FREMONT – Birchard Public Library has a variety of programming at all four locations coming in January. All programs are free, but some require registration.
The main library is located at 423 Croghan St. For more information or to register for a program, call 419-334-7101.
Programs for Children
Storytimes for 3-5 Year Olds Tuesdays at 9:30 am, or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Storytimes for Birth to 36 Months Tuesdays at 10:30 am or Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Family Storytimes Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. No storytimes January 1 or 2, 2019.
Winter Blues Blast! – Saturday, January 19, noon – 3:00 pm
Kids in grades K-6th will enjoys crafts, a huge train set, super-sized and regular games, puzzles, and more! Call to register at 419-334-7101, ext: 209, or register online at birchard.org.
LEGO Challenge – Thursday, January 17, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
K – 6th graders can drop in and build LEGO creations on their own or as part of a team. We provide the Legos. Bring your imagination.
Programs for Teens
PJs and Cartoons for Teens – Thursday, January 3, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Teens in grades 6 -12 can relax in their jammies while watching classic cartoons. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Call 419.334.7101, ext. 209, or visit the Teen Page at www.Birchard.org.
Programs for Adults
Adult Book Discussion – Thursday, January 10, 7:00 p.m.
Join the discussion of “When Books Went to War,” by Molly Manning. Books are available at the adult reference desk. All are welcome, just drop in.
Cord Cutting: How to Ditch Cable TV – Monday, January 14, 5:30-7:00 pm
Learn how to satisfy all of your television needs via the Internet. Call 419-334-7101, ext. 216 to register.
Crochet Connection – Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 pm
Come one, come all. All experience levels are welcome. Bring your own hooks and yarn and drop in for an evening of crocheting fun.
Third Thursday Movie Club – Thursday, January 17, 1:30 pm
View this rollicking musical based on the songs of a successful pop music group, released in 2018, and starring Meryl Streep and Cher. Free admission.
Movie Classics Matinee – Thursday, January 24, 1:30pm
This 1954 film starring Marlon Brando tells the story of violence and corruption on the docks of Hoboken, New Jersey.
Adult Coloring – Monday, January 28, 6:30 – 8:15 pm
Join us for a stress-relieving evening of coloring, conversation, and refreshments. All supplies are provided.
Patriotism & Protest: Film Discussion – Thursday, January 31, 1:30-4:30 pm
Moderators from the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums and the Birchard Library will lead a discussion following the viewing of this 1978 film depicting the impact of the Vietnam War on a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. Funded in part by Ohio Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In GIBSONBURG, 419.637.2173, 100 N. Webster Street:
Preschool Storytime Thursdays, 11:00 am
The doors open early for preschoolers, their siblings, and caregivers for this special program. Books, rhymes, songs, and a craft!
Senior Literary Society Thursday, January 4, 10:30 am, held at the Gibsonburg Senior Center. Join the discussion of WWII and the book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Books available at the library.
Music Makers Monday, January 7, 4:30 pm
Preschoolers and elementary kids are invited to this special musical storytime.
Book & Munch Bunch: Chapter Books – Grades 4-7 Wednesday, January 9, 3:30 pm The Seekers: the Quest Begins, by Erin Hunter.
Cookbook Club Monday, January 14, 6:30 pm
Theme: Soup Cook-Off! Who will make the best pot of soup? Bring a copy of your recipe with your dish.
Book & Snack Pack: Chapter Books – Grades 1-4 Wednesday, January 16, 3:30 pm. Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan.
Book Bears: Early Readers Thursday, January 17, 3:30 pm
I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen. Science activity: Marble Machines (screws)
Lego Challenge Saturday, January 26, 10:00 am
Challenge: Build a dinosaur. Legos are provided.
Adult Book Discussion Monday, January 28, 6:30 pm
I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai. Books available at the library.
In GREEN SPRINGS, 419.639.2014, 217 N. Broadway
LEGO Club Saturday, January 5, 1:00 pm
Kids can drop in to build a Lego creation.
Book Club for Adults Wednesday, January 23, 6:00 pm
Read Shelter in Place, by Nora Roberts. Copies of the book available at the library.
Storytime Monday, January 28, 6:00 pm
Enjoy stories geared toward pre-schoolers, but fun for all.
In WOODVILLE, 419.849.2744, 101 E. Main Street:
LEGO Club Saturday, January 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Grades K-6. The library supplies the Legos, just bring your imagination!
Cookies & Coloring Monday, January 7, 7:00 pm
Adults, join us for an evening to just kick back and color.
Wednesday Adult Book Club Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 pm
Read The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery. Copies are available at the library.
Roblox Club Saturday, January 12, 10:00 – 11:30 am, and Monday, January 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Grades 4-8. Access games created by others or design your own with Roblox Studio. The library has a few ipads for use in this program, first come, first serve, or bring your own device.
Teens & Tweens: Cuisine for Teens Cookbook Club Monday, January 14, 6:30 pm.
Grab a copy of the cookbook, try a recipe or two, and bring to share with friends. Registration required, 419-849-2744.
Crochet & More Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
Knitting, crocheting, card-making…or any type of craft. Bring a project and exchange ideas. Crochet lessons available.
Kids and Canvas Saturday, January 26, 10:30 am
Grades K-6. Paint a picture, step by step. Canvas provided. Call 419-849-2744 for details.
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