As part of the CommunityREAD Hillbilly Elegy program, attend a Transitioning to Civilian Life program with the Hancock County Veterans Service Office on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. Participants are invited to learn from a few local veterans about the challenges and successes of their transition process from service member to civilian life. Representatives from the Hancock County Veterans Service Office, the Ohio Department of Veterans Service Office of Employment, Education and Policy and the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services will be in attendance. Veterans and employers are welcome to attend to learn about the resources and tools that are available to them. No Registration is required.
As part of our ongoing efforts to serve our patrons effectively, the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be switching over to a new website design within the coming weeks. Much of the organization and content will remain the same, but the new design should make it easier to find information on library services, events and news. We look forward to unveiling the new design soon.
Spring is in the air (almost) and what better time to start thinking about gardening!
Join us tonight, Monday, March 5, from 6:30-7:30 to discuss how to start a community garden.
Registration is required, so stop in at the reference desk or call us to get signed up!
Attend a Beginning Basket Weaving Class on Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. This class if for beginning basket weavers. A section of three colors of reed will be available to be woven in your basket. A $12.00 material fee is due at the time of registration. Class size is limited and registration is mandatory by March 16 at the Reference desk. Ages 18 and up.
March is CommunityREAD Month. Copies of the Hillbilly Elegy are available for loan at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries. Unlimited borrowing of Hillbilly Elegy eBooks and audiobooks now available through Overdrive -- unlimited borrowing and no wait for six weeks (started Feb. 17). J.D. Vance, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Hillbilly Elegy, will visited Hancock County to a sold out crowd on Thursday, March 22 during a CommunityREAD public presentation at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.
Celebrate Japanese Culture in Findlay. Japanese Family Movie to be held on Saturday, February 3 and Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. The films to be shown are: When Marnie Was There and From Up on Poppy Hill.
Read for L.I.F.E. needs you!
We Help Adult Learners - Become a Read for L.I.F.E tutor.
Read for L.I.F.E. will be offering a tutor training class on Friday, February 9, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Lindamood Room. Potential adult volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and are asked to commit to one year or more of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, however, no professional training or education is required. Read for L.I.F.E. is looking for volunteers to teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies, and science. Registration is required by calling or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information about the Read for L.I.F.E. program.
With Hoopla, you can stream audiobooks, movies and music to your phone, tablet or computer anywhere at anytime. Hoopla is free with your Findlay-Hancock County Public Library card! https://www.hoopladigital.com/