The Fort Recovery Library will host a Used Book Sale, Monday, October 15 - Saturday, October 20. Books, audiobooks, and DVDs will be available for purchase. Items are buy one, get one free for members of the Friends of the Library.
Once again, the FR Library will be offering a Music Time program for babies and preschool-age children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Join us at the Library on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 from October 10 - November 14. No registration is required for this free program.
Join us for Story Time at the Fort Recovery Library. Story time sessions are held October - April on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM and on Friday mornings at 10:30 AM. Babies through preschoolers are welcome with a parent or guardian. Dates of Story Times can be found on the FR Library Calendar.
The Mercer County Council on Aging will have a representative at the Library on Tuesday, October 23, from 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM to work individually with patrons to help determine the best Medicare Enrollment and Part D Comparisons. These sessions are designed to help educate the public on health care insurance options for seniors. Please call 419-586-1644 for additional information or questions and to register for your individual consultation.
The Book and Lunch Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 AM at the Library. The book discussion Wednesday, November 7 at 10:30 AM, will be about the book "Before We Were Yours", by Lisa Wingate. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion. The group goes to a local restaurant for an optional lunch after. For more information or to request a copy of the discussion books, please contact the Library at 419-375-2869.
Minding the Business While Changing the World: Reporting and Fiduciary Responsibilities -
The Friends of the Library is hosting an evening of learning for any local non-profit organization on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:00 PM at the Library. Charities strengthen our communities in countless ways and the volunteers associated with these groups are often passionate about the cause. Sometimes there is a lot less enthusiasm for paying attention to board governance, legal fiduciary obligations and reporting requirements. But charities ignore these important concepts at their own peril. If groups fail to take care of business properly, the entire organization can be jeopardized. This training will include a review of the basic requirements all charitable organizations have, and provide easy-to-follow tips for board members who try to do their jobs responsibly in order to protect the organization and the beneficiaries of the group's efforts.
Beth Short, who handles outreach and education for the Ohio Attorney General's Charitable Law Section, has spent her career working for and with nonprofit organizations. Her passion for the nonprofit sector is evidenced by her professional and volunteer background working with charities as a staff member, board member, consultant and volunteer for large and small organizations. She brings a background in journalism, legislative and public affairs and training, complemented by a master’s in business that focused on nonprofit management issues. Her work in the Charitable Law Section focuses on the development of strategies aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Ohio University.
Novels at Night - Meets the 3rd Monday of the Month (7:00 PM) August - May
Book & Lunch Club - Meets the 1st Wednesday of the Month (10:30 AM) September - May
The Mercer County Council on Aging will be offering a meal service at the Fort Recovery Public Library to senior citizens in the Southern part of Mercer County. Meals will be available the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at the Library at 12:00 PM for a cost of $3.00. Participants are invited to stay and play cards at the Library in the community meeting room at 1:00 pm. Please RSVP for meals at least 24 hours in advance to the Mercer County Council on Aging at 419-586-1644. Meals are prepared by Briarwood and the menu will be available by calling the Council office or will be printed in the Daily Standard.