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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar February 1, 2020     issue Issue 29


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




Pinterest Craft: Soap Making

Learn how to make soap at the library this month! Please call the library at 419-562-7327 to register for this program.


Teen Lantern Festival

Learn about and celebrate lantern festival traditions with riddles, coloring, and fortune cookies!


Family Painting Class

Create a seasonal painting with the whole family! Please register by calling the library at 419-562-7327.

image Tutorials

Learn how to use the library's new resource - digitized Telegraph-Forum newspapers on!


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

All programs are free!

LEGO Club - February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Teen Table Top Gaming - February 5 and 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Adult Table Top/Electronic Gaming - February 6 and 20 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Book Chatter (no required reading) - February 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Rebels Against Reality (science fiction book club) - February 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Otaku Club - February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Book Bingo - February 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Date Night Movie (romantic comedy) - February 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Food Fanatics (cookbook book club) - February 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Teen Anti-Valentine's Hangout - February 14 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Mug Cakes for kids and teens - February 17 from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m.

BookMarkers Book Club - February 18 at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Cursive Writing Class - February 19 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Adult Painting Class (pre-registration required) - February 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Teen Play More Cards Day - February 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Teen Leap Day Eve - February 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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 (Vision Boards) 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 February 11 and 21.

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 Book Alert newsletters through Select Reads, which include New Book Alerts, Select Reads (genre newsletters), Author Check, and Online Book Clubs.

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.


Frank and Bean by Jamie Michalak and Bob Kolar

Frank likes peace and quiet. He likes his tent, his pencil, and writing in his secret notebook. Bean likes noise. He likes his bus, his trumpet -- toot, toot! -- and making music. Loud music. But Bean is missing something: he does not have words. What will happen if Frank shares his words with Bean? With a laugh-out-loud narrative by Jamie Michalak, author of the Joe and Sparky series, and Bob Kolar's bright, graphic, comical illustrations, this fresh and funny story will go down easy for beginning readers and young listeners alike.
  Look for this book in the BPL online catalog
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this b ook
  Easy reader, 39 pages, recommended for young children/beginning readers

The Hippo at the End of the Hall by Helen Cooper

One morning, Ben finds an envelope containing a very special invitation to come and see the Gee Museum -- a dusty old place under threat of closure. However, once inside he discovers all sorts of incredible things like talking owls, dancing bees, magical bottles, witches, and of course, a hippo at the end of the hall. But most importantly he discovers a connection to his father and the family he never even knew he had. And now he has something important to fight for -- the survival of the Gee Museum and the promise of finding out who he really is.

Look for this book in the BPL Online Catalog
Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Middle grade fantasy fiction, 334 pages, recommended for upper elementary/middle school

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes.

All Roads Lead to Whitechapel: A Baker Street Inquiry by Michelle Birkby

Behind every great man is a great woman...? Maybe so, but the women in Sherlock Holmes's life are tired of toiling in his shadow. Matters come to a head when the Great Man declines to help a desperate young bride, prompting Mrs. Hudson (Holmes's housekeeper) and Mary Watson (wife to the good Doctor) to set up a sleuthing shop of their own, operating out of the kitchen at 221B Baker Street. Every clue they untangle leads to, yes, the grim slums of Whitechapel, where Jack the Ripper appears still to be busy with his carving knives. The shadow of evil looms much larger than Mary and Mrs. Hudson imagined when they hatched their plans at the kitchen table. But with so many women in terrible danger, it seems only appropriate that it's women who will set things right.