First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and librarians and promote library use and support. Celebrate with us at these special events! Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for each event or for more information.
Local Author Fair: Saturday, April 11 from 1:00-4:00 PM–This event is your chance to interact with the community, network with local writers, and celebrate the written word. Each of our authors will have a table in the library to meet with the public and sign books.
Ohio Library Day & National Library Workers Day: Tuesday, April 14–Celebrate your public library and the employees of DPL who help make your public library a great cultural institution. Stop by for a “library cookie,” share your favorite library memories, and connect with your library friends.
Tuesday Night Book Club: Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM–Join us as we discuss “The Given Day: A Novel,” by Dennis LeHane. Refreshments are provided and new members welcome at this fun night of coffee and conversation. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to reserve your copy of the book.
Stitched Book Art Program: Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 AM–Join crafty Teen Librarian Liz Strauss for an introductory course on creating your own book are with a needle, embroidery thread, and a page out of an old book. All materials will be provided.
Current Events in the Middle East: An Evening with Dr. Peter Mansoor: Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 PM–Jihad. Invasions. Beheadings. Slavery. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Peter Mansoor will speak on the rise of the Islamic State (Isis), the threat it poses to the Middle East and the global community, and the campaign to destroy the organization. Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at The Ohio State University and a military analyst for CNN. He is the author of Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, a history of the Iraq War focusing on the surge of 2007-2008. A book signing will follow the program. Funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council.
Beginnings & Endings: Cooking with Paula Fawcett: Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM–Bring a friend and sample simply made appetizers and a variety of desserts. Everyone will receive copies of all recipes presented. Registration is REQUIRED and will close on April 15.