Serving the Community Since 1890 - BookEnds - E-Newsletter - November 2018
The library will be closed on Sunday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Director's Corner by Jeff Winkle
I want to highlight a fantastic new learning tool with thousands of courses teaching business and technology skills like computer programming, digital marketing, web design, data analysis and how to use almost any type of software you can think of. It’s an amazing service, but it’s not cheap. A subscription can cost an individual as much as $30 a month. But now, you can access for free with your Findlay-Hancock County Public Library card.
Now owned by LinkedIn, is a massive collection of more than 12,000 online video courses led by industry experts and designed for any skill level. For example, if you wanted to learn more about how to use Microsoft Excel, there are thousands of video courses on this software. Some cover advanced topics, like how to use data validation tools, while others aim to help beginners use basic Excel functions. In short, if you want to learn how to do something on the computer, can show you how to do it. also provides thousands of courses on business skills including marketing, project management, accounting, business management, and leadership. There are more than 2,000 courses on how to start a business ranging from finding and testing your business idea to business law for managers.
The volume of courses may seem overwhelming, but all of the content is searchable and organized by subject, skill level and duration (some videos are quick; other courses may take a few hours to complete). There are even learning paths that package courses for a specific role or job. Some of the learning paths include how to become a small business owner, project manager, IT security specialist or a bookkeeper. 
You can access at the library or from your kitchen table with an internet connection. You just need your library card number and four-digit PIN. Findlay-Hancock County Public Library patrons with active library cards can access the site using this link
We are excited to offer Pick a subject and start learning – the possibilities are endless. If you have any questions about, please feel free to give us a call or stop by the reference desk during your next visit to the library.
Italian Horror Film Presentation
November 1. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Film: The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

No registration required.
Creative Writers' Group
November 1. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Creative writers of all genres are invited to practice their writing. No registration required.
Retirement Income Planning
November 5. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join Marlene Burns to explore the best ways to prepare for your retirement. She will discuss calculating how much income you'll need; identifying retirement income sources; and prioritizing goals and concerns. She will also discuss discovering your retirement income gap and possible ways to fill the gap. No registration required.
Haiku Poetry Writing
November 6. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  A writing group focusing on the appreciation and writing of haiku poetry. Writers of all experience levels interested in writing haiku and learning more about the form are welcome.  
Mexican Hot Chocolate and Sweet Bread Cooking Class
November 8. 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Attend a class to learn how to make Mexican hot chocolate and Pan Dulce (sweet bread).
Author Fair
November 10. 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Attend the fourth annual Author Fair. Discover new books, meet authors writing in a variety of genres, and even take home signed books. Books available for sale.
No registration required.
Document Your December
November 12. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Is Christmas your favorite time of year? Do you love taking pictures, scrapbooking, journaling or all of the above? Come and learn how to create a project that will meet your memory keeping needs and tell your family's story one day at a time.
No registration required.
GySgt Chris Bussler - Book Presentation
November 13. 6:30 p.m.
GySgt Christian Bussler, author of No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor: A Memoir of a Mortuary Affairs Marine, will share his experiences through his book. This program is open to the public. No registration required.
The Power of Pulses-10 Tips to Include More Beans, Peas & Lentils In Your Diet
November 14. 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Jennifer Little will discuss the nutritional benefits of pulses as well as ways to add them to your menus to increase your overall vegetable intake and to work toward a heart-healthy Mediterranean-style diet. Participants will get to sample dishes made with some sort of pulse.
Book Discussions
Join a book discussion group for adults, seniors, teens or kids. We have groups that meet at the Library, online and offsite! 
Click on the Library Calendar to view more information about Book Discussions.
Story Time
Tuesdays and Thursday.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Baby Story Time
Wednesdays and Fridays
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Simple stories, songs, rhymes, and play for the youngest learners.
Little Tikes Play Date
Wednesdays and Friday.
September 5 - November 9
10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Come and play with a selection of the library's toys.
Family Movie Night
November 15. 5:30 p.m.
Movie: The Incredibles 2
Percy Jackson Party
November 17. 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Celebrate all things Percy Jackson with crafts, activities, and more. Grades 4 and up.
Book Barn Day at the Library
November 18. 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Stop in for farm related stories and activities for ages 4-8. This program is presented by University of Findlay students from the Block and Bridle Club.

No registration required.
Slime Lab
November 19 & November 20 10:00-11:00 a.m. /1:00-2:00 p.m./3:00-4:00 p.m.
Make slime at the library. Registration required. Please stop by the Children's Desk or call (419) 422-1712 to register and get your session time.
Family Art Lab
November 29. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Attend a Family Art Lab program. Art activity for the whole family.
Teen Programs
All teen programs, unless otherwise noted, are for teens grades 6-12.
No registrations are required unless noted.
Teen Movie Night
November 6. 5:30 p.m.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Teen Chess Club
November 10. 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Teen Apples to Apples
November 12. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Spoons Game Night
November 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Teen Pancakes and Perler Beads
November 20. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Spoons Game Night
October 18. 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
Desperate Measures
by Stuart Woods
Every Breath
by Nicholas Sparks
When We Were Young
by Karen Kingsbury
Chinese for Dummies
Addiction Spectrum
by Paul Thomas, MD and
Jennifer Margulis, PhD
National Geographic
Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life
After Dark
by Susan Tyler Hitchcock
For a Muse of Fire
by Heidi Heilig
Touchdown Kid
by Tim Green
The Caged Queen
by Kristen Ciccarelli
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Incredibles 2
Mamma Mia: Here
We Go Again
Louisiana's Way Home
by Kate DiCamillo
Supernova (Amulet #8)
by Kazu Kibuishi
The Thank You Book
by Mary Lyn Ray
In Memory of:
Millie Brown
by: Findlay Country Club Board Staff and Members

In Memory of:
Quinn Rylee Collins
by: the Terrell Family

In Memory of:
Mary Davies
by: Brian & Kelly Young
In Memory of:
Jeanette Johnson
by: Kurt, Ted, Doug Johnson

In Memory of:
Jim Knott aka
"Frisky the Clown"
by: Jason Kibble

In Memory of:
Virginia Livingston
by: Houcktown UM Women

In Memory of:
Ed Phillps
by: Spammette Book Club

In Memory of:
Lori Powell
by: Joyce Benjamin

In Memory of Sue Shrader
by: Bunco Club
by: Carissa Clinger,
Angie Dawdy, Kimberly Murtha, and Jackie Adkins