A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Ohio Northern University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at ONU at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Main St., Ada. Dr. King spoke at Ohio Northern University’s Taft Gymnasium on Jan. 11, 1968. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4 of that year. A panel discussion will include four former students as well as two former faculty members and the university’s public relations director at the time.
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
The Brain Builders STEAM Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 18 at the Bluffton Public Library. In this club, children ages 6 to 12 will experiment, construct and explore themes of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) utilizing Legos, K’Nex, Strawbees ELENCO Snap Circuits, code.org and more. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by emailing email@example.com.
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.