Winter 23 Newsletter for web

P 6 P 7 Ritter Public Library • Winter 2023 • Ritter Public Library • Winter 2023 • rendition of the classic Candyland. Register for your turn to play the game for a sweet reward. A craft follows. Family Board Game Night ThirdWednesdays 6 PM Join us around the table for an evening of fun board games - bring your own to share with the group, or we’ll pull one from our collection. All ages are welcome, though some games may be complicated for small children. Adult Ritter Reads Book Discussion Group First Wednesdays 6 PM Love to talk books, but don’t like the pressure of assigned reading? Try Ritter Reads! There’s no required reading - we’ll talk about what we’ve been reading lately and get ideas for what to read next. Cookies and Coloring First Thursdays 11 AM De-stress at this adults-only coloring session. We’ll chat as we color and snack on delicious homemade cookies. Genealogy Resource Sharing Group Second Tuesdays (except February) 6 PM Gather with fellow genealogy enthusiasts to work together on projects and share tips. Bring your current project and your laptop, if you have one. All experience levels are welcome, and library staff will be available for assistance. Rock Painting* Tuesday, January 11 2 PM Paint a beautiful rock to brighten your home, or to hide around town for others to discover. All materials will be provided. The Top 100 of the Last 100 Book Discussion Group Second Fridays 10 AM We’re reading through the bestselling books of the last century, in reverse order. Copies of the books are available at the main desk for checkout. January: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015) February: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (2014) March: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2013) The Sandusky Bay Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio Presents: North Central Ohio Archaeology Hopewell Artifacts in North Central Ohio: Saturday, January 14 at 11 AM The Heckelman Linear Ditches: Saturday, January 28 at 11 AM The Seamans Fort Defensive Earthworks: Saturday, February 11 at 11 AM The Taylor Site Mortuary Center: Saturday, February 25 at 11 AM Dive into local history through artifacts with this series of Archaeology seminars presented by Glenwood Boatman, vice president of the Sandusky Bay Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio. Tech Basics Classes Get to Know Your Smartphone Part 1: Monday, January 16 at 2 PM Get to Know Your Smartphone Part 2: Monday, January 30 at 2 PM Online Security for Older Adults: Monday, February 13 at 2 PM Email Basics: Monday, February 27 at 2 PM Everyday Apps and Beyond: Monday, March 13 at 2 PM This series of classes is designed to teach you the basics of operating your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. Bring your device with you to class for hands-on learning. Absolute beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend! Classic Movie Night Third Tuesdays (except March) 6 PM We’re recreating the cinema experience right here at the library. Enjoy a classic film as you munch on fresh popcorn. January: Chinatown (1974) February: Wuthering Heights (1939) Shelf Indulgence Book Discussion Group Third Thursdays 3 PM Our newest book discussion group is perfect for those who love historical fiction, relationship fiction, and romance. Try new books by up-and-coming or lesserknown authors. Copies of the books are available at the main desk for checkout. January: The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris February: The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe March: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland Crafting with Angela FourthWednesdays 5 PM Channel your creativity while Angela guides you through a new craft each month. All materials will be provided. January: Create a bracelet stamped with a word to inspire you throughout 2023. February (on the fourth Thursday): Learn diamond painting, a new twist on crafting that combines paint by number, embroidery, and rhinestones. March: Upcycle leftover paper materials to make your own paper beads. Brewed Awakening Book Social Fourth Thursdays 2:30 PM At Brewed Awakening Vermilion Books and coffee make a perfect pair! Discuss your thoughts on the month’s selection while you sip on your favorite beverage. January: Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult February: Out of Love by Hazel Hayes March: This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger Sewing Make and Take* Monday, February 6 at 2 PM: Potholder Monday, February 20 at 2 PM: Sleep Mask Monday, March 6 at 2: Reusable Makeup Remover Pads Level up your sewing skills. Work on a new project in each class, then take it with you to finish at home. Bring your own sewing machine, thread, and pins - all other materials will be provided. Basic sewing skills needed. Create Your Own Glass* Tuesday, February 7 11 AM Decorate a customized glass perfect for holding all of your favorite winter beverages. All materials will be provided. College Club Presents: The Meaning of Juneteenth Tuesday, February 7 7 PM Dr. Pamela Brooks, Jane and Eric Nord Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Oberlin College, will present the history and the deeper meeting of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19, and was made a federal holiday by President Biden in 2021. Valentine’s Murder Mystery* Tuesday, February 14 5 PM Do you have the super sleuth skills to suss out the suspect? Take your shot at investigating this murder with a Valentine’s twist. Introduction toWatercolors* Wednesdays, February 22, March 8, and March 22 6 PM Watercolorist Lisha Nasipak joins us for this series of beginner watercolor classes. No prior experience is required, and all materials will be provided. College Club Presents: The History of Women in Aviation and Aerospace Tuesday, March 7 7 PM International Women’s Air & Space Museum’s Executive Director Sara Fisher wil explore the role of women in aviation and aerospace. From the first woman to solo a balloon in the 18th century, to Bessie Coleman’s dream to establish a flight school, to the women who briefly called the International Space Station home, this program provides a glimpse into lesser known histories. *Registration is required. Visit or call 440-967-3798 to register. Tween & Teen Dungeons & Dragons* Second & FourthWednesdays 5:30 PM This is your chance to try the hit game! Each session will be a standalone adventure with characters premade and ready to play. Ages 12 - 18 welcome. Tween Book Club ThirdWednesdays 5 PM We’ll discuss and complete activities related to the book of the month. Copies of the month’s book are available for checkout in the children’s department. January: Redwall by Brian Jacques February: Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chockshi March: Spin With Me by Ami Polonsky Tween Graphic Novel Club Third Tuesdays 4 PM Calling all comic book, Manga, and graphic novel enthusiasts! Come meet with us to discuss our thoughts, likes and dislikes, and leave with ideas for what to read next. There’s no required reading for this club - just come prepared to share your opinions. Teen Board Game Night Fourth Tuesdays 6 PM Join your friends or meet new ones while playing board games from our collection. Family Winter Candy Land* Friday, January 27 10 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, 3 PM Back by popular demand! You are the game piece in this life-sized