January Press Release

Submitted by jawwiller on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 15:58


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


     Start your New Year off right and take advantage of all the virtual programming that the Huron County Community Library has to offer.  No matter your age we have something of interest for you.  Check us out on Facebook, YouTube, and GoToMeetings.  No social media accounts?  Go to “Programming” on our website and click on the Digital programming tabs.

     Teen Time is held on Mondays at 4 p.m.  Find it on Face book or YouTube.  On January 11 learn how to crochet a big blanket using your hands.  Starter kits are available while they last.  On January 25, Miss Jo will show you how to make a sensory snow globe.  

     Teens come play with us through livestream.  Follow the links on Facebook and play with us on “twitch” January 8 and 29 from 3-5 p.m.

     Adults can take part in Pinterest Crafts with us on Facebook Live and YouTube.  Grab and Go Craft kits for each workshop can be picked up at our Willard, North Fairfield, Wakeman, and Greenwich locations while supplies last.  

     The winter months mean colds and more.  Pickup your kit on Dec. 30 and learn how to make your own “Vapor Rub” shower melt on Monday, January 4 at 6 p.m.  Dream of warmer months with a sea glass and sea shell wind chime.  Pick up a kit on January 7 and create a special wind chime for your home on January 11 at 6 p.m.  Pick up a kit on January 21 that is sure to help you relax.  On January 25 at 6 p.m. Miss Judy will teach you how to make a calming jar and other relaxing projects like stress balls, scented playdough, and coloring.

     Take advantage of a special “Relaxing Music Series” in January.  The Huron County Community Library will be presenting a Virtual Concert with local musicians every Thursday at 8 p.m. for the month of January.

     On January 7 relax with a short sample of a big band arrangement with Jim Funk, a local retired band director and Jen Daniel, a retired elementary teacher.  Enjoy this trombone and French horn duet of “Simple Gifts” and “Amazing Grace”.  

     Christian Watson, the current band director of the Willard City Schools, plays multiple instruments including the bassoon and guitar.  As a composer, Christian, will be playing an original piece for the January 14 “Relaxing Music” event.

     On January 21, Johanna Beebe will be bringing virtual music into your home with her dulcimer.  She taught elementary school music for 41 years and presently teaches dulcimer classes at our Willard Memorial Library location.

     Our “Relaxing Music” performances end January 28 and will feature library staff, Jarrad Awwiller and Josh Figley.  Jarrad is the Information Technology Coordinator and Josh is the Fiscal Officer for the Huron County Community Library System.

     Join Miss Mitzi Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Miss Carolyn Fridays at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live Storytimes.  Stop by your HCCL location for information on kits.  Miss Carolyn will share Baby Storytime with sign language, songs, stories and finger plays on January 8, 15, 22, and 29.  

     Miss Mitzi presents her Storytime with a different theme each Wednesday.  On January 6 the theme is “Soups on: Fun with our ABC’s”, January 13 is “Winter! Our Blanket of Snow”, January 20 is “Waddling Penguins”, and January 27 “Me and My Shadow”.  

     Sign-up is required for the new Preschool Busy Book Series.  Kits are limited for this and can be picked up at the Greenwich Library.  Each week you child can take home a kit that will help them create a complete busy book.  This virtual series takes place on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.  On January 5 is the “Intro to Busy Books”.  January 12 is “Lady Bugs and how to put rings together; January 19 is “Elephant Puzzle” and January 26 is “Shoe Lacing”.

     Take a look behind the scenes of a local restaurant with Miss Jenny in an “Out and About” with the library called “Oma’s Belgian Waffles.  On Tuesday, January 12 at 6 p.m. learn how to make authentic Belgian Waffles and Crepes.

     Take part in Streaming fun on Wednesday, January 13 at 6 p.m. with Miss Cathy.  Use applesauce and honey to make fruit roll-ups.  Then on Thursday, January 18 at 1 p.m. design and build structures using paper towel rolls and cardboard.

     Kits will be available at our Willard location for “Guided Painting: Snowman Sam”.  Learn how to create a canvas snowman with Miss Char.

     Miss Char will also show your how to make a “Snow Friend” on Thursday, January 28 at 6 p.m.  Supplies can be picked up at our Willard location.

     Join Miss Char for National Popcorn Day on Tuesday, January 19 at 6 p.m.  She will share a book and some Popcorn treats.  Pick up a kit and use it to make a special treat for birds.

     Our Willard Book Discussions begin with “Monday Reads”.  They will be discussing the book “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell on January 11 at 10 a.m.  On Tuesday, January 19 at 6 p.m., “Awkward Book Club with Jo” will be talking about “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson.  “Cook Up a Storm Cookbook Club” meets January 27 at 6 p.m. and will be sharing thoughts on “Six Sister’s Stuff Healthy Eats” with Judy.  

     The “No Strings Attached” book selection at Greenwich is “Ewie Drake Starts Over” by Linda Holmes and the Inspirational Book Club at North Fairfield will be reading “If I Were You” by Lynn Austin.  

       The library is happy to be able to continue offering our library services and provide virtual programming for all ages.