July Press Release 2022

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Willard, OH 44890

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Contact Persons: Jen Farrell or Barb Templeman


     Our “Oceans of Possibility” Summer Reading Program continues through the month of July at the Huron County Community Library.  Each of our library locations have plenty more activities and programs planned for you to enjoy.

     Teens can join Mrs. Rogers at our Willard Memorial Library location in the Teen Room on July 11, at 1 p.m. for a special live virtual visit with the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.  This interactive event will show a behind the scenes look at the aquarium and include some fun interactive events.  We’ll have a special treat and some scratch pan fun available that day, too.

     On July 18, at 4 p.m. Teen Time is heading outside for an activity.  We will be building catapults!

    “Drop-in Thursdays with Mrs. Rogers” will continue between 2 and 4 p.m. for fun activities and yummy treats.  On July 7 there will be a special Stem project, on July 14, Origami, and July 21 is a special “Thank You Snack Day”.

     If you can’t make it to Willard for in-person Pinterest Crafts, we will have Grab and Go Craft Kits available at our Greenwich, North Fairfield, and Wakeman locations.  Judy and Jen will have a FREE workshop in the annex on July 7 at 6 p.m. on making fun ocean themed soap.

     Monday July 11 at 6 p.m. in the annex, bring the beach to you by creating landscape art using sand, shells, and paint.

     Come join us on July 21 at 6 p.m. in the annex to create a canvas, ocean wave art by using paint.

     Join us in the Youth Program Room at our Willard location on July 21 at 6 p.m. to learn about the Mocktail rage of 2022.  Learn the history behind Mocktails and try a few yummy recipes.

     Tech Thursdays: Northstar Digital Literacy with Jarrad will continue to meet on Thursdays

 at 6:30 p.m.  This session will be covering Microsoft Word 2016.  On July 7 the topic being covered is “Inserting a Table, July 14 is “Copy, Cut, Paste”, July 21 is “Creating and Editing a document”, and July 28 is “Assessment”.

     Join Josh on July 21 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at our Willard location for “Writers’ Group”.  This group meets monthly.  If you love to write contact Josh at jfigley@huroncolib.org for more information and to sign up.

     Miss Mitzi has Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Willard.  Explore learning and fun with your little one through songs, stories, activities, and more.  The theme for July 6 is “Whale of a Tale”, July 13 is “Great Tentacles an Octopus” and July 20 “Seven Seas Storytime Stories”.

     All ages are invited to join us at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on July 7 at 1 p.m. for “Didgeridoo Down Under”.  Enjoy Australian music history and fun.

     Kids come to the Willard Memorial Library community room on July 11 at 4 p.m. for a special virtual event with the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.  Watch it with us for a special activity and treat or you can also watch it from home.

     On July 12 at 1 p.m. come and a look at some sea legends , odd creatures of the deep, and also make a fun art project with rocks, shells, and more.

     We will have a drop-in Jellyfish in a bottle craft on Wednesday, July 13 from 1-4 p.m.  Come to the community room to make your jellyfish in a bottle.

     Josh Ryer from Lowe-Volk Nature Center will be with us on July 14 at 1 p.m. at the Willard City Park for a fun look at fossils.

     Sharks are Jawsome!!  On Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m. in the community room we will have games, books, videos, and more all about sharks! 

     All ages are invited to join us at the Trinity Lutheran Church- Fellowship Hall for a high energy, interactive magic show with Jeff Wawrzaszek from A2Magic!

     Build a shark with us on July 26 at 1 p.m. in the community room.  Make a stuffed shark to take home.  Sign-up is required.

     Our Willard location will be holding a fun art contest this summer at the library.  Kids 

ages 6-12 will be displaying Ocean Dioramas and ages 0-6 will be creating a mural.  Each child will have to build to display their unique ocean art during our Oceans of Art Possibilities Show.  The Art Show will be Saturday, July 23 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 28 all day.  Art entries must be picked up July 29th.

     Tune in to the library website or Facebook page each Wednesday at 6 p.m. for freew episodes of Checkers Library TV.  On July 6 the episode is “Beaches”, on July 13 “Oceans of the Globe”, on July 20 “ Monsters and Deep Ocean”, July 27 “Stars and Space” and Aug 3 “Ways to Read”.

     “Our Zoo to You…Live Animals” will be here to end our Summer Reading Program and to share their animals with us.  Afterwards stay around to check our Oceans of Art Possibilities Show and for the announcement of our grand prize winners.  This event will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall located across from the street from the Willard Library on Thursday, July 28 at 1 p.m.

     The Line dancing workshop is continuing at Willard in the annex on July 14 and Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.

     In partnership with the Willard City Parks, we are offering free exercise opportunities or the community.  All ages are welcome to meet near the Showmobile for Yoga, Saturday, July 16 and Aug. 13 at 9 a.m.

     Keep in mind the Mind, Body, & Sole 5k will be on Saturday, August 6 at 8 a.m.  All ages and walkers are welcome.

     On July 7 at 10 a.m., our Wakeman library location will be hosting, “Didgeridoo Down Under” at the Wakeman Community Park Gazebo.  The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years.  You will get to enjoy a fusion of Australian music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling, and audience movement and participation.

     Come to the Wakeman Library and enjoy an amazing and interactive musical Storytime with Jody Chaffee from the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.  “Into the Ocean with Jody Chaffee” is scheduled for July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

     “Oceans of Possibility Summer Storytime is held at our Wakeman location on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. until July 22.

     Wear swim clothes and join us on the Wakeman Library lawn July 21 at 2 p.m. for a wet and wild afternoon.

    “Stream for Free at the Library” is held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. thru July 27.  On July 27, Jeff Nicholas will join us to close out our summer reading program with his cartoon character sidekicks and original stories to entertain and provide step by step drawing instructions.

     A “Dairy Delicacies” program will be presented on Monday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at our Wakeman library location.  This is a tasty program for adults.  The dairy diva from “Bring the Farm to You” will provide all the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make your own butter and ice cream.  You will discover first- hand how delicious a little hard work can be, as we sample these “udderly” delicious treats made by our very own hands.

     Relive the excitement of Beatlemania as John, Paul, George, and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out of control concerts in Beatles-and rock & roll history.  On July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wakeman Library, author Dave Schwensen will take us back to Northern Ohio during the mid-1960’s and go behind the scenes and onstage with The Fab Four through insider stories, rare concert films, and never before published photos and memorabilia.

     Visit the Storybook Trail at Dalton Park Preserve on State Route 103 in Wakeman.  The new July title is “Over in the Ocean” by Marianne Berkes. 

     Beginning and experienced crafters alike are meeting in the North Fairfield Library community room.  Bring a project to work on and meet other like-minded people to exchange ideas or patterns.  Join them on Mon. July 11, 18, and 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.

     Little people of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Carolyn and Bailey for Storytime on Tuesday, July 12 at 11 a.m.  We’ll read stories, sing songs, and have oceans of fun.

     Coming soon on August 5, 6, and 7 will be the North Fairfield Street Fair.  The North Fairfield library will be sponsoring Saturday’s entertainment, ventriloquist Richard Paul.  This fun-for-all-ages family variety show will begin at 6 p.m. in the village square next to the library.

     Make sure you visit the walking trail in the village park to read this year’s book, “The Little Duckling Who Wouldn’t Get Wet”, by Gek Tessaro.

     Take a trip without leaving Greenwich!  The Greenwich Library is pleased to host “Didgeridoo Down Under” playing Australian instruments and telling stories about the land “down-under”.  This event will take place on Thursday, July 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the grassy area across from the library.

     Come ready to get messy and make some ocean-inspired art while learning about what you can do to keep our oceans clean.   Take part in Ocean Art Day on Thursday, July 14 at 11 a.m.   We have projects suitable for all ages so every can get creative and have fun!  

     Join us at the Greenwich Reservoir Park on Thursday, July 21 at 1 p.m. for our “End of Summer Reading Park Party”!!  We’ll be celebrating the end of another awesome Summer Reading with snowcones and fun entertainment.  Miss Jenny will also be unveiling our brand new StoryBook Trail book.

     Don’t forget to check on Facebook for the new July dates for Greenwich’s “Beginner Line Dancing”.

     Reader’s Advisory and Book Discussions are continuing through the summer.  “Monday Reads” will be meeting in the Willard library on Mon. July 11 at 10 a.m.  They will be sharing their thoughts on “Sister Star Dust” by Jane Green.  “Turn the Page Book Discussion” will get together on Thurs. July 28 at 6 p.m. They will be discussing “Sworn to Silence” by Linda Castillo.

“Cook Up a Storm Cookbook Club” will meet on Wed. July 27 at 6 p.m.  They will be using the “Taste of Home: Farmhouse Favorites” cookbook.

     The “Who Picked This Book” book club at Wakeman will meet on July 20 and talk about the book “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown.  

     You don’t have to be part of the Summer Reading Program to take part in the various activities and events taking place at all of our library locations.  Just come and enjoy these happenings with us!