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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Crown Point Community Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Astronaut Jerry Ross Book Signing
Crown Point Community Library
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 4-8
Book Signing Event with Astronaut Jerry Ross
Tuesday, September 30 from 4- 8 p.m. at the Crown Point Library. 

Jerry Ross will be joined by co-author Susan Gunderson to unveil his new children’s book –Becoming A Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars.
 
This nonfiction picture book is a children’s version of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross’s autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, designed for ages 7–12. Told in friendly first-person narration, it represents how Ross followed his dream from rural 1950s northern Indiana to Purdue University and then outer space.  The thirty-two-page book is illustrated with personal photos and memorabilia. 

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Pre-order your book & pick it up the day before the event! 
Becoming a Spacewalker:  $15 (retail $16.95)
 
Also available for pre-order -Spacewalker : My Journey in Space and Faith As NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer $28 (retail $29.95)
 
Pre-orders will be available for pick up on Monday, September 29 from 3 – 7p.m. or beginning at 3 p.m. on the day of the event.
 
All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Crown Point Community Library
and the Lake Courthouse Foundation.
  Sponsored by Friends of Crown Point Library.



Paper Crafts with Jane
Crown Point Community Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 10 am
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
Come and express your creative side as you learn new techniques to make handmade greeting cards and other projects using designer paper, inks, markers, embossing folders and stamps. Even if you have never crafted before you CAN do it! You will leave with 2-3 completed projects.
There is a $5 fee to cover materials, due at the time of class. Please bring scissors and adhesive.

Book Babies (WL) (Ages birth to 3)
Winfield Branch Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 10:30 am (Tuesdays, September 9 & 16 @ 10:30 am)
Register Online or call --219-662-4039.
A 20 min interactive story time for children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Registration required.

Little Listeners (WL) (Ages 4 & 5 only)
Winfield Branch Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 11:45 am (Tuesdays, September 9 & 16 @ 11:45 am)
Register Online or call --219-662-4039.
A 30 min story time for children ages 4 & 5 not in kindergarten, without a caregiver.  Caregiver remains in library. Registration required.

Tot Time (WL) (Ages 3 to 5)
Winfield Branch Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 11:00 am (Tuesdays, September 9 & 16 @ 11:00 am)
Register Online or call --219-662-4039.
A 30 min story time for children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration required.

Paper Crafts with Jane
Crown Point Community Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 1-3 pm
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
Come and express your creative side as you learn new techniques to make handmade greeting cards and other projects using designer paper, inks, markers, embossing folders and stamps. Even if you have never crafted before you CAN do it! You will leave with 2-3 completed projects.
There is a $5 fee to cover materials, due at the time of class. Please bring scissors and adhesive.

Teen Tech Time (CP) NEW!
Crown Point Community Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 4:00 pm (Tuesday, September 16 @ 4:00 pm)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
Any teen interested in one on one training with computers can sign up to get help. For teens grades 6 to 12. Registration required.

Read to the Dogs (WL)
Winfield Branch Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 6:00 p.m.
Register Online or call --219-662-4039.

Power Paws group invites you to come read to their trained and certified dogs.  This program is designed to help improve the literacy skills of children.  When children are learning to read they often get stressed from being self-conscious about making mistakes.  When reading with a dog, they start to relax and forget about being nervous.

Winfield Knitters
Winfield Branch Library
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 10 am
Beginner?  Experienced?  Just curious?  Join this informal group of crafters.  Not just limited to knitters; bring any needlework project for an enjoyable morning. Sponsored by Winfield Branch Library.

Winfield Knitters
Winfield Branch Library
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 10 am
Beginner?  Experienced?  Just curious?  Join this informal group of crafters.  Not just limited to knitters; bring any needlework project for an enjoyable morning. Sponsored by Winfield Branch Library.

Preschool Pals (CP) (Ages 3 to 5)
Crown Point Community Library
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 10:00 am (Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17, & 24 and Oct. 1, 8 & 15 @ 10:00 am)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
A 30 min story time for children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration required.

Preschool Pals (CP) (Ages 3 to 5)
Crown Point Community Library
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 11:00 am (Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17, & 24 and Oct. 1, 8 & 15 @ 11:00 am)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
A 30 min story time for children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration required.

Library Knitters
Crown Point Community Library
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 12:30-2:30 pm
Beginner? Experienced?  Just curious?  Join our library knitters in this informal group.
Beginners can bring size 7 knitting needles and 1 ball of "Sugar & Cream" cotton yarn to start the instructional project. Sponsored by Crown Point LIbrary.

Film Movement
Crown Point Community Library
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 6 pm
"Grigris"  (French)

Third Wednesdays at 6 pm.  Showcasing award-winning, first-run independent and foreign films. (Films are not subject to MPAA review).

Kids Paper craft with Jane (CP)
Crown Point Community Library
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 6:00pm (Wednesday, September 17 @ 6:00 pm)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
Kids ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join us for a fun time of papercrafting.  We make cards, bookmarks, treat holders – something new every month!
$5.00 for materials
Registration required.

Book Babies (CP) (Ages birth to 3)
Crown Point Community Library
Thursday, Sep. 18, 10:00 am (Thursdays, Sept. 11, 18 & 25 and Oct. 2, 9 & 16 @ 10:00am)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
A 20 min interactive story time for children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Registration required.

Book Babies (CP) (Ages birth to 3)
Crown Point Community Library
Thursday, Sep. 18, 11:00 am (Thursdays, Sept. 11, 18 & 25 and Oct. 2, 9 & 16 @ 11:00 am)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
A 20 min interactive story time for children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Registration required.

Book Babies (CP) (Ages birth to 3)
Crown Point Community Library
Thursday, Sep. 18, 11:45 am (Thursdays, September 11, 18 & 25 and October 2, 9 & 16 @ 11:45 am)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
A 20 min interactive story time with a cargiver. 

Stories for Seniors
Crown Point Community Library
Thursday, Sep. 18, 2 pm
Join us for an interactive program of fun, facts, and video on a different topic each month.
 

Tickle Tales (CP) (Ages birth to 12 months) NEW!
Crown Point Community Library
Friday, Sep. 19, 10:00 am (Fridays, Sept. 12 & 19 and Oct. 3 & 10 @ 10:00 am)
Register Online or call --219-663-0270.
A 30 min interactive one on one program for baby (up to 12 months) and adult to engage in reading activties. Registration required.

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