Join the Ada library book club - "The Alchemist" is next - check out a copy today


Join the Ada library book club - "The Alchemist" is next - check out a copy today

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October 20, 2017

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Library sponsors beard contest

It's a few week until December 6, but the Ada Public Library wants men to know that there will be judging for a beard contest that, let the epic growth begin.

The contest is part of the library's centennial celebration this year. Judging of the shaggy, woolly, bristly, stubby, furry hirsute will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

The go-to tech person

It's Chloe Noel and she's at the public library

By Monty Siekerman
Need help with a computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone, printer--most anything in the tech world?

The go to person is Chloe Noel, who will be at the Ada Public Library on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., to offer free service to patrons.

Noel, a graduate of Riverdale High School and ONU, will also be at these locations during the week:
• Ridgemont Public Library, Mondays, 11-6;
• Forest Public Library, Tuesdays, 10-6:30;
• Hardin Northern Library in Dunkirk, Thursdays, noon-6;
• Mary Lou Johnson Library in Kenton, Fridays, 9-5.

Ada Public Library seeks part-time fiscal officer

Ada Public Library is in the process of hiring a new fiscal officer, according to Rhett Grant, library director.

This is a part-time position. A job description is attached.

Library coloring contest

The Ada Public Library is sponsoring a coloring contest now through the end of the month. Winners receive Amazon gift certificates.

There are five categories by age group from 0-5 years up to adult. Coloring sheets are available at the circulation desk.

Adult book club to meet

A book by one of the world's most read authors, Paulo Coelho, will be discussed at the next meeting of the Adult Book Club at the Ada Public Library. The group will meet to discuss "The Alchemist" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. All are welcome to join the club.

Coelho's works have been translated into many languages. "The Alchemist" is his most popular novel. He was born in Portugal, but now makes his home in Brazil.  He has over 12 million Facebook followers.

Interested in Ada and ONU history?

Monday evening meeting at the library will focus on that subject

Call goes out to form a local historical group

Interested in local history and putting that interest to use in community service?

By Monty Siekerman
Rhett Grant, the new Ada Public Library director, has been seeking out people in Ada who have an interest in Ada/ONU history to form what might be called the Ada Historical Society.

The public is invited to an initial meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at the library to discuss what projects to undertake, when and where to meet, what historical resources are available and where they are located, etc.

The things a 3D printer can do

Join the next session at the library on Monday

By Monty Siekerman
Rhett Grant, Ada Public Library director, demonstrated what a 3D printer can do and explained how it works during two sessions held at the library last week.

He plans another meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday for those interested.

Here, Connie Fleming president of the library board, and Angela Carman and daughter Isabelle watch the machine make a ghost out of plastic.

The equipment is on loan from NORWELD, a consortium of libraries, and will travel from library to library for demonstrations. The 3D printer takes a coil of plastic and forms whatever the computer software tells it to.

September full of activities at Ada Public Library

Storytime, make a craft, jam sessions, and make a craft

Construction at Ada Public Library has no effect on September programming as the library released its monthly calendar this week.

Here’s some of the September library highlights:

Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Family storytime, 11 a.m.; adult book group, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept.  9 – 3D print demonstration, 11 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 14 – Food art for Kindergarteners through 5th graders, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16 – Make a craft, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Jam session, bluegrass, country, folk, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Board games for patrons 18 and older, 6 p.m.

Q: What will the library look like when it's finished?

A: The renovation overview helps answer the question

With construction of a new addition underway at the Ada Public Library, the question from patrons is: What will it look like when it's finished?"

A library renovation overview helps answer that question. In the overview the current entrance is at the top. The addition is on the right.

 Studer-Obringer, Inc. of New Washington, is the contractor for the renovation according to Rhett Grant, library director.

Funding for the renovation and addition comes from a dedicated fund.

The addition on the northeast side of the library will add some much needed space. Additional parking will be added, as well as an outdoor reading area.

Ada Public Library at 100

Here's a fun reading offer you can hardly refuse

By Monty Siekerman
It's the Ada Public Library centennial, so does that mean you should read a hundred books in celebration?

Nope, the library has a plan for patrons to read one book from each of the last decades. Those who accomplish the feat are eligible for a $25 Amazon gift card drawing.