February is the month of love. And slush!

This month, Newcomerstown Public Library gives you the chance to go on a blind date with a book or a movie. Will your date be funny? Mysterious? Romantic? Or just blah? Rate your date with the enclosed rating slip. Every date you rate garners a small chocolate prize, as well as a chance to win the tasty grand prize at the end of the month.

Speaking of tasty, Pearl Valley Cheese will be at your Library on Friday, March 1st for a cheese tasting event. While you sample, you will learn about how cheese is made and how the process benefits local farmers. The sampling begins at 6 p.m. in the Annex. Be sure to sign up by visiting your Library or calling 740-498-8228.

Are you a Friend of the Library? If not, consider becoming one. But you can also support your Library by buying books, music CDs, and DVDs from the Friends. Paperback books costs a dime. Hardback books cost a quarter. DVDs run $2 each (including TV series). Everything you buy helps fund Summer Reading and other Library events.

You can also support Toys for Local Tots by entering your Library’s Chilly Chili Run. This 1.4 mile walk/run event includes a free chili and/or hot dog lunch afterward. The event begins Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. with line up at 10 a.m. It costs $5 for single entries and $10 for families of all sizes. Sign up and support Toys for Local Tots.

Because of the sloppy weather in January, the Teen Lock In had to be postponed. It will now be on Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Teens will need to submit a new permission slip for this event. You can get them at the front desk of your Library. The event will feature free subs and soup, cookies, a Mario Kart tournament, and time to chill however you want. The Library will be closed to the general public on that Saturday.

New DVDs: Johnny English Strikes Again, Naked and Afraid XL Season 1, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Boy Erased. The Librarians Season 4, Shiki, xxxHolic Season 1, Princess Jellyfish, Akame ga Kill, Shuffle!, Chaos;Head, Okami-san and Her Seven Companions, The Bishop’s Wife, The Honeymooners, Doctor Who Season 11, The First Man, Knights of the Round Table, The Wife, A Private War, Zen, The Hate U Give, Paw Patrol The Great Pirate Rescue, Paw Patrol Summer Rescues, Lego Jurassic World The Secret Exhibit, Scooby-Doo Curse of the 13th Ghost.

New Video Games: Kirby Star Allies, Donky Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Dark Souls, Octopath Traveler, Crackdown 3, Metro Exodus, Resident Evil 2, Just Cause 4, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Farcry New Dawn.