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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar August 1, 2018     issue Issue 11


Don't miss the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale!

Bags of gently-used books will be sold for a donation. All proceeds benefit library programming throughout the year!


August Library Closures

Please note, the Bucyrus Public Library will be closed on Saturday, August 18 because of the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival. BPL will also close early on Thursday, August 16 at 6:00 pm. The library will be open normally on Friday, August 17 and will resume normal hours on Monday, August 20.   For your convenience, return boxes are available outside of the library 24/7. Library cardholders can still access materials from Hoopla and the Ohio Digital Library, as well as the online catalog and online databases even when the library is closed.


Scavenger Hunt Review

You'll get the scoop on where all the places included in this summer's Scavenger Hunt were located!


Food Fanatics

Special guest Kyle Seasel, Bucyrus Hospital dietician, will discuss gluten-free and other special diets .


National Smore Day

Teens are invited to celebrate National Smore Day.


We Will Rock You: The Early History of Popular Music

Welcome speaker Jim Bauer!


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

Pinterest (note boards) - Aug. 1 at 1:00 pm; pre-registration required

Book Chatter Book Club (no required reading) - August 3 at 10:00 am

Scrapbooking and Card Making - August 3 at 1:00 pm

LEGO Club/Preschool STEAM - August 4, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Book Bingo - August 8 at 1:00 pm

Teen Movie (Jurassic Park) - August 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Crime Time Book Club - August 9 at 2:00 pm (Dead and Breakfast)

National Monster Day - August 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Children's Area)

Teen Electronic Gaming - August 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Teen Table Top Gaming - August 22 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

No Stories 'n Stitches or BookMarkers Book Clubs this month. Hope to see you next month!

Summer Lunch Program - Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, age 18 and under until August 9

Coloring for Relaxation - Mondays at 4:00 pm

Qigong - Mondays at 4:30 pm

Tech Tuesdays - Tuesdays at 5:30 pm

Sit & Stitch - Thursdays at 1:00 pm

No Storytime or Music, Movement, and More this month. We hope to see your family after Labor Day!

Click here to view our full calendar on our website!


New Database of the Month 

On July 1, Ohioans received access to 11 new databases. This month's featured new database is Transparent Language Online. Through this resource you can learn to listen, read, speak, and write in over 100 languages or learn English for 25+ native languages.

Information on Ohio Web Library databases is provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). More detailed information is available here If you have questions about these resources, please make an appointment with Assistant Director Rebecca Wilden at 419-562-7327, ext. 106.


Kindergarrrten Bus

by Mike Ornstein  and Kevin Barry

After his parrot companion flies away, a rough and tough pirate experiences anxiety on his first day as a school bus driver, echoing some of the concerns expressed by the young students in his care.

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Fiction, picture book, 32 pages, recommended for young children/early elementary

Star Wars Maker Lab

by Liz Lee Heinecke and Cole Horton

Offers young Star Wars fans projects and experiments inspired by the Star Wars universe, including instructions on making Jabba slime, Kyber crystals, and an Ewok catapult.

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Juvenile nonfiction, 128 pages, recommended for upper elementary/tweens

Now You See Her by Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki

After a bizarre accident, Amelia wakes up in the body of her social media darling rival, Sophie, and she is forced to figure out what happened and how it ties to her mother's mysterious past before she can switch back.

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  YA fiction, contemporary/mystery, 320 pages, recommended for teens

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

A damaged couple in a troubled marriage grapple with the memories and mistakes they've made and secrets they've kept as they try to repair their love.

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Fiction, contemporary/romance, 320 pages, recommended for adults

Patron Spotlight

Congratulations to library patron Marilyn Smith for winning several prizes at the Crawford County Fair for items that she created at the Bucyrus Public Library! 

Top left and top center paintings were made at two of our spring painting classes. Top right item was made at one of our monthly Pinterest classes. Bottom right painting was made at our paint pouring class.

If you have a piece of information related to the Bucyrus area community that you would like to be included in a future newsletter,  please e-mail Rebecca at Thanks!