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PROGRAMS & SERVICES Winter 2024 January – February Auglaize County Libraries

3 Your Library Card 4 Library Locations & Hours 5 Adult Events 9 Mixed Ages Events 11 Teen Events 12 Kids Events 14 Winter Reading Challenge 15 eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 16 Support the Library

Your Library Card Find more at auglaizelibraries.org 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 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 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

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 Bremen Book Club – First Tuesdays 6–7PM Jan. 2 – Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand Feb. 6 – Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Wapak Monday Evening Traveling Book Group – First Mondays 6–7PM Jan. 2 – Surprise book from December @ Bob Evans Feb. 5 – Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Marais @ Happy Daz New Knoxville Book Club – First Thursdays 6–7PM Jan. 4 – The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan Feb. 1 – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Wapak Friday Morning Book Group – First Fridays 10–11AM Jan. 5 – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Feb. 1 – Chocolat by Joanne Harris Waynesfield Southern Charm Book Group – Third Tuesdays 4:30–5:30PM Jan. 16 – The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Feb. 20 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Minster Library Book Club – Fourth Wednesdays 2–3PM Jan. 24 – The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth Feb. 28 – The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel Cridersville Book Club @ the Library – Fourth Thursdays 1:30–2:30PM Jan. 25 – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Feb. 22 – Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan 5

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 January – 1–3PM Jan. 3, 10, 17, and 24 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, Jan. 8 & 22 and Feb. 5 & 19 Minster, New Bremen & New Knoxville Tuesday, Jan. 16 & Monday, Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 & 26 Euchre at the Library Biweekly, Wapakoneta Join us in the Community Room for a friendly game of euchre, but bring your game face! Euchre will be held four times a month–– twice in the afternoon and twice in the evening during the second and fourth weeks. Euchre Evenings – Second & Fourth Mondays – 4–6PM Jan. 8, 22 & Feb. 12, 26 Euchre Afternoons – Second & Fourth Thursdays – 1–3PM Jan. 11, 25 & Feb. 8, 22 Author Talk: Tasha Sheipline Wapakoneta, Monday, Jan. 8 – 5–6:30PM Local author Tasha Sheipline will discuss her debut book Dark Palace: The Whispers. Join us to hear about her writing process, her research, and the path to publication. 6 Adults are also welcome to join in all the MIXED AGES events starting on the p. 9.

Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current projet and chat with other knitters. Second Tuesdays, 6–7PM Jan. 12 & Feb. 9 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 Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one–of–a–kind crafts at no cost to you! Salt Shaker Snowman – Registration required. Waynesfield – Thursday, Jan. 11 – 5–6PM Tuesday, Jan. 23 – 5–6PM Gratitude Journals– Registration required. Cridersville – Thursday, Jan. 18 – 1–2PM Monday, Jan. 22 – 5–6PM Pipe Cleaner Flowers – Registration required. Wapakoneta – Monday, Jan. 29 – 5–6:30PM Tuesday, Jan. 30 – 1–2:30PM Macramé Gnome – Registration required. Waynesfield – Thursday, Feb. 8 – 5–6PM Tuesday, Feb. 27 – 5–6PM Jar Snowman – Registration required. Cridersville – Thursday, Feb. 15 – 1–2PM Monday, Feb. 26 – 5–6PM String Art – Registration required. Wapakoneta – Monday, Feb. 26 – 5–6:30PM Tuesday, Feb. 27 – 1–2:30PM 7

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. Thursdays, 4–5PM – Jan. 18 & Feb. 22 Beginner’s Crochet Class Monthly, Wapakoneta Learn something fun and new. We will cover basic stitches and techniques. Please bring a G or H crochet hook and peaches and cream cotton crochet thread. Registration required. Last Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30PM – Jan. 30 & Feb. 27 Chocolate and Coffee Pairings with NB Coffee Shop New Knoxville, Thursday, Feb. 8 – 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 at the New Knoxville Community Library. Limited space. Registration required. Ice Cream Tasting with Krave Creamery Wapakoneta, Monday, Feb. 12 – 7–8PM Enjoy an afterhours special event at the Wapak Library with Dena Wireman of Krave Creamery as we taste 4 flavors of ice cream and learn about the process of making this sweet treat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Limited space. Registration required. 8

Winter Reading Weeks at Waynesfield Waynesfield Celebrate Winter Reading with a different focus each week. Jan. 2–6 – Wear Something to the Library Jan. 8–13 – Check Out a Book with a Blue Cover Jan. 16–20 – Bring Something Blue to Share with Library Staff Jan. 22–30 – Find Bluey in the Library Bluey Watch Party Waynesfield, Tuesday, Jan. 2 – 10:30–11:30AM Rise and shine with your favorite blue heeler squad! Movie Matinee: Abominable Cridersville, Tuesday, Jan. 2 – 2–4PM Enjoy your last day of Christmas break with the PG-rated family film Abominable and popcorn! 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 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 7 9

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. Create a Snowman – Jan. 8 – 4–5PM, 5–6PM, 6–7PM Valentine’s Candy Tree – Feb. 12 – 4–5PM, 5–6PM, 6–7PM Sketches & Snacks Multiple Branches Learn to draw fun & easy sketches AND enjoy a snack! Registration required. Cridersville – Tuesdays, 4–5PM – Jan. 9, Feb. 13 Waynesfield – Tuesdays, 4–5PM – Jan. 9, Feb. 13 “Souper” Bowl Day Waynesfield, Tuesday, Jan. 30 11AM–6PM Enjoy warm soup on a cold day. Pick whose soup is your favorite —Miss Pam’s or Miss Nancy’s? Interactive Movie Kits Cridersville, All February long Pick up a kit to take home to experience a movie with all your senses. Furnish your own movie, but the rest will be provided in your kit. First come, first serve. Limited supply. Family Night: Guess the Pizza Wapakoneta, Monday, Feb. 5 – 6–6:30PM How well do you know your pizza? Come as a family, get blindfolded, taste the pizzas, and guess which pizzeria they’re from! Registration required. Mardi Gras Party Waynesfield, Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 11AM–6PM Discover the wild world of Mardi Gras, savor tasty tunes, scrumptious bites, craft a funky mask, and snag some shiny beads. Drop-ins welcome. 10 COSI Water Science Kits All Locations Sign up starting January 1 to claim your free box full of water-themed STEM activities for grades K-8, made possible by a partnership between COSI and OLC (donation total value: $9.7k). 1 per household. Box pickup begins Monday, Jan. 22. and ends on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Dungeons & Dragons Biweekly, New Knoxville Enter the adventure in this six session series of fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Family friendly content for players 12 & up. Registration required. Mondays – Session A – 4–5PM – Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 5, 19, Mar. 4, 18 Session B – 6-8PM – Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 5, 19, Mar. 4, 18 Teen Game Time Monthly, Wapakoneta Board games, cards, snacks too! Grades 6-12. Drop-ins welcome. Tuesday, Jan. 16 – 3:30–5PM Thursday, Feb. 22 – 3:30–5PM Teens/Tweens NERF Battle Wapakoneta, Monday, Jan. 22 7–7:45PM Challenge your friends afterhours at the library for a NERF battle! Ammo provided. Bring your own blaster. Ages 11 & up. LEGO Charades Wapakoneta, Thursday, Feb. 8 – 4–5PM Get your teammates to guess whatever you build that’s depicted on your charades card from LEGO bricks. Who will win? Snacks & drinks provided. Registration required. 11 Pixel Art Monthly, Wapakoneta Design your own Perler Bead creation to take home. Wednesdays – 3:15–4:15PM Jan. 17 & Feb. 14 Felt Heart Hand Warmers: Teen Craft Wapakoneta, Tuesday, Feb. 6 4–5PM Keep warm this winter with these super cute felt hand warmers. Registration required.

Storytime Weekly, Multiple Branches Little ones & caretakers can enjoy stories, songs, & more during our weekly storytimes at every library location! 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 Cridersville – Mondays at 10:30–11:15AM (closed Jan. 1 & 15) 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, Jan. 2 & Feb. 6 – 3:30–4:30PM Preschool of Rock Biweekly, 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 – Jan. 2, 16, Feb. 6, 20 12

Kids Bluey Bingo Wapakoneta, Thursday, Jan. 4 – 5:30–6:15PM Calling all Bluey (and Bingo) fans! Enjoy a few fun rounds of bingo featuring our favorite blue heeler family. Prizes for bingo winners. Registration required. 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 - Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 22 Bluey Tie Dye Bag Wapakoneta Tie dye a bag in the Community Room! Add Bluey buttons if you’re feeling extra playful. Registration required. Thursday, Jan. 11 – 5–6PM Thursday, Jan. 18 – 5:30–6:30PM Kids No-Bake Cooking Class Wapakoneta Join us in the Event Room for a new food program featuring easy recipes for kids to make without “cooking.” Registration required. Apple Nachos – Thursday, Jan. 25 – 5–5:30PM & 5:30–6PM Kids Afterhours NERF War Wapakoneta, Monday, Jan. 29 – 7–7:45PM Kids, get ready! Bring your standard size NERF blaster—we’ll provide the ammo! Ages 10 and under welcome to play. Drop-ins welcome. Tissue Paper Heart Wreath: Kids Craft Night Wapakoneta Make your own heart wreath to use as decoration or a Valentine’s gift. Registration required. Thursday, Feb. 8 – 5:30–6PM Monday, Feb. 12 – 5–5:30PM Don't miss all the great events for families & MIXED AGES starting on p. 9. 13

Messy Movers Multiple Branches Jennifer Drees of Nurture Pediatric Occupational Therapy is offering developmental play classes at the libraries for infants and toddlers (as well as connection time for parents). Registration required. New Bremen – Monday, Feb. 12 – 10:30–11:30AM New Knoxville – Monday, Feb. 19 – 10:30–11:30AM Kids Cupcake Decorating: Owl Cupcakes Wapakoneta, Monday, Feb. 19 – 5–5:30PM Kids, come make the cutest owl cupcakes at the library this month— almost too cute to eat (but not really). Registration required. Kids Leap Day Extravaganza Wapakoneta, Thursday, Feb. 29 – 5:30–6:30PM We get an extra day this year—woohoo! Celebrate Leap Day with frog-themed activities, including origami, drawing, and playing leapfrog. Registration required. 14 Winter Reading Challenge auglaizelibraries.org/winter-reading January 1–31, 2024 Join the Winter Reading Bingo Challenge on Beanstack and Beat the Winter Blues! Keep a reading log, log your time, complete activities, and earn tickets for fun prizes. Free mobile app, available through the Apple/Android stores.

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 auglaizelibraries.org/digital 15

419–738–2921 • auglaizelibraries.org • 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 1 Monday, January 15 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. 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 14 & at auglaizelibraries.org/winter–reading.