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10:00 am Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
10:00 am Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
10:30 am Findlay Library Story Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Findlay Library Story Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
11:00 am Failure and Spiritual Growth in Myth, Marvel and the Age of Social Media @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Failure and Spiritual Growth in Myth, Marvel and the Age of Social Media @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am
The Rev. Matthew Yoder, pastor of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora, will share “Failure and Spiritual Growth in Myth, Marvel and the Age of Social Media” during Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week Forum on Feb. 13. The free lecture begins at 11 a.m. in the university’s Yoder Recital Hall. Yoder will explore the Hero Journey, a universal spiritual growth myth that taps into the deepest longings of humanity to grow and evolve beyond limited versions of ourselves into the fullness of what we were created to be. Every Hero Journey involves a tragic loss or wholesale failure. The true hero is the one who survives this fundamental experience of loss or failure to grow toward new fullness. Yoder will discuss how social media technologies can both aid and hinder our own journeys through failure toward growth.
3:30 pm Bluffton Public Library Poetry Teatime @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton Public Library Poetry Teatime @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a poetry teatime at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will explore poetry together in a relaxed setting with tea and treats. Focus is on exposure and enjoyment of poetry. Registration is required by Friday. Those attending should also let staff know of any special dietary requirements. All ages are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
3:30 pm Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm
Chill Zone continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February at the Bluffton Public Library. Chill Zone is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: taco Tuesday, Feb. 6; ice cream funday, Feb. 13; movie and popcorn, Feb. 20; and ramen noodle challenge, Feb. 27.
4:00 pm Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program. Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.
6:30 pm Kids’ Heart Party @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Kids’ Heart Party @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a “Kids’ Heart Party” in the basement of the church from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. The party is open to kids ages 6-12 and will include singing, stories, crafts, games and treats. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.
6:30 pm Valentine Bingo @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Valentine Bingo @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm
Valentine bingo will be the theme for a family fun program planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The free program will also be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location.

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