Monthly Clubs for Adults & Teens

The library offers several monthly programs for both Adult & Teen patrons. You can view information about these clubs below, as well as viewing their current scheduled meetings on our Events Calendar.

Adult Book Discussion Group

Meets: Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Come discuss a new book each month at the library. New members are always welcome. Books are available a month before the discussion on the holds shelf near the front desk. For more information or to be added to the book club mailing list, please call the library or contact Tiffany at tamschl@cretelibrary.org. For a more detailed look into the 2017-2018 book selections, click here.

For the 2017- 2018 year, these are the selected books.

  • November 13: Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow
  • December 11: Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer
  • January 8: If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda
  • February 12: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  • March 12: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • April 9: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • May 14: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • June 11: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • July 9: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • August 13: Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
  • September 10: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

 

C.R.A.V.E (CRete Area Voracious Eaters)

Meets: First Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Prepare and bring a dish based on the month’s theme, then share samples and recipes with club members. No need to register. For questions about C.R.A.V.E. contact the Information Desk.

 

Through a Lens Darkly (Crete Library Film Club)

Meets: Third Thursday of each month at 6:15 p.m (unless noted otherwise).

Enjoy a unique cinematic event on the library’s big screen with refreshments and a short discussion following the movie. Note that Film Club also hosts annual events

like the Summer Series (July/August) and Horror Fest (October) where the club will meet additional times and/or for double features. Although there is no age restrictions on Film Club, films shown frequently have an “R” rating. It is the parents’ responsibility to monitor their childrens’ attendance and viewing habits.

For more information, to make a film suggestion, or to join the mailing list, call the library or contact Dan at dwitvoet@cretelibrary.org. You may also visit the Film Club blog at Through a Lens Darkly.

 

The Writers Group

Adults: First Monday of each month at 7 p.m. – For patrons age 19 and older.

Teens: Last Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. – For patrons 18 and under.

Beginning and experienced writers are welcome to explore the craft of creative writing and discover their own voice as they respond to stimulating and challenging writing prompts under the direction of a writing facilitator. Bring whatever writing materials you want, or just bring yourself and we’ll supply paper. Anyone who wants to read their writings out loud is welcome to do so and will receive feedback and support. For more information, call the library or contact Melody, mreed@cretelibrary.org,  or Cassandra, coconnell@cretelibrary.org

 

Knot Just For Knitters

Meets: Second and Fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend. Bring whatever project you are working on: knitting, crocheting, needlework, sewing, whatever! Come for assistance or advice from your fellow needleworkers, or just for the companionship. All levels welcome! No registration is necessary.

No current project? Use yarn to help others! Yarn and needles will be supplied to work on collaborative projects such as:
Warm Up America — knit or crochet blankets, newborn caps, and friendship shawls for local organizations.
Project Linus — knit or crochet security blankets for children in need.
Mother Bear Project –knit or crochet bears for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Scarves from the Heart — provide cancer survivors with a scarf.
Snuggles Project — blankets for shelter animals.

If you are unable to attend a meeting you may stop by the library and pick-up a pre-packaged project kit to make at home. When completed, return it to the library and a group member will see that your item is distributed to the appropriate organization. For more information, call the library or contact Deb, dmeder@cretelibrary.org.