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:
|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|
|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:
|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.
|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||The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies||Erik Larson|
|October 10||Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitan||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.
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.
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.
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.
|October 19, 2017:||The Harvey Girls (1946)|
|November 9, 2017:||The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)|
|December 7, 2017:||Five Graves to Cairo (1943)|
|January 4, 2018:||Lord of the Flies (1963)|
|February 8, 2018:||On Moonlight Bay (1951)|
|March 8, 2018:||Stairway to Heaven (1946)|
|April 12, 2018:||To Have and Have Not (1944)|
|January 19, 2018:||Stanley Ka Dabba (India/Hindi)|
|February 16, 2018:||The Painted Veil (English)|
|March 23, 2018:||Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Great Britain/English)|
|April 20, 2018:||Theeb (Jordan)|
Show Me the Movie
Sponsored by Skotynsky Financial Group, L. L. C.
|January 9, 2018:||The Glass Castle|
|February 6, 2018:||Victoria & Abdul|
|March 13, 2018:||Battle of the Sexes|
|April 11, 2018||Murder on the Orient Express|
|May 15, 2018||Last Flag Flying|
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.
2018 Book Sale Dates
Friday and Saturday, March 2-3
Friday and Saturday, June 22-23
Friday and Saturday, September 14-15
Perrysburg 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.
To read more about specific classes offered follow the link(s) below.