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October 2023 at the Bluffton Public Library

The Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., has announced the following programs and services for  October 2023. Book groups, chess, dulcimers, Medicare, a mobile health clinic, a “field trip” to Greenhorn, scary Bluffton stories, Appalachian Trail tales, song-circles, children’s storytime, an art display by Wendy Chappell-Dick, and banned books week are all on the library calendar. Read on for details:

Noon Book Group (R) meets Wed., Oct. 4 to discuss The Other Dr. Gilmer by Benjamin Gilmer.  On Wed., Nov. 1 the group will discuss How to Find Your Way Home with author Katy Regan via Zoom. Stop by the library front desk to register and pick up the book! 

Chess Tuesdays! Starting in October, the library will have an area designated on the Main Floor for open chess from 5:30-7:30 p.m every Tuesday the library is open.  Make new contacts - and perhaps be a part of the potential new Chess Club in the works in Bluffton! Bring your own board or use one of the library’s! 

Dulcimers @ the Library: The Bluffton Dulcimer Group will be practicing for upcoming performances the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome to come to the library and listen! 


Bluffton girls tennis blanked by Notre Dame

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton High School girls tennis team lost 5-0 at Notre Dame Academy Wednesday evening, September 27, at the Twos Athletic Club in Toledo.

The Pirate netters dropped to 7-7 with the defeat that snapped a four-match win streak.


Bluffton High School Homecoming Court for 2023

Homecoming week celebrations include the crowning of the 2023 Pirate King and Queen on Friday, September 29. The Homecoming Court is made up of Back L-R) Terron Boblitt (11th), John-Paul Yoder (12th), Ian Rieman (12th), Theo Andreas (12th); 3rd row) Ben Lovett (9th), Ella Armstrog (12th), Jasmine Hasting (12th) Caitlyn Couch (12th), Luke Ginther (10th); 2nd row) Kally Cotter (11th), Lauren Dearth (10th), Nora Matthews (9th) 1st row) Jillian Richards (3rd), Isaiah Thiel (3rd).


The Black Lab Trading Company celebrates 25 years in business

On Friday and Saturday, Sept 29 and 30, The Black Lab Trading Company will celebrate 25 years of doing business in Bluffton. The business will be celebrating with sales, refreshments, giveaways and more. 


Lima Patrol Post open house for 90th Anniversary

In celebration of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 90th anniversary, the Lima Post is  hosting an open house for members of the community. The open house allows our Patrol personnel, including troopers, and professional staff, to interact with the public we serve. 

September 28, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Lima Patrol Post, 2005 E. Fourth Street, Lima

Members of the community can tour the facility, ask questions and learn about  employment opportunities with the Patrol. A recruiter will be on-site to assist with any  recruitment questions and help with the application process. 


September Discovery Days winning tickets

Here are the winning numbers for the September Discovery Days prize drawing, A program of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Three prizes carried over from last month. Prizes will be available for pickup at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main.