February Press Release

Submitted by jawwiller on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 09:44


6 West Emerald Street

Willard, OH 44890

419-933-8564     fax 419-933-4783     email: willard@oplin.org 

For immediate release.

Contact Persons: Jen Farrell or Barb Templeman


     February is a good month to find a cozy spot to relax and read.  The Huron County Community Library offers a variety of opportunities for our patrons of all ages to enjoy a good book.

     Find your perfect match at our Wakeman and Willard locations.  Take one of our Blind Dates out for a try throughout the whole month and be entered in our prize drawings.  We have hidden the covers and given only a brief book description.  Take this chance to discover a “NEW” read.

     All of our book discussions are live through GoToMeeting.  Contact the library or visit our Facebook events for the link to join in.

     Join Miss Judy for our Willard’s “Cook Up a Storm Cookbook Club” on the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.  On Feb. 24 the group will be sharing “Hope’s Table” by Hope Helmuth.  “Monday Reads” is held the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m.  Join the discussion on Feb. 8 when they exchange thoughts on “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins.

     Email Miss Jo at: emerino-figley@huroncolib.org to get the link for “Awkward Book Club with Jo”.  Get in on the discussion Feb.23 at 6 p.m.  Members will discuss “The Water Dancer” by

 Ta-Nehisi Coates.   

     The “No Strings Attached” book selection at Greenwich for February is “Good Girls Lie” by J.T. Ellison and the “Inspirational Book Club” at North Fairfield has chosen “Mercy’s Rain” by Cindy Sproles.

     Hey kids!  Let’s celebrate author Mo Willems on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. on Facebook Live.  It’s Mo Willem’s Birthday and you are invited to celebrate with Miss Char.  The program will feature Stories, crafts, and more.  You can draw with Mo on Youtube “Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems” and “Thank You Thursdays with Mo Willems”, too.  Check out pigeon presents.com to get ready to celebrate with Miss Char.  Kits are available at our Willard location. 

Join Miss Mitzi and Miss Carolyn every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and every Friday at 11 a.m. on Facebook for live Storytime.  Stop by our Willard location for the weekly Grab and Go Kits.    On   Feb. 5,15,19, & 26 join Baby Storytime with sign language, songs, stories, and finger plays.     

     “Books: We are Turning Pages” is the theme for storytime with Miss Mitzi on Feb. 3; on

 Feb. 10 it is “Let’s Celebrate Valentine’s Day, All You Need is Love!” on Feb. 17 it’s “Wiggly Worms! Wow!” and on Feb. 24 it’s “We have 4 Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall!”

     The Busy Book Series continues in February on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.  Sign-up is required and kits are available at our Greenwich location.  Topics included are “Find the Shapes” on Feb. 2, “Jellyfish on Feb. 9, “Clock” on Feb. 16, and “ABC Kit” on Feb. 23.

     Teens, join us live on Facebook for an interactive book talk.  The Manga selection for discussion is “One Piece” by Eiichiro Oda vols. 19, 20, 21.  Contact your local library for copies.

     Another live, interactive event held for the Teens will take place on Feb. 12 & 26 from 3-5 p.m.  Join us through live-stream play on Twitch.  For more information stop by our Willard location Teen Room or follow the Links on Facebook.

      For Teen Time on Mon. Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. make a Mason Jar Valentine’s Day Candy Surprise   and on Mon. Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. get a free tutorial from Miss Jo on how to crochet. 

     Our Adult Virtual Pinterest Workshops can be found on Facebook Live and Youtube.  Grab and Go Kits for each workshop can be picked up at our Willard, North Fairfield, Wakeman, and Greenwich locations while supplies last.  On Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. using Dollar Tree supplies, like a pizza pan, learn how to make a snowman wall hanging.  On Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. learn about Milton Hershey and the history behind chocolate.  Join Miss Judy to learn how to make hot chocolate bombs.

      February is Black History Month.  On Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. we will be talking about traditional spices.  Pick up a kit and join Miss Judy for a unique cooking challenge.

     Pick up special kits at our Willard location for February virtual programs with Miss Char.  On Feb 8 at 1 p.m. create a special Valentine’s Day card for a special friend.  We will be working on poems while Miss Char shares a story.  On Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. create a wooden sign with Miss Char to get a special treat and on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. join Miss Char for a book and craft in time for Valentine’s Day.

     Enjoy some Stream Fun on Feb.17 at 4 p.m. with Miss Cathy.  Paint a winter scene with Epsom Salt.  Go out and about with Miss Jenny on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. and take a look behind the scenes of a local restaurant.  We will be learning how to make pizza at East of Chicago.

     It’s Play More Cards Day on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.  Join Miss Cathy and Staff and learn how to play “Sevens”.

     Remember Facebook Live programs are also available to watch after the scheduled program date.