Attend a Beginning Basket Weaving Class on Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. This class if for beginning basket weavers. A section of three colors of reed will be available to be woven in your basket. A $12.00 material fee is due at the time of registration. Class size is limited and registration is mandatory by March 16 at the Reference desk. Ages 18 and up.
In conjunction with the CommunityRead book, Hillbilly Elegy, by New York Times best-selling author by J.D. Vance, a panel discussion will be held on February 26, Who is Caring for the Children from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26th. This program will address the increasing number of children being cared for by grandparents and other caregivers as a result of their parent’s drug use. The panel discussion led by Kristen Johnson, Judge of the Hancock County Juvenile Court, will discuss the issue and outline services and programs available to assist these families.
Story Times are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will be held following the Wednesday and Friday Story Times from 10:15-Noon in the Children’s Program Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department.
“Hillbilly Elegy” has been chosen as the featured book for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library's 2018 CommunityREAD. J.D. Vance, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Hillbilly Elegy, will visit Hancock County on Thursday, March 22 during CommunityREAD month for a public presentation at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Copies of the Hillbilly Elegy are available for loan at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries. Unlimited borrowing of Hillbilly Elegy eBooks and audiobooks now available through Overdrive -- unlimited borrowing and no wait for six weeks (started Feb. 17). Click here to borrow. Tickets for the March 22th event are on sale now by visiting the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts ticket office or via the website at marathoncenterarts.org. All tickets will cost $10 and will feature reserved seating.