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March 26, 2017

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Library invites you to a brown bag lunch Friday

It's all about networking, new trends, future planning and business development

Networking…new trends…future planning…business development.

If any of those words and phrases attracts your attention, Bluffton Public Library invites you to a brown bag business development lunch at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 24.

According to Jessica Hermiller, library administrator, patrons are encouraged to spend your lunch at the library.

“Bring your packed lunch – we’ll have some snacks, too – and peruse the library’s business section offerings while learning how book discussions can help increase intelligence and communication,” she said.

Children's Art Lesson for ages 8-10, presented by Janette Reineke

On Thursday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. Janette Reineke will present a Children’s Art Lesson for ages 8-10.

In this art class, children will have a creative experience using the Impressionistic technique of French painter Claude Monet (1840-1926). Participants will use short, quick brush strokes with watercolors and paint a seascape.

Registration is required, and the final day to register is March 23.

There is a $6 supply fee at the door (cash only).

Brown Bag Business Book Discussion

Spend your lunch hour at the library on Friday, March 24 at 12:30. Talk about networking and discussing new trends, future planning, and ways to make business in Bluffton even better.  Bring your packed lunch (the library will have some snacks, too) and peruse our business section offerings while learning how book discussions can help increase intelligence and communication.

Doug Adams "Peace, Love and the Power of Song" tonight at the library

Doug Adams, folk singer and guitarist, presents a free concert Thursday, March 16, at the Bluffton Public Library. The performance is at 6:30 p.m.

Adams will perform several familiar songs from the 1960-era in a program titled "Peace, Love and the Power of Song."


Library-senior center polka party March 20

RSVP by Friday to attend; Elaine Wehri will provide live entertainment

The library is throwing a party and the dress code is polka-dots.

That's a joke, but it offers a hint at the type of party: a polka party.

Elaine Wehri brings her accordion to the Bluffton Public LIbrary, 154 S. Main St., on the first day of spring at 6 p.m., Monday, March 20. The party is in the lower level of the library.

In partnership with the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, the evening includes more than just polka dancing. There's also storytime, games and refreshment involved.

First Day of Spring Polka Party @ the Library!

First Day of Spring Polka Party is on Monday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in the lower level of the library! Accordion music by Elaine Wehri. The Bluffton Senior Citizens Center partners with the library for this event to include stories, dancing, games, and refreshments. Please register by March 17. Don't forget to wear your polka dots and your dancing shoes! 

Doug Adams presents "Peace, Love, and the Power of Song" at the library

Come to the library on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy an evening of familiar songs from the ‘60s performed by Doug Adams, folk singer and guitarist.

Local art at its best

Student art on display in March at Bluffton Public Library

Each March the Bluffton Public Library showcases area student art work in celebration of Student Art Month.

Art from several area schools are now on exhibit throughout the library.

The Bluffton Icon shares with viewers several photos of works from Bluffton school students.

Friends of the Library 5K Run/Walk for Literacy registration forms on Icon

Fourth annual event is Saturday, June 10

Registrations are now underway for the Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Saturday, June 10, 5-K Run/Walk for Literacy. This is the fourth annual event.

A registration form is attached.

The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. on College Avenue in front of Bluffton High School.

Complete details are on the registration form.

Community Issues Series: Fighting the Drug Epidemic in Ohio

Fighting the Drug Epidemic in Ohio, presented by Bluffton Police Chief Ryan Burkholder will be held Thursday, March 9, at noon.

Registration is requested.  Bring your lunch if you wish and find out more about this current issue affecting our community. Burkholder's talk includes a Q&A session following. Interested in attending, but need an evening time slot? Please note this and include your contact info on the registration sheet (or call the library at 419-358-5016 and ask staff to do so.)