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I am an Artist at the Library

A chance to participate in "I am an Artist", Minion Painting, step by step paint class. To enter your child in a drawing, bring a 2 non perishable items to donate to Culver’s Food Pantry at the library and receive an entry form to complete. Free to 15 students K-6th grade, drawing will be held on Saturday, January 12th and all the winners will be contacted by phone. The I am an Artist event, instructed by a local business, will be held on January 19th at 10am at the Library and fully funded by the Friends of the Library. For more information please call 574-842-2941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us

Polar Express Storytime Pajama Party

We will celebrate the season of Christmas with the Polar Express Storytime Pajama Party. We will have stories, decorating cookies, crafts, writing to Santa, games and hot cocoa. Come in your pajamas and join us on Monday, December 17th at 5pm.

Teen Craft at the Library

December Teen Craft on Saturday, December 22nd at 11am. We are decorating Baby Jar Snow Globes! Please join us for decorating and music. Free and open to ages 10-18. Snacks provided. For more information call the library at 574-842-2941

Ryan’s Chapter Chat

On December 22, 2018 1:00 PM we will be meeting to discuss Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. 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.

Santa Visit at Culver-Union Township Public Library

Culver-Union Township Public Library will host Santa visit on Saturday, December 8th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To start off the fun-filled day, families are encouraged to join us at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver from 9:00 – 9:30 AM for a Holiday Storytime and Caroling. Santa will be visiting the library from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and a Christmas open crafts available from 10-2pm.

Please join us for our holiday celebration! This program is free and open to the public. Contact Youth Services Manager, Esmie Rodgers at 574-842-2941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us for more information.

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 November 19th and December 17th 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.

Greentown Glass Display at the Culver-Union Township Public Library

During the month of November and December of this year, samples of the collectable Greentown Glass will be on display in the upper level at the Culver-Union Township Public Library. The gas-boom that led to industrial activity in Greentown, Indiana produced the decorative tableware manufactured by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company. The glass is associated with David C. Jenkins who retired to Culver after the turn of the 19th century and spent the last 15 years of his life here.

The Greentown Glass Museum, located in east-central Indiana has been around for almost 50 years. This historically-rich museum in Howard County is an asset, not only to its local community, but tells the story to other areas throughout Indiana and across the world of when the gas-boom ushered in the Industrial Age in our state. Museum volunteers travel around to arrange the displays in Indiana libraries to keep the physical evidence left behind from this important time in history from fading away.

The Culver-Union Township Public Library is open 9-8 Monday through Thursday, 9-6 on Friday, and 9-4 on Saturday. Be sure to stop in and view the Greentown Glass.

Chris’s Pick

On December 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM we will be meeting to discuss The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans. 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.

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.

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.

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!

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