Press Release May 2019

Submitted by River Earhart on


6 West Emerald Street

Willard, OH 44890

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For immediate release.


Contact Persons: Jen Farrell or Barb Templeman




     The Willard location of the Huron County Community Library invites you to join us on Monday May 13 at 6 p.m. for this year’s Annual Tea Party.  Travel the rails with us and enjoy tea and refreshments on the historic railroad china on loan from the Willard City Schools.  This special event will be held at the Senior Enrichment Center and the entertainment will be provided by Adam Miller, American folksinger and storyteller.  Adam will be telling the history of the railroad through story and song.  By 1920 one out of every 28 Americans worked for the railroad.  No wonder people still sing so many songs about trains, hobos, conductors, engineers. and the days of the steam engine.  Sign-up is required for this event.

     Local author, Mark Strecker, will be here on Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.  He will talk about his book “Americans in a Splintering Europe”.  This historical talk will cover 1914 to 1917.  Between August 1914 and March of 1917, the United States was a neutral power and its citizens declared as neutrals.  Despite this, many found themselves in the midst of the fighting either willingly or unwillingly.  Come and hear their story.

     Cards Against Humanity Night will be held Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. in the Annex.  This is a special game night for ages 18+.

     Blast into Summer Reading with a sneak peek at what’s coming this summer!!  Join us in the Community Room on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. to explore the fun of Virtual Reality with hands on experience provided by the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO). 

     Swing into the library Teens for a free movie on Monday, May 6 at 4 p.m.  Enjoy the fun new animated Spiderman movie with us in the Teen Room.  Snacks will be provided.

     Also, Teens, plan to drop by to learn how to make paper irises with Miss Jo.  This fun Origami craft will be held on Monday, May 13 at 4 p.m. in the Teen Room.

     Check at the library for May’s free crafts.  On session will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 9 a.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center and a second one on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in our library Annex.

     The library offers two opportunities of you would like to learn to play the Dulcimer.  Sign-up is required for both classes.  On Wednesday, May 1 and 15 at 6 p.m. Dulcimer 101 will meet in the Community Room.  Learn some fun songs to get started.  On Wednesday, May 1 and 15 at 11 a.m. is Dulcimer 102.  This is an intermediate level class after you have mastered the basics.  Our Dulcimers are available for use and paid for by the Friends of the Library. 

     The “Friday Film” for May is scheduled for Friday, May 10 from noon to 2 p.m.  Watch with us as we go back history to 1987, when U.S. Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign is derailed after he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

     “Children’s Book Week Stories” continues in May for our kids.  Join us in the Youth Department for more stories on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. and also Friday, May 3 from 4 to 4:30.

     Kids make a fun Mother’s Day Craft on Tuesday, May 7 anytime between 4 and 6 p.m.

     Zoom into the park on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for “TOUCH A TRUCK” !  Join us there and decorate flower pots and get a free flower.  Enjoy a morning of free fun and explore every vehicle imaginable.       

     Looking ahead for all ages a “Universe of Stories” summer reading is coming soon!!  A summer full of aliens, science, stars, prizes, games, and more is coming your way!

     Adults and Teens mark your calendars for June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Willard Enrichment Center.  The Mastersons, the amazing illusionists who have been on ABC, Fox, NBC, the CW, and CBS will join us for an amazing performance.

     There is so much to do at the Huron County Community Library so don’t miss out!!!