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Illusion, ventriloquism, juggling...all in one at the library

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Remy and Friends entertained more than 100 children at an event sponsored by the Ada Public Library and held at Community Health Professionals on Monday morning.

The kids loved the show of illusion, ventriloquism, and juggling put on by Ron Remy of Dayton.

The Ada Icon asked Ron how he became interested in such a line of work.

"By necessity," he replied, explaining how he quit his 60 hour a week sales job to help his wife with cancer. She became cancer-free, so he thought he'd better get to work to bring in some income. That was 18 years ago.

Anyone need a magical wand?

Could you use some of the magical properties of a Harry Potter wand? There are now several wands in Ada, made by six teens who attended the Ada Public Library teen art session on Monday afternoon at the library. Here, Natalie Walton (right) explains to several of the teens just how to produce a wand.

What's it like being a book author?

What's it like to be a book author? Where do you get your plots?

Amanda Flower, Amish mystery writer, speaks to 13 people at the Ada Public Library on Saturday, answering some of those questions. (Monty Siekerman photo0

Ada youth catch the Olympic spirit - 10 photos that capture the moment

Everyone is in the Olympic spirit. Even in Ada.

Ken Collins took these photos during the Ada Public Library K-5 Olympics earlier this week on the former Ada Masonic Temple lot, adjacent to the library.

The event was part of the library's summer reading program.

Middle high and high school students had their Olympics later.


Here's the Ada Library calendar June 18-24

The Ada Public Library will offer a myriad amount of activities in the next few days, events of interest to people of all ages. In addition, the busy summer reading program continues. Upcoming at the library:

Saturday, June 18
• 11 a.m., Amanda Flower, author of Amish mysteries.
• 12:30 p.m., built a birdhouse with assistance of the Lima Lowe’s staff.

Monday, June 20
• 11 a.m., Remy and Friends, ventriloquist and illusionist.
• 3 p.m., teen art, grades 6-12.
• 6:30 p.m., teen writing group.

Lots of unusual critters at the library but no one squirmed

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
Kids loved the reptile program sponsored by the Ada Public Library and held at Community Health Professionals on Tuesday afternoon.

Nearly 100 people attended the program and could "pet" such things as snakes and tortoises while Keith Gisser described the reptiles...where they live, what they eat, how big they get, how long they live Gisser brought a dozen reptiles with him, all rescued creatures, which are given a home at Herps Alive near Cleveland.