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October 2019

Librarian of the Year:
Jeff Winkle, Director,
Findlay-Hancock County
Public Library
Mr. Jeff Winkle has been named the 2019 Librarian of the Year by the Ohio Library Council for making a positive impact on the library profession and for service to the community.

Before becoming the director of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, he operated an independent bookstore and served as director of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. In Hancock County, he spearheaded efforts to improve literacy, including working to launch the Literacy Council of Hancock County in collaboration with local school districts and community partners. He also expanded the library's adult programming and brought the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Hancock County. The Ohio Library Council presented Mr. Winkle with his award on September 25 at the Ohio Library Council's Convention and Expo in Cincinnati.
Free Digital Resources
Exploring all of the digital resources at the library can be overwhelming. This quick reference guide provides an overview of some of the services that are offered for free with a library card. Click here to browse our extensive online reference collection (databases). If you need assistance, please contact the library at 419-422-1712 or visit the Adult Services desk.
Novelist is a roadmap to your next fiction (includes professional reviews).
Instantly check out movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks with Hoopla --titles are always available with no waiting.

Get the Libby App for your phone or tablet! eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Install the Libby App from your device's app store: Apple App Store, Google Play, or Windows store. is a free learning platform with business software, technology, and creative resources.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
Free online art and craft classes with Creativebug .

Friends of the Library Book Sale-
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26.
The sale will be located
in the lower level of the library.
National Substance Abuse Awareness Month
October 3. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
October is National Substance Abuse Awareness Month. The movie, Among the Many will be shown.  
Creative Writers' Group
October 3. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Share your writing with others. No writing experience needed.
Writing Workshop--
World Building:
Reality and Beyond
October 7. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Presented by fantasy and science fiction author Abigail Linhardt participants will actively exercise world-building techniques for fiction and fantasy and discover practices to enhance writing workflow with research, outlining, and diligent planning.    
Plant Based Diets
October 10. 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Rachel Hiett and Chloe Bechdolt from Bluffton University will be giving a program on plant-based diets. Participants will learn how to add plant-based recipes to menus at home. Recipes and samples will be available.
Adults only.
Public Genealogy Lock-in
October 11. 5:00-9:00 p.m.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library welcomes members of the public to its annual public genealogy lock-in on Friday, October 11, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the library. Participants should arrive before 5 p.m. and park along Broadway or in the parking lot (the underground parking garage closes at 5 p.m.). Staff and volunteers will be available to assist with research, and participants may bring an optional brown bag supper. Children and teens are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. Registration is required, and participants may register at the library Reference Desk or by calling 419-422-1712.
Diversity Awareness Month
October 12. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
To celebrate diversity Awareness month, the movie The Public
will be shown. An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Writing Workshop
Research for Narrative Nonfiction and Historical Fiction
October 14. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Researcher Denise Testa will discuss various search methods and how to catalogue elusive factoids for easy retrieval. In addition to discussing how good research can add color to an existing story or create an entirely new one, she will briefly cover ideas for researching the marketplace to develop a book proposal. Adults and teens welcome.   
Heart Health
October 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Doug Neal, from Blanchard Valley Regional Care, will present a program on lifestyle changes that will make a difference. Lifestyle changes are difficult for people to make, and often even harder to maintain overtime. Learn the importance of prevention, healthy lifestyles and following the treatment from your providers.
Do You Believe in Ghosts?
October 19. 1:30-3:30 p.m.
ORBS (Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits), one of Ohio's premier paranormal teams that has been featured on Animal Planet's The Haunted and History Channels Haunted History . The team will discuss types of ghosts, equipment they used and how it works, how to investigate, and places they have investigated. ORBS will share audio and video of some of the most compelling evidence collected under investigations.  
Writing Workshop: The Art of Plotting
October 21. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bob Nailor, author of fantasy, horror, adventure, and Amish Christian fiction, will lead a discussion about the art of plotting a story.
Master Gardeners
October 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Master Gardener Peggy Biolchini will present what it takes to prune young trees to maintain optimal health of your tree. Additionally, participants will learn the different types of pruning cuts, the best time to prune, and the right tools to use when pruning.
October 30. 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.
Teens 16+ and adults welcome.
This month's craft: Finger Knit Trivet. $3.00 material fee at the door.
Story Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 10-November 14.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join the library for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Story time is for children of all ages, accompanied by a caregiver.

Baby Story Time
Wednesdays and Fridays
September 4-November 22.
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun activities for the youngest learners. Recommended for children through 36 months and their caregivers.

Little Tikes Play Date
Wednesdays and Fridays
September 11-November 15.
10:15 a.m.-Noon
Come in and play with a selection of library toys!

Symphony Story Time
October 28.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
A special story time and performance presented by members of the Lima Symphony Orchestra.

Family Movie Night
October 17.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a movie with your family at the library. Popcorn will be served. The movie Toy Story 4 will be shown.

The Astronomical World of Harry Potter
October 19.
3:00-4:00 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Come to the Newhard planetarium (University of Findlay) to hear stories of the stars that inspired some of your favorite characters from the Wizarding World. For grades 2 and up.

Story Time at the Arlington Branch Library
September 5-December 26.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
October-StoryWalk-Riverside Park
During the month of October, the StoryWalk will feature the book Hedgehugs: Autumn Hide-and-Squeak by Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper.
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.

All teen programs, unless otherwise noted, are for teens in grades 6-12.
No registrations are required unless noted.
Hancock County Parks District Presents: A Star Wars Planetarium Show.
October 1. 6:00 p.m.
The Hancock County Park District will present a Star Wars inspired Planetarium show. This program is only for Teens in grades 6 to 12. Registration is required by calling the Children's Department at 419-422-1712. 
College Advice Night
October 8. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Road to college starts here! Teens and Parents! Not sure where to start your college search? Do the forms and essays have you confused? Join Shawn Jordan, University of Findlay Admissions Director, as he takes you through the college search process with tips, hints, and strategies to get you from visits and applications to move-in day of freshman year!
October 15. 5:30 p.m.
Teen Movie. Grades 6-12.
Come to the library and watch a teen friendly movie. For grades 6 to 12 with a parent permission form on file. Popcorn and water are provided. The movie Spiderman: Far from Home will be shown.
Apples-to-Apples Game Night
October 12. 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Calling all Apples to Apples fans (including those who have never played before). Join other teens for an afternoon of fun.
Book Bingo
October 22. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Calling all teens--come to Book Bingo and win teen books by playing Bingo.
Teen Game Night
October 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun evening of teen--only gaming. The library Youth Advisory Board teens will host this event. Games that may be played: Apples to Apples, UNO, Spoons, Chess, Monopoly, Battleship, and others from the library collection.

Watch for the Bookmobile in the Halloween Parade in
downtown Findlay on
Tuesday, October 29
from 7:00-10:00 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
The Testaments
by Margaret Atwood
The Institute
by Stephen King
The Titanic Secret
by Clive Cussler
A Taste of History Cookbook: The Flavors, Places, and People That Shaped American Cuisine by Chef Walter Staib
Chinese for Dummies
by Dr. Wendy Abraham
Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series
by Aaron Harvey
Sword and Pen
by Rachel Caine

There will Come a Darkness
by Katy Rose Pool

We Speak in Storms
by Natalie Lund

Toy Story 4
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
The Good Thieves
by Katherine Rundell

Nerd A to Z
by T. J. Resler
Unicorn Day
by Diana Murray

In Memory of:
Kathleen Corbin Evans
by: Heather Buchanan

In Memory of:
Pauline Green
by: Nick, Sarah & Laura Clevidence
by: Alma Chambers
by: Terry & Mary Fancher
by: Tim & Shirley Fletcher
by: Judy Hoover
by: Jim and Cindi Laird
by: Linda and Andy
by: David and Donna Rollins

In Memory of:
Cora Layaou
by: FHCPL Board
and Staff
by: Kelly Young

In Memory of:
Anthony Male
by: Andy Rankin
by: Deborah Richardson

In Memory of:
Yvonne M. Scott
by: Karen and Jerry Smith