Love graphic novels? Join library’s graphic readers group

If you enjoy graphic novels, join the Wood County District Public Library’s newest book discussion, the Graphic Readers. This is a new book discussion focused on the artistic expression showcased in the graphic novel medium.

Read thoughtful, challenging and fun graphic novels to take a deeper look into how this medium adds an additional visual layer to literature. Book discussion meetings are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in meeting room A&B at the library, 251 N. Main St. No registration is required.

The scheduled discussion:

Jan. 11 – “The Dark Knight Returns” by Frank Miller

Feb. 8 – “Black Hole” by Charles Burns

March 8 – “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel

April 12 – “Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass” by Mariko Tamaki

Enjoy storytime indoors at the library

The Wood County District Public Library’s storytimes are held every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Place at the library, 251 N. Main St.

Families will enjoy picture book readings, songs, games, and activities during every storytime. Registration is required. To register, call 419-352-8253, email [email protected], or register online at wcdpl.org/events.

Get inspired with library’s artful reader book discussion

Join other creatives at the Wood County District Public Library for the Artful Reader book discussion.

Book discussion meetings are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in meeting room A&B at the library, 251 N. Main St. Meetings begin with a 30-minute book discussion on the selected book of the month, and are then followed by a creative activity for 30-45 minutes. No registration is required.

The discussion schedule:

Jan. 18 – “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Activity: intuitive painting.

Feb. 15 – “The Improbability of Love” by Hannah Rothschild. Activity: collage.

March 15 – “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier. Activity: capturing light and shadow.

April 19 – “The Butterfly’s Daughter” by Mary Monroe. Activity: decorate a pot or box.

May 17 – “The Venice Sketchbook” by Rhys Bowen. Activity: journals and sketchbooks.

Explore the Caldecott Medal with library’s new interactive room

Explore a new interactive learning room about the Caldecott Medal at the Wood County District Public Library.

WCDPL’s Caldecott Award learning room is open through Jan. 31 in the Children’s Place in the library, 251 N. Main St.

In preparation of WCDPL’s Mock Caldecott program on Jan. 29, the Children’s Place Interactive Learning Room will be filled with a carefully curated collection of picture books published in 2022. Recorded videos of these picture books are also available through the WCDPL YouTube channel. The link can be found on at wcdpl.org, or viewed on a computer in the interactive room.

WCDPL is encouraging readers and artists of all ages to come peruse these picture books to vote on the books that will be in the Mock Caldecott event. Patrons can vote in the room in person through the month of January.

The Caldecott Award will be announced on Jan. 30 by the American Library Association. WCDPL’s Interactive Room will wrap up with a watch party that morning at 10 a.m. The livestream can also be viewed through the ALA website.