Spiderwick Party
We're having a party to celebrate the opening of the Spiderwick Chronicles movie, based on the hit fantasy books, with trivia, troll bowling, crafts, door prizes, and fun! Refreshments will be served. No charge, but registration is required. For grades 3-6. Sat, Feb 9th, 2-4pm.
New Catalog Online
We did an upgrade to our main computer system on November 14th. As a result, our online catalog 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!
Winter Chess Dates
Come in on these select Thursdays from 6:30-8:15 to face new opponents, learn new strategies, and practice your chess skills. No charge, no sign-up, just come.
Movie Showings
Join us for these movies in the community room.
Spring Chess Tournament
It's almost time for our annual spring teen chess tournament! Test your chess skills and win cool prizes. It's a Swiss-style tourney, so everyone plays all four rounds, win or lose. Registration is required for the tournament. Sat, Mar 29th, Noon-5pm.
[Dance Dance Revolution]
Video Game Party
Teens in grades 7-12, come play Dance Dance Revolution and other video games with us. We'll have refreshments and door prizes. There is no charge, but registration is required. Fri, Jan 25th, 7-10pm.
Digital Photography Class
A beginner's course in digital photography will be offered at the library. These classes are free, but registration is required. Wed, Feb 6th at 6pm and Mon, Jan 28th at 6pm.
Spring Chess Dates
Come in on these select Thursdays from 6:30-8:15 to face new opponents, learn new strategies, and practice your chess skills. No charge, no sign-up, just come.
Anime Club
Come join this lively bunch to review films, explore Japanese culture, and try your hand at drawing and writing manga. For grades 7-12.
Computer Classes
We've scheduled our computer classes for February through April. Most of these classes are introductory in nature. Classes are $2 per person per class. Sign up at the main desk any time.
[book chat]
Girls' Book Chat
Love to read, and to hear what others are reading? Come to the library to discuss the same book, chosen by the members of the group. Sometimes we share other books we've read. Get first look at new teen books! For girls in grades 9-12. Refreshments are served. First Monday of every month at 3pm. (Photo courtesy of the Galion Inquirer.)
[chocolate and roses]
Chocolate & Roses
Diane Brown of Cake Creations will be here to teach us how to make chocolate roses with pretzel-rod stems and broken heart cookies. We'll also make duct-tape roses and have fun with Valentime Trivia. Whether you have a special someone or think love stinks, you'll love this program either way. For grades 7-12. Registration required. Mon, Feb 4th, 6:30-8:15pm.
Triton's Curse: A Pirate Adventure
Grades 7-12 are invited to this new role playing game. The captain of the Triton's Curse, after a few unlucky excursions, is looking for a few pirates to make a new crew for his ship. Recruits should come dressed as pirates and compete in trials to weed out the riff-raff and ne'er-do-wells and select the captain's next crew. Registration is required. Fri, Apr 18th, 7-10pm.
[wireless access point]
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.
Library Discussion Forum
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).
[road trip]
Event Photographs
There are photos from the Chocolate and Roses program, the collection development trip, and other events in the photo gallery.
[haunted library]
Event Photographs
There are photos from the Holiday Open House, the Booooks & Spooooks storytime, the Harry Potter party,and other events in the photo gallery.
Book Chat
Join us here at the library for an informal book chat. We'll discuss books we've been reading and share recommendations. Fri, Apr 25th at 10am, Fri, Feb 29th at 10am, and Fri, Mar 28th at 10am.
Book Discussion Group
Our first-Thursday book discussion group now meets at the library. Each month we all read the same book then come together to discuss it. If you are interested in joining the group, contact Cyndi
Cartooning with Duane Abel
Duane Abel will present a cartooning workshop, for grades 3-6. Do you like to doodle on your notebook? Do you love the comics page of the newspaper? Come to the Cartooning with Duane workshop! Sat, Apr 12th, 2-3pm.
Movies at the Library
Join us for these movies in the community room. Refreshments are provided.