Volume 32 | August 2022
Wagnalls closed on Wednesday, August 17th
Preserving Classes offered at Wagnalls

Wagnalls is hosting preserving classes brought to you by OSU Extension Fairfield County on August 9th & 16th. There is no cost, but registration is required. Please register HERE.

Upcoming Mabel Tour
Children's Library
Middle Grade Book Club
Summer Afternoon Movie!
Homeschooling Classes Are Back!
Homeschool Writing Club Description

Roxanne Sams, native to Lithopolis and middle school writing teacher is offering a writer’s club/workshop for middle schoolers. Roxanne has written six books, three are middle school mysteries, under her pen name R.L. Walker. She understands both the writing process and the teaching of the process.

Her writing club has free writing opportunities along with specific modules all focused on creative narrative writing. Each class will focus on a specific topic within writing such as descriptive writing, character development, plot, hooks or starting your story, how to end your story. Student interest and personal writing questions will guide how courses progress.
Fall Storytime
Teen Tabletop Gaming Club
Teen Garden Club

The teen garden club typically meets the first Saturday of every month! However, for the month of August they are meeting on a Thursday. Please call 614-837-4765 to register.

At the August meeting we will be working in the garden. Click HERE for additional information
Monthly Book Clubs

Wagnalls offers THREE 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!


Wednesday, August 17th-2:00 PM:

Thursday, August 25th-7:00 PM:

Writer's Group

Thursday, August 18th 6:30-7:45pm in the Local History Room

We meet monthly on the third Thursday of every month.

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.
If you missed our Virtual Reality offerings for our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program, make an appointment to use our Oculus Quest to experience the Wonder and Beauty of life in the Ocean! Try the animated Aquatic Park with Ocean Rift or experience an immersive swim with Sharks and more. Contact Paula by email pmaier@wagnalls.org or phone 614-837-4765 x112
Oculus Club
Tips for Highschool Students Considering College
Do NOT pay for scholarship information! There are plenty of FREE Scholarships and resources. Try FASTWEB and GOING MERRY .

Columbus high school guidance counselor, Kristen Dickerson, encourages students to work directly with universities to which they are applying. About 90% of scholarship money comes directly from the institutions. It is great to apply to some scholarships outside of the universities, but the odds of winning them are usually low.

Each college or university has a Net-Price Calculator on their website which provides an accurate cost to attend. Try it “Net Price Calculator" and type in the name of your school.
Continuing Education
LinkedIn Learning Courses Now Available!
Ohioans can get free, unlimited access to Lynda.com with a library card from one of Ohio’s 251 public library systems. You just need an Ohio library card and an internet connection.

Choose Wagnalls Memorial Library as your library then enter your card # and pin. You will see a Wide Variety of offerings arranged under four major headings: Business, Creative, Technology and Certifications. Get Started by clicking here: Access LinkedIn Learning Courses with Your Ohio Library Card
Fall Production
Wealth Management Series
Wagnalls is hosting a wealth management series on the fourth Tuesday of each month through the end of November.

There is no cost, but you need to RSVP. Click HERE for additional information.
Mouth of the Wolf Productions
Room Reservations

The Loft – Located on the second floor above the library, this space offers a lot of character and overlooks the library’s main entrance and courtyard. Seats up to 120 people. Elevator access available.

Beautiful Historic Auditorium – Our beautiful Auditorium is original to our building and features an elevated stage making it ideal for presentations. Holds up to 300 people in original, fixed wooden seating. Located on the main floor of the memorial.

Banquet Hall – Located on the lower level of the memorial, the banquet hall is the original social hall. It has a full kitchen that caterers can use to serve for your event. Seats up to 120 people.

Community Rooms – Just next to the main building is our Community Building that contains two medium to large private rooms that seat up to 120 people each. The community rooms do feature kitchenettes and are handicap accessible.
Save the Date!
Honeyfest: September 9th & 10th
The 2022 Lithopolis Honeyest is quickly approaching!

So many fun activities for the whole family!

  • Beekeeper vendors
  • Arts & Crafts exhibitors
  • Music-Entertainment
  • Much more!

Wagnalls will be hosting a Mead beer garden, with the net proceeds benefitting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation.
The Wagnalls Memorial Library
150 E. Columbus Street
Lithopolis, Ohio 43136
(614) 837-4765