Crown Point Community Library Briefs: Music of the World War II Era – The Big Bands, Fall Book Sale at Crown Point Library, & Chicago Bus Trip

crown-point-libraryMusic of the World War II Era: The Big Bands
Swing music, driven by the Big Bands, swept through America in the 1920's and 30's. It continued during the war years. Big Bands played a pivotal role in fighting the war by entertaining the troops as well as Americans on the home front.

Dr. John Ban invites you to come in and sit in on the electricity of the Big Bands of that day. Watch and listen to Count Bassie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and other great band leaders. The event is on Thursday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Crown Point Library.

This program is free, registration is not required.

Friends of the Crown Point Library annual fall book sale
Fall into a great deal at the Friends of the Crown Point Library’s Annual Fall Book Sale. The sale will begin with a special Friends preview night on Thursday, October 23 and run through Sunday, October 26. The cost is $5.00 a bag, you can mix items that include children’s and adult, fiction, non-fiction, movies, music and more! The last day of the sale is $1 a bag day.

Help support the library and fulfill your “need to read” at the same time!

Thursday, October 23: 4-7 p.m.
Friday, October 24: 9-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 25: 9-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 26: 1- 4 p.m.

Friends of the Crown Point Library Chicago Bus Trip
The Friends annual Downtown CHICAGO BUS TRIP is scheduled for Thursday, December 4. Tickets are $20 per person and will go on sale Monday, October 27 at the Crown Point Library.

Come join us and share the ride to downtown Chicago. The bus will drop passengers off near Macy’s on State Street. Enjoy shopping, sightseeing, museums, and more! The Bus will board at the Crown Point Sportsplex at 1313 E. North Street. The bus will leave Crown Point at 9:00 a.m. and depart Chicago at 3:00 p.m.

Sign up in person at the Circulation Desk at the Crown Point Library. Cash or check made payable to Friends of the CP Library. No refunds after Thursday, November 20.

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