Go Fine-Free with Food!

?March at Coshocton and West Lafayette Branch Libraries? is National Nutrition Month and the theme this year is "Go Further With Food!" To help spread the message of a healthy diet, the Library is going "Fine-Free with Food!" for the month of March. Bring in a non-perishable food donation to the Coshocton Library or the West Lafayette Branch and any fines, old or new, will be cleared. All food contributions will go to the local food pantry. Call 740-622-0956 for information.

Books Galore Book Store at the Coshocton Public Library?, Monday 3-6 p.m.; and Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ?Gently used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines are for sale at rock bottom prices. The store is located in the basement of the Coshocton Public Library and operated by the Friends of the Library, all proceeds benefit the Library, the West Lafayette Branch and Bookmobile.

Book Talk ?Monday is March 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Coshocton Public Library?.Monday Book Talk meets the first Monday of each month September through December and February through May. It is a lively and spirited book discussion open to all adults who like to read! Call 740-622-0956 for information. March: "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal

Lapsits are Tuesdays 9 – 9:30 a.m. at the West Lafayette Branch Library; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. at the Coshocton Public Library?. ?For babies and toddlers, birth to three years, plus parent or caregiver, focusing on early literacy and socialization skills through rhyme, rhythm, finger plays, and music, all from the security of a parent's lap. Twenty minutes is spent on a structured circle time, reading the shortest of stories, ending with parachute play, art projects, musical instruments, bubbles, or other fun activities. Call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672 for information.

Letterland ?is held Tuesdays 11 – 11:30 a.m. at the West Lafayette Branch Library?and Wednesdays 11 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coshocton Public Library?. Children, ages 3 – 6, will meet engaging characters, read theme-related stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts and many other fun activities. Call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672 for information and to register.

Family Night at the Library, ?Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:15 p.m., ?Coshocton Public Library. ?Preschoolers join the staff as they travel to a place called Letterland. Children, ages 3 – 6, will meet engaging characters, read theme-related stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts and many other fun activities. Call 740-622-0956 for information and registration. ?School-agers: At the same time...children, ages 6 – 12, can participate in STEAM CLUB (science/technology/engineering/arts/math) experiencing creative, interesting and educational activities. ?Call 740-622-0956 for information and to sign-up.

Plugged & Unplugged, ?Wednesdays 2:30 – 5 p.m., ?Coshocton Public Library. ?For teens in grades 7 – 12, Plugged & Unplugged has video games, Internet access, laptops, board games, food and a place to hang out with friends. Every Wednesday at Coshocton Public Library, free. Call 740-622-0956 for information.

Chi Class, ?Thursdays 10–11 a.m. at Roscoe United Methodist Church?. Sponsored by Coshocton Public Library. ?Practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality. No experience necessary. Certified Chi Instructor and Library Outreach Coordinator Holli Rainwater leads the class. Call 740-622-0956 for information.

Coffee Club, ?Monday, March 12 10 a.m. to noon, ?Coshocton Public Library. ?Senior Adults 55+ are invited to join us for a hot cup of coffee and enlightening conversation. A different topic each month: armchair travel; history; biography; art; literature; popular culture and more! Call 740-622-0956 for information.

Friends of the Library monthly meeting ?Wednesday, March 14, noon to 1 p.m.,?Coshocton Public Library ?Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly Friends of Coshocton Public Library meeting to learn about volunteer opportunities and bookstore management, as well as other ways to help the Library. Call 740-622-0956 for information.

B.E.S.T. Night @ the Branch, ?Thursday, March 15, 5– 7 p.m., West Lafayette Branch Library. ?Books. Electronics. Snacks. Teens. The best night to be at the West Lafayette Branch Library is B.E.S.T. Night @ the Branch. Teens, grades 7 – 12, are invited to a free after-hours program with laptops, gaming systems, snacks and fun with friends. Call 740-545-6672 to sign-up.

St. Paddy’s PAWty Party?Saturday, March 17, 1 – 2:15 p.m. at the Coshocton Public Library?Let's Pawty! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a favorite stuffed animal (one only!) by bringing it to the library for a pawty. Games, snacks, craft, and pet show! Don’t forget to wear something GREEN! For children ages 3 – 12 – Call 740-622-0956 to register.

Keep Calm and Color On – Adult Coloring ?Monday, March 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Coshocton Public Library with an evening of coloring, relaxation and pleasure at the Coshocton Public Library. Enjoy adult company while calmly coloring your stress away. Coloring sheets and colored pencils provided or bring your own supplies. Call 740-622-0956 to register.