Orrville Public Library has a host of events this spring for the community. For more information about any of the following activities, call 330-683-1065.
Local Author Meet & Greet
The library will hold a local Author Meet & Greet on 11 am-2 pm Saturday, March 19. This is a chance to meet talented local authors and to possibly purchase some of their books.
Planning to attend are Julie Anne Lindsey, Andrea Flack-Wetherald, George Ebey, Adron J. Smitley, CC Warrens, Rebecca Greenfield, Kerrie Kauffmann, Kathi Baron, Doug Brown, Christina Benchoff/Hartmann, Lu Ann Topovski, Darrell Newton, Jordan Antonino , Max Eli Kelbly, Mollie Curie, Don Ruff, Max Willi Fischer, Sue Thomas, Alex J. Eiseman, Lisa Amstutz, Morgan Goudy, Cassie Zook and Shirley Weyrauch.
For more information about each author check out the library’s Local Author Sneak Peek video on YouTube.
Kids in grades three-six are invited to the library’s two-session STEAM Team program at 4 pm Tuesdays, March 22 and 29, to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math.
During the first week, participants will experiment with circuit boards and Littlebits electronic building blocks. The following week, participants will build their own robotic “brushbot.”
Materials will be provided for this free program. Registration is required and can be done online by clicking on the program title on the librar’s website calendar at www.orrville.lib.oh.us. Registration also can be made by contacting the Children’s Department at 330-683-1065.
Coffee & Crafts
The library is partnering with YMCA staff to offer a monthly Coffee & Craft evening for ages 16 and older. The first event will be a papier-mâché egg craft that can be used as an Easter decoration.
This free event will be held at 6 pm Tuesday, March 29. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required and can be completed on the library’s website calendar, www.orrville.lib.oh.us, or by contacting the Information Desk at 330-683-1065.
Teen Take & Make
Young adults in grades six-12 will want to pick up the library’s latest take and make craft – a fidget keychain. Stop by the library through March 19 to pick up a free craft kit that will include string, colorful beads, a keychain, and instructions. No registration is required for this free activity.
Customized Books for Teens
The library offers Teen Book Boxes that are customized just for people based on interests. Registration for the box is March 14-26. Using the registration information provided, the library staff will create a Book Box that will include two library books, a handful of treats and a couple of fun trinkets. Register on the library’s website calendar, www.orrville.lib.oh.us, or by contacting the Information Desk at 330-683-1065.
The Book Box will be available to pick up the week of April 4. Participants must registered in order to pick up a customized box.
It’s time to get out the grow lights and heat mats to start garden seeds indoors. Anyone looking for something new or want to share leftover seeds, stop by the library’s Seed Exchange area. Both commercially packaged and saved seeds for herbs, flowers and vegetables will be accepted. If you no longer have the original packet, place seeds in a small Ziploc bag and label it with the variety of seed, growing notes and the year of the seed. The library will also have a variety of gardening books and seed starting information on display.
The exchange continues through May 31. This is self-serve, so everyone can take some seeds home, even if they have nothing to bring. For more information, contact the library at 330-683-1065.