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March 2024 programs and services at Bluffton Public Library

During March 2024 the Bluffton Public Library has programs including art, astronomy, fiction, games, health, music, socializing, and technology. See an "R" next to a program? That's not a rating, that's registration is required.

Winter Read Challenge: Final month for the Winter Read Challenge for children, teens, and adults! Pick up a Winter Read Bookmark at the library, or download and print it from our website. Then complete five or more challenges during the months of January through March to receive a prize. At this time, you may also enter a drawing to win a larger prize! 

The 3D Printer will be back at the Bluffton Public Library in March! The 3D printer is provided through the Northwest Regional Library System (NORWELD), of which Bluffton Public Library is a member. Suggested donations are 50-cents per hour of requested print to help cover the cost of the filament.

Patrons are welcome to bring a flash drive with a pre-formatted file to print or choose from the selection of items available on the printer. For questions or more information, please call or email [email protected]

Noon Book Group (R) meets Wed., Mar. 6 to discuss River of the Gods by Candice Millard. On Wed., April 3, the group will discuss The Art Thief by Michael Finkel. Stop by the library front desk to register and pick up the book! 

Words & Wine Book Discussion (R) will meet Thur., March 7 @ 6:30 p.m. at 1861 Wine Lounge to discuss Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters while enjoying a glass of wine. There is limited seating and the book discussion is open to Adults 21+. Refreshments are available for purchase. Join us for an evening to relax, socialize and discuss. REGISTRATION IS FULL. Keep your eyes open for the next Words & Wine Book Discussion. 

Learn about Cubing with Braden Richards: (R) Mon., March 11 @ 6:00 p.m. Interested in the world of Rubik’s Cube, speedcubing, and World Club Association competitions? Join Findlay native Braden Richards as he shares his story with the Rubik’s Cube, his career in the WCA and clues to help you become a better cuber. This is a family-friendly program intended for ages 8+. Please register by March 9.

Mobile Health Clinic: The next Mobile Health Clinic will be on Wed., March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All services are provided by individuals with the Ohio Northern University Healthwise program. This clinic includes free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol (please fast for 12 hours to participate in cholesterol or blood sugar screening) and osteoporosis. Participants may speak with ONU Healthwise students and staff about their results or concerns, and even receive referrals to area doctors. 

Watercolor Workshop: House Wren (R)($) will be held Thurs., March 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Local artist Jeanne Beutler will teach on the lower level of the library. Walk away with your own watercolor piece of art, complete with mat! There is a $10 supply fee at the door (cash only please), and advance registration is required as space is limited. Open to adults and teens, and children with an accompanying adult. 

American Eclipse Book Discussion with Bob Antibus (R) will be held Tue., Mar. 26 @ 6:00 p.m. The book that will be discussed is American Eclipse by David Baron. Stop by the library front desk to register and to check out a copy of the book. Space is limited and limited copies of the book are available. 

Eclipse Presentation with Robert Antibus (R) will be held Tue., April 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Robert Antibus, emeritus professor of biology (Bluffton University) will present on all things eclipse, complete with slides and time for questions. Open to everyone. (Children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) Registration is required as space is limited. 

Spring Storytime Baby, Pre-K, and Family Storytimes! Join us for a time of stories, games, crafts, and lots of fun while developing early literacy skills! Registration is required. 

Yeti Family movie (R) Please join us on Thurs., March 7 @ 10 a.m. for the DreamWorks family movie that matches our children’s storytime theme - Abominable (Rated PG). 

Playgroup is back! Fridays at 10 a.m. Make a playdate and the library will provide the space and toys! 

Hummin' & Strummin' Song Circle will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of February. This is a relaxed, song-circle style music session and anyone is welcome to join or listen in. Bring your instrument, voice, or listening ears! (Schedule is planned to go back to every Monday evening later in the year.) 

Dulcimers @ the Library: Bluffton‘s Rainbow Dulcimers will be practicing for upcoming performances the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The public is welcome to come to the library and listen in! 

Chill Zone On Monday afternoons after school at 3:30 p.m. Chill Zone is a safe space for tweens and teens to hang out at the library. Anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome to join. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events, and crafting. Snacks are provided. 

Open Chess on Tuesdays! The library has an area designated on the Main Floor for open chess from 5:30-7:30 p.m every Tuesday the library is open. Bring your own board or use one of the library’s! All ages are welcome! 

Display case: Gaming Cubes 


At-Home COVID Tests are available at the Library. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call to schedule curbside pickup.