Live Civil War Music

(March 6, 2014) Join us Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00 pm for an evening of song and history.  Steve Ball will perform Civil War music on vintage guitars from original sheet music.  It's a fun and informative program for the whole family.  This performance accompanies the Ohio and the Civil War exhibit on display at the library now through March 26.  The program is free and open to all. 

Electing a President in Wartime--Tuesday, March 4

(February 26, 2014) The presidential election of 1864 was fraught with peril for the Union cause.   The North was weary of war and the Union armies seemed mired in stalemate with their Confederate foes.  Lincoln’s Democratic opponent was the popular General George McClellan, and the President was faced with a revolt inside his own party.  Join us Tuesday, March  4, at 7:00 pm, as Professor Leslie Heaphy presents an interesting and informative talk on this often-overlooked facet of Civil War history.  This program is one of several the  Library has scheduled to complement the traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later hosted by the library through March 26.

Music in Motion Toddler Program

(February 12, 2014) Calling all parents and caregivers! Are you developing a serious case of "cabin fever" from staying inside due to all the ice and snow this winter?  Here is a chance to get out and do something fun with your toddler. Our Family Fun Special "Music in Motion" is an interactive program for toddlers 16 to 36 months old and their parents or caregivers.  Come and join Miss Karla for music, motion and fun on Friday morning, February 28 from 10:30-11:15.  Space is limited so call 330-868-4101 to sign up!

Ohio and the Civil War Exhibit Comes to the Library

(February 11, 2014)  The library is pleased to announce that it will host the traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later here at the library from Saturday, February 22 through Wednesday, March 26.   This is the exhibit's only stop in our area and we have scheduled of interesting programs about the Civil War for each week of the exhibit's run.  Everyone is invited to the opening programs and reception on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 1:00 with refreshments and live period music. Visit the Ohio and the Civil War page for a complete list of programs. 

Library Now Hiring

(February 10, 2014) The library is accepting applications for a part-time Library Associate I in the Youth Services Department.  The job announcement, complete job description, and application form are posted on the Employment Opportunities page and at the service desks in the library.  The library will accept applications through Monday, February 24, 2014. 

LEGO Day--This Saturday!

(January 30, 2014)  Love building with LEGOs?  Get together and create with others who like them too!  Minerva Public Library is hosting another LEGO Day on Saturday, February 1 from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Community Room on the library's lower level. A large assortment of loaned LEGO blocks will be available for imaginative builders to use that afternoon.  This entertaining activity is designed for ages 6 and up.  Parents are encouraged to attend. Because space is limited, registration is required.  Stop at the Youth Desk to sign up or call 330-868-4101 and ask for Youth Services.

Early Literacy App Night at the Library

(January 30, 2014) (January 14, 2014) Do you have an Apple device?  Are there young children at home?  Join us Tuesday, February 4, from 6:00-8:00 pm for "App Night" at the Library.  Volunteers will help you download literacy apps and e-books for children from Pre-K through 3rd grade to your updated  IPad 2 (or newer) IPad Mini, IPod Touch (4th generation or newer), or IPhone 4 (or newer).  All downloads are free to you and funded by a grant administered by Minerva Local Schools and Marlington Local Schools.  Registration is required. 

LEGO DAY Saturday, February 1, 2014

(January 23, 2014)  Love building with LEGOs?  Get together and create with others who like them too!  Minerva Public Library is hosting another LEGO Day on Saturday, February 1 from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Community Room on the library's lower level. A large assortment of loaned LEGO blocks will be available for imaginative builders to use that afternoon.  This entertaining activity is designed for ages 6 and up.  Parents are encouraged to attend. Because space is limited, registration is required.  Stop at the Youth Desk to sign up or call 330-868-4101 and ask for Youth Services.

Youth Services Closed Monday and Part of Tuesday

(January 23, 2014)  The lower level of the library, containing the Youth Services Department and the meeting rooms  will be closed all day Monday, January 27, and until 4:15 pm, Tuesday, January 28, so that new carpeting can be installed in the section of the library damaged by the sewer back-up on January 5.  The Children's and Teen collections will not be available for browsing during this time.   The main floor of the library (upstairs) will be open as usual with all services and materials available. 

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