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Storytime with a Princess and Family Movie
All ages are invited to join us at 1:30 for a storytime with a princess, followed by a screening of a newly released princess movie at 2:15 pm! Sat, Aug 19th, 1:30-4:15pm.
Family Bingo
Play to win books and other fun prizes. Adult players must be accompanied by a child age 12 or younger. This program is free, but registration is required: call or stop by the children's room to sign up. Sat, Sep 30th at 2pm.
My Little Pony Party
For grades K-2. Sat, Oct 21st, 2-3:30pm.
Wimpy Kid Party
For grades 3-6. Sat, Nov 18th, 2-3:30pm.
Family Movie
Join us for an animated movie about a scantily clad superhero. Sat, Sep 16th at 2pm.
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released superhero movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Thu, Aug 24th, 6-8:15pm.
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.
Teen & Adult Movie Night
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released superhero movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Tue, Sep 19th, 6-8:15pm.
Snacks and Scrabble
Mon, Sep 11th, 2-4pm.
Bingo for Books
For ages 18 and up. Thu, Sep 28th, 6:30-8pm.
Intro to Genealogy Workshop
Tue, Oct 17th, 6:30-8pm.
Movie Marathon
Watch a series of Halloween movies on our big screen. Sat, Oct 14th, 10-5pm.
NaNoWriMo
Used Book Sale
Books, Books, and more Books! We have an abundance of books for the sale.

Adult Fiction, Paperbacks, Cookbooks, Inspirational, Social Science, Science and Math, Quilting and Crafts, Gardening, Diet and Exercise, Poetry, Writing Resumes/Stories, Biographies, Art, History, Coffee Table Books, Technology, Woodworking, CDís, DVDís Puzzles, and Audio Books. Each sale we have different sections that increase in size. This sale, Childrenís books are going to be overflowing. The Christmas, Young Adult, Poetry, and Vinyl Record Albums sections are all much larger than normal. Again this sale we will have a table with older ephemera paper items such as vintage magazines, newspapers, postcards, old books, sheet music, plus other interesting vintage items. Come join us and stock up for Winter!

All Books Sold On Donation Basis
Members only hours on October 4th
Wednesday 6p Ė 8p.

Thu, Oct 5th, 9-8pm, Fri, Oct 6th, 9-5pm, and Sat, Oct 7th, 9-Noon.
Maker Space: Buttons
All ages are invited to create their own button designs. Completed designs will be turned into inch-and-a-half buttons using our button maker. All supplies will be provided. Participants may make up to three buttons each. Maker space will be hosted in the Children's Room, but all ages are welcome to make buttons. Registration is not required: you can just show up. Tue, Sep 19th, 3-5pm.
STORYTIMES CANCELED
There will be no storytimes or baby times this week due to the book sale. Mon, Oct 2nd, Tue, Oct 3rd, and Wed, Oct 4th.
Teen BINGO for Books
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Room for BINGO! Play to win books and other prizes. No registration is required. Thu, Oct 12th, 6-7:30pm.
Teen Read Week Prize Drawing
Celebrate Teen Read Week with us! From Monday, October 9th through Saturday, October 14th, any teen in grades 6-12 who checks out at least one book (print or audio) can enter a drawing to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card! Please ask for your entry at checkout. If your parent checks out the book on their card, you may still enter the drawing if you are present at checkout. Only one entry per teen. The winner will be announced and contacted the following week.
Teen & Adult Movie Night
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released superhero movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. No registration is required. Thu, Oct 26th, 6-8:15pm.
Hot Times at Hollywood High: a Dinner Mystery
Join us for an after-hours arson investigation. Participants are invited to dress up as the rich and famous or as students of the 1990s. Pizza will be served. For grades 6-12. Preregistration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Sat, Nov 11th, 6-8:30pm.
Family Movie Day
Watch a 2017 movie about cars on your big screen. Fri, Nov 10th at 3pm.
Holiday Open House
Join us for our annual Christmas open house. There will be music (OH70 Jazz Ensemble from 1-3, GHS Showtunes at 1:50); sleigh and wagon rides; punch, cookies, and a hot chocolate bar; door prizes; the Friends' Twelve Days of Christmas raffle; crafts and cardmaking for kids; and special story times at 1:30 and 2:30. This is one of our biggest events of the year: you don't want to miss it. Sat, Dec 2nd, 1-3pm.
Gingerbread House Contest
Entries will be accepted beginning November 20th. Entries will be judged on overall appearance, originality, and design. Houses may be constructed of any edible ingredient. There will be three entrant categories: 9 and under; 10 and up; and groups. Judging and voting will take place from November 28th through December 2nd. Prizes will be awarded in each entrant category and for Best of Show.
Closing at Five
The library will close at 5pm the day before the holiday. Wed, Nov 22nd at 5pm.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
You and your stuffed animal friend are invited to the library for pajama party fun. Afterward, your stuffed friend can stay and spend the night. We'll have teddy-bear-themed stories, crafts, and activities. All participants will get pictures of their stuffed friends having fun at the library after hours. Stuffed animals will need to be picked up on Saturday between 9 and 5. For grades K-2. Registration is required: sign up now.
Life Size Pac Man
Think you can make it through our maze without getting caught by any ghosts? Come and find out. For grades 3-6. Registration is required: sign up now.
Elephant and Piggie Party
Come in for an afternoon of fun stories, crafts, and games all about our favorite best friends, Elephant and Piggie For grades K-2. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Chocopalooza
Spend the afternoon enjoying chocolate-themed crafts and games, and create some chocolate treats of your own to take home. For grades 3-6. Call or stop by the children's room to sign up.
Twelve Days of Christmas Raffle
[Small photo of items 10 and 14] Items will be on display thru December 20th. We also have beautiful photographs of the items in our photo gallery. Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased at the front desk.
  1. Crock Pot from Poland Hardware
  2. Two Glass Christmas Trees from the Evergreen
  3. $50 at Ralphie's
  4. $50 at Ralphie's
  5. #25 at Topia Boutique
  6. $25 at Shieber's Auto Care
  7. $15 at Tubby's - $5 at Family Video
  8. $15 at Tubby's - $5 at Family Video
  9. Handcrafted Primitive Box from Lou & VivianSchomburg
  10. Mason Jar Candle & $10 at Toni's Flower Shoppe
  11. $10 at Toni's Flower Shoppe
  12. Christmas Box with Christmas and Note Cards from Rosie Faulds
  13. Tiffany Porcelain Special Edition Doll from Eddie Vinson
  14. Adotable Memories Porcelain Doll from Eddie Vinson
  15. OSU Crock Pot from Drug Mart
  16. Vintage Imperial Carnival Glass Plate from The Evergreen
  17. Original Oil Painting from Sandy Hocker
  18. Wooden Reindeer Candle Holder & Candle from Crossroads
  19. Gardening Basket from North End Gardening Club
Closed
[closed] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Holiday Craft
Join us in the children's room any time during library hours for holiday crafts that you can make here and take home with you. December 22nd—30th.
Family Movie
Join us and watch a movie about long-lost brothers on our big screen. Popcorn, punch, and water will be provided. Bring your own blanket and pillow.
Life-Size Monopoly
Do not pass go. Head straight for the library for our life-size Monopoly game. The team with the most money after one hour wins. For grades 3-6. Registration is required. Call or stop by the children's room to sign up. Sat, Jan 20th, 2-3:30pm.
Frozen in the Library
Stop by the library any time from 1-4pm on Saturday, February 4th to enjoy crafts and activities themed after the movie and winter. You do not need to sign up for this program: you can just show up.
Thank You
The Friends would like to issue a big Thank You to Galion and the surrounding area for your support and donations, which made our Fall Book Sale a tremendous success. The Friends of the Library use these funds for various projects and efforts to increase the services available at the library. We truly appreciate the generosity of the community.
Christmas Open House Photos
The photos from our Christmas Open House are up in the photo gallery now.
Baby Time
Birth to two years old, with a parent or caregiver. Mondays at 5:30pm, January 8th through February 12th.
Lego Club
Sign up in the children's room to join our lego club. For ages 5-12. The club meets at 4:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Sing and Sign Babytime
For ages 0-2 years with a parent or caregiver. Activities include songs, rhymes, and sign language.
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. You do not need to register for the games club: you can just show up.
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.
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.
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.
Preschool Time
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.
Raffle Winners
The results from the Friends' raffles are in.
Twelve Days of Christmas:
  1. Crock pot (Poland Hardware): Beth Leone
  2. Two Glass Christmas Trees (The Evergreen Company): Pam Eutsey
  3. $50 Gift Certificate (Ralphie's): Josephina Scheidler
  4. $50 Gift Certificate (Ralphie's): Bonnie Cleinknecht
  5. $25 Gift Certificate (Topia Boutique): Jennie Fried
  6. $25 Gift Certificate (Schieber's Auto Care and Lube-N-Go): Mary Ellen Heacock
  7. $15 Gift Certificate (Tubby's Pizza) and $5 Gift Certificate (Family Video): Brenda Christman
  8. $15 Gift Certificate (Tubby's Pizza) and $5 Gift Certificate (Family Video): Pat Bash
  9. Handcrafted Primitive Box (Lou and Vivian Schomburg): Kay Stowe
  10. Mason Jar Candle and $10 Gift Certificate (Toni's Flower Shoppe): Ruth Persinger
  11. $10 Gift Certificates (Toni's Flower Shoppe): Kay Stowe
  12. Christmas Box with Christmas and Note Cards (Rosie Faulds): Kay Stowe
  13. Tiffany Porcelain Special Edition Doll (Eddie Vinson): Verita Wallace
  14. Adorable Memories Porcelain Doll Holiday Edition (Eddie Vinson): Dan Skinner
  15. Ohio State Crock Pot (Drug Mart): Ashley D. Francisco
  16. Vintage Imperial Carnival Glass Plate (The Evergreen): Sharon Barnes
  17. Original Oil Painting (Sandy Hockler): Marilyn Vogt
  18. Wooden Reindeer Candle Holder and Candle (Crossroads): Lisa Hickman
  19. Basket of Gardening Items and One-Year Membership (North End Garden Club): Miriam Heydinger
  20. Christmas Quilt, 36x36 (Beth Leone): Richard Seckel
Reindeer Ranch (Gingerbread):

The winner is Joann Groh.

Friends Meeting Dates
The Friends will meet at the library.
Preschool Story Time
Enjoy an interactive story time full of music, movement, crafts, and activities that promote early literacy. Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, Wednesdays at 10:30am.
Family Movie
Join us and watch a ninja movie on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Mon, Jan 15th, 2-3:30pm.
Family Movie
Join us and watch a pony movie on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Mon, Jan 29th, 2-3:30pm.
Closed due to Weather
[CLOSED sign] The library will be closed today, due to the weather and road conditions. Mon, Jan 8th.
Closing at Noon (Weather)
The library is closing at noon, and for the rest of the day, on Friday, January 12th, due to weather reports and anticipated road conditions.
Adult Paint Night
Cost is $5. Supplies will be provided. You will leave with a canvas that you have painted. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Tue, Jan 30th at 6pm.
Cupcakes and Coloring (Offsite)
This program will be held at Cake and Icing on Harding Way West. Coloring supplies will be provided. Refreshments will be available for purchase from the host establishment. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Feb 8th at 6pm.
Food for Fines
During the month of February only, any non-perishable, non-expired food item donated is worth $1 off your fines.
Bingo for Books
Play bingo, win new and gently used books (max two per player). Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Tue, Feb 20th at 6pm.
Winter Reading Program
This program runs from January through February. Sign up at the main desk.
Teen Masquerade Party
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us after hours for food, games, and fun. Costumes are highly encouraged. All attendees should wear a mask. Masks should not cover the entire head, and the eyes must be visible. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Registration is required: call or stop by the library by Friday, February 9th to reserve your spot. Sat, Feb 10th, 6-8pm.
Library Board Meeting
Library Associating Meeting
Members of the Galion Public Library Association will meet in the Community Room. Mon, Apr 9th.
Family Movie
Join us and watch a movie about young musician named Miguel on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Sat, Mar 3rd at 2pm.
Family Movie
Join us and watch Ferdinand on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Sat, Mar 31st at 2pm.
Teen & Adult Movie Night
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released superhero movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. No registration is required. Tue, Mar 6th, 5:30-7:45pm.
Movie Night
Join us and watch The Greatest Showman on our big screen. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Sat, Apr 21st, 5-6:45pm.
Family Movie
Join us and watch Auggie's story on our big screen. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket and get comfortable. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Mon, Feb 19th at 2pm.
Teen & Adult Movie Night
Ages 12+ are invited to join us for a newly released game-themed adventure movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Children under 12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. No registration is required. Wed, Mar 21st at 5pm.
Superhero Saturday
Children of all ages are invited to drop in to the Children's Room between 1:00 and 4:00 pm for some superhero fun! We will have crafts, activities, and fun challenges. No registration is needed as this is a drop-in event. Sat, Mar 17th, 1-4pm.
Earth Day Event
Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with a Disneynature movie marathon and a special craft in the Children's Room. Crafts for children will be available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to attend the movie showings. Stop in for one movie or enjoy them all! Movies will begin at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. Children under 8 must be accompanied. No registration is required. Sat, Apr 21st, 10-4pm.
Spring Make-It-Take-It Crafts
Come in any time during library hours for spring crafts that you can make and take home. No registration is required.
Bubbles
Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us for some bubble fun, featuring an art project and a science experiment. Registration is required. Please call or visit the library to reserve your child's spot. Tue, May 15th, 4:30-5:30pm.
Iron Chef
Children in grades 3-6 are invited to join us for a chef battle. Teams will compete against the clock and see who can create the most amazing food dishes. Registration is required. Please call or visit the library to reserve your child's spot. Sat, May 19th, 2-3:30pm.
Family Movie Day
Join us to watch a movie about escaping from a magical videogame on our big screen. Thu, Apr 12th at 5pm.
Poetry Contest
In celebration of National Poetry Month, original pieces of poetry will be accepted April 1st — 28th. Stop by the main desk for contest details.
Genealogy Lock-In
Join us as we get to work on building our family trees. We will have plenty of staff and volunteers available to help you, whether you're a history novice or a genealogy veteran. Registration is required for this event. Thu, Mar 8th, 5-8pm.
Decluttering and Cleaning
It's spring cleaning time. Does your house need some clearing out? Come learn about all of the fun methods you could use to get rid of your unneeded stuff. If you have clutter, you hate cleaning, and you need to get a starting push for cleaning out your home, this is the program for you. Sign up is required, as space is limited. Thu, Apr 5th, 6-7pm.
Coffee and Coloring
Looking to relax and spend a night out? Do you love to color? Join us at The Candi Bar. The library will provide coloring pages and pencils, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the host establishment. Registration is required for this event. Thu, Apr 26th, 5-7pm.
Make-It Take-It Mason Jar Craft
Mason jars have long been a popular household item. We will be making Kleenex dispensers out of them. They'll be a great touch to any home or workspace. Space is limited: sign up is required. Thu, May 24th, 6-7:30pm.
Spring Book Sale
All books will be sold by donation. Thu, May 3rd, 9-8pm, Fri, May 4th, 9-5pm, and Sat, May 5th, 9-Noon.
Members-Only Hours for Spring Book Sale
Wed, May 2nd, 6-8pm.
Friends Meeting
Board of Trustees
The library board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.
Closed
[CLOSED] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.