CPL Spring Newsletter

March, April, May 2019 E very May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute , encourages older adults and their communities to:  Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.  Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.  Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all com- munity members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives. The library is celebrating Older Americans Month in a couple of ways. First, it’s Fine Free Month for the 55+ crowd. Come in to either the main library in Coshocton or the West Lafayette Branch and ask us about it and we’ll remove all old and new fines from your card. (Note: this does not apply to lost or damaged items.) And while you’re here, be sure and put your name in the jar for a Book Lover’s Gift Bag to be given away at the end of the month. As always, seniors will find lots of programs and services happening at the library all throughout the year, not just during Older Americans Month: Coffee Club meets the second Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the large meeting room for enlightening pro- grams and hot coffee. Chi Class , a gentle yet invigorating form of exercise, meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 at the Roscoe United Methodist Church gym. Senior Center Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month Sep- tember – May at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center for discus- (Continued on page 4) The Coshocton Public Library is offer- ing a variety of technology programs to get you ready for a summer filled with reading. This year, electronic sign-up and drawing entries will be available for adults as well as teens. Ebooks and other digital items will also qualify for entry. Programs will be led by Megan Baughman, Coshocton Public Library Digital Technology Educator. Megan is offering classes for adults of all ages and abilities in several different areas in- cluding research, Internet basics for seniors, and instruction for using personal devices for ebooks, movies, television shows, audiobooks and comics. See the calendar inside for the complete schedule of classes available for teens, adults and seniors. Space is limited in each class so registration is required. Call 740-622-0956, or visit the Library online, www.coshoctonlibrary.org , to regis- ter. M egan Baughman