Around the square

Stop by the library to read to the dogs, listen to music and talk books

2013-09-08T00:00:00Z Stop by the library to read to the dogs, listen to music and talk booksBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
September 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Crown Point Community Library has plenty of activities to join this month.

Children will enjoy the Read to a Dog program at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crown Point Library, 122 N. Main St., or at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Winfield branch, 10645 Randolph St. Children will select a book and read to a furry, four-legged friend from Power Paws.

Power Paws is an organization that provides animal-assisted therapy to adults and children. This literacy programs allows children to become comfortable reading out loud and learn fluency by reading to non-judgemental listeners who are trained for the task.

Children should sign up at the youth desk at each of the libraries. For more information, call Paula Newcom at (219) 306-8069.

Peter Fletcher, an award-winning classical guitarist, will perform a diverse musical program free at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Crown Point library. Selections will include "Suite Compostelana," "Terpischore," "Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring," "Diario dun Camino" and the dazzling "Caprice No. 24."

If you enjoy reading a variety of books, then you may like to join one of the library's book discussion groups. At Winfield, a group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

If you work during the day, join the second Thursday group that meets from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Crown Point library.

The 3rd Monday at 1 group also meets at the Crown Point library, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

New members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available at the circulation desks. For more information, contact Barb at (219) 306-4597 or at

Hoist a mug

Mayor David Uran and Crown Brewing are sponsoring Oktoberfest from 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 on South Main Street near the downtown square.

There will be food, a chili cook-off, live music, a bean bag tournament and much more. The city is currently accepting applications for food vendors for the event. If interested, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events Department at (219) 663-3290.

Pumpkins and firefighters

Save the date of Oct. 6, when families will enjoy a Pumpkin Fest around the downtown square and the Crown Point Fire Department will host an open house to kick off Fire Prevention Week.

Going my way?

The city of Crown Point has now erected entrance and exit signs in the Crown Point Community Library parking lot. Since they direct drivers to go in the  opposite direction from the posted direction when the library first opened, drivers should use caution.

I was at the library this past week and went the wrong way. I wasn’t the only one, as I watched two other drivers do the same thing.

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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