Roswell Dinner Mystery for Teens
Join us for an after-hours beach-party mystery featuring an alien invasion.
Luau or alien costumes are encouraged. For ages 12-18. Preregistration is required: call or visit the library to sign up.
Sat, Aug 6th, 6-8:30pm.
Life-Size Lawn Chess
All skill levels are invited to play a game of chess where the players are the pieces.
Weather permitting, this game will be held on the lawn. Ages 8 and up are welcome to participate, but registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Wed, Jul 27th at 6pm.
Special events for young children are held on Mondays at 6:30pm
and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am
These events feature stories, games, crafts, and all sorts of fun. Registration is not required: you can just show up. See the calendar for each week's theme.
Monster Mash Bash (K-2)
Step in for lots of monster fun as we read monster stories, make monster crafts, and decorate our own monster sweet treats to eat.
Registration is required. Call or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Sat, Oct 1st, 2-3:30pm.
Haunted Amusement Park Mystery (grades 3-6)
Calling all detectives...
We need you to put on your thinking caps and help us solve the Haunted Amusement Park Mystery. Spots are limited, so registration is required. Call or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Sat, Oct 15th, 2-3:30pm.
Fly Guy Party (grades 3-6)
Join us as we celebrate everyone's favorite flying insect.
We'll have stories, crafts, and other fun activities. Registration is required. Call or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Sat, Nov 5th, 2-3:30pm.
Harry Potter Party (grades 4-12)
Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Nov 19th, 2-3:30pm.
BYOB - Bring Your Own Box (Storytime Yoga)
Please bring a box large enough that you can fit into it.
For age 3 and younger. Registration is required. Sign up at the children's room desk.
Sat, Aug 27th at 10:30am.
Family Movie Days
Join us and watch a movie on our big screen.
- Fri, Jul 15th at 3pm,
- Fri, Jul 22nd at 3pm,
- Fri, Jul 29th at 3pm,
- Sat, Aug 20th at 2pm,
- Sat, Sep 17th at 2pm,
Join us and watch a movie on our big screen.
For ages 12 and up. Refreshments will be served. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
- Thu, Sep 8th at 6pm,
- Thu, Sep 22nd at 6pm,
Fairy Gardening 101
Curious about the magical art of fairy gardening?
Janet from Janet's Floral and Design in Ontario will be giving an informal talk on the basics, in the library's Community Room. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, but due to limited seating, registration is required. Call or stop by the main desk to sign up.
Thu, Jul 28th, 6-7pm.
Scrabble and Sandwiches
Join us at 12:30
for lunch and Scrabble
For ages 18 and up. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Tue, Sep 27th
Coffee and Coloring (off-site)
Join us at the Candi Bar
Pages and colored pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies as well. Refreshments will be served, and drinks will be available for purchase from the establishment. Due to limited seating, registration is required: call or stop by the library to sign up.
Thu, Oct 6th, 5-7pm
Noel Lizotte Book Signing
Local self-published author Noel Lizotte will be talking about her pet cookbook
and demonstrating a dog treat recipe.
Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Sat, Sep 24th at 11am
Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Library
will hold their fall book sale.
Thu, Oct 27th, 9-8pm
, Fri, Oct 28th, 9-5pm
, and Sat, Oct 29th, 9-Noon
Star Wars Reads: Fall Fun Day
Come to the Children's Room for some Star Wars crafts and fall-themed fun.
There will be a scavenger hunt, mini pumpkins to decorate, Star Wars books, and more. You do not need to register for this program: you can just show up any time between 1 and 4.
Sat, Oct 8th, 1-4pm.
Hauntings of the Ohio State Reformatory
Join us for a haunting look into the paranormal history of the Ohio State Reformatory.
Becky McKinnell will be presenting her experiences working with the Ohio State Reformatory Preservation Society. Registration is required: call or stop by the main desk to sign up.
Tue, Oct 18th at 6pm.
Get your ticket for our fifth annual Zombie Prom.
There will be a live DJ, refreshments, games, prizes, and costume awards. Ages 12-18, get your ticket for free at the library. A ticket is required for entrance, so get yours before we run out.
Sat, Oct 29th, 7-9pm.
Pumpkin Painting Contest
Do you have the most creative pumpkin in the patch? Submit your entry to our contest.
Entries can be brought into the library beginning Monday, October 17th. Pumpkins may not be carved in any way, and the paint on the pumpkins must be dry to be accepted. Submitted creations will be placed on display at the library, and patrons will be encouraged to visit the library and vote for their favorite pumpkin. Judging will take place on Thursday, November 17th. Contestants do not need to be present to win.
Prizes will be given for
Best in Show (public vote) and
The Great Pumpkin (library staff vote). Prizes will be given in two age categories, 13+ and 12 and under. The winners in each category will receive a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card. Entry forms are available at the main desk.
Amateur Paint Night
Can't paint? No problem. No painting skills are required for this awesome event.
Join us for a fun night of painting led by Nancy Foss. There will be a $5 fee, collected the night of the event, to cover the cost of supplies. Participants will leave with a complete winter-themed painting on canvas. Space is limited, so call or stop by the library to reserve your spot today.
Wed, Nov 2nd at 6pm.
Join us on Mondays at 6:30pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am.
In addition to stories, these times also feature crafts, games, and other fun.
Christmas Open House
Join us for our Polynesian-themed Christmas Open House.
Watch this space for more details as the date approaches.
Sat, Dec 3rd.
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, Jul 12th, 6:30-8pm
- Tue, Aug 9th, 6:30-8pm
- Tue, Sep 13th, 6:30-8pm
- Tue, Oct 11th, 6:30-8pm
- Tue, Nov 8th, 6:30-8pm
- Tue, Dec 13th, 6:30-8pm
The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
- Mon, Jul 4th,
- Mon, Sep 5th,
- Thu, Nov 24th,
- Fri, Nov 25th,
- Sat, Dec 24th,
- Mon, Dec 26th,
- Mon, Jan 2nd,
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, Jul 21st, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Aug 18th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Sep 15th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Oct 20th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Nov 17th, 6:30-8pm
- Thu, Dec 15th, 6:30-8pm
Teen Board Meeting
5:30pm on the third Thursday each month.
The teen board will meet to discuss teen matters and plan future events.
Board of Trustees
The library board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.