You are here

Ada Public Library

Coloring Club today at the library

The library hosts a Coloring Club for all ages, which meets today, Friday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. 

Aftermath of World War One series continues

Dr. Karl Roider's next talk Wednesday at the public library

The second of five talks on the aftermath of World War One takes place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Ada Public Library. Dr. Karl Roider leads the series. This week’s subject is “United States.”

The final three talks are Sept. 25, Russia; Oct. 2, Middle East; and Oct. 9, Return to Normalcy. The talks are free and open to the public.

“Visiting” professor presents series at Ada Public Library

Dr. Karl Roider talks about the aftermath of WW I

By Barb Lockard
The future occupation listed next to Karl Roider’s photo in the 1961 Ada High School Yearbook is “history professor.” 

While many high school students divert from their initial career paths, Roider never wavered.  After earning a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s and doctorate in European History from Stanford University, he became a history instructor at Louisiana State University.  He stayed for 45 years, rising to full professor and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences before retiring in 2014. 

Public Library operating levy on the Nov. 5 ballot

State income to libraries continues to decrease

The Ada Public Library will ask voters for a 1-mill, 5-year, operating expense levy on the Nov. 5 general election ballot, according to Rhett Grant, library director.

The cost of the levy is approximately $35 per year for owners of a $100,000 home, or less than 10 cents per day ($1.82 per month).

“The amount of income from the State of Ohio, paid through the Hardin County Auditor, has dropped over the last few years,” said Grant. “We seek to recover that loss and not be as dependent upon the State of Ohio.”

He added that the library is not asking for the levy to reduce any funds from the recent library building addition.

Next book discussion Sept. 4 at library

Ada Public Library’s adult book discussion group’s focus in Sept. is “The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah.

The book discussion, open to the public, is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the library. The monthly discussion group is open to new members. 

Contact the circulation desk for a copy of the coming month's book or more information.

Book synopsis
Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Family Bingo night at the library

Ready for some Bingo? Ada Public Library hosts a family Bingo game night starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Rhett Grant, library administrator, is the Bingo caller.