Mar-May 2023

PROGRAMS & SERVICES Spring 2023 March - April - May Auglaize County Libraries

3 Your Library Card 4 Library Locations & Hours 5 Adult Events 8 Summer Reading 9 Teen Events 10 eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 11 Mixed Ages Events 14 Kids Events 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 (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

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 Knoxville Book Club - First Thursdays 6-7PM Mar. 2 - Becoming by Michelle Obama Apr. 6 - Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid May 4 - Run Rose Run by James Patterson & Dolly Parton Wapak Friday Morning Book Group - First Fridays 10-11AM Mar. 3 - Father of the Rain by Lily King Apr. 7 - The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey May 5 - Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe Wapak Monday Evening Traveling Book Group - First Mondays 6-7PM Mar. 6 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer @ Happy Daz Apr. 3 - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman @ TBD May 1 - The Humans by Matt Haig @ TBD New Bremen Book Club - First Tuesdays 6-7PM Mar. 7 - The Postmistress by Sarah Blake Apr. 4 - Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf May 2 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Waynesfield Southern Charm Book Group - Third Tuesdays 4:30-5:30PM Mar. 21 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker Apr. 18 - The Pelican Brief by John Grisham May 16 - Forrest Gump by Winston Groom Continued on next page... 5

Book Clubs (continued) Minster Library Book Club - Fourth Wednesdays 2-3PM Mar. 22 - The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle Apr. 26 - Woman 99 by Greer Macallister May 24 - French Braid by Anne Tyler Cridersville Book Club @ the Library - Thursdays 1:30-2:30PM Mar. 23 - One for the Money by Janet Evanovich Apr. 27 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig May 25 - The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford Digital eBook Borrowing Wapakoneta, Saturday, Mar. 4 - 10AM-12PM Did you know you can check out books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and more on your phone or tablet for free with just your library card? Learn how to access the Ohio Digital Library via the website and the Libby app. 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. Appointment times vary. Registration required. Wapakoneta, Cridersville, & Waynesfield Mondays - Mar. 6 & 20; Apr. 6 & 20; May 1 & 15 Minster, New Bremen & New Knoxville Mondays - Mar. 13 & 27; Apr. 13 & 27; May 8 & 22 Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current project and chat with other knitters. First Tuesdays, 5-6PM 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 6

Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one-of-a-kind crafts at no cost to you! Welcome Sign - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Mar. 9 - 2-3PM Thursday, Mar. 9 - 6-7PM Dandelion Art - Registration required. Waynesfield - Thursday, Mar. 9 - 5-6PM Tuesday, Mar. 28 - 5:30-6:30PM Felt Keychains - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Mar. 27 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Mar. 28 - 1-2:30PM Flower Suncatchers - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Apr. 13 - 2-3PM Thursday, Apr. 13 - 6-7PM Lavender Flowers in Acrylic- Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Apr. 24 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Apr. 25 - 1-2:30PM Wine Bottle Citronella Torches - Registration required. Waynesfield - Thursday, May 11 - 5-6PM Tuesday, May 23 - 5-6PM Bottle Cap Flower Sign - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, May 22 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, May 23 - 1-2:30PM Garden Bingo Waynesfield Join friends in bingo to win gardenthemed tools and prizes! Registration required. Thursday, Apr. 13 - 5-6PM Tuesday, Apr. 25 - 5-6PM Jeopardy Trivia Night Wapakoneta, Monday, Apr. 17 - 5:30-6:30PM Bring your friends for this fun trivia night--Jeopardy style! Snacks & drinks will be provided. Sign up your own team or join a team when you arrive. Registration required. 7

Begins June 1, 2023 Summer is right around the corner and so is the Summer Reading Program! Summer Reading for all ages kicks off on June 1 and runs through July 17. Join in "All Together Now" this summer with awesome entertainers, experiments, creative crafts, reading challenges, scavenger hunts, great prizes, and more all at your Library! Watch our website at for more info. Download the Beanstack Tracking App to get ready. 8 Author Visit: Vonnetta Mayo Wapakoneta, Saturday, Apr. 29 - 10:30AM-12PM Author Vonnetta Mayo aims to teach people about African-American history with a Christian foundation. Vonnetta will share from her latest two books. Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Computer Basics Wapakoneta, Saturday, May 6 - 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.

Movie Night Wapakoneta, Thursday, Mar. 2 - 5-7PM Enjoy snacks & drinks while watching The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water! Rated PG. Lego Robotics Club: EV3 Class Multiple Branches Grades 3-7 can sign up for a 3-week in-depth class on the EV3 Lego Robotics system this spring. Join Fred our Tech Guru as he teaches the building and programming of awesome robots! Registration required. Waynesfield - Tuesdays in March - Mar. 7, 14, 21 - 4-5:30PM Minster - Wednesdays in March - Mar. 8, 15, 22 - 4-5:30PM New Knoxville - Thursdays in March - Mar. 9, 16, 23 - 4-5:30PM New Bremen - Tuesdays in April - Apr. 4, 11, 18 - 4-5:30PM Wapakoneta - Wednesdays in April - Apr. 5, 12, 19 - 4-5:30PM Cridersville- Thursdays in April - Apr. 6, 13, 20 - 4-5:30PM VolunTEEN/VolunTWEEN Program Monthly, Wapakoneta 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 Mar. 15, Apr. 19, & May 17 9

Felt Keychains Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Mar. 21 - 4-5PM Make some super cute keychains out of felt. What will you make? Art Class Multiple Locations Teens & tweens are invited to exercise their creativity in this monthly Art Class at the library. No registration required. New Knoxville - Wednesdays 3:30-4:30PM Mar. 22 & Apr. 26 New Bremen - Mondays 6-7PM Mar. 27 & Apr. 24 Giant Jenga Wapakoneta Bring your friends or join a team in playing a game of giant Jenga! Snacks and drinks provided. Thursday, Apr. 27 - 3:30-4:30PM Thursday, May 18 - 3:30-4:30PM Looking for Dungeons & Dragons events? Find more on page 12. 10 eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 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.

Kids Yoga Night Wapakoneta, Thursday, Mar. 2 - 5:30-6:15PM Children and their caregivers alike are all welcome to bring a mat or borrow ours for an evening full of fun, laughter, and yoga! Mats sponsored by Friends of the Library. Registration required. 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 4/10) Minecraft Escape Room Multiple Branches Be ready for adventure and see if you can escape the world of Minecraft by solving puzzles to beat the clock! Great event for families, friends, adults, kids, teens--everyone! One hour time slots. Registration required. New Knoxville - Mondays & Wednesdays in March - 4-7PM New Bremen - Tuesdays & Thursdays in March - 4-7PM (not 3/21) Pixel Art Monthly, Multiple Branches Drop in each month in to create a pixel artwork with Perler beads. Cridersville - 4-6PM - Mar. 13 & 27 and Apr. 10 & 24 (no May) Wapakoneta - 3:15-4:15PM - Mar. 8 & Apr. 12 & May 10 11

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 March - 5-5:30PM - Mar. 9, 16, & 23 Family Night - Little Peep's Easter House Minster, Monday, Mar. 13 Bring the fam to the library for a night of crafty fun! Make a home for a marshmallow Peep out of sweets! For all ages. One craft per family. Registration required. 4-5PM, 5-6PM, & 6-7PM Family Game Night Wapakoneta, Monday, Mar. 13 - 4:30-6:30PM Choose between card games, board games, puzzles, & tabletop fun. Try out a new game or a tried-and-true one. Snacks provided. Families invited. Registration required. Cookies and Crafts Cridersville Sign up to create a craft and snack on some cookies. 30-minute time slots. Children through teens are welcome. Registration required. Tuesday, Mar. 14 - 3-6:30PM Thursday, Mar. 16 - 3-6:30PM Kids Play D&D Monthly, New Bremen Kids and tweens (recommended 10-13 yrs) are invited to try out a shorter kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons experience. Once monthly. Registration required. Third Tuesdays - 4-5PM - Mar. 21, Apr. 18, & May 16 D&D Night! Monthly, 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. Third Tuesdays - 6-8PM - Mar. 21, Apr. 18, & May 16 12

Family Pokémon Bingo Wapakoneta, Monday, Mar. 27 - 5:30-6:15PM "Gotta catch 'em all!" If you love Pokémon, there's no better place to be! Join friends and family to play bingo, Pokémon-style! All ages welcome. Registration required. 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, Apr. 11 - 10:30-11:15AM New Bremen - Thursday, May 18 - 6:30-7PM Family Craft Time Multiple Branches Families are invited to join together at the library to create a whimsical fairy garden. One craft per family unit. Supplies limited. Registration required. New Knoxville - Wednesday, Apr. 12 - 3:30-6PM New Bremen - Thursday, Apr. 13 - 3:30-6PM Family Movie Night: Slumberland Wapakoneta, Thursday, Apr. 20 - 4:30-6:30PM Take off on a wild adventure in Slumberland! Rated PG. Snacks provided. Movie held in Conference Room 3. Registration required. Kids Trivia Night Wapakoneta, Monday, May 8 - 5:30-6:15PM Test your knowledge at this fun trivia night for kiddos through teens and their families. Registration required. Summer Reading 101 Waynesfield, Tuesday, May 16 - 4-5PM Drop in for a full Q&A session on our upcoming Summer Reading Program that kicks off on June 1. Sign up for Summer Reading while you're here and complete a scavenger hunt. For all ages. 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 5/29) Minster - Tuesday Mornings at 10:30-11AM (not in May) 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 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 - Mar. 7, Apr. 4, & May 2 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 Mar. 9 & 23 and Apr. 13 & 27 & May 11 & 25 14

Air Dry Clay - Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta Sign up to reserve your spot to mold your own clay creation. Registration required. Thursday, Mar. 16 - 5:30-6:15PM Monday, Mar. 20 - 5-5:45PM Celebrate Kindness Minster Join us for this fun afterschool program for 3rd & 4th graders to celebrate kindness. Snacks provided. Monday, Apr. 3 - 3:30-4:30PM & 4:30-5:30PM Tuesday, Apr. 4 - 3:30-4:30PM & 4:30-5:30PM Mixed Media Flower - Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta Meet us in the Event Room to create flowers out of paper, poms, paint, and more! Registration required. Monday, Apr. 3 - 5-5:45PM Thursday, Apr. 13 - 5:30-6:15PM String Art Painting - Kids Club Waynesfield, Tuesday, Apr. 11 - 4-5PM Drop in to Kids Club hour to create a on-of-a-kind artwork with string and paint. Snacks provided. Stories & Sundaes Minster Kindergarten and older students are invited to join us for stories afterschool on Mondays in May while enjoying an ice cream sundae! Registration required. Mondays in May 3:30-4PM May 8, 15, & 22 15

419-738-2921 • • Summer Reading is Coming Summer Reading returns to your Library June 1 - July 17. This challenge for all ages features events, activities, and prizes for all ages throughout the summer: Learn more on page 5 & at 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 Libraries Closed: Friday, April 7 at 3PM Monday, May 29 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.