Culver library will wrap up centennial Dec. 5 with holiday events, history, more

Culver Citizen
Staff Writer

The Culver-Union Twp. Public Library is officially closing the book on its year-long centennial celebration, and it's winding it down as it kicked it off: at the library's annual holiday open house, with a day of history, music, and all-ages fun.

CUTPL will hold closing ceremonies for its centennial celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5, starting with holiday story time and caroling at Millers Merry Manor (730 School Street) at 9 a.m. Families are invited to meet Miss Jill (head of the children's area of the library) there prior to a return to the library where Santa will be visiting from 10 a.m. to noon.

The library's holiday open house and closing ceremonies will begin at noon with a live performance by Stage II, the retired members of the Maxinkuckee Singers and Players. The group will perform a medley of vintage Christmas favorites from the "big band" era.

Local historian Jeff Kenney will present a Powerpoint history of CUTPL's development through the years, starting at 1 p.m.

The Andrew Carnegie essay contest winners will receive their awards, followed by more music from the time of the library’s founding, completing the centennial year festivities.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library, who will also be holding a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.