Updated TED May '24

1st: New Storywalk 1st: ASL Class 2nd: Pet Health 101 6th: STEAMpunks 8th: ASL Class 9th: Craft Party! 15th: ASL Class 20th: Lunch Bunch 20th: Taste of History 21st: Common Readers 22nd: ASL Class 23rd: Inglorious Bookworms 27th: CLOSED 28th: K-9 Dog Demo 29th: ASL Class 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. May Events COVER TO COVER MAY 2024 Upper Sandusky Community Library More pet stuff inside! Purrfect Time for Pets! Pet Health 101 Pets on Patrol May is Pet Month at USCL and we’re bringing you programs to help care for your pets, support the rescue and care of homeless pets, and discover how animals are a big part of our community! On Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m, USCL invites you to help us kick off Pet month and join the discussion about pet health with a Lincoln Highway Animal Hospital veterinarian. You will find out how to best care for your furry companions during the hot summer months to come, the importance of prevent- ative care, and flea and tick prevention. There will also be a question and answer session with the veterinarian at the end of the program. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no registration for this program. Meet Wyandot County’s hardest working dogs on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. in USCL’s large meeting room. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s office K-9 unit will demonstrate the training and skills of their dogs and how they play their part in keeping our town safe. There is no registration for this program and everyone is welcome to attend.

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. He works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. He discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . .even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things— her mind. True chemistry results. But like science, life is unpredictable and Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her fans grow, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo. InGlorious Common Readers Everyone is welcome to join Krystal and the Common Readers Book Club on May 21st at 6:30 p.m. as they discuss this month's featured book, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Share your thoughts about the Science Fiction genre and Pierce Brown’s Red Rising on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in USCL's large meeting room. Bookworms Sign Language Course If you attended the ASL beginner’s course in January or just want to sharpen your sign language skills, you will be excited to know that USCL will be offering an Intermediate American Sign Language course. Keith Falzone, a long-time sign language interpreter, will be sharing his knowledge and skills with participants of all ages for five sessions on Wednesdays in May at 6:00 p.m. beginning on May 1st in USCL’s large meeting room. This course is offered to our community at no cost and registration is not required to attend. We Need Your Help Celebrate Pet month with USCL by supporting the Wyandot Humane Society. Look for our collection box near the front desk and consider donating: Canned cat and dog food Dry cat and dog food Scoopable cat litter A complete list of their needs can be found on their website. wyhumane.org If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” ― J.K Rowling

Channel your inner Picasso, Monet and...cake decorator? This month’s Craft Party dives into the art of dimensional painting when we paint with plaster Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 p.m. in USCL’s large meeting room. 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 29th and is required for attendance. Paint with Plaster Lunch Bunch Join Cheryl on Monday, May 20th at noon in USCL's large meeting room for Lunch Bunch where the community meets to share a meal. This month’s theme is Your Mother’s Favorite Recipes. Be sure to bring a copy of your recipe to share with the group! Taste of History Congratulations! "Some men live to eat and drink, I eat and drink to live." Get Growing Take a culinary step back in time with Patti and Tony Davidson on Monday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. in USCL’s large meeting room. This month, visit the kitchens of ancient Greece and discover the taste of Epityrum, a Mediterranean- style tapenade. Registration is required for this program and starts on May 13th. Are you thinking of planting a garden this year? Be sure to stop by USCL’s new Seed Library located by the magazines. You can take up to six seeds packets per day from our flower, vegetable and herb selection. Or, if you have seeds to share, you can fill out one of our donation seed packs and drop it off at the front desk. - Socrates Upper Sandusky Community Library is excited to extend their congratulations and gratitude to Cheryl Lyon for 30 years of excellent service to our community!

Tiny Tots (ages 0-3): Monday 10:00 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Storytime with Miss Jill Preschool (ages 3-6): Monday 11:00 a.m. Follow this month's storybook page by page through uptown and read Caterpillar Dreams. All Henri the Caterpillar has is a dream. It’s an amazing, incredible, impossible dream. And to chase it, Henri will have to leave the safety of his garden and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. 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! Take A Storywalk Adventure Awaits! How well do you know your library? Did you know you can check out musical instruments? Family games? Binoculars or a microscope? Miss Lisa and the STEAMpunks investigate an exciting part of USCL: Adventure Central. Join the exploration on Monday, May 6th at 5:30 in USCL’s large meeting room. STEAMpunks is open to youth in grades 6-12. Every Thursday that school is in session, kids of all ages are invited to attend That Thursday Thing from 3:00-4:00. Each week, the children and youth department team up to host games and activities. There's often fun snacks and plenty of time to hang out with friends. It's an hour they won't want to miss! That hursday hing Visit Storytime ! Baby Chicks Owen Duress, son of Joel and Hannah, has completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at USCL. Owen started the program on January 19, 2021 and completed it on April 16, 2024. He is 4 years old. His favorite colors are purple and green and his favorite foods are pancakes and sausage. Owen enjoys running and sliding when he plays outside. Playing with slime is another activity that 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. 1000 Books! Miss Jill Many thanks,