Mechanicsburg Public Library May Activities

60 Main Street South Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 (937) 834-2004 [email protected] https://www.mechanicsburg.lib.oh.us/

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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Wednesday May 4, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Quilt Guild All Ages. Are you interested in duvets? A little padded? Quilting for years. Whatever your level, join our group and share the craft with others.

Thursdays May 5 and 19, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Yoga All Ages. Discover all the benefits that yoga can offer in this class for all levels of experience. Marissa Abraham will lead the class! Classes are on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Please bring your own mats! Yoga will be outside!

Thursdays May 5 and 12, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Drawing with the Masters All ages. Come make a masterpiece with Lisa Ware! “Learn more about artists mastering near and far perspective. Come, learn and create using your own ideas!

Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Walking club for traveling readers aged 18 and over. Need help starting a consistent fitness routine? Join the Traveling Readers Walking Club! The club will meet every Friday at 10 a.m. We’ll walk for 30 minutes around Mechanicsburg and discuss your latest or favorite books!

Saturday May 7, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Take a book and read to a goat. All ages. Choose a book and read to Tagalong the Goat! This program is outdoors; if the weather is not good, the program will take place on another day. The rescheduled program day will be June 18 at Goshen Township Memorial Park.

Monday, May 9, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Explorers Club 6 years old (kindergarten) – 5th year. Have you ever wondered how policing in America began? Let’s find out in May during National Police Month! Also learn how to dust off fingerprints like a real detective.

Thursday May 12, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Drawing with the Masters 16 years and over. Come make a masterpiece with Lisa Ware! “Learn more about artists mastering near and far perspective. Come, learn and create using your own ideas!

Thursday May 12, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Lego Club 5 to 12 years old. Imagine. Build it. Legos and K’nex will be provided. Donations of new Legos or money to purchase additional Legos are welcome.

Monday, May 16, 2022: opening of registrations for summer readings. From 2 to 18 years old.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Making soaps on the theme of the ocean from 18 years old. Come and make soaps that smell good on the theme of the ocean!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Open call for Racing Worms aged 2 to 18. Is your child too young to attend Mechanicsburg Public School? Is your child homeschooled? Are you curious about what worm racing is? Stop by the library anytime between 3:45 and 4:45 p.m. to see what it’s all about! Race a worm and learn the history of worm racing in Mechanicsburg!

Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Ocean-themed soap making from 18 years old. Come and make soaps that smell good on the theme of the ocean!

Thursday May 19, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Magic the Gathering Ages 12+. Have you ever wanted to become a powerful wizard and control the elements of the Earth? Well, now is your chance! Learn how the game Magic the Gathering works, create your own deck and face your opponents! Ideal for college to adult.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Beginner Course in Sign Language for All Ages. Come and learn the basics of Sign Language! Becky will teach the class.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Kick Off Party. All ages. Come and eat hot dogs, play board games and outdoor games! Be sure to check out what programs we’ll have for summer reading and win prizes!

Monday, May 30, 2022 All day: The library is closed on Memorial Day.

COVID-19 tests at home! The Mechanicsburg Public Library no longer has a COVID test. We’ll post on social media and our website when we have more! Visit our website https://www.mechanicsburg.lib.oh.us/ or call 937-834-2004 for updated information!

Bean pile! Register now! Download the Beanstack Tracker app or visit www.mechanicsburgohlibrary.beanstack.com. Complete your goal!

Click & Collect service at the curb! A service through the SEO Libraries app. Curbside Click & Collect is an easy way to pick up items on hold through curbside service. Look for the Click & Collect button in the Holds section of your app. You can start the process for eligible items and notify us of your arrival at the library through the app – no phone call required! Visit our website https://www.mechanicsburg.lib.oh.us/ or call 937-834-2004 for more information!

Digitization of Mechanicsburg High School Yearbooks The Mechanicsburg Public Library is pleased to announce that select Mechanicsburg High School yearbooks have been digitized and are now available anywhere on a website, at the library on DVDs and USB drives, and available on DVD and USB keys. Visit https://mechanicsburglibrary.wixsite.com/yearbooks to view and search selected yearbooks from 1954-1987. Parts of 1990-2021 are coming soon!

Free sale of books and furniture. The Mechanicsburg Public Library will be participating in the free garage sale on Friday, May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We will have two tables outside on the sidewalk so that customers can stroll! You can take as many books as you want, there is no limit! Donations accepted, but not required! If it rains, the books will be moved to the meeting room to be consulted! We will have a notebook at the service counter of the furniture we are getting rid of.

Friends of the Library. Everyone is invited to join the Friends of the Library at one of our meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the meeting room. For more information, visit our website or call (937) 834-2004.

Hoopla Digital Hoopla Digital is a service that includes instant access to over 500,000 e-books, audiobooks, comics, streaming videos (movies and TV shows), and streaming music. Mechanicsburg customers can borrow 10 items per month. Download the Hoopla Digital app or visit the Hoopla website to create an account with your library card! If you don’t have a library card, you can get a digital card online. Hoopla is also compatible with Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku. Please call or drop by the library if you have any questions about Hoopla.

The Mechanicsburg Public Library is pleased to announce its Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Loaner Program which will help make information more accessible to members of the community. The Mobile Hotspot lending collection offers patrons greater Internet access away from the library. Hotspots can be viewed for two weeks (14 days) by customers aged 18 and over. To request an access point, please call or drop by the library.

Northstar Digital Literacy Training Northstar Digital Literacy Training is now available at the Mechanicsburg Public Library! Training topics include essential computer skills, essential software skills, and using technology in daily life. Visit https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/launch-from/13401-KZZ2-mechanicsburg-public-library-oh0140 to create an account. Call the library at 937-834-2004 to register for a proctored assessment and get a certificate you can show to potential employers.

Wireless printing! We are happy to announce that we have installed Pinch, a wireless document! Visit our website https://www.mechanicsburg.lib.oh.us/ or call 937-834-2004 for more information!


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Richard V. Johnson