Spring Newsletter 2022

Director’s Corner Happy National Library Week! Libraries are all about making connections through access. In the last newsletter, we shared information on the new circulating mobile hotspot collection. Many are connecting with the library through this new service. Have you heard about the latest connection to the American Library Association (ALA)? The library is one of 25 libraries selected nationally to be the recipient of a Let’s Talk About It grant provided by ALA. You can learn more about the programming the library is offering thanks to this special connection in this newsletter. Another special connection happened between the Coshocton Rotary Club and the library. The Peace Project Collection provided by the club features a variety of books for teens on the topic of peace. These are just a few examples of connections happening at the library. We hope you will stop in soon so we can connect you with your next favorite book! Kindly, Jennifer Austin, Director Spring Newsletter 2022 | March/April/May Library Receives National Grant for Women’s Suffrage Discussion Project The Coshocton Public Library is proud to share that we are one of 25 libraries selected to participate in Let’s Talk About It: (LTAI): Women’s Suffrage, a grant designed to spark conversations about American History and culture through an examination of the women’s suffrage movement. “With the support of local scholars, many aspects of this historical movement will be closely examined and celebrated,” said Adult Services Manager, Megan Baughman. The competitive award comes with a $1,000 stipend to support programming costs and ten copies of five books covering the women’s suffrage theme. Find programming details on page 2. IN THIS ISSUE: Adult Programs 2-3 Teen Programs 4 Children Programs 5 West Lafayette Branch 6 Bookmobile 7 Friends of the Library 7 National Library Week 8 LIBRARY CLOSINGS: Monday, May 30, 2022 Memorial Day LOCATIONS & HOURS: Main Library 655 Main Street Coshocton, OH 43812 (740) 622-0956 info@coshoctonlibrary.org Monday-Wednesday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday-Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM West Lafayette Branch 601 East Main Street West Lafayette, OH 43845 (740) 545-6672 wlbranch@coshoctonlibrary.org Monday-Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday-Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2 To register for events, go to www.coshoctonlibrary.org or call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672. Dialogue vs. Debate MARCH 2 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Learn how to have more civilized conversations as we go over the nuances of having a proper dialogue and debate. National Speech and Debate Education Day is March 4, 2022. Public Technology Education EVERY MONDAY | 10 AM - 12 PM Coshocton Public Library Need tech help? Individual assistance is available at the library. Schedule a 30-minute appointment by calling (740) 622-0956. Explore a World of Possibilities! MARCH 8, APRIL 12 | 10:30-11:30 AM Coshocton Public Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED Senior adults are invited to “explore” a location around the world on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding May). Passports provided. Coffee Chat for Readers MARCH 9, MAY 11 | 9-10 AM West Lafayette Branch Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join us for a bi-monthly Reader’s Advisory program at the Branch Library to discuss new & best-selling books. Hot coffee and tea will be provided. Gathering of Gamers MARCH 12, APRIL 9, MAY 14 | 1-3:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room Join us on the second Saturday of each month for fellowship and games galore! We’ll have video games, board games, card games and more. Feel free to bring your own snacks and games to share. (continued from front cover) Let Ohio Women Vote! MARCH 1 | 6-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library + Virtual Option Join the library and WOUB Public Media in kicking off National Women’s History Month with a special viewing of the documentary, Let Ohio Women Vote. Suffragist Hike Walking Group 2nd THURS. OF EACH MONTH | 10:30-11 AM (meet at Coshocton Public Library) 4th THURS. OF EACH MONTH | 5-5:30 PM (meet at West Lafayette Branch Library) In honor of the women who “hiked” 230 miles from NYC to D.C. to fight for women’s suffrage, the library invites you to join a community walking challenge! Walking logs are available at the library. The community goal is 230 miles/month (March-Sept.). Suffragents: The Men Behind the Women MARCH 14 | 6-7 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room Explore the men who fought alongside the women for ratification of the 19th Amendment. Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage APRIL 5, MAY 3 | 6-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library + Virtual Option Join us for a discussion series featuring 5 titles on women’s suffrage. Find the list of titles and discussion leaders at www.coshoctonlibrary.org. Attend either in-person or virtually on Zoom. LTAI: Women’s Suffrage is a humanities discussion project from the American Library Association (ALA) supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

3 To register for events, go to www.coshoctonlibrary.org or call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672. Bookmarked MARCH 15, APRIL 19, MAY 17 | 6:30-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library + Virtual Option Explore fiction and non-fiction titles in this monthly book club. Attend either in-person or virtually. Ongoing online conversations are held on Padlet. Mushrooms: A World of Wonder MARCH 21 | 6:30-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED In preparation for mushroom hunting season, join Walt Sturgeon of the Ohio Mushroom Society for a diverse program about the fungi found at our feet. Cooking under “Instant Pot” Pressure MARCH 22 | 6-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join Emily Marrison from Coshocton County OSU Extension for a discussion of Instant Pots and a demonstration of popular and delicious recipes. The Things We Keep MARCH 24 | 10:30-11:30 AM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED This 4-part program series (March, June, Sept. Dec.) invites you to share about special objects you keep and their stories. The theme for March is souvenirs. Paws and Opportunity with the Coshocton County Humane Society APRIL 4 | 6:30-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join Rachael Selders from the Cosh. County Humane Society to learn about services offered, upcoming volunteer opportunities, and how to support CCHS. The Writer’s Expressway APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27 and MAY 4 | 6-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED This workshop-based writing program will include 5 sessions focusing on different genres and elements of writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short stories). Trivia Night: Movie Edition APRIL 12 | 6:30-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Gather your team for trivia at the library! The theme for April is movies. Physics in the Future APRIL 18 | 6:30-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Learning doesn’t have to stop when you leave school. Join the library as we give a quick and easy introduction into some newer discoveries of Physics. Cornhole Tournament APRIL 27 | 5-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – 7th St. Lot REGISTRATION REQUIRED To highlight the collection of cornhole boards available to checkout from the library, adults and teens are invited to a 16-team cornhole tournament! A Lasting Impression: What You Need to Know About Wills MAY 16 | 6-7 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED There’s no better time than today to learn how to create a will. Join Southeastern Ohio Legal Services at the library to receive guidance for creating a will. Animanga MAY 18 | 6:30-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room Anime & manga lovers are invited to the library on the third Wed. of each month (May-Aug.) for a showing of various titles with discussion to follow.

4 To register for events, go to www.coshoctonlibrary.org or call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672. Plugged & Unplugged EVERY WEDNESDAY | 2:30-5 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room Join us every Wednesday afternoon for great video games, laptops, snacks and pop. Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch MARCH 17*, APRIL 21, MAY 19 | 5:30-6:30 PM West Lafayette Branch Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED Tweens and Teens: Join us on the third Thursday of each month to play Jackbox, board games, create art, and enjoy snacks and pop. *March 17 will be an Artapalooza! A variety of art mediums (paint, clay, drawing, etc.) will be available for you to create your own masterpiece. Artapalooza MARCH 23 | 5:30-6:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Feeling creative? Create your own masterpiece at this freestyle craft program. We’ll have different mediums of art available, including paint, clay, drawing & more! Cornhole Tournament APRIL 27 | 5-7:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – 7th St. Lot REGISTRATION REQUIRED To highlight the collection of cornhole boards available to checkout from the library, teens and adults are invited to a 16-team cornhole tournament! Peace Project Collection Thanks to a partnership with the Coshocton Rotary Club, a special collection of books with the theme of peace are now available in the Young Adult Room of the Coshocton Public Library. Stop in the YA Room to borrow a title! Monthly Activities Each month, new activities are available at the Coshocton Public Library and West Lafayette Branch. Stop in the library to complete the activity for a chance to win a prize! Beanstack Challenges Enroll in a reading challenge on Beanstack! The current challenges for teens include ‘10 to Try’ and the ‘Newbery & Caldecott Award Reading Challenge.’ To register for a free Beanstack account, sign up at coshoctonlibrary.beanstack.org or through the ‘Beanstack Tracker’ app.

5 Lapsit (through March 30) 10-10:30 AM Tuesdays | West Lafayette Branch Wednesdays | Coshocton Public Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED From the comfort of a caregiver’s lap, babies and toddlers are given the chance of developing early literacy skills. Utilizing music, rhyming, movement, and song fosters a love of books and reading. Preschool Storytime (through March 30) 11-11:30 AM Tuesdays | West Lafayette Branch Wednesdays | Coshocton Public Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED Preschoolers will meet engaging letter characters, listen to theme-related stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and do crafts and more fun activities. Book Club for Tweens MARCH 10, APRIL 14, MAY 12 | 4:30-5:30 PM Coshocton Public Library – Large Meeting Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED Children in grades 3 to 6 are invited to our spring book club! Each month, we will meet to play games, have a snack, do crafts, and of course, discuss the book. Books will be available to borrow from the library four weeks prior to each session. Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch MARCH 17*, APRIL 21, MAY 19 | 5:30-6:30 PM West Lafayette Branch Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED Tweens and Teens: Join us on the third Thursday of each month to play Jackbox, board games, create art, and enjoy snacks and pop. *March 17 will be an Artapalooza! A variety of art mediums (paint, clay, drawing, etc.) will be available for you to create your own masterpiece. To register for events, go to www.coshoctonlibrary.org or call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672. Celebrate Earth Day APRIL 26 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Coshocton Public Library In celebration of Earth Day, drop in the library to create crafts and participate in activities celebrating our planet. Registration is not required for this drop-in program. Messy Day MAY 10 | 5:30-6:30 PM | West Lafayette Branch MAY 17 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Coshocton Public Library Children of all ages are invited to join us for some messy fun! Stop in the Coshocton or West Lafayette Library then we’ll head outside for painting, bubbles, chalk, and more outdoor fun. Registration is not required for this drop-in program. Coshocton StoryWalk Located at the beautiful Clary Gardens, the current book on display at the Coshocton StoryWalk trail is Outside In, by Deborah Underwood. New stories are installed seasonally. If you would like to see your StoryWalk photo featured on the library’s Facebook page, email youth@coshoctonlibrary.org or use the hashtag, #CoshoctonStoryWalk, on social media. WTNS ‘Read to Me’ programs Tune in to WTNS Coshocton, 99.3 FM every Monday evening at 6:30 PM to hear a special story from the library. Monthly Activities Children can stop in the Coshocton or West Lafayette Library each month to complete a fun activity. There is a new prize opportunity each month!

6 Coffee Chat for Readers MARCH 9, MAY 11 | 9-10 AM West Lafayette Branch REGISTRATION REQUIRED Adults are invited to this bi-monthly Reader’s Advisory program at the Branch to discuss new and best-selling books. Hot coffee & tea will be provided. Get new leads on GREAT reads! Suffragist Hike Walking Group 4th THURS. OF EACH MONTH | 5-5:30 PM West Lafayette Branch Library In reverence to the extraordinary women who “hiked” 230 miles from N.Y.C. to D.C. in 1913 to fight for women’s suffrage, the library invites you to join a community walking challenge! The community goal is to log 230 miles of walking activity each month from March to September 2022. Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch MARCH 17*, APRIL 21, MAY 19 | 5:30-6:30 PM West Lafayette Branch Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED Tweens and Teens: Join us on the third Thursday of each month to play Jackbox, board games, create art, and enjoy snacks and pop. *March 17 will be an Artapalooza! A variety of art mediums (paint, clay, drawing, etc.) will be available for you to create your own masterpiece. Messy Day MAY 10 | 5:30-6:30 PM | West Lafayette Branch Children of all ages are invited to join us for some messy fun! Stop in the Rotary Reading Shelter (behind the Branch Library) for painting, bubbles, chalk, and more outdoor fun. Registration is not required for this drop-in program. To register for events, go to www.coshoctonlibrary.org or call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672. Featured Art Exhibit An art exhibit is featured monthly at the West Lafayette Branch Library by area artists. Stop by the Branch Library during regular, library hours to view the exhibit.  March artist: James Griffin  April artist: Ernie Galajda  May artist: Lois Merrill Lapsit (through March 30) 10-10:30 AM Tuesdays | West Lafayette Branch Wednesdays | Coshocton Public Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED From the comfort of a caregiver’s lap, babies and toddlers are given the chance of developing early literacy skills. Utilizing music, rhyming, songs, and movement fosters a love of books and reading. Preschool Storytime (through March 30) 11-11:30 AM Tuesdays | West Lafayette Branch Wednesdays | Coshocton Public Library REGISTRATION REQUIRED Preschoolers will meet engaging letter characters, listen to theme-related stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and do crafts and more fun activities.

7 April 6, 2022 The Bookmobile’s 2021-22 Coshocton County Schedule & School Schedule can be accessed at www.coshoctonlibrary.org/bookmobile or by picking up a copy at the Coshocton Public Library or West Lafayette Branch Library. For questions about the Bookmobile or to place items on hold, call or text 740-502-0444. Please leave a message if there is no answer. About the Bookmobile Coshocton Public Library’s bookmobile service started in 1952, with a 1939 Dodge purchased for $500. The Bookmobile carries books for all ages and serves schools and communities throughout Coshocton County. For a map of Bookmobile stops, visit www.coshoctonlibrary.org/bookmobile. The Coshocton Friends of the Library help promote the library and literacy in the community. Membership dues and proceeds from the Books Galore bookstore provide funding for library programs and events. Friends of the Library meet the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the large meeting room of the Coshocton Public Library. If interested in becoming a Friends of the Library member, please fill out an application online at www.coshoctonlibrary.org/friends-of-the-library, or by picking up a form at the library. The support received from Friends’ members is vital to the library and always appreciated. Whether you volunteer your time or simply pay annual membership dues, the Friends would be happy to have you as a member of their team. Donation Policy The Friends of the Library accept donations of gently-used books in great shape, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and magazines no older than 1 year. Items may be brought into the library or taken to the Book Store in the basement of the Coshocton Public Library. For the full list of acceptable and non-acceptable donations, visit www.coshoctonlibrary.org/bookstore. Books Galore Book Store Operated by Friends of the Library volunteers, the Books Galore Book Store has gently used books, DVDs and more for sale at rock bottom prices. Hours: Mon. | 3 PM – 6 PM Wed. | 10 AM – 1 PM Sat. | 10 AM – 1 PM

8 President……………………….…...Shelley Batchelor Vice President………………..…….......Lemuel Dryer Secretary………………………………...………..Kelly Erb Member…………………..……….…..…..….Krista Hunt Member…………………………..…….....Mike Bechtol Member…………………….…………..Barbara Snyder Member……………………….…………..Matt Gauerke The Coshocton Public Library was established to provide the residents of Coshocton County with books and materials for information, entertainment, intellectual development and enrichment. The Board of Trustees and the Library Staff recognize the pluralistic nature of this community and the varied backgrounds and needs of all citizens, regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. National Library Week 2022 April 3-9, 2022 is National Library Week! This year’s theme is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas and classes, in addition to books. To show your appreciation and support for libraries, visit the Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch, or Bookmobile, follow the library on social media, and use the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

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