OH Civics Essential Game Hour

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Join us for a free, fact-filled evening of trivia and Jeopardy at a Civics Essential Game Hour at an Ohio public library near you.

Public libraries will host local teams where you can compete and test your basic civics knowledge. Each Game Hour is emceed by a well-known local educator or attorney. If you love Jeopardy, trivia or games in general, bring your friends and family for a free, fast-paced hour.

Want to get ready for the Game Hour? Read the Ohio Civics Essential series on Soapbox Cincinnati or FreshWater Cleveland, and make sure you take the quizzes. Because did we mention, there will be prizes?

We look forward to seeing you soon at a library near you. Come ready to play!

Way Public Library

  • 5/21/2019, 6:00pm
  • 101 E. Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, OH 43551
  • Emcee: Liliana G. Rossi, Retired Teacher, Legal Assistant, and Ohio Notary

Lorain Public Library System, Avon Branch

  • 5/22/2019, 6:30pm
  • 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon, OH 44011
  • Emcee: Nik Chernushin, Brooklyn High School, Government Teacher

Mentor Public Library, Main Branch

  • 5/23/2019, 6:30pm
  • 8215 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060
  • Emcee: Jeffrey Brauer, Attorney at Law, Hahn Loeser

The Lane Libraries, Fairfield Lane Library

  • 6/5/2019, 7:00pm
  • 1485 Corydale Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014
  • Emcee: Jim DeBrosse, author, reporter, Miami University college professor and Civics Essential project editor

Rodman Public Library

  • 6/11/2019, 6:30pm
  • 215 E. Broadway Street, Alliance, OH 44601
  • Emcee: Kathleen Purdy, Plain Local Schools, retired Social Studies Teacher

Delaware County District Library, Delaware Main Library

  • 6/20/2019, 7:00pm
  • 84 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015
  • Emcee: David Hejmanowski, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Probate/Juvenile Division

Ohio Civics Essential is a strategic initiative to raise the civics knowledge of Ohio adults, produced by Soapbox Cincinnati and Freshwater Cleveland, and made possible with a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. In addition to our volunteer emcees, library teams, editorial advisory, and staff, we’d like to recognize the following organizations who have helped make this event possible: The State Library of Ohio, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, Cincinnati Development Fund, Capital Square Foundation, Solutions Journalism Network and Issue Media Group.

Thanks to these participating libraries and emcees for helping improve civics knowledge across Ohio:

Dayton Metro Library

  • 3/26/2019, 6:30pm
  • 215 E. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402
  • Emcee: Christina Back, Immigration Attorney, Pickrel Schaeffer Ebeling

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Sharonville Branch

  • 3/28/2019, 7:00 pm
  • Sharonville Branch
  • 10980 Thornview Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241
  • Emcee: Jim DeBrosse, author, reporter, Miami University retired professor and Civics Essential project editor

Lebanon Public Library

  • 4/2/2019, 6:00pm
  • 101 South Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036
  • Co-Emcees: Gail Dauber, Springboro High School Social Studies Teacher, and Patricia George, Wm. Mason High School English IV Teacher

SouthWest Public Libraries, Westland Area Branch

  • 4/15/2019, 6:00pm
  • 4740 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43228
  • Emcee: Melissa Kendralla, Westland High School, Business Teacher

Green County Public Library, Xenia Community Library

  • 4/17/2019, 6:00pm
  • 76 East Market Street, Xenia, OH 45385
  • Emcee: Christina Back, Immigration Attorney, Pickrel Schaeffer Ebeling

Akron-Summit County Public Library, Main Library

  • 4/18/2019, 6:30pm
  • 60 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44326
  • Emcee: Terry D. Zimmerman, Esq. the recent recipient of the Senior Lawyer of the Year award

Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma-Snow Branch

  • 4/30/2019, 7:00pm
  • 2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44134
  • Emcee: Heather Hawk Frank, St. Bridget of Kildare School, Principal, and American History Teacher

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Austintown Library

  • 5/7/2019, 7:00pm
  • 600 South Raccoon Road, Youngstown, OH 44515
  • Emcee: John T. Drummond, Austintown Fitch High School, Teacher, Social Studies Department
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