Volume 21 | September 2021
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Books, events, classes and more...
LIBRARY NEWS
WE'VE ADDED LIBRARY HOURS
IT'S HONEYFEST TIME!
COMING SOON

WIFI Hotspots will be available for checkout starting later this month. Watch our social media platforms for more details! 


LIBRARY BLOG

TALES FROM THE CASTLE
Introducing: Tales from the Castle, the brand new Wagnalls Memorial Library blog!
Here, you’ll find behind-the-scenes information about past and upcoming programs, book recommendations, Wagnalls trivia, and the unique perspectives of our staff members as they take turns writing weekly blog entries. 

Our newest entry celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month!

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES
CHECKERS LIBRARY TV
is a New Family-Friendly Online Virtual Educational Program.
You can view their fun, educational videos on our YouTube playlist as well as our own short videos featuring Erin from our Children’s Library.

This service is paid for by Wagnalls and FREE to our patrons. Please let us know how you enjoy it!
For more information about any children's program, email Erin at evaughan@wagnalls.org or call 614-837-4765 ext 118.
TEENS / ADULTS
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
NEXT MEETING...
Thursday, September 9th, 7:00-8:00pm in the Loft
 
It’s here… our new, mysterious, suspenseful, thrilling book club for patrons of the Wagnalls Memorial Library and their friends! 
This month, we will be discussing The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.
"When a local developer is found dead, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The friends might be septuagenarians, but they are cleverer than most. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before its too late?"
You are welcome to bring a favorite beverage, including adult-only, to enjoy while we talk.

If your favorite genres are mystery, suspense, and/or thriller, this is the book club for you! Contact Lissie at mscherer@wagnalls.org if you want to join.
NEW BOOKCLUBS
FIRST MEETING...
Wednesday, October 20th, at 2pm
 
Starting next month librarian Carol Gaal invites you to join her for a new book club to be held one afternoon each month.

At the first meeting we will discuss The Baker's Secret by Stephen Keirnan and also discuss what dates and times will work for future meetings.

Email Carol at cgaal@wagnalls.org for more information.
FIRST MEETING...
Tuesday, September, 14th, at 6:30pm

Our new book club where we read books written by local authors and then meet and discuss them with the local author themselves.

At the first meeting we will discuss Wish Hunter by Jordan Riley Swan.

Full details available at on our website or email Sarah at smayzum@wagnalls.org for more information.
WAGNALLS BOOK CLUB
NEXT MEETING...
Thursday, September 23rd, 7:00-8:00pm in the Loft.
This month, we will be reading Have Brides, Will Travel by William W Johnstone.

"Bo Creel and Scratch Morton aren't the settling down types. They're lifelong drifters who keep one eye on the horizon, one finger on the tigger, and one foot out the door. Roaming the West is what keeps them young, or so Scratch tells Bo. But when they save the life of Cyrus Keegan--the owner of a matrimonial agency--they receive an unexpected proposal that's hard to resist. Keegan needs to deliver five mail order brides to a mining town in New Mexico Territory. All Scratch and Bo have to do is get these gals to the church on time--and alive if possible... "

Book available for check-out in the library. Contact Lissie at mscherer@wagnalls.org with questions.
WRITING CLUB

NEXT MEETING...
Thursday, September 16th, 6:30-7:45pm in the Loft.

We meet monthly on the third Thursday of every month in the upper level of the Wagnalls Memorial Library. Subsequent meetings for your calendars in 2021 will be: October 21th, November 18th and December 16th.
This Writers Group is for current and future Writers, but also for other interested persons.

For more information, contact Bill Sykes at bill.sykes@sbcglobal.net.
TECHNOLOGY
WAGNALLS WEBSITE


InfOhio - (BookFlix)

Tired of battles over time spent watching Netflix? Give BookFlix a try. It was created by Scholastic for preschool to 3rd grade. Students choose from categories and receive a list of fiction and non-fiction book pairs that will appeal to even the most particular reader. Students then listen/read the pair of books and choose some fun activities to verify their comprehension.

Click on...
...to try it out.

BookFlix is recommended by our School Outreach Librarian-Amy Hesterman. It is available free to all Ohio schools and available to our patrons through our website at wagnallslibrary.org.

ONE-ON-ONE TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS
One-on-One Technology Sessions are now AVAILABLE!

If you need some assistance with your laptop, iPhone, iPad or zoom or other application, our technology tutor can meet with you at a safe social distance.

Please call to make an appointment with Paula by emailing pmaier@wagnalls.org or calling 614-837-4765 x112.
Our technology offerings and assistance are available in partnership with:
WAGNALLS FOUNDATION
The Wagnalls Memorial Library
150 E. Columbus Street
Lithopolis, Ohio 43136
(614) 837-4765