Serving the Community Since 1890 - BookEnds - E-Newsletter - May 2018
Upcoming Holiday :
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Library resources are available at
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friday, May 18 -
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 -
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Preview sale for Friends Members - Thursday, May 17. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

To learn more about the Friends of the Library, click here.
Sean Gaskell - Live Performance
May 1st - 6:30 p.m.
Music from West Africa and Beyond
Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.
Humblebee Academy-
Now Available
An online kindergarten prep program designed for children ages 3 to 6 is now available through the library website, Miss Humblebee's Academy employs friendly cartoon characters to guide learning activities, making it an easy-to-use, kindergarten-readiness solution.
Launchpads Learning Tablets
Launchpad is a secure, pre-loaded tablet with learning activities based on grade level. Check one out for 7 days with your library card. The tablets are designed for ages 3-5, 5-7, and 8-10.
Visit the Children's Services
desk for more information.
Sean Gaskell - Live Performance
May 1. 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
Traditional songs performed live on a 21 stringed West African Kora. No registration is required.  Click here for more information .
Creative Writers' Group
May 3. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Creative writers of all genres are invited to practice their writing.
No registration required.
Master Gardeners: Beware of Poison Plants Program
May 7. 6:30 p.m.
Attend this class to learn about houseplants, woods, and field plants that can make you sick.  Registration required.
Learn to Make Bread
May 10. 4:30 p.m.
Join Kelley McClurkin from Bread Kneads. Learn the art of baking your own bread and how therapeutic it can be. Registration required.
Movie Night
May 24. 5:30-8:00 p.m.
The movie, The Glass Castle ,
will be shown.
No registration required.
Who Do You Think You Are? Explore Your DNA
May 30. 6:00 p.m.
Abby Levitt, Assistant Professor of Biology from the University of Findlay, will explore how technology has made it possible to learn about our DNA.
No registration required.
Children's Programs
SummerREAD begins June 4
Baby Story Time
Every Wednesday and Friday.
9:45-10:15 a.m.
No registration required.
Head Start - Come and Learn about Head Start
May 9. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn about the free resources available through Head Start.
Teen Board Game Club
May 2. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun evening of "teen only" gaming. Grades 6-12th welcome.
Teen Movie Night
May 15. 5:30 p.m.
The movie, Black Panther, will be shown. No registration required.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
What's New @ Your Library
I've Got My Eyes on You
by Mary Higgins Clark
Greeks Bearing Gifts
by Philip Kerr
A Nantucket Wedding
by Nancy Thayer
The Campus Cure
by Marcia Morris, MD
Color Me Floral
by Kiana Underwood
Sprouts, Shoots & Microgreens
by Lina Walletinson
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection
by Colby Sharp
Now a Major
Motion Picture
by Cori McCarthy
Starry Eyes
by Jenn Bennett
All the Money
in the World
Greatest Showman
Phantom Thread
by Kwame Alexander
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
by Chelsea Clinton
The Wild
Robot Escapes
by Peter Brown
In Memory of:
Tom Buis
by: Jack and Nancy Winters

In Memory of:
Carla Camm
by: FHCPL Board and Staff
by: Hurd Avenue Friends

In Memory of:
Franklin Deeds
by: Hancock County
Chapter OGS

In Memory of:
JoAnn Goddard
by: FHCPL Board and Staff

In Memory of:
Lacy Johnson
by: Richard & April Lehman

In Memory of:
Dave Rupright
by: Becky Brooks
by: Sharon Radabaugh

In Memory of:
Maynard Steinman
by: FHCPL Board and Staff

In Memory of Betty Stiles:
by: Decker Avenue Neighbors