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FREE Tech Help at the Library

Need one-on-one help setting up your device for e-books? Or maybe you just need help with Microsoft Word? Trying to attach document to an email, and not sure how to begin? These and other tech questions can be answered by Max Gauthier, the Ada Public Library's AmeriCorps volunteer!

Guiding Ohio Online is an AmeriCorps program, through a federal grant, which places members in rural Ohio libraries to deliver technological literacy through computer classes and one-on-one computer assistance.

The Ada Public Library is so excited to have Max serving with us for 11 months! To set-up a one-on-one session with Max, please call the Library at 419-634-5246.

Campus and Community Talk: Books that have Shaped our Lives

All are invited to attend Campus and Community Talk: Books that have Shaped our Lives, which will feature one Ada community member: Deb Curlis of Ada Community Health Professsionals, and one ONU community member: Chris Burns-Dibiasio.

The event is will be held Thursday, November 5th,12 p.m., at Heterick Library, ONU, and is FREE and open to all, with light snacks being provided.

This event is sponsored by Heterick Library & Ada Public Library.


FRIENDS of the Library Halloween Party

Stop by the Ada Public Library Thursday as you Trick or Treat around town! The FRIENDS of the Ada Public Library will again be hosting a Halloween Party with FREE pizza and cookies, Haunted Hallway, and costume contest.

For more information and/or to join the FRIENDS group, stop by the Library to grab an application.

Spooky FREE fun at the Library

Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit?! Stop by the Ada Public Library next week for one of these fun and FREE events:

Monday 10/26, 3:30p.m. - 5p.m. Teen Zombie Party
Teens (6th-12th grades) will enjoy snacks, games, and gory fun. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Wednesday 10/28, 6p.m. "War of the Worlds" Radio Program
Enjoy light snacks and an auditory screening of HG Wells' infamous radio program from October 1938.

Tales of a haunted prison at Ada Public Library

By Amy Eddings

Imagine spending the night in a pitch-black, abandoned, 119-year-old prison, one with a reputation for being haunted. Now imagine doing this willingly, and paying good money for the opportunity, too. 


That’s what plenty of sane people do at the Ohio State Reformatory, the huge, castle-like structure in Mansfield that famously lent its brooding, forbidding presence to the hit 1994 movie, “The Shawshank Redemption,” starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. 

Want a good ghost story or two? Stop in at the Ada Public Library

It's October. Want a good scare or two? Ada Public Library can help.

Two library events this month offer interesting information and potential spooky stories. Here goes:

• On Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. join the library for a "Secrets of the Ohio State Reformatory" program. A volunteer from the Reformatory will share some spooky stories about the former prison.

• On Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. members of the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS) will present a program of their experiences investigating the paranormal.

Both events are free and open to the public.