Fall programming at the Stryker Branch Library has started! The library will offer several weekly programs for kids to enjoy. On Mondays the library will hold Panther Pals, an afterschool program for 3rd and 4th grades, from 3:15 to 4:00 pm. The program will offer a different activity each week. There will be crafts, games, cooking, stories, snacks, games and fun. If your child is attending this weekly program, please notify the library of any food allergies. Panther Kidz is an afterschool program for grades kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Afterschool programming at the Pioneer Branch Library will be starting soon! The library will be holding a couple weekly programs running from September through December. On Tuesdays there will be “Tuesday Twisters,” starting on September 04. Lego club will then take place weekly on Thursdays, starting September 06. Both of these weekly programs will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, and are for kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street. For more information, please contact Rose King at 419-737-2833.
Filmgoers in Williams County will unite with audiences in over 300 cities, spanning six continents, to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers when the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Local History Center of the Williams County Public Library!
Starting in September, the Bryan Main Library will hold a couple weekly programs for adults! “Coffee and Crafts” will be held every Wednesday, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Wake up every Wednesday morning with a cup of delicious coffee, and a fun, creative craft! “Fiber Friends” will meet on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Fall programming at the Bryan Main Library Children’s Dept. will be starting soon! The library will offer several weekly programs for kids to enjoy, beginning the week of September 17.
The Williams County Public Library is looking for adults, ages 18 and older, to volunteer for the upcoming Harry Potter Lock-In! The event will be held at the Bryan Main Library on Saturday, November 10 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Volunteers will supervise teens and run activities during the lock-in. Volunteers need to be comfortable interacting with teens and be available for the 4-5 hours of the event. If you are a Harry Potter fan, or simply want to be more involved in community activities, then this is the perfect event for you!
Dust off your dirndls and lederhosen, it’s that time of year again! On Saturday, October 6 come celebrate the 4th annual Bryan Oktoberfest! This year the event will be put on by the Williams County Public Library. Held on Walnut Street, and at the Bryan Main Library, the German festival will transport you to little Bavaria, from 5:00 pm to midnight. There will be themed games and contests, such as the autobahn race for kids, and the masskrugstemmen contest for adults.
Ohioans are now able to access self-directed, self-paced online learning for users of any skill through Lynda.com using their public library card. To get a library card, please visit any branch of Williams County Public Library, or a public library in Ohio nearest you.
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The Bryan Main Library will be hosting a weekly Chess Club, on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, starting on Tuesday, June 19. The library will be offering free classes, open to all ages. Come learn the basics of chess, or if you already know how to play, then simply attend to improve your skills! All chess boards will be provided by the library. The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 East High Street. For more information, please call the Adult Desk at 419-636-6734 ext. 221.