What’s Happening in Ohio’s Public Libraries…
UPDATE: Aug. 16, 2019
Dayton Metro Library hosted a town hall meeting on gun safety measures with Mayor Nan Whaley. The town hall was held in response to the mass shooting in Dayton’s downtown Oregon District that left 10 people dead and dozens injured on Aug. 4.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has teamed up with GROW Urban Farm workers and the Alliance for Congregational Transformation In Our Neighborhoods to provide a pop-up market throughout the summer. The aim of the market is to bring a temporary grocery with fresh produce to individuals living in food deserts.
Hudson Library and Historical Society unveiled a new recording and video studio, dubbed the “Creativity Lab.”
Say Yes Cleveland is setting up offices in the Cleveland Public Library, using office space in the underground walkway between the two library buildings. Say Yes to Education is a non-profit that revitalizes communities by helping them give every public high school graduate access to college or other post-secondary scholarships.
Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library will host a traveling NASA exhibit “SPACE: A Journey To Our Future.” Featured at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this interactive exhibit lets people touch pieces of the moon and Mars, ride a self-powered centrifuge and tour a full-scale moon habitat.
Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 25th anniversary with director and cast members in Mansfield. Cuyahoga Falls author Mark Dawidziak will launch his latest book “The Shawshank Redemption Revealed: How One Story Keeps Hope Alive” on Sept. 19 at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
Lorain Public Library will will host a free Dementia Care Training program at its Avon branch. The training is for both family and professional caregivers who provide care and support to persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Columbus Metropolitan Library hosted a Kindergarten “Bootcamp” – a two-week program designed to to help children transition to kindergarten.
Auglaize County District Public Library hosted a Kindergarten Kick Start program that gave local kids an opportunity to meet each other and practice skills before school starts.
Eight Central Ohio libraries (Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Plain City Public Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library, and Worthington Libraries) announced that they will present an “Evening with Rick Steves” on Dec. 2 at the Southern Theatre in Columbus.