Crown Point Community Library

Library Friends


Brownie Wise propelled Tupperware to skyrocketing success in the 1950s. Wise tells the story of her rise from a divorced mother selling cleaning supplies to Vice-President of Tupperware Home Parties in this living history program. In 1951, Wise had about 200 women selling Tupperware; by 1954, her sales force topped 9,000. When Wise’s fame started to eclipse that of Tupperware, she was forced out of the company and largely disappeared. But the Tupperware parties she pioneered remain the gold standard for home party selling.

Leslie Goddard M.A., Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than 10 years. Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women’s history, as well as, a master’s degree in theater and museum studies. A former museum director, currently, she works as a full-time historical interpreter, author, and public speaker.

Brownie Wise will be at the

Crown Point Community Library on

Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person or
$15 for members

Purchase tickets at the Crown Point Library – Cash or check payable to the Friends of the CP Library

The mission of the Friends of the Crown Point Library is to enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the library. To raise funds to support library programs, and services and to help fund items not generally covered in the library’s regular operating budget. They raise funds by hosting book sales, membership fees, and public events such as Brownie Wise: The Original Tupperware Lady and Bunco Night. 

Thank you for supporting the Friends. If you are not a member, you may sign up, to receive the discount, when you purchase your ticket.

For more information please email or call (219) 306-4599.

Become a member:

When you join us, you’ll help us:

  • Sponsor programs and literacy initiatives for adults, children, and teens
  • Enable lively cultural events that attract non-traditional library users
  • Have volunteer opportunities at our fundraising events and book sales
  • Support pro-library advocacy to government officials and the general public

Many Friends volunteer by helping with the monthly and annual book sales, fundraising, and promoting the library. In addition to membership dues, money raised from the Literary Luncheon and book sales support programming for all ages, and items not covered in the general budget.

As a member of the Friends of the Crown Point Library, you’ll be paid back in a thousand ways every year – with children’s smiles, the sincere appreciation of the library’s hardworking staff, and the pure satisfaction of knowing you make a difference in your community!

To join the Friends of the Crown Point Library, download and fill out the membership form and return it to:

Friends of the Crown Point Library
122 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

Membership forms are also available at both library locations.

Membership is open to all individuals and families who want involvement in the library. Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and to actively participate in book sales, and other events and projects. The membership year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. All dues are paid annually.

The membership dues are as follows:

Life – $150;
Family – $15;
Individual – $10



Curious to see what the Friends of the Library are doing? Attend a meeting! Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Meeting Room 2. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Laura at (219) 306-4599 or email


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    Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    122 North Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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    10771 Randolph St
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