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Get Your Craft On at Culver-Union Township Public Library

In keeping with our Summer Reading Program theme, Libraries Rock, we will be making guitar pick bookmarks. This program is schedule for Tuesday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. and will be held in the downstairs meeting room and promises to be a rockin’ good time.

All materials for craft will be provided. Advance sign-up is requested as space is limited. This program is free and open to the public and counts for adult summer reading points.

For more information, please call the library at 574-842-2941 or contact Erin Schoberg at eschoberg@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.

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 July 16th at 2:00 PM in the downstairs meeting room. This program is free and open to the public and counts for adult summer reading points.

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.

Ryan's Chapter Chat

On June 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM we will be meeting in the Carnegie Room to discuss When the English Fall by David Williams. 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 20-30, although anyone may attend. Don't forget that ALL adult book clubs earn you 5 points for Summer Reading!

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.

Thursday Tech Time (June 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.

June 21st - 6:00 PM

Home Networking

Wire up the house for improved connectivity, or go wireless. Discover how to install and configure network devices.

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 (June)

Free computer classes at CUTPL continue in June, featuring Smartphone and Tablet Training. Classes are free and open to the public and patrons are encouraged to bring their own computer, smartphone, or tablet if possible.

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.

Teen Activity

CUTPL Program for teens this summer. Crafts every Mondays at 2pm. These crafts are free and open to ages 11-18. We are doing many fun crafts every week and we hope to see you there. For more questions please call 574-842-2941 or email operez@culver.lib.in.us

The Roz Puppet at the Library

Puppets show for kids of all ages are here this summer. Bring your family and friends, enjoy the show on Wednesday, June 20th at 1 pm. Space are limited. Pick up your free ticket at the Children’s Department. For more information or questions please call 574-842-2941 or email erodgers@culver.lib.in.us.

Tracing My Family Tree ~ for Kids

Tracing My Family Tree ~ for KIDS will be held at the Culver-Union Township Public Library on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. This limited-seating event is designed for early elementary students, but open to all age children. The student must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver for the hour of books, crafts, snacks, and take-home papers. To sign-up, stop by the library, or call the Children’s Room at the library: (574) 842-2941

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.

CUTPL Will Host IHS’s Traveling Exhibit Local Treasure

Culver, Ind.—The Culver-Union Township Public Library will host Local Treasure, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS's) traveling exhibits, from June 5 – July 2. The exhibit, which highlights elaborate and colorful murals installed in Hoosier communities during the 1930s, will be on display at the library, located at 107 N. Union St. in Culver.

The exhibit gives a brief history of the federal Section of Painting and Sculpture, which was established in the summer of 1934 "to secure suitable art of the best quality for the embellishment of public building," and then focuses on the histories of some of the 36 murals commissioned for Indiana post offices.

The exhibit is based on a 1995 IHS publication A Simple and Vital Design: The Story of the Indiana Post Office Murals by John C. Carlisle with photographs by Darryl Jones. It includes specific figures, such as "The Raggedy Man," a fictional character by James Whitcomb Riley, and historical figures such as Solon Robinson and Chief Mewonitoc from George Melville Smith's Crown Point mural From Such Beginnings Sprang the County of Lake, Indiana.

For more information about Local Treasure, call the Culver-Union Township Public Library at (574) 842-2941.

About IHS Traveling Exhibitions

Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Karen DePauw at localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org or (317) 233-3110. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit www.indianahistory.org.

About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

Summer Adult Coloring at Culver-Union Township Public Library

Coloring rocks and it 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, including some new summer reading designs, but feel free to bring your own. Please join us weekly on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Adult Coloring and all of CUTPL’s adult programs count for summer reading points in June and July. 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.

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.

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 June 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM we will be meeting in the Carnegie Room to discuss Always by Sarah Jio. 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. Attendees of this book discussion will receive 5 points for our Adult Summer Reading Program.

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.

Summer Storytime at CUTPL

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for Storytime at 10:30AM, followed with free lunch at 11:15AM for children 18 and under, provided by the Culver Community School Corporation and a Federally Funded Grant. Space for weekly Storytime is limited! You must sign-up by calling the library at 574-842-2941. Watch for Teen Programs, as well as special events for the whole family throughout the summer. Information can be found on our website at www.culver.lib.in.us/ , on the Youth Services Facebook page, and Twitter @cutpl_yazone.

Summer Reading Program Sign-up & Ice Cream Kickoff Party at CUTPL

Libraries Rock is the theme of Culver-Union Township Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Programs. CUTPL offers programs for children, teens, and adults with programs, prizes, book discussions, and special events. To kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Programs, CUTPL is holding an ice cream kick off, along with a free craft and music. Sign up party is on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM in the Carnegie Room. Ice cream sundaes will be provided, compliments of the CUTPL Friends of the Library.

We hope you’ll bring the whole family and friends to sign-up and enjoy an ice cream sundae on Monday, June 4th! Summer reading registration is open to library patrons of all ages. The program will run from Monday, June 4, 2018 through July 28, 2018. For more information, please call the library at 574-842-2941 or check out our website at http://www.culver.lib.in.us/. This program is free and open to the public.

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

Creative Writing

Freelance writer Kristen Counts will lead a “Fun Creative Writing” (students 6th-12th grades) “freewriting” group. Learn the process and apply it to your own future creative writing projects. Come join us and enjoy this fun and creative process every Mondays at 4pm. Journals and pen are provided. Free and welcome to the public. For more information please call 574-842-2941

Storytime and Crafts at CUTPL

Join us for Storytime and Crafts every Tuesdays at 10:30am. Fun songs and activities, good stories and related crafts. All young children and their guardian are welcome.

Genealogy LIVE at CUTPL

Genealogy LIVE is the new name given to the Wednesday morning genealogy group at the Culver-Union Township Public Library.

People interested in genealogy are encouraged to gather each Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon in the computer lab, located on the Main Street level, to use the resources available at the library to research their family history. Janet Winrotte, Local History & Genealogy Librarian, will be on hand to assist anyone researching, regardless of age or research levels.

For more information about this weekly event, contact Janet at the library in person, by phone (574) 842-2941, or via email to jwinrotte@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!

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

We are looking for motivated, dedicated teens, in grades 6th-12th for our Teen Advisory Group. You can recommend books & movies, meet new friends, brain storm and plan your kind of library programs and earn community service hours. If you are interested, please contact Esmie Rodgers at erodgers@culver.lib.in.us

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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