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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendarAugust  1, 2019     issue Issue 23


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!


Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots Now Available!

Perfect for your vacations and summer homework, check out our NEW mobile wi-fi hotspots today!


Closures for Bratwurst Festival

The library will close early on Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. and be closed on Saturday, August 17.


NEW Technology/STEM Programs

Learn about STEM and Technology this month with programs brought to you by Summer Intern, Jackson Moody.


Stuffed Raccoon Workshop

From the story The Kissing Hand, children are invited to make their own stuffed raccoon. Pre-registration is required: please call or stop by the library to register. Spots are limited! Brought to you by the Noah's Ark Animal Workshop and the Friends of the Library.


Family Book and School Supplies Bingo

Play Bingo for a chance to win a book, DVD, or school supply! An event for all ages.


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

All programs are free!

 Book Chatter (no required reading) - August 2 at 10:00 am

Scrapbooking & More - August 2 at 1:00 pm

First Friday - August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm (downtown Bucyrus)

LEGO Club - August 3 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Pinterest Craft (mug decorating) - August 7  at 1:00 and 5:00 pm (Registration Required)

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

New Movie Night - August 8 at 5:00 pm

Food Fanatics Book Club (Beach House Cookbook) - August 9 at 10:00 am

Rebels Against Reality Science Fiction Book Club (The Gunslinger) - August 12 at 6:00 pm

Crime Time Mystery Book Club  - August 15 at 2:00 pm

Genealogy Drop-In - August 16 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Summer Reading Book Tasting - August 20 at 2:30 and 6 pm

Teen Table Top Gaming - August 21 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Stories and Stitches Book Club (Slices of Life) - August 28 at 10:00 am

Cursive Writing Class for all ages - August 28 at 4:00 pm

Adult Painting Class - August 29 from 12:30-2:00 pm (Registration Required)

Monday through Friday: Free Summer Lunch for Kids up to age 18 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm until August 8.

Every Monday: Coloring for Relaxation at 4:00 pm

Every Monday and Friday: Yoga at 4:30 pm

Every Thursday: Sit and Stitch at 1:00 pm

Storytime and Music, Movement, & More will resume in September.

Click here to view our full calendar on our website!


Library Resource of the Month

Did you know that the library provides several free resources for you? This month's featured library resource is hoopla, which  enables users to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music, movies, and television shows. BPL cardholders may borrow up to 10 items per calendar month. 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.


The Pigeon Has to Go to School! by Mo Willems

The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog (See 6 copies owned by our new consortium!)
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Picture book, 40 pages, recommended for early elementary

The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow

Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit and Balloons Over Broadway.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog  (See 6 copies owned by our new consortium!)
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Picture book, juvenile nonfiction, 48 pages, recommended for elementary

Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid

Dumped by her boyfriend the summer after senior year, teen love and relationship columnist Lu Charles has hit a wall with her writing. The words just won't come to her like they used to and if she doesn't find a topic for her column, she'll lose her gig at hip online magazine Misnomer, and the college scholarship that goes along with it. Her best friend, Pete, thinks she should write through her own pain, but when Lu overhears another couple planning a precollege breakup just like hers, she becomes convinced that they're the answer to cracking her writer's block. 

The Pioneers by David McCullough

In the Treaty of Paris, Great Britain recognized the new United States of America. They also ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough uses five historical personages to tell the uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog (See 14 copies owned by our new consortium!)
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Historical nonfiction, 352 pages, recommended for adults