Perrysburg would have died of thirst during Prohibition if it wasn’t for Maumee. Find out why as Way Local History librarian, Richard Baranowski recounts some of those colorful days exactly 100 years ago when Prohibition ruled the land and Perrysburg in particular.

“Prohibition Came Early to Perrysburg” will be presented Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Way Library’s lower level auditorium. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. Call 419-874-3135 for further information.

Microsoft Word has many pre-made templates available to use. In this one and a half hour workshop, we will cover creating memos, invoices, business letters and more.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Update:  This class has been canceled. Enjoy a guided tutorial of using the computer mouse - the first step in learning how to use a modern personal computer.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

This award-winning hit movie is a foot-stomping chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen. It traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert—one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

The film was nominated for 64 awards and won 33, including 4 Oscars. Rami Malek won the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

Adults only. Rated PG-13. Seating is limited. First-come, first-seated.

Learn the basics of using a computer and Windows 10. We will cover powering on and powering off a computer, the different parts of a personal computer system, navigating Windows' start menu, accessing settings, and more. We will also delve into some of the differences between this version and previous versions of Windows.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Part of two of our engaging discussion of the Book-to-Action book, So You Want to Talk About Race, facilitated by Dr. Jolie Sheffer, Director of the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society (ICS) at Bowling Green State University.

New York Times best-selling author and Perrysburg High School graduate Douglas Brinkley will speak about his most-recent best-selling book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race on Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Commodore Building Beck Auditorium located at 140 East Indiana Avenue in Perrysburg, Oh.

The event is free to the public and is hosted by the Way Public Library Foundation and Friends. Parking will be available street-side near the Commodore Building and across the street at the Way Public Library.

American Moonshot was released on April 2 and achieved the New York Times bestsellers list the first week of publication. The book commemorates the 50th anniversary of fellow Buckeye Neil Armstrong’s moon-walk in 1969 and captures the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects. American Moonshot showcases the brilliant men and women who made this vision a reality, the technology that enabled the spacecraft to travel beyond Earth’s orbit to the moon and returned safely, and the geopolitical tensions that ignited John F. Kennedy’s audacious post-election dream of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

At the center of this story is Kennedy himself. As Brinkley writes, Kennedy was intimately involved in the creation of the space program and he made it a top priority of his New Frontier agenda. Featuring a cast of iconic and sometimes controversial figures, such as rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn, and space booster Lyndon Johnson, American Moonshot is a vivid, enthralling chronicle of one of the nation’s most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras. This is living history at its finest—but also an homage to scientific ingenuity, engineering genius, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

Sign up for this one and a half our workshop to learn about mailing lists and mail merges using Microsoft Office. First, we will create a mailing list using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. After we have create the mailing list, we will merge it into Microsoft Word to make both letters and envelopes.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Thursday, May 30, 2019.