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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar January 2, 2020     issue Issue 28


For every 3 books you read during this cold winter month, enter to win a copper kettle!




NEW Otaku Club

Are you an anime fan? Join our new Otaku club for ages 16+ on Tuesday, January 14 from 5-7 pm. We will plan activities for the year, which could include anime viewings, Japanese culture discussions, exotic snacks, and unboxing anime subscription boxes!


Music, Movement, & More and Preschool Story Time

For our youngest patrons, MMM and Story Time will begin the week of January 13.

Click the above picture for more information!


Cursive Writing Series

A free monthly series of classes for all ages.

Class time is 5-6 pm on these dates:

January 29, February 19, March 25, April 29, May 27, and June 24

Register by calling the library at 419-562-7327!


Book Clubs

The new year is a perfect time to join a book club! BPL offers several groups:

Book Chatter (No required reading)
Food Fanatics (Cookbook)
Rebels Against Reality (Science Fiction)
BookMarkers (LiteraryFiction/Nonfiction)
Stories and Stitches (Inspirational)

Call the library to reserve your copy!


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

All programs are free!

  Teen Trivia Day - January 3 all day

 Scrapbooking & More - January 3 at 1:00 p.m.

LEGO Club - January 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Book Bingo - January 8 at 1:00 p.m.

Teen Static Electricity Day - January 9 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

New Movie Night (2019 Lion King) - January 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Teen Morse Code Program - January 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Teen Table Top Gaming - January 15 and 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Adult Table Top Gaming - January 16 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

MLK Teen Movies - January 20 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Craft Swap  - January 23 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Teen Bubble Wrap Day - January 27 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Painting Class - January 30 at 1:00 p.m. (Pre-Registration Required)

Every Monday: Coloring for Relaxation at 4:00 pm

Every Monday and Friday: Yoga at 4:30 pm

Every Tuesday: Chess Club from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Every Thursday: Sit and Stitch at 1:00 p.m.

Teen Crafting 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. - no teen crafting times during teen programs or on January 2 and 10.

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 the newly digitized Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, which is available in the library only by visiting 

This resource is free. 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.


A Hundred Kisses Before Bedtime by Mack Gageldonk

Everyone needs a kiss good night! Before going to bed, Chick wants to give all the animals a good-night kiss. Meet the crocodile who's floating in the water, the rooster who's crowing loud, the horse running in the meadow, and the cutest ant ever. From the big lion to the little hedgehog, they all get a sweet kiss from little Chick. Until he gets tired himself.
  Look for this book in the BPL online catalog
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this audiobook
  Picture book, 33 pages, recommended for young children

Better You Than Me by Jessica Brody

When two twelve-year-old girls--one a famous TV star, the other an obsessive fan--switch bodies the results are nothing but disastrous.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Middle grade fiction, 424 pages, recommended for upper elementary/middle school

How To Be Luminous by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Minnie Sloe and her sisters have weathered it all together--growing up without fathers, living an eccentric lifestyle with a pet rabbit named Salvador Dali, and riding out their famous artist mother's mental highs and lows. But then their mother disappears, and Minnie, who was supposed to follow in her footsteps, starts seeing the world in monochrome. Literally. How can she create when all she sees is black-and-white? As grief threatens to tear the three sisters apart, Minnie fears she could lose everything: her family, her future, her first love ... and maybe even her mind.

Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You by Clive Wynne

Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog's nose, the warmth of them lying at our feet, even their whining when they want to get up on the bed. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. Drawing on cutting-edge studies from his lab and others around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA. This scientific revolution is revealing more about dogs-- unique origins, behavior, needs, and hidden depths than we ever imagined possible.