Sep-Oct 2023

PROGRAMS & SERVICES Fall 2023 September - October Auglaize County Libraries

3 Your Library Card 4 Library Locations & Hours 5 Library Services 6 Adult Events 9 Mixed Ages Events 12 Teen Events 13 Kids Events 15 eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 16 Support the Library

Your Library Card Find more at All Books (excluding New Adult Fiction) Audio Books (Limit 3) New Adult Fiction Magazines DVDs (Limit 3) CDs (Limit 3) Games/Puzzles (Limit 3) Kitchen Collection (Limit 3) Hotspots & Rokus (Limit 1) Loan Periods & Item Limits Patrons in good standing (owing less than $3) may check out up to the following: 28-Day Loan Period 14-Day Loan Period Lost, Stolen, or Missing Items & Cards Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their card including lost and damaged items. Lost cards can be replaced at no cost. How to Get a Library Card Adults must show proof of their current address by showing a driver's license, utility bill, or renter agreement to receive a library card. Children must have a parent or guardian present with one of the above mentioned items to receive a card. Cards for Children 17 & Under Parents are responsible for their children's library cards. Only legal guardians/custodians are allowed to access a child's card. Parents may allow permissions for a child to check out movies and/or to use public computers. I Forgot My Library Card # If you forgot your library card number or PIN, you can ask for help at the desk, you can call 419738-2921, or you can email for help. Renewing Items Most items automatically renew when due, up to the maximum number of renewals, unless requested by other patrons. Access the Library Online Access your account to see what's checked out, to place holds, borrow eMedia, and find events at Fines & Fees There are no daily incremental fines for most overdue items, excluding hotspots, Wonderbooks, and Launchpads. However, if an account has overdue items, no new items can be checked out until they are returned. Replacement fees will be charged if items are not returned. 3

Library Locations ACPDL - Wapakoneta 203 S. Perry St. Wapakoneta, OH 45895 419-738-2921 Monday-Thursday 10AM-7PM Friday 10AM-5PM Saturday 10AM-12PM Cridersville 116 W. Main St. Cridersville, OH 45806 419-645-5447 Monday 10AM-7PM Tuesday 1-7PM Thursday 10AM-7PM Saturday 10AM-12PM New Knoxville 304 S. Main St. New Knoxville, OH 45871 419-753-2724 Monday, Wednesday 10AM-7PM Thursday 1PM-7PM Saturday 10AM-12PM White-Waynesfield 108 E. Wapakoneta St. Waynesfield, OH 45896 419-568-5851 Monday-Tuesday 10AM-7PM Thursday 1PM-7PM Saturday 10AM-12PM Stallo-Minster 196 E. Fourth St. Minster, OH 45865 419-628-2925 Monday-Wednesday 10AM-7PM Friday-Saturday 10AM-12PM New Bremen 45 S. Washington St. New Bremen, OH 45869 419-629-2158 Monday-Tuesday 10AM-7PM Thursday 10AM-7PM Friday-Saturday 10AM-12PM 4

Library Services Find more at Automatic Renewal (on most items) Beanstack Reading App Copier Curbside Pickup (at Branches) Device Advice Digital Library Drive-Thru (at Wapakoneta) Email Newsletters Public Computers (Internet/Microsoft Office/Adobe Reader) Reference Services School Outreach Study Rooms Tax Forms (seasonal & limited) Technology Tutoring (by appointment) WiFi (on library properties) Wireless Printing (at Wapakoneta) Fax/Scanner (at Wapakoneta) Free Online Courses Genealogy Records InterLibrary Loans Meeting Rooms Mobile Hotspots PACKED Subscription Bags Pickup Lockers (outside Wapakoneta Library) 5

Book Clubs Monthly, All Branches Pick up a copy of this month's book at your library and join us to discuss with friends. New readers always welcome. Wapak Friday Morning Book Group - First Fridays 10-11AM Sep. 1 - Starry Messenger by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct. 6 - The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson Wapak Monday Evening Traveling Book Group - First Mondays 6-7PM Sep. 5 - Angels & Demons by Dan Brown @ J.Marie's Oct. 2 - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent @ La Charreada Shawnee New Bremen Book Club - First Tuesdays 6-7PM Sep. 5 - The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer Oct. 3 - Our Missing Heart by Celest Ng New Knoxville Book Club - First Thursdays 6-7PM Sep. 7 - The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield Oct. 5 - The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill Waynesfield Southern Charm Book Group - Third Tuesdays 4:30-5:30PM Sep. 19 - Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews Oct. 17 - Looking for Salvation at Dairy Queen by Susan Gilmore Minster Library Book Club - Fourth Wednesdays 2-3PM Sep. 27 - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Oct. 25 - The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain Cridersville Book Club @ the Library - Fourth Thursdays 1:30-2:30PM Sep. 28 - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict Oct. 26 - Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian Adult Events 6

Tech Help with the Tech Guru Monthly, All Branches Schedule a half-hour one-on-one help session with our friendly Tech Guru on the subject of your choice, including Microsoft Office, Backups, Security, Device Troubleshooting & more. Appointment times vary. Registration required. Wapakoneta, Cridersville, & Waynesfield Tuesday, Sep. 5 & Mondays, Sep. 18 and Oct. 2 & 16 Minster, New Bremen & New Knoxville Mondays - Sep. 11 & 25 and Oct. 9 & 23 Walking Group Weekly, Wapakoneta Lace up your shoes and meet friends and neighbors for a walk each Thursday morning in Wapak. Meet in the Library parking lot and enjoy a walk around the community. Strollers through seniors--all ages are welcome! Water bottles provided. Weather permitting. Thursdays at 9-10AM Computer Basics Wapakoneta, Sat. Sep. 9 - 10AM-12PM Let's start at the very beginning! Join Fred, the Tech Guru, for this focused class on computer fundamentals. Registration required. Chocolate & Coffee Pairings with the NB Coffee Shop New Bremen, Tues. Sep. 12 - 6-7PM Enjoy 3 truffles & 3 samples of coffee with a discussion and tasting instructions from our friends at New Bremen Coffee Shop and Topps Homemade Candy. Registration required. Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current project and chat with other knitters. Tuesdays, Sep. 12 at 6PM & Oct. 10 at 6PM 7

Movie Matinee Monthly, Minster Movie Matinee is back! Join us each month for an exciting movie on a Wednesday afternoon. Light refreshments served. Contact library for movie of the month. Second Wednesdays, 1-3PM Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one-of-a-kind crafts at no cost to you! Fall Door Hanger - Registration required. Waynesfield - Thursday, Sep. 14 - 5-6PM Tuesday, Sep. 26 - 5-6PM Fall Glass Oui Jars - Registration required. New Knoxville - Wednesday, Sep. 20 - 6-7PM New Bremen - Monday, Oct. 16 - 6-7PM Coffee Mug Painting - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Sep. 21 - 1-2PM Braided Yarn Pumpkin - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Sep. 25 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Sep. 26 - 1-2:30PM Paint a Tote - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Oct. 19 - 1-2PM Fall Wreath - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Oct. 30 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Oct. 31 - 1-2:30PM Halloween Trivia Night for Adults Wapakoneta, Monday, Oct. 23 - 5-6PM Join us for Halloween fun for grown-ups! Put your knowledge of scary movies, spooky shows, and Halloween traditions to the test. Costumes encouraged. Snacks & drinks will be provided. Registration required. 8 Adults are welcome to join in all the MIXED AGES events starting on p. 9.

Kids Play D&D Bi-Weekly, New Bremen Kids & tweens (recommended 10-13 yrs) are invited to try out a shorter kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons experience. Registration required. Tuesdays - 4-5PM - Sep. 5, 19 & Oct. 3, 17, 31 D&D Night! Bi-Weekly, New Bremen Players new and experienced are welcome to join in playing Dungeons & Dragons. Game content will be family friendly for players 13 & up. Snacks provided. Registration required. Tuesdays - 6-8PM - Sep. 5, 19 & Oct. 3, 17, 31 Walking Group Weekly, Wapakoneta Calling all walkers! Join us at 9AM on Thursday mornings in the Library parking lot to enjoy a walk around our community. Enjoy with your your family, friends, or neighbors. Water will be provided. Weather permitting. Thursdays - 9-10AM - Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Cupcakes and Cursive Weekly, Wapakoneta Learning to write in cursive? Want a refresher or just a chance to practice? Join us on Thursdays & enjoy a cupcake on top. All ages. Thursdays - 5-5:30PM - Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 9

Brukner Nature Center: Wildlife Encounters Minster Friends from the Brukner Nature Center will introduce us to a variety of animals in this fun Wildlife Encounter! All ages welcome. Parent must be present if child is under 5. Registration required. Saturday, Sep. 9 - 10-10:45AM Saturday, Sep. 9 - 11-11:45AM What is Dungeons and Dragons? New Knoxville, Monday, Sep. 11 - 6-7PM Dungeons and Dragons (or D&D) has changed a lot in the last 50 years of play. With notable appearances in popular media like Stranger Things, Critical Role, Honor Among Thieves, etc., more people are asking questions about the game. This brief informational session is meant to ask questions and learn before our subsequent one-session games that will follow. Sketches & Snacks Monthly, Multiple Branches Learn to draw pictures step-by-step and enjoy some snacks too! Children and families welcome. Cridersville - Tuesdays, Sep. 12 & Oct. 12 - 4-5PM - Registration req'd. Waynesfield - Tuesday, Sep. 12 & Oct. 12 - 4-5PM Waynesfield Library Open House Waynesfield, Sep. 18-21, Library open hours Celebrate the town of Waynesfield's 175th birthday and the 25th anniversary of our beautiful library building with a weeklong Open House event. Auglaize County Historical Society will have displays to view. Stop in and enjoy a treat! Dungeons and Dragons Adventure! Weekly, New Knoxville These short two-hour sessions are designed with beginners in mind to experience Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition gameplay. Open to players 12 & up. Premade characters will be offered for ease of use. Each week will be its own unique session. Game content will be family friendly for 12 & up. Respectful play is required. Registration required. Mondays - 4-6PM - Sep. 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 10

Third Thursday Vendor & Farm Market Waynesfield, Thursday, Sep. 21 - 4-7PM Visit the outdoor Farm Market and vendors for fresh produce, baked goods, and handmade products each month during summer next to the White Memorial Library on the 3rd Thursdays through September. Interactive Movie Kits Wapakoneta, Oct. 1-28 Pick up an Interactive Movie Kit to take home during the month of October in Wapakoneta. Kits include fun props for up to 4 people along with a script and snacks for the movie. Furnish your own copy of the movie to enjoy a movie night at home like no other! Kits available for multiple movie titles. Available during open hours in October on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Pumpkin Painting Cridersville, Thursday, Oct. 12 - 4-6PM Paint your own pumpkin at the library! Registration required. Family Craft Night: Pumpkin Decorating Wapakoneta Decorate a pumpkin for the season! We will provide one pumpkin per family and supplies. If you'd like to bring an extra pumpkin, you may. Registration required. Thursday, Oct. 12 - 5-5:30PM Monday, Oct. 16 - 5:30-6PM Fall Crafts and Treats Party Multiple Branches Share festive fall flavors and make some cool crafts at the library! All ages welcome. No registration required. New Bremen - Thursday, Oct. 19 - 6-6:45PM New Knoxville - Monday, Oct. 30 - 6-6:45PM Family Movie Night: Casper Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Oct. 31 - 5-6:30PM Celebrate Halloween with the family at the library for the throwback movie Casper, rated PG. Snack provided. Registration required. 11

Crazy 8s Math Club Weekly, Wapakoneta Grades 3-5 are welcome to join us for a hands-on activity-based adventure that explores the math behind their favorite things, games, and puzzles. Snacks and drinks provided. Held Tuesdays in September through October 24. Sponsored by Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Tuesdays - 4-5PM Teens/Tweens NERF Battle Night! Wapakoneta, Monday, Sep. 11 - 7-7:45PM Ready for the ultimate NERF battle? Play afterhours with your friends between the bookshelves! Leave your ammo at home, but bring your standard size NERF blaster. We'll provide the standard NERF darts to use. Ages 11 and up. Pixel Art Monthly, Wapakoneta Design your own Perler Bead creation to take home each month. Use a pattern or your imagination. Second Wednesdays - 3:15-4:15PM Sep. 13 & Oct. 11 Bad Art Night Wapakoneta, Monday, Oct. 9 - 5-6PM Make the "worst" art piece you can imagine! Use anything we have on hand. No pressure, only goofy fun. Registration required. 12 VolunTEEN/VolunTWEEN Program Monthly, Wapakoneta Grades 5-9 can volunteer to help out at the library. Duties vary. Third Wednesdays - 1-3PM Sep. 20 & Oct. 18

Storytime Weekly, Multiple Branches Little ones & caretakers can enjoy stories, songs, & more during our weekly storytimes at every library location! Cridersville - Mondays at 10:30-11:15AM (closed 9/4) Minster - Tuesdays at 10:30-11AM Wapakoneta - Tuesdays at 10:30-11AM Waynesfield - Tuesdays at 10:45-11:15AM New Knoxville - Wednesdays at 10:30-11AM New Bremen - Thursday Mornings at 10:30-11AM Thursday Evenings at 6:30-7PM Lego Club Monthly, Minster Build with friends each month after school. Snack provided and 1 small LEGO kit will be given away each month. Kindergarten & up. First Tuesdays, Sep. 5 & Oct. 3 - 3:30-4:30PM Kids Cupcake Decorating: Apple Cupcakes Wapakoneta, Thursday, Sep. 7 - 5:30-6PM Decorate your own simple apple cupcakes to celebrate the season. Especially for kids. Registration required. 13

Toddler Playdate Bi-Monthly, Wapakoneta Families with babies and toddlers ages 0-3 are welcome to join us for an informal playdate twice a month in the Early Learning Room. We'll read a book and sing a song & then encourage them to play! Second and Fourth Thursdays at 10:30-11AM Sep. 14 & 28 and Oct. 12 & 16 Kids Craft Night: Apple Tree Wapakoneta Create your own apple tree out of tissue paper, craft tubes, and buttons. Registration required. Thursday, Sep. 14 - 5-5:30PM Monday, Sep. 18 - 5:30-6PM Kids Nerf Night! Wapakoneta, Monday, Sep. 18 - 7-7:45PM Join us in the stacks for our Kids Afterhours Nerf Night! Bring your standard size Nerf blaster; we will provide the ammo! (Standard Nerf darts only.) Ages 10 and under. 2nd Annual Stuffie Sleepover Wapakoneta, Monday, Oct. 2 Drop off your stuffed animal friend to spend a night at the library! Miss Stephanie has a night of fun planned for your friends. Drop off your stuffie anytime Monday and pick them up anytime on Tuesday to find out all the fun they had overnight at the library. No pre-registration required. 14 Don't miss all the great events for families & MIXED AGES starting on p. 9.

Libby eBooks, eAudiobooks Thousands of titles available from the Ohio Digital Library for you to download on your device. Get Libby, the free mobile app to access now with your library card from the Apple/Android stores. Hoopla eMedia, eBooks, eAudiobooks Instantly access thousands of movies, TV shows, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and music. Free mobile apps, including one for your TV. Beanstack Tracker Reading Log App Keep a reading log, log your time, complete activities, and participate in reading challenges through the library. Free mobile app, available through the Apple/Android stores. eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 15

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