Teen Anime Club
Join us the second Thursday
of each month to watch anime, discuss manga and graphic novels, learn about Japanese culture, and more. (Read More.)For teens in grades 7-12. Cosplay is optional. New members are always welcome. There is no need to register: you can just show up.
Thu, Apr 10th, 6:30-8pm
and Thu, May 8th, 6:30-8pm
National Library Week
April 13-19 is National Library Week, a week-long celebration of the library and our patrons.
Bookmark Design Contest
Design a bookmark to help us celebrate National Library Week. (Read More.)Templates and rules will be available at the main desk. Submissions may be dropped off at the main desk during library hours throughout National Library Week, Monday, April 14th - Friday, April 19th.
Judging will take place and the winner will be announced on Friday. The winner will receive a $25 gift card, and their entry will be copied and distributed to patrons. Small prizes will be given to the 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Mon, Apr 14th
Join us Mondays at 6:30pm
, Tuesdays at 10:30am
, and Wednesdays at 10:30am
for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun. (Read More.)Spring storytimes in 2014 are planned from January 13th through April 16th, plus April 28th, 29th, and 30th.
"Guess the Amount" Jar
A jar of candy will be located at the front
desk all day. Patrons are invited to guess the number of candies in the jar. (Read More.)The first correct answer we pull will win the jar of delicious sweets, in celebration of National Library Week.
Tue, Apr 15th
Blind Date with a Book
Help us celebrate National Library Week by going on a blind date... with a book. (Read More.)Staff members will select some of their favorite books and wrap them in plain paper (bearing only the staff member's name who picked the book) with the bar code revealed for the check-out scan, so it will be a surprise when you get the book home.
Wed, Apr 16th
Digital Cameras for Beginners
Presented by Marcheta Gibson. (Read More.)Attending both sessions is recommended.
Space in this workshop is limited, so call the library or stop by the main desk as soon as possible to sign up.
Wed, Apr 16th, 6-8pm
and Wed, Apr 23rd, 6-8pm
Guess the Book
Help us celebrate National Library Week by playing our game of Guess the Book
. (Read More.)Quotes taken from books will be displayed. Guess which book the quotes are from on a provided sheet. Whoever gets the most correct answers wins a $10 gift card.
Thu, Apr 17th
Spring Chess Club for Grades 4-12
With the help of our chess master Mark Papenhausen and other club members, players can learn new strategies, face new opponents, and compete for the top rungs in our ongoing
. (Read More.)New members in grades 4-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You don't need to register for this: it's OK to just show up.
Thu, Apr 17th, 6:30-8pm
and Thu, May 15th, 6:30-8pm
Letter to a Librarian
We'll provide the paper. You provide the words. (Read More.)Write your thoughts about the library and its staff, how they've helped you, how the library has impacted your life, etc. Some of these will be shared on book-end displays.
Fri, Apr 18th
Healthcare Marketplace Individual Sessions
Do you have questions or concerns about the new Healthcare Marketplace (a.k.a.
)? (Read More.)CareNet Navigator Michael Culp will offer one-on-one sessions in the Staff Room on
Mondays from 10—Noon. He will work with anyone who wants to apply for the Healthcare Marketplace.
Navigators have knowledge of all QHP options, as well as Medicaid, CHIP, and behavioral health plans (if applicable). Additionally, Navigators conduct outreach and education; provide fair, impartial information on all QHP options; provide culturally and linguistically competent information in a manner that is accessible for all; and refer grievances and appeals to appropriate state and federal authorities.
Heartbleed (GPL Website Safe)
As you have probably read by now, a major security vulnerability was discovered earlier this week. Most of the websites in the world were vulnerable, and the bad guys have everyone's password. (Read More.)
In a nutshell, the Heartbleed vulnerability has allowed attackers to access the private memory of most of the web servers on the internet and retrieve whatever information was there, including the usernames and passwords and other account details of anyone who used the vulnerable websites for the last two years.
We are pleased to report that the Galion Public Library website was not and is not vulnerable. Our main website does not have any kind of login or contain any private information, and our Library Catalog does not use OpenSSL, and our CGI server uses OpenSSL 0.9.8, which never had the bug, and does not use it for web traffic in any case.
However, other websites that you probably use were vulnerable. (Major sites that have announced they were vulnerable include Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, among others.)
The main take-home point here is that you need to change your passwords for pretty much any websites that you have used within the last two years.
For more information about the Heartbleed bug, see Wikipedia
or Explain xkcd
Photo Galleries Updated
Patron Appreciation Day
We'll bring National Library Week to a close by giving back to you, our patrons. Cake and lemonade will be served across from the main desk to anyone who drops by. (Read More.)At this time, the winning bookmarks will also be ready for the taking, and signs congratulating the week's winners will be on display around the refreshment area.
Sat, Apr 19th, 1-4pm
Book Signing: April Boyer
Come meet April Boyer and discuss her self-published book, In His Shadow
, about her faith and experiences surviving breast cancer. (Read More.)
Do you want to meet a local author? Has cancer affected your life? Are you interested in the treatment and recovery process of cancer? If you answered
yes to these questions, you won't want to miss April Boyer's book signing.
Originally a blog written as an open diary on the highs and lows of her breast cancer journey, the book follows the diagnosis, treatment, and stages of April's cancer. Boyer describes her writing as
raw and full of the truths of cancer. She gives the reader healing words of comfort and hope while expressing how God helped her get through
the toughest part of her life.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase. No registration is required for this event; simply stop by at any time during Boyer's visit.
April Boyer is from Ashland, Ohio.
Fifth Annual Poetry Contest
Submissions for the poetry contest will be accepted during National Library Week, April 14th-19th. (Read More.)
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, we encourage poets aged 18 years and older to submit an original poem for a chance to win this popular contest.
Each poet will be permitted to enter only one poem for the judges' consideration. Submitted poetry must be:
- an original creation of the submitter
- no more than 40 lines in length
- never previously published
Poems will be judged on thoughtfulness, grammar, tone, creativity, style and appearance. No additional artwork, please.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poems. Winning poems will also be displayed at the library and on our web site.
Mon, Apr 28th
if you have any questions about the Poetry Contest.
(Read More.)Contact Cyndi for more details and to find out what the
Book of the Month will be.
Thu, May 1st at 6:30pm
, Fri, Jun 6th at 6:30pm
, Thu, Jul 3rd at 6:30pm
, Thu, Aug 7th at 6:30pm
, and Thu, Sep 4th at 6:30pm
Splat the Cat Activity Time for K-2
(Read More.)Registration is required. For grades K-2, but please bring an adult with you.
Sat, May 3rd, 2-3:30pm
Kids: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Join us for a fun scavenger hunt based on the book by Chris Grabenstein. (Read More.)For grades 3-6. Registration is required. Call or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Sat, May 17th, 2-4pm
Plein Aire Art Show
An art show on the library lawn is being planned by the Brush and Palette Club. (Read More.)Watch this space for more information as spring approaches.
Sat, Jun 28th
Summer Reading Program Photo Galleries
We've started posting pictures from our summer programs in our photo galleries
. (Read More.)So far we've got photos of the soil and water conservation program, the Star Wars day, the party on the lawn, and the Crawford Park District program. We'll be posting more summer program photos in August.
Starting September 1st
(Read More.)As before, videos still may only be renewed once.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes.
- Each person may have up to 15 items on hold at a time.
- Items may be renewed up to 3 times,
except for video materials.
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