Crafts 101 Program

Crandon’s Stitch’n Sisters  Needlework Group will be offering a beginners’ class in the lower level of the Library on Tuesday, March 24th from 9 am-Noon.  Participants can learn how to: knit, quilt, embroider, basket weave, and English paper piece. There will also be a sample table of crafts available for viewing.   No registration is required for this free event.

crafts 101

Women’s Self Defense Class

In honor of National Women’s History Month the Crandon Public Library is offering a Women’s Self Defense Class on Thursday, March 26th beginning 7:00 p.m.  The class will be taught by Ron Strong, a certified master instructor and fourth degree black belt.

In lieu of a registration fee for this event, the Crandon Public Library is asking each participant to bring an item to donate to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  Currently the Tri-County Council is in need of personal care items for both women and children, as well as gas cards, diapers (larger sizes) and paperback books. The items may be dropped off at the library at the time of registration or the night of the class.

Registration for this event is required and we ask that you please register by noon on March 25th.  You may register by phone (478-3784) or by stopping at the front desk.

Self Defense

Color Your World : Family Story Time

Join us for a Family Story Time program on Monday, March 23rd from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Library will provide coloring opportunities for all ages, the Forest County Health Department will provide colorful fruit and veggie taste-testing and the Forest County Ties that Bind Us will provide a colorful obstacle course in the lower level. No registration is required for this drop-in event.

Color your world

Movie Marathon

No School Movie MarathonThere’s no school on Thursday, March 12th so why not join us for a Despicable Me movie marathon!   We’ll start Despicable Me at 1:00 p.m. followed by Despicable Me 2 at approximately 2:45.

Parents, please note that this movie is rated PG.  All ages are invited to attend and no registration is required. However, children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Feel free to bring your favorite pillow or a mat to sit on. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!

Total playing time is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes so parents should plan to pick up their children between 4:45 -5:00 p.m.  Library staff cannot be responsible for children who wish to leave the program early.  Parents are encouraged to discuss behavior issues and expectations with their children prior to attendance. Participants that are disruptive will be asked to leave the program immediately.

Any questions, please call the library at 478-3784.

Discussing the “Orphan Train”

The Crandon Public Library book club will meet on Thursday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library.  The group will be discussing the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Copies of the book are now available at the Front Desk.  We also have this book on audio cd.

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck or chance. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?


Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.