TED April '24

USCL is excited to premier our newest endeavor to serve our community. Beginning on April 1st, you will be able to “check-out” items from our Seed Library! Located by the magazines, the Seed Library is located in one of our beautiful, retired card catalogs. The seeds are cataloged alphabetically by flower, herb and vegetable. You are welcome to take home up to six packets per visit. Do you have seeds you would like to donate? Simply take a seed envelope from the side of the Seed Library, fill out the requested information, and deposit your fully dry seeds in the envelope and seal it. Bring your packet to the desk and we will be happy to “check-in” your donation. Our Library is Growing! The Plant Swap is back and ready to help you share those extra seeds, starts, bulbs and houseplants with your friends and neighbors. To donate to the swap, bring your healthy plants, seeds or bulbs along with information regarding the type of plant and its care to the library during the two drop-off days. Return to the library on the two pick-up days and select from a variety of plants that will be displayed in the front vestibule and welcome area. And remember, you don't have to donate plants to attend the Swap and get a new plant companion. The fun doesn't stop there! Cheryl is having a giveaway that runs April 22nd-26th. For each plant you donate to the Plant Swap and for every gardening book you check out during those days, you will receive an entry form to win a basket of gardening supplies! Drop-Off Plants April 23rd-24th Pick-Up Plants April 25th-26th Connect with us! www.usclibrary.org or uscl@seolibraries.org Mon.- Thurs. 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Fri. 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 1st: New Storywalk 8th: CLOSED 10th: Sweet Dreams Are Made of Tea 11th: Craft Party! 15th: STEAMpunks 16th: Common Readers 22nd: Lunch Bunch 23rd-24th: Plant Drop-off 24th: Inglorious Bookworms 25th: Posy Perfection 25th-26th: Plant Pick-up 29th: Wyandot Give Back April Events COVER TO COVER APRIL 2024 Upper Sandusky Community Library Plant Swap Returns! More Chances to Grow inside!

When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. Washington realized that he couldn’t beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. So carefully guarded were the members’ identities that one spy’s name was not uncovered until the twentieth century, and one remains unknown today. But by now, historians have discovered enough information about the ring’s activities to piece together evidence that these six individuals turned the tide of the war. Common Readers Everyone is welcome to join Krystal and the Common Readers Book Club on April 16th at 6:30 p.m. as they discuss this month's featured book, George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens—Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon have DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. As the investigation expands and horrifying details begin to emerge, King’s story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? Share your thoughts about the Horror genre and Stephen King’s The Outsider on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. in USCL's large meeting room. InGlorious Bookworms Elevator Repair USCL’s elevator project is in it’s final stages of repair. Although it is currently still unavailable for use, we expect to see the project completed soon and a return to full accessibility for all of our valued patrons . Posy Perfection Nothing says “Spring” like flowers. But if you’ve ever wondered how to take those flowers from your garden or bouquet and make them into an attractive arrangement, be sure to attend a special class on April 25th at 6:00 p.m. in USCL’s large meeting room. Local florist, Robin Shuster from Shuster’s Flowers, will show you how to take those posies and turn them into a showpiece for all your entertaining or decorative needs. No sign-up is required,so grab a friend and take time to smell the roses...or tulips, or daffodils. In Memory of... from Kevin and Claire Russel These book clubs take place in USCL’s large meeting room. Be aware that the elevator may not be available for use. Richard Fogle

Wyandot Give Back Celebrate National Plant Month and welcome Spring in this month’s Craft Party at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th. Use paint and decoupage to transform a plain cutting board into a pocketful of lavender posies. As usual, snacks and materials are all provided so bring a friend and get creative with this fun and easy project. Registrations begins on Monday, April 1st and is required for attendance. This event takes place in USCL’s large meeting room. Be aware that the elevator may not be available for use. Sweet Dreams Are Made of Tea Pocket Full of Posies Lunch Bunch Join Cheryl on Monday, April 22nd at noon in USCL's large meeting room for Lunch Bunch. This month’s theme is Amish Recipes. Be sure to bring a copy of your recipe to share with the group! This event takes place in USCL’s large meeting room. Be aware that the elevator may not be available for use. Shoofly Cake 4 cups flour 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups boiling water 1 cup molasses 1 tsp. baking soda Combine flour, brown sugar, and butter; mix well. Reserve 1 cup crumbs for topping. Mix together boiling water, molasses, and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture until well blended. Pour into greased 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake at 325° for 45 to 50 minutes. Enjoy! Find more recipes like this in Wanda Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook in the 641.5 section of our Nonfiction area. Who doesn’t love to cozy up with a cup of tea? Now, you can learn where it all starts! Join Rachel Dornbirer, owner of Chicory Girl Herbal Teas, at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 in the library’s large meeting room for Sweet Dreams Are Made of Tea. Rachel will share how she got started making teas, the different varieties of tea, and why herbal teas are the best. She’ll also explain why she makes her own blends, where she sources her ingredients, and how to brew a great cup of tea. There is no sign-up required for this program. If your looking for a way to give back to your community and volunteer your time, skills, or knowledge be sure to visit USCL on Monday, April 29th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. to learn about the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, or RSVP. There will be free appetizers, volunteer stories, and non-profit vendors there to talk to you so you can find the best place for talents to be used. Come and check it out! “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” - Elizabeth Andrew

Micah Hartschuh, son of Jacob and Dawn Hartschuh, has completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Micah started the program on February 4, 2021 and completed it on March 11, 2024. He is 3 years old and his favorite book is “Book of Vehicles”. His favorite color is blue and his favorite foods are hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Micah enjoys swinging and sliding when he plays outside. Playing with his tractors and building with Legos are other activities he enjoys. Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate. Each child will receive a log to record the books with incentives being given along the way. As you read to your children, they will form a link between books and what they love most – your voice and your closeness. Miss Jill Tiny Tots (ages 0-3): Monday 10:00 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Storytime Follow this month's storybook page by page through uptown and read Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch To start your walk, stop at the front desk and pick up a Coded Tales sheet. As you walk from business to business, be sure to write down the code letter located at each stop. When you finish the story, you should have spelled out a special message that you can bring back to the library to receive a prize! with Miss Jill Take A Storywalk Preschool (ages 3-6): Monday 11:00 a.m. Rock On, Punks! Miss Lisa and the STEAMpunks rock it out on Monday, April 15th at 5:30 in USCL’s large meeting room. Learn about the interesting properties of crystals and geodes with Miss Lisa and guest speaker Patti Davidson. You’ll even get to crack open your own geode! STEAMpunks is open to youth in grades 6-12. Eclipse Getting Ready for the 1000 Books!