Marblehead Lighthouse, Tech Help at Ida Rupp Libraries in September

Aug 23, 2023 | Entertainment | 0 comments

The September calendar for all locations of the Ida Rupp Public Library includes the following:

Friday September 1

  • Children’s Card Making Station for Grandparents Day, Ida Rupp Public Library; Children. Grandparents Day is on Sunday, September 10th. Visit the Children’s Area card making station from September 1st through September 8th to celebrate special grandparents in your life!
  • Catapult Competition, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2 – 3 p.m.; Children. Port Clinton City Schools do not have school this day, so come join us for some fun at the library! Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us to construct their own catapults and participate in an activity. All supplies will be provided. Once all participants have finished building, they will work together on teams to knock down their opponent’s tower by firing mini marshmallows from their catapults. No registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday September 2

  • Grab & Go Craft Kit – End-of-Summer Keepsake, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library, Families. Stop in and pick up this month’s Family Grab & Go Craft Kit while supplies last. Included in this kit will be everything you need to create a summer keepsake to help cherish your memories. Limit one kit per family. Available while supplies last!
  • Spy Day, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Children. Have you ever thought about becoming a spy? Come to our Spy Training Workshop and see if you can make the cut. We will have several activities for you to try your hand at real spy work: slither through our laser walk, write with invisible ink, crack some secret codes, and get your own codename. Ages six and older, please! Registration is required. You may register online or, if you have difficulty, call the branch for help: 419 798 0477. Registration opens on August 19.

Monday September 4

  • All branches closed

Tuesday September 5

  • Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Children. Bring your little ones to listen to some stories, sing a few songs, and get wiggles out! No registration required. Theme: Libraries–September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
  • Afternoon Movie, Ida Rupp Public Library; 12:30 – 3 p.m.; Adults. Come to the library to watch Bound for Glory (1976; rated PG; runtime – 147 minutes). Although this program is geared toward adults, the film is suitable for all ages. Bring a blanket to sit on or your own chair if you’d like. Popcorn will be provided. No registration required.
  • Dungeons & Dragons Jr., Ida Rupp Public Library; 4 – 6 p.m.; Children. Kids ages 7-12 are invited to join us on a grand adventure! Come play Dungeons & Dragons with Corvid and Megan, two seasoned players with a deep love for nerdy things. We will spend time playing one-shot games each month. We will teach you the rules of the game–no experience required! For those with a fond interest or those just hearing about D&D, all are welcome to embark on a fantasy journey. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Yoga, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Adults. Join Katy Mazzeo for a one-hour yoga session at the Marblehead Branch. No experience required. Limit of 14 participants. Registration is required. Either call the library 419-798-0477 or register online. Registration for the next week should open up at 10:00 a.m. on the day after each session. Please call the library if you have any difficulties.

Wednesday September 6

  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Call Ida Rupp Public Library at (419) 732-3212 to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Marblehead Lighthouse Builders and Keepers, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Adults. Join local historian and Marblehead Lighthouse Archivist Lorrie Halblaub for fascinating tales of the men who built the lighthouse, the men and women who kept the light burning night after night, and some of the early settlers who shaped the Marblehead Peninsula. The story of how they were all connected is told using facts and photographs that will stir your imagination. No registration required!

Thursday September 7

  • Mystery Book Discussion, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. September’s Mystery Book Discussion is The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell. Registration is not required and new members are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available following the August 3 discussion.
  • Crocheting with Heather, Erie Islands Library; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; Adults. Come create an amazing crochet accessory by only using one or two stitches. No crochet experience necessary and once you have the technique down, you’re sure to make many more! This class is being presented by Heather Durdil who is host of the podcast Heather Spins a Yarn. She will be supplying the items needed for this project. Limit: 10 patrons. Please register beginning August 17th at idarupp.org under calendar or location. Or call the library at 285-4004 for assistance.

Saturday September 9

  • Clemons Cemetery Walking Tour, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 9:30 – 11 a.m.; All Ages. This tour takes place on the grounds of Clemons Cemetery. The tour will educate about Clemons Cemetery, its interred, the cemetery restoration process, and the preservation of these local treasures. The terrain of the cemetery is unlevel grass. The tour will last about an hour. For this tour we meet at the cemetery. No registration required.
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale, Erie Islands Library; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; All Ages. Looking for a good read? Trying to restock your island library? Stop on down for a huge island Book Sale! Loads of popular titles for all ages. Don’t miss out! If you’re not on the island on this date, don’t fret! Or we always have books for sale in the library.

Monday September 11

  • Children’s Scavenger Hunt, Ida Rupp Public Library; Children. From September 11th – 20th, pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and pencil from the desk in the children’s area. Complete the sheet by finding materials in the children’s area, and turn in your completed scavenger hunt sheet at the main circulation desk for a small prize. No registration required.
  • Vineyard Book Discussion, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1 – 2 p.m.; Adults. Visit Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba for a monthly book discussion group meeting in the Community Room. No registration required. Anyone is welcome to join this book discussion. Participation is not limited to those living at the Vineyard. Discussion title: The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
  • Books & Brews, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6:30 – 8 p.m.; Adults. Visit Wee Willy’s to talk about your new & old favorite titles! Each month we also have a genre goal. For this meeting, we have decided to begin to read across America. This month we will focus on books set in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. No need to register.

Tuesday September 12

  • Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Children. Bring your little ones to listen to some stories, sing a few songs, and get wiggles out! No registration required. Theme: Spanish bilingual
  • Adventures in Writing, Ida Rupp Public Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Children. Children ages 7-12 are invited to join us for an informal writer’s workshop. We welcome any experience level, and this is a perfect opportunity for beginners to dabble in creative writing and hang out with peers. Participants will be able to share some writing samples from our session; however, sharing is not required. Writing supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring any favorite notebooks or writing utensils you’d like. No registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Yoga, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Adults. Join Katy Mazzeo for a one-hour yoga session at the Marblehead Branch. No experience required. Limit of 14 participants. Registration is required. Either call the library 419-798-0477 or register online. Registration for the next week should open up at 10:00 a.m. on the day after each session. Please call the library if you have any difficulties.
  • Paint Fairy Houses, Erie Islands Library; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; All Ages. Come to the Erie Islands Library to paint your own fairy house out of a clay flowerpot. Easy, fun project! First come, first served. Limit: 20 patrons. Register beginning August 29th at idarupp.org under calendar or location. Or for assistance, call the library at 285-4004.

Wednesday September 13

  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.

Thursday September 14

  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Call Ida Rupp Public Library at (419) 732-3212 to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Pulitzer Prize Book Club, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Adults. Visit Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library to read & discuss a Pulitzer Prize winning book. Now is your chance to read one and discuss it with a lively group! This month the group will discuss Rabbit is Rich, by John Updike. No registration required.

Friday September 15

  • Adult Coloring Hour, Ida Rupp Public Library; 12 – 1 p.m.; Adults. Love arts and crafts? Want to relax and socialize in a public setting? Looking for a fun, cost-effective activity to do while hanging out with friends? Stop by the Library and color with us! We will provide all supplies and coloring pages, but feel free to bring your own if you like. No registration required!

Monday September 18

  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Registration required. Call the library at 419-732-3212 or stop in to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Otterbein Book Club, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1 – 2 p.m.; Adults. The Otterbein Book Club is open to anyone; you do not need to be a resident of Otterbein to participate. September’s book: The Boys from Biloxi, by John Grisham. No registration required.
  • Make a Treasure Map, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3:30 – 4:40 p.m.; Children. Did you know that Tuesday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Kids, come celebrate by creating your own treasure map with Corvid and Megan on Monday! All supplies will be provided; we will be using washable markers for this craft. Toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students are invited to join us. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.
  • Long Term Care with Debby Parker, Erie Islands Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Wondering what to do to prepare for a loved one or yourself in the event that you need assistance or long-term care? Join Debby Parker at the PIB Senior Center to find out practical ideas how to prepare for long term care.

Tuesday September 19

  • Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Children. Bring your little ones to listen to some stories, sing a few songs, and get wiggles out! No registration required. Theme: Pirates. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
  • Tuesday Morning Book Club, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Adults. Visit R Coffee Corner to discuss this month’s book! This month’s title is The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell. Pick up a copy of the book at the public services desk. New members always welcome! No registration required.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Yoga, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Adults. Join Katy Mazzeo for a one-hour yoga session at the Marblehead Branch. No experience required. Limit of 14 participants. Registration is required. Either call the library 419-798-0477 or register online. Registration for the next week should open up at 10:00 a.m. on the day after each session. Please call the library if you have any difficulties.
  • Marblehead Peninsula Writing Group, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6 – 7 p.m.; Adults. Join the Marblehead Peninsula Writing Group at their monthly meeting! Get feedback on your own writing, provide advice for other writers, and learn more about the craft. Email (dkimmel@seolibraries.org) or call (419 798-0477) if you have any questions about the group! No registration required.

Wednesday September 20

  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Words & Wine Book Club, Erie Islands Library; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Adults. Join us at PIB Yacht Club and share a book you have read while enjoying a beverage of your own choosing. Even if you haven’t had time to read, you are welcome to join us to hear what others are suggesting. We can’t wait to hear what you have been reading! New adult members are always welcome. No registration necessary.

Thursday September 21

  • Movie Night at EIL, Erie Islands Library; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; Families. Join us for a fun night with friends. We’ll show a family friendly movie and supply popcorn and drinks. Everyone welcome! This month’s selection: Horse Camp: A Treasure Tail. Approx. 90 minutes. No registration necessary

Friday September 22

  • Work in Progress Crafternoon, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Join us once a month on Friday for an afternoon of socializing with fellow crafters and artists. Bring in a project you’re working on to share and work on in a creative space while checking out what others are working on. We will have some supplies on-hand if you want to start a project while you’re here. Supplies dependent on what we have on hand and are while they last. No registration required.

Saturday September 23

  • Family Movie, Ida Rupp Public Libraries; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Families. Come to the library to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with Muppet Treasure Island (1996; rated G)! Bring a blanket to sit on, if you’d like! Popcorn provided. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. This flick is suitable for all ages, and the program is geared towards families. No registration required.

Sunday September 24

  • Ottawa County Reads!, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2 – 3 p.m.; All Ages. Join us at the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School to hear from Pete the Cat authors, James and Kimberly Dean! The first 200 attendees will receive a free Pete the Cat book to take home. This program was made possible by the Libraries Accelerating Reading Grant from the Ohio Department of Education.

Monday September 25

  • Navigating Nonfiction, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Ever wonder what nonfiction is all about? Join us each month to review and discuss various nonfiction books on similar topics. Books can be selected from the titles for the NNF book group held behind the information desk. Each month will focus on a different subject area. Summer’s officially over, but don’t let that stop you from travelling, even if you don’t leave home. This month in nonfiction we’re navigating travel books. Stop by and pick out a title behind the desk, or browse through nonfiction from 910 through 919 to choose something for your bon voyage!

Tuesday September 26

  • Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Children. Bring your little ones to listen to some stories, sing a few songs, and get wiggles out! No registration required. Theme: Apples
  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1 – 2 p.m.; Adults. Call Ida Rupp Public Library at (419) 732-3212 to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Monarchs, Milkweed, and More, Ida Rupp Public Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Children. Children ages 3-12 are invited to learn about monarch butterflies, their life cycle, and migration. We will also discuss the importance of the milkweed plant for monarch butterflies. Children will get to take home seeds of milkweed plants that are native to our area. It is best to plant these seeds in October or November. No registration required. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Yoga, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Adults. Join Katy Mazzeo for a one-hour yoga session at the Marblehead Branch. No experience required. Limit of 14 participants. Registration is required. Either call the library 419-798-0477 or register online. Registration for the next week should open up at 10:00 a.m. on the day after each session. Please call the library if you have any difficulties.
  • Tie-Dye Your Own Bandana, Erie Islands Library; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Children & Teens. Need something to do that will brighten up your wardrobe? Let’s tie dye some bandanas! Limited supply of bandanas. Registration necessary by calling 285-4004 or online at idarupp.org under calendar. Registration begins September 11th.

Wednesday September 27

  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Sessions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.

Thursday September 28

  • Dancing in the Stacks, Ida Rupp Public Library; 5 – 6 p.m.; Teens. Teens in grades 6-12, come to the library to celebrate National Dance Day and National Women’s Health & Fitness Day with dance instructor, Leah Holmes! Leah is a Port Clinton native and a certified Turn Up Dance Fitness Instructor. She is very passionate about dance fitness, the healing power of movement, and uses her hip-hop/pop dance style to motivate groups to “step into their power in a safe space.” No registration required.
  • Make Your Own Rubber Stamp, Erie Islands Library; 5 – 6 p.m.; Adults. Librarian Karen Wilhelm will be on hand to show you how to make your own personalized rubber stamp. This is a fun, easy craft that you can express your art form in a few simple steps with very few supplies. Each participant will go home with a rubber stamp. Limited to 10 people. Must preregister beginning Wednesday, September 13th to ensure spot. Register online at www.idarupp.org or by calling the library at 285-4004 for assistance.

Friday September 29

  • DIY Fall Potpourri, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1 – 2 p.m.; Adults. Join us at the Library to create a sachet of autumn potpourri to take home. We’ll be using a variety of items, such as dried oranges, cinnamon sticks, and more! Registration is required since supplies are limited. All supplies provided, registration opens September 15th.

Saturday September 30

  • MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2 – 4:30 p.m.; Adults. Join us for our fifth year showing the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. As in past years, we will have 3 showings throughout the week of the festival. Come watch the finalists and make your voice heard by voting for your favorite at the end of each showing. All finalists will be eligible for the Oscar Qualifying Run. Past finalists have gone on to be nominated for an Oscar. How it works: each showing will be the complete festival, with all 10 finalists, and will last roughly 2 – 2.5 hours. There is no need to go to multiple showings unless you want to! At the end of each showing, you will get a chance to vote on your favorite short and your favorite actor. The votes will be tallied and submitted after the final showing. No registration required to attend. MANHATTAN SHORT is a global film festival highlighting short films (less than 20 minutes). The festival takes place over roughly one week where venues can choose how many showings they want during that time. Films can be of any genre and from any country. In years past; we’ve seen dark comedies, though-provoking dramas, and even animation.

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