Serving the Community Since 1890 - BookEnds - E-Newsletter - December 2018
The library will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. The library will close at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31 and will be closed on Tuesday, January 1. Best wishes for a joyous holiday and our sincere thank you for your patronage and support throughout the year.
 Director's Corner
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will once again offer library patrons the opportunity to share the joy of books with children during the annual “ Give the Gift of Reading” program. Gift of Reading donations will be accepted from November 23 through December 31. 
The beneficiary of this year’s Gift of Reading will be the Dolly Parton Imagination Library administered locally by the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County. The Imagination Library mails an age appropriate book each month to enrolled children ages 0-5. Numerous studies have shown that parent/child reading increases substantially in Imagination Library households. A recent study in Middletown, OH illustrated that children participating in the program scored 14% higher than non-participants in kindergarten literacy testing. Over 2,300 children are currently participating in Hancock County. Since 2014, the local program has distributed over 73,000 books. Over 1.3 million children are enrolled in the Imagination Library worldwide. 
Donations to Gift of Reading may be made at the check-out desk in the library lobby area or by mail at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, Gift of Reading, 206 Broadway, Findlay, OH 45840. Online donations will be accepted as well. Click here for the online donation platform. For further information, call the library at 422-1712.
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Tamales and Fruit Drinks Cooking Class
December 3. 4:30 p.m.
Martina Barrett of Amigos Catering & Salsa will teach participants how to make tamales and fruit drinks.
Haiku Poetry Writing
December 4. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
No registration required.
Creative Writers Group
December 6. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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.
Cooking-Healthy Holiday Ideas
December 13. 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Learn about substitutions and additions to help "healthify" your holiday recipes and parties. Jennifer Little RD, Bluffton University,will share ways to help your holiday gatherings, and food, be more guilt-free. She will provide ideas for recipe substitutions and entertaining activities that allow for celebrations that support and encourage health, even over the winter months.Of course there will be some tasty treats to try.
Book Discussion Groups
The library holds regular book discussion groups for people of all ages and interest areas. Check the Event calendar for locations and dates.
Story Time with Santa
December 3 and 4.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Baby Story Time
December 5. December 7.
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Simple stories, songs, rhymes, and play for the youngest learners.
Noon Year's Eve Family Party
December 31.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Celebrate New Year's Eve as a family. Wear your fanciest party gear and join us for a story and a craft as we count down to noon. The party will continue with kid-friendly tunes and dancing.
Teen Programs
All teen programs, unless otherwise noted, are for teens grades 6-12.
No registrations are required unless noted.
Teen Movie Night
December 4. 5:30 p.m.
Movie : Elf
No-Sew Fleece Pillows
December 6. 5:30 p.m.
Make a no-sew fleece pillow. Perfect for gifts or to snuggle up with this winter. Please bring 3/4-yard of fleece fabric. Grades 2 and up.
Teen Apples to Apples
Game Night
December 10. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Teen Christmas Fun
December 11. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Escape Room
December 29.
9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Can you solve puzzles and get out of our escape room before it is too late? Grades 4-12. Registration required. Please register at the Children's Desk or call 419-422-1712 to request a game time.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
What's New @ Your Library
Long Road to Mercy
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You Don't Own Me
by Mary Higgins Clark
Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
by Phaidon Press Limited
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by Lynette Long, Ph.D.
Easy Gingerbread Houses
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The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
by America's Test Kitchen Kids
The Wren Hunt
by Mary Watson
Magic at Midnight: A YA Fairytale Anthology
by Lyssa Chiavari
Mission Impossible: Fallout
God Bless the
Broken Road
Construction Site on Christmas Night
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
by Andrea Beaty
Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13)
by Jeff Kinney
In Memory of:
Ruth Furiate
by: Hancock County
Master Garden Volunteers

In Memory of:
Michael Lee Ernst
by: Nick, Sarah & Laura Clevidence

In Memory of:
Denny Jolliff
by: The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library