History comes alive as local residents honor those buried at the Wood County Paupers' Cemetery with first-person interpretations of administrators and residents affiliated with the Wood County Infirmary. This is a "sneak-peek" performance of the Living History Day program, which takes place at the Wood County Historical Center on August 25, 2019.  Honorees were chosen to coincide with the current exhibit For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm which is on display through December at the Historical Center.   The display features histories and current photographs of poor farm sites throughout all 88 Ohio counties.

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. Adults only, please. Online registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Travis McAfee, Systems Administrator, at 419-874-3135 ext. 103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Learn to use PowerPoint to make slide displays and easy-to-use presentations.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

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 what 10,000-square-feet of books looks like.

Participants can register online starting July 21st; space is limited. The program is free but you must provide your own transportation to the book depository.

Learn how to get the most of your smart speaker and voice assistants in this informative presentation. We will be focus on Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant for this workshop. Apple's Siri will not be covered. We will go over tasks, skills, humor, hidden costs, privacy, and more.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided.

Join Dr. Naomi Fukumori, Associate Professor in Japanese at Ohio State University, for a presentation that will reinforce the idea that women were not silent subjects in the period, but spoke and wrote for themselves, even when the broader culture did not expect them to do so. This talk will examine the moments marked by reticence in both autobiographical and fictional writings—such as Sei Shōnagon’s Pillow Book and Murasaki Shikibu’s Tale of Genji –to see how these women’s postures of reluctant conversation deftly package heady revelations that would both satisfy the demands of their audience and provide these writers cover.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration required.

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel 2016. Attend this class to learn about cells, workbooks, cell formatting, functions, and equations. We will create a simple budget complete with formatting.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Compete in a 2-person team to decorate a cake using library-provided supplies and tools. You’ll be judged on your creativity as well as the taste and appearance of your cake.

Registration is required to be a contestant and space is limited; register online starting July 22nd. If you would like to attend but not decorate you are more than welcome – no need to register if you will be part of the audience.