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Spring Blossoms: Mother/Child Craft Workshop
Calling all Mothers...let's celebrate Mother's Day and Spring; enjoy craft time with your child. Join Stampin' Up Demonstrator and local teacher, Kerri Zeuch, for a fun spring craft. You and your child will be making a Rosette filled flower pots that you can enjoy all year round with; green thumb not required. This program is free, but registration is required. Limited spots available. Call 419-468-3203 to register.
Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Library will be hosting their spring book sale. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Summer Reading 2012
Summer reading is going on now for children, for teens, and for adults.
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Dream Big: Summer Reading 2012
Dream Big! Starting June 1st, check out books from the library and use your reading log to keep track of either the number of books or the time you spend reading. We'll reward you with fabulous prizes. Also check out our summer reading shows and experience fun beyond your wildest dreams. Children up to 6th grade can register starting June 1st.
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Own the Night: Summer Reading 2012
For every item you read, fill out a rating form to enter our weekly prize drawing. Two lucky winners will win $10 gift cards for local restaurants, shops, iTunes, or books. Teens going into grades 7-12 can sign up at the main desk starting June 1st. If you come to our special summer events you will be able to enter bonus tickets for the weekly drawings. The night time is the right time for teens at the library.
Family Story Time
Join us Tuesdays at 6:30pm for stories, crafts, and lots of fun.
Preschool Story Time
Join us Wednesdays at 10:30am for stories, crafts, and lots of fun.
Party On the Lawn
Join us on the lawn to celebrate summer and reading. For children up through 6th grade. You do not need to register for this program: you can just come. Wed, Jun 6th, 1-3pm.
Jason Abbot will present two action-packed family shows on June 13th, and Tom Phoolery will present his Showcase of Dreams on June 20th. Jason Abbot has been interested in magic since he was 5 years old and has been a professional magician since the age of 16. Jason uses a variety of props in his 45 minute show, including handkerchiefs, playing cards, bananas, and a straight jacket. Tom Phoolery uses magic, humor and audience participation to tell the stories of men and women whose dreams have influenced our lives, including Wilma Rudolph, Thomas Edison, J.K. Rowling, and Walt Disney. These programs are for children up through 6th grade. Sign up in the children's room starting the Thursday before the program.
Educational Art
Jeff Nicholas presents Howl at the Toons. For children up through 6th grade. Sign up in the children's room starting June 1st. Wed, Jun 27th at 7pm and Wed, Jun 27th at 2pm.
Mr. Puppet
For children up through 6th grade. Sign up in the children's room starting June 1st. Wed, Jul 11th at 7pm and Wed, Jul 11th at 2pm.
Nocturnal Animals
Ohio Nature Education presents Nocturnal Animals. For children up through 6th grade. Sign up in the children's room starting June 1st. Wed, Jul 25th at 2pm and Wed, Jul 25th at 7pm.
The Life of a Ghost Hunter
For grades 7-12. Sign up at the main desk starting June 1st. Thu, Jun 14th.
Japanese Art, Manga, and Cartooning
Artist Russell Merrit will present Japanese art forms, demonstrating both Japanese ink work and modern manga and showing how classic sumi-e has influenced modern Japanese and American comics. For teens going into grades 7-12. Sign up starting June 1st at the main desk. Registration is required. Mon, Jul 9th at 6:30pm.
Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Night
Sign up at the main desk starting June 1st. Thu, Jul 26th at 6:30pm.
Scratch Programming Workshop
Area computer expert and instructor Jerry Francl will show us how to produce computer animation using freely downloadable Scratch programming environment, which can be used to make games and short animated films. Bring in your own laptop or use one from the library's laptop lab. For teens going into grades 7-12. Sign up at the main desk. You can sign up for all five workshops or just one.
Big Dreamers Craft Workshop
Drop by the library, get in out of the heat, and enjoy an hour of crafts and light refreshments with a Dream Big theme. We will feature a different theme each week with various crafts to make. For grades K-6. You do not have to register for this program: you can just come.
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Hot Summer Chess
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Spring Chess Nights
The chess club is the longest-running teen program at the library. Whatever your skill level, join our ongoing ladder tournament and find out which rung you will dominate.
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Movie Day
Join us for a special viewing of an animated feature film. Bring a pillow and blanket if you wish. We'll supply popcorn and punch. For grades K-6. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Stop by the library to find out what movie we'll be showing. (It's rated PG.) Sat, May 19th at 2pm.
Anime Club
Japanese culture, films, and manga. For teens in grades 7-12 only.
Cookbook Exchange
Find the cookbooks of your dreams and let your unused cookbooks become treasures for others! Bring up to three cookbooks (that you no longer use and wish to trade) from your personal collection plus a dish to share. Call 419-468-3203 to register for this program. Registration required. Tue, May 29th, 6-7:30pm.
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Between the Covers: Summer Reading 2012
The Galion Public Library encourages all those over 18 years of age to participate in this years Adult Summer Reading Program. Registration begins June 1st. Once registered, you're able to participate in the weekly drawings by simply reading books! 3 winners will be picked every Friday beginning June 8th. The Summer Reading Program ends July 31st with the drawing of our Grand Prize Winner. To also be entered in a special drawing worth $50, simply complete a review for our What's Between the Covers of These Books display. Watch this spot for more details.
"Between the Covers" Summer Writing Series
Join local author Rachel Mendell for her 2012 Summer Writing Series. Rachel will be at the Galion Public Library for 3 consecutive Saturdays this summer. Sign up for all 3 or just 1, whatever your schedule allows. All workshops are from 10am - Noon. These workshops are free, but registration is required. Please call 419-468-3203 to register.
Picnic Palooza
Do you love to cook? Have a summer party coming up? Trying to decide what to bring? Or, need some new ideas for the kitchen? Come to Galion Public Library's Picnic Palooza! Our Cookbook Exchange in May brought together a group of women and some great discussion. As a result, they wanted to have a program all about picnics...and you're invited! Bring a picnic dish, a summer drink and your recipes! Call 419-468-3203 to register. Tue, Jun 26th, 6-7pm.
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Join us for a spooky campfire story and s'mores. Make a bug jar and lantern, and play fun campfire games. For grades 3-6. This is a free program, but registration is required. Sat, Aug 4th, 2-4pm.
2012 London Olympics Celebration
Come celebrate the 2012 London Olympics at the library! The actual Opening Ceremony can be seen on TV at 9pm on Friday, July 27th, but we'll kick it off here at 11am. Join us for refreshments, Olympic themed displays, and trivia. Think you can be an Olympian? Try your hand at the Wii version of Mario v. Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics. Registration not required. Stop in at the library and enjoy a touch of the Olympic Spirit! Fri, Jul 27th, 11-4pm.
Amanda Flower Book Talk & Signing
Come enjoy some refreshments at our end of the summer wrap-up party! There will be door prizes, our "Review Book" Drawing, and a Book Talk and Signing with Cleveland author, Amanda Flower. Ms. Flower is an Agatha-nominated mystery author. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Her 3rd book, A Plain Death, is being released on July 1, 2012. Ms. Flower will have all 3 of her books available for purchase. Registration recommended. Mon, Jul 30th, 6-8pm.
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Summer Blood Drive
Mark the date! There are millions of Americans in need of blood and you can help! Come to the Galion Public Library to donate blood. Walk-ins welcome or call 419-468-3203 to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you! Tue, Jul 31st, Noon-6pm.
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Movie at the Library
Watch a movie on our big screen. Popcorn and punch will be provided. For grades K-6. Pillows and blankets are welcome. You can call or stop by the library to find out what movie we'll be showing (or maybe you can ask the Once-ler). Sat, Sep 15th at 2pm.
Closed for Upgrades
Workmen will be installing new air conditioning. Since it's August, we decided to close for this. Meanwhile, we will also be upgrading our library circulation software and catalog. Wed, Aug 8th.
Bingo for Books!
It's back. Bingo for Books was so popular in March, we decided to do it again. If you love books and Bingo, this is the place for you! If you're feeling lucky, call 419-468-3203 to register. Players are eligible to win a maximum of 2 books. Fri, Aug 10th, 10-11:30pm.
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Game Night
Join us for a game night of epic proportions. Stickman's, our local game store, will be providing new games and old favorites to try out, and Showplace Rentals will be providingthe televisions. Refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Fri, Aug 17th, 7-10pm.
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Arduino Scratch Programming Workshop
Jerry Francl will take his Scratch computer animation workshop to the next level with Arduino, a microcontroller board that allows the programmer to control devices outside the computer. Go beyond the flat, two-dimensional world of the computer's monitor and control things in the three-dimensional physical world. We'll be programming multi-color LED's, miniature fans, air pumps, servos, and other devices. Bring in your own laptop or use one from the library's laptop lab. For teens going into grades 7-12. Sign up at the main desk, for both workshops or just one. Tue, Aug 14th, 3-4:30pm and Mon, Aug 20th, 3-4:30pm.
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Chess Nights
With the help of our chess master (Mark Papenhausen) and other club members, you can learn new strategies, face new opponents, and see which rung you will dominate in our ongoing ladder tournament. For grades 6-12. New members are welcome. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for this event: you can just show up.
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Anime Club Thursdays
We've moved the anime club to Thursday evenings. Join us for Japanese culture, films, graphic novels, and more. For teens in grades 7-12 only. Refreshments are provided. Cosplay is optional. New members are welcome. There is no need to register: you can just show up.
Monster Mash Bash for Kids
Join us for spooky, silly, and funny monsters everywhere - in stories, crafts, and games. Create your own monsters to take home and design your own special monster sweet treat. For grades K-2. Sign up now. Sat, Oct 6th, 2-3:30pm.
Halloween Science
We may need your help with some of these creepy, slimy, and strange experiments. It may get messy, so dress appropriately. For grades 3-6. Sat, Oct 20th, 2-4pm.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
You and your stuffed animal friend are invited to the library for pajama-party fun, and afterward your stuffed friend can stay and spend the night. All participants will get pictures of their stuffed friends having fun at the library. Animals will need to be picked up on Saturday. For children in grades K-2 and their stuffed companions. Fri, Nov 16th at 4:30pm.
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Life-Sized Clue Game
Do you enjoy the board game Clue? It's even more fun when it's life sized. For grades 3-6. Sat, Nov 17th, 2-4pm.
National Library Card Sign-Up Month
Your library card is the most important school supply and card in your wallet because it opens doors to free Internet access, books, magazines, social media, eBooks, movies, music, programs for all ages and so much more! Have you lost your library card? No problem! Come to the library during the month of September for a free replacement card. Plus...show us where you take your library card. Post your picture on our Facebook Wall and be entered to win a library prize pack.
Book Chat
Book Discussion
Contact Cyndi for details.
Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Library will be holding their Fall Book Sale.
Holiday Crafts Program
Make traditional crafts as well as some out-of-the-ordinary ones. Registration is required. Thu, Nov 29th, 6:30-8:15pm.
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It Came from the Library: Teen Read Week 2012
Join us for a week of special events just for teens, October 14th-20th. We'll show off what's lurking in the library. Stop by the Teen Area for special displays, book suggestions, contests, and more.
Teen Book Cafe
Get to know the newest additions to your YA collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels, and more. (Materials are selected by our Teen Volunteer League.) We'll have contests, Book Speed Dating, refreshments, door prizes, and more. Mon, Oct 15th, 6:30-8pm.
Zombie Prom
It doesn't take a lot of brains to know that this is going to be a night of creepy fun. Dress up in your best formal zombie attire and join us for a night of dancing, refreshments, crafts, zombie apocalypse survival skills, and more. A prom king and queen will be crowned, and there will also be awards for the best costumes. Registration is required. Sat, Oct 20th, 7-10pm.
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Hands-On Internet Class
Get hands-on experience using a web browser to find information on the internet. This course will start you off on the ground floor and rocket you into the online world. Learn how to use a web browser, find websites, get information, manage tabs, make bookmarks, participate in online discussions, and more. Includes a Q&A session. Cost is $2 per person. Sign up at the main desk. Mon, Oct 1st, 5:30-8pm.
Resume Workshop
Frustrated with your resume? Need to create a resume for the first time? Want help making your resume stand out? Join us at the Galion Public Library as we welcome representatives from Crawford County Job and Family Services Jobs Plus Unit. Learn about resume formatting, how to self-assess your skills and abilities, and how to make your resume stand out! Bring your resume if you have one! Mon, Sep 10th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Apron-Free Cooking Class & Book Signing
Join Noel Lizotte for this 1 hr. cooking demonstration. Noel's point of view is simple and easy convenience cooking. Need some new ideas? Want to learn how to get good meals out quickly? Noel will demonstrate how to make 3 simple foods and SAMPLES will be provided. After class, Noel will have copies of her newly published cookbook available for purchase and signing. Call 419-468-3203 to register. Thu, Sep 13th, 7-8pm.
It's true that a meteorite was found in Crawford County this year. Want to learn more about them? Our favorite astronomer is back. This year Dan Everly will be teaching us all about meteorites and will even have some on display. You won't want to miss this discussion. Call 419-468-3203 to register. Wed, Nov 7th, 7-8pm.
General Patton Comes to Life!
It goes without saying that General George Patton was one of the most complicated military men of all time! He was born in November 1885 and died in December 1945...but he'll come to life at the Galion Public Library. The Library once again welcomes back Ken Hammontree with Living History Productions. Ken will portray General Patton and the Third Army as they move across Northern France into Germany during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944. It's an evening you won't want to miss! Call 419-468-3203 to register. Mon, Sep 24th, 6:30-8pm.
Job Opening: Children's Librarian
The library is now accepting applications for the position of Children's Librarian.
Joe the Coupon Guy
Learn how to consistently save 70% and more grocery shopping and over 90% toiletry shopping. Find ways to save on utilities, cell phones, restaurants, travel, gas, prescriptions, and much more! Joe Daugirdas, otherwise known as Joe the Coupon Guy, will teach you to become a saver instead of a spender! Call 419-468-3203 to register. www.joethecouponguy.com Wed, Oct 3rd, 7-8:30pm.
"Fall Favorites" Cooking Club
Join the Galion Public Library Cooking Club for an evening of fall favorites. Whether it's a favorite soup recipe, bread recipe, Halloween treat, etc., bring your dish and the recipe and enjoy an informal evening all about FOOD. This is a great way to get new recipes and ideas! Call 419-468-3203 to register. Tue, Oct 9th, 6-8pm.
How to Self-Publish Your Work!
Have a dream of getting your work published? Join Noel Lizotte as she shares her dream with you and provides her insight and tips along the way. This 45 minute presentation will take you through 3 main steps. Defining your dream, Picking the right publisher for you and Working with your publisher. Question and Answer time will follow. Call 419-468-3203 to register Thu, Oct 11th, 7-8pm.
Ghost Haunt at Brownella Cottage
2012 marks the 75th anniversary of Bishop Brown's passing. What a great time for the library to partner with the Galion Historical Society for a ghost haunt at Brownella Cottage. Those 18 and older can join us for an evening with the paranormal team at Brownella. Will we see or hear anything from beyond the grave? This ghost haunt is FREE, but registration is required. Please call 419-468-3203 to register. Limited spots available. Wed, Oct 17th, 7:30-9:30pm.
Genealogy Workshops with Peggy Lauritzen
Are you intrigued by Genealogy? Want to know more about your family? Maybe you're not sure how to get started. Join us at the Galion Public Library for our 2-program genealogy workshop. Accredited Genealogist Peggy Lauritzen will be conducting the workshops. The theme for November 5th is Getting Started, and the theme for November 12th is Digging Deeper/Up in Smoke!. Please bring any information you have up to your grandparents. Mon, Nov 12th, 6-8pm and Mon, Nov 5th, 6-8pm.
Board of Trustees
The board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.
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Read with Our Friend Griff, the Reading Dog
Griff, an American Labrador Retriever, is a trained therapy dog as part of Therapy Dog International's Tail Waggin' Tutors program, and he listens to boys and girls read books. He'll be here on Wednesdays from 5-6pm. Studies show that therapy dogs calm students so that they can practice, gain confidence, and improve their skills in a relaxing environment. Parents can sign their children up for a ten-minute session of reading with Griff.
Hands-On Internet Class
Get hands-on experience using a web browser to find information on the internet. This course will start you off on the ground floor and rocket you into the online world. We can only take ten people for this class, so sign up now. $2 reserves your seat.
The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.