Music at the Library: Simple Gifts
Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. This award-winning band performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, banjo, and guitar plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, shruti box, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.
Simple Gifts presents a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performances, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots.
Sat, Dec 7th at 1pm.
Arctic Blast Obstacle Course
Join us in the Children's Room for active indoor fun. Sat, Jan 4th, 11-2pm.
Storytime
Join us Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am through the end of July for stories, games, music, crafts, and other activities.
Book Chat
Note that these book chats are held off-site.
  • Fri, Jan 3rd, 6-7pm
  • Fri, Feb 7th, 6-7pm
  • Fri, Mar 6th, 6-7pm
  • Fri, Apr 3rd, 6-7pm
  • Fri, May 1st, 6-7pm
  • Fri, Jun 5th, 6-7pm
Game Night
Join us in the Community Room for games.
  • Mon, Jan 6th, 6-8pm
  • Mon, Feb 3rd, 6-8pm
  • Mon, Apr 6th, 6-8pm
  • Mon, May 11th, 6-8pm
Movie Night
Watch this space for details.
  • Thu, Jan 23rd at 6pm
  • Thu, Feb 27th at 6pm
  • Thu, Mar 26th at 6pm
  • Thu, May 28th at 6pm
  • Thu, Jun 25th at 6pm
Get Crafty
These Craft Nights are held in the Community Room at the library.
  • Mon, Jan 27th at 4:30pm, Hot Chocolate Spoons
  • Mon, Apr 13th at 4:30pm, Wind Chimes
Abraham Lincoln
Come see the historical impersonator portray the famous Civil War era President. Mon, Feb 17th.
Cupcakes and Coloring
Thu, Mar 19th and Thu, Jun 4th.
Come Home to Galion Open House
Please join us for our open house, featuring the musical group Simple Gifts. We will also have card decorating, face painting, and balloon animals. Carriage/wagon rides between the library and Brownella Cottage will be available from 1-2:45pm. Don't forget to pick up a sweet treat baked by local favorites - Cake & Icing and Bill's Bakery. This year's door prizes are an iPad and a family membership to the Columbus Zoo. Sat, Dec 7th, 1-3pm.
Lego Club
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join us and build on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm. You do not need to register for this program, you can just show up.
Science Geeks
We'll have a different science, technology, engineering, or math theme each month. For ages 8-12. We meet at 4:30pm on the fourth Tuesday each month. No registration is required.
Teen Board
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in the library's Teen Board. The Teen Board meets monthly to plan teen programs and select materials for the YA collection. Teens do not need to register before attending.
Book Bingo
  • Thu, Dec 12th at 6pm
  • Thu, Mar 12th
  • Thu, Jun 11th
Games Night
Join us for board games and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. Grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Refreshments are provided. No registration is needed.
Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale. Used books will be available on a donation basis. Thu, May 7th, 9-8pm, Fri, May 8th, 9-5pm, and Sat, May 9th, 9-Noon.
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome. You do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
Teen Book BINGO
Individuals in grades 6-12 are invited to come play BINGO and win teen books and other prizes. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. Thu, Jan 9th, 6-7:30pm.
Teen Book Chat
Individuals in grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to chat about books. You may come prepared to talk about any books you would recommend or simply join us and learn about new books recommended by other teens. Teens are welcome to discuss and recommend children's, teens' or adult books. Heather will also share some new children's and teen books. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. Thu, Feb 6th, 5:30-6:30pm, Thu, Mar 5th, 5:30-6:30pm, and Thu, Apr 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm.
Teen Masquerade Party
Individuals ages 12-18 are invited to an after-hours masquerade party. This year's party will have a Lunar New Year theme. Advance registration is required. Registration will close on January 23. Costumes are highly encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Sat, Jan 25th, 7-9pm.
Closed
[CLOSED] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Story Time
Join us this fall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am for stories, games, music, crafts, and other activities. The new Storytime schedule starts August 20th.
Library Association Meeting
The Galion Public Library Association will hold its annual meeting. Mon, Apr 13th.
Sticker Saturday
Join us in the Children's Room. Sat, Feb 22nd, 11-2pm.
Family Movie Matinee
All ages are invited to join us for a newly released movie. Bring a pillow and blanket and get comfy! Popcorn and drinks will be served. No registration is required. Children under 8 must be accompanied. Sat, Feb 29th, 10-11:45am.
Emoji Fun
[unenthused smiley] Drop into the Children's Room. Sat, Mar 28th, 11-2pm.
When Women Became People
Kimberly Hamlin will be hear to speak to us.
  • Mon, May 18th, Tentative Date
Yoga on the Lawn
Sat, Jun 13th and Sat, Jun 27th.
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome. You do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
  • Tue, Dec 10th, 6:30-8pm
  • Tue, Jan 14th, 6:30-8pm
  • Tue, Feb 11th, 6:30-8pm
  • Tue, Mar 10th, 6:30-8pm
  • Tue, Apr 14th, 6:30-8pm
  • Tue, May 12th, 6:30-8pm
Games Club
Join us for board games and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. Grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Refreshments are provided. No registration is needed.
  • Thu, Dec 19th, 6-8pm
  • Thu, Jan 16th, 6-8pm
  • Thu, Feb 20th, 6-8pm
  • Thu, Mar 19th, 6-8pm
  • Thu, Apr 16th, 6-8pm
  • Thu, May 21st, 6-8pm
Teen Board Meeting
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the library's Teen Board. The Teen Board meets monthly to plan teen programs and select materials for the YA collection. Teens do not need to register before attending.
  • Thu, Dec 19th, 5:30-6pm
  • Thu, Jan 16th, 5:30-6pm
  • Thu, Feb 20th, 5:30-6pm
  • Thu, Mar 19th, 5:30-6pm
  • Thu, Apr 16th, 5:30-6pm
  • Thu, May 21st, 5:30-6pm
Family Learn and Play Monday
Play, build, and manipulate open-ended materials into any creation you can imagine. This program is for families. Adults are requested to stay and participate with their children. You do not need to register for this program: you can just show up.
  • Mon, Jan 20th, 4:30-5:30pm, Pipes
  • Mon, Feb 17th, 4:30-5:30pm, Golf Course
  • Mon, Mar 16th, 4:30-5:30pm, Straws
  • Mon, Apr 20th, 4:30-5:30pm, Recyclables
Library Board Meeting
  • Mon, Dec 16th
  • Mon, Jan 20th at 4pm
Library Board Meeting
  • Mon, Feb 17th
  • Mon, Mar 16th
  • Mon, Apr 20th
  • Mon, May 18th
  • Mon, Jun 15th
  • Mon, Jul 20th
  • Mon, Aug 17th
  • Mon, Sep 21st
  • Mon, Oct 19th
  • Mon, Nov 16th
  • Mon, Dec 21st
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