Upcoming Events


Logan County Libraries will observe Food for Fines November 25 through December 3 Donate non-perishable items to one of our 6 locations (Knowlton, DeGraff, Lakeview, Rushsylvania, West Liberty, West Mansfield) and ask staff to cancel your late fees. Food must not be past the expiration date. The items will be given to local food pantries. Remember to bring your overdue Library materials with you! For more information call (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org.

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West Liberty Historical Society members and others interested are invited to the annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Liberty Gathering Place to review of local preservation efforts.

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West Liberty-Salem’s newly revised show choir Sound Check will present the Show Choir Showcase “Haven’t Met You Yet” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Monday, Dec. 5, at the West Liberty-Salem High School. General admission is $5 at the door.

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Jingle Barks at the Knowlton Library! At this family-friendly Christmas event, meet surprise guests and join in holiday activities. All ages welcome. Call the library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibrary.org for more information.

Logan County Libraries Toy Drive: New unopened items can be dropped off at the Knowlton Library or any branch location – DeGraff, Lakeview, Rushsylvania, West Liberty, West Mansfield. Drop-off deadline is Saturday, Dec. 10. For more information call the library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org.

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West Liberty hosts Christmas in the Village on Nov. 25-26, complete with businesses offering open houses and activities, a luminary 5K run at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. The theme is “200 Years of Christmas Past,” nodding at the village’s 2017 Bicentennial. Participants are encouraged to pick any year in the past 200 years and decorate their floats accordingly. Parade entry forms can be obtained on the village website, mywestliberty.com, and submitted ahead of time or the day of. The parade line-up will be at 5:30 p.m. at Lions Park and the route ends at the firehouse, where Santa will arrive bearing gifts for the kiddos and will sit for pictures in Santa’s Workshop. For more info, visit mywestliberty.com.

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A new Logan County Writers Group charter meeting will be held at the Knowlton Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 for anyone interested in participating in an Adult Writers Group. The group is for age 18 or older. Register by calling the Knowlton Library at (937) 599-4189 by Nov. 28 or visit www.LoganCountyLibraries.org.

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Community Action Organization, in partnership with the IRS, will offer volunteer tax preparation services in Logan County at multiple locations. Volunteers will be taught to prepare tax returns for low- to moderate-income families in their communities. The IRS sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. Volunteers for those programs prepared 3.7 million tax returns this past filing season. Volunteers work a few hours a week, usually from mid-January through the end of the tax filing season in April. No prior experience is required. To volunteer, contact Wendy Perkins at Community Action, 937-642-4986.

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Women who have experienced infertility or miscarriage, are undergoing fertility treatments, or are considering adoption are invited to a monthly support group that meets at Memorial Hospital. HOPE, an independent, peer-led, female-only support group provides an opportunity to share information, discuss sensitive issues, or just listen to others. Meetings are confidential, unbiased and planned to provide support and comfort. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room E at Memorial Hospital, 500 London Ave. in Marysville (use entrance E). Upcoming dates include Dec. 15, and on Jan. 19, and Feb. 16 in 2017. For information, email hopemarysville@gmail.com.

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The Food Pantry of Wake Up the World Ministries is open the last Friday of each month from 4 to 8 p.m. to individuals and families in Logan County needing food and who qualify under the Second Harvest Food Bank criteria.The church is in downtown Bellefontaine on the corner of East Columbus Avenue and Madriver Street, across Columbus Avenue from the Huntington Bank. Qualified individuals and families can secure three days of food, including fresh veggies, meats and canned goods, by entering the church’s side entrance on Madriver Street. The facility also can help with food emergencies. Contact Janet Sexton at 937-441-5189, or Heather Wright at 937-441-5168 for more info.

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Fall StoryTimes for Kids at Logan County Libraries Sept. 12-Dec. 16:

Tuesdays – Rushsylvania Branch StoryTime 10:30-11:00 a.m.; West Mansfield Branch StoryTime 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays – Knowlton Library Little Ones StoryTime 9:30-9:50 a.m.; Knowlton Library Preschool StoryTime 10:00-10:30 a.m.; Knowlton Library Wee Workouts 10:35-11:05 a.m.

Fridays – West Liberty Branch StoryTime 11:00-11:30 a.m.; DeGraff Branch StoryTime 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Branch StoryTime- birth—preschool | Little Ones: birth—toddlers; Preschool StoryTime-3- 5-year-olds | Wee Workouts-toddlers – 5-year-olds

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend all of programs. Visit www.LoganCountyLibraries.org or call 937-599-4189 for more information.

ASK-A-LIBRARIAN is featured at Logan County Libraries branch locations to help people find answers to frustrating computer questions. Topics may include any computer questions, for example: Getting started with computers, setting up and using email, using your tablet or ereader, saving and finding your files, Internet navigation, etc. This service is available: First Thursday of each month at West Liberty Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Second Thursday of each month at West Mansfield Branch | 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Rushsylvania Branch | 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Third Thursday of each month at Lakeview Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Fourth Thursday of each month at DeGraff Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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The Five Loaves Food Pantry is open for families in the Riverside Local School District the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The pantry is located at the Quincy United Methodist Church, 111 South St., Quincy. Proper ID and address information are required. For more info, call 937-585-5114.

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Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. each Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., in Bellefontaine. This meeting is open to anyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues and no fees for membership. Participants are asked to enter through the back door of the church. For more info, call 937-582-9007.

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A support group for caregivers, family and friends of those with Parkinson’s Disease meets the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at Vancrest in Urbana. For further information call Ann Bahan at 937-969-8565 or Doris Murray at 937-652-3098.

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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month so people can bring in their visual arts projects to work on among like-minded artists. Try new things, gain direction, get encouragement and explore. It will be a safe place to share ideas and get inspiration. It is open to anyone in the arts, at any level, and in any media. There will be several experienced artists on hand to help, so beginners are welcome. Just bring your project and your supplies and join us. There is no cost.

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Logan/Champaign Counties Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Support Group for those bereaved by suicide will meet 6:30-8 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of each month at the MHDAS Board, 123 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, with topics and events planned for each month.

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Gloryland Ministries is accepting donations of gently-loved stuffed animals, holiday decorations, books (especially children’s), sewing items, craft items and kits, old neckties, small office supplies, school supplies for kids, small household decorations, collectibles, puzzles and board games with all pieces, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath chairs. The drop-off box is located on the porch at 8908 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty. Call Rev. Tami Wenger at 937-465-6081 for more information.

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The Logan County Health District Office, 310 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, is open 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call 937-651-6186.

Flu shots for all ages are available 9-11 a.m. each Thursday and 2-6 p.m. the first and Thursday of each month. Most insurances are accepted. Call 937-651-6186 to register. Clinics cancelled for Nov. 17 and 24.

TB testing is done 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m.on Mondays and Tuesdays. The charge is $20 cash, or check with ID.