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10:00 am Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am
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.
11:00 am Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
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.
11:00 am Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
A panel of seven people who witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University in 1968 will share their memories of the event during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. King spoke at ONU on Jan. 11, 1968. A series of events will honor the 50th anniversary of the speech, ending with the unveiling of a statue of King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall. Panelists for this event are Terry Keiser, Alfred Cohoe, Monty Siekerman, Sadicka White, Bob Parsons, Bob Roberts and Joel Weaver. In 1968, Keiser and Cohoe were ONU faculty, Siekerman was ONU’s director of university information, and the others were ONU students. The event will also feature the ONU Gospel Ensemble and prayers led by current students. King’s talk at ONU was one of the last speeches he gave at a college or university. According to ONU archivist Paul Logsdon, King spoke at Kansas State University on Jan. 19, 1968, and at Manchester College in Indiana on Feb. 1. He was assassinated in Memphis on April 4. Information about King’s visit to ONU is available online at www.onu.edu/mlk.
1:30 pm iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm
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.
4:00 pm Brain Builders STEAM Club @ Bluffton Public Library
Brain Builders STEAM Club @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm
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 ysc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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 ewingd@mccombschool.org.
6:00 pm Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

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