Cookbook Club Holiday Favorites
Join us for an evening of food and fun as the Cookbook Club meets again. This gathering will celebrate the coming of the holiday season and all the food it brings.
Bring your favorite holiday dish to share (from Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any winter holiday tradition) as well as your cookbooks to show off or trade. This event is free, but registration is required. Call the library or stop by the main desk to sign up.
Tue, Nov 19th, 6:30-8pm
Recycled Books Holiday Craft Workshop
Got a list, but no cards to get ready to mail? Thinking of how you'll wrap the gifts you'll give this year?
Are you on a budget, feeling
or just wanting to add a personal touch with a literary slant?
This workshop is for you.
Greeting cards, bows, and gift wrapping will be created out of discarded literature: books, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, and junk mail will all be
upcycled in creative ways.
This event is free, but registration is required. Call the library or stop by the main desk to sign up.
Wed, Nov 20th, 6-7:30pm.
You won't want to miss being a part of these lively book discussions.
for more details and to find out what the
Book of the Month
- Thu, Nov 7th at 6:30pm,
- Thu, Dec 5th at 6:30pm,
- Thu, Jan 2nd at 6:30pm,
Board of Trustees
The board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.
National Novel Writing Month
Calling all aspiring writers... Join us at Galion Public Library and write a novel in one month.
This will be our second year of participation in NaNoWriMo
. Participating writers will be able to share their progress and support one another through the NaNoWriMo process. Refreshments will be served at the kick-off and wrap-up parties.
Call the library or stop by the main desk today to register for these programs.
- Fri, Nov 1st, 4-5:30pm,
- Mon, Nov 4th, 6-8pm,
- Mon, Nov 11th, 6-8pm,
- Mon, Nov 18th, 6-8pm,
- Mon, Nov 25th, 6-8pm,
- Sat, Nov 30th, 3-4:30pm,
Holiday Make-It Take-It Crafts
Come in anytime during regular library hours for a holiday craft to make and take home.
For children of all ages. No registration required: you can just show up. Ask at the children's room desk for more information.
- Mon, Dec 23rd
- Thu, Dec 26th
- Fri, Dec 27th
- Sat, Dec 28th
Come out in the cold
for some wintery crafts, games, and treats.
For grades K-6. Registration is required: call the library or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Sat, Jan 18th, 2-3:30pm
Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Dress in your fanciest and come celebrate Valentine's Day with our 3rd
annual Fancy Nancy tea party.
For grades K-2. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Feb 1st, 2-3:30pm
Olympics for Kids
Join us for our own version of the 2014 Winter Olympics, just for kids.
For grades 3-6. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Feb 15th, 2-4pm
Twelve Days of Christmas
are holding their annual Christmas raffle again.
The prizes this year include a Cleaning Done Right gift basket, donated by Dez Smith; a hand-painted signed and dated figurine, donated by Barb Farina; Galion Community Theatre tickets for 2 to a 2014 season production; two gift certificates for $60 toward a computer tune-up from Galion Computers and Tools, donated by Johyn Renock; 18 holes of golf for two, including cart use, at the Galion Country Club; an Advance Auto gift box; a Friends of the Library gift basket set; a Ballreich gift basket; a swan statue from the Evergreen Company, donated by Sue Gimbel; a $20 gift certificate from the CDandi Bar, donated by Beth Cramblett; a handmade plush bear, donated by Betty Unkrich; a Crossroads scents gift basket, donated by Cori Kreuger of State Farm Insurance; original photographic art donated by Rosie Faulds; and an anonymously contributed wine gift basket.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Stop by the library to see the items on display.
Christmas Open House
Join us at the library for this popular annual holiday event. We've packed out the afternoon with a full schedule of entertainments and activities.
Sat, Dec 7th, 1-3pm
- There will be reader's theatre entertainment presented by Spoken Images at 1:00, singer Kim Lovely at 1:30, Showtunes at 2:00, and pianist Lamar Wyse playing keyboard music at 2:30.
- Don't miss our annual gingerbread house contest display. The
Best in Show grand prize will be determined by popular vote.
- There will be arts and crafts displays, including hand-made work by the Creative Crafters.
- Kids, don't miss the make-it take-it crafts and the special storytimes. Also,
will be appearing.
- There will be carriage and wagon rides, including an additional wagon this year and a new route from here to Brownella and back -- convenient since the Historical Society will also be holding an open house there at the same time. The carriage and wagon rides will be provided by Pine Acres Carriage Service, co-sponsored by Galion Building and Loan.
- Three different local bakeries will be bringing us hundreds of cookies, and punch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
- Each person who comes to the library between 2 and 4pm will receive a free raffle ticket which can be entered into a drawing to win either a Kindle Paperwhite with Wi-Fi capability (upstairs) or a Leap Pad 2 Explorer kids' learning tablet (downstairs).
- The first
Come Home to Galion scavenger hunt ornament, featuring a photo of the library, will also be available. Pick one up at the library before you go out to gather the others, and don't forget to look for us in the parade later.
Gingerbread House Contest
Entry forms are now available at the main desk. Submit the form when you bring in your house during the week of December 2nd
Entries will be on display for public viewing during our Christmas Open House
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, so be sure to vote for your favorite entry (limit one vote per person per day).
- Mon, Dec 2nd,
- Fri, Dec 6th,
- Sat, Dec 7th,
Read with Griff, the Reading Dog
Griff the Therapy Dog listens to boys and girls read books.
An American Labrador Retriever, Griff has been trained as part of Therapy Dog International's
Tail Waggin' Tutors program. He'll be here on Tuesdays from 4-5pm.
Studies show that therapy dogs calm students so that they can practice, gain confidence, and improve their skills in a relaxing environment. Parents can sign their children up for a ten-minute session of reading with Griff. Call the library or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Movie Night for Adults and Teens
We will be screening a newly-released movie adaptation of a bestselling young-adult novel by Cassandra Clare.
Popcorn and soda will be served. Registration is required, and space is limited. Call the library or stop by the main desk to reserve your seat.
Thu, Dec 5th, 6-8:15pm
Make a Gingerbread House out of Duct Tape
These houses won't be edible, but they will be fun to make.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. For ages 12-18. Registration is required. Call the library or stop by the main desk to sign up.
Sat, Dec 21st, 2-4pm
Looking for something new to read? Join us the last Friday of the month. We'll discuss bestsellers, books we're currently reading, and books that are new at the library.
Come for some coffee and a chat, 10am the last Friday of each month.
- Fri, Dec 27th at 10am
- Fri, Jan 31st at 10am
The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
- Thu, Nov 28th,
- Fri, Nov 29th,
- Tue, Dec 24th,
- Wed, Dec 25th,
- Wed, Jan 1st,
- Mon, May 26th,
- Fri, Jul 4th,
- Mon, Sep 1st,
- Thu, Nov 27th,
- Fri, Nov 28th,
- Wed, Dec 24th,
- Thu, Dec 25th,
- Thu, Jan 1st,
- Mon, May 25th,
- Sat, Jul 4th,
- Mon, Sep 7th,
- Thu, Nov 26th,
- Fri, Nov 27th,
- Thu, Dec 24th,
- Fri, Dec 25th,
Anime Club Thursdays
Join us the second Thursday
of each month to watch anime, discuss manga, learn about Japanese culture, and 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, Nov 14th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Dec 12th, 6:30-8pm
Learn new strategies and face new opponents. Join us for a casual game or enter our ongoing
tournament and see how many opponents you can knock down a rung.
For grades 6-12. New members are welcome any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for this event: you can just show up.
- Thu, Nov 21st, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Dec 19th, 6:30-8pm
Join us Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, and Wednesdays at 10:30am for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun.
Fresh Air 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.