Youth Briefs: 11-2-19

Eat pizza, read pages
The middle school book group Pizza and Pages meets on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bowling Green Middle
School’s Media Center. Pizza and Pages is a partnership between Bowling Green Middle School and Wood
County District Public Library. The group is open to all area sixth-eighth graders.
The Children’s Place of the library has multiple copies of the pre-selected books available to check out.

This month, the theme is “Sweet Biographies.” Youth can choose one or more of the following titles:
“Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909” by Michelle Markel, “The Right Word: Roget
and His Thesaurus” by Jen Bryant, “Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White” by Melissa Sweet and “Girls
Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women” by Catherine Thimmesh.
This month’s meeting will feature a program by the Bowling Green High School Senior Art Studio, as the
students create artwork in the style of Sweet, illustrator of this month’s titles, who will visit the
Wood County District Public Library on Thursday at 7 p.m.
“Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909” is an illustrated account of immigrant
Clara Lemlich’s pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer’s strike and describes how she worked
grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to
protest the unfair working conditions in New York’s garment district.
“The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus” examines the life of Peter Mark Roget and his invention of the
“Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White” is the first-ever fully-illustrated biography of legendary author
E.B. White. Sweet uses White’s letters, photos, and mementos, as well as her original collaged art, to
tell the true story of one of the most beloved authors of all time.
“Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women” tells the story of how women
throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items
as correction fluid, space helmets and disposable diapers.
The discussion will include any or all of these titles, along with pizza snacks. For more information,
call the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.
Homeschoolers’ Page Turners
PERRYSBURG — A new book club for homeschoolers ages 12-16 will meet Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Way Public
Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave.
This is a chance to socialize with other readers and practice respecting opinions while discussing a
variety of topics. The group will be reading “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli.
Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out — under any
circumstances. Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes — for Leo and for the entire
school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into 10th grade in an explosion of color and a
clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body. But the delicate scales of popularity
suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different.
Watch a movie in Pemberville
PEMBERVILLE — A showing of Disney’s “101 Dalmations” will be held on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in the
library, 375 E. Front St. This G-rated movie is 80 minutes long. Everyone is welcome and may bring a
Join curling league
Junior curling leagues are being offered at the Black Swamp Curling Center, 19901 N. Dixie Hwy., from 4-6
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The junior curling program at the Black Swamp Curling Center is designed to create a love for curling and
help develop student athletes from ages 10-college. No experience is needed. Equipment will be provided
for new curlers. Dress comfortably and in layers, and bring a pair of clean sneakers.
There is also a Little Rock program for children ages 7-10 on Mondays.
For more information visit