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January 2019
The library will be closed on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day and Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
 Director's Corner
As 2018 ends, and an exciting new year begins, I wish to take the opportunity to thank the community for your support. As a library staff, we are blessed to serve in a community that embraces literature and the public library. We look forward to serving your literary, informational and entertainment needs in 2019. Happy New Year! 
CommunityREAD 2019
The book, Only Child, was selected as the featured book for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2019 CommunityREAD. Rhiannon Navin, author of Only Child , will visit Hancock County on Thursday, March 28 during CommunityREAD month for a public presentation at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. 

Creative Writers Group
January 3. 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 is required.

Mindful Eating and Keeping Your New Year's Resolution for a Healthier Diet
January 10. 4:30 p.m.
Jennifer Little, Bluffton University RD, will discuss the concept of Mindful Eating and share ideas for helping to make the healthy choices when it comes to keeping promises to ourselves to be healthier in 2019. There will be samples of make-ahead salads and on the go healthy breakfast ideas to try.
Wellness Wednesday-Diabetes
January 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dr. Grace will present information about a healthy diabetic diet and the benefits of exercise.
No registration required.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training
January 18. 9:45-4:15 p.m.
Interested in becoming a tutor for the Read for L.I.F.E. program? Register for Tutor Training. Click here for more information about the Read for L.I.F.E. program.
No registration required.
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.
The Book Cellar-Friends of the Library:

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00-3:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about the Friends of the Library.
Preschool Fair & Early Literacy Night
January 14. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Preschool Fair: Parents looking for a preschool for their children can attend Preschool and Early Literacy Night. The preschool fair will give parents a chance to meet with local preschool and daycare representatives.
Early Literacy Night: Join us for fun early literacy games, face painting, crafts and more. A special guest, Spider-Hero, will make an appearance at the event. The activities are intended to get young children excited about reading, and can easily be reproduced at home to help develop reading and pre-reading skills. Early Literacy Night is ideal for all families with young children.
Story Times Return
The wait is over! Story Time returns in February. Click here for the event calendar. All of your favorites return, including regular Story Time, Baby Time, and Little Tikes Play Date.
Check out a Pre-Loaded Learning Tablet With Your Library Card
Playaway Launchpad tablets are designed just for kids and are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational. Apps are grouped onto Launchpad tablets by subject area, theme, grade level, and age, making it easy for parents and kids to choose a tablet with the content most appealing to them.

Teen Programs
All teen programs, unless otherwise noted, are for teens grades 6-12.
No registrations are required unless noted.
Cubee Club
January 5. 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Children third grade and up are invited to make a cubee craft in the Children's Program Room. No registration required.
Teen Movie Night
January 8. 5:30 p.m.
Teens are invited to watch Disney's Christopher Robin .
No registration.
Teen Chess Club
January 19. 10:30-11:30 a.m.
All levels are welcome. Children's Program Room. No registration required.
Teen Game Night
January 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
What's New @ Your Library
The Enemy of My Enemy
by W.E.B. Griffin
by Robin Cook
Under the Midnight Sun
by Tracie Peterson
Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
by Phaidon Press Limited
Barron's Painless Geometry
by Lynette Long, Ph.D.
Easy Gingerbread Houses
by Lisa Anderson
As You Wish
by Chelsea Sedoti
Ogre Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
Bridge of Clay
by Markus Zusak
Night School
The Old Man & the Gun
Dog Diaries
by James Patterson
Lafayette!: A Revolutionary War Tale by Nathan Hale
Little Owl's Snow
by Divya Srinivasan
In Memory of:
Duane Duffield
by: The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

In Memory of:
Joseph J. Vahalik
by: The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
In Memory of:
Phyllis Fellabaum
by: The William Shakespeare Club

In Memory of:
Dianne Wood
by: The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

In Memory of:
Dale Hector
by: the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library