The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library now has a new database called Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition to aid in your genealogy research. Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition gives you free access to NewspaperArchive.com, the world’s largest online newspaper archive. This is a massive collection of more than seven million newspapers that covers Ohio history from 1800 to 2017 and allows you to search for your ancestors by name and location. The subscription for this service was paid for by the Seneca County Genealogical Society. For more information, call 419-447-3751.
The Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with this year’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!” Volunteers, who have completed the sixth grade through adults, will be asked to volunteer approximately two hours, once a week and help to register children in the summer reading program and give prizes out in the Junior Library. Please bring a completed Volunteer Application to the library any time before May 30th to schedule one on one training. Volunteer Applications can be found at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or at the Checkout Desk at the Library. For more information, please call 419-447-3751.
Assistance for septic repairs or replacements is available for rural homeowners through WSOS Community Action Commission. Residents of Crawford, Erie, Seneca, Sandusky, or Wyandot County, who are in need of system repairs or replacements, or public sewer tap-ins, may be eligible for Home Sewage Treatment System funding. For more information, call 419-332-2078.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Toddler Tales on Tuesdays, May 15th, 22, and 29th at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, May 16th, 23st, and 30th at 10 a.m.in the Frost Kalnow Room. For children 1 1/2 to 3 years old, the program will feature stories, songs, and finger plays. The thirty minute session is especially beneficial for language enrichment. No registration is necessary for these events. Parents or caregivers are asked to attend. For more information, call 419-447-3751.
There will be yoga classes on Wednesdays, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at St. Francis Spirituality Center – Greccio Room, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. A $7 donation is requested. Extra mats and belts will be provided, if need be. All are welcome with any level of Yoga experience. No registration or experience required. For more information, call 419-447-0435, ext. 136.
The Junior Department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Playtime @ the Library” on Friday, June 1st from 10 a.m. – noon in the Frost Kalnow Room. Hosted with Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention, toys and activities will be offered to children, ages 18 months to five years old, to interact with their caregivers in an unstructured, creative play. Participants are able to drop in anytime or stay the whole time. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 419-447-3751.
The opening ceremony for “Batik, the Language of Cloth” will be held on June 2nd, from 4-6 p.m. and the exhibition will continue until June 16th. Daniel Gundlach will be teaching two workshops: “Shibori,” for people ages 8 to 14 years old, on June 9th; and “Batik,” for students 15 years old and up, on June 16th. He will also give a presentation about his experience in Indonesia with excerpts from his DVD, “The Batik of Java, A Visual Journey,” at the gallery on Monday, June 18th at 7 p.m. All events will be held at the Tiffin Art Guild Gallery, 130 S. Washington St. For more information, call 419-618-1780.
There will be an Oasis Day Mini Retreat, “Be the Gift: Let Your Brokenness be Turned into Abundance,” on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9 a.m. – noon, at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $12 for retreat only and $22 for retreat and meal. For more information or to register, call 419-443-1485.
Reel in some fun at the annual fishing derby! Kids 17 and under can attend the Hook Setters Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Izaak Walton League, 3570 N. County Rd. 33. Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to come and help as their kids learn the ropes of fishing and participate in the fishing contest. After the fishing contest, participants can relax with a free lunch, as well as a chance to win door prizes. Registration will occur the day of the event at Izaak Walton. For more information, call 419-448-5408.
The Tiffin Art Guild invites you to enter their 10th Annual Art Festival. TAG is excited to bring you another successful and fun one-day event on Saturday, June 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hedges Boyer Park, Tiffin. They will continue to have musical entertainment, food truck circle, local high school display, and a children activities area. One artist will be recognized with the “People’s Choice” award. For more information, call 419-443-0478.