Serving the Community Since 1890 - BookEnds - E-Newsletter - March 2018
March is CommunityREAD Month
J.D. Vance, New York Times best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy , was selected for CommunityREAD 2018. Vance will be at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on March 22. Tickets are available by visiting All tickets are $10 and feature reserved seating.
Director’s Corner
by Jeff Winkle
    March is CommunityREAD month and we invite all community members to join your friends and neighbors in reading and discussing Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by New York Times best-selling Author J. D. Vance. Then, on March 22 please join us at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for an evening with the author.
    Securing Mr. Vance is one of the most exciting accomplishments in the 16-year history of CommunityREAD. Hillbilly Elegy has spent most of the last year and a half at or near the top of the New York Times Nonfiction best-seller List and Mr. Vance has frequently discussed politics and public policy on ABC, CBS, Fox, and CNN. We anticipate a large crowd at this special event. Additional information about the month-long CommunityREAD program and feature event tickets is available in this issue of Book Ends and on the library website. 
    I wish to publicly thank our generous sponsors for CommunityREAD 2018: Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, Findlay Publishing Company, the LaRiche Family of Dealers, First Federal Bank, the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.
Adult Programs
Click here for more, including Book Discussions and Hillbilly Elegy discussions
Creative Writers' Group
March 1. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Creative writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are invited to practice their writing, meet other writers, ask questions, receive feedback, and have fun. Click here for more information.
Master Gardeners: Community Gardens. March 5. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Karl Farwig, Master Gardener Volunteer with The Ohio State University, will discuss community gardens. Participants will learn about local gardens you can participate in. Register here
Current State of Homelessness in Hancock County
March 6. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
A panel of local housing experts will answer the following questions: How many people live in Hancock County on an average night? Why don't I see people who are homeless on the streets? How can I help? 
Appalachian Cooking Class
March 8. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Examine the cultural diversity of America's Appalachian region. Sample favorites and reflect how food and culture influence people. 
Transitioning to Civilian Life with Hancock County Veterans Service Office
March 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn from a few local veterans about the challenges and successes of their transition process from service member to civilian life.
Prevention amidst the Opiate Crisis: Creating a Community of Resiliency and Hope
March 19. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about the link between childhood trauma and addiction and how a community can work together to change the trajectory of those affected by harmful substance use.
Hillbilly Elegy . Now Let's Talk about Hancock County
March 26. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Findlay Hope House will host a conversation about the impact of income inequality, homelessness, addiction, generational poverty, and social class barriers in Hancock County. A panel of local experts will share real stories from our community.
Children's Programs
Story Time. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, crafts, and fun!
Children's Program Room. Arlington Branch Story Time. Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Little Tikes Play Date. Wednesdays and Fridays. 10:15 a.m.-Noon
Come in and play with library toys. Children's Program Room.
Baby Story Time. Every Wednesday and Friday. 9:45-10:15 a.m. Simple stories, songs, rhymes, and play for the youngest learners. Children's Program Room.
March 1. 6:00-7:00 p.m. For grades 2-6. Registration required. Call the Children's Services desk at 419-422-1712.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth until they begin school. Click here for more information.
St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Slime 
March 17. 1:00-2:00 p.m. 
Make a rainbow of slime. Grades K-6. Lindamood Room. 
No registration.
Gardening How-to for Children
March 31. 10:00-Noon. Learn some gardening how-to and experience some hands-on projects. For all ages with an adult. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners.
Teen Board Game Club
March 7. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun evening of "teen only" gaming. Grades 6-12 welcome. Children's Program Room.
Teen Chess Club
March 10. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Teen Chess Club is open to kids grades 6-12. Children's Program Room.
Teen Movie Night
March 13. 5:30 p.m.  
Movie: Thor: Ragnarok
March 27. 5:30 p.m. 
Movie: Justice League
Lindamood Room.
Teens Unwind
March 20. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join our stress free night! Teens will be relaxing with elaborate coloring, music and snacks. Grades 6-12.
Teen Cooking
March 14. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn about salads and dressings. 
Lindamood Room.
Card Club
March 26. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Teen Card Club is for grades 6-12. This is a Youth Advisory Board led program that meets in the Children's Program Room.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway 
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)

Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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What's New @ Your Library
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Night Moves
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What We See in the Stars
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Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere
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C# 7.0 All-In-One
for Dummies
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Hamilton and Peggy
by L.M. Elliott
Honor Among Thieves
by Rachel Caine
The Traitor Prince
by C.J. Redwine
Thor Ragnarok
Justice League
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Incredible Cross-Sections
by Jason Fry
Hamster Princess
by Ursula Vernon
Ben Guterson
In Memory of Jean Bolmer
by: Unitarian Universalist Church of Blanchard Valley

In Memory of Signa Chaskel
by: Birchaven Village

In Memory of John DeAmicis
by: Birchaven Village

In Memory of
Mary Margaret Federici
by: Her Special Book Club

In Memory of
William F. Freemyer
by: Vicki D. Sherman

In Memory of Assunta Gasbarro
 by: Unitarian Universalist Church of Blanchard Valley

In Memory of Bill Goddard
by: Birchaven Village

In Memory of Charles Hindall
by: Birchaven Village

In Memory of Helen Landolt
by: Birchaven Village
In Memory of Dorthea Dagny Lybeck
by: Tom & AnnaLee Kemp

In Memory of Todd Marquette
 by: Sally Marquette

In Memory of Bethany McKitrick
by: McComb High School
Class of 1969

In Memory of Eugene Michalski
by: Birchaven Village
In Memory of Mary Niemeyer
by: Birchaven Village

In Memory of Ed Railing
by: FHCPL Board and Staff
In Memory of Linda Reigle
by: Dorothy Reineck

In Memory of Margaret Reiker
by: Darlene Hammond
In Memory of Claranelle Sasse
by: Unitarian Universalist Church of Blanchard Valley
In Memory of Rose Saxer
by: Birchaven Village
In Memory of Linda Schlitz
by: Kevin, Janet, Arden, Gary, and Forest Welch

In Memory of Loni Seeman
by: Birchaven Village
In Memory of Anne Child Sheaffer
by: Wm. Shakespeare Club

In Memory of Tony Streaker
by: Stitch In Time Quilt Club

In Memory of Sheran Stump
by: Debra & Kevin Beck

In Memory of Sheran Stump
by Shirley Feck

In Memory of Ray Zeiter
by: Birchaven Village

In Memory of Robert Zimmerman
by: Carl & Zan Palmer

In Memory of Robert Zimmerman
by: Barb & Reg Routson

In Memory of Robert Zimmerman
by: Lynn Riker