Computer Classes

Intermediate Computer Classes MS Word, Pt. 1 Wed., Sept. 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to format and edit text and create professional looking documents. MS Word, Pt. 2 Thurs., Sept. 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Learn how to use the page layout features, set tabs and indents, and proof your documents. Microsoft Excel… Continue Reading Computer Classes

New Books 9/21/16

Check out these new books!  People in the news, both past and present, fictional accounts of historical events, page-turning thrillers, laugh-out-loud comedy, self-therapy and more. American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst’s baffling participation… Continue Reading New Books 9/21/16

The High Cost of Illiteracy

What has your day consisted of, so far? Maybe you woke up, read the newspaper over coffee after you took your morning regimen of medications. Maybe you tried out that new breakfast recipe you found on Pinterest. Then you probably got in your car to go to work, runs some errands, etc. Pretty routine, right?… Continue Reading The High Cost of Illiteracy

STEAM!

STEAM! What’s all the hot air about?  The integration of disciplines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math produce innovative answers to current questions.  An engineer who thinks like an artist when solving a problem or conflict has a less restrictive approach to designing a solution.  Leonardo Da Vinci, for example would have had a very… Continue Reading STEAM!

Library Closed!

The library will be closed Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3rd-5th, and will open again at 9:00 a.m. on Sept. 6th.

Adult Literacy Students Visit the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market

We are so excited that the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market is thriving! A few of our adult literacy students took part in a health literacy event in which we discussed the health benefits of eating tomatoes and also learned some fun facts about them. (Did you know that as of 2013, the world’s heaviest tomato,… Continue Reading Adult Literacy Students Visit the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market

Summer Reading Program 2016

Wow! Can you believe that as little as twenty minutes a day spent reading can make a big difference in a child’s overall literacy skills?  Summer is a time for most children to enjoy freedom from the classroom and school assignments.  And yes, we all need a break at times. But summer is also a… Continue Reading Summer Reading Program 2016

Continue Your Education on Your Library’s Website!

A part of our mission is to provide for lifelong learning, and one of the ways we do that is through providing some top-notch learning resources on the library website.  All you need is a library card and internet access and you are on your way to learning a foreign language, practicing for the GED,… Continue Reading Continue Your Education on Your Library’s Website!

“I Went to a Garden Party…”

The Health Literacy Project Partners, Ottawa County Health Department, Northeastern Tribal Health Systems, OSU Extension Office, and Miami Public Library recently hosted a garden party at the Community Garden located on the grounds of the Ottawa County Health Department.  Community members were invited to view the beds, examine future plans for expansion, and enjoy refreshments.… Continue Reading “I Went to a Garden Party…”

Summer Reading Program

SRP2016#1  June calendar of events SRP2016#2  July calendar of events MPL wants to help you keep your children reading this summer. And the best way to do that is by joining us in On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to children, preschool through age 12, with programs, prizes,… Continue Reading Summer Reading Program