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New Non-fiction Book:
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. (Read more...)

New Non-fiction Book:
Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
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From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show. In the 70s and 80s he was the country's highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. (Read more...)

New Movie:
The JFK Collection
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History presents The JFK Collection, an impressive 3-DVD set exploring one of America's most legendary families. (Read more...)

Available in DVD.
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. 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.
Library Association Meeting
The Galion Public Library Association will hold our annual meeting for all members. Mon, Apr 14th at 7pm.
"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. 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. 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. 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.
Guess the Book
Help us celebrate National Library Week by playing our game of Guess the Book. 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.
Letter to a Librarian
We'll provide the paper. You provide the words. 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. Obamacare)? 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.
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. 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.
Board of Trustees
The board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.
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.)
Fifth Annual Poetry Contest
Submissions for the poetry contest will be accepted during National Library Week, April 14th-19th.
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
  • typewritten
  • 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.
Contact Cassie if you have any questions about the Poetry Contest.
Book Discussion
(Read More.) 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.
Plein Aire Art Show
An art show on the library lawn is being planned by the Brush and Palette Club. 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.)
Policy Changes
Starting September 1st, 2013: (Read More.)