Announcements and Programs
National Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and we're celebrating. If you don't have a library card, this is a good time to apply for one. New applicants for a library card will be eligible to enter a prize drawing. If you already have a card, come in and check out some of our materials to enter our drawing. For all library card holders; each time you use your card to check out materials, library staff will give you a ticket (one per visit per day) to fill out and enter a chance to win an age appropriate prize. Visit and enter as many times as you want during September!
Oriental and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tuesday, September 30th, 6:30-8:00 pm.Ted Smith, B.A., Lecturer, Practitioner of The Internal Healing Martial Arts, Student of Religion, Philosophy introduces traditional Chinese medicine and talks about Western research into its effectiveness. He will also discuss how various approaches such as acupuncture, herbs, and exercise can contribute to healing. Register for this event by calling the library at 440-647-2120.
Teen Game Day
Saturday, October 4th from 1-4pm. Teens and Tweens ages 10 and up can join us in the library community room for an afternoon of board gaming. Games include Talisman, Cosmic Encounter, Fortress America, Ticket to Ride and many others. Snacks provided. Register at the library front desk or call 440-647-2120.
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Join Herrick Memorial Library Teen Advisory Group! This group is for the young adult readers of this library. The group will be a major deciding factor in the happenings of our YA section. You set the meeting time and the agenda, the only qualification is you must be between the ages of 13 and 17. The first meeting will be in the middle of October. Sign up today at the library front desk or call 440-647-2120.
Friends Book Sale
Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th: The Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library will hold their public book sale Friday, Oct 10th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday, Oct 11th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Members of the Friends can shop at the pre-sale, Thursday, Oct 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Saturday, October 18th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Children ages 3-11 can join us for a ghoulish day of fun, crafts, and spooky treats. Pumpkins will be provided by the library. Carving will be allowed for children 7 and up, while pumpkin decorating will be for the youngest set. Register at the library front desk or call 440-647-2120.
Board Meeting Time Change
Tuesday, October 21st: October's board meeting at the library will be moved up to 5:00 from the usual time of 5:30.
Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, October 23rd from 2-3pm. The book for this month's discussion group will be "Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight" by Jay Barbree. Copies of the book will be available in the library soon.
Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm. Queen Victoria invented it and everyone is wearing it... This class will be a mixed class of adults and teens. The Library will provide attendees with the techniques and supplies to make their own original "punked" up bracelet. Register at the library front desk or call 440-647-2120.
Sit & Knit Group
The first Thursday of the month, from 1:00-3:00 pm: The group is knitting like crazy. Each meeting introduces a new knitting technique. Check here for project materials. Don't know how to knit? We'll show you and soon you'll be completing knitted projects. Registration is required and can be done at the circulation desk. Space is limited.
New Adult Fiction at the Library (updated 9/12/14)
Monthly Teen Game Days at Herrick will continue in 2014! One Saturday a month the library will host either board gaming or Nintendo Wii gaming in the library's meeting room from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for ages 10 and up. Click the link for the schedule in PDF form.
Search for historic area photographs in the Wellington Family Album.
Search an obituary/marriage/birth index to the Wellington Enterprise in PDF format (Updated 9/26/14). Dates between 1919 and 1975 are incomplete in this file, e-mail the library if you want to search in this time period: ebooks at oplin dot org
Checking Out e-Books
Herrick Memorial Library patrons can download e-books, audiobooks, and other e-materials from the Ohio Digital Library (use the link in the left navigation pane). You will need your library card number and your pin/password. The pin/password can be set up at the library if you have not yet done so. Instructions for accessing these e-books with your Kindle, e-reader, or tablet/smartphone, and audiobooks on your MP3 player are in this PDF file:
E-mail a librarian: ebooks at oplin dot org
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