February Special Events
Bryan Main Library Events
Bath Bombs for Valentine’s Day in the Children’s Department
The Bryan Main Library Children’s Department will have a “Bath Bombs for Valentine’s Day” Make&Take program on Friday, February 7, from 4 to 5 pm. During the program, children and teens, ages 8 through 18 years, will get to make and take their very own Valentine’s Day bath bomb. Keep it for some fizzy fun, or give it to someone you love!
This is a FREE program. Please register by February 6 to attend, as class size is limited to 20 participants.
Page & Plate Cookbook Club Makes Valentine’s Day Recipes
Attend the next meeting of the Williams County Public Library Page & Plate Cookbook Club! Page & Plate is a FREE cookbook club which meets the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Harmon Room of the WCPL Local History Center from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM. This month’s meeting is on February 13th, and participants are asked to pick their favorite Valentine’s Day recipe, made from a recipe of their choice. Will partakers pick a classic fave they’ve had in their recipe box for many years? Or will they pick a new fun recipe from a cookbook? Either way, the results will be made with love!
If you are interested in participating in Page & Plate, just call or stop in the Bryan Main Library Adult Department to sign up for the recipe you would like to make, so no duplicate dishes will be brought. Come on your lunch hour to talk about all things cooking, while enjoying delicious food and great company!
This is a FREE program, and you must register to attend by Tuesday, February 11th, as there is a limit of 15 participants.
Canvas & Cookies Class
The Bryan Main Library will host a Canvas & Cookies class on Thursday, February 20, from 6 to 8 PM. The class will be held in the Carnegie Room of the Bryan Main Library’s Adult Department. This is a FREE event, but you must register to attend, as supplies are limited! Snack on cookies while you have a “blind date with a canvas.” This month’s painting is a mystery to be revealed! Come join the fun! Open to adults of all artistic levels. All supplied needed will be provided by the library.
The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506. For more information, or to sign up for events that require registration, please call 833-633-READ x 221 (Adult Dept.), or x 223 (Children's Dept.)
Local History Center Events
Booze, Bibles, & Bad Guys: Prohibition in the Country & Williams County
On January 17, 1920 the United States embarked on what was called ‘The Noble Experiment: the 18th Amendment effectively banned alcohol from national life. Through the next 13 years, the country was dry, at least in theory. Come to this program at the WCPL Local History Center to hear the story of how this event shaped the lives of Americans, and the citizens of Williams County. From radio evangelists and ‘do-gooder’ social reformers declaring a paradise on earth, the Mafia riding a wave of illegal booze to become a powerful force in America, to some local citizens caught in the grey area of illegality, the story of Prohibition reaches far beyond THE UNTOUCHABLES and the Roaring Twenties.
This is a FREE program for adults, and will be presented in the Harmon Room of the WCPL Local History Center, on Monday, February 24 at 6:30 pm. Registration is NOT required.
The Local History Center is located on the northeastern corner of High and Main Streets in Bryan, Ohio. For more information, or to sign up for events that require registration, please call 833-633-READ x 275.
Edgerton Branch Library Events
Blind Date with a Book
Offered for the last five years, and back by popular demand, the Edgerton Branch Library is once again hosting “Blind Date with a Book.” This program will run the entire month of February!
Here’s how it works:
1. Choose a book from the ‘blind date with a book shelf.”
2. Check out, and read the book.
3. Rate your “date!”
4. Enter a drawing to win a gift certificate to Rita’s Family Dining with your favorite date!
Stop in and join in on the fun. This is an adult program.
One Drop at a Time Essential Oils Class
Each month, the Edgerton Branch Library hosts a program about essential oils called “One Drop at a Time.” On Wednesday, February 5th, from 1 to 2 pm, you can stop in and learn all about the featured oil blend “Breathe,” which can be used in a variety of ways, from applying it topically to the chest, back, and feet, to using it in a diffuser! “Breathe” may help maintain a feeling of clear airways & easy breathing, while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. Come learn all about this oil blend!
This is a FREE program for ADULTS. Please register by February 3 to attend. Limit of 20 participants.
Kids! Come on over to the Edgerton Branch Library after school on Wednesdays in February to join a Lego Club! February 5th is for kindergartners and first grade. February 12th is for second and third grades, and February 19th is for fourth and fifth grade! Have fun creating and building with your friends!
Stop in and join in on the fun. This program is for school-aged children
Breakfast Club For Kids
Attention fourth and fifth graders! The Edgerton Branch Library has a “Breakfast Club” on Saturday, February 8, from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Come in your jammies, stay for a hot breakfast, and discuss the book “Adventures of a Cat Whiskered Girl” by Daniel Pinkwater. Stop in the library to pick up a copy today! This book is an Accelerated Reader (AR) level 4.5, and is worth 6 points!
This is a FREE program. Please register by February 1 to attend, as there is a limit of 15 participants.
Valentine String Art
The Edgerton Branch Library will be hosting a “Valentine String Art” program on Monday, February 10, from 5:30-6:30 pm. This program will be offered for FREE to adults, teens, and children, ages 10 and older. Adult participants will make red and pink hearts, made of string, wound around a grid of nails, hammered to a wooden board. Children will make one big heart. The result is something beautiful! Please register by February 1. There are 15 spots available for adults, and 10 for children.
Valentine Explosion Box
Love is in the air at the Edgerton Branch Library! Teens, ages 13 and older, are invited to make a “Valentine Explosion Box” on Friday, February 14, from 1 to 2 PM. Please bring 10-15 pictures that can be cropped for this fun project. (Note: close-up pictures/selfies are not the best choice to use when selecting photos for your box) This program is FREE to attend, and all other supplies needed for the project will be provided; just bring your pictures! Please register by February 7 to attend, as there is a limit of 12 participants.
Bingo for Books
Kids! Come on over to the Edgerton Branch Library after school on Friday, February 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM and “Bingo for Books!” During this program, children play bingo and can win A.R. books as prizes! So, if you are between the ages of 7-14, join in on the fun! This is a FREE program for children! Please register by February 15 to attend, as space is limited to 20 participants.
The Edgerton Branch Library is located at 319 N. Michigan Avenue Edgerton, OH 43517. For more information on these events, or to register, please call 833-633-READ x 290.
Edon Branch Library Events
Makerspace: Simple Quilting Series
During the month of February, the Edon Branch Library will be hosting a program called “Makerspace: Simple Quilting.” Makerspace is a place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. This program will run each Thursday, February 6, 13, 20 & 27th from 2-4 pm.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn the techniques of basic quilting! Participants will complete a simple quilting project during the 4-week course! Sewing machines and material will be provided, but you may bring your own as well. This program is being offered to adults and teens at no charge. Registration is not required. 10 spots available!
Romance (Movies) in the Afternoon
During the month of February, you can stop in to the Edon Branch Library on Fridays at 2 pm to enjoy watching “Romance (Movies) in the Afternoon.” On February 7, the feature film will be “Return to Me,” a film is about a man who lost his wife in a car accident, but ends up finding love in an unusual way. On February 21, come watch “Sabrina”, which is about the daughter of the chauffer of a wealthy family, returning from Paris as a glamorous woman, who gains the attention of two brothers. On February 28, come watch “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, which is about a woman who has her family concerned because she is 30 years old and unmarried. She ends up falling in love with Ian is worried her parents will be upset because he isn’t Greek!
Stop in and get your dose of “romance” all month long! This is a FREE program for ADULTS, and registration is NOT required!
“Painted Feathers” Program
On Monday, February 10, from 6 to 8 pm, the Edon Branch Library will have a “Painted Feathers” program, hosted by Deb Ridgway. Explore your bohemian side as you paint on the very unique “canvas” of 6 feathers! There are limitless design possibilities! This program is for adults and teens. Registration is NOT required, but attendance is limited to 14 participants. The program is FREE, and all supplies needed for the project will be provided by the library!
Carl Mosher, a popular artist, will be at the Edon Branch Library for a series of step-by-step painting classes in 2020! The first class will be on Thursday, February 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. No experience painting? Or very skilled? This class is for all levels of expertise! Participants will get to paint a beautiful picture of a bird on pine branches with a snowy background. This class is for ADULTS, and all materials needed will be provided. There is a $20 charge to join the class. Please register, as there is a limit of 18 participants.
The Edon Branch Library is located at 105 S. Michigan Street Edon, OH 43518. For more information, or to register, please call 866-633-READ x 292.
Pioneer Branch Library Events
Painting Away the Blues
Winter blues got you down? Lift your spirits with acrylic paint and canvas at the Pioneer Branch Library! On Saturday, February 8, Larry is back for a painting session from 9 to 11 am. This is a FREE program for TEENS & ADULTS. All supplies will be provided by the library. Please register by February 6 to attend, as class size is limited to 12 participants.
Valentine Winter Tea
Would you care for a spot of tea? Then don your hat at the Pioneer Branch Library’s “Valentine Winter Tea,” on Wednesday, February 12th, from 1 to 2 pm. Stop in and enjoy some tea and biscuits! While you sip, listen to the translations of many British expressions! This is a FREE program for ADULTS. Please register to attend, as there are only 12 spots available.
“Snow Much Fun” Kids Party
KIDS!!! Come to the Pioneer Branch Library, Saturday, February 15, from 10 to 11 AM for “Snow Much Fun!” This is a fun program with a snow theme! Come play snowball slam, snow shovel race, and roll-a-snowman! Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a build-a-snowman snack! Registration is NOT required for this FREE program.
Starting your Spring Seeds
The Pioneer Branch Library will have a program called “Starting your Spring Seeds” on Saturday, February 22, at 9:30 AM. Karen Ackerman, a local flower farm owner, will demonstrate how to prepare and start seeds for a spring garden. Each participant will receive a packet of seeds to keep! This is a FREE program for ADULTS. Please register to attend, as supplies are limited to 12 participants.
Seniors Make Creative Bird Feeders
The Pioneer Branch Library will be at the Pioneer Community Center on Tuesday, February 25 at 10:30 am to make creative bird feeders! This is a FREE program for adults, ages 60 and older. Join in on the fun, and help make pinecone and sugar cone bird feeders with peanut butter and bird seed, and also make one with pipe cleaners, string & Cheerios! Registration is NOT necessary to attend this FREE program.
The Pioneer Branch Library will host a program called “Karaoke Fun” on Friday, February 28, from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. Come have a rockin’ good time singing karaoke, playing Twister, and eating pizza! Anyone in grades 1 through 12 is invited to attend. Sign-up is preferred, and can be done by stopping in to the library, or calling.
The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice St. For more information, or to register for a program, please call 833-633-READ X 294.
Stryker Branch Library Events
Make Valentine Felt Hearts
On Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 10 am, the Stryker Branch Library will host a Valentine Felt Heart Making program, presented by Deb Ridgway. Participants are invited to join this FREE ADULT program. Registration is required by January 31, as class size is limited to 14 participants. All supplies will be provided! The class will run approximately two hours. Come out and make some adorable hearts to pass out to your sweeties this Valentine’s Day!
Blind Date with a Book
The Stryker Branch Library will run a program called “Blind Date with a Book” from Monday, February 3 through Saturday, February 29. Adults should stop in and check out a book from the “blind date” shelf to participate! Each “date” you check out will give you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Clubhouse Pizza in Stryker! It’s easy! Just check out a “blind date” book, read the book and then “rate your date!”
Busy Fingers, Too! Project Class
The Stryker Branch Library will run a program called “Busy Fingers, Too!” on Wednesday, February 5. This will be a recurring program, which will take place the first Wednesday of each month from 1-2 pm. “Busy Fingers, Too!” is designed for those working on a “yarn or thread” project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, felt, etc.) who would like to meet up together to work on their projects, sharing ideas and enjoying fellowship with fellow crafters! Participants are asked to bring their own project along to each meeting. This is a FREE program for ADULTS. Refreshments will be served.
Cupid’s Cotton Candy Party!
On Monday, February 10, from 3:15 to 4 pm, children are welcome to attend “Cupid’s Cotton Candy party” at the Stryker Branch Library. There will be games, crafts, guessing jars, and of course….cotton candy! What a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! This is a FREE program for children through grade six! Registration is NOT necessary. Just come on over after school and enjoy the fun!
The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street Stryker, OH 43557. For more information or to register, contact 833-633-READ x 298.
West Unity Branch Library Events
“When Calls the Heart”
Do you enjoy watching “When Calls the Heart?” Are you excited about the upcoming release of Season 7 at the end of February? Then come out to the West Unity Branch Library for their “When Calls the Heart” program! On Saturday, February 15, from 10 to 11 AM, you can gear up for the new season by watching special behind-the-scenes of Season 6 while you have brunch, play games, and win some door prizes!
This is a FREE program for ADULTS. Please register by February 13 to attend, as space is limited to 15 participants.
Polar Pal Workshop
The West Unity Branch Library will host a “Polar Pal Workshop” on Saturday, February 29, from 10 to 11 AM. Children get to stuff their very own arctic “plush pal” and listen to a story. Choose from a snowy owl, husky puppy, penguin, or a snow leopard. There is a $5 charge to participate. Please register by February 27 to attend, as there is a limit of 20 participants.
The West Unity Branch Library is located at 109 S. High Street West Unity, OH 43570. For more information, or to register for an event, please contact 833-633-READ x 296.