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Fall Nature Walk at Motter Metro Park with Dan Hodges, Naturalist

From the Bluffton Public Library:

Nature Walk at Motter Metro Park: Enjoy the sights and sounds of an early fall evening in the prairie as you go on a Nature Walk at Motter Metro Park led by Naturalist Dan Hodges of Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Meet at the park, and be sure to dress for the weather and ground conditions.

This program is geared for adults, but children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. A minimum number must register in order for Bluffton Public Library to hold this program.

History walks explore Main Street in 1950

The Bluffton Public Library is taking reservations for four history walks down Bluffton’s Main Street, showing how the business district appeared in 1950. The walks take place on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4 and 5. Reservations are required.

Led by Fred Steiner, each walk will focus on nearly 35 storefronts and their business owners as they existed more than 70 years ago. The tours cover businesses and buildings on both sides of Main Street from Cherry Street to Elm Street.

October 2021 at Bluffton Public Libary

The following October 2021 Update was provided by the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S Main, (419) 358-5016.

It's a Hoot Kids' Take & Make at BPL

The Bluffton Public Library is distributing an "It's a Hoot Kids' Take & Make" craft  starting September 25 at the youth services desk or via curbside pick-up while supplies last.

For more library activities, visit

Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., 419-358-5016


Friends of the Library invite new members

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at the library, 145 S. Main. Dues paying members of the Friends are able to vote on items such as officers for the coming year and new terms of Board members.

There are openings on the Friends board. Anyone who loves the library is invited to consider serving on the board. "We are particularly interested in persons who have some social media experience to help with our Facebook page," said Deb Beer, current Friends Board president.

Registration open for BPL Village Story Walk II

Bluffton Public Library will host Village Story Walk II with Fred Steiner on October 4 and 5 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each evening. 

The library announcement notes, "Wear your walking shoes and meet us at the Presbyterian Church gazebo to hear some more stories about the historic town of Bluffton, Ohio!"

Fred Steiner will lead the walking tour from 101 N. Main St. to 147 N. Main St. across Main St., then back across Main St. to return from the Town Hall and to the Presbyterian Church.