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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar January 2, 2019     issue Issue 16


2019 Winter Reading Challenge

Looking for something to keep you busy after the holidays? All ages are invited to participate in the 2019 Winter Reading Challenge! Come to the library and pick up your Bingo sheets with different reading-related challenges to choose from.


New Movie Night

Enjoy a recently released film at Bucyrus Public Library on Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m.


Science Fiction Book Club

Science fiction lovers: bring your favorite book to share on Monday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m.


Cursive Class

People of all ages wanting to learn to write and read in cursive are invited to attend a new class on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m.


Study Participants Needed

Please contact the library if you are interested in participating in the strength training study.


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

Pinterest (Wood block snowmen) - Jan. 2 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

Teen Trivia Day - January 4 during library hours

Book Chatter Book Club (no assigned reading) - Jan. 4 at 10:00 am

Scrapbooking and More - January 4 at 1:00 pm

LEGO Club - January 5 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Book Bingo - January 9 at 1:00 pm

[Teen STEAM] Static Electricity Day - January 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Mystery Book Club - January 10 at 2:00 pm (Murder on a Girl's Night Out)

Food Fanatics Book Club - January 11 at 10:00 am ( Cooking Light Holiday Cookbook )

BookMarkers Book Club - January 15 at 2:30 and 6:00 pm (Behold the Dreamers)

[Teen STEAM] Make Your Own Strawberry Ice Cream Day - Jan. 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Teen Table Top Game Night - January 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

[Teen STEAM] Granola Bar Day - January 21 during library hours

Kids Mug Cakes - January 21 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm

[Teen STEAM] Bubblewrap Day - January 28 during library hours

Stories 'n Stitches Book Club - January 30 at 10:00 am (The Way We Were)

Coloring for Relaxation - Mondays at 4:00 pm

Qigong, Movement for All - Mondays at 4:30 pm

Tech Tuesdays - Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Sit & Stitch - Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Chess Club - Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Story Time - Mondays at 6:30 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:30 am
Please note: Story Time begins the week of January 7.

Winter session of Music, Movement, and More will resume on January 7 and 8. MMM occurs on Mondays from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm and Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 pm.

Preschool STEAM - open during library hours

[Teen STEAM] Craft (ribbon bookmarks) - Mondays and Thursdays from 3-5 pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm

Click here to view our full calendar on our website!

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New Database of the Month 

In mid 2018, Ohioans received access to 12 new resources. This month's featured new database is  Small Business Reference Center . It  offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It also includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.  

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.



Dear Evan Hansen: the novel  by Val Emmich

Based on the Tony Award winning musical, Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone's hero and a social media superstar after a chance encounter with Connor just before his suicide leads others to believe Evan was his only friend.

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  YA, contemporary fiction, 368 pages, recommended for teens

Cook Like a Pro by Ina Garten

Includes recipes for cocktails, soups & salads, dinner, vegetables & sides, dessert, and breakfast.

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  Nonfiction/cookbook, 267 pages, recommended for adults

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. 

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  Nonfiction/Christian, 256 pages, recommended for adults

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Falling in love during a pre-World War II Jersey Shore summer, two aspiring singers find their marriage tested when they must decide which of them will pursue career opportunities while the other stays at home to raise a family.

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  Historical fiction, recommended for adults

Community Spotlight

Crawford County Citizen Circles is a group of Crawford County citizens that meet with formerly incarcerated citizens to provide support and resources as they return to the community. They are seeking both Circle members and participants who are returned citizens. The program will meet at Job and Family Services in Bucyrus, starting in April. For more information, contact Angela Neef at or 419-563-1568.