Community Calendar Oct. 2, 2019

| October 1, 2019

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Local Events

Meet the Candidates Night: Meet the Candidates Night sponsored by Coshocton Business and Professional Women and Coshocton County Farm Bureau on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coshocton County Career Center. The candidates’ forum begins at 7 p.m. WTNS will broadcast the forum. For more information, contact Emily at 740-502-7903 or Breanne at 740-202-0675.


Education of Yesterday: Country Crossroads presents Education of Yesterday’s 15th annual farm show on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3685 Cass Irish Ridge Rd., Dresden. Parking is by donation. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. plus a concert, and Sunday hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit them on Facebook at Education of Yesterday.


Halloween Party: The annual Halloween Party, sponsored by the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, will be Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridgewood Elementary School, 225 W. Union Ave. in the gym. Registration for the costume contest will be from 1 to 1:20 p.m. Judging starts at 1:30 p.m. There will be games for kids including a cake walk. Food will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.


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 Oct. 26 and the featured band will be Echo Valley Band.


Bad Boyz Mud Bog: The next Bad Boyz Mud Bog of the season, 44840 SR 541, Coshocton, will be Saturday, Oct. 26. 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.




Flu Shots: The Coshocton City Health Department, 400 Browns Lane, Coshocton, will have walk-in clinics for flu shots beginning Sept. 30 thru the month of October on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. Insurances accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Humana Medicare, Aetna Medicare, Medigold, The Health Plan (Medicare), Medical Mutual of Ohio, Molina, CareSource and Paramount. The cost for a flu shot is $25. Please call 740-622-1736 for questions or to make an appointment if unable to come during walk-in clinic hours.


Hepatitis A Vaccines: The Coshocton County and City Health Departments will have a Hepatitis A Adult Immunization Clinic where they will offer Hepatitis A vaccines at the Coshocton County Fair at the County Health Department Booth in Commercial Building 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m.


Mobile Market: Canal Lewisville Mobile Market will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the church shelter from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free food to all who qualify.


Village Meetings: The Village of West Lafayette will have an ordinance meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and a park board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. There will be a finance meeting on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. and a records retention meeting on Friday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. The next regular village council meeting will be Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in council chambers.


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, Oct. 8.


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


Recovery Program: Freedom Road Ministries Recovery Program for Women will start Sunday, Oct. 13. Meetings are held every Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Word Worship Center, 806 Orange St., Coshocton. Contact: 740-610-4086.


CCRPC Meeting: The Coshocton County Regional Planning Commission Executive Committee meeting that was to be held on Monday, Sept. 9 in the Commissioners Conference Room at 3:30 p.m. has been cancelled. The next scheduled CCRPC Executive meeting will be Monday, Oct. 14. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Frederick Wachtel at 740-622-7776.


Blood Drive: Red Cross Blood Drive will be Oct. 16, 3 to 8 p.m. at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Road 10 Fresno. Free small pizza for every donor. New donors welcome. Contact: 740-545-9707. Learn more at or the church Facebook page. Note: This drive was scheduled for Oct. 2 but is now being held on Oct. 16.


Mental Health First Aid: Classes for adults who work with youth will be offered through the OSU Extension on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Warsaw Elementary, 501 Blissfield Rd., Warsaw from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is free and snacks are provided. Bring your own lunch. Register by calling the OSU Extension Office at 740-622-2265. Class fee is waived due to a grant allowing this program to be brought to Coshocton County OSU Extension.


Kids Sale: Coshocton County Kids Stuff Sale is a gently-used children’s resale open to the community. Anyone can sell their unused items and shop for new ones. Winter Sale is Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with half price shopping from noon to 4 p.m. If you would like to be a seller, helper, or would like more info, please see their Facebook page at Coshocton County Kids Stuff Sale or text Kelly at 330-600-4028.


Board Meeting: Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) will have their next board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the CMHA Learning Center, 823 Magnolia St., Coshocton. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss regular business.


Trick or Treat Dresden: The Village of Dresden will observe Trick or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Craft Show: Three Rivers Fire Ladies Auxiliary will be having a craft show on Nov. 2 at the North Station at 24199 CR 621, Coshocton. They are looking for crafters or direct sale vendors to participate. If interested, contact Laura Drake at 740-294-1166.


Blood Drive: The West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kirk Street Event Center, 113 South Kirk Street West Lafayette. Contact Gwen at 740-502-0470.


Shopping Spree Tickets: The Fatherhood Initiative has tickets available for a 90-second shopping spree at Buehler’s. Tickets are $5 and are available from any Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative member. Drawing will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, and the shopping spree will be held that week. A limited number of tickets are available. Proceeds benefit father and family-friendly events in the community.


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: 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.




Poker Run: The sixth annual veterans poker run will be at the Army Navy on Saturday, Oct. 12 with a concert beginning at 7 p.m. Last bike out at noon and last bike in at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. Cost for the poker run is $20 per couple, $15 per person. Cost for the 7 p.m. concert is $3 for members, $8 in advance, and $10 at the door.


Chili Benefit Auction: Kaufman Realty and Auctions benefit auction at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, Friday, Oct. 18. Live and silent auction 5 to 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat pizza, 4 to 9 p.m. Volleyball (call or text: 330-204-4256) and cornhole tournament. Proceeds benefit youth and addictions community outreach. Auction items include: Two new electric Magnum Ui6 LS bicycles, new Stihl MS 170 chainsaw, new DeWALT 20V MAX XR DCF890 Impact Driver Kits, new Honda HRR216k9VYA self-propelled mower, new Stihl HSA 25 garden shears and many more items. See more auction items at


Bowling Benefit: Legacy Lanes and Lounge will have a Step on the Lane – Strike Out Violence on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two-hour time limit, four-person team, minimum sponsorship, $300 per team. Sponsor includes two games, shoes, t-shirt, and pizza. All proceeds to benefit the First Step Family Violence Intervention Services.




Yuengling Scramble Series: Zoar Golf Club has announced the addition to the Yuengling Scramble Series. A Senior Masters two-man scramble will be Saturday, Oct. 5. This tournament is for those older than 60. The first tee time is at 11 a.m. Contact Zoar Golf Club online,, or by phone, 330-874-4653, to enter. Entry fee is $50 per person.


School Events


Free Training: Central Ohio Technical College has free training options available this fall. These classes include AutoCAD, Computer Apps, Blueprint Reading and Technical Drawing, DC Circuits, Industrial Motors and PLC, AutoCAD Electrical, AC Circuits, Industrial Controls, Manufacturing Leaders, and Manufacturing Young Leaders. Registration takes about 60 to 90 seconds and can be completed at Click on the ACtTT Registration button.


Board Meeting: The River View Board of Education will have their next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. If questions, feel free to contact our office at 740-824-3521.


Board Meeting: Coshocton County JVSD will have their next board meeting in the Board of Education Conference Room, 23640 Airport Rd., on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 a.m.


Board of Education Meeting: The River View Board of Education has canceled the regular board meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10. The River View Board of Education has rescheduled the October board meeting for Thursday, Oct. 17. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the administrative building.


Church Events


No AWANA: No AWANA or adult Bible Study on Oct. 2 at Chili Crossroads Bible Church.


Walking Tacos: Kids infant through 18 are invited to eat walking tacos at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 CR 10, Fresno, Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Fun games, Bible memory, and snacks. Adults invited to Bible study with Pastor Neal. Free.


Worship Time Change: On Sunday, Oct. 6, the First Baptist Church of Coshocton, 618 Chestnut St., will change their times and location. Worship service will be at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with Sunday School following at 10:45 a.m. Doors will be opened, and everyone is welcome.


New Hours: Bible Fellowship Church, 22749 SR 751 (Rivers Greens Banquet Hall) will have new hours beginning Sunday, Oct. 6. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. Dinner following the service on the second Sunday of each month. Wednesday night Bible study, 7 p.m.


Word of Life Ministry Events: Word of Life Ministry, 427 W. Russell Ave., West Lafayette, will have two big events that are free to the community. On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., they will have free clothing, free food, door prizes, and more. The church will also have their fall harvest celebration on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Free cookout for all. Hog roast and much more.


Fall Festival Fundraiser: New Castle Ministries will have a fall festival fundraiser at McElwee Park in New Castle on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. There will be chili and hot dogs, games with prizes, contests with prizes, hayrides, face painting, and more. Tickets will be sold at the event.


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 Oct. 17.


Church Bicentennial: Dresden Madison Presbyterian Church will celebrate its bicentennial on Oct. 20. Regular worship services will be at 10:15 a.m. There will be a catered dinner at noon. Reservations for the dinner need to be made by calling Dianne Peffer at 740-754-6291 before Oct. 14. The afternoon program beginning at 1 p.m. will feature Alice Hoover who will present a first-person portrayal of Ruth Shelder, wife of circuit rider Rev. Henry O. Shelder.  There will be congregational singing and memory sharing followed by refreshments.


Faith, Fun, Fellowship: Isleta United Methodist Church, 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown, will have a Faith, Fun, Fellowship event on Saturday, Oct. 26. This is a women’s only event. The event is free and there will be speakers, music, and prayer. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the program will be from 9 to 11 a.m.


155th Anniversary: Conesville United Methodist Church will be celebrating their 155th year as a congregation Sunday, Oct. 27 beginning with worship at 11 a.m. Former Pastor Phil Hoverstock will be preaching for the service. Other former pastors will be participating in the service as well. Following worship, a covered dish dinner will be in the fellowship hall. The church will provide meat dishes, rolls, beverages and celebration cake for dessert. Individuals attending are invited to bring vegetable (hot or cold) or fruit dishes. Former pastors or their families are invited to share a brief memory of when they were serving the church. The community is invited to join in this special celebration. If you have questions, please call Karen at 740-502-0426.


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.


Pizza:  Get pizza, salads and subs at Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 County Road 10, Fresno, every Wednesday. This will help us help kids in the community every Wednesday, providing transportation and Bible memory. Pizza available every Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Call ahead at 740-545-9707 or order in person. Dine in or carry out. Five-mile delivery available. See menu at


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.

Clubs and Organizations


Drying Flowers: The Gathering Group will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. in the Roscoe Picnic Shelter below the Visitor Center. Come and join in the fun of learning. Contact: Diana at 740-622-2394.


Write-On Writer’s Meeting: The Write-On Writers Guild’s next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the library’s large basement meeting room, 655 Main Street, Coshocton. They will be discussing final plans for their sixth annual writer’s workshop on Saturday, Oct. 12. They will also be choosing winners of our summer writing contest, to be announced Saturday.


SWCD Meeting: The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District will meet Oct. 9 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.


Writers Workshop: The Write-On Writers workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Frontier Power Community Room. Registration at 8:30 a.m. and workshops begin at 9 a.m. Fee is $15. Speakers include Cristie Merce, Robbin Mullet, and Holli Rainwater. Workshops will conclude by 4 p.m. For more information, contact Sharon at 740-824-3983 or Sally at 740-400-0045.


Cake Auction: Business and Professional Women (BPW) will be having a cake auction on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Frontier Power Community Room. The theme this year is “Scary, Creepy, Halloween Cakes”. Cakes can be dropped off Friday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cake viewing will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Deadline to register is Oct. 12. To register, contact 740-502-2861 or email [email protected]


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


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.


Nurse Christian Fellowship: The Nurses Christian Fellowship meets the fourth Monday at 6 p.m. at West Lafayette United Methodist Church. They are a professional community of nurses, students, and educators who support one another in faith and practice. To learn more, call 740-498-7265 or 740-545-7645 or visit


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!


Breakfast Buffet: Army Navy has a breakfast buffet every third Saturday of the month. Veterans and first responders eat for free. Children 12 and under eat for free. Adults, $5.


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


Featured Art Exhibit, West Lafayette Branch Library, Oct. 1-31: Original artwork is featured monthly at the West Lafayette Branch Library by area artists. The featured artist for October is Shara Prindle. Stop by the branch during regular business hours to view the exhibit.


Elevator Out of Service, Coshocton Public Library, Oct. 1-31: The elevator is temporarily out of service at the Coshocton Public Library. Please be aware that the Books Galore Book Store and large meeting room in the basement can only be accessed by the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


West Lafayette Adult Book Discussion Club, West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: West Lafayette Adult Book Discussion Club is the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the activities room at Lafayette Pointe, 620 East Main Street, conveniently located across the street from the West Lafayette Branch Library. Our book for October is “The Execution of Noa P. Singleton” by Elizabeth L. Silver. Call the branch library at 740-545-6672 to reserve a copy of the book. Registration is not required.


Books Galore Book Store, Coshocton Public Library: Basement, Mondays, 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: CLOSED: Monday, Oct. 21 (Staff In-Service Day): Gently used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines for sale at rock bottom prices. The bookstore is 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.


Senior Center Book Club, Coshocton Senior Center, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1 to 2 p.m.: Join the Coshocton Public Library at the Coshocton Senior Center, 201 Browns Lane, for a book discussion led by Holli Rainwater. We meet at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of September through December and February through May. Books are always better when shared among friends! Registration is not required.


Plugged and Unplugged, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2:30 to 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 to 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. Chi Class is taught by Holli Rainwater, a Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader. Registration is not required.


Public Technology Education, Coshocton Public Library, Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 28, 2 to 4 p.m., by appointment

LIBRARY CLOSED: Monday, Oct. 21 (Staff In-Service Day): Individual assistance is available for those needing help with an app or software, or who want to learn more about digital services the library offers. 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.


Monday Book Talk, Coshocton Public Library: Small Meeting Room, Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Monday Book Talk is open to all adults who like to read! The October book is “Witness” by Karen Hesse. A small Vermont town in 1924 turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, 12-year-old Leanora, an African American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish. Told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness. Registration is not required.


Lapsit, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, 10 to 10:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, 10 to 10:30 a.m.: NO LAPSIT during the week of the Coshocton County Fair (Oct. 1, 2, and 3); For babies and toddlers, birth to three years, Lapsit is focused on early literacy and socialization skills through rhyme, rhythm, fingerplays, and music, all from the security of the lap of a parent or caregiver. We spend 20 minutes on a structured circletime, read the shortest of stories, and then enjoy parachute play, art projects, musical instruments, bubbles, or other fun activities. Registration is not required.


Letterland, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, 11 to 11:30 a.m., West Lafayette Branch Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 to 11:30 a.m.: NO LETTERLAND during the week of the Coshocton County Fair (Oct. 1 and 2): Join us each week for our Preschool Storytime as we travel to a place called Letterland. We will meet engaging letter characters, read theme-related stories and sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts, and many other fun activities. Preschool Storytime also helps children develop many social skills, such as self-regulation and peer interaction. This event is for children ages 3-6. Registration is not required.


Family Night at the Library – Preschoolers, Coshocton Public Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 29, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: NO FAMILY NIGHT on Oct. 1 (Coshocton County Fair) and Oct. 22 (Batty for Bats program at the Coshocton Public Library): Join us each week for our Preschool Storytime as we travel to a place called Letterland. We will meet engaging letter characters, read theme-related stories and sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts, and many other fun activities. Preschool Storytime also helps children develop many social skills, such as self-regulation and peer interaction. Registration is not required. Letterland is for children ages 3-6.


Family Night at the Library – School-Agers, Coshocton Public Library, Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 29, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: NO FAMILY NIGHT on Oct. 1 (Coshocton County Fair) and Oct. 22 (Batty for Bats program at the Coshocton Public Library): Children ages 7-12 are invited to join us each week for STEAM Club (science/ technology/ engineering/ arts/ math). We will experiment with science and engineering, work on coding and have fun with different art media! For a full list of activities, pick up our STEAM bookmark. Registration is not required.


Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12 to 1 p.m.: All members of the FOL are welcome to join us at the monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at noon. We discuss bookstore business, volunteer opportunities, and the many ways we can help the library. We are always happy to have new members with fresh ideas! Registration is not required. Meetings are in the large meeting room, located in the basement of the library.


Adventure 101: Pumpkin Palooza, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Children in grades 3 to 6 are invited to a Pumpkin Palooza. After learning about the Zentangle Method (easy-to-learn, structured patterns), we will create Zentangle pumpkins, ideal for holiday décor. Bowling with pumpkins will be hilarious fun, and of course, there will be a yummy snack. No registration is required.


Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau Presentation – “Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: Ohio’s Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s”, Presbyterian Church, 142 N. 4th Street, Coshocton, Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: The Ku Klux Klan virtually disappeared in the late nineteenth century, but exploded back onto the scene in the early 1920s. This “second” KKK expanded its target to include immigrants, Jews, and Catholics, and had its greatest numerical strength in the West and Midwest. In fact, Ohio may have had more KKK members than any other state in the Union. In this presentation, we will explore why the Klan was so strong in Ohio, what activities the Ohio Klan engaged in, and in what ways the folks targeted by the Klan fought back. William Trollinger will be the speaker. Trollinger is professor of history in the History and Religious Studies Departments at the University of Dayton. This program is co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau and the Coshocton Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Please call 740-622-0956 or sign up online at


Digital Research 101, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Research has evolved to include both print and digital resources. Join us for an in-depth look at digital databases designed to enhance your research academic, scholarly, or otherwise. Learn what makes a digital database reputable, review valuable tips for more effective and efficient searches, and collaborate with others to share resources. Laptop computers will be made available to participants, but participants are encouraged to bring their own devices. This program is a Community Partnership Program. Registration is required for this event and is limited to 15 participants per session. Please sign up at or by calling 740-622-0956.


Just for Fun Fall Book Club, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Thursday, Oct. 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Kids aged 7 to 12 are invited to join us for a special autumn book club. We will meet once a month in September, October, and November to discuss three great novels. Books will be available to borrow from the library four weeks before each session. The book for October is “The Third Mushroom” by Jennifer Holm. Registration is required. Please sign up at or by calling 740-622-0956.


Pumpkin Palooza, West Lafayette Branch Library, Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 to 6 p.m.: In place of Teen Night at the Branch this month, we will be having a special event open to anyone aged 9 through 18 years. After learning about the Zentangle Method (easy-to-learn, structured patterns), we will create Zentangle Pumpkins, ideal for holiday decor. Bowling with pumpkins will be hilarious fun and, of course, there will be a yummy snack. Registration is required. Call 740-545-6672 or go online at to sign up.


Coshocton Public Library System is closed on Monday, October 21st for a Staff In-Service Day, Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch Library, Bookmobile: All locations of the Coshocton Public Library System will be closed on Monday, Oct. 21 for a Staff In-Service Day. For your convenience, return boxes are available outside of the library 24/7, plus you can still access the Ohio Digital Library, online catalog, and online databases even when the library is closed. The library will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Oct. 22. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Batty for Bats, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 to 7 p.m.: Bats get a bad rap, but the Ohio Nature Education will help to dispel this reputation.  They will bring us an activity-based program that includes interesting facts and tells us why bats are beneficial. Ohio Nature Education provides a permanent home for injured animals that can no longer live in the wild. They will bring with them live bats as well as their predators, owls and snakes. This event is open to all ages. No registration is required.


Glow Party, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Saturday, Oct. 26, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: For a glowing good time, come dressed in a costume or in your party best! We will be movin’ and groovin’ to the best of kids’ tunes. LOTS of glow-in-the-dark fun! Refreshments will be served. This event is for children ages 3 to 12. No registration is required.


Crafternoon: Sugar Skulls, Coshocton Public Library: Large Meeting Room, Monday, Oct. 28, 3 to 5 p.m.: Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with our sugar skull craft activity! These folk art skulls are used during Día de los Muertos in celebration of the departed. Come join the fun and decorate sugar skulls with us! This event is for children and teens in grades 5 to 12. Registration is required. Please call 740-545-6672 or go online at to sign up.


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