This biographical drama focuses on historic events in May 1940, when the fate of Western Europe was hanging on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who had to decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could result in a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Gary Oldman won the 2018 Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Churchill in this gripping film.
Adults only - Rated PG-13 - 125min
Update: This tour is now full.
Meet at the BGSU at Levis Commons building (1655 N. Wilkinson Way) for a tour of the massive NW Ohio Regional Book Depository which currently holds 1.25 million items. As part of the tour, you will learn the Depository storage- and retrieval-methods, how big data is used to manage the collection, and get to see for yourself what 10,000-square-feet of books looks like.
Participants can register online starting July 12th; space is limited. The program is free but you must provide your own transportation to the book depository.
Update: This presentation has been canceled. Please check back soon for additional updates.
Way Library welcomes Dr. Charles Beatty Medina, Associate Professor of History at the University of Toledo, for a presentation on the Latin Origins of America. This program will look at popular media and recent historical findings that transform our ideas, as Americans, of “who are we?” and “where do we come from?”
Microsoft Word has many pre-made templates available to use. In this one and a half hour workshop, we will cover creating memos, invoices, business letters and more. Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Monday, July 23.
Released in 1998 and now available as a free download, you are invited for an old school LAN party that includes some face-to-face real time strategy. Enjoy the game that changed the video game landscape and created uncounted memes and memories. We’ll provide the computers, software, space marines, zealots and zerglings. You’ll have to bring you’re “A game,” though!
Join us in the Technology Lab for a little nostalgia and some real time strategy. Game formats will include both cooperative and PVP.
This program is for adults but younger fans of the StarCraft franchise will be allowed to attend.
Looking for great summer reads at amazing prices? Due to our ever-enlarging inventory, we are offering an expanded book sale on the library’s lower level for July and August only. Now, for this limited time, you can buy books during library open hours at dramatically reduced prices. Inventory consists of thousands of books including fiction (hardcover and paperback), children’s books, inspirational, religious, cookbooks, and large print.
While you are here, don’t forget to check out our “Specials” racks in the main lobby. These “like new” hot titles are available every day at prices that can’t be beat. New titles added daily.
Book sales are sponsored by the Way Public Library Foundation & Friends. All proceeds benefit Way Library.
You're invited to a special after-hours event!
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.
This fall, Way Library is proud to celebrate the most-loved novels in America with a series of exciting literary events inspired by the overarching themes in the books—“Love,” “Who Am I?,” “Other Worlds,” “Monsters and Villains,” and “Heroes.”
The celebration begins on September 7th with an after-hours party for all ages featuring:
• community luminaries reading passages from their own favorite books on The Great American Read list
• a premiere airing of a screener for The Great American Read
• a bookish photo booth
• complimentary literary-themed mocktails and tasty appetizers
The party will be held on the library’s main level and is free and open to all; no registration is needed. Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.
This biographical musical celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Hugh Jackman stars as the American Phineas Taylor Barnum (or P. T. Barnum as we know him). Michelle Williams portrays Barnum’s wife Charity, and Zac Efron is Phillip Carlyle, the playwright who becomes Barnum’s partner.
This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required. Adults only, please. Rated PG. This film is 105 minutes in duration. Seating is limited and is provided on a first-come, first-seated basis.