Library offers programs, artwork and plenty to read

2013-01-18T00:00:00Z 2013-01-24T13:14:15Z Library offers programs, artwork and plenty to readBy Times Staff
January 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CROWN POINT | The new Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., is a great place to spend a winter afternoon or evening - there's a variety of regular programs and special events and activities to keep tots to grandparents busy, as well as plenty of reading material and computers to dive into.

Chess anyone?

Anyone interested in the game of chess is welcome to come to the library and play. Any level of experience, all ages and beginners are welcome.

A new chess group is now playing in the Internet Café from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

Open play is also available in the game room on the second floor. Chess is a great game for improving concentration and logic skills while making new friends. Chess sets are provided, some instruction is available.

Preschool Roundup

Area preschools will showcase their programs and interact with parents and children at a Preschool Roundupfrom2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Children’s Library. Information pamphlets and photos will be available.

For more information, visit or call Paula Newcom at (219) 306-4597.

Trustees meet

Crown Point Community Library Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the library board room on the third floor. The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

The CPCL has an unpaid, appointed seven-member Board of Directors which governs the operation of the library. Three members are appointed by the Crown Point School Corporation, two by the Lake County Council, and two by the Lake County Commissioner’s Office. Board members serve four-year terms and may be appointed to three additional terms.

Veterans benefits explained

Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care is hosting a free seminar for military veterans at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at the library. Attendees will learn about the “Aid and Attendance Benefit” for wartime benefits for themselves and surviving spouses. Refreshments will be provided. Register by contacting Carrie at (219) 663-0972 or

For more information, visit or call Barb Houk at (219) 306-4597.

Local artwork on display

Two local artists have their artwork on display at the library.

Artist Kara Dokupil is displaying a collection of paintings, “It's not the end of the World (The Mayans were All Wrong,” through January.

Artist Bruce Robbins, of Merrillville, is displaying a collection of opaque watercolor and prismacolor illustrations. His exhibit, “Woodland scenes with imaginary faces,” is inspired by the nineteenth century artist Arthur Rackham and will be on display until Feb. 8.

Library displays can enrich the lives of local citizens by stimulating their interest in literature, the arts, hobbies and local organizations. Sharing such items and information is a rich community resource that the library encourages and promotes. Display Reservation Applications are available at the library, or contact Laura Clemons at (219) 306-4599 or

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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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