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August 17, 2017

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Library updates its details for solar eclipse watching

Due to the popularity of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, the Bluffton Public LIbrary is making some changes to its program that afternoon.

Here's the details from the library:

The library is making the following changes to its Solar Eclipse programming (due to its extreme popularity, the possibility of overcast conditions on Monday, and for ease of planning/preparation):

The program will be held on the lower level of the library.

An Update on Bluffton Library's Solar Eclipse Program

Eclipse glasses are only available to registrants. Put your name on waiting list to be one of 200 to receive glasses.

The library is making the following changes to our Solar Eclipse programming (due to its extreme popularity, the possibility of overcast conditions on Monday, and for ease of planning/preparation):

The program will be held on the lower level of the library. 

Friends of the Library announce fall book sale

Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold their fall book sale from Wednesday, Sept. 20, to Saturday, Sept. 24, in the library.

Watch for more details on the Icon coming soon.

 

Watch the Aug. 21 eclipse from the library

But you need to register and wear special viewing glasses provided by the library

Bluffton Public Library is ready for the eclipse of our lifetime.

The big event of the summer is from 1:01 to 3:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.

John George, Bluffton High School chemistry teacher, will be on site, ready to answer questions and offer guidance as the eclipse happens.

Advance registration is required and all participaants must wear the special eclipse viewing glasses that will be provided.

And as a warm-up to the eclipse at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, program for all ages on the solar system is planned in the library's lower level.

Sun Party Solar Eclipse Event!

Watch the historic eclipse from 1:01 - 3:50 p.m. at Bluffton Public Library!

Mr. George will be on site, ready to answer questions and offer guidance as the eclipse happens.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR THE SPECIAL ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES THAT WILL BE PROVIDED AUG. 21 AT NO COST FOR UP TO 200 REGISTRANTS WHO ATTEND THE PROGRAM! 

Our Solar System with John George

Our Solar System is a program for all ages on Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the lower level of the library. Mr. George will be sharing how our solar system works through a variety of fun, interactive learning experiences. Please register soon - space is limited.

This program is designed for age 4th grade through adult.  Younger children may register, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Is that a Bigfoot I see?

Library program on Aug. 17 focus on evidence and eye-witness reports

Bluffton Public Library will host a program led by the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.

This is the second time the library has invited the society to speak in their facilities, with the 2015 program reaching over 100 audience members.

Registrants will listen to a lecture, including accounts of experiences in the woods, and may take a look at SOSBI’s display items and enjoy refreshments provided by the library.

Wondering what to expect? Here’s what SOSBI has to say about the program:

Bigfoot Investigators return to Bluffton library

The Southeastern Ohio Society of Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) brought over 100 attendees from all over Ohio to Bluffton last time they visited.

Bluffton Public Library will host a program led by the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) on August 17 at 6 p.m. This is the second time the library has invited the society to speak in their facilities, with the 2015 program reaching over 100 audience members. Registrants will listen to a lecture, including accounts of experiences in the woods, and may take a look at SOSBI’s display items and enjoy refreshments provided by the library.

Wondering what to expect? Here’s what SOSBI has to say about the program:

This week at the public library

Book discussion group, dulcimers, playgroup, si-fi writers

Several programs of interest to a wide audiences takes place this week at Bluffton Public Library.

Dulcimers @ the Library play at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The musicians meet in the Richland Room in the library’s lower level.

The Adult Book Discussion group will meet at noon on Wednesday, and discuss "We are Called to Rise," by Laura McBride. This monthly discussion group is always looking for new members, but registration is requested.

Need more time to read? The group will discuss "A Man Called Ove," by Frederik Backman on Sept. 6.

Kindergarten storytime, solar eclipe and Bigfoot coming to the library

And there's lots more planned in August

August is a busy month at Bluffton Public Library. Here's programming planned:

Book Lovers’ Day is on Aug. 9. Help us create a display of books you love. Let us know one or two of your favorite books prior to the day and check out the display for other community favorites.

Dulcimers @ the Library continues on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Meetings will take place in the Richland Room in the library’s lower level.

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