East Palestine Library has a Guiding Ohio Online trainer available on a full-time basis thanks to an LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) grant. The purpose of this grant is to have a trainer at the library to prepare rural Ohioans for the digital age. Macklain Hersman will be available to troubleshoot your technology issues, to assist you in learning a new technology, and to teach upcoming trends in technology. Virtual STEM— Take home kits will be ready for pickup with the supplies to complete an activity & an instructional video will be posted on Facebook & the library’s website, and YouTube Channel. Tuesday, December 15 - Winter Slope STEM Challenge Monday, January 11 – Water Experiments Tuesday, February 9 – Scooter Bots Virtual Christmas Storytime beginning Monday, December 21 Miss Noreen will share Christmas stories, rhymes, and more at this virtual program that will be available for viewing on demand on the library website, Facebook, and YouTube channel. Movers & Shakers is offered for ages 2 to 3 year olds and their parents or caregivers on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. beginning January 4, 2021. Stories, music, and movement are offered at this virtual program. Budding Bookworms is offered for 3 to 5 year olds on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. beginning January 6, 2021. Stories, music, and games are offered at this virtual program. Night Owl Storytime will be offered Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. via Google Meet. Tweens & Teens Ages 10 & Up An instructional video will be posted for each event. Thursday, January 14 – Cactus Rocks Wednesday, February 17 – Buggles Technology Help Desk Tech help is available Monday through Friday, and is available on a full-time basis to assist with trouble- shooting your technology needs. Please call the library at 330-426-3778 for availability. Tech Tuesdays Macklain, our Guiding Ohio Online trainer will share tips, tricks, and educational videos on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Virtual Author Visit with Leslie McCauley Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. via Google Meet East Palestine author, Leslie McCauley will join us on Google Meet on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her books, Rise and her newest release, Fall . Please email the library at email@example.com to register to attend this virtual author visit. East Palestine Library uses Google Meet for Virtual Programs To join us on Google Meet, you need a device that has a camera and a microphone. It can be a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Register for the program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will send a link for you to join the program. You do not have to keep your camera on during the program. Christmas Take Home Crafts Throughout December, take home crafts will be available at the library. Instructional videos will be posted to coincide with each of the craft activities. Stop by the library to pick up a kit and some books to share during the holiday season.