TUSCARAWAS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM JUNE - AUGUST 2023 • ALL TOGETHER NOW • SUMMER READING For All Ages: Adults | Teens | Children REGISTER • READ READ • WIN KIDS CAMPS page 21 FUNDRAISERS Wine & Paint page 6 Garden Tour pages 8 & 9
2 ] www.tusclibrary.org Director’s Notes Summer is a magical time. The hustle and bustle of our regular routines slow a little, giving us more time to focus on ourselves, our families, things we enjoy doing, and things we may want to learn. Our library staff is EXCITED to welcome you into our libraries and to greet you when we are out and about at pop-up libraries and community festivals this summer. No matter your age, the library’s summer reading program can add to the magic of summer. This year’s summer reading theme, All Together Now, provides the perfect opportunity to participate in summer reading all together as a community. There are great programs for all ages to enjoy and you may even win some cool prizes! Meeting the needs of our community in the summer – and throughout the year – is important to us. Last fall, the Tuscarawas County Public Library System began the process of creating an updated Strategic Plan. The Board of Trustees selected The State Library of Ohio to serve as our consultant with the data gathering and planning process. Many of you shared your insights by participating in the community survey and participating in a focus group. Thank you! Your feedback, combined with general library data and input from the staff and the Board, helped us identify where the library will place its focus through 2026. On page 13, we are sharing a sneak peek of the strategic goals our Board of Trustees has selected and approved. We are excited to focus our efforts, through 2026, toward achieving outcomes for these six goal statements. Sincerely, Michelle McMorrow Ramsell Strasburg Branch 356 5th Street SW Strasburg, OH 44680 330-878-5711 Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sugarcreek Branch 120 South Broadway Sugarcreek, OH 44681 330-852-2813 Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuscarawas Branch 209 South Main Street Tuscarawas, OH 44682 740-922-2748 Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Mobile Services 121 Fair Avenue NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-4474 ext. 250 All locations will be closed: • July 4th • August 9th • September 4th Main Library 121 Fair Avenue NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-4474 Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bolivar Branch 455 West Water Street Bolivar, OH 44612 330-874-2720 Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 3 DISCOVER IN THIS ISSUE FEATURED EVENTS: Garden Tour Fundraiser ................... 8-9 Summer Reading ......................... 14-15 Pop-Up Libraries ................................. 19 Kids Camps ........................................ 21 Touch-A-Truck ..................................... 23 PROGRAMMING: Adults ................................................. 4-7 Technology ........................................ 10 Book Clubs and Discussions ......... 12-13 Teens .............................................. 16-17 Family Fun ........................................... 18 Animal Encounters ............................. 19 School-Age ........................................ 20 Early Learning ..................................... 22 StoryWalk® The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. at the Southside Community Park In partnership with the City of New Philadelphia and the City of New Philadelphia Park Board. Walk along the pollinator garden to read all of the pages to The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. All familes are welcome! Activities designed for children ages 2-8. Southside Community Park (1320 Oldtown Valley Rd. SE, New Philadelphia) Coming Soon! Join us on August 19th at 2:00 PM Enjoy a ribbon cutting, free books, craft activities, and more.
4 ] www.tusclibrary.org Adults Registration required. 5 ONGOING Roll into D & D Main Library Every Wednesday, June 7th-July 26th at 3:00 PM Roll for initiative and join us for a summer-long Dungeons and Dragons Campaign. Create a D&D character then play through a beginner-friendly campaign. Limit: 5 Book-a-Genealogist Main Library Select Thursdays: June 8th and June 22nd; July 13th and July 27th by appointment between 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM Let our genealogy specialist help you discover your family history. Book a 90-minute session. Tusky Walks Tusky Branch Every Friday, June 9th-July 28th at 10:00 AM Meet at the library to enjoy a walk around Tusky. (Weather permitting) Not Just Knitting Club Main Library 3rd Tuesday of the month: June 20th and July 18th from 5:00-7:00 PM Bring your needlecraft project of choice and join fellow crafters for some social time at this drop-in gathering. Staff can assist beginners. Bring your own supplies. The Library’s sewing machine will also be available for use. Music Discussion Main Library Last Friday of the month at 4:30 PM Discuss the hidden gems, classics, and best-selling records of all time from a range of genres. Reminisce and share the personal stories and memories these beautiful albums evoke. We will also talk about the artist and story behind each album. 4June 30th: In The Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra 4July 28th: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles Coloring, Coffee, & Tunes Tusky Branch Friday, June 9th from 1:00-3:00 PM We supply the coloring sheets and player; you bring your drink and favorite vinyl records. Author Rose Tipka Main Library Monday, June 12th at 6:30 PM Rose Tipka, one of the authors of the book Hospitable Hosts, will share her experience in building a business and becoming an Airbnb host. The book is a collection of true-life stories written by professional hosts from around the globe. Books will be available for purchase. Maker Bookmarks Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Tuesday, June 13th from 4:15- 6:15 PM Make a faux leather bookmark using the Cricut® . Limit: 2 people every 15 minutes. JUNE Chris Hart - Betsy Ross Main Library Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30 PM Join local actor and historian Chris Hart as he presents Betsy Ross - Her True Colors. Hart will portray Ross’s third husband John Claypoole. Tree of Life Wreath Main Library Wednesday, June 7th at 2:30 PM We will each design our own Tree of Life using moss, rope, and rocks. Limit: 10 Viewing the Summer Sky Main Library Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 PM Astronomy enthusiast Terry Barnhill will be here to talk about the best way to view the summer sky and will talk about the sun family neighborhoods. Travel Inspired Art Tusky Branch Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 PM Create a beautiful piece of watercolor art inspired by travel. Limit: 10 Canning Basics Main Library Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 PM Kate Shumaker from the OSU Extension Office will show how to use both a water bath and pressure canner, and which types of foods can be safely preserved using each method. Recipes will be shared during the program. Meet WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz Main Library Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM WKSU host, reporter, and producer Amanda Rabinowitz will be here to discuss her coverage of Northeast Ohio Sports, including her weekly podcast View from Pluto, as well as coverage of the local music scene. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Pressed Flower Lantern Main Library Thursday, June 15th at 5:30 PM Provide a pop of color to your home by making your own pressed flower lantern. Limit: 20 Summer Mocktail Drinks Bolivar Branch Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 PM Learn how to create some fun, summer-inspired mocktails! OSU Extension educator Chris Kendle will demonstrate how to make refreshing drinks that the entire family can enjoy. Limit: 20 House Plant Exchange Tusky Branch Saturday, June 17th at 12:00 PM Bring cuttings of your own house plants to exchange with fellow plant lovers. Cricut® Key Chain Main Library (Teens & Adults) Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 PM Create your own key chains with the Cricut® and vinyl. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have general computer skills. This will be a drop-in program on a first-come, first-serve basis. UFO Sightings in Tuscarawas County Main Library Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 PM Join us as local historian, Noel B. Poirier discusses local documented UFO sightings from the surrounding areas during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Limit: 100 East Avenue Cemetery Walk East Avenue Cemetery (1520 Delaware Dr., New Philadelphia) Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 AM Join us on a walk through the cemetery, led by Kim Jurkovic of the Tuscarawas County Historical Society. We will visit the final resting places of and learn stories about some interesting people from our county’s past. Meet at the cemetery mausoleum. Limit: 20 History of Monroe Mall Tusky Branch Tuesday, June 27th at 6:00 PM Learn about the history of Monroe Mall and share your own memories. Limit: 20 Afternoon Cards Tusky Branch Monday, June 19th at 3:00 PM Join us to play cards. Games played will depend on those attending. Medicare 101 Main Library Monday, June 19th at 6:30 PM Local United Healthcare Sales Representative Jay Culler will present on Medicare. This will be an overview of how Medicare works and the different options available for individuals to choose from for their healthcare. Limit: 10 Maker Bookmarks Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Tuesday, June 20th from 4:15 - 6:15 PM Make a wooden bookmark using the Cricut® . Limit: 2 people every 15 minutes. Pizza Grilling Strasburg Branch Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 PM Learn how to grill pizza in this live demo by Chris Kendle from the OSU Extension Office. Stories FROM THE PAST JUNE 6TH - BETSY ROSS JUNE 21ST - UFO SIGHTINGS IN TUSC. COUNTY JULY 20TH - DOVER'S TORCH MURDER OF 1934 JULY 25TH - CIVIL WAR ODDITIES AUGUST 16TH - WOODSTOCK WITH CHRIS HART & NOEL POIRIER MAIN LIBRARY AT 6:30 PM LIVING HISTORY Author Mindy McGinnis Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. While her settings may change, you can always count on her books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us. McGinnis will discuss her latest book A Long Stretch of Bad Days. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Main Library Thursday, June 20th at 6:00 PM
6 ] www.tusclibrary.org 7 Intro to Cricut® Design Space Main Library Thursday, June 29th at 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM Learn basic navigation of the Design Space software, explore Cricut®’s free images, projects, and fonts. During the program, complete a guided project to apply skills learned. Attendees must have basic computer knowledge, be able to use a mouse, and have a personal email address to create a Cricut® Design Space account. Limit: 6 Decorate Your Own Tote Bag with Cricut® Sugarcreek Branch Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 PM Design a personal tote bag with our Cricut® machine. Limit: 6 Cricut® Signs Bolivar Branch Thursday, June 29th at 4:30 - 6:30 PM Make your own personalized sign. We will be using Cricut® Design Space as well as the Cricut® machine. Basic computer skills required. These are 30-minute 1-on-1 sessions. Limit: 1 person per session Wooden Mason Jars Main Library Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 PM Come and paint a wooden mason jar to hang on your wall. Limit: 8 JULY Beatles Trivia Tusky Branch Monday, July 3rd at 1:00 PM Test your Beatles knowledge against other players. Limit: 10 Cooking Across the Continents Sugarcreek Branch Thursday, July 6th at 4:00 PM Join Chris Kendle from the OSU Extension Office as she shares great recipe dishes with corn. Samples will be provided. Limit: 25 Coloring, Coffee, & Tunes Tusky Branch Friday, July 7th from 1:00-3:00 PM We supply the coloring sheets and player; you bring your drink and favorite vinyl records. United Healthcare Dual Plans Main Library Tuesday, July 10th at 6:30 PM Join Jay Culler a local United Healthcare sales representative as he presents on United Healthcare’s Dual Plans. This presentation is for anyone interested in learning about dual plans, which are for individuals who are both Medicare and Medicaid participants. Limit: 10 Healthy You Heart Screening Main Library Wednesday, July 12th from 9:00-11:00 AM Healthy You Heart Screening is a 5-minute instant screening test for total cholesterol, good (HDL), and bad (LDL) cholesterol, as well as triglycerides and blood sugar. Most accurate results with a 12-hour fast. The test will be performed by a member of Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. Cost: $9 (Cash or check only) To register, call 330-602-0779. Button Flower Garden Main Library Wednesday, July 12th at 2:30 PM Plant a little button flower garden onto canvas for easy home decor. Limit: 10 Tusc BDD Info Session Main Library Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30 PM Join us as we host Nate Kamban, Superintendent at Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, to go over services that they are able to provide for our community. Mario Kart™ Racing Main Library Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 PM Think you’re the best? Come and challenge other adults who love racing and see who will be the winner! Limit: 10 Adopt-a-Pet Main Library Saturday, July 15th from 1:00-3:00 PM Meet with pets available for adoption from the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. During this time, we will also be collecting food and supplies for the County Humane Society. Sewing Sensory Mazes Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Monday, July 17th at 3:00 PM Sew a simple maze that will be given to a child with sensory needs. Limit: 8 Afternoon Cards Tusky Branch Monday, July 17th at 3:00 PM Join us to play cards. Games played will depend on those attending. Adults Registration required. Ask a Big Main Library Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30 PM Learn what it takes to become a mentor or volunteer, and what services are provided to area youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio. Ohio’s Romantic Tragedies Main Library Wednesday, July 19th at 6:30 PM Jim Kleefeld will share interesting stories and artifacts from couples who experienced tragedy, heartbreak, and triumph, during Ohio’s early 20th century. Hear the stories of Bogart & Bacall, John Dillinger’s fatal betrayal, Annie Oakley’s tragic accident, and more. Felt Flower Bouquet Main Library Thursday, July 20th at 5:30 PM Create your own felt flower bouquet. Limit: 20 Dover’s Torch Murder of 1934 Main Library Thursday, July 20th at 6:30 PM Tuscarawas County was not immune when it came to the rise of organized crime before, during, and after the era of Prohibition in the 1920s. Local historian, Noel Poirier will discuss the brutal gangland killing that took place in Tuscarawas County during the winter of 1934. Finding Your Elusive Ancestor Main Library Monday, July 24th at 6:00 PM We all have one - that mysterious ancestor who has left no apparent paper trail. This program will provide some hints for finding your elusive ancestor. Presented by genealogist Deb Kitko. Murder Mystery Book Tasting Tusky Branch Tuesday, July 25th at 6:00 PM Read short snippets from mystery books to see if you can decide who the murderers are. Watercolors: Bird Bolivar Branch Tuesday, July 25th at 6:00 PM Join us for hands-on instruction and learn watercolor techniques to create your own unique bird painting. Limit: 12 Chris Hart: Civil War Oddities Main Library Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30 PM Join local actor and historian Chris Hart as he presents Civil War Oddities. This program discusses strange events and coincidences that occurred during this epic 4-year battle. Included are tales of strange deaths, chance meetings, and unsolved mysteries. Becoming a Dementia Friend Main Library Thursday, July 27th at 6:30 PM If you have a loved one with dementia or are interested in the subject, Become a Dementia Friend. A global movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and now underway in the USA. The goal is to help everyone in a community understand five key messages about dementia, how it affects people, and how we each can have an influence on the lives of people living with the disease. Find A Grave Main Library Friday, July 28th at 3:30 PM Our staff will teach you the basics of findagrave.com. We will go over editing, linking, and adding memorials, plus more, on this genealogy website. Limit: 10 AUGUST Chris Hart: Woodstock Main Library Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30 PM Max Yasgur, as portrayed by local actor Chris Hart, will tell the story of the leasing of his dairy farm to the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Join Max at his kitchen table as he recalls those three days in August and more. FOR FREE Explore Reserve a Museum Pass online today! WINE & PAINT NIGHT A FUNDRAISER PRESENTED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - NP Enjoy a picnic and paint night outdoors surrounded by water lotus flowers in rural Ragersville. TICKETS $50 This event is subject to all applicable liquor laws and regulations. JULY 27TH AT 6:00 PM Photo Courtesy of Terry Barnhill
9 8 ] www.tusclibrary.org GARDEN TOUR FUNDRAISER PRESENTED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - NP JULY 8TH | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | $15 GREEN HOUSE | BUTTERFLY GARDEN | WATER FEATURES | HERBS JAPANESE GARDEN | NATIVE PLANTS | BUTTERFLY HOUSE BENEFITING THE TUSCARAWAS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION Enjoy a self-guided tour of six gardens in and around Tuscarawas County. For more information call 330-364-4474 ext. 221. 2023 Photo Courtesy of Terry Barnhill Hosta House — Located in Beach City, this garden has 1.5 acres dedicated to plantings. You will find numerous perennials including hydrangeas, 200 different varieties of daylilies, over 400 different varieties of hostas, as well as succulents, and fairy gardens that add charm to the garden all summer long. As you walk through the gardens, you will enjoy the relaxing sound of water from the koi pond and various fountains that are displayed throughout the property. Terra Depot — This nature specialty shop in Navarre features bird feeders, bird houses, delightful garden statuary, and more. Tour the 100’ high tunnel featuring seven heirloom varieties of red raspberries and learn how to support a healthy habitat with native plants including perennials, shrubs, and trees. Monarch Garden — Explore the abundance of perennials at this quaint home in the Village of Bolivar. Learn what plants attract butterflies while viewing the butterfly house, see what treasures are growing in the greenhouse, and enjoy the calming effects of this garden’s decorative pond. Zoar Wetland Arboretum — Nestled just outside the village of Zoar, the wetland is an 82-acre nature park, including 50 acres of woodland and 2 miles of walking trails surrounding the 30-acre shallow water marsh. Bird enthusiasts can view over 160 species including bald eagles. Stroll along the arboretum trail that includes 34 different labeled trees, or stop and view the variety of succulents and flowers blooming on the terraces. The Zoar Garden — Dating back to 1830 this garden located in the Historic Zoar Village is laid out as the Separatists of Zoar once had it planted. The garden is a representation of the New Jerusalem from the book of Revelations. 12 apostle trees circle a large center tree representing Jesus. A large variety of modern and historic plantings are available for view including peonies planted by the Separatists themselves. The garden also features a garden house with an attached hot house, one of the first in Ohio. Rock House Garden — This clearing in the woods located off 7 Mile Drive is surrounded by mature trees, fountains, and a picket fence with handmade iron gates. Stroll along the brick and gravel walks to view the Japanese garden, statues, and metal sculptures made by the homeowner. Enjoy the tranquil sound of a waterfall from the property’s pond. Notes for a pleasant tour: 1. Tickets are available for purchase at our five TCPL locations: Main Library in New Philadelphia, Bolivar, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, and Tuscarawas. Tickets will also be for sale at the Zoar Store during normal business hours. 2. Once you have your ticket, keep it with you throughout the tour. You will be required to present it upon entry at each garden. 3. Addresses for each garden can be found on the back of your ticket. 4. You may tour the sites in any order you choose, and we hope you stick around to enjoy the wonderful restaurants in the area. 5. Start early so you can visit all of the sites. 6. Please wear shoes you can walk in safely and comfortably. Touring the gardens will involve walking and may involve uneven ground.
11 10 ] www.tusclibrary.org ONGOING Book-a-Librarian Need help downloading our free digital collection or accessing one of our free databases? Do you have questions about our Makerspace equipment? Schedule a 30-minute private session to get your questions answered. To schedule an appointment please call 330-364-4474. JUNE Reading Trackers Main Library Tuesday, June 6th at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM Looking for an online reading log to help track all the books you read? Come learn about the various free reading tracker apps currently on the market. Special focus will be given to the Beanstack App that the Library uses for all our reading challenges. Limit: 6 per session Maker Bookmarks Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Tuesday, June 13th from 4:15- 6:15 PM Make a faux leather bookmark using the Cricut® . Limit: 2 people every 15 minutes. Beyond Books: Library Apps Main Library Thursday, June 15th at 12:00 PM The library offers apps for more than just books. Come explore what the library has to offer for free with your library card. Works with Android and iOS. Bring your device and follow along. Limit: 6 Cricut® Key Chain Main Library (Teens & Adults) Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 PM Create your own key chains with the Cricut® and vinyl. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have general computer skills. This will be a drop-in program on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cutting the Cord Main Library Tuesday, June 20th at 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM Thinking about getting rid of cable? Come learn about streaming services, how to connect these services to your TV, and more. Limit: 20 per session Maker Bookmarks Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Tuesday, June 20th from 4:15 - 6:15 PM Make a wooden bookmark using the Cricut® . Limit: 2 people every 15 minutes. Intro to Cricut® Design Space Main Library Thursday, June 29th at 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM Learn basic navigation of the Design Space software, and explore Cricut®’s free images, projects, and fonts. Then complete a guided project to apply the skills learned. Attendees must have basic computer knowledge, be able to use a mouse and have a personal email address to create a Cricut® Design Space account. Limit: 6 Decorate Your Own Tote Bag with Cricut® Sugarcreek Branch Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 PM Design a personal tote bag with our Cricut® machine. Limit: 6 Cricut® Signs Bolivar Branch Thursday, June 29th at 4:30 - 6:30 PM Make your own personalized sign. We will be using Cricut® Design Space as well as the Cricut® machine. Basic computer skills required. These are 30-minute 1-on-1 sessions. Limit: 1 person per session JULY Email Basics Main Library Thursday, July 13th at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM Learn basic email functions, including sending emails, attaching files, deleting emails, and organizing messages. Limit: 6 per session Google Photos Main Library Tuesday, July 18th at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM Learn how to organize, store, and share your photos, and videos with this free tool. A Google account is needed. Limit: 6 per session Technology Registration required. Beyond Books: Library Apps Main Library Thursday, July 20th at 12:00 PM The library offers apps for more than just books. Come explore what the library has to offer for free with your library card. Works with Android and iOS. Bring your device to follow along. Limit: 6 Beyond Books: Mango Languages Main Library Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM Are you looking to learn a new language? Or just a few words? Explore Mango Languages’ courses, for a computer or mobile app. Mango Languages is free with your Library Card. Limit: 6 per session Job & Career Assistance with OhioMeansJobs On-Demand Staff from OhioMeansJobs of Stark and Tuscarawas Counties will assist with job searching, uploading resumes, and basic navigation of the unemployment site. No need to register, just drop in and get assistance. 4Bolivar Branch 1st Wednesday of the month: June 7th and July 5th from 1:30-3:30 PM 4Main Library 2nd Wednesday of the month: June 14th and July 12th from 1:30-3:30 PM 4Sugarcreek Branch 4th Wednesday of the month: June 28th and July 26th from 1:30-3:30 PM WEEKLY MEETINGS SMART Recovery Every Tuesday, June 6th-August 29th 12:00 - 1:00 PM Main Library *No meeting on July 4th SMART Recovery is a self-help addiction recovery group that is free and open to anyone seeking support. Use scientifically-validated methods to become empowered to change and develop a more positive lifestyle.
13 12 ] www.tusclibrary.org Book Clubs & Discussions Registration required. LGBTQ+ Alliance Beyond Book Club Starbucks (125 Bluebell Dr. SW, New Philadelphia) 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM Join us in a safe and welcoming space to discuss topics related to LGBTQ+ themes and artists. 4June 14th: Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum 4July 12th: Choose Your Own! Pick your own book, movie, music, etc. to discuss with the group. 4August 16th: The 2015 film, The Danish Girl (Note: Date Change) Strasburg Book Discussion Strasburg Branch Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM 4June 15th: Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley 4July 20th: The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian 4August 17th: Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran Afternoon Book Discussion Main Library Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 PM 4June 20th: The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming 4July 18th: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman 4August 15th: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy Continuous Book Discussion Tuscarawas Branch Read the monthly book selection then come in and rate the novel from 1 to 5 stars. 4June 1st: The Guncle by Steven Rowley 4July 1st: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue 4August 1st: A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella Girls’ Night Out Book Club Main Library Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM 4June 8th: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue 4July 13th: The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey 4August 10th: The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester Bolivar Book Discussion Bolivar Branch Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM 4June 20th: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (Note: Meet the author at the Main Library at 6:00 PM.) 4July 18th: A Woman of Intelligence by Karin Tanabe 4August 15th:The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill (Held at Lock 7 Coffeehouse) The Final Chapter Book Club Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM 4June 22nd: The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell 4July 27th: No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor 4August 24th: Overboard by Sara Paretsky Cookbook Lunch Club Main Library Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12:00 PM We choose the cookbook, you select and make a recipe from that book, then we get together to share the finished products. 4June 28th: I Dream of Dinner (So You Don’t Have To) by Ali Slagle 4July 26th: The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters 4August 23rd: Snacks for Dinner: Small Bites, Full Plates, Can’t Lose by Lukas Volger Music Discussion Main Library Last Friday of the month at 4:30 PM Discuss the hidden gems, classics, and best-selling records of all time from a range of genres. Reminisce and share the personal stories and memories these beautiful albums evoke. 4June 30th: In The Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra 4July 28th: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles NEW BOOK CLUBS Murder Mystery Book Club Sugarcreek Branch Meets on select Mondays at 11:00 AM 4June 12th: The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke 4July 10th: Death of a Traitor by M.C. Beaton 4August 14th: Grime and Punishment by Jill Churchill It Screams Vintage Book Club Main Library Meets on Select Tuesdays 5:30 PM Join us to discuss campy, fun, and creepy ‘80s and ‘90s horror books. 4June 13th: Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney 4June 27th: The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike 4July 11th: Fear Street: The New Girl by R.L. Stine 4August 1st: Overdue by Richie Tankersley Cusick 4August 15th: Locked in Time by Lois Duncan 4August 29th: Whispers from the Dead by Joan Lowery Nixon Banned Book Club Main Library Meets on select Saturdays at 11:00 AM Book banning and challenges are on the rise. Read (or re-read) titles that have been challenged then come together to discuss the concerns raised about the book, consider what the author wished to convey, and talk about what the book may offer readers. Coffee and a breakfast treat will be provided. 4June 17th: Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank 4July 22nd: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by May Angelou 4August 19th: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult Hopeless Romantics Book Club Main Library Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM If you enjoy cheesy and fun romance books, this book club is for you! Join us to discuss your favorite romance tropes, giggle about the latest fictional couples, and squeal over spicy moments between them. 4June 20th: Beach Read by Emily Henry 4July 18th: Bridgerton: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn 4August 15th: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert Accessibility for All Goal: Library customers will have access to all library resources and services regardless of ability, background, socioeconomic status, education level, or any other factor that may be a barrier to library users. Celebrate Diversity Goal: The Library will provide and promote programs and services that foster appreciation and understanding of our individual heritage and that of our neighbors, as well as opportunities to celebrate diversity in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Know Your Community Goal: The library will strengthen its community engagement by nurturing existing partnerships and welcoming new collaborative opportunities that will further enhance library programming and services that meet community needs. Lifelong Learning Goal: Library customers will have access to engaging collections, vibrant programming, innovative technologies, and vital services that they need to explore topics of personal interest and enrichment. Optimizing our Assets Goal: Library staff and board will analyze and evaluate current policies, procedures, services, and programs in an effort to ensure they are both effective and supportive in meeting customer needs and cultivating a positive library culture. Social Services Goal: The library will develop partnerships with local social service agencies to provide resources and programming that will support library customers facing life-changing obstacles such as addiction, mental illness, poverty, food insecurity, homelessness, and unemployment. Strategic Plan Sneak Peek (September 2023 through December 2026) Selected Areas of Focus & Goals Here’s a sneak peek of the library’s areas of focus through 2026. These goal statements were developed with input from you. Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. Watch for the full strategic plan this fall. We look forward to continuing to provide meaningful library materials, programs, and services that meet the need of our Tuscarawas County community. Borrow ebooks & audiobooks for free on Libby, the one-tap reading app from our library. Here’s how you can get started: Make any ebook large print! Don’t have a device or can’t download apps? 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14 ] www.tusclibrary.org 15 SUMMER READING JUNE 5TH-JULY 29TH 2023 GRAND PRIZE OPTIONS ADULTS FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE AKRON ZOO KINDLE FIRE TEENS NINTENDO LITE KIDS 3 KIWICO STEAM KITS OUTDOOR YARD GAMES Visit one of our five locations for additional prizes. • REGISTER • READ • WIN • • READING LOG • SUMMER READING REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 22ND 2023 Those who register for Summer Reading will receive a free tote bag, while supplies last. • KIDS • TEENS • ADULTS ADULTS • Read 20 Hours • KICK OFF PARTIES • I’ve read 1 hour. 1 I’ve read 2 hours. 1 I’ve read 3 hours. 1 I’ve read 4 hours. 1 I’ve read 5 hours. 1 I’ve read 6 hours. 1 I’ve read 7 hours. 1 I’ve read 8 hours. 1 I’ve read 9 hours. 1 I’ve read 10 hours. 1 I’ve read 11 hours. 1 I’ve read 12 hours. 1 I’ve read 13 hours. 1 I’ve read 14 hours. 1 I’ve read 15 hours. 1 I’ve read 16 hours. 1 I’ve read 17 hours. 1 I’ve read 18 hours. 1 I’ve read 19 hours. 1 I’ve read 20 hours. 1 Download the Beanstack app to get started. Don’t have access to the internet? Keep track on the reading log below and contact our library when you have completed the challenge. NAME: __________________________________ Each hour read earns an entry into one of our grand prize drawings. Kids who read 20 hours will earn a free book. Strasburg Branch Thursday, May 25th from 6:00 -7:30 PM Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer Reading with the Strasburg Branch and the PTG. Kids attending Strasburg-Franklin Elementary can walk in the costume parade. Watch the parade as it kicks off at the Library and proceeds to the school where there will be games and food for everyone. Bolivar Branch Thursday, June 1st from 5:30 -7:30 PM Come celebrate the beginning of summer reading during this family-friendly event filled with games and activities! Main Library Thursday, June 1st from 5:30 -8:00 PM Start your summer off right and registered for Summer Reading! Enjoy food, crafts, and a reptile show from Realm of Reptiles. Live music will be provided by New Philadelphia High School Advanced Guitar Ensemble-member Alisha Ford. Sugarcreek Branch Friday, June 2nd from 4:00 -6:00 PM Join us for a fun-filled evening of playing games, face painting, crafting station, and sign up for Summer Reading! Tusky Branch Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sign up for Summer Reading, play games, and enjoy some snacks. ALL TOGETHER NOW SUMMER READING TODOS JUNTOS AHORA 2023 Tuff Bags: Summer Meal Program Main Library North Broadway Parking Lot Every Thursday, June 8th - August 10th from 2:30-3:30 PM Families with preschool - high school aged children are encouraged to call 330-401-3283 or email Walker@co.tuscarawas.oh.us to enroll their child in the Summer Meal Program.
16 ] www.tusclibrary.org 17 ONGOING Anime Club Main Library (Grades 6-12) 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:005:00 PM 4June 8th: Anime Guess Who Game 4July 13th: Candy Sushi Making Limit: 10 Teen Lit Box All locations (Grades 6-12) Registration deadlines: June 16th, July 21st, and August 18th at 12:00 PM Sign up for a monthly book-themed box. Each box will include one library book (checked out to your card), as well as several other items you get to keep - like buttons, crafts, and more. Limit: 15 Art Camp Sugarcreek Branch (Grades 6-12) Select Fridays from 2:00-4:00 PM Enjoy an educational experience at our first-ever Art Camp! 4June 9th: Create Your “Wreck This” Journal 4June 23rd: Friendship Bracelets 4July 7th: Self-Care Bath Bombs 4July 21st: Create Pencil Pouches with Cricut® Limit: 10 per session Art Camp: Artist Spotlight Main Library (Grades 6-12) Select Tuesdays: June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, and July 25th at 12:00 PM Each camp day we will focus on a different artist, evaluate their mediums and techniques, and try and make our own creation using what we have learned. Limit: 8 per session JUNE Scrape Painting Main Library (Grades 6-12) Wednesday, June 7th at 3:00 PM Stop in to try some experimental scrape painting. Make a colorful creation to express yourself. Limit: 10 Kind Bombing the Library Tusky Branch (Grades 6-12) Monday, June 12th at 1:00 PM Write inspirational messages and hide them around the library for other customers to find. Explorer Book Discussion Strasburg Branch (Grades 6-12) Monday, June 12th at 3:00 PM Read a book that takes place in another country and discuss it in this fun new book discussion while tasting food from the country. Limit: 10 Lunchin’ with the Library Salvation Army (Ages 18 and under) (809 Emmet Ave NW, New Philadelphia) Every Thursday, June 15th - August 10th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Join us at the picnic pavilion for a Pop-Up Library with lunch provided in the cafeteria by the Salvation Army/Learning Zone Summer Food Program. Bring your library card or sign up for a new one and check out materials, register for programs, and even listen to a storytime. A hot lunch will be provided from 11: 00 AM - 12:00 PM for children ages 18 and under in attendance. Civic Camp Strasburg Branch (Grades 5-12) Select Thursdays at 11:00 AM Learn about what makes our community function by exploring a different location each week. 4June 22nd: Fire Station 4June 29th: Mayor’s Office 4July 6th: Police Station Limit: 12 per session Maker Bookmarks Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Tuesday, June 13th from 4:15- 6:15 PM Make a faux leather bookmark using the Cricut®. Limit: 2 people every 15 minutes. Mario Kart™ Tournament Main Library (Grades 6-12) Wednesday, June 14th at 3:00 PM Join us for a Mario Kart™ Tournament on the Switch. Challenge your friends and win some fun prizes. This event is first come, first serve for 8 teens. Cricut® Key Chain Main Library (Teens & Adults) Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 PM Create your own key chains with the Cricut® and vinyl. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have general computer skills. This will be a drop-in program on a first-come, first-serve basis. Maker Bookmarks Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Tuesday, June 20th from 4:15 - 6:15 PM Make a wooden bookmark using the Cricut® . Limit: 2 people every 15 minutes. Author Mindy McGinnis Main Library (Teens & Adults) Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00 PM McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. McGinnis will discuss her latest book, A Long Stretch of Bad Days. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Kindness Rock Painting Main Library (Grades 6-12) Wednesday, June 21st at 3:00 PM Paint some rocks with kind words or phrases and leave them around the library for a stranger to pick up. Limit: 10 Create: Art Bolivar Branch (Grades 6-12) Thursday, June 22nd at 3:00 PM Make your own masterpiece on canvas with acrylic paints. Limit: 12 Snacking Around the World Tusky Branch (Grades 6-12) Monday, June 26th at 1:00 PM Come try snacks from other countries. Limit: 10 Super Taster Test: Taste the Rainbow Main Library (Grades 6-12) Wednesday, June 28th at 3:00 PM Are you a Super Taster? Join our program to find out! We will have a blind skittles taste test and conduct an experiment with taste test strips. Limit: 10 JULY Friendship Pins and Bracelets Main Library (Grades 6-12) Wednesday, July 5th at 3:00 PM Make friendship pins and bracelets to give to someone you care about. Limit: 10 Design: Stickers Bolivar Branch (Grades 6-12) Thursday, July 6th from 1:00-6:00 PM Would you like to design and create your own stickers? Learn how you can use the Design Space and Cricut® machine to make your own stickers. Basic computer skills required. These are 30-minute 1-on-1 sessions. Limit: 1 customer per session Bead Suncatcher Tusky Branch (Grades 6-12) Monday, July 10th at 1:00 PM Create a beautiful suncatcher to hang in your window. Limit: 10 Explore: 3D Design Bolivar Branch (Grades 6-12) Tuesday, July 11th at 3:00 PM or 6:00 PM In this class, you will learn a quick basic navigation of TinkerCAD design space to create a custom model. Basic computer skills required. Limit: 6 per session Super Smash Bros™ Tournament Main Library (Grades 6-12) Wednesday, July 12th at 3:00 PM Join us for Super Smash Bros™ Tournament on the Switch. Challenge your friends and win some fun prizes. This event is first come, first serve for 8 teens. Sewing Sensory Mazes Strasburg Branch (Teens & Adults) Monday, July 17th at 3:00 PM Sew a simple maze that will be given to a child with sensory needs. Limit: 8 Creative Writing Challenge Main Library (Grades 6-12) Wednesday, July 19th at 3:00 PM Put your creativity to the test and play some writing games with us. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Limit: 10 Laser Tag After Hours Main Library (Grades 6-12) Friday, July 28th at 6:00 PM Enjoy laser tag and pizza in the library after hours. A signed permission slip is needed for this program and can be picked up at the adult reference desk. Limit: 16 Teens Registration required.
18 ] www.tusclibrary.org 19 JUNE Leaping Lizards Strasburg Branch Thursday, June 8th at 5:00 PM Learn about and interact with a variety of reptiles. Akron Zoomobile Bolivar Fire Department (456 Water St SW, Bolivar) Saturday, June 17th at 1:00 PM Join the Akron Zoomobile to see and interact with three live animal ambassadors and learn about them. Limit: 90 Pet Parade Tuscarawas Branch Tuesday, June 27th at 6:00 PM Meet outside the Tusky Branch to parade up and down Main Street with our furry friends! JULY Birds of Prey Sugarcreek Fire Dept. Pavilion (152 N. Broadway) Friday, July 14th at 2:00 PM Join a representative from the Ohio Bird Sanctuary as they share a live bird of prey presentation. Limit: 80 Native Ohio Animals Main Library Friday, July 21st from 1:00-2:00 PM Meet animal ambassadors from the Ohio Wildlife Center during this educational program. ONGOING Gratitude for the Community Bolivar Branch Every Week, June 5th - July 29th Join us every week to create thank you notes or drawings for community organizations that keep the Village of Bolivar operating. DIY Buttons Tuscarawas Valley Farmer’s Market (259 S. Tuscarawas Ave, Dover) Select Wednesdays; June 7th, July 5th, and August 2nd from 3:00 - 7:00 PM Create your own personalized button using our button maker, while supplies last. Board Game Afternoons Tusky Branch Every Thursday, June 8th-July 27th at 1:00 PM Come play board games or bring your own to play in the air conditioning. Minute to Win It Games Main Library Select Saturdays: June 10th and June 24th; July 1st and July 15th at 3:30 PM You’re invited to test your skills in a series of challenges. Can you complete the task? You have one minute to win it! Chalk the Walk Bolivar Branch Wednesday, June 14th and July 12th at 11:00 AM Join us outside to help decorate the sidewalk with your own chalk creations. Family Board Game Night Main Library Wednesday, June 14th and July 12th at 6:00 PM Come join us for a fun night filled with classic board games. Limit: 30 Family Fun Registration required. Literary Character Classics Strasburg Branch Select Thursdays from 5:15-6:15 PM Stories, games, and snacks focused on our monthly literary characters. 4June 15th: Madeline 4July 6th: Frog and Toad Create A Masterpiece Bolivar Branch Friday, June 23rd and July 21st from 2:00-4:30 PM Come and create your own unique masterpiece to take home. Available while supplies last. Family Read Days at Park Village Park Village Southside (1019 Oldtown Valley Rd SE, New Philadelphia) Select Saturdays at 10:00 AM Get paired with a resident and read a book together while also enjoying an activity. Families should have at least one child or adult that is of reading age. 4June 24th: Pets! Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a pet show-and-tell. 4July 8th: Desserts! Read books and decorate cookies together. 4August 12th: Colors! Come dressed in your favorite color. Senior Storytelling Sugarcreek Branch Monday, June 26th and July 17th at 10:00 AM Join the members of the Garaway Senior Center and school-age children for a library read-in day. The children can read their favorite stories to the seniors, and then the seniors will read a story in return. Limit: 40 JUNE Touch-a-Truck Main Library Parking Lot Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 PM Are you ready to see your favorite trucks? Explore big trucks and machinery from throughout the community where the workers will take you through a day using their equipment. Rain date: June 15th Science Heroes Main Library Friday, June 16th at 2:00 PM Unlikely heroes must work together to save the planet from a super-polluter. Volunteers conduct experiments about the changing states of matter, air pressure, the laws of motion, and more! Co-Op Puzzle Race Main Library Friday, June 23rd at 4:00 PM Your family will get a bag of mixed-up puzzle pieces. You have to ask the other families if they have any of your pieces. Race to collect your pieces and complete your puzzle first! Limit: 30 JULY Storytime at Zoar Gardens Zoar Gardens (198 E. 3rd St, Zoar) Select Wednesdays: July 5th, July 19th, and July 26th at 11:30 AM Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children. This storytime will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Limit: 30 Unbirthday Party Tusky Branch Tuesday, July 18th at 6:00 PM Come celebrate everyone’s birthday with food and games. Limit: 50 DIY Delicious Pup Treats Main Library Friday, July 21st at 2:00 PM Come in and make refreshing dog treats for the fur babies at the County Dog Pound. Then create a card to share with them. Limit: 30 Made-It and Lemonade-It Main Library Saturday, July 22nd at 2:00 PM Join us for a fun-filled time drinking lemonade and making crafts. Limit: 30 Animal Encounters Registration required. Baltic Village Hall (102 W Main St., Baltic) Every Monday from June 5th through August 28th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM Tuscarawas Valley Farmer’s Market Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds (259 S. Tuscarawas Ave, Dover) Select Wednesdays: June 7th and June 21st; July 5th and July 19th; August 2nd, August 16th, and August 30th from 3:00 - 7:00 PM Dundee Ball Field (5978 State Route 93, Dundee) Select Tuesdays: June 13th and June 27th; July 11th and July 25th; August 8th and August 22nd from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
KIDS SUMMER CAMP 20 ] www.tusclibrary.org 21 Nature Camp Southside Community Park (Ages 6-12) (1320 Oldtown Valley Rd. SE, New Phila) Select Dates at 10:00 AM Enjoy fun activities in the great outdoors and like all good summer camps, s’mores will also be involved! (In case of inclement weather, we will be meeting at the hilltop pavilions at Tuscora Park.) 4Tuesday, June 6th: Painting with Nature 4Saturday, June 24th: Painting with Nature 4Saturday, July 15th: Flower Bookmarks 4Tuesday, July 18th: Flower Bookmarks Limit: 20 per session STEAM Camp Main Library (Grades 3-5) Every Tuesday, June 6th - June 27th at 1:00 PM Each week, kids will explore the subjects in STEAM such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Limit: 30 Celebrations Camp Tusky Branch (Grades 1-5) Select Wednesdays, June 7th and June 21st; July 5th and July 19th at 1:00 PM Join us as we explore different celebrations from around the world. Limit: 25 Cooking for Kids Camp Main Library (Grades 3-5) Select Thursdays at 3:00 PM Do you enjoy cooking? Have fun with food and transform your tastebuds during this camp. 4June 8th: Chopped Theme 4June 15th: Recipes Around the World 4June 22nd: Nutrition- Make it better and keep the flavor Limit: 30 TinkerCad Camp Bolivar Branch (Grades 3-5) Tuesday, June 13th and June 27th at 3:00 PM or 6:00 PM You will learn a basic navigation of TinkerCAD design space to create a custom model. Basic computer skills required. Limit: 6 per session Civic Camp Strasburg Branch (Grades 5-12) Select Thursdays at 11:00 AM Learn about what makes our community function by exploring a different location each week. 4June 22nd: Fire Station 4June 29th: Mayor’s Office 4July 6th: Police Station Limit: 12 Theatre Camp Main Library (Grades K-8) Select Thursdays, June 22nd and June 29th; July 6th and July 13th at 4:30 PM Students will learn essential theatre skills and terms, engage in dramatic play, explore dance, movement, and song. Limit: 30 Wizardry Camp Main Library (Grades 3-5) Every Monday, July 3rd - July 31st at 3:00 PM We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to attend our Wizardry Camp. Please feel free to dress up with your wizard gear, like your robes and wands. Limit: 30 Music Camp Main Library (Grades K-5) Every Wednesday, July 5th - July 26th at 4:00 PM Learn how storytelling and music come together. Learn the basics of reading music and work on a kid’s chorus from an opera each week. Art Camp Main Library (Grades K-2) Select Tuesdays at 1:00 PM Explore different art mediums and techniques then create your own art piece. Prepare to get messy. 4July 11th: Portraits 4July 18th: Sculpture 4July 25th: Splatter Painting Limit: 30 ONGOING Lunch Aloud Strasburg Branch (Grades 1-6) Every Monday, June 12th - July 24th at 12:30 PM Listen to a few chapters of a story while eating a provided lunch. By the end of the summer, we’ll have read an entire book together. Parents should drop children off. Summer Games Strasburg Branch (Grades 1-6) Every Monday, June 12th - July 24th at 1:15 PM Play a variety of games in the backyard of the library. Lunchin’ with the Library Salvation Army (Ages 18 and under) (809 Emmet Ave NW, New Philadelphia) Every Thursday, June 15th - August 10th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Join us at the picnic pavilion for a Pop-Up Library with lunch provided in the cafeteria by the Salvation Army/Learning Zone Summer Food Program. Bring your library card or sign up for a new one and check out materials, register for programs, and even listen to a storytime. A hot lunch will be provided from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM for children ages 18 and under in attendance. STEAM at the Park Park Place Youth Center (Ages 6-12) (161 Tuscora Ave. NW, New Philadelphia) 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM Join us each month for a fun educational activity. Make sure to dress in clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy in. 4June 20th: Ice Cream in a Bag 4July 18th: Bubble Bash Limit: 20 per session Lego® Builders Club Bolivar Branch (Grades K-5) Friday, June 30th and July 28th from 3:00-4:30 PM Complete a small building challenge then build whatever you would like. JUNE Summer Abroad Stories Main Library (Grades K-3) Tuesday, June 6th at 4:00 PM Explore the culture of South America and complete a craft on Machu Picchu. Kindness Jar Main Library (Grades 3-5) Friday, June 9th at 2:00 PM Decorate an act of kindness jar while we talk about being kind to others. Limit: 25 Tales Writing Workshop Main Library (Grades 3-5) Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 PM Let’s listen to tales from around the world and then write our own. Limit: 30 Game On Main Library (Grades 3-5) Wednesday, June 14th at 2:00 PM Have fun competing in weird and wacky games. Limit: 30 All Together Now Pins Sugarcreek Branch (Grades K-5) Tuesday, June 20th at 3:00 PM Stop in and create your All Together Now pin on the library’s button maker. Summer Abroad Stories Main Library (Grades K-3) Tuesday, June 20th at 4:00 PM Explore European cultures and complete a Swiss-inspired craft. RC Flying Group Oldtown Valley Flyers Club (Grades K-5) (10141 Wilkshire Boulevard, Bolivar) Saturday, June 24th at 1:00 PM Join the Oldtown Valley Flyers Club to learn about RC Flyers and drones. We will start at the branch for an education program and then travel to Oldtown Valley Flyers Club’s field to fly RC flyers. Parents will provide the transportation. Limit: 12 DIY Journal Main Library (Grades 3-5) Friday, June 30th at 2:00 PM Decorate your own journal. Limit: 25 School-Age Registration required. JULY Friendship Bracelets Main Library (Grades K-5) Saturday, July 8th at 3:00 PM Have fun making friendship bracelets. Limit: 30 Summer Abroad Stories Main Library (Grades K-3) Tuesday, July 11th at 4:00 PM Explore the cultures of Asia and complete a Japanese cherry blossom craft. Lego® Disaster Island Tusky Branch (Grades 1-5) Tuesday, July 11th at 6:00 PM Can you build what is needed to escape disaster island? Affirmation Jar Main Library (Grades 3-5) Friday, July 14th at 2:00 PM Make a self-affirmation jar while we talk about being kind to ourselves. Limit: 25 Fly Swatter Painting Bolivar Branch (Grades K-5) Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00 AM Create a one-of-a-kind art piece. Wear old clothes for a fun messy time. Rain date: July 29th Limit: 10 Summer Abroad Stories Main Library (Grades K-3) Tuesday, July 25th at 4:00 PM Explore the cultures of Africa and complete a Ghana-inspired craft. Flower Suncatcher Bolivar Branch (Grades K-5) Thursday, July 27th at 6:00 PM Join us to create your own special flower suncatcher. You are welcome to bring your own flowers. Limit: 10 AUGUST Sink or Float: Candy Edition The Movement Community Center (Grades K-5) (216 W Main St., Port Washington) Friday, August 11th from 2:00-3:00 PM Join Mobile Services for a “sink or float” activity with your favorite candies and learn the science behind it! Limit: 20