Volume 11 | November 2020
Five Star Library! Books, events, classes and more...
The library continues to be open to patrons. In order to keep staff and patrons safe, we are strictly following health and safety guidelines and re-evaluate our status each Thursday based on Governor DeWine's COVID update.

Please monitor our social media outlets for up-to-date information or call the library to speak to a librarian.

Fairfield County Master Gardener Volunteers win awards!

The Wagnalls' Garden Project has been awarded one of 3 Outstanding Projects in the Environmental Horticulture category for the State Master Gardener Volunteer awards in the medium project size category.

The AHA Children's Garden project was named the medium sized Project of Excellence State Winner!

We are so proud of our gardeners and appreciate all they do to keep Wagnalls looking fabulous!

Welcome to our newest staff member Rebecca Hoskins who is taking over responsibilities as Events and Facilities Coordinator. She will be the person to call for room reservations and events here at the Memorial. Please give her a call at 614-837-4765 ext 102 or email rhoskins@wagnalls.org to book your next event here!

Rebecca lives in Canal Winchester with her husband, Jay and their daughter, Jada. In her free time, Rebecca likes to watch her daughter play soccer, hike and spend time with her family. She is excited to join the team at The Wagnalls Memorial!
Checkers Library TV is a Fun New Family-Friendly Online Virtual Educational Programming
Each month, Erin from our Children's Library will give an update from the Wagnalls Library. Watch her first video on Book Bundles.

This is a new service paid for by Wagnalls and FREE to our patrons. Please let us know how you enjoy it!

To continue our “Trip Around the World” go to our Live Camera to see Eagles and Bears in their natural habitat in North America.


Our Harry Potter club, the DA Owls, is back! 
For our November 2020 DA Owls meeting, we will play Harry Potter Bingo over Facebook Live.

Stop by the library to pick up a game card or email Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org to be emailed a card, while supplies last. Then join us from home for a Facebook live event on the Wagnalls Memorial Facebook page on Thursday November 19 at 6:30pm to play. Prizes will be awarded!

The DA Owls are Dumbledore’s Army of Wagnalls Library, a Harry Potter Club that is free and open to everyone age 11 to adult.

Any questions, please contact Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org.

Wednesday, December 10th, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Get in the winter mood by reading a book set in snowy Alaska.

Book: The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Activity: We will make snow globe ornaments

All are welcome, even if you haven't finished or even started the book.

Email Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org for more information.
Thursday, December 3rd, 7:00pm in the Loft

We will be discussing The Christmas Wedding, a different sort of mystery by best-selling author James Patterson.
Anyone interested in joining the book club should contact Lissie at mscherer@wagnalls.org.
The Game of Soups is going virtual this year!  

Even though we can’t share soup in person, we still want you to share your favorite soup recipes with the community.  This year, send us your tried and true family favorite soup recipes.  We will compile the recipes into a community recipe book that you can download and print or check out from the library.  This will be a great way to bring our community together and try some new soups this winter! 

You can either email your recipe to Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org or drop off your recipe at The Wagnalls Memorial.  Please include your name and what city you live in. 

Optional:  Do you have a handwritten copy of your recipe handed down from generation to generation?  Do you have a photo of your great grandmother who created the recipe?  Do you have a funny story associated with how the recipe came to be?   Please share any stories or photos in your email.  If you need help scanning a photo or handwritten recipe so it can be included, a staff member will be happy to help you at the library. 

The deadline for submissions is Monday November 23rd at 5:00pm. 

(s)Wag Bags are for teens and adults.

Discover your next favorite book!

Answer a few questions about your reading preferences and a librarian will choose two library books for you. Your books will come to you in a bag with a few other goodies. You can get a new bag once a month.

Visit https://wagnalls.org/wagnalls-swag-bags/ or stop by the library to sign up.

Please allow one week for us to prepare your (s)Wag Bag.

Our technology offerings and assistance are available in partnership with:
Spotlight - Continuing Education
Website of the month: CareerOneStop

Work is not everything…but when you are doing work you despise it can affect every other aspect of your life. If you graduate from college and work until you are 65 years old, you will work about 85,000 hours. Whether you are in High School, already working or currently unemployed due to the pandemic we have a great resource for you: CareerOneStop.

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information, and resources.

Watch a short video about the website or go directly to the website .

"Those that fail to plan can plan to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

Technology Program
Make an appointment for an introduction to Augmented Reality (AR). Learn to use some fun and practical AR applications on your phone or iPad.
How can AR improve your life and how you learn?

Please register with Paula by email pmaier@wagnalls.org or 614-837-4765 ext. 112.

Coming soon…Augmented Reality-Merge Cubes, Virtual Reality- Oculus Quest 2.
The Wagnalls Memorial Library has been a valuable arts, educational and cultural destination in central Ohio since it opened in 1925.  We strive to reach beyond our borders in order to connect a broad and diverse audience, focused on creative expression.  This video series aims to encourage an enriched, and deeper understanding of various artistic mediums while also providing a glimpse into the artists’ minds.

The Wagnalls Memorial
150 E. Columbus Street
Lithopolis, Ohio 43136
(614) 837-4765