November Special Events

Find out what exciting events are happening in November at the Williams County Public Library. We have special programming planned for all our locations including our Bryan Main Library, the Local History Center, and our branches in Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity!

Bryan Main Library Events

Sneak Peek of Bryan High School’s A Christmas Story

On Saturday, November 9th the Bryan High School will perform scenes from their upcoming fall play, A Christmas Story at the Bryan Main Library. The program will take place in the Carnegie Room at 2:00 pm.

This theatrical version of A Christmas Story, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more!

If you would like a sneak peek at the outstanding production of A Christmas Story by Bryan High School students, then make sure you stop in at the library and catch their performance. Cast members and directors will be available to meet the audience!

Page & Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Theme

The next meeting of the Bryan Main Library Page & Plate cookbook club will be on Thursday, November 14th, with a theme of “Thanksgiving Dinner”. Participants are asked to bring their favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert. At the end of the meeting, attendants will receive copies of all the delicious recipes to take home!

The library will supply water, bowls, silverware, etc. just bring your dish! Page & Plate will be held in the Harmon Room of the Local History Center from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. Come on your lunch hour to talk about all things cooking, while enjoying delicious food and great company!

This is a FREE adult program. You must sign up for what dish you will be bringing by Friday, November 8th by stopping into the Bryan Main Library Adult Department, located at 107 E. High Street, or by calling.

Canvas & Cookies Class

The Bryan Main Library will host a Canvas & Cookies class on Thursday, November 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends, painting a covered bridge scene, and snacking on tasty cookies in the Carnegie Room. The class is open to adults of all artistic levels. Whether you’ve never painted a day in your life, or are an expert, you are welcome to attend! This is a FREE program, with supplies provided by the library, including the canvas for you to paint and take home. You must register to attend by Thursday, November 7th as class size is limited to 25 participants.

Meet Local Author Carol Castor

Local author Carol Castor will be visiting the Bryan Main Library on Tuesday, November 19th, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. All ages are welcome to come meet Carol in the library Children’s Department!

Carol Castor is the author of the A Mound of Evidence: An Aubrey Burke History Adventure, the story of a 21st-century girl, who gets transported magically into the life and times of another little girl living somewhere around 500 C.E. in the Hopewell Indian tradition. The two girls’ adventures take them through a day in the life of the people of this era. Carol’s newest book, Blue Star North, is its sequel, and it has Aubrey transported back into the time of the 1800s, where she accompanies two children along their ride on the Underground Railroad.

At the library event, Carol will discuss the process of writing her books, and is hoping to encourage young budding authors to pursue their writing dreams! There will be a book signing and both A Mound of Evidence and Blue Star North will be available to purchase. If you are unable to attend the book signing, you can find the adventures of Audrey online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or www.carolcastorauthor.com

The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506. For more information, or to sign up for events that require registration, please call 833-633-READ x 221 (Adult Dept.), or x 223 (Children's Dept.) 


Local History Center Events

“A Soldier’s Story: Never Forgotten”

The WCPL Local History Center is excited to partner with WGTE to show the documentary, “A Soldier’s Story: Never Forgotten” on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00 am in the Bryan Main Library Carnegie Room.

Like many communities during World War II, Hardin County, Ohio was devastated by casualties. Nine of Hardin County’s greatest perished while fighting in the South Pacific to take control of a Japanese airstrip in the Solomon Islands. In “A Soldier’s Story: Never Forgotten,” family members of the fallen and experts on the Battle of Munda Point explore the tragedy, address the devastating effects it had on the Hardin County community, and discuss what sacrifice and patriotism really means, in hopes that these nine men, in addition to all those who perished will never be forgotten.

“A Soldier’s Story: Never Forgotten” wil be shown at the Bryan Main Library, located at 107 E. High Street, and is FREE to attend. This program is in conjunction with WGTE Public Media.

A Brew To-Do: A Craft Beer Demonstration & Tasting in partnership with Two Bandits Brewing Co.

Don’t know an IPA from a milk stout? Confused as to what makes a craft beer different from the regular suds?

Join Mark Young and the crew from Two Bandits Brewing Co. of Hicksville as they discuss the process of craft brewing and answer your questions at “A Brew To-Do”, a craft beer demonstration and tasting. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Carnegie Room of the Bryan Main Library, located at 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506. Samples will be available, along with food catered by Soozs of Pioneer, OH. The WCPL Local History Center is proud to partner with Two Bandits to bring you this second demonstration of one of the fastest growing trends in beverage making and consumption.

You must be 21 or older and have valid photo ID with you to attend. This is a FREE event, but seating is limited to 70 participants, and registration is required. Sign up for “A Brew To-Do” at the Local History Center.

The Local History Center is located on the northeastern corner of High and Main Streets in Bryan, OhioFor more information, or to sign up for events that require registration, please call 833-633-READ x 275.

 

Edgerton Branch Library Events

Tail Waggin' Tutors

The Edgerton Branch Library invites area children to make an appointment to reserve their time to come and read to a visiting therapy dog. “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” will be held at the library on the Mondays of November 4 and 18. From 3:30 to 4:30 pm, school age kids will be able to read in 15 minute intervals to a licensed therapy dog. This will be by appointment only and appointments must be made by a parent or guardian. 

Lego Club November Schedule

The Edgerton Branch Library is inviting you to join the Lego Club! Different age groups will meet on designated Wednesdays, from 3:15-4:00 pm. The schedule for November 2019 is as follows:
Wednesday, November 6th - 2nd and 3rd Grade, 
Wednesday, November 13th – 4th and 5th Grade

Legos will be provided by the library. Please do not bring your own Legos, just bring your creative minds. Children will not be allowed to leave the library until a parent comes inside to pick them up. 

The Breakfast Club for 4th & 5th Graders

The Edgerton Branch Library invites 4th and 5th graders to join “The Breakfast Club”, a fun book club that includes a hot breakfast! Come in your jammies on Saturday, November 9th at 9:30 am, and discuss the book Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker. As this book has an AR level of 4.6, and is worth 7 AR points, participants will be able to use this book to help meet their AR goal at school. The library is working in conjunction with the 4th/5th grade teachers of Edgerton school to make this possible. “The Breakfast Club” is a FREE program, with all food and refreshments being provided by the library. Sign up to attend by Wednesday, November 6th. Stop into the library to pick up a copy of Pickle before the club meeting!

"One Drop at a Time" Essential Oils Program

The Edgerton Branch Library will be holding the “One Drop at a Time” Essential Oils monthly program for adults on Wednesday, November 13th. From 1:00 to 2:00 pm, learn about the benefits of the newly released, Adaptiv Calming Blend. This specific blend is made up of the essential oils Wild Orange, Lavender, Copaiba, Spearmint, Magnolia, Rosemary, Neroli, and Sweetgum. Registration is required to attend this FREE program, as this class is limited to 20 participants. Deadline to register is Monday, November 11th.

Bingo for Books

On Friday, November 15th the Edgerton Branch Library will be holding “Bingo for Books” from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Spend an hour at the library playing Bingo! Winners get to choose a free new book to take home. This event is open to kids’ ages 7 to 14 years old, who must pre-register to attend by Wednesday, November 13th as the program is limited to 20 participants.

“A Madcap Christmas Carol” Puppet Show

The Madcap Puppets will be visiting the Edgerton Branch Library on Wednesday, November 27th, just in time for the holidays! Come watch “A Madcap Christmas Carol”, adapted by Dylan Shelton from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. If you think you know the story of miserly old Scrooge, think again! Madcap turns this Christmas ghost story into a fantastically funny tale, bringing your favorite Dickens characters to life with giant puppets and exciting new twists.This FREE program is open to all ages.

DIY Christmas Ornament Decorating

Preteens and teens, ages 10 to 14 years old, are invited to take part in DIY Christmas Ornament Decorating at the Edgerton Branch Library. Held Saturday, November 30th at 9:30 am, each participant will decorate 4 Christmas ornaments that they will get to take home. Each ornament will be decorated using a different crafting technique. Try your hand at marbling, embellishing, dipping, and sprinkling to create one of a kind decorated ornaments. This is a FREE program, with all supplies being provided by the library. You must register to attend by Saturday, November 23rd, as class size is limited to 12 participants.

The Edgerton Branch Library is located at 319 N. Michigan Avenue Edgerton, OH 43517. For more information on these events, or to register, please call 833-633-READ x 290.


Edon Branch Library Events

November Makerspace Programs

The Edon Branch Library will be holding multiple Maker Space Programs throughout November, for teens and adults. Maker Spaces allow you try a new hobby without the cost of buying expensive equipment or ingredients. They are also fun to attend with friends and family, as you can all get creative together!

The first Maker Space program will be all about sewing, and will take place on Thursday, November 7th. You can stop in anytime between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to try your hand at sewing. The library will have materials and multiple sewing machines available, so bring a friend! If you are already working on a project, bring it to the library to do a little sewing in a different setting.

Create your own lipgloss for the library Maker Space on Friday, November 15th. Drop in between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to make a beautiful and cruelty free lipgloss to suit your mood! Ingredients will be supplies by the library.

The final Maker Space of the month will be on Thursday, November 21st from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Learn about metal stamping, and create a one of a kind piece of stamped metal jewelry. All supplies and equipment will be provided. These popular jewelry pieces are the perfect way to express your personal style!

All Maker Spaces are FREE to attend, and will be held in the Edon Branch Library Meeting Room.

Family Movie Night: Watch The Lion King (2019)

On Friday, November 8th the Edon Branch Library will be having a Family Movie Night! Families are invited to enjoy a FREE and relaxing night out at the library! Starting at 7:00 pm, come in your jammies for a cozy evening of entertainment. Watch the 2019 new release, Disney’s The Lion King (rated PG) on the 90” screen, in front of the library fire place. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be served. You don’t have to spend money to have a great family night together, simply visit the library!

Essential Oils Class

The Edon Branch Library will be holding an Essential Oils Class on Monday, November 11th. Instructor Rhonda Bockover will be teaching on how essential oils can be used for mental clarity. The class will run from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and is free for adults to attend

Afternoon Movie: Watch Toy Story 4

On Wednesday, November 13th the Edon Branch Library will be showing Toy Story 4! Families are invited to enjoy a FREE and relaxing afternoon at the library, while watching the latest release in the beloved kids’ series! Starting at 4:00 pm, watch Toy Story 4 (rated PG) on the 75” screen while enjoying snacks and refreshments, provided by the library. As this movie is rated PG, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Create a Snowman from Old Books with Paulette Polley

Have you been searching for a unique piece of winter décor for your house? Or perhaps need help with finding a Christmas gift for a friend? If the answer to these questions are yes, then the Edon Branch Library has the perfect program for you! On Monday, November 18th Paulette Polley will guide you through the process of repurposing forgotten old books into an irreplaceable snowman. The event will start at 5:30 pm and run through 7:00 pm. This is a FREE program for adults, but you must register to attend as class size is limited to 12 participants.

Just Julie Organizing: Keeping Holiday Preparations Under Control

The Edon Branch Library will be holding a Just Julie Organizing program for adults on Tuesday, November 19th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This month’s theme will be, “Keeping Holiday Preparations Under Control”. Don’t let disorganization stress you out over the holidays. Profressional organizer, Julie Limbacher will teach you how to plan ahead to reduce stress and be able to enjoy the festivities. There is no registration required to attend this FREE program.

The Edon Branch Library is located at 105 S. Michigan Street Edon, OH 43518. For more information, or to register, please call 866-633-READ x 292.




Pioneer Branch Library Events

Top 10 doTERRA Essential Oils with Shelly 

Come learn about the top 10 doTERRA Essential Oils at the Pioneer Branch Library. Held on Saturday, November 2nd, the class will be presented by Shelly Rice at 9:30 am. Open to teens and adults, each attendant will get to take home a free sample! There is no cost to attend, but you must register by Wednesday, October 30th, as class size is limited to 12 participants.

Cookies & Canvas Painting Class

The Pioneer Branch Library will host a Cookies & Canvas class on Saturday, November 9th, at 9:00 am. Come paint your rendition of fall with local artist Larry King! Snack on delicious cookies while you paint. This class is open to teens and adults, age 12 and up, of all artistic levels. Whether you’ve never painted a day in your life, or are an expert, you are welcome to attend! This is a FREE program, with supplies provided by the library, including the canvas for you to paint and take home. You must register to attend as class size is limited to 12 participants. For more information, or to register, please stop by the Pioneer Branch Library.

Friendsgiving Food & Fun

The Pioneer Branch Library will hold, “Friendsgiving Food & Fun” on Wednesday, November 13th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Open to adults, there will be a discussion on the history of Thanksgiving, traditions, and trivia. Karen will be creating a yummy dish for you to enjoy, while she shares with you some easy recipe ideas for your next feast. Bring your favorite Thanksgiving recipe to share with others! This is a FREE program, but you must register to attend.

Friday Movie Night

On November 15th the Pioneer Branch Library will hold a Friday Movie Night! Families are invited to enjoy a FREE and relaxing evening at the library. Watch new release, Toy Story 4 (rated PG) at 5:30 pm, while munching on snacks provided by the library. As this movie is rated PG, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must sign a movie consent form.

Chalk Couture Class

The Pioneer Branch Library is inviting teens and adults to attend a “Chalk Couture” class on Tuesday, November 19th, which will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing night at the library creating a large personalized sign to take home!

Chalk Couture is the new and easy way to express your creativity! Instructed by Samantha Filip, attendants will be able to design and make their own pictures using the Chalk Couture method, which uses vinyl transfers, along with non-toxic water soluble pastes, to create beautiful custom works of art. This is a FREE event, but you must register to attend by Friday, November 15th, as the class is limited to 12 participants

Polar Express PJ Party

The Pioneer Branch Library will be holding a Polar Express PJ Party on Monday, November 25th at 5:30 pm. Make a jingle bell craft and sip on hot cocoa, before settling in to watch Polar Express (rated G). Come dressed in your pajamas for an extra cozy movie night at the library!

Polar Express is an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

This is a FREE family event, open to all ages, but children must be registered to attend as they will be receiving goodie bags! Popcorn and snacks will be provided by the library.

The Pioneer Branch Library is located at 106 Baubice Street Pioneer, OH 43554. For more information, or to register, please call 833-633-READ x 294.




Stryker Branch Library Events

Essential Oils with Shelly

Come learn about the top 10 doTERRA Essential Oils at the Stryker Branch Library. Held on Saturday, November 16th, the informative class will be presented by Shelly Rice starting at 9:30 am. Open to teens and adults, this event is free to attend, and no registration is required.

The Dumpster Drummers™

The Dumpster Drummers ™ will be visiting the Stryker Branch Library! On Monday, November 18 the Dumpster Drummers, an educational performance group that uses the arts to teach children (and adults) about recycling and environmental conservation. The group puts on fun and exciting interactive workshops to promote community recycling programs, keeping our water clean and other environmental concerns. FREE to attend, the Stryker Library program, which runs from 3:15 to 4:00 pm, is a family event that everyone will enjoy!

Adult Coloring Class

Attend an Adult Coloring Class at the Stryker Branch Library on Tuesday, November 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Pictures and coloring utensils will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. Refreshments will be served. Come and relax at the library while coloring!

Tail Waggin' Tutors

The Stryker Branch Library invites area children to make an appointment to reserve their time to come and read to a visiting therapy dog. “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” will be held on Thursday, November 21st. From 3:15 to 4:00 pm, children in preschool through 6th grade will be able to read in 15 minute intervals to a licensed therapy dog. This will be by appointment only and appointments must be made by a parent or guardian. 

Lego Mania

The Stryker Branch Library is inviting kids to come and create at the upcoming Lego Mania program. Build your own lego creations on Wednesday, November 27th at 1:00 pm. The finished Lego projects will be put on display in the library for everyone to enjoy! There will even be Lego brownies to snack on. This program is FREE to attend.

The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 S. Defiance Street Stryker, OH 43557. For more information or to register, contact 833-633-READ x 298.


West Unity Branch Library Events

The Dumpster Drummers™ 

The Dumpster Drummers ™ will be visiting the West Unity Branch Library! On Monday, November 18th the Dumpster Drummers, an educational performance group that uses the arts to teach children (and adults) about recycling and environmental conservation. The group puts on fun and exciting interactive workshops to promote community recycling programs, keeping our water clean and other environmental concerns. FREE to attend, the library program, which runs from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, is a family event that everyone will enjoy!

Chalk Couture Class

The West Unity Branch Library is inviting teens and adults to attend a “Chalk Couture” class on Saturday, November 16th, which will run from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Enjoy a relaxing morning at the library creating a large personalized sign to take home!

Chalk Couture is the new and easy way to express your creativity! Instructed by Samantha Filip, attendants will be able to design and make their own pictures using the Chalk Couture method, which uses vinyl transfers, along with non-toxic water soluble pastes, to create beautiful custom works of art. Cost to attend is $20.00, and you must register by Thursday, November 14th, as the class is limited to 15 participants.

The West Unity Branch Library is located at 109 S. High Street West Unity, OH 43570. For more information, or to register for an event, please contact 833-633-READ x 296.

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