Good morning,

Welcome to October! Signs of fall:

  • leaves change colors
  • cooler temperatures
  • lots of Halloween-themed programs at the library!

While this newsletter covers adult events, be sure to check out our events calendars online or at your favorite library location for details about programs for children and teens.

As always, if you have any suggestions for future events, I'm happy to hear them.

See you at the library!


Adult Services Coordinator

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library



Featured Event: Library After Dark - Zombies (Adults & Teens)

Main Library

Friday October 26, 7-8pm

What happens in the library after all the patrons leave, the lights are turned off, and the doors are locked? Come walk through our haunted library - if you dare. Full of thrills and chills, and definitely not for the faint of heart. May not be suitable for young children.




This month at Main Library

Tips for Effective Gardening: Monday October 1, 6pm (Annex Room A)

Learn which bulbs and perennials to plant in the fall. We will share methods of protecting plants to overwinter and ensure a colorful spring.

Part of the 2018 Ross County Backyard Farm & Garden Series 'Tips for Effective Gardening.' Presented by the Ross County OSU Extension and Master Gardener Volunteers, in partnership with the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library. The Master Gardeners will also be offering a limited number of free soil sample analyses this fall. Learn more on Thursday October 4 at 6pm at the Main Library Annex.

Free Nutrition and Cooking Classes: Fridays in October, 1pm (Annex Room D)

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is offering a FREE series of 9 workshops for adults caring for children. The workshops last 90 minutes each and are done in small groups. You will receive a free take-home tool each leson and a graduation certificate upon completing the series! Please register using the link above.


Tai Chi: Tuesday October 9 & 23, 5pm (Annex Room A)

Join us at the Main Library Annex and try this gentle form of exercise! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Our guest presenter is Pam Nichols, a certified Tai Chi instructor through the Tao Academy of Kansas City. Please register if you would like to receive an e-mail reminder.



This month at Northside Branch

Introduction to Home Brewing Beer: Monday October 8, 6pm (Myers Meeting Room)

If you've ever thought about home brewing, this is your chance to learn how to get started. Mike Byrne of Lineage Brewing will talk about why you should brew your own, the basic ingredients and process, as well as cleaning, sanitaiton, and bottling. Bring your questions! Please register if you would like to receive a reminder.



Around the county this month:

Book Clubs:

Art & Crafts:

Cooking & Food:

Other Events:

Community Sponsored Events:

These are events that are organized by groups or organizations other than the library, but are held in library spaces, and are open to the public. Contact information for each event is provided on the Events page.


**  Registration required. Please click on any event title for more information.


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