Calendar

Click here to see the APL Events Calendar 

To reserve a room, please click here or contact the library at 419-289-8188, ext. 601. Please make sure to fill out and submit a meeting room application as your request will not be approved without an application on file. Our meeting room policies can be found here.

We are working on switching over to a new combined library events and meeting room calendar. Please bear with us as we transition to the new system. Thank you!

Events in February, 2017 and beyond can be accessed through the APL Events Calendar link above. If you have already registered for events such as the Winter Storytimes in the old calendar, you do not need to re-register in the new calendar. Please contact the library if you have any questions. Thank you!

January 2017

January 2, 2017
Library Closed

The library will be closed Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, January 3.

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January 3, 2017
Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Getting teens involved at the library is the goal! This club meets in the Storytime room on the main floor of the library on the first Tuesday of each month. Joining the YAC will allow you to:

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January 4, 2017
Sit, Stay, Read!

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Drop in on the main floor every other Wednesday and read to the Newfoundland therapy dogs brought in by Peggy Hibbs! Studies have shown that children and others benefit from reading aloud to animals. The animals are passive, nonjudgmental listeners w

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January 5, 2017
Recipe Exchange - Soup

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring a recipe that fits this month's theme along with the recipe to swap. We'll be exploring the wide world of soup at this month's meeting, so bring your best spoonable dish and your appetite! Yes, soup for you!

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January 10, 2017
Bad Art Night

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leave your talent at the door! Create something terrible (and win). Geared towards teens and tweens, supplies are provided, and this event will be held in the Storytime Room on the main floor of the library.

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January 11, 2017
STEAM - Tinker Lab

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our awesome tinker labs are back, now incorporating art into the mix! Kids can drop by every other Wednesday and explore fun activities that have a science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math basis in an open and engaging environment. Planned

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Decluttering Challenge

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Decluttering Challenge has four parts: It’s a book discussion (we’ll discuss each chapter (5 total) of Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up),

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January 12, 2017
Harry Potter Book Club

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fans of the Harry Potter book series are in for a treat! Join in a magical discussion of all things Hogwarts and beyond paired with crafts and snacks! The magic begins on January 12 at 4:00 p.m. with regular monthly meetings to follow on the second T

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Calming Colors

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an adult coloring club intended for socialization and stress relief. Not the typical coloring book fare, this group works on intricately detailed designs using simple yet effective coloring and blending techniques.

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January 16, 2017
Library Closed

The library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, January 17.

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January 17, 2017
Storytimes: Pages for All Ages

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Join us for an interactive, traditional storytime for all ages. Be ready to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes

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Storytimes: Pages for All Ages (2nd time slot)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for an interactive, traditional storytime for all ages. Be ready to enjoy stories rhymes, songs, and activities. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes a

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Little Learners: STEAM

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a brief story and hands on learning that allows kids of all ages to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Please register here.

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Stretch Into the New Year

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Get stretching techniques from a licensed massage therapist to keep your muscles healthy. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or rug. This special event is presented by Kim Bright, LMT, CNMT, NCTMB.

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January 18, 2017
Storytimes: Toddler Storytime

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Thirty minutes of music, stories, fingerplays, and fun for toddlers ages 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes at 11 a.m.

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Storytimes: Toddler Storytime (2nd time slot)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Thirty minutes of music, stories, fingerplays, and fun for toddlers ages 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes at 11 a.m.

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Little Learners: Sensory Play

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for sensory play, naturally encouraging children of toddler age (18-36 months) to employ scientific processes while they play, create, and explore. Please register here.

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Sit, Stay, Read!

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Drop in on the main floor every other Wednesday and read to the Newfoundland therapy dogs brought in by Peggy Hibbs! Studies have shown that children and others benefit from reading aloud to animals. The animals are passive, nonjudgmental listeners w

Learn More
Decluttering Challenge

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Decluttering Challenge has four parts: It’s a book discussion (we’ll discuss each chapter (5 total) of Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up),

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January 19, 2017
Storytimes: Baby Laptime

10:00 am - 10:45 am

A special time of music, rhymes, and books for babies up to eighteen months with their caregivers.

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Little Learners: Messy Babies

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an open time of play and sensory exploration with a variety of activities specifically for babies. Please register here.

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Afterthoughts Book Discussion

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Read the book and join the lively discussion. Light refreshments provided. This month's selection is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, and is a result of the Hogarth Shakespeare project, which enlists acclaimed writers to "reboot" Shakespeare’s works into modern novels.

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January 20, 2017
Storytimes: Preschool Storytime

10:00 am - 10:45 am

An interactive, fun-filled thirty minutes of books and activities, especially for those who are ages 3 through 5.

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Little Learners: Arts and Literature

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore art, history, literature, and music with stories, activities, and exciting projects geared towards preschoolers aged 3 through 5. Please register here.

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January 23, 2017
Library Literates' January Online Book Discussion: A Spool of Blue Thread

If you like to discuss books, but don’t have a lot of time, join Library Literates, Ashland Public Library’s only Facebook discussion group.

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Blind Date With a Book

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Go on a blind date with a book and rate your date for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Candy & Nut Shoppe.

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Read It & See It: Me Before You

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Read It & See It is an informal book-to-movie discussion group designed for adults. The group meets on one Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to read the book at home, then come enjoy the provided snacks while watching

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January 24, 2017
Storytimes: Pages for All Ages

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Join us for an interactive, traditional storytime for all ages. Be ready to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes

Learn More
Storytimes: Pages for All Ages (2nd time slot)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for an interactive, traditional storytime for all ages. Be ready to enjoy stories rhymes, songs, and activities. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes a

Learn More
Little Learners: STEAM

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a brief story and hands on learning that allows kids of all ages to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Please register here.

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Fandemonium Club

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Combining forces, Fandemonium in 2017 is even bigger and better! This group has expanded to include older fans to share the fandom. Who is welcome to come? We’re glad you asked! Thronies, Bronies, MSTies, Trekkies, and Furries! Bondians, Whovia

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January 25, 2017
Storytimes: Toddler Storytime

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Thirty minutes of music, stories, fingerplays, and fun for toddlers ages 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes at 11 a.m.

Learn More
Storytimes: Toddler Storytime (2nd time slot)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Thirty minutes of music, stories, fingerplays, and fun for toddlers ages 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes at 11 a.m.

Learn More
Little Learners: Sensory Play

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for sensory play, naturally encouraging children of toddler age (18-36 months) to employ scientific processes while they play, create, and explore. Please register here.

Learn More
STEAM - Tinker Lab

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our awesome tinker labs are back, now incorporating art into the mix! Kids can drop by every other Wednesday and explore fun activities that have a science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math basis in an open and engaging environment. Planned

Learn More
Decluttering Challenge

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Decluttering Challenge has four parts: It’s a book discussion (we’ll discuss each chapter (5 total) of Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up),

Learn More
January 26, 2017
Storytimes: Baby Laptime

10:00 am - 10:45 am

A special time of music, rhymes, and books for babies up to eighteen months with their caregivers.

Learn More
Little Learners: Messy Babies

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an open time of play and sensory exploration with a variety of activities specifically for babies. Please register here.

Learn More
Mini Golf in the Library

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to play a round of mini golf through the library! Putters and golf balls will be provided.

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Calming Colors

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an adult coloring club intended for socialization and stress relief. Not the typical coloring book fare, this group works on intricately detailed designs using simple yet effective coloring and blending techniques.

Learn More
January 27, 2017
Storytimes: Preschool Storytime

10:00 am - 10:45 am

An interactive, fun-filled thirty minutes of books and activities, especially for those who are ages 3 through 5.

Learn More
Little Learners: Arts and Literature

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore art, history, literature, and music with stories, activities, and exciting projects geared towards preschoolers aged 3 through 5. Please register here.

Learn More
January 30, 2017
Financial Success for the New Year: Your Financial Journey

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Nate Crosby of Crosby Advisory Group, LLC, this seminar is intended to help you map out your finances and answer questions of a financial nature.

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January 31, 2017
Storytimes: Pages for All Ages

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Join us for an interactive, traditional storytime for all ages. Be ready to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes

Learn More
Storytimes: Pages for All Ages (2nd time slot)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for an interactive, traditional storytime for all ages. Be ready to enjoy stories rhymes, songs, and activities. This popular storytime has two time slots to choose from. Be sure to enjoy the Little Learners sessions which follow Storytimes a

Learn More
Little Learners: STEAM

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a brief story and hands on learning that allows kids of all ages to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Please register here.

Learn More
Learning to Use Your e-Reader

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use that e-reader you got for Christmas! Presented by Theresa Webster, this workshop will teach you the basics of the device and let you gain hands-on experience. Make sure to bring your device with you.

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