Jan-Feb 2023

PROGRAMS & SERVICES Winter 2023 January - February Auglaize County Libraries

3 Your Library Card 4 Library Locations & Hours 5 Reading Challenges 6 Adult Events 9 eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 10 Teen Events 11 Mixed Ages Events 14 Kids Events 16 Support the Library

Your Library Card Findmore at auglaizelibraries.org 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 (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 acpdl@auglaizelibraries.org 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 auglaizelibraries.org. 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 auglaizelibraries.org/hrsloc 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

Winter Reading BINGO Challenge January 1-31, 2023 - All Ages Log reading time and activities this winter on Beanstack to earn badges and fun prizes, including Winans Chocolates, Sticky Sand Kits, & Puzzle Books. Complete a bingo to claim yours. Go even farther to earn a coverall to be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing. Reading Challenges auglaizelibraries.org/challenges 5 Find it all on Beanstack Find all available Auglaize County Libraries' reading challenges on the Beanstack Tracker App or website. Yearlong Reading Challenge January 1 - December 31, 2023 - All Ages Log your reading time throughout the year to earn digital badges.

Book Clubs Monthly, Multiple Branches Pick up a copy of this month's book at your library and join us to discuss with friends. New readers always welcome. New Bremen Book Club - First Tuesdays 6-7PM Jan. 3 - Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty Feb. 7 - The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer Wapak Monday Evening Traveling Book Group - First Mondays 6-7PM Jan. 3 - Mystery book from holiday party @ J.Marie's Feb. 6 - Bad Blood by John Carryrou @ TBD Wapak Friday Morning Book Group - First Fridays 10-11AM Jan. 6 - Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys Feb. 3 - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Waynesfield Southern Charm Book Group - Third Tuesdays 4:30-5:30PM Jan. 17 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Feb. 21 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazer New Knoxville Book Club - Usually First Thursdays 6-7PM Jan. 20 - Special Exception - Call library for details on location. The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews Feb. 2 - The Last Thing He Told Us by Laura Dave Minster Library Book Club - Last Wednesdays 2-3PM Jan. 25 - TBD Feb. 22 - TBD Cridersville Book Club @ the Library - Thursdays 1:30-2:30PM Jan. 26 - Lethal by Sandra Brown Feb. 23 - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 6

Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current project and chat with other knitters. First Tuesdays, 5-6PM Computer Basics Wapakoneta, Saturday, Jan. 7 - 10AM-12PM Learn the fundamentals of operating a computer. Laptops provided for class or bring your own from home. Hands-on, limited class size. Registration required. 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. Times vary. Registration required. Wapakoneta, Cridersville, & Waynesfield Mondays, Jan. 9 & 23 Mondays, Feb. 6 & 20 Minster, New Bremen & New Knoxville Tuesday, Jan. 17 & Monday, Jan. 30 Monday, Feb. 13 & 27 Jim Bowsher: How the Temple of Tolerance Came to Be Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Jan. 10 5-7PM Local legend Jim Bowsher will speak on how the concept for the Temple of Tolerance was formed & how it was created. Movie Matinee Monthly, Minster Movie Matinee is back! Join us each month for an exciting movie on a Wednesday afternoon. Light refreshments served. Wednesdays, 1-3PM Jan. 18 - Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris Feb. 8 - TBD 7

Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one-of-a-kind crafts at no cost to you! Watercolor Calendar - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Jan. 12 - 2-3PM Thursday, Jan. 12 - 6-7PM Snowman Cork Craft - Registration required. Waynesfield - Thursday, Jan. 12 - 5-6PM Tuesday, Jan. 24 - 5:30-6:30PM DIY for Adults - Registration required. New Knoxville - Thursday, Jan. 19 - 6:30-7PM Puff Paint Abstract Art - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Jan. 30 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Jan. 31 - 1-2:30PM String Art - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Feb. 9 - 2-3PM Thursday, Feb. 9 - 6-7PM DIY for Adults - Registration required. New Knoxville - Thursday, Feb. 9 - 6:30-7PM Felt Owls - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Feb. 27 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Feb. 28 - 1-2:30PM Chocolates & Coffee Pairing by Winans Wapakoneta, Monday, Jan. 23 - 7-8PM Enjoy an after-hours special event at the Wapak Library, featuring Amy Ambrose of Winans Chocolates & Coffees in Wapakoneta. Join us in tasting four types of chocolate and four flavors of coffee. This special event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Adults only. Limited space. Registration required. 8

9 eBooks, eMedia &Reading Apps auglaizelibraries.org/digital Libby eBooks, eAudiobooks Use this app to access the Ohio Digital Library for free with your library card. Hoopla eMedia, eBooks, eAudiobooks Instant access to shows, music, comics & more with your library card for free. Beanstack eMedia, eBooks, eAudiobooks Keep a reading log and participate in library reading challenges. Chocolate Tasting Waynesfield Taste yummy chocolate, learn a little, and enter to win your own! Registration required. Thursday, Feb. 9 - 5-6PM Tuesday, Feb. 28 - 5-6PM Author Visit: Vonnetta Mayo New Bremen, Tuesday, Feb. 21 6-7PM Author Vonnetta Mayo will be presenting on her books Joy in Sorrow, Hope for Tomorrow and Joy in Sorrow, Hope for Tomorrow: Homecoming. Her books aim to teach people about African-American history with a Christian foundation, and she has been the guest of many libraries, podcasts, and other events around the country. Registration requested, but not required.

VolunTEEN/VolunTWEEN Program Monthly, Wapakoneta The VolunTEEN program is back for fall! Students finishing 5th-9th grades are invited to become a library volunteer. VolunTEENS will meet once a month and are assigned rotating tasks to complete and then reunite for fun, creative projects. Registration required. Wednesdays - 4:00-5:30PM Jan. 18 & Feb. 15 Tween/Teen Craft Time Monthly, Wapakoneta Meet friends & make something awesome! Registration required. Button Rings Thurs. Jan. 19 - 3:30-4:30PM Fork Painting Thurs. Feb. 16 - 3:30-4:30PM Art Class Multiple Locations Teens & tweens are invited to exercise their creativity in this monthly Art Class at the library. No registration required. New Bremen - Mondays 6-7PM Jan. 23 & Feb. 27 New Knoxville - Wednesdays 3:30-4:30PM Jan. 25 & Feb. 22 Looking for Dungeons & Dragons events? Find more on page 12. 10

Family Movie Night: Encanto Wapakoneta, Thursday, Jan. 5 - 5-6:30PM Enjoy Disney's Encanto with friends or family and snacks on the house! Rated PG. Snowflake Painting Multiple Locations Create a magical snowflake painting using tape and negative space. Supplies limited; first come, first served. No registration required. Craft available during library open hours as supplies allow. New Bremen - Monday-Thursday, Jan. 9-12 During open hours New Knoxville - Monday-Thursday, Jan. 9-12 During open hours LEGO Building Challenge & Snack Weekly, New Knoxville Visit the library after school for a small snack and a different LEGO building challenge each Monday when school is in session. New Knoxville - Mondays - 3-4:30PM - (excluding 1/2, 1/16, 2/20) Pixel Art Monthly, Multiple Branches Drop in each month in to create a pixel artwork with Perler beads. Cridersville - 4-6:30PM - Jan. 9 & 23 and Feb. 5 & 27 Wapakoneta - 3:15-4:15PM - Jan. 25 & Feb. 8 11

Family Night Minster, Monday, Jan. 9 Bring the fam to the library for a night of crafty fun! For all ages. One craft per family. Registration required. Winter-Themed Chalkboard - 4-5PM, 5-6PM, & 6-7PM Kids Winter Bingo Wapakoneta, Monday, Jan. 9 - 5:30-6PM Try your luck at our Winter Wonderland-themed Bingo! What will you win? Families invited. Registration required. What is Dungeons and Dragons? New Bremen, Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 6-6:30PM 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. Symphony Storytime with Lima Symphony Orchestra Multiple Branches Members from the Lima Symphony Orchestra will be here to perform a special, interactive storytime featuring musical pieces. All ages. Wapakoneta - Tuesday, Jan. 17 - 10:30-11AM Minster - Monday, Feb. 13 - 6-6:30PM Dungeons and Dragons Adventure! Weekly, New Bremen 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. Tuesdays - 4:30-6:30PM - Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7 & 14 Cookie & Crafts Cridersville, Thursday, Jan. 19 - 3-6:30PM Sign up to snack on some cookies & make a craft! 30-minute time slots. Children through teens. Registration required. 12

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 in February - 5-5:30PM - Feb. 2, 9, 16, & 23 Interactive Movie Kits Wapakoneta, Feb. 1-28 Pick up an Interactive Movie Kit to take home during the month of February 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 February on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Kids Nerf Battle Night! Wapakoneta, Thursday, Feb. 2 - 7-7:45PM Are you ready for the ultimate afterhours Nerf battle? Meet us in the children's area at 7PM as the Library is closing to the rest of the public. You can leave your ammo at home (we don't want you to lose it in the stacks!). We will have standard size Nerf darts here for you to use. Bring your own Nerf gun. For children, preteens, and families. Valentine Cookie Decorating Cridersville, Tuesday, Feb. 14 - 5:30-6:30PM Sign up to decorate Valentine cookies! Miss Debbie will lead you through decorating techniques. Ages 7 & up. Registration required. Family Craft Multiple Branches Make a craft with your family at the library. Supplies limited. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. New Knoxville - Wednesday, Feb. 15 - 3-5PM New Bremen - Thursday, Feb. 16 - 3-5PM Sketches and Snacks Wapakoneta, Thursday, Feb. 23 - 5:30-6PM Celebrate Mario and other favorite characters from the classic video game by learning how to draw them step-by-step! Snacks provided. Registration required. 13

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 1/2, 1/16) Minster - Tuesday Mornings at 10:30-11AM Wapakoneta - Tuesdays at 10:30-11AM Waynesfield - Tuesdays at 10:45-11:15AM New Knoxville - Wednesdays at 10:30-11AM (closed 1/11) New Bremen - Thursday Mornings at 10:30-11AM Thursday Evenings at 6:30-7PM LEGO Club Minster, Monthly Lego Club is back! Join us the first Tuesday of each month to build and create. Kindergarten and older. Snacks provided. One small LEGO kit will be given away each month. First Tuesdays 3:30-4:30PM - Jan. 3 & Feb. 7 Toddler Playdates Bimonthly, Wapakoneta Families with babies and toddlers ages 0-3 are welcome to join us for an informal playdate twice a month. We'll read a book and sing a song & then encourage them to play! Second and Fourth Thursdays at 10:30-11AM Jan. 12 & 26 and Feb. 9 & 23 14

Poop Emoji Party - Kids Club Waynesfield, Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 4-5PM Get ready for giggles at this Kids Club party featuring the cutest & smelliest of emojis. Games, crafts, and more! Color Your Own Emoji Backpack - Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta Sign up to reserve your own sling backpack and make it all your own. Registration required. Thursday, Jan. 19 - 5:30-6PM Thursday, Jan. 26 - 4-4:30PM Musical Storytime with Alexa Kemmann Minster Join Alexa Kemmann of Blooming Bridge Music Therapy for a special musical storytime series for littles and their caretakers. Tuesdays - 10:30-11AM - Jan. 31 & Feb. 21 Valentine Balloon Craft - Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta Create a very special valentine featuring YOU! And some very cute balloons. Come ready to be photographed. Registration required. Monday, Feb. 6 - 5:30-6PM Monday, Feb. 13 - 4-4:30PM Foil Valentine Craft - Kids Club Waynesfield, Tuesday, Feb. 14 - 4-5PM Drop in to Kids Club hour on Valentine's Day to create a special valentine craft with aluminum foil, yarn, and paint. 15

419-738-2921 • auglaizelibraries.org • Winter Reading in January Track your reading in January online or on the Beanstack app, complete activities, and win prizes! Enter time and tickets online by January 31 to win. Learn more on page 5 & at auglaizelibraries.org/winter-reading. Support the Library Make a difference in your community by giving to the library! Your tax-deductible donation helps support library services, collections, events & more. Learn more at auglaizelibraries.org/support Libraries Closed: Monday, January 2 Wednesday, January 11 Monday, January 16 See page 4 for a list of library hours and locations. Library events may be photographed/filmed for promotion in library publications, website, or social media. Attendance automatically confers consent for your likeness to be used. Please notify staff if you decline being photographed for yourself or your child.