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September 19, 2021

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Make it your business

Thursday Zoom chat from the library features BCE

Bluffton Public Library will host Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, as the Center presents "Make it Your Business: Setting Up a Side Hustle," Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m., via Zoom video chat software,

Paula Scott, Executive Director of the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, will be joined by a panel of local business owners from:
• Ottawa Odd Jobs
• Revive Coffee Co.
• Rustic Bendz

This digital meeting will cover business operation basics and resources, including name registration, permits and licensing, insurance and income tax.

Bluffton's past comes alive on Zoom Thursday at 6

Listen as Gary Wetherill and Lauren Canaday talk about our Swiss Settlement

Want to hear some great stories about Bluffton's past?

Bluffton's Swiss Community Historical Society, with the assistance of Bluffton Public Library, goes digital Thursday.

Gary Wetherill, vice president of the society, and Lauren Canaday, public services coordinator of library, will discuss stories from the settlement and from the Bluffton area's history via a Zoom chat.

Bluffton Public Library's Services Update

A message from your library

The health and safety of our customers and staff at the Bluffton Public Library is a top priority and the library is working hard to keep services available. The library will review services and update as needed.

Staff are available via phone, email, or social media to answer questions and provide reference services.  Our WiFi is always on, unlocked, and can be accessed in the parking lots and outside the building.

Click on the graphic on the right to enlarge.

Watch the video "You'll never believe what's at the bottom of the Buckeye"

Presentation sponsored by Bluffton Public Library, presented by Fred Steiner

If you missed the Bluffton Public Library Zoom talk on "What's at the bottom of the Buckeye," you may now watch it on The Icon.

The presentation by Fred Steiner includes descriptions of Bluffton swimming pools  over the past century.

The talk also touches on a Bluffton railroad excursion to Cedar Point in the 1920s. Big Rock, sulfur springs, Cigarette Creek are also part of the talk, as is the oldest known structure along the creek which redates Bluffton.

Origami anyone?

Get your supplies from the library and plan to watch Thursday's Zoom presentation

Do you enjoy origami?

Bluffton Public Library's  friend Mai Hirashita, Japanese Outreach Initiative (JOI) Coordinator for BGSU, will lead a live teaching session of origami for all ages on the library's Zoom this week.

Tune in to the live stream on Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. To register and receive instructions, email [email protected].

Participants may complete your Origami craft and ask Mai questions along the way

Library will open by appointment, with selected hours

Expanding curbside pickup hours

Bluffton Public Library begins Library Use Appointments and expands Curbside Pickup starting Monday, July 13. 

Library Use Appointments must be made in advance by at least one business day, and may be made by calling the library at 419-358-5016 or emailing the library at [email protected]. If emailing, an appointment is not scheduled until the patron receives a reply email to confirm the appointment.