Buckeyes for children
BOARDMAN -- Youngsters can learn more about Ohio and buckeyes during at reading of Marcia Schonberg's book, "B is for Buckeye," during Toddler Story Time at Barnes & amp; Noble Booksellers, 381 Boardman-Canfield Road. Sessions will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. There is no charge to attend.
Educators open house
BOARDMAN -- Barnes & amp; Noble Booksellers, 381 Boardman-Canfield Road, will sponsor its annual Educators Night Out on Oct. 12 to provide area teachers grades K-12 with information about new books and educational resources at the bookstore. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will feature guest speakers, drawings for free books and posters, and free resource materials for the classroom. Teacher discount cards also will be honored; you must show a pay stub or school identification. Reservations are not required to attend but are appreciated. Call Kara Halas, community relations manager, (330) 629-9436.
Happy 200th, Ohio!
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- To mark the 200th birthday of Ohio, Mabel Pollock has released a new book, "Our State Ohio: 1803-2003 A Bicentennial History" (1st Books Library).
The book traces the state's history from its beginnings, when the Ohio Company of Associates in Boston in 1786 to plan the trip to found Marietta -- Ohio's first permanent settlement. Pollock also gives brief histories of the state's 88 counties and famous Ohioans.
Pollock, a native of Coshocton County and Newcomerstown resident, is a free-lance writer and reporter.
Order the work from 1st Books Library, 2511 W. Third St., Bloomington, Ind. 47404.
More Ohio history
Also being released in time for Ohio's bicentennial is "Gliding to a Better Place: Profiles From Ohio's Territorial Era" by Gary S. Williams (Buckeye Books, $17.84).
The work profiles 13 of the more interesting characters who arrived in Ohio before 1800 and helped to make statehood a reality. Among them: George Washington (who, besides being father of our country, was an early visitor to Ohio); Anne Bailey, a female frontier scout who helped French settlers in Gallipolis; Benjamin Tappan, who founded Ravenna and later became a United States senator; and John Chapman, the legendary Johnny Appleseed.
Williams is a lifelong Ohio resident with more than 20 years' experience as a librarian. He has a bachelor's degree from Marietta College and a master's degree in library science from Kent State University.
The book can be ordered from Buckeye Books, 42100 T.R. 491, Caldwell, Ohio 43724. For more information, e-mail the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.