Christmas Open House
Join us for our Polynesian-themed Christmas Open House. (Read More.)
Enjoy the song and dance of the islands. Traditional Polynesian-island hula dancing will be presented by Hula Fusion beginning at 1, and Island Jeff will provide island steel pan drum music from 2 to 3.
Carriage and wagon rides (co-sponsored by Galion Building and Loan, Galion Historical Society, and Come Home to Galion) will travel in a loop between the library and Brownella Cottage, where the historical society will also be holding their open house starting at 1pm.
Everyone who attends will receive a door prize ticket to be entered into a drawing for either an ASUS 10.1 inch Touch Chromebook Flip or an Xbox 1S Console / Minecraft Bundle. Make sure to grab a ticket at either door when you first enter the library.
Gingerbread House contest entries will be on display for public viewing. Judges will award first- and second-place prizes for each category, and a grand prize for
Best in Show will be determined by popular vote.
Two special story times are planned at 1:30 and 2:30 in the Children's Room.
Crafts, with an island theme, will be available for children of all ages and their parents in the Community Room. You can drop in and do a craft any time between 1 and 3.
There will be cookies (baked fresh by three different local bakers) and delicious island punch.
Sat, Dec 3rd, 1-3pm
Gingerbread House Contest
Start your holiday season with a bit of edible art and let your imagination go wild. (Read More.)
Entries should be brought to the library staring Saturday, November 26th. Entrants may use any edible ingredient to construct their
gingerbread houses. This year, bonus points will be given to creations that are
island-themed to fit our Polynesian island-themed open house.
Judges will award first- and second-place prizes for each of the following categories:
Ages 9 and under,
Ages 10 and up, and
Additionally, a grand prize for
Best in Show will be determined by popular vote, so entrants will want to get their houses submitted as early in the week as possible to get as many
Best in Show votes as they can.
Submitted creations will be placed on display at the library between November 26th and December 3rd. Patrons will be encouraged to visit the library and vote for their favorite house. Judging will take place on the morning of Dec. 3rd, prior to Galion Public Library's Holiday Open House. Contestants do not need to be present to win.
Entry forms are available at the main desk. If you have questions, please call the library.
Play to win teen books or other prizes.
For grades 6-12. Refreshments will be served. Call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.
Fri, Dec 9th at 4:30pm.
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture.
Note that we have switched to Tuesdays
Teens in grades 6-12 do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
- Tue, Dec 13th, 6:30-8pm,
- Tue, Jan 10th, 6:30-8pm,
- Tue, Feb 14th, 6:30-8pm,
Join us for chess, other board games, and card games.
Bring your own game or play one of ours. New members in grades 6-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for the games club: you can just show up.
Thu, Dec 15th, 6:30-8pm, Thu, Jan 19th, 6:30-8pm, and Thu, Feb 16th, 6:30-8pm.
Family Movie Day
The children's department will be showing a PG-rated film about animals
. (Read More.)Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Bring your own pillow and blanket. This event is free, but registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Dec 17th at 2pm
The library will show a movie on our big screen. (Read More.)For ages 13+. Call or stop by the library to reserve your seat.
Thu, Dec 29th at 6pm
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