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January 27, 2020

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Free movie, history lessons, kite-making and much more

Ada Public library is welcoming in spring with some special events this month.

Conquer your cabin fever by coming to the library for their free movie, complete with popcorn, this Satruday, 9 March, starting at 11 a.m.

Or if you're looking for a more intellectual activity, come hear talks on the History of Warfare by Dr. Lomax, retired ONU history professor. On Wednesday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Lomax will focus on the Gunpowder Revolution. The Industrial Total Warfare will be the focus for the next Wednesday, March 27, and on April 3, the topic will be Asymmetric Warfare.

Or come to Cookies with a Cop on Friday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss anti-bullying with a member of the Ada Police department.

No matter what your age or interests, the library has a little something for everyone. See below for a list of events for this month:

For preschoolers

Come hear a story during Family Storytime, which meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Family Storytime involves lots of stories, songs, and plenty of fun while developing early literacy skills.

Bring your child(ren) to Color Sorting Mania, which is a fun and interactive way to further your child(ren)'s development. Recognizing and sorting colors, shapes and textures help the building blocks for math and life skills, but it is also a lot of fun. Color Sorting Mania will be Wednesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. for ages 18-months-5 years. Parent and/or caregiver must be present for this event.

For children (K-5 grade)

Let's go Fly a Kite! workshop, on Friday, 29 March, at 3:30 p.m., will teach you how to build your own kite. This event is open to kindergarten-5 graders.

For teens

The library offers a space for teens to hang out after school, for 6-12 grade. This includes board games, pizza waffles and book talks. Teen Hang Out is every Monday at 3:30 p.m.

For tweens

The library is hosting Tween Board Games on Friday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m. for 3-5 grades.

Book Discussion group

The library hosts a monthly Adult Book Discussion group. This month's meeting book group will be discussing "The Boat People" by Sharon Bala on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. The book discussion is open to the public, and meets the first Tuesday of every month in the library. Copies of each month’s books are available for check-out the month prior to each discussion.

Also, there's an Amish Book Group which meets monthly. This month's book is "A Season of Tending" by Cindy Woodsmall. The group will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 21 March.

For your creative side

Ada School students' artwork is on display at the library for all of this month. Also, the Coloring Club meets on the first and third Friday of every month, at 3:30 p.m. Next meeting is Friday, 15 March.

There's also the Knit & Crochet group which will meet on the first and third Wednesday, at 6:30-8 p.m. All are welcome.

For music lovers

Do you play an instrument? Do you want to play with other musicians? Come to a Jam Session, playing any acoustic instrument on every other Thursday at 6 p.m. These sessions are open to anyone, no matter what your skill level. Jam Sessions this month will be .

Want to learn something new?

Dive into free online training, simply by having a library card. Lynda Library, also known as Lynda.com, has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator, to name but a few.  

For your health

Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy will be onsite, offering a free Mobile Health Clinic on Friday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m. This clinic includes free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol (please fast for 12 hours to participate in the cholesterol or blood sugar screening). The ONU Healthwise program employs health care providers to reach the local community with knowledge and resources to address health-related concerns and to improve your health.

For information on any of these programs, please call 419-634-5246.