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AmeriCorps Week is a great time to meet Max at the library

It's AmeriCorps Week and the Ada Public Library is in celebration mode.

"We are grateful for Max Gauthier, Guiding Ohio Online/AmeriCorps volunteers at the Ada Public Library," Amanda Bennett, library administrator, told The Icon.

"Max is available to help you with your tech needs from now until August, available between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. For an appointment for one-on-one help, call the library at 419-634-5246," she said.

Just some examples of what Max can do: Microsoft Office questions, assistance with job search and application, setting up a device for e-books, and many more things.

It's a Mo Willems' Pigeon party Friday at the library

What are plans on Friday afternoon?

The Ada Public Library invites all Icon viewers to a program of Mo Willem's Pigeon inspired snacks and crafts.

The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. and its open to the public. 

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Flashback in time: The Civilian Conservation Corps comes to Ada

By Monty Siekerman

Amanda Bennett, director of the Ada Public Library, meets with Bill Jamerson prior to his presentation about the Civilian Conservation Corps on Wednesday at the library.

Jamerson, dressed in the uniform of a CCC member, said the corps around the Ada area mostly helped farmers.

They dug drainage ditches (for which there are many), built small bridges at crossroads, dug ponds, built dams, erected outhouses, and taught farmers about soil conservation.

Library day in Ada

Here's how you do it..cover letters with yarn.

These librarians are learning different ways to engage teens in library activities at a conference hosted Friday by the Ada Public Library and held at the nearby United Methodist Church.

From left are Esther Birkey, Bluffton Public Library; Nicole Katz, Lorain Public Library; Natalie Walton, Ada Public Library. Fifty librarians shared ideas about their programs for teens. (Monty Siekerman photo)

50 teen librarians hold sessions in Ada on Friday

By Monty Siekerman
Ada Public Library will host about 50 teen librarians at a Teen Think Tank conference at the United Methodist Church on Friday.

The event is a time for librarians to attend sessions where they can share ideas on unique and engaging programs to use in their libraries.

The conference, begun a few years ago, is held twice a year, and is hosted by different public libraries each time. 

Michigan author brings Civil Conservation Corps stories and song to the library

Bill Jamerson will speak about the Civil Conservation Corps at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at the Ada Public Library.

The Michigan-based author will present an hour-long music and storytelling program dressed in uniform. He will show clips of his PBS film, read excerpts from his novel, and sing original songs while playing his guitar.

The CCC was a federal works program created by the government in the heart of the Great Depression.

During its nine year run, beginning in 1933, more than 130,000 young men in Ohio enrolled in the program.