Garrettsville Library’s “Cookin’ up a Storm” program will meet on Monday, April 17 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Led by Marian Phillips, this month’s theme will be appetizers, and cookbooks from the collection will be used to discover new appetizer recipes. Participants are asked to bring along with your appetite enough appetizers to share with the others and a copy of the recipe. This monthly program is free and open to the public. Call 330-527-4378 to register or for additional information.
On Tuesday, April 18 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Garrettsville Library’s Book Discussion Club will meet to discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s the story of a young German girl who learns to read from The Gravedigger’s Handbook, the first book that she takes after seeing it in the snow at her brother’s grave. Living in Hitler’s Germany during World War II, she discovers the power of words for both good or evil. Copies of this title are available at the Reference Desk. Call 330-527-4378 for additional information.
On Monday, April 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Viktoria Jurkovic of the Ohio Department of Insurance’s OSHIIP division will provide an overview of Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance. Whether you are new or currently on Medicare, attendees can learn more about recent Medicare plan changes and financial assistance programs, which may help pay prescription drug costs and Part B premiums. Please note, OSHIIP representatives are trained by the state, and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies, or agents. Call 330-527-4378 to register for this free and informative program. Seating is limited, so register early.
Garrettsville Library’s next “Crafting with Marian” program will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Learn how to make a no-sew bag, a bag big enough to carry all your books. Bags are vinyl-lined and easy to make. Choose from a variety of fabric designs. This program is free and open to all adults. As always, there’s a $5 deposit fee to hold your seat that’s refunded the day of the program. Call 330-527-4378 for registration or for any additional information.
The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. Library is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and closed Thursday and Sunday. For more information about library programs and services, visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.