Events

Fall 2018

Date Time Event Location
Description Cost & Registration
Friday, September 7
7:00 PM The Great American Read Kickoff Party
Way Public Library
Join the Way Public Library for a kickoff party where local personalities will read passages from their favorite books featured on The Great American Read list. 

Free

No registration

Thursday, September 13 6:00 PM
BGSU Volleyball Kids' Literacy Night
Stroh Center Visit the CRC's table at the volleyball game! We're giving away Roald Dahl books to the first 100 children in attendance! 

$6

No registration

Monday, September 17 3:30 PM
Mock Printz Group
Curriculum Resource Center, Room 210B
Join us in attempting to determine which young adult book will win the coveted Printz medal this year. This is our kick-off meeting. Additional meetings will be held throughout the term.

Free

Register here

Tuesday, September 18
3:30PM Mock Caldecott Group
Curriculum Resource Center, Room 210B
Join us in attempting to determine which picture book will win the coveted Caldecott medal this year. This is our kick-off meeting. Additional meetings will be held throughout the term.

Free

Register here

Thursday, September 20 3:30PM Mock Newbery Group
Curriculum Resource Center, Room 210B Join us in attempting to determine which picture book will win the coveted Newbery medal this year. This is our kick-off meeting. Additional meetings will be held throughout the term.

Free

Register here

Monday, September 24 - Friday, September 28
All day
Banned Books Week Challenge
Curriculum Resource Center
Can you guess which frequently challenged books have been shredded? Check out the Banned Books Display in the Curriculum Resource Center and enter your guess for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!
Free
Wednesday, September 26
7:00 PM Jerome Unplugged: Board Game Night
Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Unplug yourself from technology. Literally leave your phones at the door, and play a variety of competitive and cooperative board games, both familiar and contemporary.

Free

Limit of 50 people

Register here

Saturday, September 29 9:30 AM STEM in the Park
Perry Field House
Interactive displays and activities created by area universities, community partners, and local businesses to engage children of all ages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Free

Registration required for FlightZone only

Monday, October 8 7:30 PM
Common Read Author Visit
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Dr. Adam Alter, author of the nonfiction book Irresistible, BGSU's Common Read, will host a presentation followed by a Q&A, and book signing. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Free

Register here

Wednesday, October 10 10:30 AM
Lindsay Ward, Children's Illustrator
Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Lindsay Ward, illustrator of many children's books - most notably, Brobarians and Please Bring Balloons, will discuss her creative process and illustration techniques. Meet & Greet/Book Signing at 1:30 PM in the Curriculum Resource Center.

Free

No registration

Tuesday, October 16 TBD Paulette Jules, Community Reads 2018
Wood County District Public Library
The author of News of the World, Bowling Green's 2018 Community Reads will visit the Wood County District Public Library and discuss her work

Free

Details TBA

Wednesday, October 24 7:00 PM Jerome Unplugged: Live Radio Readings
Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library Unplug yourself from technology. Literally leave your phones at the door. On this evening, we will take volunteers to cold read an actual script from a radio show of yore – foley artist included!

Free

Registration TBA

Thursday, November 8 7:00 PM Meet Jane Yolen
Wood County District Public Library Atrium
Jane Yolen, author of over 350 books for children and young adults, will visit and discuss her work.

Free

No registration

Thursday, November 29
5:30 PM Picture Book Show
Jerome Library Atrium
See picture books created by BGSU students enrolled in ENG 3420. Light fare and drinks will be provided.

Free

No registration

Wednesday, December
7:00 PM Jerome Unplugged: Trivia Night
Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library Unplug yourself from technology. Literally leave your phones at the door. Is your brain filled with random clutter? Show off how much you know at
competitive trivia night!

Free

Registration TBA

Contact Joe Prince by email (jjprinc@bgsu.edu) or phone (419-372-7308) if you have questions about any of these events.