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Santa’s Fire Truck at the library

Register by December 13

On Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m., the Bluffton Library is hosting Santa’s Fire Truck and Family Storytime on the main floor. This event is free and will include reading, stories, and crafts. To register, call 419-358-5016 or visit the library.

Holiday dulcimer music at Bluffton Public Library

The Bluffton Public Library will have a Holiday Dulcimer Music event on Tuesday, December 5.

The event will start at 1:00 p.m. on the library’s main floor. Enjoy refreshments while listening to festive holiday music performed by local musicians.

Bluffton Public Library programs and services for December 2023

The Bluffton Public Library monthly update provides seasonal and regular programming updates. In December there are many special activities and a couple days of holiday closings.

Winter Fundraiser: Through December 31, 2023. Your donation will help us continue fostering a lifetime love of learning in our community! Donate by cash, check, or by credit card using our Paypal option available at: Donations are tax-deductible.

Library program gives a taste of onigiri

By Paula Scott

On November 15, the Bluffton Public Library hosted an onigiri workshop with Satoyo Tachio, Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) coordinator at the Mazza Museum in Findlay. What are onigiri? They are filled or plain rice balls that are easy to pack for lunches or picnics. 

Satoyo provided background on this Japanese food, including the short grain rice that is traditional in Japan, how it is grown and how it is cooked. While an electric rice cooker has become very popular, Satoyo showed photos of the clay pot that is used to make the most delicious rice.

Participants also had the opportunity to make their own onigiri. Satoyo talked about some popular versions including tuna mayo, then provided a table full of ingredients to add to the onigiri. The group began by shaping their rice into a triangular shape, then adding items such as krab, nori (seaweed sheets) and umeboshi (pickled plums).


Library holiday closings, COVID tests available


*Bluffton Public Library will be closed on Friday November 10, in observance of Veterans Day holiday.  Due dates will be adjusted accordingly.  Normal hours will resume Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (Continues.)

Watercolor Workshop: “Perched in Birch”

Register at the library or call 419-348-5016.

The Bluffton Public Library’s November watercolor workshop will have the theme “Perched in Birch.” Participants can complete the workshop on November 9 or 16 at 5:30-7:15 p.m. (Continues.)