The Mercer County Council on Aging will be at the Library Tuesday, May 8, at 1:00 PM to present Medicare 101. This program is designed to help educate the public on health care insurance options for seniors. This free program is open to the public. Call 419-586-1644 for additional information or questions.
The 4th Annual "Battle Of The Books" between students from Fort Recovery Schools and Coldwater Schools will be waged Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Fort Recovery Middle/Elementary School Auditeria at 6:30 PM. Twelve teams of students in grades 4 - 6 will compete against each other using a list of pre-selected book titles to see who has the most knowledge. Parents and community members are invited and encouraged to come and participate as audience members for this free event.
The Fort Recovery Public Library will be hosting a "Book Tasting" on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 PM. This event will be a casual event where patrons can browse books by genre to find new authors and book series. A short presentation will be given to highlight resources that are available to patrons as they look for a new book or author. Light snacks will be provided. Bring your favorite book or author and we will help you find your next great read! Contact the Library at 419-375-2869 for more information.
Randy Shellenbarger, of the Grand Lake Photography Club will be giving a presentation at the Fort Recovery Public Library Tuesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM. Anyone that has an interest in photography, beginner to experienced, is invited to participate in this free program sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends of the Library invite you to join us for a free arts event with Ralph Stuckman, local artist and college professor, Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM at the Library. Mr. Stuckman will be giving a presentation on paint pours and participants will create a design of their own to take home. Class size is limited to 12 adults so please call the library at 419-375-2869 to register.
Do you love to paint? Looking for a fun night out? Join us at the Library Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 PM as local artist, Angie Clark, guides individuals in creating a barn quilt painting. Participants will create a design of their own to take home. This event costs $30.00 per individual and has a limited number of openings available. Contact the Library at 419-375-2869 to reserve your spot today.
Can You Unlock The Box? Our fun, interactive game of intrigue and adventure is back. Passports are locked in the box and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be ending soon. Can you unlock the box and get the passports out to make it to the closing ceremony? Solve the puzzles to get the keys. Pre-registration is required and game dates are February 14 - 19 during library hours. Call the library to sign up for 1 hour sessions in groups of 6. It's a fun time for all.
Patrons age 50 and over are invited to participate in an Adult Reading Challenge February 1 - March 1, sponsored by: Briarwood Village, Celina Manor, Van Wert Manor and the Libraries of Mercer County. Each time a patron checks out books, audio books, or digital books, he/she can fill out one entry form (per visit) for a chance to win weekly prizes. A Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire will be announced March 2nd.
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Library will celebrate "Take Your Child to the Library Day" with free events and activities for children and families. Launched in Connecticut in 2012, Take Your Child to the Library Day has blossomed into an international celebration with nearly 1,000 participating libraries from 49 states and 5 countries.
Congratulations to the Southwest Mercer Fire District for receiving the People's Choice Award during the 2017 Fort Festival of Trees at the Fort Recovery Public Library! The "tree", entitled "A Tribute to Steve Franke; featuring his personal collection" received the most votes and claimed the title. Thank you to the Southwester Mercer Fire District, and all the participants of the Fort Festival of Trees for making this another successful display.