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Bluffton Library planning June programs

BLUFFTON — Stories, computer classes and movies are among the activities at Bluffton Public Library during June.
Storytime, for 3-5 year-olds, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Tuesdays.
“Tutor Me Paperless” will be offered on Wednesdays to provide basic, one-on-one technology/computer classes. Registration may be made by phone at 419-358-5016, or at the library. Specify what mode or feature of technology you want to discuss. Possible topics are: the Internet, email, e-books, Microsoft programs, database research, or navigating a personal computer, laptop, tablet or other device.
Also planned are the following events:
Today — “Exploding and Poisonous Plants; the Decorative and the Deadly”, presented by gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora area on the library’s lower level. The program is free and does not require registration.
June 3-18 — Big Library Read: Overdrive. E-book readers can use their library card to read Lauren Berenson’s “A Pedigree to Die For” without holds or a waiting list. The e-book is free at ohioebooks.org.
Wednesday — Noon book discussion. Registration is required. Call or stop at the library to join this monthly discussion group.
Saturday — 5-kilometer run/walk for literacy, 9 a.m., hosted by Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Visit blufftonpubliclibrary.org for more information.
Saturday — Paws to Read with Tango, a certified therapy dog, 11 a.m. Children may read to Tango or visit with her.
Saturday — “Fizz, Boom, Read!,” the library’s Summer read program, offers programs for children, teens, adults, and families during June and July. For more information, a summer program guide is available at the front desk.
Saturday — A weeklong science-fiction scavenger hunt begins. Clue sheets are available at the front desk.
Saturday — Register for #OutreadALibrarian challenge in which teens may attempt to read more than library employees. The goal for this competition is to read at least 2,000 pages.
June 9 — Space Art, 3 p.m., a workshop for adults, and adult-supervised teens, led by artist Ed Yagerman. Registration is not required, but participants must bring their own poster board and spray paint including one can of black and two cans of colors of their choice. The library will provide all other recycled materials. Participants should meet in the parking lot.
June 9 — Monday Movie Madness will be held during June and July at 1 p.m. First movie will be “Meet the Robinsons,” an animated 2007 movie. Popcorn and beverages will be served in the library’s lower level.
June 10 and 19 — Jammin’ @ the Library 6 p.m. for acoustic musicians to gather and share their music.
June 12 — Junior Brain Builders — “Aliens Love Underpants!”, 10:30 a.m. for 1-3 year olds. The event encourages the development of fine and gross motor skills.
June 13 — “Reach for the Stars!” about constellations, 1 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade youngsters. It is hosted by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta on the library’s lower level.
June 18 — “Fizz Boom Pop!”, 11 a.m., experiments for kindergarten through fifth grade youngsters, library’s lower level.
June 19 — “All About Tea”, 3 p.m., library’s lower level.
June 20 — “Artitude!” 2 p.m., grades 6-11.
June 25 — The library’s new LEGO group Brain Builders, 11 a.m. The first event “Flying Machines” will be held in the youth services classroom.
June 26 — “All About Coffee,” 6 p.m., with Phil Zimmerly, owner of Common Grounds, in the library’s lower level and includes a field trip to the coffee house.
June 27 — Author M. E. Reach, “Overcome: the Story of a Girl,” , 2 p.m.
Contact the library for more information about any of the programs.

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