# Winter Newsletter 2023-24 | December/January/February Locations & Hours Main Library 655 Main Street Coshocton, OH 43812 Monday-Wednesday | 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday-Friday | 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Phone: 740-622-0956 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org West Lafayette Branch 601 East Main Street West Lafayette, OH 43845 Monday-Wednesday | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday-Friday | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Phone: 740-545-6672 Email: email@example.com Bookmobile The Bookmobile serves locations throughout Coshocton County. The schedule of stops is located at www.coshoctonlibrary.org/bookmobile. Phone: 740-502-0444 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LIBRARY CLOSINGS Monday, December 25 Christmas Day Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day Subscribe to the newsletter at coshoctonlibrary.org/newsletter. 2024 Book Club Picks There is no shortage of opportunities to talk about books at the library! Join us this winter and throughout the year at Bookmarked (adults), Book Club for Tweens (grades 3-6), and Coffee Chat for Readers (adults). Happy New Year, and Happy Reading! 2024 BOOKMARKED TITLES JANUARY 16 The Amish Wife* *Author, Gregg Olsen, will be visiting the library on January 20! FEBRUARY 27 The Water Dancer MARCH 26 The Woman They Could Not Silence APRIL 23 The Library Book MAY 28 The Giver of Stars JUNE 25 The Lost Man JULY 23 The Splendid and the Vile AUGUST 27 Mad Honey SEPTEMBER 24 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek OCTOBER 22 My Dark Vanessa NOVEMBER 26 Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law DECEMBER 17 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Copies of selected titles are available one month prior to discussion. For digital availability, check Libby or Hoopla. 1/16 2/27 3/26 4/23 5/28 6/25 7/23 8/27 9/24 10/22 11/26 12/17
# A Conversation with Gregg Olsen SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room The library is excited to present an author discussion with New York Times best-selling author Gregg Olsen! Gregg will be discussing information about his new book, The Amish Wife, which is also the January book club pick. GOSPEL Screening TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Join the library and WOUB Public Media for a one-hour exclusive look at the upcoming release of GOSPEL, a new four- hour docuseries that explores the rich history of Black spirituality through sermon and song. Paint Your Heart Out WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Join the library for a fun night of good art (or bad) with a Valentine’s Day twist. A selection of books with fun covers relating to love (and ones that are against it) will be available to use as inspiration for your painting. All art supplies will be provided. Activity Kits Activity kits for senior adults who may be experiencing cognitive decline and/or Alzheimer’s/dementia are available to borrow at the library. Each kit includes activities and resources intended to support brain function, memory recall, and fine-motor skills, along with supportive literature for caregivers. Kits are available to borrow at the Main Library in Coshocton and may be checked out for 4 weeks. The themes of the kits include retro entertainment, traveling the USA, and Colors of the World. Gathering of Gamers DEC. 2, JAN. 27, FEB. 24 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Enjoy fellowship and games galore at the library each month. Starting in 2024, programs will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Explore a World of Possibilities! DEC. 11, JAN. 8, FEB. 12 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Senior adults are invited to armchair travel around the world on the second Monday of each month. Keepsake passports are provided and stamped for each location. Cracking Conspiracies WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Dive into popular conspiracies as we provide science and research to guide the best direction of finding the truth. The theme of the final program in this three-part series is JFK. Bookmarked DEC. 19, JAN. 16, FEB. 27 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room* (*December meeting in small meeting room) Explore fiction and non-fiction titles in this monthly book club. Copies of each title (in different formats) are available to check out at the Main Desk one month prior to the discussion meeting. Coffee Chat for Readers WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM West Lafayette Branch Library This bi-monthly Reader’s Advisory program for adults features new and best-selling fiction books. Hot coffee, tea & light refreshments are provided. ADULT PROGRAMS Programs in blue require registration. Sign up at www.coshoctonlibrary.org or by calling 740-622-0956.
# Monthly Activities Each month, new activities are available for teens to participate in at the Main Library (YA Room) and West Lafayette Branch. Stop in either library to complete each challenge for a chance to win a prize! Congratulations to recent prize winners, Vivian and Addyson! There’s a (Library) App for That! From homework help to study music to “just for fun,” check out some of the great features from apps available with your library card! -Research anytime, anywhere -Search subjects quickly -Save articles across mobile & desktop -Free eBooks and audiobooks -Free comics -Free eMagazines -Free movies and TV shows -Free music -Free eBooks, audiobooks, and comics -Easily access your library account -Browse the library catalog & place holds -Look up items by ISBN barcode ADULT PROGRAMS CONTINUED) Plugged & Unplugged EVERY WEDNESDAY | 2:30 PM – 5 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Teens are invited to the library every Wednesday for great video games, laptops, snacks and pop. Winter Break At Your Library DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 3 Main Library and West Lafayette Branch Stop in the library to pick up an activity sheet to complete over winter break. Complete the activities listed between December 21 and January 3 and return the sheet to any desk at the library or in the drop box to be entered into a prize drawing. Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch THIRD THURSDAYS | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM West Lafayette Branch Library Join us on the third Thursday of each month at the Branch Library for art, games, snacks and pop. Each month, we will have a special activity or craft planned. DECEMBER 21: Yarn Trees and Art JANUARY 18: Sock Snow People FEBRUARY 15: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Craft Nights @ the Main Library FOURTH WEDNESDAYS | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Tweens and teens are invited to create new pieces of art each month at the library! DECEMBER 27: Yarn Trees and Art JANUARY 24: Sock Snow People FEBRUARY 28: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art TEEN PROGRAMS (Grades 7 to 12) Programs in blue require registration. Sign up at www.coshoctonlibrary.org or by calling 740-622-0956.
# Book Club for Tweens DEC. 12, JAN. 9, FEB. 13 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Children in grades 3 to 6 are invited to join us on the second Tuesday of each month for discussion, games, snacks, and activities. During the winter months, we will read book all about families. Winter Break At Your Library DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 3 Main Library and West Lafayette Branch Stop in the library to pick up an activity sheet to complete over winter break! Complete the activities listed and return the sheet to any desk at the library or in the drop box for a chance to win a prize. Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch THIRD THURSDAYS | *5:00 PM – 6:00 PM West Lafayette Branch Library Join us on the third Thursday of each month at the Branch Library for art, games, snacks and pop. *NEW TIME - come hang out with friends after school until the program starts! DECEMBER 21: Yarn Trees and Art JANUARY 18: Sock Snow People FEBRUARY 15: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Craft Nights @ the Main Library FOURTH WEDNESDAYS | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Coshocton County Library – Large Meeting Room Tweens and teens are invited to create new pieces of art each month at the library! DECEMBER 27: Yarn Trees and Art JANUARY 24: Sock Snow People FEBRUARY 28: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Weekly Storytimes FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 28 Lapsit (ages 0-3) | 10-10:30 AM Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) | 11-11:30 AM Starting back up on February 6, Storytimes will be held every Tuesday at the West Lafayette Branch and every Wednesday & Thursday at the Main Library. Join us for stories, songs, games, crafts, and more! If a child is 3 years old, the caregiver may determine if Lapsit or Preschool Storytime is more appropriate. Coshocton StoryWalk Clary Gardens, 588 W. Chestnut St. Visit the Coshocton StoryWalk this winter to enjoy the story, A Thing Called Snow, by Yuval Zommer. Monthly Activities Each month, new activities are available for children to participate in at the Main Library (Children’s Room) and West Lafayette Branch. Stop in either library to complete each challenge for a chance to win a prize! 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. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Sign up for the challenge on the Beanstack Tracker app. 1 book x 365 days x 5 years = 1,825 books! CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS (Ages 0 to 12) Programs in blue require registration. Sign up at www.coshoctonlibrary.org or by calling 740-622-0956.
# Featured Art Exhibit An art exhibit is featured monthly at the West Lafayette Branch by area artists. Stop by the Branch Library during regular hours to view the exhibit. DECEMBER ARTIST: Christy Mosier JANUARY ARTIST: Ernie Galajda FEBRUARY ARTIST: Jon Mattison Holiday Open House DECEMBER 2 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM West Lafayette Branch Library All ages are invited to the Branch Library for hot cocoa, cookies, crafts, music, and a door prize drawing. Come and have fun before or after the West Lafayette Christmas Parade which will go past the Branch Library around 12:30 p.m. This holiday celebration is held in conjunction with the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce “Christmas in the Village” community event. Winter Break At Your Library DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 3 West Lafayette Branch Library Children & teens are invited to pick up an activity sheet at the library to complete over winter break! Complete the activities listed and return the sheet to any desk at the library or in the drop box for a chance to win a prize. Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch THIRD THURSDAYS | *5:00 PM – 6:00 PM West Lafayette Branch Library Join us on the third Thursday of each month at the Branch Library for art, games, snacks and pop. *NEW TIME - come hang out with friends after school until the program starts! DECEMBER 21: Yarn Trees and Art JANUARY 18: Sock Snow People FEBRUARY 15: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Coffee Chat for Readers JANUARY 10 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM West Lafayette Branch Library This bi-monthly Reader’s Advisory program for adults features new and best-selling fiction books. Hot coffee, tea & light refreshments are provided. Lapsit (ages 0-3) FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 26 Tuesdays | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM West Lafayette Branch Library From the comfort of a caregiver’s lap, babies and toddlers are given the chance of developing early literacy and sensory skills at the library through stories, music, rhyming, movement, crafts, and more. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 26 Tuesdays | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM West Lafayette Branch Library To build a foundation of school readiness skills, children will learn letters, read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, make crafts, and develop social skills. Thank You, Jones Metal Products! The West Lafayette Branch Library recently had new outdoor furniture installed. A special thank you to the Jones Metal Products Company for the generous donation of one bench in honor of their 100th Anniversary. WEST LAFAYETTE BRANCH Programs in blue require registration. Sign up at www.coshoctonlibrary.org or by calling 740-622-0956.
# DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY Extra! Extra! Newer editions of the Coshocton Tribune are now available in the online Newspaper Index available with your library card. Previously known as the Historical Newspapers Collection, the database will now include titles as recent as a few days old. Over 25 newspapers are available in the collection: ….....Coshocton Tribune ….....Zanesville Times Recorder ……..Newark Advocate ……..Lancaster Eagle-Gazette ……..The Marion Star ……..and many more! To access the Newspaper Index, visit www.coshoctonlibrary.org > Digital Resources. No library card? No problem! Apply for an e-card at www.coshoctonlibrary.org/ecard. Libby Magazine Updates New features make it easier to engage with our magazine collection: • Subscribe to your favorite magazines and never miss an issue • Check out the Newsstand to browse and discover magazines • Access all the magazine subscriptions you are subscribed to in the Magazine Rack Hoopla’s Most Borrowed of 2023 Celebrate the year that was with Hoopla’s most borrowed titles of 2023. Find the full list of winners at hoopladigital.com/collection/18749. With a Coshocton library card, you can borrow up to 10 titles a month! eBooks: The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley The Librarian of Crooked Lane by C.J. Archer Movies: A Man Called Ove Oppenheimer: The Real Story Audiobooks: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins All My Knotted-Up Life by Beth Moore
# Bookmobile Schedule The 2023-24 Bookmobile schedule can be accessed at www.coshoctonlibrary.org/bookmobile or by picking up a schedule at the 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 The Coshocton County Bookmobile service started in 1952, with a 1939 Dodge purchased for $500. The current Bookmobile, a 2017 Bluebird, is a fullfunctioning library with Wi-Fi, one computer, and a printer available for public use. Your first library card is free, and books are available for all ages. Bookmobile patrons can request materials from the entire SEO consortium of over 250 libraries. Friends Make It Happen! The Coshocton Friends of the Library… Volunteer to keep the book store open all year Promote library services Discuss ways to support the library Assist library staff at seasonal & holiday programs Fund library programs with membership donations and proceeds from the book store Interested in joining the Friends? Membership forms are available at the library or online at coshoctonlibrary.org/friends-of-the-library. Whether you volunteer your time or simply pay the annual membership dues, the Friends would be happy to have you as a member of their team. Monthly Meetings The Friends meet the second Wednesday of each month in the large meeting room of the Coshocton County District Library. Books Galore Book Store Operated by Friends of the Library volunteers, Books Galore has gently-used books, DVDs and more for sale at rock-bottom prices. The store is located in the basement of the Coshocton County District Library. Bookstore Hours: Mondays | 3 PM – 6 PM Wednesdays | 10 AM – 1 PM Saturdays | 10 AM – 1 PM Donations The Friends accept donations of gently-used books, DVDs, and CDs in great shape and magazines no older than 1 year. Items may be brought into the library or bookstore. Please limit to 1 box at a time. /coshoctonfriendsofthelibrary BOOKMOBILE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
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