March is CommunityREAD Month. Attend a Prevention Amidst the Opiate Crisis: Creating a Community of Resiliency and Hope at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library on March 19 in the Lindamood Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about the link between childhood trauma and addiction and how a community can work together to change the trajectory of those affected by harmful substance abuse.
Read for L.I.F.E. is looking for volunteers to teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies, and science.
As part of the CommunityREAD Hillbilly Elegy program, attend a Transitioning to Civilian Life program with the Hancock County Veterans Service Office on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. Participants are invited to learn from a few local veterans about the challenges and successes of their transition process from service member to civilian life. Representatives from the Hancock County Veterans Service Office, the Ohio Department of Veterans Service Office of Employment, Education and Policy and the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services will be in attendance. Veterans and employers are welcome to attend to learn about the resources and tools that are available to them. No Registration is required.
As part of our ongoing efforts to serve our patrons effectively, the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be switching over to a new website design within the coming weeks. Much of the organization and content will remain the same, but the new design should make it easier to find information on library services, events and news. We look forward to unveiling the new design soon.
Spring is in the air (almost) and what better time to start thinking about gardening!
Join us tonight, Monday, March 5, from 6:30-7:30 to discuss how to start a community garden.
Registration is required, so stop in at the reference desk or call us to get signed up!
Attend a Beginning Basket Weaving Class on Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. This class if for beginning basket weavers. A section of three colors of reed will be available to be woven in your basket. A $12.00 material fee is due at the time of registration. Class size is limited and registration is mandatory by March 16 at the Reference desk. Ages 18 and up.
Story Times are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will be held following the Wednesday and Friday Story Times from 10:15-Noon in the Children’s Program Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department.
March is CommunityREAD Month. Copies of the Hillbilly Elegy are available for loan at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries. Unlimited borrowing of Hillbilly Elegy eBooks and audiobooks now available through Overdrive -- unlimited borrowing and no wait for six weeks (started Feb. 17). J.D. Vance, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Hillbilly Elegy, will visited Hancock County to a sold out crowd on Thursday, March 22 during a CommunityREAD public presentation at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.