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Culver-Union Township Public Library Awarded LSTA Grant

CULVER INDIANA –Culver-Union Township Public Library received two technology grants this year with a combined total of over $5,000 to make research materials more readily available to patrons.

One grant addresses updated software and a dedicated computer for the Minolta microfilm reader located in the library’s computer lab; this upgrade enhances the process of searching and saving items from the local newspaper preserved on microfilm for personal research purposes. The second grant addresses digital access to the library’s necrology file; library patrons and remote users will be able view local obituaries as they are added into Indiana Memory, a searchable database available globally. Both projects are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission has been to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. For the past 20 years, our grant making, policy development, and research has helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS o Facebook, Twitter and Instragram.

Lego Club

Do you love Lego? Use your imagination and creativity. Join our Lego Club on Friday, April 26th between 3pm-5pm. Lego bricks and snacks will be provided. Free and welcome to all ages.

Pokemon Club

Calling all Pokemon fans!! If you are interested in trading, battling and discussing all things about Pokemon, come join us on Friday, April 19th at 3:30pm.

The Bookworms Club

The Bookworms Club is a book discussion group open for 3rd-5th graders. We will meet on Monday, May 20th at 4pm and we will discuss “Chenshaw” by Katherine Applegate. Copies of the book and audiobook are available for checkout at the children’s room circulation desk. Join the group and share your thoughts.

Krafty Krabs for Teens

Krafty Krabs open for ages 10 and up on Saturday, April 27th at 12pm. This month we are making a friendship bracelets. No need to sign up just come and enjoy the craft and meet new friends.

Chris’s Pick (May 2019)

On May 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM we will be meeting to discuss The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the Book Club table on the library’s main floor. Most books are available in a format for your reading or listening pleasure whether it be audiobook, large print, or regular print. Join the group and make new friends.

For more information, Chris Emerick at cemerick@culver.lib.in.us or give us a call at 574-842-2941. The Culver-Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main St. in Culver, Indiana. All programs are free and open to the public.

Spring Adult Coloring at Culver-Union Township Public Library

Looking for a break from all that spring cleaning? Dust off your colored pencils, markers, or crayons and join us for Adult Coloring at Culver-Union Township Public Library. It’s a relaxing, stress-relieving and fun way to get together and spend an hour or so. We’re providing the coloring sheets and colors, but feel free to bring your own. Please join us weekly on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. This program is free and open to the public. Contact Reference/Adult Services Manager, Dana Thomas, at 574-842-2941 or dthomas@culver.lib.in.us for more information.

Walking through History
DOWNTOWN CULVER

Walking through History DOWNTOWN CULVER from Then to Now’ will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. We will gather in the Carnegie Room at the Culver-Union Township Public Library.

Come join local historian Jeff Kenney as he leads us on a walking tour of downtown Culver's history, from dirt streets and hitching posts to today, as we relive memories of places and spaces and what went before.

If the weather is uncooperative, we’ll stay in the library and take the tour through photos.

Questions? Contact Janet Winrotte at the library or jwinrotte@culver.lib.in.us. The Culver-Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main St. in Culver, Indiana. All programs are free and open to the public.

A Novel Approach Book Club (May 2019)

CUTPL’s book and film club, A Novel Approach, will meet on Wednesday, May 1st at Noon in the library’s small meeting room. Book and film discussions are moderated by Shirley Gut.

May’s book is The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadorian. Copies of the selections are available for checkout at the Book Club Table on the library’s main floor.

Patrons are encouraged to bring their lunch to eat while they enjoy the movie and the discussion afterwards.

For more information, please call the library at 574-842-2941. The Culver-Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main St. in Culver, Indiana. All programs are free and open to the public.

Chess Club

On Wednesday, April 10th at 4:00pm, CUTPL Children’s Department will invite players of all ages to come and join our Chess Club. Play chess with other kids, learn and practice strategy and moves. All skills levels are welcome. Chess set and snacks provided. For more information please call the library 574-842-2941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us

Ryan’s Chapter Chat

On Saturday April 27, 2019 1:00 PM we will be meeting to discuss One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Copies of the selection are available for checkout at the Book Club Table on the library’s main floor. Most books are available in a format for your reading or listening pleasure whether it be audiobook, large print, or regular print. Join the group and make new friends. Ryan’s Chapter Chat features books chosen by Ryan Calhoun for the New Adult, ages 18-30, although anyone may attend.

For more information, Ryan Calhoun at rcalhoun@culver.lib.in.us or give us a call at 574-842-2941. The Culver-Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main St. in Culver, Indiana. All programs are free and open to the public.

Youth Poetry Contest

CUTPL Children’s Department invites all students in 1st-12th grades to send one poem entry to Youth Poetry Contest at the library for the month of April. Start on Monday, April 1st and all entries are due on Friday, April 26th. Students must write an original poem about Culver Library or their joy of reading. Poems will be judged on originality, creativity, spelling and must have 8-24 lines. Each entry must include the official contest entry form maybe be found at the Children’s Room. This Poetry Contest promote written expression, encourages the pursuit of literacy exploration and provides a venue for the students to share their poetic works. For more information please call the library at 574-842-2941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us

Tea Party at CUTPL

CUTPL Children’s Department is hosting Fancy Nancy and Little Gentleman Tea Party on Saturday, April 6th at 11am-12pm.Join us for stories, games and crafts for a Fancy Nancy and Little Gentleman Tea Soiree’! (That’s fancy for party!) .To follow the theme of Fancy Nancy, we will decorate hats, design our own pearl bracelets, and have a healthy and fancy snacks! Space is limited. Please R.S.V.P. to Esmie Rodgers at 574-842-2941 or erodgers@culver.lib.in.us by Thursday, April 4th to save your place at the table. Don’t forget to look “FANCY!”. All children are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Adult Crafternoon

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, beaders, and colorers! Bring your own craft project to the library and work on it while enjoying conversation with other crafters. (Please, no crafts involving glue or paint.) Take advantage of the many books available at the library to get ideas for your next project or to explore a new craft.

Crafternoon with Chris takes place once a month and is currently scheduled for March 18th, April 15th, and May 20th at 2:00 PM. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call the library at 574-842-2941 or contact Chris Emerick at cemerick@culver.lib.in.us or Dana Thomas at dthomas@culver.lib.in.us. The Culver-Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main St. in Culver, Indiana.

CUTPL Storytime

Storytime offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, to discover great books, music and to socialize with other kids and parents. Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 am of interactive stories, songs, rhymes, games, and accompanying activities perfect for preschoolers. Siblings are welcome. If you have questions about Storytime, early literacy, or our other children’s programs, please contact library at 574-842-2941 or email Esmie at erodgers@culver.lib.in.us.

Genealogy LIVE!

Genealogy LIVE! meets each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Culver-Union Township Public Library. All ages and research levels are welcome, and assistance is available.

Questions? Contact Janet Winrotte at the library (574) 842-2941 or jwinrotte@culver.lib.in.us. The Culver-Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main St. in Culver, Indiana. All programs are free and open to the public.

CUTPL Press Release - NOTICE

It was recently discovered that there is some mold growth on some of the library books and other surfaces in the lower level of the Culver Union Township Public Library. CUTPL Board of Trustees and Director Colleen McCarty acted swiftly upon learning of this issue, and called ServPro out of Plymouth IN to assess the situation. It was their recommendation to bring in dehumidifiers to help bring down the humidity in the library, and to have the air quality tested.

A representative from ACM Lab, located in South Bend, IN, came to CUTPL on Tuesday, September 25th, and tested the air quality. They found that there is mold growth in several areas of the basement, including the computer lab, large meeting room, and foyer area. Those areas were subsequently closed to the public and CUTPL staff members.

Prior to this discovery, the Board had recently retained D.A. Dodd LLC to refit the HVAC system to better control humidity levels. Those repairs will soon be completed and will effectively prevent any further mold growth in the library.

Remediation to eliminate the mold will begin on Monday, October 8th. The affected areas will remain closed to the public and CUTPL staff until all remediation is completed. It is planned for the Library upper level to remain open to the public during this time.

We are fortunate to have identified this problem early and to have taken the appropriate steps to remediate the issue. We will keep the public updated on all further developments as the information becomes available. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our staff, patrons, and the library.

Teen Creative Freewriting Club

Join us for this free style process, where your thoughts are your adventure. Published freelance writer and CUTPL staff member Kristen Counts will facilitate the Teen Creative Freewriting Club. It is open to all tweens/teens, ages 11-18. Journals, pen and after school snacks provided. Writing together every Monday @4-5pm. For more information, please call Esmie Rodgers at 574-842-2941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us

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