Community Calendar June 19, 2019

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Local Events

Band Concert Series: The Coshocton Community Band Concert Series, with guest bands and musicians, will be held through June and July on Fridays at 7 p.m. on the Coshocton court square. Bring a chair. Rain venue is the Salvation Army gym. The theme for June 21 will be 100 Years of Musical Entertainment and will feature the Walhonding Rube Band.


Safety City: Safety City dates for kids going into kindergarten in 2019 are June 19 – 27. Parents will have a choice of sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 6 to 8 p.m. Program held at Coshocton Fairgrounds with a school bus field trip to elementary school playground. Generally have a volunteer in office Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Contact 740-622-0228. They need both teen and adult volunteers for any and all sessions. Contact the Red Cross office to inquire about helping. They also need volunteers with trucks and/or trailers to move the city to the fairgrounds the weekend before and after.


Bad Boyz Mud Bog: The next Bad Boyz Mud Bog of the season, 44840 SR 541, Coshocton, will be Saturday, June 22. Gates open at 10 a.m. Event starts at 1 p.m. General admission is $5. Free admission to those infant to three years old. Vehicle admission is $20. One hundred percent payout to first, second, and third place. For more information on classes, rules, and updates, follow “Bad Boyz Mud Run” on Facebook.


Bluegrass Music: Three Rivers Bluegrass Music and Relay for Life Team Alana presents bluegrass music at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites, 115 N. Water St., on SR 541 beside McDonald’s, once a month. Admission is $7 per person; those 12 and under, no charge. Featured band is from 7 – 9:15 p.m. Acoustic jam is 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. For information, call 740-498-8456. The next event will be June 22 and the featured band will be Three Rivers Bluegrass Band.


Antique Flea Market: The next Coshocton Antique Flea Market of the season will be at the tractor pull on Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It will be in Commercial Building 2 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave. The event is free to attend and parking is available at the South 8th St. entrance. Items include glassware, furniture, vintage jewelry, advertising items, artifacts, books, local yearbooks, crocks, handbags, and more. There will also be free appraisals and Grandma Minnie’s will have a food stand. Contact Erma Miller at 740-622-6329 for more information.


Gospel Event: Butterfly Productions Unlimited LLC will host “A Divine and Powerful Gospel Escape” on July 13 at the Rotary Pavilion at the fairgrounds. There will be multiple national recording artists performing. They would like local Christian artists and church musicians, dancers, and singers to be a part of the event as well. Contact: 740-294-1938.


Water Mania Fever: On Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. youth are invited to go crazy mixing and making bubbles and bubble wands. A bubble blowing contest, go fish for fish and other simple carnival-style games will round out the wet and wild activities. Youth will also mix up and make their own sidewalk chalk to be used at home. Come ready to get a little wet and messy. All classes are held at the Coshocton Community Center. They are free and geared toward children in kindergarten through eighth grade; however, space is limited. Register by contacting the Coshocton Community Center Facebook page or call Emmanuel Lutheran Church and leave contact information at 740-622-2550.


West Lafayette Homecoming: Get geared up July 25-27 for the West Lafayette Homecoming! The theme this year is “Put Me in Coach!” The queen contestants will beautify Burt Park Thursday evening. Rides, food stands, games, bands, prize drawings, and the Homecoming Parade are Friday’s highlights. Stories and pet parades in the park, rides, food stands, games, bands, prize drawings, and fireworks are on Saturday’s agenda. For inquiries contact Debbie (740) 502-6755, Christy (740) 502-2481 or to register for the parade contact Ed (740) 545-6353 or Dave (740) 545-9298. For firework contributions contact Steve (740) 502-0469.


One More Rep: Epic Fitness Personal Training will have an epic overload strength competition, One More Rep, on Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at Burt Park in West Lafayette. Classes are for high school students and two classes for adults, 18 to 38 years old and 39 and over. To enter, call 740-502-5288 or email [email protected] High school entry fee is $15. All others, $25. Awards for top three in each category and best overall male and female.




Financial Statement Available: The annual unaudited financial statement for the city of Coshocton for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018 is complete and on file in the office of Sherry A. Kirkpatrick, Coshocton City Auditor, 760 Chestnut St. The report is available for public review and inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.


Farmers Market: The West Lafayette Farmers Market will be in a new location this year, at the corner of East Main and North Orchard St. The market will be open every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June through September.


Volunteers Needed: Teen and tween volunteers needed for Safety City morning and evening sessions 10 a.m. – Noon or 6 – 8 p.m. at the fairgrounds June 19 – 27. Also need, adults to move city to/from fairgrounds the weekends before and after. Call Red Cross office at 740-622-0228 or text/call Sher Alloway at 740-202-0898.


Fair Housing Training: The Coshocton Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP) will be having an information fair housing training for low-to-moderate income home owners and buyers at Coshocton City Hall Lobby, 760 Chestnut St., Coshocton, on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. A CHIP program representative will be present to provide information about fair housing laws. This is an opportunity to discuss predatory lending issues and fair housing questions and attain resources on how to protect yourself from discrimination. Low-to-moderate income home owners and buyers are encouraged to attend.


Speaker on Dyslexia: Dyslexia is an inherited condition that affects the way your brain processes the sounds of language, making it hard for students to read and write. Fortunately, dyslexia is treatable. You will learn what dyslexia is and why so much misinformation exists about it. You will learn to develop empathy and find solutions for the struggling students in your community. Come hear David Eicher speak Saturday, June 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Community Center, 4877 Olde Pump St, Walnut Creek. Contact: 740-610-0828,,


Council Meeting: The next regular West Lafayette village council meeting will be June 24 at 7 p.m. Unless indicated otherwise, meeting are in council chambers, 113 East Railroad St., West Lafayette.


Board Meeting: Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) will have their next board meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the CMHA Learning Center, 823 Magnolia St., Coshocton. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss regular business.


Free Family Law Clinic: There will be a free family law clinic for Coshocton County throughout the year. This advice clinic is for low-income individuals. Sign in is at 1:45 p.m. the day of the clinic and is limited to 16 qualified individuals. It will be held at the Coshocton County Juvenile Court, 426 Main St., Coshocton. Childcare and additional seating is not available. Call 740-622-8969 with any questions. The next clinic will be Tuesday, July 2.


Kamp Kiwanis: The Coshocton Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a summer day camp July 8 – 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages five through 12 at Kids America, 1600 Otsego Ave. Limited to the first 100 to register. Cost is $35 for the whole week. To register, call 740-622-6657 or visit Registration deadline is July 1.


Election Meeting: The Coshocton County Board of Elections will have their next meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m.


5K Walk/Run: Red, White, and Run, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Coshocton 5K fundraiser, will be Saturday, July 13 at Lake Park. Cost is $40. All pre-registrations include a free t-shirt. Checks should be made out to CBHC Suicide Prevention Account, 610 Walnut St., Coshocton. The run begins at 8 a.m. Awards given to top three men and women. Contact: Jessica Paynter at 740-502-9543.


Free Baby Clothes: The Pregnancy Distress Center offers free baby clothing and baby items to county residents. Open Tuesday nights from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday mornings from 10 a.m. – noon or by appointment if necessary. They are located at 819 Main St. Coshocton. For 24-hour help, call 740-622-3808.


Chili Learning Center: Did you know that some of the smartest people in history had dyslexia. Einstein, Beethoven, and Newton all had dyslexia. Does your child struggle with reading or spelling? Chili Learning Center can help. Call for a free screening at 740-610-0828 or visit for more information.


Kids Swim Lessons: All info for Lake Park and Warsaw swim lessons can be found at:


School Events


Board Meeting: Coshocton County JVSD will have their next board meeting in the Board of Education Conference Room, 23640 Airport Rd., on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 a.m.


Board Meeting: Coshocton City Board of Education will meet in regular session on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. in the Coshocton High School Library for a regular board of education business meeting.


Board Meeting: The River View Board of Education will have a special board meeting on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 a.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to approve final appropriations, transfer and advances of funds and personnel. If questions, feel free to contact our office at 740-824-3521.


Class Reunion: Coshocton High School class of 1974 will have their 45th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Raven’s Glenn Winery. Please arrive at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $28. A picture will be taken at 7 p.m. and games will start at 7:30 p.m.


Church Events


Fire Conference: The River Church presents Fire Conference 2019 on June 16 – 21 at 7 p.m. each night at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites. Come and be refreshed, revived and changed in the presence of God. You will not want to miss this week of revival. More information:


Helping Hands: Conesville United Methodist Church, 196 State Street, Conesville, will have Helping Hands on the third Thursday of each month from 6 – 6:30 p.m. The next distribution date will be June 20.


Hog Roast: Conesville Wesleyan Church, 703 Marquand Ave., will have their second annual hog roast on June 22 at 6 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held June 29.


Special Music: Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, will have special music each week during the summer months. The next summer special music of the season will be Leah Brinker, pianist, and Jim VanMeter, vocalist/pianist, on Sunday June 23. Church begins outside in the shelter at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.


Ice Cream Social: There will be an ice cream social on Saturday, June 29 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Nellie Chapel UMC, 320 3rd St., Nellie.


Outdoor Service: The West Lafayette United Methodist Church will have an outdoor worship service and picnic on Sunday, June 23 at Burt Park in West Lafayette at 10:30 a.m. Picnic tables will be available or you may bring your own lawn chairs. Hot dogs, cowboy beans, and drinks will be provided. Bring a salad or dessert to share. There will be activities for children.


Church Anniversary: Calvary Baptist Church, 46621 US Highway 36, will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their current building on Sunday, June 30. The morning service will begin at 10 a.m. and feature special testimonies and reflections on God’s provision to our church family. Former pastor Bob Riedy will be bringing the morning message; a catered lunch will be provided but tickets are required to attend. Contact the church office at 740-623-0211 for more information.


Summer Kids Camp: Chili Crossroads Bible Church will have a summer kids camp this year. Cost is $75 per week. They will have a farm camp July 22 – 26, a cooking camp from July 29 through Aug. 2, and adventure camp from Aug. 5 – 9. For kids kindergarten through sixth grade. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Space is limited. Registration: For more information, contact 740-545-9707.


Holy Land Trip: Pastor Neal and Julie Dearyan with the Chili Crossroads Bible Church in Fresno invite you to come with them on a trip they are co-hosting to the Holy Land March 11-20, 2020. Call for more information at 740-545-9707 or visit


New Summer Hours: Bible Fellowship Church will have the following services for the summer: Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: 9 – 10 a.m.; Coffee and Donuts: 10 – 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 – 11 a.m. Mid-Week Worship Service: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Meeting place – River Greens Golf Course Banquet Hall, 22749 S/R 751 just off S/R 36 toward West Lafayette. All are welcome.


Book of Hebrews: The Bible Fellowship Church will start a new series of messages on Wednesday nights looking at the Book of Hebrews at 7 p.m. The church meets at the banquet hall at River Green Golf Course, 22749 SR 751. More information: Call Pastor Jim at 330-401-6027.


Adult Bible School: The First Baptist church of West Lafayette is now having Sunday night Bible study for adults of all ages on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in the fireside room of the church. Come out and join us for a time of prayer, fellowship and studying God’s word. The public is invited. This is a discussion format.


Hours Changed: The Bible Fellowship Church, 22749 SR 751, has changed their hours. They now have Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., coffee at 10 a.m., and Bible study at 9 a.m. Mid-week worship Wednesdays at 7 p.m.


Grandparent Connection Table: The Grandparent Connection Table will meet every last Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7 p.m. in the parlor of the West Lafayette United Methodist Church (Union Avenue Entrance). A meal and childcare provided as well as a time to share in community around the table. The Grandparent Connection Table is a ministry which is designed for grandparents who are helping to raise their grandchildren. For questions or to RSVP, call the church office at 740-545-6368.


Student Ministry: All students 7 -12 grade are invited to the weekly youth group at Calvary Baptist Church of Coshocton, 46621 US Highway 36, Coshocton. This student ministry meets every Sunday night at 5 p.m. Contact Pastor Sam Brown at 740-623-0211 or just come to an upcoming Sunday night.


RU Recovery: RU Recovery meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. Free. Free childcare. Open program. 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. 740-545-9707. Rides are available at 6:30 p.m. Meet in front of 612 Walnut Street in Coshocton.


Healing Hearts Ministry: A group of individuals with the goal of helping one another through the dark times and focus on the light, Jesus Christ. They meet the third Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Ministries. Contact Sam Bennett at 740-502-4735 or Debbie Bennett at 740-610-6907 for more information.


Power of Prayer: Adults come enjoy a Bible study called the Power of Prayer on each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Road 10, Fresno. Contact: or 740-545-9707.


Cooperdale Naz Recovery: Cooperdale Naz Recovery, previously Celebrate Recovery, is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Men’s open share. Cooperdale Church of the Nazarene, Dresden, Ohio, 43821. Contact 740-502-9672. Email: [email protected]


Clothing Room: The Church of Christ, 1800 Chestnut St., Coshocton, has a clothing room with clothes, shoes, toys, and other items every Thursday from 9 – 11 a.m.


Community Meals: Presbyterian Church, 142 N. 4th St., Coshocton, first Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Coshocton Nazarene Church, 1058 Orange St., Coshocton,  second Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St., Coshocton, third Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, fourth Thursday, 5:15 p.m., except for the month of November; Central Christian Church, 731 Main St., Coshocton, fifth Thursday, 5:30 p.m.


Vacation Bible School


Prairie Chapel: Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, 45494 CR 23, Coshocton, will have a Vacation Bible School on June 17 – 21 with the theme of “Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Ages kindergarten through age 13 are welcome. There will be snacks, crafts, Bible lessons, games, and music. Call the church for more information at 740-622-3992 or register at the door.


Canal Lewisville UMC: Canal Lewisville United Methodist Church invites all children ages four through sixth grade to explore where God’s power can take you to Mars and Beyond Vacation Bible School. This space adventure includes exciting new music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories that will help children experience God’s amazing power. The adventure runs from June 24 – 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 198 E. Church St. RSVP to Betty at 740-622-9616 or the church at 740-622-3977 or send a message on Facebook.


Christian Tabernacle: The Coshocton Christian Tabernacle will have Vacation Bible School with the theme, “Power Up” June 24 – 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. VBS is for ages four through sixth grade. Through this VBS, children will learn that God wants us to know Him through His Word, God sent Jesus to save us, God sent His Holy Spirit to save us, and we can help others know God. You can pre-register online on Coshocton Christian Tabernacle’s Facebook page.


Coshocton Church of the Nazarene: Coshocton Church of the Nazarene will have Roar VBS on June 24 – 28 from 9 a.m. – noon with VBS Sunday on June 30. People can preregister until June 13 through Coshocton Church of the Nazarene’s Facebook page or can register at the door.


West Lafayette UMC: West Lafayette United Methodist Church, 120 West Union Ave., will have “Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love” as their Vacation Bible School theme this year. VBS will be held July 14 – 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Pool party on Thursday evening at Cy Young Park in Newcomerstown. Register online at


Clubs and Organizations


Community Center: Activities for June: Mondays – Gentle Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; NA Meeting, 6 – 7 p.m., 8 – 9 p.m.; Tuesdays – Zumba, 4:30 – 5 p.m.; Pound Fit, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.; Wednesdays – Strong by Zumba, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Cardio Drumming, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays – Strength Training, 5:15 – 6 p.m.; Fridays – Pound Fit, 5:15 – 6 p.m.; Saturdays – Cardio Drumming, 8 – 9 a.m.; Pound Fit, 9 – 9:45 a.m., Zumba, 10 – 10:45 a.m. Various activities throughout the week. Schedule subject to change.


Peaches Pub and Grub: Peaches Pub and Grub, Main Street, Warsaw, has Queen of Hearts every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for $5 entry fee. They also have a pool tournament every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for $10 entry fee. June 22 – DJ. Live music monthly. Food menu offered daily.


Golf Scramble: The Coshocton Fatherhood Initiative will have a four-man golf scramble Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette. Cost is $200 per team. There will be an opportunity to win a 2019 Jeep Compass, a 90’ putt for $200, raffles, silent auction, 50/50, hole prizes, and skins/mulligans. Entry fee includes green fees, cart, and dinner. To register, call William Johnson at 740-610-6412, email Ed Gallagher at [email protected], go to the River Greens calendar page at or the Fatherhood Initiative’s Facebook page.


Write-On Writers: Coshocton’s Write-On Writers Guild will meet Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m. in Coshocton Public Library’s Small Meeting Room, 655 Main St., Coshocton. We welcome anyone who is interested in writing poetry, short stories, novels, letters and essays. Our writing prompt will be parades and fireworks.


SWCD Meeting: The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District will meet July 10 at 8 p.m. for a monthly board meeting. Meetings are held at the office, 724 S. Seventh St. Meetings are always held the second Wednesday of the month. Schedules are subject to change.


Unite Coshocton County: Unite Coshocton County will have a “Faith on the Field” Community Worship Service at Ridgewood High School stadium on Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m.


Volunteers Needed: COAD/ RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) seeking volunteers. Call Elaine Wilson at 330-204-4347.


Lease an American Flag: The Village of West Lafayette will offer a lease of an American flag from the West Lafayette Rotary and the West Lafayette Lions Club for $25. A 3×5 foot flag on a 10 foot staff will be placed in a plastic anchor pipe buried in your front yard. Flags will be displayed on patriotic holidays. Drop off a check to Ridgewood General Store, 101 East Main St. Questions: Contact Bob Nelson at 740-502-3112 or Dan Hardesty at 740-610-6068.


CoshoctonOhioRocks: The Facebook group, #CoshoctonOhioRocks meets on Saturdays at the community center on Browns Lane from 1 – 2:30 p.m. for rock painting and posting rocks for people who do not have or use social media.


RSVP: Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Contact: Elaine Wilson, event coordinator, 416 Main St., Coshocton, 740-622-0228.


Blue Star Mothers: Blue Star Mothers meet the second Monday of each month at The Church of The Nazarene Adult Ministry Center from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Canal Quilters: The Coshocton Canal Quilters meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Roscoe United Methodist Church. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!


Vietnam Veterans: The Vietnam Veterans meet the second Saturday of each month at the American Legion at 9 a.m. If you are a Vietnam Veteran who served during the Vietnam War, whether you served in country or not, you are welcome to attend.


Kiwanis Club: Kiwanis Club of Coshocton meets Wednesdays, 12 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 434 Chestnut St., Coshocton. New members and guests welcome! Contact Sandy Jones, membership coordinator, for more information: [email protected]


John Bando Post 1330 VFW Auxiliary Meeting: 12:15 p.m., first Saturday of each month, 133 S. Sixth St. in Coshocton.


TOPS Meeting: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church at 142 N. 4th St. in Coshocton. If you are interested in joining or sitting in on a meeting, contact Ann Lauvray at 740-502-7438 for more information.


TOPS Meetings: Another TOPS group has a meeting every Monday at 8:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St., Coshocton. Contact: 740-824-4156.


Al-Anon: Coshocton Al-Anon Family Group meetings are at Central Christian Church located at the corner of 8th and Main Streets, Coshocton from 7 – 8 p.m. every Tuesday.


Volunteers Needed: The Newcomerstown Historical Society is seeking new members and volunteers to act as tour guides and to help out on other tasks at the Olde Main Street Museum and Temperance Tavern. All volunteers will train for the task you choose. If you are retired or just have extra time a few hours each month, please contact Marianne at 740-498-5636.  Membership in the organization is $10 per year.


Dance and Country Western Couples Classes: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning line dancing – 5:30 p.m.; couples class – 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 each. Classes are held at the Blue Ridge Grange at Orange, located near the intersection of 36 and 751. Information: Call Donna at 330-827-5587 or find them on Facebook at Boots & Buckles Beginners’ Classes.


Library Events


Photography: Edward Stoecher is sharing his photography at the The West Lafayette Library during the month of June. Featured will be photos of local attractions in and around Coshocton County. Library hours are Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Books Galore Book Store; Coshocton Public Library: Basement, Mondays, 3 – 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Gently-used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines for sale at rock-bottom prices. Located in the basement of the Coshocton Public Library and operated by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit the library, the West Lafayette Branch, and the bookmobile. Open to the public for cash sales only.


Summer Space Camp Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Thursdays through June 20, 10 – 10:30 a.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Thursdays through June 20, 12 – 12:30 p.m.: Looking for an out-of-this-world adventure this summer? Each Thursday, children aged 3 – 6 and tweens aged 7 – 12 will have a blast fulfilling various fun, age appropriate, theme-based missions at our space stations. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Whiz Bang Science Show Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, First Baptist Church, 688 East Main St., West Lafayette, Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 6:45 p.m.: The Whiz Bang Science Show comes highly recommended by the State Library of Ohio for both its entertainment and educational value. Dr. Dave Lohnes will be bringing his moon landing show, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 achievement. To ensure there is plenty of room, this program will be held off-site at First Baptist Church, West Lafayette. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Public Technology Education; Coshocton Public Library, Mondays, June – August, 4 – 6 p.m., by appointment; Thursdays, June – August, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by appointment; West Lafayette Branch Library, Wednesday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by appointment: Struggling with a device? Need help with an app or software? Want to learn more about digital services and the digital collection? Individual assistance is now available. Call the reference desk at 740-622-0956 to schedule an appointment with our digital technology educator. Sessions are 30 minutes. This service is for educational purposes only. We cannot repair, fix, troubleshoot, or diagnose malfunctioning devices or software.


S.T.A.R. Kids Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Thursdays, beginning June 27, 10 – 10:30 a.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library Thursdays, beginning June 27, 12 – 12:30 p.m.: Science/ Technology/ Activities/ Reading: You will not want to miss even one of these special summer programs. We will combine participation stories, experiments, activities, and music for a super-charged, action-packed blast of an event! Each week will feature a different theme. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Cosmic Crafts for Kids Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Mondays through July 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays through July 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Kids can get their creative juices flowing by dropping in to the library any time between 11 a.m. and noon for some great family fun. Each week, we will provide all of the materials necessary to produce a space-tacular, take-home craft. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Cosmic Crafts for Teens Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library: Small Meeting Room, Mondays through July 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays through July 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Teens can get their creative juices flowing by dropping in to the library any time between 11 a.m. and noon for some great family fun. Each week, we will provide all of the materials necessary to produce a space-tacular, take-home craft. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is not required.


Reading to Baby, Coshocton Public Library: Mezzanine, Mondays through July 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Children can practice their reading skills by dropping in to read to the bookmobile mascot, Baby. They will get to read to Baby, get a sticker, and have their picture taken with Baby. Registration is not required.


Little Stars Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays through July 17, 10 – 10:30 a.m. or 11 – 11:30 a.m.; West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays through July 16, 10 – 10:30 a.m.: Babies and toddlers aged 0-3 years, with a caregiver, are welcome to join us for our perennially popular Lapsit experience. At this story time, we will romp through the simplest of books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes to get your little one giggling and learning. Age-appropriate crafts and/or sensory experiences add to the fun. This program is partially sponsored by community donations to the summer reading program. Registration is required. Call 740-622-0956, 740-545-6672, or go to to register.


Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories; Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch Library, and the Bookmobile; Through July 20: Summer reading has orbited back to Coshocton Public Library! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. Join us as we investigate other worlds, create cosmic crafts, and learn about space exploration. We have stellar events and reading program prizes for all ages. Register anytime from through July 20. You can register at any of the Coshocton Library system’s locations. Teens and adults can also register online at


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Through July 24, 2:30 – 5 p.m.: Games, snacks, friends, and fun! Teens grades 7 through 12 are invited to gather at the library for video games, internet access, board games, crafting, or just to hangout. This free weekly event is partially sponsored by Friends of the Library. Registration is not required.


Chi Class, Roscoe United Methodist Church: Gym, Thursdays, year round, 10 – 11 a.m.: Join the Coshocton Public Library at the Roscoe United Methodist Church gym to practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality. Taught by Holli Rainwater, a Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader. Registration is not required.

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