www.crownpointlibrary.org/about/library-friends or call (219) 663-0270.