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Library eases back-to-school transition with free workshops

2013-08-04T00:00:00Z Library eases back-to-school transition with free workshopsBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
August 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

With students getting ready to return to school, the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., is offering several free workshops this week for parents and students.

On Tuesday, parents may attend Parenting 101 at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. Learn strategies concerning parenting styles, consistency, positive reinforcement and 5:1 ratio. There will also be a question-and-answer period.

Cool School Tools will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in Meeting Room 1 for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Children will learn ways to be successful at home, school, with friends, and doing homework.

Also on Thursday, at 11 a.m., students in grades 6 through 12 will enjoy learning strategies on how to deal with bullying, peer pressure, negative influence, healthy/unhealthy friendships and conflict resolution.

Registration is required. Register online at Click on library events.

These programs are offered by Vicki Killion MSW. For more information on the programs, contact Vicki at (219) 755-6449 or

The library is also accepting applications from students in grade 7 and older to become teen volunteers for the 2013-14 school year.

Students must be willing to commit to one day a week from 3 to 5 p.m. Teens will assist with photocopying, shelving books, cleaning books, assisting with preparations for story time activities and more.

Volunteers are needed both at the Crown Point library and the Winfield branch, 10645 Randolph St. Applications may be picked up at either location. For more information, contact Paula Newcom at (219) 663-0270 in Crown Point or Diane Keeney at (219) 662-4039 in Winfield.

Disc golf tourney

If you are looking for something fun and different to do this week, head to Lemon Lake County Park, 6322 W. 133rd Ave. in Crown Point, or Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway in Merrillville to watch the PDGA Professional World Disc Golf Championships starting Tuesday through Saturday. There is a gate fee at Lemon Lake of $5 for Lake County residents or $8 for out-of-county residents. For more information, visit

Cruising to charity

The Crown Point Corvette Club recently held its annual Car Cruise and raised funds for Humane Society of the Calumet Region and the family of Indiana National Guard Sgt. Willie Cook. Each of these two charities received $1,200.

According to club President, Bill Gnerlich, 125 cars and trucks entered in the show and enjoyed a perfect summer day thanks to Mike Summers of Christenson Chevrolet.

It's fair week

Don't forget to visit the Lake County Fair this week.

Free parking is available at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St. Buses will shuttle visitors back and forth to the fair.

As always there is something for everyone. Visit the 4-H exhibits, animal barns and adult fine arts entries. There are also amusement rides, carnival games and the horse shows. For more information, including the grandstand and arena events, visit

If you have news to share about happenings in Crown Point, contact Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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101 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 662-3240

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124 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Fire Department
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Crown Point Community Schools
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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