Serving the Community Since 1890 - BookEnds - E-Newsletter
April 2019
The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 in observance of Easter
Director's Corner
The 17 th edition of CommunityREAD has just ended and I want to take the opportunity to thank the people and organizations who make the program an annual success. First, I would like to thank the library staff. Specifically, I want to thank Assistant Director Sarah Clevidence and the staff CommunityREAD Committee for their excellent work.
I would like to thank our sponsors for CommunityREAD 2019: The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Findlay Publishing Company, First Federal Bank, the LaRiche Family of Dealers, and the Findlay-Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Thank you to Whitson Properties for providing accommodations for our author. CommunityREAD would not be possible without the support of these civic-minded organizations.
    We are very grateful to this year’s CommunityREAD Committee. The ten committee members, comprised of a diverse group of community members serving two-year terms, are given approximately 60 days to read the choices before meeting to make the final selection. Thank you Erica Brunow, Peggy Grandbois, Zach Huber, Tonya Hunter, Harolyn Legg, Linda Miller, Rich Smith, Inese Underwood, John Urbanski, and Carol Wintringham. 
    Once the feature book is chosen, a ten-member YouthREAD Committee selects related books for our younger readers. Copies of the books are donated to each school library in Hancock County. The current YouthREAD Committee members are Bonnie Begg, Amanda Brasfield, Jennifer Cassata, Jennifer Hoadley, Brigette Lloyd, Patricia Loarca, Beth Ann Nissen, Heather Sensel, Kerry Teeple, and Laurie Wurth-Pressel.
    We also had excellent programming partners this year. Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce, Family Resource Center, Awakening Minds Art, Stepping Stones Counseling, Heart Strings Melodies, Findlay City Police, and Findlay, Arlington, and Liberty-Benton Schools.
    CommunityREAD takes a huge team effort and we are grateful to everyone on this year’s team.
Celebrate National Library Week
April 7-13, 2019
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 7-13, with the theme “Libraries=Strong Communities. ”   This year’s theme illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools, and campuses, providing critical resources, programs, and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture, or income level, can come together to connect and learn.
The library will be celebrating National Library Week by holding special programs and giveaways.
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Author Presentation &
Book Signing
April 1. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Lynn Thompson will present information on his book, 76 Minutes: My Search for Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton .
Creative Writers' Group
April 4. 6 :30-7:30 p.m.
Attend a free creative writers' group. No experience necessary. Creative writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are invited to practice their writing, meet other writers, ask questions, receive feedback, and have fun.
No registration required.
Nutritional Knockouts
April 11. 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Junior Dietetics majors, Arie Cox and Keturah Warlick will be presenting a program about Betalains and Lycopene, the purple and red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. They will present information about the nutritional and health benefits of these foods and demonstrate practical ways to incorporate them into everyday meal planning and food preparation. Food samples and recipes will be provided. Adults only.
Basket Weaving
April 13. 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Teresa Margraf will be teaching how to make a crisscross basket. This is a basic basket which can be woven by the beginner as well as an experienced weaver. The material fee is $12.00 and must be paid at the time of registration at the Reference Desk. Registration ends April 5. Class size is limited. This class is for adults only.
Wellness Wednesday-Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
April 17. 6 :30-7:30 p.m.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's and other dementia cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Participants are invited to learn about the warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.
Hancock Job and Family Services-Job Fair
April 18. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Job applicants will have access to local business representatives.

April 24. 6 :30-7:30 p.m.
Come join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a new craft led by videos on Creativebug! Registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space available. Material fee of $2.00 required at the door.
This month's craft: Macrame Key Chains
Registration required.
Earth Day Movie: An Inconvenient Sequel.
April 28. 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Former American Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, travelling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy.  
No registration required.
Story Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
February 6-April 11
Join us for songs, stories, crafts, and fun!

Baby Story Time
Wednesdays and Fridays
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Simple stories, songs, rhymes, and play for the youngest learners.
Little Tikes Play Date
Wednesdays and Fridays
10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
February 6-April 12
Come and play with a selection of the library's toys.
April 4. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Sewing fun. For grades 2-6.
Spring Break Crafternoons
April 18 (Disney Crafts) and April 19 (Video Game Crafts)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grades K-6.
Check out a Launchpad-
Visit the Children's Services Department for more information.
Family Movie Night
April 18.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Family Art Lab
April 25.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Families are invited to make a flowerpot project.
Children's Gardening Program
April 27. 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Learn some gardening how-to and experience some hands-on projects. Presented by the Master Gardeners.
Story Walk-Riverside Park
During the month of April, the StoryWalk will feature the book The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book by Nancy Tafuri.
As visitors take a walk clockwise around the StoryWalk, they will come to 17 display posts which contain pages of the book.   StoryWalk changes monthly.

Teen Programs
All teen programs, unless otherwise noted, are for teens in grades 6-12.
No registrations are required unless noted.
April 6. 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Teens and tweens, 3rd grade and up, stop by the Children's Department and create paper box creatures. This is a drop-in program and may not require the entire scheduled time. Different designs monthly. This event does require good cutting skills. No registration required.
Special Senses
April 9. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Teen Program-University of Findlay Biology students will be teaching us cool things about our senses. The special senses- sight, hearing and balance, taste, and smell-will be explored along with the organs that control them. For example: if you plug your nose can you tell the difference between a potato and an apple when you bite into it?
Teen Movie Night
April 16. 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Teen movie nights are for middle school and high school teens. Movie: Spiderman Into the Spider-verse .
No registration required.
Teen Chess Club.
April 20. 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Teen Chess Club is for middle school students and high school students. It is open to all levels of players and is great for teens wanting to learn the basics. This program is designed for players to have fun and play someone new. Youth Advisory Board teens oversee the program.
No registration required.
Teen Game Night. April 24.
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun evening of teen-only gaming. The Library Youth Advisory Committee will host the event. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Games that will be played include Apples to Apples, Spoons, Chess, Monopoly, Battleship, and many others from the library collection.
No registration required.
Marvel Party
April 30.
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Get ready for the release of Avengers 4 in theaters later this week. Teens will make their own Marvel-themed Bleach shirt, have a snack, play trivia, and hang out with other teens who love Marvel characters. 
No registration required.
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