The festivities begin this Saturday with ‘Ohio Unusual Creatures,’ which will be put on by Tri-State Big Foot.
“They are a group that studies cryptozoology and they’re going to come and give a presentation about all of the different unusual creatures that are rumored to live around our area,” Publicity Coordinator Grace Peach said. “So that means the Loveland Creature, the Grassman and of course Big Foot.”
Peach said that Tri-State Big Foot will talk about the lore of each creature, as well as alleged local sightings.
“They had us go through our archives of the paper, we actually went through and looked through sightings for those particular creatures,” Peach said.
The presentation will be family friendly, so children need not worry about being frightened. However, the greater attraction for children may very well come the following week: The library will be having ‘Harry Potter Day’ at 1 p.m. Oct. 22.
“We are going to transform the library into Hogwarts School,” Peach said. “Kids can come dressed up, if they like, like their favorite Harry Potter character.”
‘Harry Potter Day’ participants will be sorted into Houses and compete for the House Cup. They’ll go through Herbology and Potions classes and can tempt their tastebuds at a Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans Tasting Table. There will even be a special appearance by Hagrid.
Peach said that the library will also be showing one of the Harry Potter movies in the snack room.
The two events are both part of the library’s Halloween festivities. Future events will include a visit from a group from the Mutual UFO Network on Oct. 25, as well as a costume parade for children four years and under on Oct. 29. For more information on any of the library’s upcoming events, call 740-353-5834.
ERIC KEPHAS can be reached at 740-353-3101 ext. 234 or firstname.lastname@example.org