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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar May 1, 2019     issue Issue 20


BPL Joins the Consortium of Ohio Libraries

Click below for more information about the new consortium!


2019 Summer Reading Program

Click below for more information about our 2019 Summer Reading Program for all ages!


Star Wars Party

Celebrate Star Wars Day at the library with door prizes, trivia, galactic snacks, and a movie!

Trivia contest starts at 11:15 a.m. and ends at 11:45. The movie will begin at 12:00 p.m.


Music, Movement, & More

MMM returns on May 6 and 7! Summer Session runs until July 15/16. Attend 7+ sessions and receive an instrument set at the end of the program! This program is sponsored by United Way.


Mommy & Me Painting

Please call the library to register for this program. Spaces are limited!


Pigeon's 16th Birthday Party

Celebrate as the Pigeon from Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus turns 16!


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

Pinterest Craft (brick painting) - May 1 at 1:00 and 5:00 pm .

Teen Table Top Game Nights - May 1 and 15 from 4:00-7:00 pm

Adult Table Top Game Nights - May 2 and 16  from 5:00-7:30 pm

Space Day (teen) - May 3 from 9:00 am-6:00 pm

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

Scrapbooking and More - May 3 at 1:00 pm

Star Wars Day (teen) - May 4 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm

LEGO Club - May 4 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Book Bingo - May 8 at 1:00 pm

Crime Time Mystery Book Club (Diva Runs Out of Thyme) - May 9 at 2:00 pm

Food Fanatics Book Club (Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook) - May 10 at 10:00 am

Genealogy Drop-In - May 10 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Rebels Against Reality Science Fiction Book Club (City of Ember) - May 13 at 6:30 pm

BookMarkers Book Club (The Nightingale ) - May 21 at 2:30 and 6:00 pm

19th Amendment Celebration (100th Anniversary) - May 21 from 4:00-7:00 pm (teen)

Stories and Stitches (Talk of the Town) - May 29 at 10:00 am

Cursive Writing Class for all ages - May 29 at 4:00 pm

Painting Class - May 30 from 12:30-2:00 pm (Registration Required)

Every Monday: Coloring for Relaxation at 4:00 pm and Yoga at 4:30 pm

Every Wednesday/Friday: Geri-Fit Senior Exercise from 11:00-11:45 am

Every Thursday: Sit and Stitch at 1:00 pm, Chess Club from 4:00-5:30 pm

Teen Craft: Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm, 

Click here to view our full calendar on our website!


Database of the Month

In mid 2018, Ohioans received access to 12 new resources. This month's featured new database is Fold3, which is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.  Find more detailed information here.

If you have questions about these resources, please make an appointment with Assistant Director Rebecca Wilden at 419-562-7327, ext. 106.


Black and White: the Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor  by Larry Dane Brimner

This book is set during the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth agitated for racial equality, while Commissioner Connor fought for the status quo.

Nonfiction/biography, 80 pages, recommended for upper elementary/middle school
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The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

The summer after senior year of high school, Briggs Henry works as a personal assistant to an eccentric elderly woman in a house on the shores of Lake Michigan, and finds himself distracted by the mysterious girl next door.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog
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  YA contemporary/romance, 391 pages, recommended for teens

All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding

Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband's death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness. But one of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life.

Adult fiction/thriller, 368 pages, recommended for adults
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Wild Card by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington clashes with a determined adversary in the latest non-stop thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods

Fiction/mystery, 320 pages, recommended for adults
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