The Tour de Book Bicycling Event is once again returning to Williams County. Sponsored by United Way of Williams County in conjunction with Williams County Public Library and Montpelier Public Library the Tour de Book Bicycling Event will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This will be a 77 mile bicycle ride beginning at Bryan Library and traveling to every public library in Williams County. Registration begins at 8:00 am at the Bryan Main Library and the tour starts at 8:30 am. Larry and Lilly, the Library Lions, will lead the bikers to the outskirts of Bryan as a special send off on the tour. Libraries on the route will include: Bryan, Stryker, West Unity, Pioneer, Montpelier, Edon, and Edgerton. Riders can also ride from Bryan to Montpelier, or Montpelier to Bryan, which is the length of 10.5 miles one way, or 21 miles round trip. This ride will start at 11:00 am. Funds raised by this event will benefit the United Way Imagination Library, Williams County Public Libraries, and the Montpelier Public Library.
Stryker Library's fall programs for children are set to begin on September 16th, opening with a Cowboy Party. This program will be held from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and is for boys only. Please PRE-REGISTER for this event.
The Stryker Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street. To learn more about the fall children's programs, contact Library Manager Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.
The Stryker Library will be offering an advanced crochet class taught by Jackie Briskey. If you know how to single and double crochet, but need help with learning new stitches, this class is for you. Increase, decrease, crocheting circles, granny squares, and reading patterns are all topics that will be covered. Class dates are listed below.
Classes will begin at 10:00 am and ending times may vary. Class dates may be subject to change. The Stryker Library is located at 304 South Defiance St. For more information, contact manager Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.
Local Stryker author Bobbi Schlosser who wrote and illustrated the children’s book Pilgrim will be holding a book signing at the Stryker Branch Library on Monday, July 29th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. At 6:00 pm she will be reading her book to those in attendance. She will have copies of her book available for purchase at the signing.
Pilgrim is also available through Amazon.com. According to the Amazon website, “Bobbi is a training specialist at a facility for the disabled and operates the Art Department there. She is an accomplished artist in her area and has won numerous awards and is the past president of the Black Swamp Art Guild. She has seven grandchildren, and she and her husband, Dave, along with Pilgrim and Lucy, live in a cottage by the creek that you see in the book. She hopes that her message of caring extends to all that read Pilgrim.”
Kids, come join us for a fun after school movie as we continue to celebrate Right to Read Week. We will be showing Koala Kid on Thursday, May 16 at 3:15 pm. The movie is rated PG and lasts 83 minutes. For more details, please call Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081
On Monday, May 6, a Princess Party is planned at the Stryker Branch Library from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for kids in preschool through the 4th grade. There will be a limit of 24 participants, and children must be registered to attend. Wear your princess dress and come for games, crafts, princess food, and a princess style show!
Stryker Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street in Stryker. For more information, please call Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.