Volume 28 | April 2022

National Library Week
April 3rd-9th
Stop in and celebrate with us and thank your friendly Wagnalls Staff!

Easter Egg Hunt
April 16th

Save the date! Wagnalls will be hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning April 16th! The event will be sponsored by Lithopolis United Methodist Church and the library.
Thank you Kauffman Road for a great evening of Bluegrass music!
We had 155 audience members and made $1,500 to help support the library programs and gardens! Thank you to all who attended!
Congratulations Master Gardeners!

The Walker-Hecox-Hickle gardens at Wagnalls are a place where Fairfield County Master Gardener Volunteers and community volunteers gather to tend gardens, identify plants and to teach youth about plants and gardens. The Fairfield County Master Gardener Friends of the Wagnalls Project Team was recently named the Outstanding Project of the Year 2021 in the Community Service category for a medium size County Program! Connie Smith presented the award to our Master Gardeners. If you would like to volunteer in our garden, please call the library.

Come Visit the Creative Play Space in the Children's Library!

If you haven't had a chance to visit our Creative Play Space down in the Children's Library, make sure you stop by during your next visit at Wagnalls! Lots of fun hands on activities and creative play stations await to stimulate any imagination!

For more information about any children's program, email Erin at evaughan@wagnalls.org or call 614-837-4765 ext 118.
Teen Tabletop Gaming Club

Wagnalls is excited to introduce a NEW Teen Tabletop Gaming Club for ages 13-17! The April meeting will be on Saturday, April 30th. Contact Alex Thomas at athomas@wagnalls.org for additional information and to register.

Teen Garden Club

The teen garden club meets the first Saturday of every month! Please call 614-837-4765 to register for monthly classes.

The April meeting is a work day in the garden! Click HERE for additional information
Adult Garden Education

On April 26th we will have a try it before you buy it class where we will have several different varieties of plants on hand and we will be learning how/where to plant them and tricks of the trade!

Click HERE for additional information.

Monthly Book Clubs

Wagnalls offers FOUR different monthly book clubs! Find one that fits your style, and join us! Click on the book club title below to get additional information about each club!

Tuesday, April 12th-6:30 PM:

Wednesday, April 20th-2:00 PM:


Thursday, April 28th-7:00 PM:

Writer's Group

Thursday, April 21 6:30-7:45pm in the Loft.

We meet monthly on the third Thursday of every month in the upper level of the Wagnalls Memorial Library.

This Writer's Group is for current and future writers, and also for other interested persons.

For more information, contact Bill Sykes at bill.sykes@sbcglobal.net.
This month we will traverse obstacles by running, climbing, or jumping and swinging through the levels. Experience Grab now.

If it looks interesting or fun come join us in Oculus Club on Saturday, April 9th from 10:30 – noon in the Banquet Hall.
VR Oculus

Still available to try by appointment only! We purchased another Oculus Quest 2 so now you can try one of our many apps with a friend for family member. If you want a workout try Gorilla Tag or Beat Saber. If you enjoyed the old arcade game Galaga, you’ll want to try Space Pirate Trainer. Prefer to travel anywhere in the world, then Wander is more your speed. For a complete list of options of apps to try, checkout our website under Technology, Oculus Quest Trials. Appointments available by phone or email. 13+ only please. Contact Paula by email or call (614) 837-4765 extension 112 to guarantee a time slot.
Scam Alert

Have you received an email from PayPal like this:

It looks as if PayPal sent it, but they didn’t. Log into your account and verify it is not in your recent activity. This type of scam is a Business Email Compromise . For details on Common Scams and Crimes follow this link to the FBI website.

If you are interested in improving your computer skills and using technology in daily life contact Paula by email (pmaier@wagnalls.org) or phone (614-837-4765 x112).

The Wagnalls Memorial with the Bloom Township Fire Department and the Walker-Hecox-Hickle American Legion Post 677 will be hosting Memorial Day activities for Lithopolis. After the parade and memorial service at Lithopolis Cemetery, there will be a cruise-in on the grounds of the Wagnalls Memorial with a DJ, games on the lawn, tours, food, and more. Please check wagnalls.org for details as plans are still in the works!
Art @ Wagnalls is set for June 17 & 18!

Our festival is a juried show ensuring quality artwork in a variety of mediums for sale. Some artists will also be demonstrating their craft. Children's art activities are planned in a special space just for them. Local musicians will entertain throughout the two-day event. And for refreshments, there will be a beer and wine garden and food trucks!

We are accepting applications for artists, food truck vendors, and sponsors. Forms are available at wagnalls.org under the Arts tab. Musicians and performing artists interested in participating at Art@Wagnalls, please contact Deb Silvia, dsilvia@wagnalls.org or 614-837-4765 x132.

The Wagnalls Memorial Library
150 E. Columbus Street
Lithopolis, Ohio 43136
(614) 837-4765