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PROGRAMS & SERVICES Spring 2024 March - April - May Auglaize County Libraries

3 Your Library Card 4 Library Locations & Hours 5 Library Services 6 Adult Events 10 Mixed Ages Events 12 Teen Events 14 Kids Events 17 Solar Eclipse 18 Summer Reading Challenge 19 eBooks, eMedia, & Reading Apps 20 Support the Library

Your Library Card Find more at Loan Periods & Item Limits Patrons in good standing (owing less than $5) may check out up to the following: 28–Day Loan Period All Books (excluding New Adult Fiction) Audio Books (Limit 3) 14–Day Loan Period New Adult Fiction Magazines DVDs (Limit 3) CDs (Limit 3) Games/Puzzles (Limit 3) Kitchen Collection (Limit 3) Hotspots & Rokus (Limit 1) 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 419– 738–2921, 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, Streaming Services, 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 Mar. 1 – True Places by Sonja Yoerg Apr. 5 – The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale May 3 - The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable Wapak Monday Evening Traveling Book Group – First Mondays 6–7PM Mar. 4 – Lost Horizon by James Hilton @ TBD Apr. 1 – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt @TBD May 6 - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by O’Farrell @ TBD New Bremen Book Club – First Tuesdays 6–7PM Mar. 5 – Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon Apr. 2 – Did You Hear about Kitty Karr? by Crystal Smith Paul May 7 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley New Knoxville Book Club – First Thursdays 6–7PM Mar. 7 – The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton Apr. 4 – The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson May 2 - The Only One Left by Riley Sager Waynesfield Southern Charm Book Group – Third Tuesdays 4:30–5:30PM Mar. 19 – The Sisters by Nancy Jensen Apr. 16 – Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf May 21 - The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate (Continued on next page.) 6

Book Clubs (continued) Minster Library Book Club – Fourth Wednesdays 2–3PM Mar. 27– A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins Apr. 24 – Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery May 22 - Between Two Strangers by Kate White Cridersville Book Club @ the Library – Fourth Thursdays 1:30–2:30PM Mar. 28 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Apr. 25 – The Happiness Plan by Susan Mallery May 23 - Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell 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 Monday, Mar. 4 & 18 and Apr. 1 & 22 and May 6 & 20 Minster, New Bremen & New Knoxville Monday, Mar. 11 & 25 and Apr. 15 & 29 and May 13 & 28 A Taste of Rinehart Acres Waynesfield, Tuesday, Mar. 5 - 5-6PM Come taste some wonderful sauces, jams, and more from Rinehart Acres as the kickoff to the new Friends of the Library Fundraiser. Pick up an order form at the event to purchase some of your favorites to support our White Memorial Library! Kokedama Plant 101 with Modern Plantsman Waynesfield, Tuesday, Mar. 12 - 5-6PM Learn a funky new way to grow a houseplant with the help from our friends at Modern Plantsman. This event has a $10 fee to cover cost of supplies; plant is included in cost. Registration required. Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current project and chat! Second Tuesdays, 5:30–7PM Mar. 14 & Apr. 9 & May 14 7 Adults are also welcome to join in all the MIXED AGES events starting on the p. 10.

Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one–of–a–kind crafts at no cost to you! Book Folding Craft - Registration required. New Bremen - Monday, Mar. 4 - 5:30-6:30PM New Knoxville - Monday, Mar. 11 - 5:30-6:30PM Irish Tea Foot Soak Cakes - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Tuesday, Mar. 12 - 5-6PM Wooden Easter Egg Painting - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Mar. 21 - 1-2PM Monday, Mar. 25 - 5-6PM Eclipse T-Shirts - Registration required. Wapakoneta – Monday, Mar. 25 – 5–6:30PM Tuesday, Mar. 26 – 1–2:30PM Waynesfield - Thursday, Apr. 4 - 5-6PM (Reg. not req’d.) Q-Tip Flower Art – Registration required. Waynesfield – Thursday, Apr. 11 – 5–6PM Tuesday, Apr. 23 – 5–6PM Cridersville - Thursday, Apr. 18 - 1-2PM Monday, Apr. 22 - 5-6PM Polymer Clay Keychains – Registration required. Wapakoneta – Monday, Apr. 29 – 5–6:30PM Tuesday, Apr. 30 – 1–2:30PM Paper Lanterns - Registration required. Waynesfield - Thursday, May 9 - 5-6PM Tuesday, May 28 - 5-6PM Paint a Flower Pot - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, May 16 - 1-2PM Monday, May 20 - 5-6PM Stamped Books - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, May 20 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, May 21 - 1-2:30PM 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 the movie of the month. Second Wednesdays, 1–3PM 8

Euchre at the Library Weekly, Wapakoneta Enjoy a friendly game of euchre at the library with neighbors! Evenings - Second & Fourth Mondays of the month - 4-6PM Afternoons - Second & Fourth Thursdays of the month - 1-3PM Coffee and Conversations Monthly, Wapakoneta Warm up to a nice cup of coffee and enjoy conversations with friends and neighbors. Conversations will range from informal chats to topical discussions led by guests. Third Saturdays, 10-11AM Maple Syrup-ing with Johnny Appleseed Metro Park Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Mar. 19 - 5:30-6:30PM Ever wonder about the maple syrup process? Hear from naturalists of the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District about the steps involved in the making of this delicious product. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. No registration required. Crochet Along Monthly, Waynesfield Bring your current project or a ball of yarn and a crochet hook to learn or to enjoy crocheting along with others. Ages 13 & up. Third Thursdays, 4–5PM – Mar. 21 & Apr. 18 & May 16 Houseplant Workshop New Bremen, Monday, Apr. 15 - 6-7PM Join Hayden and The Turkey Mercantile for a presentation on basic houseplant care. Each guest will receive a plant thanks to the New Bremen Friends of the Library. Registration required. Last Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30PM – Mar. 30 & Apr. 27 Disaster Preparedness Wapakoneta, Thursday, May 9 - 11AM-1PM Are you prepared for severe weather or other emergencies? Do you have a plan in place? Join The Area Agency on Aging 3 for this free event for adults 55 & over. Participants will receive a free starter disaster preparedness kit and info packets. Registration required. 9

Homeschool Library Lab Monthly, Wapakoneta Looking to connect with other homeschoolers? Join us the first Wednesday of the month for our hands–on Library Lab. Snacks & project materials will all be provided. Geared to ages 5–10, but siblings are welcome also. Registration required. First Wednesdays – 1–2PM – Mar. 6 & Apr. 3 & May 1 Family Night at Minster Library Minster Sign up your family to create a special craft for the holiday season. Families welcome. 3 sessions per month. Registration required. Easter Family Night – Mar. 11 – 4–5PM, 5–6PM, 6–7PM Eclipse Family Night – Apr. 1 – 4–5PM, 5–6PM, 6–7PM Sketches & Snacks Monthly, Cridersville Learn to draw fun & easy sketches AND enjoy a snack! How to Draw a Solar Eclipse - Tuesday, Mar. 12 - 4-5PM How to Draw Ice Cream - Tuesday, Apr. 9 - 4-5PM How to Draw a Space Kitten - Tuesday, May 14 - 4-5PM Bunny Backside Planter Multiple Branches Make an adorable, fuzzy bunny planter! Craft uses hot glue. Registration required. New Knoxville - Monday, March 25 - 4-5PM New Bremen - Tuesday, March 26 - 4-5PM 10

Eclipse Information with Mark Cassaza Multiple Branches Get all your eclipse questions answered with Mark Casazza, local astronomy enthusiast! Eclipse safety will also be covered. New Knoxville - Monday, March 25 - 6-7PM New Bremen - Monday, April 1 - 6-7PM Eclipse Week - April 1-6 Multiple Branches Visit your library this week during open hours for crafts, activities, and programs all celebrating and leading up to the Great American Solar Eclipse happening on Monday, April 8 in the afternoon. (Libraries will be closed on April 8.) Solar Eclipse Party Cridersville, Monday, Apr. 1 - 1-2PM All ages can drop in to enjoy a party featuring games, prizes, and snacks all about the eclipse! DIY Eclipse T-Shirt Multiple Branches Bring your own dark t-shirt and we will supply the bleach, bottles, and stencils to make your own eclipse shirt. Because we’ll be using bleach, be mindful of what you wear to the event. Registration required. New Bremen – Monday, Apr. 1 - 5-6:30PM New Knoxville – Monday, Apr. 1 - 5-6:30PM Wapakoneta - Monday, Apr. 1 - 5-6PM Basic Self Defense Class for Kids Waynesfield, Tuesday, Apr. 2 - 5-6PM Chief Motter will be here to teach kids through teenagers basic moves to aid in self defense. Space is limited. Registration required. Escape Room Wapakoneta Find the clues, solve the puzzles, and make it out in time! School age & older are welcome to attend. Up to 8 people per slot. Escape Rooms are funded by Arby’s of Wapakoneta. Tuesday-Thursday - April 9-11 - 3-4PM, 4-5PM, & 5-6PM 11

Dried Flower Bookmarks Multiple Branches Visit the library to make a dried flower bookmark of your own. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. New Knoxville - Monday, April 22 - 4-5PM New Bremen - Tuesday, April 23 - 4-5PM Summer Reading Kickoff Party Multiple Branches Visit your library this week during open hours for crafts, activities, and programs all celebrating and leading up to the Great American Solar Eclipse happening on Monday, April 8 in the afternoon. (Libraries will be closed on April 8.) New Knoxville - Wednesday, May 29 - 11AM-12:30PM Face painting, Bounce house, hot dogs, & treats New Bremen - Thursday, May 30 - 11AM-12:30PM Touch a Truck, Kona Ice, hot dogs, & snacks More celebrations coming in June! 12 Dungeons & Dragons Multiple Branches Ready for adventure? Join players for this fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Family friendly content for players 12 & up. Registration required. New Knoxville - Mondays – 4–5PM – Mar. 4 & 18 New Bremen - Tuesdays - 6-8PM - Mar. 12 & 26, April 9 & 30

Dungeons & Dragons Multiple Branches Ready for adventure? Join players for this fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Family-friendly content for players 12 & up. Registration required. New Knoxville - Mondays – 4–5PM – Mar. 4 & 18 New Bremen - Tuesdays - 6-8PM - Mar. 12 & 26, April 9 & 30 Science Action Club: Bug Safari Weekly, Wapakoneta Join us each week for nature challenges and hands-on STEM activities, including searching for bugs and collecting specimens. For tweens and teens. Made possible by a grant from California Academy of Science. Mondays and Wednesdays - 5-6PM Mar. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 27 and April 1, 3, 10, 15, 17 LEGO Robotics Club: EV3 Class Multiple Branches Grades 3-7 are welcome to sign up for an in-depth 3-week class on building and programming the LEGO EV3 Robotics kits. Limited to 8 students per class. Registration required. Wapakoneta - Tuesdays - 4-5:30PM - Mar. 5, 12 & 19 New Knoxville - Wednesdays - 4-5:30PM - Mar. 6, 13, & 20 Waynesfield - Thursdays - 4-5:30PM - Mar. 7, 14, & 21 New Bremen - Tuesdays - 4-5:30PM - Apr. 2, 9, & 16 Minster - Wednesdays - 4-5:30PM - Apr. 3, 10, & 17 Cridersville - Thursdays - 4-5:30PM - Apr. 4, 11, & 18 13 Pixel Art Monthly, Wapakoneta Design your own Perler Bead creation to take home. Wednesdays 3:15–4:15PM Mar. 13, Apr. 17 & May 15 Eclipse T-Shirts for Teens Multiple Branches Bring your own dark t-shirt and learn how to create a unique glow-in-the-dark eclipse t-shirt. Registration required. Wapakoneta - Thursday, Apr. 4 - 4–5PM Waynesfield - Thursday, Apr. 4 - 5-6PM Wood Slice Painting - Teen Craft Night Wapakoneta, Tuesday, May 7 - 4-5PM Create your own mini masterpiece on slices of wood with paint! Registration required.

Storytime Weekly, Multiple Branches Little ones & caretakers can enjoy stories, songs, & more during our weekly storytimes at every library location! Cridersville - Mondays at 10:30-11AM (closed 4/8 & 5/27) 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 & 1 small LEGO kit will be given away each month. Grades K & up. First Tuesdays, Mar. 5 & Apr. 2 & May 7 – 3:30–4:30PM Air Dry Clay Creations: Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta Make your own special creation out of air dry clay. Registration required. Thursday, Mar. 7 – 5-5:45PM Thursday, Mar. 21 - 5:30-6:15PM 14

Cooking Class for Kids Multiple Branches Enjoy a cooking class for kids here at the library--depending on familiarity and skill level. Beginning Class will cover measuring ingredients, mixing, cutting with safety knives, and using the microwave. Intermediate Class will cover skills like using an Air Fryer, Instant Pot, and recipes for basic meals. Registration required. New Bremen - Beginning Class - Tuesday, Mar. 5 - 6-7PM Intermediate Class - Tuesday, Mar. 19 - 6-7PM New Knoxville - Beginning Class - Wednesday, Apr. 17 - 4-5PM Intermediate Class - Wednesday, Apr. 24 - 4-5PM Kids Yoga Night Wapakoneta, Monday, Mar. 11 - 5:30-6:15PM Wear comfy clothes for an evening full of fun, laughter, and yoga! Caregivers can join in too. Kids’ yoga mats are sponsored by Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Registration required. Mondays - 5:30-6:15PM - Mar. 11 & May 6 Preschool of Rock Bi-Weekly, Wapakoneta Back by popular demand! Alexa Kemmann of Blooming Bridge Music Therapy, LLC, will host a biweekly music program for ages 2-5 and their caregivers to enjoy together. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Limited space. Register each child separately. Registration required. Tuesdays, 6–6:30PM – Mar. 12, 26, Apr. 9, 23, May 14, 28 Toddler Playdate Bi–Monthly, Wapakoneta Families with babies & toddlers ages 0–3 are invited to an informal playdate twice a month. We’ll read a book, sing a song, & just play! Second & Fourth Thursdays at 10:30–11AM Mar. 14, Apr. 11, 25, May 9, 23 Don't miss all the great events for families & MIXED AGES starting on p. 10. 15

Kids No-Bake Cooking Class: Fruit & Cheese Kabobs Wapakoneta You’re invited to a fun food program featuring easy recipes for kids to make without “cooking.” 2 time slots available. Registration required. Monday, Mar. 18 – 5–5:30PM & 5:40–6:10PM Kids Eclipse Craft Waynesfield, Monday, Mar. 25 – 4-5PM Make a cute keepsake craft to commemorate the eclipse! For kids 12 and under. Registration required. Kids Cupcake Decorating: Eclipse Cupcakes Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Apr. 2 – 5–5:30PM Kids, sign up to enjoy your own cupcake (and then eat it!). Let’s make it look like the upcoming eclipse! Registration required. Sensory Friendly Playdate Cridersville, Thursday, Apr. 4 – 1-2PM Bring your babies, toddlers, or children in for a sensory Playdate. Time to play and meet new friends. Drop-ins welcome. Kids Space Bingo Wapakoneta, Thursday, Apr. 4 - 5-5:45PM Meet in the Event Room for a few rounds of Space Bingo during our Eclipse Week! Prizes will be given. Registration required. STEM Kits: Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta, Thursday, Apr. 18 - 5:30-6:15PM Join us to build your own wooden robot-like STEM project! Projects sponsored by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Registration required. Stories and Sundaes Minster Enjoy an ice cream sundae while listening to stories after school. Kindergarten & up. Registration required. Mondays in May - 3:30-4PM May 6, 13, 20 16

Solar Eclipse For the first time since 1806, Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. This occurs when the moon casts its shadow on the Earth as it passes between the Earth and the Sun, completely obscuring the sun for a time. Depending on cloud coverage and weather, stages of the eclipse will begin around 2PM and will end around 4:30PM with complete coverage around 3:093:13PM. In order to gaze into the sky, eye protection must be worn. To commemorate and celebrate this rare occurrence, Auglaize County Libraries will be offering free eclipse glasses as well as many informative and entertaining programs and activities leading up to the event (see page 18). Libraries will be closed on Monday, April 8, so make sure you make your visit beforehand. 17 Eclipse Glasses Available for pickup at all six libraries starting Monday, March 11 while supplies last. Limit 2 per person.

Eclipse Glasses Pickup - All Libraries - p. 17 Sketches & Snacks: How to Draw a Solar Eclipse - Cridersville - p. 10 Kids Eclipse Craft - Waynesfield - p. 16 Eclipse T-Shirts - Multiple Libraries - pp. 8, 11, 13 Eclipse Info Session with Mark Casazza - Multiple Libraries - p. 11 Eclipse Week - All Libraries - p. 11 Solar Eclipse Party - Cridersville - p. 11 Eclipse Family Night - Minster - p. 10 Kids Cupcake Decorating: Eclipse Cupcakes - Wapakoneta - p. 16 Kids Space Bingo - Wapakoneta - p. 16 Please note: Some events require registration. Find each event’s description (including dates, times, ages, and registration information) on the page number listed above. Summer Reading Challenge Coming Soon! - June 1 - July 15, 2024 Get ready for a wild adventure this summer, featuring live animals, performers, great prizes, and awesome stories. Fun for all ages starts in June at your library. Stay tuned for more info. 18 Eclipse Special Events Find more info throughout this booklet on specific events related to the Eclipse marked by orange boxes.

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 19

419–738–2921 • • 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 Solar Eclipse Events A total solar eclipse will be visible in our area on Monday, April 8. To commemorate this rare occasion, the libraries will provide free eclipse glasses and many programs leading up to the event. Learn more on page 17 & at Libraries Closed: Monday, April 8 Monday, May 27 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.