Wireless Access Point
Galion Public Library is now a wireless hotspot. We've tested with a wireless-capable
laptop, and the connection seems to work pretty well anywhere in the building and, to
a greater or lesser extent, also out on the lawn and in the parking lot. So those of
you with wireless-capable laptops and other devices can now connect them to the internet
at the library.
As some of you may have noticed, we've officially launched
our library discussion forum
On the forum, we can all share our thoughts about issues related
to the library. The rest of the website is pretty one-way: we
put it up, and you read it. The forum is different in that it
allows you to answer. All you need to sign onto the forum and share
your thoughts is the number printed on the back of your library card
(under the barcode).
Intermediate Camera Skills
This course is designed for students who are already familiar with
the basic workings of your digital camera, not
for total beginners.
We're offering two sessions: September 6th
and September 20th
, also 6-8pm. Registration is required,
and class space is limited, so sign up now.
Fall Computer Classes
We've scheduled our fall computer classes:
- September 25th, Introduction to the internet
- October 9th, Introduction to Word Processing
- October 23rd, Windows Basics
- November 13th, Introduction to email
Cost is $2/person for each course. Sign up now to reserve your seat.
College Entrance Test Preparation
College-bound teens, don't miss this! Cheryl Welch from the
Sylvan Learning Center will explain when to leave questions
blank, how to best guess, how to ace hard reading problems,
turn tricky algebra into simple arithmetic, and raise your SAT
and ACT scores. Parents are welcome to attend along with
their students. October 1st
Registration is required.
Fall Chess Dates
Practice your best strategies and learn some new ones!
Refreshments are provided.
Hope you can join us these Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30:
- October 4th & 11th
- November 1st, 8th, & 29th
- December 6th & 28th
Ghosts of Ohio
The Ghosts of Ohio group will talk about what they have encountered
and show the equipment they use as well as video and photographs
of strange things they have captured over the years. This presentation
may not be suitable for children under 10. Registration is required.
Join teens from thousands of other libraries across the country
to celebrate the tenth annual
(October 14-20, 2007) by reading for the fun of it!
This year's theme is
@ Your Library
so we're celebrating it by reading humorous books and graphic novels.
Stop by the YA section of the library upstairs for puzzles, trivia
and other activities to make you
Laugh Out Loud
UReview - Rate books and win!
All week during Teen Read Week, you can read and review any book
from the teen section, and your name will go into a drawing for
great prizes and gift certificates.
Fill out our Teen Survey to give voice about what you want in
the teen section of the library, and you'll receive a small
Halloween Duct Tape
Duct tape, that versatile stuff that does everything from stopping
leaky pipes to holding an automobile together, is now a hot craft
item that can be turned into wallets, hats, even Halloween Costumes!
We'll learn the basic techniques for making crafts with this
handyman's secret weapon
, and we'll make 2-3 projects to
take home. There is no charge for this program, but registration
Thursday, October 18th
Triton's Curse: a pirate adventure Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to this new role playing game,
which tells the story of a pirate captain who, after a few unlucky
excursions, is looking for a few good (bad?) pirates to make a new
crew for his ship.
Come dressed as a pirate and compete to be part of the
Captain's next crew. Enjoy the fun of piracy without
seasickness, law-breaking, floggings, sea monsters or
bouts of scurvy. Refreshments will be served. Registration
Saturday, October 20th, 7-10pm
Teen Mystery Night: Barbeque with the Vampire
Teens in grades 7-12, you are invited to our annual Teen Mystery Night.
Guests will arrive at a celebration at the home of rock star
Killiam Killigan only to find out that someone in the town of
Jugular Springs is turning innocent citizens into bats!
Assume the role of one of eight eerie characters at the barbeque
and follow clues to discover the source of this dastardly deed!
No acting ability is needed to participate.
There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.
Saturday, October 20th
Boooooks and Spooooks
Bring your kids in for a
as they tour
the basement of our
For ages 4-7.
Saturday, October 27th
New Catalog Online
We did an upgrade to our main computer system on November
. As a result, our
has been completely revamped and significantly improved.
I've also put up a
discussion about the new catalog
on our discussion forum, so after you check out
the new catalog, you can let us know what you think!