June 2024 Newsletter

June 2024 │ Vol. 8, Issue 6 THE BOSSARD BEACON The monthly newsletter of the Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library LIBRARY CLOSURES Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM BOSSARD LIBRARY 740.446.7323 bossardlibrary.org 7 Spruce Street Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 Children, tweens, and teens age birth through 18 can participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program to earn prizes for reading through August 31. This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and those interested can register at the library beginning on June 3. Participants can earn “brag tags” for reading and mystery prizes will also be given to those who complete the program, while supplies last. Children, age birth through age seven, are encouraged to read 30 books (or have books read to them). A brag tag, or other age-appropriate incentive for the youngest of readers, can be earned for every three books read. Tweens, age 8-12, and teens, age 13-18, should read 10 books to complete this year’s program and a brag tag can be earned for every book read. Books or audiobooks borrowed from Bossard Library or borrowed from the library’s digital services through the Ohio Digital Library (via the Libby app) or the hoopla app count toward the Summer Reading Program. For more information about this year’s Summer Reading Program, stop by the library or call 740.446.7323. ‘Adventure Begins at Your Library’ Sign up for Summer Reading beginning on June 3

Youth Services Programs Adult Programs French City Writers’ Guild Ages 18 and over Both budding and experienced writers are encouraged to attend the monthly meeting of the French City Writers’ Guild. Writers can bring their written works of various genres for discussion. Guild meetings are only for individuals age 18 and over. Ages 13 and over Come out for Trivia Night and compete as an individual or play with your family or friends to test your knowledge of current events, science, history, pop culture, and more! For more information, contact Lynn at lpauley@bossardlibrary.org. Trivia Night In-B-Tween Club Ages 7-9 The first In-B-Tween Club meeting in June will feature a reading of Make More S’mores by Cathy Ballou Mealey with illustrations by Ariel Landy. Attendees will get to create string art, sing camping songs, and enjoy s’mores. The second In-B-Tween Club will feature a reading of Goggles: The Bear Who Dreamed of Flying by Jonathan Gunson and Richard Robinson. Attendees will enjoy making “cloud dough” and paper air planes. “In-flight” snacks will also be served. Ages 3-6 Stop by the library for evening storytime! On June 6, storytime will feature a reading of The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman with illustrations by Jack Tickle. On June 20, evening storytime will feature a reading of A Camping Spree with Mr. McGee written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Evening storytime is held twice per month and is a repeat of the previous Monday morning’s storytime. Children, ages 3-6, and their parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 740.446.7323. Evening Storytime Ages 8-18 The Teen Book Club will meet in June to discuss The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Copies of the book can be borrowed from the library. The eBook or digital audiobook can be found on the Ohio Digital Library (via Libby), while the digital audiobook can be downloaded instantly through the hoopla app. For more information, please contact Rachael at 740.446.7323 or email rbarker@bossardlibrary.org. Permission form required. Teen Book Club

Adult Book Club ‘Game on!’ Game Day Saturday Ages 12 and over (under 12 with an adult) Bring your friends and stop by the library for Game Day. Bring your own games or choose a game from the library’s large board game collection. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees are welcome to stay for the entire event or play games as time allows. Light refreshments will be provided. ‘Color Me Happy’ Adult Coloring Ages 18 and over Stop by the library to enjoy an adults-only coloring session. Coloring sheets and coloring gel pens/pencils are provided or you can bring your own. Bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing coloring session and genial conversation. “Color Me Happy” is only for adults ages 18 and over. No children are permitted. Weekly Programs Storytime Ages 3-6 Storytime will not be held on June 3. On June 24, attendees will enjoy an interactive music and movement program with Rebecca Honett. Yoga Ages 16 and over Join us for an hour-long Yoga session each Monday evening in the library’s Riverside Room with a certified yoga instructor. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothing. Waiver form required. Pat-a-Cake Lapsit Ages birth-3 This month, lapsit attendees will enjoy a visit from “Rubee” on June 12, and special guest Rebecca Honett will be presenting an interactive music program on June 26. Needlework Circle Ages 12 and over Anyone with an interest in fiber art is welcome and encouraged to stop by the library each Wednesday afternoon for Needlework Circle. Share your love of knitting, crocheting, sewing, or other fiber art with like-minded community members. Anyone with an interest in learning to knit, crochet, or complete other types of fiber art should also attend. Ages 18 and over The Adult Book Club will discuss Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen during its June meeting. Copies of the book can be borrowed from the library. The eBook can be borrowed from either the Ohio Digital Library (via the Libby app) or the hoopla app. Bossard’s Adult Book Club typically meets at 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. All interested readers are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information or to sign up, please contact Lynn at 740.446.7323 or email lpauley@bossardlibrary.org.

StoryWalk at the French Art Colony The featured StoryWalk title for June is Ear Worm! by Jo Knowles with illustrations by Galia Bernstein. StoryWalk is located on the grounds of the French Art Colony, 530 First Avenue. StoryWalk is a great way for both children and adults to enjoy the great outdoors and great children’s books! Summer Reading Program events slated in June Library to host Midwest Falconry and Tricky Max on June 9 and 10 Bossard Library will host a “Flighted Birds of Prey” show with Midwest Falconry of Blanchester, Ohio, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 in the library’s Riverside Room. This show will feature live birds of prey and could include owls, hawks, vultures, falcons, or other species. Those in attendance will learn about the unique behaviors of these predators, including their biology and habitats. Falconry will also be discussed, including its history and the methods of training birds of prey. Midwest Falconry’s mission is one of conservation education and they seek to connect people with nature through the lens of falconry and birds of prey. This event is free and open to all ages. At 10 a.m. on Monday, June 10, Tricky Max returns to the library with his “Magical Adventures” comedy magic show. This time, Tricky Max will bring his band of puppets as they set out on a high-seas adventure to find magic and treasure. This magic show will help kids discover that kindness and caring are the real treasures. This show is free and open to children of all ages and their families. Midwest Falconry’s “Flighted Birds of Prey” and Tricky Max and His Magical Adventures are events that have been supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Eighty years ago on June 6, 1944, the largest military seaborne invasion in history occurred as the Allied forces of World War II, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, stormed the beaches of Normandy in northwestern France. Despite considerable odds and with estimated casualties of over 10,000, the Allies prevailed. In the 80 years that have followed the invasion, historians have called D-Day a single day that changed the world. To learn more about this fateful day and the troops who fought to change the course of history, search for these books and more at Bossard Library: Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War by Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice. Sand & Steel: The D-Day Invasions and the Liberation of France by Peter CaddickAdams. Normandy ‘44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France by James Holland The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II by Alex Kershaw