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This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
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This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.

Free Summer Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Room: Discovery Center-Downtown Newark
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12
Program Type: General Programming
Event Details:

Bring your children and teens under age 18 and join us for a free, nutritious lunch provided by the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Mondays

10:00am - 4:30pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech
Event Details:

Techsperts are available to answer your technology questions. No appointment is necessary.

Techsperts offer expert guidance and answers to common technology questions—for all skill levels! To schedule a free appointment at any of our locations call 740.349.5509 or email techspert@lickingcountylibrary.org. Zoom appointments are available.

Techsperts are made possible, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.

Free Summer Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Room: Discovery Center-Downtown Newark
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12
Program Type: General Programming
Event Details:

Bring your children and teens under age 18 and join us for a free, nutritious lunch provided by the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.

Adventure Begins: Babcock Bash

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Library Branch: Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Age Group: Elementary | Grades K-5
Program Type: General Programming, Performance
Event Details:

The adventure continues with a stilt walker, daring aerial feats, indoor and outdoor activities, treats and much more at this fun festival.

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Plaza Gardens: Newark

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Mobile Library
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12, Adults
Event Details:

Visit our Mobile Library!

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Potters Grove: Newark

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Mobile Library
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12, Adults
Event Details:

Visit our Mobile Library!

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adventure Begins: When Ohio Was the West

5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)
Library Branch: West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Local History
Event Details:

The Westward expansion brought white settlers to Licking County beginning in 1798. This program shares the stories of the men and women who first called Licking County home.

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.

Anime Hang Out

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Room: Discovery Center-Downtown Newark
Age Group: Teens | Grades 6-12
Program Type: Activity Clubs, General Programming
Event Details:

Hang out and possibly make friends along the way—all while watching anime and crafting.

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ohio Entrepreneurship Program

5:30pm - 6:45pm
Downtown Newark
Cancelled
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Room: Meeting Room A-Downtown Newark
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Event Details:

The Ohio Entrepreneurship Program is an introduction to starting a business. This series includes three modules to complete over approximately six months. Weekly topics are led by attorney and entrepreneurial trainer Jason Dolin and include:

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Newark Village Apartments: Newark

5:45pm - 6:15pm
Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Mobile Library
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12, Adults
Event Details:

Visit our Mobile Library!

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.

Preschool Story Adventure

10:30am - 11:00am
Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Cancelled
Library Branch: Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Room: Large Meeting Room- Johnstown
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5
Program Type: Story Time

Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs that help develop early literacy skills! Designed for ages birth through 5.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.

Preschool Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Room: Discovery Center-Downtown Newark
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5
Program Type: Story Time

Support school readiness through stories, songs and activities! Designed for ages 3-5.

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.

Free Summer Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Room: Discovery Center-Downtown Newark
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12
Program Type: General Programming
Event Details:

Bring your children and teens under age 18 and join us for a free, nutritious lunch provided by the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Next Chapter Book Club

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Viewers' Clubs
Event Details:

A unique community-based book club program for adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
Library Branch: Hebron
Age Group: Elementary | Grades K-5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, General Programming, Performance
Event Details:

Local author Sarah Harper leads you in creating your own canal adventure as you try out the crew members' jobs, learn a canal song and discover what it takes to move a canal boat.

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Empowered Minds: Buckeye Book Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Viewers' Clubs
Event Details:

Explore books by some of the best Ohio-based authors.

This free program is part of our lifelong learning series, Empowered Minds. The focus of this signature service is healthy aging and enrichment for the retirement-age citizens of Licking County. All adults are welcome. Empowered Minds is supported by a sustaining gift from Robert Trimble Jr., a lifelong learner, and, in part, by Licking County Senior Levy. Donations are appreciated.  

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Hopewell Commons: Heath

3:15pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Mobile Library
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12, Adults
Event Details:

Visit our Mobile Library!

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Glenwood Condos: Heath

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Mobile Library
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12, Adults
Event Details:

Visit our Mobile Library!

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.

Teen Tuesdays

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Library Branch: Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Room: Large Meeting Room- Johnstown
Age Group: Teens | Grades 6-12
Program Type: Activity Clubs, Arts & Crafts, General Programming
Event Details:

Get creative with crafty projects and games—there is something new every week. Don't miss out!

Additional Information

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Willow Ridge Dr.: Heath

4:45pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Mobile Library
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12, Adults
Event Details:

Visit our Mobile Library!

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Early Learners | Birth-5" group.
This event is in the "Elementary | Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Indian Mound Mall: Heath

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Mobile Library
Age Group: Early Learners | Birth-5, Elementary | Grades K-5, Teens | Grades 6-12, Adults
Event Details:

Visit our Mobile Library!

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Teens | Grades 6-12" group.

Adventure Begins: Rhinestone Cowboy Party

5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)
Open
Registration
Library Branch: West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)
Age Group: Teens | Grades 6-12
Program Type: General Programming
Registration Required
Event Details:

This event is for those who like their boots with a bit of bling and their western shirts extra fancy. Try deluxe root beer floats, make bleached bandanas and learn the best bits of cowboy slang.

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Romantasy Book & Craft Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Newark
Library Branch: Downtown Newark
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book & Viewers' Clubs
Event Details:

Get lost in the magic of Caraval by Stephanie Garber! Discuss the book and future of the series while decorating masks, just in case your invitation from Legend arrives.

Additional Information

Photo Permission

On occasion Licking County Library will photograph or take videos of patrons for educational or promotional purposes. If you wish to abstain from the use of your image or those of your dependents, please let a staff member know. Thank you.