Welcome to Way Public Library
Fall Computer classes have been scheduled. Registration begins on September 8th at the Information Desk. While all classes are free, a $5 deposit is required at sign up. This will be refunded at class. Library patrons not attending class will forfeit this deposit.
Please contact Travis McAfee at 419-874-3135 x 103 with questions.
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.
Starting September 15, Way Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.
Library Director Janel Haas is excited about offering hoopla digital. She says, “Our patrons have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to tech-savviness and enthusiasm for on-demand content. We are continually on the lookout for practical ways to deliver films, music, and books to them in the formats they enjoy most. The addition of streaming services to our collection via hoopla digital is another step towards fulfilling our objective of meeting the information and entertainment needs of our patrons. It is also a demonstration of our commitment to embrace the latest technology.”
Learn how to maximize the functionality of your wardrobe using tips from professional organizer Pat Smith of Difficult Places to Functional Spaces. Find out the best way to sort and purge your clothing collection and then organize what’s left. Ms. Smith will also give instructions on how and when to shop, calculating cost per wear, and how to prevent impulse buying.
This free seminar with Pat Smith, Professional Organizer, begins at 7:00pm on September 17, 2014. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Refreshments will be served.
The next Reel Opinions with WGTE Public Media will be on Thursday, September 18th at 10:30am and you are invited. Join us for a free showing of “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" and participate in a small group discussion on the documentary.
“The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," the new, seven-part documentary by Ken Burns, weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt into a single narrative. The series encompasses all the history the Roosevelts helped to make- the creation of National Parks and the digging of the Panama Canal, the New Deal and the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and around the world, in which Eleanor Roosevelt played a central role. But it is also an intimate human story about love and betrayal, personal courage and the conquest of fear. Join us for a peek at this gripping new series.
This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
- September 18, 2014 - No Mic Night to Feature Joel Lipman
- September 20, 2014 - Book Sale
- September 25, 2014 – Mercy Talks… Weight Management
- September 26, 2014 - First Meeting of the Monthly "Card Catalog" Group
- September 30, 2014 - Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo Author to Speak at Way Library
- October 2, 2014 - Free Showing of Gravity
- October 6, 2014 - Healthy U Chronic Disease Series Begins
- October 8, 2014 - The Search for Bigfoot
- October 13, 2014 - Blood Drive
- October 14, 2014 - Southern Africa Travelogue with Judy Pfaffenberger
- October 17, 2014 - Free Showing of English Vinglish
- October 17, 2014 - Topical Tuesdays: Examing Voter Turnout, Analyzing Campaign Strategy, Previewing Upcoming Elections
- October 19, 2014 - The World of Eccentrics