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Defiance Public Library

320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
419-782-1456 www.defiancelibrary.org/

February 2019

Adulting 101 Series: Wedding Planning

February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Recently get something small and sparkly? Let wedding planner, April Gladieux, give you a place to start when planning your big day! Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact Tory (419) 782-1456 vwestrick@defiancelibrary.org

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March 2019

Caregiver Series: Understanding & Responding to Dementia

March 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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DPLS

This series session will present general information about the negative behaviors associated with memory and cognitive changes. This includes identifying common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors and review strategies to address these common behaviors. Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact: Tory (419) 782-1456

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Organization Series: Conquering Your Paper Mountain

March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Join us for an organizing conversation with Julie Limbacher of Just Julie Organizing. The topic is Conquering Your Paper Mountain. Turn your paper mountain in to Molehills with an easy paper sorting technique. Julie Limbacher is a Professional Functional Organizer from rural Defiance. As a married, homeschooling mother of three, Julie HAD to be organized. As such, Julie focuses on creating spaces that are practical and serviceable for each individual home owner. While she truly enjoys creating a functional kitchen…

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Irish Festival

March 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Irish Festival

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us at our annual Irish Festival. Foxtree performing Irish jigs and ballads followed up by Ohio storyteller Michael O’Malley with Irish folk tales. Crafts for kids and light refreshments for all. It is a lively time at the library for all! No registration necessary, free and open to the public. 2019 Irish Fest Crafts/Activities: All are while supplies last! Glow Shamrock Glasses ( available at storytelling) Dancing Leprechaun Giant “All About Saint Patrick” coloring sheet…

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Adulting 101 Series: How to do Taxes

March 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Confused by what you need to do to file your taxes? A NOCAC representative will explain some of the ins and outs of filing your own taxes! Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact: Tory (419) 782-1456

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April 2019

5 Life Hacks for Success from a T.V. Survival Pro

April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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brooke whipple

Brooke Whipple has appeared on the History Channel’s “Alone” Season 4, “Alone: Lost and Found” with her husband Dave Whipple as well as National Geographic Channel’s “Yukon River Run”. She will share inspiring stories of success and adventure and how others can tap into their potential to find a life of purpose and joy. She can also be found currently on her Youtube channel “Girl in the Woods”. No registration necessary, free and open to the public. Event Type(s): Adult…

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Adulting 101 Series: House Buying 101

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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First time house buying can be stressful. Cari Kost, with Realty Five, will list some things first time buyers can do to make the process a smoother one. Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact: Tory (419) 782-1456

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May 2019

Claire’s Day

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Claire’s Day is the Celebration of Life, Authors, Illustrators and Reading Excellence Held annually for the past 17 years in Maumee, Ohio in memory of Claire Lynsey Rubini this book festival will be a new community favorite! We are happy to be hosting the event in three locations, including Defiance! A local committee is preparing for this day to be a special FREE FAMILY Book Festival at the Defiance Library. No tickets are needed, just come! Claire’s father, Brad Rubini…

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Caregiver Series: Take Time for Yourself-Managing Caregiver Stress

May 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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DPLS

This series session will review the importance of self-care and managing stress. This will include different techniques that can be implemented into your daily routine. Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact:Tory (419) 782-1456

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Local Author Carol Castor Visits

May 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Local Author Carol Castor has created a series of books for elementary & middle grade readers. The series is historical fiction involving a 21st century girl named Aubrey who travels through time. Visit with Carol to find out more about her writing experiences and her main character, Aubrey. Event Type(s): Adult Events, Elementary, T(w)een Events, Teen Events Age Group(s): Adults, Elementary, Family, T(w)eens, Teens Staff Contact: Marja/Kathy (419) 782-1456

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June 2019

Ohio Chautauqua

June 4, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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UPDATE: Due to the extreme amount of rain at AuGlaize Village, the Chautauqua evening performances are being moved to the Defiance Public Library grounds. The red and white tent will be located on the large parking lot at the Library. Ohio Chautauqua allows audiences to witness history in its most compelling form - first person historical portrayals. Nationally recruited scholar-actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. Concurrent with these performances,…

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Ohio Chautauqua

June 5, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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UPDATE: Due to the extreme amount of rain at AuGlaize Village, the Chautauqua evening performances are being moved to the Defiance Public Library grounds. The red and white tent will be located on the large parking lot at the Library. Ohio Chautauqua allows audiences to witness history in its most compelling form - first person historical portrayals. Nationally recruited scholar-actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. Concurrent with these performances,…

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Ohio Chautauqua

June 6, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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UPDATE: Due to the extreme amount of rain at AuGlaize Village, the Chautauqua evening performances are being moved to the Defiance Public Library grounds. The red and white tent will be located on the large parking lot at the Library. Ohio Chautauqua allows audiences to witness history in its most compelling form - first person historical portrayals. Nationally recruited scholar-actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. Concurrent with these performances,…

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Ohio Chautauqua

June 7, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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UPDATE: Due to the extreme amount of rain at AuGlaize Village, the Chautauqua evening performances are being moved to the Defiance Public Library grounds. The red and white tent will be located on the large parking lot at the Library. Ohio Chautauqua allows audiences to witness history in its most compelling form - first person historical portrayals. Nationally recruited scholar-actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. Concurrent with these performances,…

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Ohio Chautauqua

June 8, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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UPDATE: Due to the extreme amount of rain at AuGlaize Village, the Chautauqua evening performances are being moved to the Defiance Public Library grounds. The red and white tent will be located on the large parking lot at the Library. Ohio Chautauqua allows audiences to witness history in its most compelling form - first person historical portrayals. Nationally recruited scholar-actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. Concurrent with these performances,…

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Lewis and Clark–Fort Defiance

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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225th Fort Defiance Anniversary Commemoration Event Defiance Public Library/Fort Grounds 7 p.m. Lewis and Clark--Fort Defiance Thursday, June 20, 2019 This Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum event is free and open to the public.

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July 2019

Basic Beekeeping with Toni Egly

July 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Come learn how the bees make the honey..and what a beekeeper does with it and the comb afterwards! This is a free event. Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact: Renee Hopper (419) 782-1456 rhopper@defiancelibrary.org

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Caregiver Series: Caregiving and Cancer

July 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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This series session will review information, resources, and programming available to those affected by a cancer diagnosis and support available to those family caregivers. Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact: Tory (419) 782-1456

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Zebulon Montgomery Pike–Soldier and Explorer

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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225th Fort Defiance Anniversary Commemoration Event Zebulon Montgomery Pike Soldier and Explorer Thursday, July 11, 2019 7 p.m. Location:  Defiance Public Library/Fort Grounds This Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum event is free and open to the public.

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Adulting 101: A Modern Resume

July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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The first step to making a good impression with a potential employer is a great resume! NOCAC will be here to explain how you can stand out from the crowd with a professional resume!Event Type(s): Adult EventsAge Group(s): AdultsStaff Contact: Tory(419) 782-1456

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August 2019

Sub Legion Encampment

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 11, 2019

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum PRESENTS in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of Fort Defiance 1794 Fort Defiance 2019 Military Encampment August 10 & 11, 2019 Daily Events Schedule Saturday 10 am – 5 pm , Sunday 9 am – 4 pm Fort Defiance Park – Corner of Fort Street & Washington Avenue, Defiance, Ohio Sponsored by the Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum Saturday, August 10 10:00 am Encampment Opens Fife & Drum Flag Raising Inspection of Troops Recruiting the…

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Sub Legion Encampment

August 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum PRESENTS in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of Fort Defiance 1794 Fort Defiance 2019 Military Encampment August 10 & 11, 2019 Daily Events Schedule Saturday 10 am – 5 pm , Sunday 9 am – 4 pm Fort Defiance Park – Corner of Fort Street & Washington Avenue, Defiance, Ohio Sponsored by the Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum Saturday, August 10 10:00 am Encampment Opens Fife & Drum Flag Raising Inspection of Troops Recruiting the…

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Learn CPR

August 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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April Moore-Powers will present CPR, Basic First Aid, Blood Pathogens, and AED training at Defiance Public Library. Prices are as follows: New Certification = $60 and Recertification = $50. To register, please email moorepowers1@yahoo.com. Please RSVP with April by August 16, 2019. Payment is due the day of the class. Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Presenter: April Moore-Powers Staff Contact: Renee Hopper (419) 782-1456 rhopper@defiancelibrary.org

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American Heart Association Basic Life Support

August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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April Moore-Powers will present Basic Life Support training at Defiance Public Library. BLS is a variety of noninvasive emergency procedures performed to assist in the immediate survival of a patient, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, stabilization of fractures, spinal immobilization, and basic first aid. Prices are as follows: New Certification = $70 and Recertification = $50. To register, please email moorepowers1@yahoo.com. Please RSVP with April by August 16, 2019. Payment is due the day of the class. Event Type(s): Adult…

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September 2019

Beginner Ukulele

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Defiance Public Library welcomes Brad Burkhart to instruct ukulele beginners, bring your own or try one at the class.

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Adulting 101 Series: Credit Repair

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Your credit score is important for buying a home, getting a job, and buying a car. But how do you fix it when it has been damaged? NOCAC will share key concepts to helping you out of your credit woes! Event Type(s): Adult Events Age Group(s): Adults Staff Contact: Tory (419) 782-1456

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Coming Out in Northwest Ohio

September 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Come listen to Montpelier, Ohio, native, former Wall Street executive, current global entrepreneur and best selling author, Cory Calvin, share how his hidden coming out journey in rural Northwest Ohio gave him the strength to create success throughout his life. Cory wants to share his story with the hopes of helping others in Northwest Ohio who may be struggling to come out and to become their authentic selves. He also hopes to help educate others who may be dealing with…

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October 2019

Historic Riverside Cemetery Walk

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Just one week from this Saturday is our annual Riverside Cemetery Walk! Call Defiance Public Library or stop in to register for the 2pm or 3pm start time.

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Defiance Public Library Fall Fest

October 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Fall Fest for ALL AGES! Activities include crafts for both children and adults, spooky scavenger hunt, refreshments, and more. Several of our events are at specific times: 10:30 am - Spooky Storytime 11:30 am - Costume Contest for all ages 12:00 pm - Jim Willis Ghost Talk 1:00 pm - Candy Corn Bingo for kids This event is FREE and open to the public!

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November 2019

Music of Star Wars Movies

November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Calling all Star Wars fans, don't miss this event that will showcase the music from all 8 episodes of the Star Wars movies. FREE and open to the public, no registration necessary and may the force be with you as you circle the date on your space calendar.

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Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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A Frozen Storytime

November 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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One event on November 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Defiance Public Library Main: 320 Fort Street: Monday 11/11: 6:00pm - 6:45pm Thursday 11/14: 10:30am - 11:15am Hicksville Branch: 116 W High Sreet Wednsday 11/13: 10:00am - 10:45am Sherwood Branch: 117 North Harrison Thursday 11/14: 4:30pm - 5:15pm In preparation for the release of the Frozen II movie, join us as we celebrate Anna, Elsa, Olaf and friends at A Frozen Storytime. We’ll start with 30 minutes of Frozen songs, books, and rhymes. Then, we’ll follow it up with Frozen…

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A Frozen Storytime

November 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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One event on November 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Defiance Public Library Main: 320 Fort Street: Monday 11/11: 6:00pm - 6:45pm Thursday 11/14: 10:30am - 11:15am Hicksville Branch: 116 W High Sreet Wednsday 11/13: 10:00am - 10:45am Sherwood Branch: 117 North Harrison Thursday 11/14: 4:30pm - 5:15pm In preparation for the release of the Frozen II movie, join us as we celebrate Anna, Elsa, Olaf and friends at A Frozen Storytime. We’ll start with 30 minutes of Frozen songs, books, and rhymes. Then, we’ll follow it up with Frozen…

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Book Launch Meet & Greet

November 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Date change to November 18.  

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DIY: Book Christmas Tree

November 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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DIY:  Book Christmas Tree Saturday, November 30th, 2019 1-3 p.m. Give an old book new life and "deck the halls" with a paper Christmas tree! Registration required. 419-782-1456

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December 2019

Needle Felting 101 – Gnomes

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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We are having another needle felting class on December 10th at 5:30. We will get to make and take Gnomes this time (photo coming later). Registration is limited to 8 and a $5 materials fee is due at registration. Please register at the Adult Services desk at the main library.

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January 2020

Digital Genealogy

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Learn what digital genealogy resources the library has to offer. Explore Ancestry.com, Ohio Memory Project, and Fold3. Get hands-on experience using scanners and HoverCam (document camera). Bring a few items to digitize and a method to save the files (flash drive, hard drive, or email address). Registration at Defiance Main Library or online is required for this free workshop. 15 person maximum.

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Guitar 101 Beginner Lessons

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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February 2020

Ohio’s Romantic Tragedies with Jim Kleefeld

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Defiance Public Library, 320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512 United States
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Jim Kleefeld presents intriguing tales of love, romance and subsquent tragedy. Hear stories, see displays, investigate history, discover books and research from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the era of an oft-mis-remembered past.

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