CROWN POINT | The community is invited to celebrate another milestone for the Crown Point Community Library – one year in the downtown building at 122 N. Main St. All activities Sunday through Oct. 27 will be held at the library with free admission.
Sunday, Oct. 20
True-crime author Rich Lindberg presents a montage of Gaslight-era serial killers, scoundrels, and murderers in “Devils in the White City and Beyond” at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Lindberg is a lifelong Chicagoan, author, journalist, and research historian who has written and published 17 books dealing with city history, politics, criminal justice, sports, and ethnicity.
Writing has been his avocation since 11, when he began keeping a journal, a lifelong practice inspired by an early reading of "The Diary of Anne Frank."
Researching and uncovering forgotten Chicago history for more than 30 years, Lindberg has been featured on numerous television and radio shows, as well as documentaries about Chicago and its rich history.
He began in 1977 as a free-lance reporter for the Lerner Community Newspapers of Chicago, and spent nights covering sports, community events, fraternal associations, and political gatherings.
Monday, Oct. 21
Free Replacement Card Day offers patrons a chance to replace a lost library card free, one day only.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Anniversary Day features cake and coffee in Internet Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, free coffee from the Internet Café machine will be available from 5 to 8 p.m.
Master storyteller Grant Fitch will present Ghosts & Giggles at 6 p.m., featuring "not so scary stories” for all ages. Come in costume to be entered in a prize drawing.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Enjoy a Fine Free Day at the Crown Point Community Library. This does not apply to overdue fines still on record from previously returned materials. Materials returned need to be in good condition.
Also, the First Impressions Art Exhibit Opening Reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. as Crown Point High School Visual Art teachers and select student artists discuss their artwork. Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, Oct. 24
Meet and Greet with “Discover” Artist Bree Gomez from 6 to 7 p.m. Gomez will discuss her artwork and the commissioned piece displayed in the children’s area. Discussion and light refreshments will be served in the meeting rooms before moving to the Children’s Library to discuss the artwork.
Friday, Oct. 25
Friday Friends Day invites patrons to become a Friend of the Crown Point Library. Free coffee and bagels will be offered on the first day of the Friends book sale at 9:30 a.m. until gone. The Fall Book Sale is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and books will $5 a bag (mix and match).
Saturday, Oct. 26
Fall Book Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at $5 a bag.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Fall Book Sale runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at $1 a bag.
Call Laura Clemons at (219) 306-4599.