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Celebrate the 4th Annual Bryan Oktoberfest

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.

Volunteers Needed for Harry Potter Lock-In

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!

Adult Weekly Programs

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.

Afterschool Kids Programs

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.

Weekly Fall Programming

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.

Celebrate Woodland Animals Month: Meet a LIVE WOLF

The Bryan Main Library will be celebrating Woodland Animals during the month of October! 

The last event of the month will teach on one of the most popular woodland animals, with the presentation, “The Wolf: Fact vs. Myth” Held on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, learn about the family life, hunting habits, and folklore of the wolf. This event will be held in the Carnegie Room, and a LIVE WOLF will be at the library throughout the presentation.

Fun October Programs

Have fun in October at the Pioneer Branch Library! Along with regular weekly programming, the library will be putting on some special events. On Thursday, October 25 kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade can watch an episode of Disney’s©, “Jake the Pirate.” Attendants will also take part in activities such as Walk the Plank, and Cannonball Toss. Then make your own eye patch, and learn to growl like a pirate! This FREE event will run from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, and you must register to attend by Tuesday, October 23.