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PROGRAMS j SERVICES Winter 2023 November - December 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. New Knoxville Book Club - First Thursdays 6-7PM Nov. 2 - I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys Dec. 7 - Verity by Colleen Hoover Wapak Friday Morning Book Group - First Fridays 10-11AM Nov. 3 - Fairy Tale by Stephen King Dec. 1 - Big Trouble by Dave Barry Wapak Monday Evening Traveling Book Group - First Mondays 6-7PM Nov. 6 - Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza @ La Grande Dec. 4 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes @ the Library New Bremen Book Club - First Tuesdays 6-7PM Nov. 7 - The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Dec. 5 - Book Lovers by Emily Henry Waynesfield Southern Charm Book Group - Third Tuesdays 4:30-5:30PM Nov. 21 - All the Forgivenesses by Elizbeth Hardinger Dec. 19 - Southern Fried by Cathy Pickens Minster Library Book Club - Fourth Wednesdays 2-3PM Nov. - Taste by Stanley Tucci (call for a new date) Cridersville Book Club @ the Library - Fourth Thursdays 1:30-2:30PM Nov. 16 - Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen (held on third Thursday due to Thanksgiving) Dec. 28 - Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini 6

Digital eBook Borrowing Wapakoneta, Sat. Nov. 4 - 10AM-12PM Learn how to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and more through the Ohio Digital Library on the Libby app. Bring your eReader, phone, or tablet. 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 Monday, Nov. 6 & 20 and Dec. 4 & 18 Minster, New Bremen & New Knoxville Monday, Nov. 13 & 27 and Dec. 11 & Tuesday, Dec. 26 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 Holiday Dessert “Bar” Crawl New Knoxville, Weds. Nov. 8 - 6-7PM Sample different dessert bars and other treats in time for the holidays! Bring your own dessert (& a copy of the recipe) or just come to sample others. Registration appreciated. Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current project and chat with other knitters. Tuesdays, Nov. 14 at 6-7PM & Dec. 12 at 6-7PM 7

Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one-of-a-kind crafts at no cost to you! Fall Welcome Sign - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Nov. 9 - 1-2PM Alcohol Ink Scarf- Registration required. Waynesfield - Thursday, Nov. 9 - 5-6PM Tuesday, Nov. 28 - 5-6PM Holiday Gift Card Holders - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Nov. 27 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Nov. 28 - 1-2:30PM Christmas Wreath - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, Dec. 14 - 1-2PM Fan Blade Painting - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, Dec. 18 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, Dec. 19 - 1-2:30PM Workshop with Modern Plantsman Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Nov. 14 - 5:30-6:30PM Join us for a special “Houseplant 101” workshop with our friends from Modern Plantsman in downtown Wapakoneta. Learn tips & tricks of choosing and growing plants in your home. Then, pot your own plant to take home! Sponsored by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Registration required. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls Wapakoneta In partnership with Auglaize County Council on Aging, the Library will be hosting an 8-week series designed to reduce the fear of falling in older adults, set goals for increasing activity levels, and make small changes to reduce fall risks at home. Limited space. Registration required. Wednesdays in December & January - 1-3PM Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, & Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 Favorite Things Bingo Waynesfield, Thursday, Dec. 14 - 5-6PM Bingo!! Bring 2 wrapped of your favorite items that cost $2 or less to use as bingo prizes for the group. Registration required. 8 Adults are also welcome to join in all the MIXED AGES events starting on p. 9.

Gratitude Leaves Multiple Branches Stop into the library before Thanksgiving to make marbled clay gratitude leaves. First come, first served as long as supplies last. New Knoxville - Nov. 1-22 - During open hours. New Bremen - Nov. 2-21 - During open hours. 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 be provided. Geared to ages 5-10, but siblings are welcome also. Registration required. First Wednesdays - 1-2PM - Nov. 1 & Dec. 6 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 treat on top. All ages. Thursdays in November - 5-5:30PM - Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 Family Night at Minster Library Minster Sign up your family to create a special craft for the holiday season. Families welcome. Registration required. Three sessions available per month - 4-5PM, 5-6PM, 6-7PM Monday, Nov. 13 & Monday, Dec. 11 9

Sketches & Snacks Multiple Branches Dust off your drawing skills and enjoy these holiday sketches AND a snack! Registration required. Cridersville - Tuesday, Nov. 14 - 4-5PM Tuesday, Dec. 12 - 4-5PM Wapakoneta - Thursday, Nov. 16 - 5:30-6PM Children’s Hometown Holiday Present Hunt Wapakoneta, Saturday, Dec. 2 - 10AM-12PM Stop into the Library during the Children’s Hometown Holiday festivities downtown and try your luck at our present hunt! Search for all 12 presents and win a small prize. Watercolor Tree Multiple Branches Make a watercolor torn page holiday tree. All ages. First come, first served as long as supplies last. New Bremen - Dec. 4-7 - During open hours New Knoxville - Dec. 4-7 - During open hours Escape Room - Trapped in a Snow Globe Multiple Branches Escape the snow globe by solving a collection of puzzles and riddles in the library. Sign up to see if you can escape in time or be trapped behind glass forever. Best for school ages & older. Registration required. New Bremen - Dec. 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18, 19, 28 - 4PM, 5PM, & 6PM New Knoxville - Dec. 4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 27, 28 - 4PM, 5PM, & 6PM Paint a Christmas Ornament Waynesfield, Tuesday, Dec. 12 - 4-5PM Cilla’s Ceramics will be here to offer kids and teens ceramic ornaments to hand paint. Best for 4 & up. Parent supervision required. Registration required. 10

Gingerbread House Ornament Multiple Branches Create an adorable gingerbread house ornament with us. All ages welcome. Registration required. New Knoxville - Wednesday, Dec. 13 - 2-6PM New Bremen - Thursday, Dec. 14 - 2-5:30PM Homemade Fudge Gift Multiple Branches Make a cup of homemade chocolate fudge to give as a gift this year! The library will provide the ingredients, containers, and toppings. All ages welcome. Registration required. New Knoxville - Wednesday, Dec. 20 - 4-5:30PM New Bremen - Thursday, Dec. 21 - 4-5:30PM Movie Night: Frozen Wapakoneta, Wednesday, Dec. 20 - 4:30-6:30PM Celebrate Frozen’s 10-year icy anniversary at the library! Snacks provided. Registration required. Christmas Cookie Decorating Cridersville, Thursday, Dec. 21 - 2-4PM Come join in the fun and decorate a yummy Christmas cookie! Registration required. Escape Room Wapakoneta Search the room, solve the puzzles, and get unlocked before time is up! Best for school ages and up. 8 person limit per time slot. Registration required. Tuesday, Dec. 26 - 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, & 3PM Wednesday, Dec. 27 - 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, & 3PM Thursday, Dec. 28 - 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, & 5PM Family Classic Movie: The Sandlot Waynesfield, Thursday, Dec. 28 - 2-4PM Get out of the house on Christmas break and enjoy the family classic movie The Sandlot, rated PG. 11

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 Nov. 8 & Dec. 13 Shrinky Dinks - Teen/Tween Craft Night Wapakoneta, Monday, Nov. 13 - 4-5PM Design your own art, bake it, and create your own shrinky dinks to take home! For tweens and teens. Registration required. VolunTEEN/VolunTWEEN Program Monthly, Wapakoneta Grades 5-9 can volunteer to help out at the library. Duties vary. Third Wednesdays - 4-5PM Nov. 15 (none in Dec.) Yarn Stick Christmas Trees - Teen/Tween Craft Night Wapakoneta, Thursday, Dec. 14 4-5PM Create your own Christmas tree from twigs, yarn, and random doodads. For tweens and teens. Registration required. 12

Storytime Weekly, Multiple Branches Little ones & caretakers can enjoy stories, songs, & more during our weekly storytimes at every library location! New Knoxville - Wednesdays at 10:30-11AM (closed 11/29) New Bremen - Thursday Mornings at 10:30-11AM (closed 11/23) Thursday Evenings at 6:30-7PM (closed 11/23) Cridersville - Mondays at 10:30-11:15AM (closed 12/25, 1/1) Minster - Tuesdays at 10:30-11AM Wapakoneta - Tuesdays at 10:30-11AM Waynesfield - Tuesdays at 10:45-11:15AM Paint Your Own Turkey: Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta Paint your own ceramic turkey in time for Thanksgiving! Especially for kids. Registration required. Thursday, Nov. 2 - 5-5:30PM Monday, Nov. 6 - 5:30-6PM Lego Club Monthly, Minster Build with friends each month after school. Snack provided & 1 small LEGO kit will be given away each month. Kdg & up. First Tuesdays, Nov. 7 & Dec. 5 3:30-4:30PM 13 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 (11/9, 12/14, 12/28)

Kids Thankful Yoga Night Wapakoneta, Monday, Nov. 20 - 5:30-6:15PM Join us for an evening of thankfulness and yoga! Caregivers may bring their own mat and join in. Kids mats are provided by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Registration required. Lima Symphony Orchestra Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Nov. 21 - 10:30-11:15AM Our friends from the Lima Symphony Orchestra will present a special storytime for littles and their families featuring stories and music performed by orchestra members. Preschool of Rock Wapakoneta Alexa Kemmann of Blooming Bridge Music Therapy, LLC, will host a preschool music enrichment program aimed for ages 2-5 and their caregivers using music and instruments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Registration required. First & Third Tuesdays in December, January, & February - 6-6:30PM Dec. 5 & 19, Jan. 2 & 16, Feb. 6 & 20 Kids Winter Tree Painting Wapakoneta Paint your own watercolor winter tree. Registration required. Thursday, Dec. 7 - 5-5:30PM Thursday, Dec. 28 - 5:30-6PM Kids Cupcake Decorating: Reindeer Cupcakes Wapakoneta, Monday, Dec. 11 - 5-5:30PM Decorate your own simple reindeer face on yummy cupcakes to enjoy! Registration required. Baby & Toddler Winter Playdate Waynesfield, Tuesday, Dec. 26 - 10:45-11:30AM Families with babies and toddlers are welcome to meet up and play at the library. Enjoy our pretend play stations, explore, meet new friends, and pick out a book or two! Don't miss all the great events for families & MIXED AGES starting on p. 9. 14

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

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 Read-Alongs for Checkout Read-Alongs are hardcover books with an included player inside the cover with the audiobook of the title ready for playing, great for readers who are learning to read or those who get distracted easily. Read-Alongs are available to check out at all 6 libraries. Learn more at Libraries Closed: November 23 & 29 December 23, 25, 30 January 1 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.