Holmes library hosting events in October

Holmes library hosting events in October

October will be a busy month at the Holmes County library.


The Holmes County District Public Library is hosting events and programs throughout October.

—Storytime! will take place on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the East Branch, while the Central Library is hosting the program on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Children who are aged 2-5 are invited to attend with an adult for stories, activities and songs.

—Paws to Read will take place at the Central Library from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 8. Kids will get a chance to read to a licensed therapy dog from Caring Therapy Canines during the event.

—The Central Library is hosting a program about the myths and legends of Holmes County at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13. Those who attend will learn about Tom Lyons, Panthers Hollow, Salem Cemetery, Bigfoot, UFO sightings and more. The program will be presented by 3 Sister’s Publications’ Mary Tipton, Shelly Spade and Cheryl Fields, authors of the book “Holmes County Hair Raisers.”

—A family movie matinee will take place at the Central Library at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15. The story of a character’s adventure to infinity and beyond will show on the big screen. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and a drink with a lid. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library for the movie title, rated PG.

—The Central Library will team with the Holmes County Friends of the Library organization to show another PG movie at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15. A 2022 release, the movie is about a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and decides that she must have one of her own. Call the library for the movie title.

—Children who are aged 6 to 12 are invited to the Central Library from 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Oct. 17 for some LEGO building fun. LEGOs and ideas are provided.

—A day later, the Central Library is hosting a program about the history of aprons, presented by Kate Shumaker of OSU Extension Services. Aprons are part of the fabric of our history. From the practical to the pretty, Shumaker will tell their story. Registration is required for the program, which begins at 6 p.m.

—Children up to age 12 and their families are invited for some after-hours spooky fun at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Central Library. Games, crafts, photo ops, tricks and treats will take place during the Boo Bash. Registration is required.

—Two book discussions for adults will take place on Oct. 25. The first one, which begins at 1 p.m. at the Central Library, will feature “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict. The second one, which begins at 6 p.m. at Jitters Coffee House, will focus on “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman. Books are available to borrow at the Central Library.

—The Friends of the Library Booksale will run from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 27 and during normal business hours on Oct. 28-29, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Central Library. The first day is for members only. Stop by the Central Library and browse the used books and materials available, with prices posted.

—The October craft kit for teens is Frankentoys, which includes materials to make a creative toy by mixing and matching different toy parts. The kits are available at the Central Library or East Branch.

Call the library at 330-674-5972 for more information or to register for any of the events.

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