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May 2019
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day
SummerREAD 2019
May 24-August 17

Early registration begins
May 24.

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.

For more information, visit
Check out Creativebug! 

Creativebug is a free craft resource available with your library card. We've partnered with Creativebug to provide a FREE online database dedicated to all things crafty, artsy, and fun! All you need is a valid library card to access this site with over 1,000 award-winning art & craft videos taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Friends of the Library
Half-Off Book Sale

F riday, May 17-
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18-
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m .
QPR-Suicide Prevention Training
May 2. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
What is QPR? (Question, Persuade, Refer) QPR 
teaches others how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide 
crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer 
someone to get help.
Presented by Jodi Firsdon,MA,LPCC-5 and Kendra 
Bermosk, MA, LPCC 
of the University of Findlay.
Patently Good Ideas
May 6, 13, 20. 6 :30-7:30 p.m.
Attend a patent series program on May 6, May 13, and May 20. Registered patent attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of patent, trademark, and copyright laws. The programs are free and open to the public.
Thomas Lambert Book Reading and Signing
May 7. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Author Thomas Lambert will read from his book, Living with Earl . Copies of the title will be available for sale and signing. 
Wellness Wednesdays Benefits of Massage Therapy
May 8. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Did you know that having a massage helps your immune system and improves your sleep? Learn many more benefits from Kelly Griffin and Becky McIntosh of Beyond Med Spa.
Using as a
Job and Career Resource
May 9. 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Ohioans can now get free, unlimited access to with their library cards. Many of the courses on are directly tied to the careers on Ohio's In-Demand Jobs list. Learn how to create an account and utilize this resource for resume and interview video courses, and courses tied to over 230 careers.
Celebrate May with Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
May 9. 4:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
As gardens get planted, and farmer's markets begin to
open, Jennifer Little of Bluffton University will offer 
new and easy ways to incorporate fresh fruits and 
vegetables into your menus. She will also touch on how 
to select and store fresh produce and demonstrate 
some tasty recipes including salad entrees, sides
and desserts.
Beginning Knitting for Adults
May 15, 22, 29. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Never picked up knitting needles before? Need to refresh your skills? In this class you will learn the basics of knitting-how to start and end a project, and to do a knit and purl stitch. 
Attendance to all three classes is requested. Class size limited to 10 participants over the age of 18. Registration required. Yarn 
and needles will be provided.
Bees, Butterflies, and Pollinators
May 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Make your gardens healthier and more colorful with proper pollination by native plants and 
beneficial bugs. Learn the buzz about bees as your best friends. Presented by Master Gardener Volunteers Karla Dennis and Tim Brugeman.
Friends of the Library
Book Sale
Friday, May 17. 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The sale will be held in the Book Cellar and the Lindamood Room. All items will be half-priced.
Friends of the Library Meeting
May 22. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Nick Kulik, Chief Donor Engagement Officer with The Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation will present an overview of the foundation. The meeting is open to the general public.
May 29. 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 if space is available. Teens 16+ and adults welcome.
This month's craft:
Paper Peonies.
$4 material fee required at the door.
Micro Business Program
May 30. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Carla Treadway will provide an overview of the HHWP Community Action Commission's Micro Business Development Program. The program is open to residents of Hancock, Hardin, Wyandot, and Putnam counties and is designed to promote individual self-sufficiency by providing basic business education. Come learn what the training is about and how you can enroll in the Fall program.
Baby Story Time
Wednesdays and Fridays
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Simple stories, songs, rhymes and play for the youngest learners.

Peanut Prom
May 24.
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Put on your best party clothes and join us for a night under the stars. Take prom photos, play with musical instruments, and make a crown craft for your little king or queen. For children up to 36 months and their caregiver.
May-Story Walk-Riverside Park
During the month of May, the StoryWalk will feature the book Where Is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox.
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 Movie Night
May 14. 6:00 p.m.
Grades 2-12 are invited to watch the Lego Movie 2: The Second Part . No registration required
Teen Game Night
May 15.
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.
Teen SummerREAD 2019

Out of this world programs are coming for Children's and
Teen Services.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
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What's New @ Your Library
The 13-Minute Murder
by James Patterson
Neon Prey
by John Sandford
by David Baldacci
The Second Mountain
by David Brooks
Broke Millennial
Takes on Investing
by Erin Lowry
The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris
by Mark Honigsbaum
The Center of the Universe by Ria Voros

Mirror, Mirror:
A Twisted Tale
by Jen Calonita
Quarantine: A Love Story
by Katie Cicatelli-Kuc
Fighting with My Family
How to Train Your Dragon:
Hidden World
The Upside
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
by Jeff Kinney
by Mo Willems
One-Third Nerd
by Gennifer Choldenko
In Memory of:
Milton Cooper
by: Floyd & Patricia Potteiger

In Memory of:
William "Big" Rand" Curcio
by: Ginny Ferguson

In Memory of:
Nial E. Elder
by: Wayne Yankie
In Memory of:
Terry Fletcher
by: Brian & Kelly Young

In Memory of:
David Gray
by: Nick, Rod, Margo Eastby
by: Heartland Board of Realtors
by: Lucy Russell
by: Bill & Eileen Statlets

In Memory of:
Erin Pollack
by: Julie Russell

In Memory of:
Jeannette Trout
by: Bob Trout