CCPL May Newsletter


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Spring migration is happening right NOW, and this is the best time to learn more about the feathered friends flying through and nesting in our community! Join us on Saturday, May 18th at 11 am for Birdwatching Basics. Dr. Donald Winslow, Indiana Academy Life Sciences professor, will share some basic identification tips and tricks for spotting the most common birds that we’re likely to see right now.

Donald Winslow grew up in Indianapolis and studied at Indiana University and Michigan State. His dissertation project addressed the effects of forest management practices on breeding birds in southern Indiana. He has also studied birds in the field in Michigan, Saskatchewan, California, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Dr. Winslow has taught biology and environmental science at Indiana University, Michigan State University, St. Gregory’s University and Rose State College in Oklahoma, Ivy Tech, and the Indiana Academy. He lives with his wife, two sons, and three cats in Hagerstown.


All ages are welcome.  Free registration by calling 765-478-3335.

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Hold the date for these great Summer Reading Program events:


  • June 5 at 2:00 pm at the Golay Center:  Indiana Animal Adventures with Kristi Ridgeway from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
  • June 12 at 6:00 PM at Cambridge City Public Library:  Steven’s Puppets
  • Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 pm at the Golay Center:  Celestine Bloomfiled, Storyteller
  • July 3  at 2:00 pm  Running the Iditarod with Karen Land, dog sledding adventurer
  • July 31 at 2:00 pm  Lincoln Marching Band performing their State Fair program at Cambridge City Public Library

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Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of America’s wilderness with our Evening Book Club on Tuesday, May 28th, at 6:30 pm. We’ll be diving into the pages of “The River We Remember” by William Kent Krueger. In this gripping novel, Krueger transports readers to the rugged landscapes of Minnesota, where retired sheriff Cork O’Connor embarks on a perilous mission to find a missing friend. As he navigates treacherous waters and confronts the ghosts of his past, Cork must unravel the mysteries of the river and confront the truths that lie hidden beneath its surface. Join us for an evening of suspense, adventure, and breathtaking storytelling that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Step back in time to the antebellum South with our Senior Center Book Club on Wednesday, May 20th, at 4:00 pm. We’ll be delving into the captivating narrative of “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. Set against the backdrop of a Virginia plantation, this compelling tale follows the intertwined lives of Lavinia, a young Irish immigrant, and Belle, the master’s illegitimate daughter. As Lavinia navigates the complexities of her new life and grapples with the harsh realities of slavery, she forms an unbreakable bond with Belle and the other slaves on the plantation. “The Kitchen House” is a powerful exploration of family, identity, and the enduring bonds of friendship that transcend race and class. Join us for an afternoon of thought-provoking discussion as we unravel the secrets and complexities of this unforgettable story.

Gaming Guild

Join the Gamers’ Guild for thrilling adventures May 6th and 20th at 4 pm as we continue our treacherous Dungeons and Dragons campaign. New adventurers are always welcome!  Recommended for ages 9 – 17. 

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To all toddlers and preschoolers, join us for Mother Goose on the Loose every Wednesday in May at 11:00 am. This delightful program offers a perfect blend of stories, songs, and snacks! It’s the popular place to be for little ones and their families.

Cambridge City Public Library
600 W. Main Street
Cambridge City, IN 47327

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