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Winter 2023

Way Library is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a connectivity champion-in-residence for winter 2023. Ohio Connectivity Champions work to improve accessibility to the internet. Craig Batke will share his technology expertise with the community by conducting in-person programs as well as meeting one-on-one with patrons. An experienced professional, with over 12 years teaching experience in public and private schools, Craig has vast knowledge in computer science, information technology, and financial literacy. Craig was previously employed with the U.S. Census Bureau, where he was responsible for training employees on field applications and data collection. He is exceptional at taking complex subjects and explaining them in simple ways.

Mr. Batke will also hold office hours and one-on-one tech meetings in January and February. The schedule is as follows:

Open office hours (no registration required) will be on January 17th and February 1st from 5-7 pm.
One-on-Ones (registration required) will be on January 12th and January 25th from 2-4 pm.

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Summer, 2021

Way Library is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Naturalist-in-Residence in Summer, 2021. Emma Taylor, Program naturalist with the Wood County Parks, will share her expertise with the community by conducting in-person programs at the parks as well as curating resources about nature.

The Naturalist-In-Residence program is made possible thanks to support from Way Public Library Foundation & Friends.


Join us for these fascinating programs:

Outdoor Mindfulness and Nature Journaling, June 3rd, 6:30 pm, W.W. Knight Preserve (as this event has filled up, a second has been scheduled for June 18th; register at the link below)

Outdoor Mindfulness and Nature Journaling Session 2, June 18th, 6:30 pm, W.W. Knight Preserve

Adult Dragonfly Wander, July 9th, 10 am, W.W. Knight Preserve

Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard, August 5th, 6 pm, W.W. Knight Preserve


Emma Taylor is a program naturalist with the Wood County Parks District. She loves connecting with folks over a shared love for nature. In addition to her work as a naturalist, Emma also teaches mindfulness and is currently working towards a Mindfulness Teacher Certification with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and DIY - especially projects that allow her to use all of her materials or up-cycle parts into something new.

Registration is required for all programs and space is limited. Register online at waylibrary.info or by calling (419) 874-3135 x119.


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Winter, 2020

This winter, thanks to funding from Way Public Library Foundation & Friends, Way Library will be hosting an artist-in-residence. Local artist Robert Vanitvelt will share his art with the community by presenting three programs and also holding monthly office hours at the library. Join us for these fascinating programs:

January 25th, 2020 at 10 am – Family Art Workshop
February 18th, 2020 at 6 pm – Painting Demo
March 2nd, 2020 at 6 pm – Painting Demo

Mr. Vanitvelt will also hold office hours from January through March. During these times you can drop in with questions or a piece of art that you’ve been working on.

Mr. Vanitvelt was born in Flint, Michigan. He is self-taught artist and uses everyday unconventional items to create his art. His work has been shown in Michigan, Florida, California, and Ohio, including a solo show at the Diane Kidd Art Gallery at Tiffin University.

 

Dr. Deborah Hendricks, Director and Mindfulness Coach for the Pre-health Advising Center at the University of Toledo

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Winter, 2021

Way Library is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mindfulness coach-in-residence in winter, 2021.  Dr. Deborah Hendricks, Director and Mindfulness Coach for the Pre-Health Advising Center at the University of Toledo, will share her expertise with the community by conducting four interactive workshops via Zoom as well as curating resources for mindfulness. 

 

Join us for these fascinating programs via Zoom:

Welcome and Introduction to Mindfulness – January 25th, 7 pm

Awareness of the Breath and Gratitude Exercises – February 9th, 7 pm

Awareness of Emotions and Loving Kindness Exercises – February 25th, 7 pm

Deep Dive and Q & A – March 10th, 7 pm

 

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Fall, 2019

This fall, Way Library will be hosting a musicologist-in-residence. BGSU musicologist Ryan Ebright has written for the New York Times and NewMusicBox, and his work appears in various scholarly publications. A dedicated public scholar, Dr. Ebright in the 2018-2019 season appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, WGTE Public Media, and Way Public Library. He is working on a book titled Making American Opera after “Einstein,” which centers on the efforts of artists and institutions from the 1980s to the present to redefine what American opera is and how we experience it.