Welcome to Way Public Library
Way is currently closed on Sundays. Way will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st, 2014. Sunday hours will resume the following weekend.
"Count puppies on pillows…", a signed and numbered print by artist David McPhail, was recently added to the children’s art gallery at Way Library. The print was purchased in memory of Thelma Smith whose family kindly designated Way Library as a recipient of donations upon her passing in April 2014.
Nearly $1,000 was received by Way Library in Thelma’s memory. Her greatest passions included her family and friends, classical music, and all of the wonderful animals in her life. In collaboration with Thelma’s family, several memorial tributes were planned with the donations received. They include the charming new gallery print as well as numerous books on animals, reflecting her lifelong love for all creatures great and small. Inspired by her passion for classical music, the library is also planning a classical music concert for the upcoming holiday season. Tributes such as these exemplify Thelma’s passions and extend her legacy to benefit the library and the entire community.
To further children’s educational opportunities at Way Public Library, Mercy and the library are continuing their partnership on new initiatives to benefit Perrysburg and the surrounding communities. For the second year, Mercy has made a significant contribution to the children’s department at Way. Mercy’s $15,000 donation will provide resources for youth programming, educational materials, technology, interactives, activities and more.
Over the past year Mercy and Way have also collaborated on educational opportunities for adults in the community. The “Mercy Talks” speaker series has provided informative programs on heart health, urogynecology, emergencies, sleep disorders and more. In addition, Mercy has facilitated several Healthy U workshops on diabetes and chronic diseases.
Way Library is honored to be in partnership with Mercy and is looking forward to the full slate of programs and workshops in the upcoming year.
Way Library recently digitized its microfilm collection of newspapers and other miscellaneous local history material. This microfilm collection can now be accessed online and electronically searched. This is a tremendous advancement over the microfilm, which lacked the searching capability of this new system. It will be a powerful new tool for those who use our local newspapers for research.
This database of local history can be accessed remotely at http://way.advantage-preservation.com A link to the site is also located on the library’s web page in the local history section. There will also be a computer in the local history room dedicated to access and print from this new electronic collection.
Enjoy the next installment of our Contemporary film series with a free showing of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on September 4 at 2:00pm.
Finding his real life tedious and dull, Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) finds escape in daydreams filled with heroism, romance, and action. The threat of losing his job, however, inspires him to take action in reality, resulting in a true-life adventure beyond his wildest dreams. This film is based on James Thurber’s classic story.
Adults only. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
- September 2014 - Computer Art and Digital Imagery Workshop Series
- Fall 2014 Computer Classes
- September 9, 2014 - Knitting Basics
- September 9, 2014 – A Presentation on Common Core
- September 9, 2014 - Heartsaver CPR AED
- September 10, 2014 - Presentation on the Toledo Troopers
- September 12, 2014 - Healthy U Diabetes Workshop Series Begins
- September 12, 2014 - Free Showing of Au Revoir Les Enfants
- September 15, 2014 - Way Library to Launch Hoopla Digital Service
- September 17, 2014 - Simplifying Women's Lives, One Closet at a Time
- September 18, 2014 - Reel Opinions with WGTE Public Media
- September 18, 2014 - No Mic Night to Feature Joel Lipman
- September 20, 2014 - Book Sale
- September 23, 2014 – Mercy Talks… Weight Management
- September 26, 2014 - First Meeting of the Monthly "Card Catalog" Group