Sunday announcements, June 3

Local band to perform at MCL

SYCAMORE – Kicking off Mohawk Community Library’s summer reading programming, local country recording artist Eric Sowers is to perform at 6 p.m. Monday at the library, 200 S. Sycamore Ave.

Sowers, a native of Sycamore, is to share his musical journey and original music.

MCL announces new fiction titles

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library has announced the new adult fiction titles that will be added to its circulation.

Titles include “Beyond Control” by Kat Martin, “Cowboy Bold” by Carolyn Brown, “Shadow Keeper” by Christine Feehan, “Probably Claws” by Rita Mae Brown, “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts, “Fade to Black” by Heather Graham.

Children’s reading program starts Monday

BLOOMVILLE – Bliss Memorial Public Library has announced the start if its summer reading program.

Children ages 5-12 can come to the library to pick up a timed reading record. Children are encouraged to read for one-hour per week. Once an adult signs the record, they can bring it to the library for a weekly prize and a ticket for a grand prize entry, starting Monday.

The library also is to host activities at 6:30 p.m. each Monday during the program.

Event dates are as follows:

• Sounds of Nature, Monday.

• Summer Fun, June 11.

• Rock Painting Party, June 18.

• Ice cream social, June 25.

• July Fourth Celebration, July 2.

• Under One Rock, July 9.

Adult reading program to begin

BLOOMVILLE – The Bliss Memorial Public Library has announced its adult summer reading program, “Rock Out,” for those ages 12 and older.

Patrons are asked to sign their name to a CD, which is to be placed on the “Libraries Rock” display. Each ticked filled out, patrons are to earn entries into a weekly drawing to take place at 9 a.m. each Monday starting June 11. Three readers are to be chosen per weekly drawing.

All tickets turned in will then be eligible for the grand prizes at the end of the program July 16.

Story time dates set

BLOOMVILLE – Story time has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bliss Memorial Public Library.

The program is for children ages 3-6 and includes playtime, songs, stories, flannel boards and crafts.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

The schedule of event dates is as follows:

• Bubble Bubble, Tuesday.

• Let’s Make Some Noise!, June 12.

• Train Trip, June 19.

• Sing!, June 26.

• Red, White, and Boom!, July 3.

• Let’s Move, July 10.

Toddler times start Wednesday

BLOOMVILLE – Toddler Time has been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Bliss Memorial Public Library.

The program is for children ages 1-3 and their parents/guardians.

The program will last about 30-45 minutes and feature playtime, songs, finger plays and stories.

To register, call (419) 983-4675.

The schedule of program dates is as follows:

• Froggy, Wednesday.

• A Camping We Will Go, June 13.

• Curious George, June 20.

• Ice Cream, Yum!, June 27.

• Firefly Fun, July 11.

Birchard library branches announce summer events

FREMONT – The branches of the Birchard Public Library have announced upcoming events during the summer months.

The schedule of event dates is as follows:

Fremont branch, 423 Croghan St.:

• Story time for 3-5 year olds, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays or 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Story time for birth to 36 months, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays or 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Family story time, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Summer Reading Challenge, Monday through July 28.

• West African Drumming experience, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday. To register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209.

• Make Your Own Drum, 2-3 p.m. June 13. To register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209.

• Teen Iron Chef, 2-3:30 p.m. June 14. To register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209.

• Book discussion group, 7-8:15 p.m. June 14. “If the Creek Don’t Rise: A Novel” by Leah Weiss.

• People’s Choice Flower Show, June 15 and 16.

• Adult coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. June 18.

• Teen movie, 2-4 p.m. June 19. “A Wrinkle in Time.” To register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209.

• Crochet Connection, 6:30 p.m. June 19.

• Third Thursday Movie Club, 1:30 p.m. June 21.

• Lego Challenge, 4:30-6 p.m. June 21.

• Teen canvas painting, 5-6:30 p.m. June 28. To register, call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209.

• Movie Classic Club: “Isn’t It Romantic?”, 1:30-4 p.m. June 28.

Gibsonburg branch, 100 N. Webster St.:

• Libraries Rock! Music Makers, 4:30 p.m. Monday.

• Purple martin basics, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• Preschool story time, 11 a.m. Thursdays.

• Rockin’ Robin song bingo, 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Money Management Class for Teens: How to balance a checkbook, 4 p.m. June 11.

• Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. June 11.

• Book & Munch Bunch: Chapter books for grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. June 13.

• Book & Snack Pack: Chapter books for grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. June 20.

• Book Bears: Early readers, 3:30 p.m. June 21.

• Lego Challenge, 10 a.m. June 23.

• Adult Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. June 25.

Green Springs branch, 217 N. Broadway St.:

• Cake decorating, 6 p.m. June 18. To register, call (419) 639-2014.

• Lego Club, 1 p.m. June 21.

• Story time, 6 p.m. June 25.

Woodville branch, 101 E. Main St.:

• Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Challenge kick-off party, 7 p.m. Wednesday. To register, call (419) 849-2744.

• Summer Kidz Crafts, 5 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Father’s Day Crafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16.

• Nature Night: Butterflies, 7 p.m. June 18. To register, call (419) 849-2744.

• Summer dance party, 10 a.m. June 19.

• Wednesday Book Club, 7 p.m. June 20.

• Woodville Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon June 23.

TCS honors retirees

Tiffin City School District acknowledged and congratulated two retirees at its most recent board meeting.

Paula Perna is retiring after serving the district for 11 years. She started her teaching career as an aide at Washington Elementary, and her first teaching job was in 2002 at Buckeye Central as a first grade teacher. She transferred to Tiffin City Schools in 2007 where she served at Clinton Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Washington Elementary.

TCS also recognized Pat Walter’s retirement. Walter started subbing for Tiffin City Schools in 1987 and became a full-time aide at Washington Elementary in 1990 in the Severe Behavior Handicap Unit.

NR students earn scholarships

SYACAMORE – First National Bank of Sycamore awarded four New Riegel High School students a $250 scholarship.

Students who earned the scholarship included Jacob Nye, Nathanial Mack, Jacquelyn Lininger and Lindsay Bouillon.

Free training for forklift operator program

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Learning Center has announced the second round of its Forklift Operator Training program.

Training starts 8 a.m.-noon June 18 and runs through June 22.

Classroom training is to take place at the Fostoria Learning Center and operator training is to take place at the Distribution Center, located on West Jones Road.

The training includes a job readiness module.

For more information or to register, call (419) 408-5540.

Ohio Christian graduate

CIRCLEVILLE – Ryan Burns of Fostoria graduated from Ohio Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in leadership and ministry.

Clemson graduate

CLEMSON, S.C. – Brooke Griffin of Tiffin earned a master’s degree in biological sciences from Clemson University.

Mercy College honors, dean’s lists

TOLEDO – Mercy College of Ohio has announced the students who have been named to the spring 2018 honors and dean’s list.

Local students who made the honors and/or dean’s list are Kourtney Elswick of Attica; Olivia Zimmerman of Carey; Christina Campbell, Brandi Fetro, Laura Galvan and Chloe Reiter, all of Fostoria; Shelby Baker of Green Springs; Nicole Hanlon of New Washington; and Brittany Cole, Danielle Daniel, Melissa Lang and Briana Ringenbach, all of Tiffin.

Seneca student recognized for academic achievement

COLUMBUS – Willian Keiser of Fostoria was among 54 Ohio Connections Academy students recognized for their outstanding academic achievement and service to the community May 25.

Keiser was inducted into the National Honor Society.

Upper Sandusky student performs in spring concert

FINDLAY – Curran McKain of Upper Sandusky recently performed in the University of Findlay’s spring concert “Grieg & Bizet.”