Beat the heat at the Oak Harbor Library in August

Aug 7, 2023 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Are you looking for things to do on a hot day? Especially when your kids are saying they are bored and have nothing to do? Come to the Oak Harbor Public Library at 147 W. Main St., Oak Harbor.

  • As part of its All Together Now Summer Reading Program, the library is asking for donations of cleaning supplies, paper towels, as well as cat and dog food, during August. All donations go to the Ottawa County Humane Society. Drop off donations at the library during regular library hours.
  • Storytime for preschoolers: Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the children’s area of the library.
  • The Humane Society is coming on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to the Oak Harbor Library. They will present a program at 5:30 p.m. in the community room. Yes, there will be animals!
  • Book Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Have fun, a snack, and win books.

Just for Adults:

  • 60 Plus Clinic at the library: The Ottawa County Health Department provides a 60-Plus Clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic provides basic services to people 60+ such as blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening and health education at no charge. To schedule an appointment call the Ottawa County Health Department at 419-734-6800.
  • Hydrangea Gift Bag Craft is on Monday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. Register by calling 419-898-7001 or at oakharborpubliclibrary.org
  • Watercolor on Wednesdays is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring your own supplies and join others who enjoy the art of watercolor.
  • Needle Crafts Group on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Bring your own supplies and see what others are making.
  • Pinochle every Friday at 2 p.m.

Book Clubs:

  • The “Coffee and a Book” club meets on Wednesday,
  • Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt is a story of family, community, and optimism in spite of darkness. Pick up your copy of this fiction book, read, and join us for a discussion.
  • The 4th Tuesday Book Club will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the library. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, an historical novel about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island.

Library Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m .– 7 p.m.; Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meeting rooms available by reservation. Quiet Rooms are available on a first- come first-served basis. The Local History & Museum Center is open on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. A local historian is on site most Thursdays.

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