Cookbook Club Picnic

Join the Cookbook Club for a picnic at the pavilion in Legion Park in Luckey, Ohio. Sign up to bring your favorite picnic dish to the Cookbook Club picnic. The library will provide plates, utensils, and napkins. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library to register: 419-287-4012

Cookbook Club is open to ages 14 and older.

April Book Discussion

Submitted by Director on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 14:41
Meeting Date
Book Title
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
Fannie Flagg

The Portage River Readers will meet at First United Presbyterian Church in Pemberville.

Summary: Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. And as Bud often said of his childhood to his daughter Ruthie, “How lucky can you get?”

But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time.

Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you really go home again?

Loan Period

Hotspots Now Available to Borrow

Submitted by Director on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 12:03

Need an Internet connection? Check out a hotspot for one week from any of our locations. Connect up to eight devices to the hotspot at one time. The hotspots use T-Mobile networks for data. Perfect for a working at home or taking on a family vacation. Pemberville, Stony Ridge, and Luckey branch libraries all have three hotspot kits. Limit one hotspot checkout per household at a time. Call the library to make a reservation. 

Relatively Speaking Virtual Meeting

Relatively Speaking is a genealogy discussion group led by Assistant Director Laura King. The group shares their experiences in exploring family histories and help one another overcome their research roadblocks. This meeting will be held virtually, the link is below:

Relatively Speaking March Meeting
Tue, Mar 2, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Cookbook Club: Dip Challenge Deadline

Choose a dip, cheeseball, or spread recipe from a library cookbook, magazine, or online resource (Hoopla, Ohio Digital Library, A to Z World Food, Flipster, etc.). Pick up a set of small (2 oz) portion cups with lids at the Pemberville Public Library, and then bring your dip in the cups back to the library on Monday, March 15. The library staff will divide up the samples, so each participant gets to try each dip. Participants will then pick up the samples from the library on March 17 and 18.

Bread Challenge Deadline for Pictures


During the month of February, challenge yourself to make a loaf of bread! Find a bread recipe from a library cookbook, online, or A to Z World Food database. Make your loaf of bread and share it with a friend or family member! Send photos of your bread and a copy of your recipe to The library will post your photos on its social media accounts. Deadline for photos and recipes is February 26, 2021.

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