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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar September 3, 2019     issue Issue 24


Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Replace your lost library card for free all month long! Celebrate library card sign-up card month by using your card to check out library materials, both physical and digital, as well as participating in our many programs and activities for all ages!


Welcome, Stephanie Buchanan!

Stephanie began as Director on August 26.  She has previously served as the director of Bellevue Public Library for four years, and branch manager at the Huron County Community Library for 21 years. Please welcome Stephanie to Bucyrus and the library!


Farewell, Brenda Crider!

We are very grateful to Brenda for 32 years of service to the library and the community of Bucyrus.

During Brenda's tenure as Director the library district's boundaries were expanded, the tax levy was passed in May 2018, and the library joined the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) in May 2019.


Storytime is Back!

Storytime returns on September 10. The Fall/Winter session will be held until December 6. Story Time is held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 10:30-11:15 a.m.


Music, Movement, & More

is Back!

The Fall/Winter session runs from September 9/10 until November 11/12. Attend 7+ sessions and receive an instrument set at the end of the program! Brought to you by United Way.


Free Shred Day

Need documents shredded? The MARCA truck will be at the library on Friday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Batman Day

Calling all Batman fans! Join us for a cool Batman craft and celebration of all things Batman on Saturday, September 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

All programs are free!

 Pinterest Craft (embroidery hoop wreaths ) - September 4  at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. (Registration Required)

Teen Table Top Gaming - September 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Adult Table Top Gaming - September 5 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Book Chatter (no required reading) - September 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Scrapbooking & More - September 6 at 1:00 p.m.

First Friday - September 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (downtown Bucyrus)

LEGO Club - September 7 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Make & Take Grandparent Craft - September 7 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Norton Day - September 7 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Art Park and Historical Society)

Rebels Against Reality Science Fiction Book Club  - September 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Cruise Around the World Program with Pam Ballard - September 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Book Bingo - September 11 at 1:00 p.m.

New Movie Night - September 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Food Fanatics Book Club  - September 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Fortune Cookie Day/Friday the 13th Teen Program - September 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

BookMarkers Book Club - September 17 at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Teen Table Top Gaming - September 18 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Grandparent & Me Painting, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. (Registration Required)

Crime Time Mystery Book Club  - September 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Adult Table Top Game Night - September 19 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Genealogy Drop-In - September 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Cursive Writing Class - September 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Adult Painting Class - September 26 from 12:30-2:00 pm (Registration Required)

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

Teen Craft Times are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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 Learning, which  is a collection of more than 12,000 online courses. The topics range from computer programming to project management, including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. This resource is free for  BPL cardholders.  New is a requirement that you must have a LinkedIn account to use LinkedIn Learning.  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.


Truman by Jean Reidy

Truman the tortoise lives with his friend Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south. He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before. She boards the bus! Truman waits for her to return. He waits. And waits. And waits. And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems…impossible!.

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 young children/early elementary

The Perfect School Picture by Deborah Diesen

After planning for months to have the perfect school picture taken, a boy's moment of weakness ruins everything.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Picture book, 32 pages, recommended for elementary

The House Children by Heidi Daniele

In 1937 Ireland, unwed mothers were crimnals and giving birth was a considered a crime. Mary Margaret Joyce is one such child, lucky enough to have survived the harsh, cruel conditions of Certified Industrial School Saint Thomas, in Ballinasloe.

Smokescreen by Iris Johansen

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle, but she may be putting herself in more danger than she knows. A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help. Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers, many of them children, have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. Now, the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to heal. But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, more sinister plot. Isolated and unsure who she can trust, Eve finds herself stranded in an unstable country where violence threatens to break out again at any moment and with only her own instincts to rely on if she hopes to get home to her family alive.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog (See 9 copies owned by our new consortium!)
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Fiction/thriller, 422 pages, recommended for adults