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May 1, 2017


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Invitation to star gaze

At The Quarry Farm, rural Pandora, Thursday evening

Have you ever gone star-gazing? Now's your chance.

Bluffton Public Library invites Icon viewers to take a star walk at The Quarry Farm, rural Pandora on Thursday evening.

You must sign-up immediately if you wish to participate. Contact the library at 145 S. Main St., or call 419-358-5016.

Quarry Farm Nature Preserve is located on Township Road 7-L, Pandora. The star walk is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. A "cloud date" is the same time on Saturday, April 29.

Star Walk @ The Quarry Farm

On Apr. 27 at 8 p.m., meet at the Quarry Farm near Pandora for a Star Walk! Please sign up by Friday, April 21 to let us know you are coming and to get take-home directions to The Quarry Farm and details of potential "Cloud Date". Be sure everyone in your party brings a flashlight and dresses for the weather, including good walking boots/shoes.  (Sorry, no infant strollers allowed. All children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian.)

Bullet Journaling Workshop at the Library


The library will host a Bullet Journaling Workshop on April 20 at 6 p.m.  Find out how one journaler uses this system, and how journaling can cater to your own needs. Please register by Mon., Apr. 17. This program is open to ages 6th grade through adult, and participants should bring their own blank journal (one with dots/graphs is helpful but not necessary) and any markers/pens/pencils they plan to use.

Poetry reading, coffee and conversation, journaling and a watercolor class

It's all in April at the library; but there's lots more

Bluffton Public Library announces its April 2017 programs and services, which follow:

Spring Storytime continues on April 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 6:30 p.m., or April. 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 10 a.m. Storytime is for preschool children (ages 3 to 5), and registration is required. You may register by phone (419-358-5016), by e-mail (birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org), or in person at the front desk. Space is limited to 18 children per session.

Friends of the Library spring tea April 27

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library hold their annual spring tea at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in the library, 145 S. Main St.

Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance at the library. The program will be put on by members of the Swiss Historical Society.

"Vox Pop" Poetry Reading

On Apr. 6 at 6 p.m., join us in celebrating National Poetry Month with a “VoxPop” Poetry Reading. Guests may take turns reading one or more of their own original poems.  Sign-in to do so begins at 6 p.m. while the reading begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be popcorn and soda pop for participants and audience members to enjoy.

Sponsored by Bluffton Creative Writers.

Last chance for "make and take art" Friday

Library invites you to create your art masterpiece

Art is where you find it - or where you make it.

And, the Bluffton Public Library invites you to make "and take" your own art anytime on Friday, March 31. It's the final opportunity in the "Make and Take Art" option during the month.

Here's how it works:
The library has stations set up throughout the main floor for budding artists to create a piece of art. The stations are available all day and are open to patrons of all ages.

When you complete your work, you may take it home a frame it.


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.