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Teen Activity

Every month CUTPL will be holding a teen activity. Join us on Saturday, October 20th at 11 am to paint tiny pumpkins. Free and welcome to ages 10-18. For more information please call 574-8422941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us

Teens/Children’s Book Club

CUTPL Teens/Children’s Book Club available every month. Book discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd @ 4pm for 3rd-5th graders, "Dog Stick" by Tom Watson and on Saturday, October 27th @ 2pm for 6th-8th graders, "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman. Multiple copies of the books available for check out at the Children’s Department. For question please call 574-8422941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us.

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.

Thursday Tech Time - October 2018

Thursday Tech Time is an open discussion group for anyone interested in computers and technology. Come and talk, share, listen and ask questions!

Sessions will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. Each session may have a speaker and topic or may simply be an open discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

October 18th - 6:00 PM

Securing Your Identity Online

Discusses best practices for avoiding security issues involving the Internet, email, and e-commerce.

For more information, call the Culver Library at 574-842-2941, visit our website at www.culver.lib.in.us or e-mail abaker@culver.lib.in.us. The library’s street address is 107 N. Main St.

Free Computer Classes at CUTPL (October)

Free computer classes at CUTPL continue in October, featuring Computer Security, Microsoft Office, and Smartphone & Tablet Training.

Computer Security

Microsoft Office

Smartphone and Tablet Training

These sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Baker at abaker@culver.lib.in.us or 574-842-2941.

Ryan’s Chapter Chat

On October 27, 2018 1:00 PM we will be meeting at the library to discuss Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. 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, contact Polly Thompson Wolf at pwolf@culver.lib.in.us or 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.

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 October 15th at 2:00 PM in the downstairs meeting room. 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.

Chris’s Pick

On October 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM we will be meeting in the Carnegie Room to discuss Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain. 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, contact Polly Thompson Wolf at pwolf@culver.lib.in.us or 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.

Harry Potter Party

Harry Potter Fans, Witches and Wizards!!! Please join us for a magical Harry Potter Party at the Culver Public Library on Wednesday, October 17th at 5pm. Free and open to all ages 10-17. We will hold a wand selection, a sorting hat ceremony, and many more fun activities including snacks and games. Feel free to dress up in your best Harry Potter outfits. Space is limited RSVP is required. You may reserve your spot between Sept.19th- Oct.3rd. To RSVP or questions please call 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 in the computer lab 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.

Chris’s Pick

On October 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM we will be meeting in the Carnegie Room to discuss Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain. 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, contact Polly Thompson Wolf at pwolf@culver.lib.in.us or 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.

Fall into Adult Coloring at Culver-Union Township Public Library

Culver-Union Township Public Library invites you to fall into a new hobby with our Adult Coloring program. Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! It’s a relaxing, stress-relieving and fun way to 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.

Storytime at CUTPL

Join us every Monday for Pajama Storytime at 5:30 pm, come with your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories and songs and every Tuesday at 10:30 am, fun songs, good stories and related crafts are available. No need to sign up. For more questions please call the library at 574-842-2941.

Indiana History Center Pass

The Culver-Union Township Public Library is a local history partner of the Indiana Historical Society. During 2018, patrons can check out a pass, which allows free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children per visit, to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis. Each pass also includes café and shopping discounts, and FREE parking.

The Indiana Experience at the Indiana History Center is a great way to experience history. The three-dimensional re-creations of historic photographs complete with characters come to life in “You Are There” exhibit, the latest technology takes you back in time on virtual journeys throughout the state in “Destination Indiana,” and you can immerse yourself in the music of a Hoosier legend in the Cole Porter Room. And for the kids, the best part may be learning about conservation during the hands-on experience in the History Lab.

The Culver-Union Township Public Library passes check out with your Library Card for one week durations. For more information contact Local History & Genealogy Librarian Janet Winrotte at 574-842-2941 or jwinrotte@culver.lib.in.us.

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

CUTPL to Temporarily Stop Accepting Book and DVD Donations

Culverites have been very generous in donating their books to the CUTPL and we are most grateful to each of you! We review every gift and decide whether we will add it to our collection or give it to our Friends of the Library group, which then sells the items. The funds they raise are given to the Library, and we rely on our Friends to finance several programs for us, including the High School Book Club and our Celebrated Voices series.

At this time we have a fortunate challenge at the Library: we have received a large number of book and DVD donations from members of the community. However, due to our current space and staff constraints, and the large number of donated items we have to process, we will not be accepting any more donations until sometime after the new year. We’ll let you know as soon as we are again ready to receive your most generous donations!

Thank you!

Seated Fitness at CUTPL

Culver-Union Township Public Library is pleased to offer Seated Fitness. The seated fitness class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 AM in the Carnegie Room and is free and open to the public.

For more information on this or any other adult library program, please call the Culver-Union Township Public Library at 574-842-2941 or e-mail Reference/Adult Services Manager, Dana Thomas, at dthomas@culver.lib.in.us.

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