March 2020 Newsletter

The Maker movement has been sweeping the nation and USCL invites you to be a part of it! Maker culture emphasizes learning through doing in a social environment. Although primarily adopted in developing unique technology, this movement has inspired people to seek shared learning experiences with their peers to find inspiration, self-fulfillment, and creative expression. This is a familiar concept to Betty Sigler, Crea- tive Pastimes participant and avid crocheter. “It’s therapeutic for my mind and it just makes you feel good to be with others.” Creative Pastimes, a library program that meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, provides a place where anyone can work on their individual unique projects...together! From crafts and crochet to clipping coupons, there’s room for everyone at the table. “There are even some ladies who make dog beds for the animal shelter,” says Rachel Keirns-Moore, the program facilitator. “Almost everyone is working on a project that they intend to donate to a charitable organization or worthy cause. It really is all about community; within the group and without.” Cathy Hiner says of the Betty Sigler, Joyce Outhwaite, Cathy Hiner, and Berdina Krissinger Library News Upper Sandusky Community Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-8:30 Friday 9:00-6:00 Saturday 9:00-1:00 301 N. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 419-294-1345 Web - Email March 2020 Children and Youth Story Time with Miss Jill Tiny Tots (birth-3 yrs.): Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 11a.m. Preschool: Mondays at 11:00 a.m. STEAMpunks (students in grades 6-12) Monday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. Music Is… Tuesdays, March 3, 10,17, 24 and 31 4:00-4:30 p.m. For all ages. LEGO Night for all ages Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 6:00-8:00 p.m. Once A Week Geek Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 3:00-4:30 p.m. For students in grades 4-12. That Thursday Thing Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 3:00-4:00 p.m. For students in grades K-12. Kids Can Cook (students in grades K-5) Thursday, March 26 3:00-4:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Sign up is required for this program. Sign up begins March 9. Adult Programs Creative Pastimes Tuesdays, March 3 and 17 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Crafternoon Wednesday, March 4 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Clothing Swap Thursday March 5, 9 a.m.– 8 p.m. Friday March 6, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday March 7, 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clothing donations accepted February 28 through March 4 BookTalk Thursday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. Library Board Meeting Thursday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Common Readers Tuesday, March 17 6:30 p.m. “The Cider House Rules” by John Irving What’s Cookin’: Comfort Foods Monday, March 23 6:00 p.m. Bring your favorite comfort food dish to our potluck meal. Don’t forget the recipe! March Events at USCL March is for Makers! I n memory of… James E. Grafmiller, Jr. from Rev. & Mrs. Charles Steward knitted and crocheted projects she makes, “As I’m working, I’m praying for the person who will get it.” Whether you are like Berdina Krissinger who started her “Maker” journey in her school’s Home Economics class or Joyce Outhwaite who supports her church’s military outreach by clipping coupons, the power of the Maker movement is found in the impart- ing of ideas and combining life experiences. “We share patterns and a lot of laughter,” says Betty Sigler. Explore the Maker in you by attending one of USCL’s monthly crafting programs. We’re sure it will “Make” your day! Creative Pastimes : The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Crafternoon: March 4, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. March’s craft: Fairy Jar Lantern. All materials provided.