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June 2019

Director's Corner
Schools have concluded another great year of learning and children are dreaming of all the fun they are going to have during the summer. Along with family vacations and other play times, I encourage all parents to make the SummerREAD program at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library a big part of your child’s summer. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and revolves around space. 
   Reading during the summer helps your child retain the knowledge learned in the previous school year and helps to prepare them for the next academic year. And the best part is, the kids are having fun while becoming better students. Last summer, 1,264 registered children read 15,938 books during the eight-week program. They were joined by 199 teens who read 1,387 books and 340 adults who read 2,185 books. 
   SummerREAD is full of prizes, programs, crafts, and BOOKS. Please browse this issue of our newsletter for further information about select SummerREAD events and visit the library website for a complete list of all programs and events for children, teens, and adults. We hope to see a large crowd for SummerREAD Kick-off festivities on June 3rd. Registration and limited SummerRead activities began on May 24th.
SummerREAD 2019
May 24-August 17

Join us for a SummerREAD kick-off on Monday, June 3. Fun activities throughout the day, including face painting from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

READ Kick-off
June 3.
READ Kick-off. Join us throughout the library for fun activities and register for SummerREAD 2019. Face painting will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America
June 5. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
If you are one of the more than 34 million Irish-Americans, come hear the stories of your ancestors. 
Movie Presented by Audiovisual Services
June 8. 2:00 p.m.
The movie, Stonewall Uprising , will be shown in the Blanchard Room.
June 10. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Flying Aircraft Carrier, The Scariest Place on Earth, and the Great Northeast Blackout.
Hear Tom Bowman talk about three UFO incidents in the state of Washington, New Hampshire, and Utah from 1942 to 2018.
Instant Pot Class
June 13. 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Do you have an Instant Pot? Not sure how to use it?
Join us for Instant Pot basics.
SummerREAD Family Night at the Library
June 13. 6:30-
7:30 p.m.
Families are invited to an action packed show highlighting juggler Brian Koenig, ringmaster of the Cincinnati Circus. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Creative Writers' Group
June 13. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Share your writing with others. No writing experience needed.
Family History Research Using African American Heritage Database
June 19. 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Juneteenth by using the African American Heritage Database to research your family history! This free database, available at all Ohio public libraries, contains many useful resources, including census records, military service records, and Freedman's Bank Records. 
Essential Oils for Beginners
June 19. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Whether you've had a little experience with essential oils already, or you are just getting started, you might be wondering,"What exactly are essential oils?" Understanding what essential oils are, where they come from, and how they are made will help you see why they are useful, and why they have been popular for centuries. Join us, as we learn from Jodi Mishler, a doTerra essential oil educator. Let's start at the beginning and learn what exactly an essential oil is.
June 26. 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.
Junteenth Celebration
June 19 is a day to recognize the freedom of the last enslaved people in America. It was on this day in 1865 that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, reached the western-most part of the United States, making all people in America free.

In celebration of Juneteenth, several local organizations will be hosting artwork from Mazza Museum’s “Miles of Bravery: The Underground Railroad through Picture Books” exhibit. Each location will have art and books from the collection as well as family-friendly activities.

This event is a self-guided tour through 7 locations throughout Findlay. It is open to the public, family-friendly, and free.
Participating Locations:
  • Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
  • Findlay Art League
  • Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
  • Hancock Historical Museum
  • Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
  • Mazza Museum
  • Paint & Partake
SummerREAD Kick-off 2019
June 3.
SummerREAD Kick-off. Join us throughout the library for fun activities and register for SummerREAD 2019

Story Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 4-August 1.
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Baby Story Time
Wednesday and Fridays
June 4-September 6.
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
June 4-July 31.
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Work on Reading with Gibbs
June 5-July 17.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Book Bingo
June 6.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Play bingo! Win books!
Grades K-6
Baby Balloon Party
June 7.
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
For children up to 36 months and their caregiver.
See the Stars at the Library
June 10.
Multiple Sessions throughout the day. Call the Children's Services Desk to Register at 419-434-1077.
A presentation by the Hancock Parks District in their portable planetarium.
Family Night at the Library
June 13.
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of out-of-this world fun and entertainment! World-record holding juggler Brian Koenig, ringmaster of Cincinnati Circus, will present an action-packed show, blending high-level juggling skill with outrageous comedy for the whole family. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Star Talk
June 17
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Stargazing basics for tweens and teens. Grades 4-12. This program will be held at the Newhard Planetarium on the University of Findlay campus.
Symphony Story Time
June 17.
10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Family Event. This program allows children to experience music through highly interactive teaching and performances, introducing them to basic musical ideas and concepts. With a focus on creative movement and music literacy, “Symphony Story time” is designed to spark your child’s imagination and to foster a lifelong love and appreciation for music.
Family Movie Night
June 20.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Movie: How to Train Your
Dragon 3: The Hidden World .
Teddy Bear Space Camp
June 24
11:00-11:30 a.m.
Bring your teddy for an out-of-this world experience at Teddy Bear Space Camp. Stay and help your teddy as he prepares for his big OVERNIGHT mission. After the briefing, watch as teddy takes off for camp. When he returns, he will have a special book to show off his adventures and maybe even a gift from space. Teddy will be staying overnight for this program and maybe picked up anytime Tuesday, June 25th after 9:30 a.m. Please keep in mind how difficult it is for teddy to be away from home before registering for this program. This event requires registration.
Family Art Lab
June 27
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Glow in the Dark Art Family Art program.
June-StoryWalk-Riverside Park
During the month of June, the StoryWalk will feature the book A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade.
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.
Teen Interactive Movie
June 4. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Join us for an interactive version of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial . We will make the movie come to life as we act our parts. Snacks provided. Grades 3-12 welcome.
Board Games & Brunch
June 5.
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wake up and come have fun. Miss Erin will be serving pancakes and Gary from Post Board Gaming will be at the event to introduce games from other countries.
No registration required
Teen Read-a-Thon
June 11.
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join other teens who love to read. Bring a book or pick one up here and spend 2 hours reading. Pizza provided. Grades 6-12.
No registration required
Teen Movie
June 18.
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Teen movie nights are for middle school and high school teens. 
No registration required
Monopoly Monday
June 24.
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Come play Monopoly with other teens. Grades 6-12.
No registration required
Book Bingo
June 25.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Come win teen books by playing bingo.
No registration required
Teen SummerREAD 2019
or visit:
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
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Ashley Bender
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In Memory of:
Roger D. Davis
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In Memory of:
Carol Haley
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In Memory of:
Les Hawkins
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In Memory of:
Mark Hochstettler
by: Hancock County Chapter OGS

In Memory of:
Mary L. Hooper-Thompson
by: Chris and Amy Brooks
by: Marsha and Richard Crawford
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by: Mrs. James Erickson
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by: Sharon and Bob Irons
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In Memory of:
Mary L. Hooper-Thompson
by: Jerry and Marianne Jones
by: Susan Link
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by: David and Diane Schlegel
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by: Ivan and Judy Withrow

In Memory of:
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by: Tom & Terri Winklejohn

In Memory of:
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In Memory of:
Edward Mueller
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In Memory of:
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In Memory of:
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In Memory of:
Mary Lou Steinman
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Board & Staff

In Memory of:
Jeannette Trout
by: Bob Trout

In Memory of:
Mirella Zimmerman
by: Beta Sigma Phi-
Findlay Council