The Williams County Public Library is looking for adults, ages 18 and older, to volunteer for the upcoming Harry Potter Lock-In! The event will be held at the Bryan Main Library on Saturday, November 10 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Volunteers will supervise teens and run activities during the lock-in. Volunteers need to be comfortable interacting with teens and be available for the 4-5 hours of the event. If you are a Harry Potter fan, or simply want to be more involved in community activities, then this is the perfect event for you!
Dust off your dirndls and lederhosen, it’s that time of year again! On Saturday, October 6 come celebrate the 4th annual Bryan Oktoberfest! This year the event will be put on by the Williams County Public Library. Held on Walnut Street, and at the Bryan Main Library, the German festival will transport you to little Bavaria, from 5:00 pm to midnight. There will be themed games and contests, such as the autobahn race for kids, and the masskrugstemmen contest for adults.
Ohioans are now able to access self-directed, self-paced online learning for users of any skill through Lynda.com using their public library card. To get a library card, please visit any branch of Williams County Public Library, or a public library in Ohio nearest you.
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The Bryan Main Library will be hosting a weekly Chess Club, on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, starting on Tuesday, June 19. The library will be offering free classes, open to all ages. Come learn the basics of chess, or if you already know how to play, then simply attend to improve your skills! All chess boards will be provided by the library. The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 East High Street. For more information, please call the Adult Desk at 419-636-6734 ext. 221.
Our 2018 Summer Reading Program is here! Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and help to counter summer slide. Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community. The Williams County Public Library System is proud to provide these opportunities to our community. Check here for your local library's schedule for Bryan - Adults & Teens, Bryan Children's Dept., Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and West Unity.
Williams County Public Libraries will be joining libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Libraries Lead” is this year’s theme for National Library Week, April 08 through April 14, 2018. To celebrate, all locations of WCPL will have an amnesty period from April 08 through April 14 when fines will be forgiven on overdue materials. The library will also have two special giveaways. Each branch will have an educational gift basket that children, age newborn through 5 years old, can enter to win. Then system wide, WCPL will be giving away 4 Cedar Point tickets that include food for the day, parking, and 4 souvenir water bottles. Check our Events Calendar for all the special programs!
The Friends of Fiber Art will be hosting weekly get-togethers at the Bryan Main Library. The group will meet, in the Carnegie Room, every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, starting March 08 and running through May 31. The group will break for the summer, then resume meetings in September. If you have a love for fiber art, or are interested in learning more about the craft, you are welcome to attend the meetings. Make new friends as you join fellow fiber art enthusiasts, who knit, crochet, weave, and more! This is a free program and no experience is necessary to attend. All ages are welcome. The Bryan Main Library is located at 107 East High Street. For more information, please contact the library Adult Dept. at (419) 636-6734 ext. 221.
The Edon Branch Library will be starting a new Senior Fitness Series! Starting on Monday, March 12, fitness classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. The series will focus on low impact exercises to increase flexibility, circulation, and overall wellness. The group is open to senior citizens or anyone wanting to practice low-impact workouts. There is no cost to attend, just bring/wear comfortable clothing and shoes, a towel, and a water bottle (optional).