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Library Closed

It is a snow day.

We are closed today, February 20, 2019 due to road and weather conditions. We will reopen for business as usual February 21. Stay warm and stay safe.

 

 

 

 

 


Look! Look! Look!

Alexandria Library has new books!

Thanks to a grant given by The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), Celebrating Ohio Book Awards and Author Grant (COBAA), we have received over $1300 worth of new books. Come and find a new genre and let us know if you like it! Peruse our new book sections to select a grant book. The grant is supported by State Library Services with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Winter Toddler and Story Times

Continue Through the week of February 18

“Snowflakes, snowballs, and snow things”

Toddler Time

Fun with snow! Little ones 18-36 months are invited to join in a special time of reading books, singing songs and moving to music. Lots of fun is in store for our little folks as we share this time together making new friends.  There’s still time to come join us. We are scheduled to meet Monday evenings 6:30-6:50 or Wednesday mornings 10:00-10:20AM.

Story Time

Inviting all 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old youngsters to come, explore snow through stories, finger plays, songs, and simple crafts. Our program began the week of January 14th with the last meeting the week of February 18th. Story time is scheduled to meet Monday evenings 7:00-7:45PM or Thursday mornings 10:00-10:45. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to sign up your little reader.

Please remember if the Northridge Schools are closed all library programming is cancelled.


Friends of the Library Present:

Dr. Benjamin Pachter from JASCO

Monday, February 11 beginning at 7:00PM

Benjamin is Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO), a non-profit based in Dublin, Ohio committed to deepening understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures. He is also an ethnomusicologist with a research focus on contemporary Japanese drumming, receiving his Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Pittsburgh. The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO), founded in 1997, is Central Ohio’s premiere organization for deepening understanding of and appreciation for Central Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures. Based in Dublin, OH, where 5% of the population is Japanese, the organization works to bring the Japanese and American communities together, promote goodwill through the sharing of knowledge about Japan, and provide a forum for informed discussion regarding the Japan-US relationship. Join JASCO Executive Director Benjamin Pachter as he talks about JASCO’s history and activities, as well as his own background and engagement with Japanese culture as both musician and scholar. Tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Please call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to let us know you are interested in attending.


BFF (Grades K-5)

Thursday, February 14 from 3:15-4:30PM

Listen to how Leon’s crush causes his valentine to go on the run as we read The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber. Decorate a special cookie and enjoy making a valentine monster. (There will be snacks and games.)  Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, February 13. Please call 740.924.3561 or email bbeck@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange for their transportation.


 

Licking Park District for K-5th Graders

Thursday, February 21 from 3:15–4:30PM

Flower Power

Learn the secrets of the power hidden in a flower.

The Alexandria Public Library is happy to be working with the Licking Park District to offer children’s programs for kids in grades K-5. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, February 20. Please call 740.924.3561 or email bbeck@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange for their transportation.

 


Kids Movie Day: Sgt. Stubby An American Hero

Thursday, February 28 from 3:15–5:00PM

A true story of America’s most decorated military dog. Rescued from the streets, Stubby has an unforgettable WWI adventure.

Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, February 27. Please call 740.924.3561 or email bbeck@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th and 5th graders, parents will need to arrange for their transportation.


Adult Book Club

Friday, February 15 at 10:30AM

The book for February is called, “A Man Called Ove” by Swedish author, Fredrik Backman. It is a quirky tale of an old curmudgeon who is transformed when new neighbors arrive.

 All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us, or stop by the library to join Book Club. You need not be available every month to participate. If you are new and would like to join us, please enter by the meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.

 


Teen Movie: Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween

Tuesday, February 5 from 3:30-5:15PM

Join us for popcorn and a movie. Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist’s dummy to life. Teens 6th thru 12th grade are invited to join us for the movie.  Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.

 


Teen Craft: Wall Art Weaving

Tuesday, February 26 from 6:00-8:00PM

Join us for a night of fun to create your own masterpiece. Each participant will weave a wall hanging using various types of yarn. Teens 6th thru 12th grade are invited to join us. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.

 


 

 Calling All Collectors

Do you collect fossils, teapots, tractors or figurines? The sky is the limit. We are looking for collections to display in the library for a month at a time. If you have a collection and would be interested in sharing it with us we have just the case for you. Currently filling slots for 2019. Please contact the library at 740-924-3561 or email lmesser@alexandria.lib.oh.us.

 

 


Little Free LibraryLittle Free Library Installed

Have you seen our newest addition? The Alexandria Public Library is very excited to announce the installation of an official Little Free Library. Built by local artist, David Tefft, the free library will be available 24/7 for anyone looking for a good read. Stocked with materials for readers of all ages!

Thank you Mr. Tefft for this treasure!

 

 


Friends_LogoBecome a Friend of the Library!

Our Friends are a group of interested patrons who plan programs for the library. They meet in June to plan programs for the year. The group helps with the book sales, Beggar’s Night, and adult-based programming throughout the year. Anyone is welcome to become a volunteer and help with the library activities. For more information, email Carrie at cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.