The Plain City Public Library offers the following programs:
• The Benefits of Music and Memory will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 31. This is a look at how music can unlock hidden memories and joys in older adults. Presenters will describe how music from one’s past can help an individual access autobiographical memories as well as the physical and mental benefits that music can provide for all individuals.
• Pajama Storytime will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Read stories, sing songs, and play with the parachute at this fun storytime for kids ages 6 and under and their families. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas. No registration.
• All Ages Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28. Bring all of your little ones to one storytime. Join the library for books, rhymes, fingerplays and more for ages 6 and under. Caregiver must attend. No registration.
• Saving the Family Archives will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14. Worried about preserving your family memories? Learn how to prolong the life of those precious documents and audiovisual materials and get a preview on how to create digital copies for future generations. Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded by the State Library of Ohio, the Plain City Public Library has purchased equipment to assist individuals and local groups with the digital conversion of historical items. At the end of the presentation, attendees will get to see the equipment up close and think about how it can be used as part of their own preservation project. No registration is required.
• Enhancing Your Memory will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. They will review the latest research and tips for memory aids. Learn how memory works, what is normal memory loss, symptoms of dementia and what you can do to prevent memory loss.
• IMAKE will be held from 3:15-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Drop in and create, invent, and explore with a different hands-on project. No registration required. Upcoming projects include button making, sun prints, and confetti cannons. No registration is required.
• Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Plain City Public Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is free and available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration is open.
• Stay up-to-date with library news and events by following the library online. The library’s Facebook (facebook.com/PlainCityPublicLibrary) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/plaincitylib) pages are updated weekly with photos, news, events and program information. Thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and Comics, are all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital. Card holders can download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com.
For more information or to register for any programs call the library at 614-873-4912, ext. 121, email Amanda Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit plaincitylib.org/calendar.
The library is located at 305 W. Main St., Plain City. They are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They are closed on Sunday.