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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar October 2, 2019     issue Issue 25



New this year in place of Teen Read Week is TeenTober. Encourage the teens in your life to use the library by attending our many programs for teens and/or checking out physical and digital materials.


Graham Cracker

Haunted House Contest

Get creative and build a haunted house using graham crackers and whatever else you can find or think of. All ages may participate; submit your entry by October 26.


Scary Short Story Contest

Adults are invited to submit your story at the library or by email to by October 25.




Nerf Zombie Apocalypse Teen After Hours Event

November 8 from 6-10 p.m. Open to grades 6-12. Pre-registration required; spaces are limited!


Trick or Treat

Scavenger Hunt

October 24 from 5-7 p.m. Join in on this fun scavenger hunt through the library for some sweet treats!


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

All programs are free!

 Pinterest Craft (autumn leaf votives ) - October 2  at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. (Registration Required)

Teen Table Top Gaming - October 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Adult Table Top Gaming - October 3 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Book Chatter (no required reading) - October 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Scrapbooking & More - October 4 at 1:00 p.m.

LEGO Club - October 5 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spooktacular - October 5 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. (Aumiller Park)

Book Bingo - October 9 at 1:00 p.m.

Movie Night (Corpse Bride) - October 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Food Fanatics Book Club  - October 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Rebels Against Reality Science Fiction Book Club  - October 14 at 6:00 p.m.

BookMarkers Book Club - October 15 at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Library Resources Program - October 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Teen Table Top Gaming - October 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Crime Time Mystery Book Club  - October 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Adult Table Top Game Night - October 17 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Genealogy Drop-In - October 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Lowe Volk Family Halloween Event - October 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Lowe Volk Park)

Nachos Day - October 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Craft It - October 22 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Stories 'n Stitches Book Club - October 30 at 10:00 a.m.

Cursive Writing Class - October 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Adult Painting Class - October 31 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 Tuesday: Chess Club at 4:30 p.m.

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.

Music, Movement, and More: Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.

Story Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.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 RBdigital, which  is the world's largest newsstand, offering more than 50 full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. The collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

This resource is free for BPL cardholders.   Find more detailed information and get started here.

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


Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends by Mike Reiss

At a local zoo, a turtle and tortoise struggle for decades to reconcile their differences until, one day, they need to depend on each other.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog (See 3 copies owned by our new consortium!)
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Picture book, 32 pages, recommended for young children/early elementary

Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists. 


Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Juvenile nonfiction, 223 pages, recommended for upper elementary

White Rose by Kip Wilson

Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose. A non-violent resistance group, they write and distribute anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. When Sophie and her brother are arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators, they know that speaking out against Hitler's regime is punishable by death. Is it too late to try to save their lives?

Stolen Things by R.H. Herron

Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for almost two decades, but nothing in her nearly twenty years of experience could prepare her for the worst call of her career—her teenage daughter, Jojo, is on the other end of the line. She is drugged, disoriented, and in pain, and even though the whole police department springs into action, there is nothing Laurie can do to help. As Jojo and Laurie begin digging into Jojo's friend Harper’s private messages on social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, they uncover a conspiracy far bigger than they ever could have imagined. With the chances of finding Harper unharmed slipping away, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves, not even the police department they’ve long considered family . . . and time is running out.
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
  Mystery/thriller, 368 pages, recommended for adults