Serving the Community Since 1890 - BookEnds - E-Newsletter
September 2019
The library will be closed on September 2 in observance of Labor Day

Director's Corner
In our continuous effort to improve the library experience for our patrons, library staff has decided to return the shelving of our adult fiction books to a more traditional method. Prior to 2008, the adult fiction books were shelved by author, with no departmentalization by genre. In 2008, the library began to group fiction books into the categories of Fiction, Christian Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, and Western. A problem that our catalogers and many of our patrons experience is deciding what category a book fits into. Specifically, the lines between thrillers/suspense novels and mysteries have blurred significantly. The second issue is that many authors write books in more than one category. So currently you may find titles by James Patterson, Nora Roberts, and John Sandford separated into different genres. After discussion, the Collection Development Committee decided that shelving all fiction titles by author was the best long-term solution for patron ease of locating titles. The shifting of the collection will begin early in September.
    However, we do understand that some library users will not be pleased with our decision. If your library habit was to browse the shelves in a particular genre, this change may make selecting books more difficult. I think this may be especially true in the Christian Fiction and Western genres. I apologize in advance for making book selection harder for certain patrons. All genre titles will be marked with the current spine labels, signifying the general category of the book. We have changed the Christian Fiction labels to Inspirational Fiction to more correctly describe the books in that collection. Additionally, we will now have separate labels for Science Fiction and Fantasy titles.
    I believe that our adult fiction collection, comprised of over 64,000 books is the finest in this part of the state. As librarians, our task is to organize this wonderful collection in the most patron-friendly way possible. We believe this shelving change meets that criteria.  
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

This year, Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and friends are going on adventure as Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month. They will promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities. They will be reminding the public that signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

Visit the library for a chance to win a Kids' Edition or a regular Amazon Kindle Fire and other great prizes.
Download the new Library App

Access the library anytime, anywhere! Download the SEO Libraries App on your mobile device through the Apple App Store or the Google Play for android devices.

  • Easy account access and digital library cards for the whole family

  • Place and manage holds

  • Digitally browse the library and find your item

  • ISBN barcode lookup and much more! 

If you need assistance downloading the app, please call the library at 419-422-1712 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Adult Services team who will be happy to guide you through the process.

Click on the Apple logo or the Google Play logos below to start the download process.
Creative Writers' Group
September 5. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Share your writing with others. No writing experience needed.
Beekeeping
September 9. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Don Schooner, of Schooner Farms, will teach you everything you want to know about beekeeping. He will go over basic equipment, tools, resources, laws, and his beekeeping experiences. All ages welcome. 
Awesome Alternatives to Fat
September 12. 4:30-5:45 p.m.
New dietetic interns Shravani Gottipamula and Juanita Gratowski from Bluffton University will share ideas about ways to make your baked goods lower in calories and more heart healthy and share recipe ideas and food samples.
Beginning Knitting for Adults
September 5, 12, and 19
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 purl stitch. Supplies furnished. Attendance in all classes is recommended.
Preparing and Cooking Meals for One or Two People September 18. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Explore the joys of cooking for one or two people, and discuss what food components are important to have at meals to meet nutritional needs. Get tips on how to properly stock a pantry, ways to prepare food, and plenty of recipes appropriate for cooking for one or two people will also be provided.  
German Genealogy Program
September 21. 10:00-1:00 p.m.
Nancy Ottman, 30-year genealogy researcher and Your Genealogy Today magazine contributor, will present a program regarding German genealogy research. Two sessions will be presented: “Beginning German Genealogy Research” and “Finding Your German Ancestors’ Migration to America.” Children and teens are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. This program is sponsored by Ohio Chapter Palatines to America in conjunction with the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.
CrafterWork
September 25. 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.  
What Does It Take to Quilt?
September 30. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Quilting 101- Learn the Ins and Outs of Quilting. Have you wanted to learn how to quilt and are curious about the tools you need and the costs involved? This class will cover the types of quilting tools such as rotary cutters, rulers, cutting mats and other notions will be part of the discussion along with the start up costs of quilting as a hobby. A short demo will finish up this informational session. 
Story Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 10-November 14
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Regular Story Times resume in September.


Baby Story Time
Wednesday and Fridays
September 4-November 22
9:45-10:15 a.m.


 
Story Time at the Arlington Branch Library
Thursdays
September 5-December 26
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
September-StoryWalk-Riverside Park
During the month of September, the StoryWalk will feature the book Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby.
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.
You're Not Too Old for This
September 10. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Play-Doh, coloring, LEGOs, animal crackers, and games. Ages 6-12.
Apples to Apples Game Time
September 14. 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Apples to Apples game Come to our teen only hangout and play Apples to Apples. All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome.
September 17. 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 Aladdin will be shown.

September 19. 5:30 p.m.
Family Movie Night
Aladdin will be shown for all ages.
Read-a-Thon
September 24. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
You Scream! I Scream! We all scream for ice cream! Join us for an evening of reading and root beer floats. Please bring a book with you to read. For grades 6-12.
Teen Game Night
September 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Calling all teens--bring a friend to Game Night and enjoy some fun with your friends.
Family Art Lab.
September 26. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Family Art Lab. Have fun making art as a family.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
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John Wick:
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Rocketman
Trip to the Pumpkin Farm (Owl Diaries #11)
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Her T. Rex
by Toni Buzzeo
Pigeon Has to Go to School! by Mo Willems
In Memory of:
Hunter Clark
by: Brian & Kelly Young

In Memory of:
Terry Heater
by: Stitch in Time Quilt Club

In Memory of:
Yvonne M. Scott
by: Karen and Jerry Smith
In Memory of:
Patricia Shilling
by: FHCPL Board and Staff

In Memory of:
Clara Williams
by: Hancock County Chapter OGS

In Memory of:
Kathleen Wolfe
by: FHCPL Board
 and Staff