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Bluffton Public Library

Last Chance! Donations for Holiday Gift Silent Auction accepted unti Oct. 18

Bluffton Public Library's annual fundraiser, the Holiday Gift Silent Auction, will begin November 1.

Still thinking about donating but haven't gotten around to it? Good news - there is still time!

The library will accept donations through Weds, October 18. Please include your name, business/organization name and contact info, and fair market value of your donation.

Pumpkin Painting Art at the Library with Janette Reineke

Pumpkin Painting, a children’s art lesson led by Janette Reineke, is on Thurs, Oct 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Children ages 7-11 will have the opportunity to paint styrofoam 3-D pumpkins.

Advance registration is required, as space is limited, and the cost is $6 at the door (cash only please).

"Bring Your Bill" with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Bring your  utilities bills to BPL for our "Bring Your Bill" event on Oct. 18. Walk in anytime during the program's 5-7 p.m. time slot. 

Zachary Hoffman, a Public Information Officer for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be available to answer questions and provide resources at his table that will be set up on our main floor. 

PUCO's mission is "to assure Ohioans adequate, safe and reliable public utility services at a fair price." (www.PUCO.ohio.gov.)

Transition Bluffton Info Session

Transition Bluffton will be presenting an Info Session at the library on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. to let us know what they are all about (hint: conversation and events to promote resilience and sustainability)!  This is a new group forming in our area - come, have refreshments, and find out more about it!

Refreshments provided courtesy of Transition Bluffton.

Please register by Thurs, Oct 12 to help us know how many to set up for.

Emergency Preparedness 2

Back by request, Emergency Preparedness 2 will be a continuation from the first session on how you can prepare yourself and your family for realistically expected emergencies in our area.  

Program will consist of some review for the new folks, plus additional info on water, heat, and food. Q&A as time allows.

Please register in advance to help us know how many to set up for.

Three special programs at the library this week

American Cancer Society presentation, tutor me paperless and family book club

Three programs of interest to the general public are on this week's calendar at the Bluffton Public Library.

Tuesday - American Cancer Society
On Tuesday, Oct 10, at 6:30 pm, the American Cancer Society will discuss its mission, explain how you can get involved, offer resources and register anyone interested in the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Register for the program at the front desk, by calling 419-358-5016, or by emailing psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

Bluffton Public Library now accepting donations for Holiday Gift Silent Auction Fundraiser Event

The Bluffton Public Library is currently accepting donations for the annual Holiday Gift Silent Auction fundraiser event. 

Donations are tax deductible. Donors are recognized on site at the library, on bid sheets, on the monthly press release to newspapers in the area, and on the library website and social media. It's a great way to get your business visible in the community and at the same time help the library to continue providing quality services and programming!

Expand Your World Family Book Club

There’s a new book club in town! 

Register your family for the “Expand Your World” Family Book Club  now held monthly at Bluffton Public Library (all ages welcome). Learn about global citizenship through stories and crafts, and collect book recommendations for further reading. October's focus will be Asia .

This book club is co-led by Joanna Gratz of Trades of Hope. Please register in advance, children under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by a participating adult.

CANCELLED - American Cancer Society Program at the Library


Come to a program at Bluffton Public Library featuring the North Central division of the American Cancer Society on Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.! All are welcome!

They will discuss their mission, explain how you can get involved, offer resources, and register those interested in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (in Lima on Oct. 14)!

Book club discussions, emergency preparedness, learn to change a tire

All on October's library calendar...plus Haunted Library Fun House Oct. 26

Note: The library is accepting donations for the 2017 annual holiday gift silent auction library fundraiser, which starts Nov. 1. For more information contact asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or call 419-358-5106.

Lots of events are on October's Bluffton Public Library calendar and here's a overview: