Third Monday of the Month at 7:00pm Book Discussion Group

Join us for an animated and interesting book discussion on the third Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. on the lower level of the library. This group started meeting in 2006. Click on the title to link to a book discussion guide, when available. Here's the group's 2016 reading list:

Date Title Author
2017:    
January 16th Day Four Sarah Lotz
February 20th The Witch of Lime Street David Jaher
March 20th Sleeping Giants Sylvain Neuvel
April 17th The Stories of John Cheever John Cheever
May 15th The North Water Ian McGuire
June 19th Mischling Affinity Konar
July 17th Luckiest Girl Alive Jessica Knoll
August 21st Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
September 18th Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
October 16th Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Colin Dickey
November 20th The Two-Family House Lynda Cohen Loigman
December 18th Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf
2018:    
January 15th The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women Kate Moore
February 19th All our Wrong Todays Elan Mastai
March 19th Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Trevor Noah
April 16th A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
May 21st The Lost City of the Monkey God Douglas Preston
June 18th The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry
July 16th The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
August 20th Maus (book 1, My Father Bleeds History) Art Spiegelman
September 17th Hunger Roxane Gay
October 15th Meddling Kids Edgar Cantero
November 19th The Orphan’s Tale Pam Jenoff
December 17th Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

First Wednesday Morning at 10:00am Book Discussion Group

This is an animated and interesting book discussion on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Happy Reading! Here's the 2017 schedule:

Date Title Author
January 5 The Pearl J. Steinbeck
February 1 Summer Befoer the War H. Simonson
March 1 The Kitchen House K. Grissom
April 5 Aviator's Wife M. Banjamin
May 3 Did You Ever Have a Family? B. Clegg
June 7 Our Souls at Night K. Harlif
July 5 When Breath Becomes Air P. Kalanithi
August 2 The Nature of the Beast L. Penny
September 6 Miller's Valley A. Quindlen
October 4 News of the World P. Jiles
November 1 A Man Called Ove F. Backman
December 6 Shakespeare: The World as a Stage B. Bryson
     

The leader of this group is retired Way director Nancy J. Kelley. For more information, contact her at 419-866-6013.

History Book Club at Fort Meigs - 7:00pm Meetings 

New for 2018! Do you enjoy reading history? If so, then Way Library and Fort Meigs invite you to join the Fort Meigs History Book Club. Moderated by Geoff Earnhart, director of Fort Meigs, the club meets monthly at Fort Meigs Historic Site to discuss books covering a range of eras and historical topics. Books will be available at Way Library.   Contact Natalie Dielman at 419-874-3135 ext 112 for more information.

Date Title Author
January 10 In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick
February 7 Chancellorsville Stephen Sears
March 7 Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch our Nation into Space Margot Lee Shetterly
April 11 Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the US Army and the Invasion of the Old Northwest William Hogeland
May 9 The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
June 13 Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West Blaine Harden
July 11 Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence Joseph Ellis
August 8 The Last Town on Earth Thomas Mullen
September 12 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson
October 10 The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies Alan Taylor
November 7 The First World War John Keegan
December 12 Silent Night: The Story of the World War 1 Christmas Truce Stanley Weintraub

Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club

The Pizza and Pages Teen Book Club is for students between the ages of 11-15. It has become one of the most popular teen programs at Way Library.

Join us on Friday afternoons for a lively discussion over pizza and pop. The club meets monthly from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Mercy Family Activity Center.

For more information, contact Crystal McNeal at 419-874-3135 ext 113 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Homeschoolers' Book Talk

The Homeschoolers' Book Talk group is for homeschooling students ages 8-12. The group meets monthly on Mondays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the Mercy Family Activity Center.

The group discusses books of a variety of genres including Newbery Award and Honor Winners. Homeschoolers are provided the opportunity to enjoy good literature, express opinions, use deeper thinking skills, analyze events, and share ideas.

For more information contact Alyssa Bullock, Youth Services Librarian at 419-874-3135 ext 127 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Bookaneers Book Club

The Bookaneers Book Club is for kids ages 8-10. At each meeting, the group discusses the selected book, participates in related crafts and activities, and of course, there are always snacks! Bookaneers takes place monthly from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Mercy Family Activity Center.

For more information, contact Alisha Nolin at 419-874-3135 ext. 107 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Way Public Library strives to offer a diverse selection of different movie-based programs throughout the year. Some of these events involve a speaker while others do not. You can find a schedule and more information about each of these event types by clicking on a link below.

Reel Talk

Classic films (Reel Talk), with lively discussions led by a guest film scholar, are shown at Way Library one Thursday a month October through April, at 10:00 a.m. The movies are shown in the Lower Level which seats 100. For more information on Reel Talk, contact Richard Baranowski, (419) 874-3135 extension 110, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 13, 2016: Dancing Lady (1993)
November 17, 2016: The Seven Little Foys (1955)
December 8, 2016: It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
January 5, 2017: The Pearl (1948)
February 16, 2017: Stage Door (1937)
March 16, 2017: The Great Man Votes (1940)
April 13, 2017: Rose of Washington Square (1939)

 

Reel Art@Way

Foreign/art films (Reel Art) are shown on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. For more information on Reel Art, contact Richard Baranowski, (419) 874-3135 extension 110, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January 20, 2017:  Tangerines (Estonia)
February 17, 2017:  The Seagull’s Laughter (Iceland)
March 17, 2017:  The Sapphires (Australia)
April 21, 2017:  Valentin (Argentina)
May 19, 2017:  Only When I Dance (Brazil)

 

Show Me the Movie

Sponsored by Skotynsky Financial Group, L. L. C.
Show Me the Movie - feature films - is a new series at Way and its schedule varies throughout the year. You will notice many movies are still to be decided. We choose to show more recent and highly acclaimed movies when possible and do not know what will be available for those future dates. For Show Me the Movie, contact Wendie Kiskaddon - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January 10, 2017: Hello, My Name is Doris
February 2, 2017: Sully
March 2, 2017: Florence Foster Jenkins
April 4, 2017 Manchester by the Sea
May 2, 2017 Fences
June 6, 2017 Arrival
July 7, 2017 Hidden Figures
August 16, 2017 La La Land
September 12, 2017 Lion
October 10, 2017 Moonlight
November 14, 2017 Norman
December 12, 2017 Going in Style

 

Reel Opinions with WGTE Public Media Film Showing and Discussion

Formerly known as the PBS Program Club, the Reel Opinions with WGTE documentary viewing and discussion series will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. (sometimes, 11 a.m.) on the lower level of the library. This program series is a joint project of WGTE-Channel 30 Public Broadcasting station and Way Library. New participants are always welcome. Each month a different documentary will be shown, followed by an optional discussion session which begins at 10:30-noon, depending on the length of the film. The group continues to meet throughout the summer. For information on Reel Opinions contact Natalie Dielman at 419-874-3135 x 112.

Topical Tuesday Lecture Series
The library holds a hot-button topic lecture series, usually on the third or fourth Tuesday evening of the month, at 7 p.m. Often these lectures are co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Perrysburg Area. Admission and refreshments are offered free of charge.

Book Buddies
At Way Public Library, home delivery is not a thing of the past! The Library’s volunteer Book Buddy program offers delivery service for homebound individuals. We know that security is important, so we screen all of our volunteers. We offer a flexible delivery schedule at no cost. Book Buddies are not even charged late fees, ever. Honest. You tell us what you would like to have delivered, and we’ll accommodate your needs. And, we can even offer suggestions, if you need them. If you would like to be the recipient of a Book Buddy, or if you’re interested in volunteering as a Book Buddy, please contact Lynn Fleure, (419) 874-3135 extension 111, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Computer Classes
Way Library offers a variety of beginner and intermediate computer classes at an affordable price. Classes are offered at various times of the day. Registration must be done in advance and in person. For more information, contact the Information Desk, (419) 874-3135 extension 119, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book Sales
The Friends of Way Library hold book sales in the gathering space of the Lower Level throughout the year. Watch the front page of this website for upcoming sales. For more information, contact Rose Mills (419) 874-3135 extension 108, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 Book Sale Dates

Saturday, February 11
Saturday, May 13
Saturday, September 16

Fire and EMS LogoPerrysburg Fire Division and Way Public Library are pleased to offer courses in life-saving CPR skills and First Aid classes.

If a family member, friend or infant in your care had a cardiac or first aid emergency could you recognize the signs and respond quickly and appropriately?

The American Heart Association offers a variety of courses to teach you lifesaving skills.

  • All classes are taught by a certified instructor from the City of Perrysburg Fire Division
  • Class size is limited to 20 students
  • Registration for all classes is required.

New classes are scheduled often so continue to check http://waylibrary.info for dates and times. For additional information please contact Amy Vasko of the Perrysburg Fire Division at 419-872-8027 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To read more about specific classes offered follow the link(s) below.