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Explore Urban Legends

For years, urban legends have been passed on by word of mouth. This fall, the conversation will continue when the County Library hosts a program on myths and mysteries of Ohio and two programs about Bigfoot.

“Customers are sure to find these programs intriguing as speakers share their research, stories, and thoughts on both subjects,” said Adult & Teen Services Manager Robyn Guedel. “We encourage customers to register to attend these programs where they can decide if the urban legends are true or not.

At the Main Library, on September 27th at 6:30 pm, author and journalist Sandra Gurvis will discuss her latest book, Myths and Mysteries of Ohio, which combines ghost stories, as well as tales of unsolved crime and haunted places. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the event.

Intrigue will continue as the County library turns its thoughts toward Bigfoot.

At the Tuscarawas Branch, on October 9th at 6:00 pm, the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will explore the question if Bigfoot is real. The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation was started in 2008 with the main intent to give people the chance to freely and openly talk about Bigfoot among others with the same interest.

“The question of Bigfoot draws great interest and speculation among so many,” said Tuscarawas Branch Supervisor Tabitha Johnson. “We are excited to host this well-known group for a limited attendance discussion.”

Those looking to dive deeper into Bigfoot, may also want to attend the Main library on Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 pm when Ohio Bigfoot field researchers Bea Mills and Marc Dewerth, members of the oldest and largest organization for Bigfoot researchers, will share their latest findings on Bigfoot activity in Tuscarawas County and throughout the state.

Mills is the organizer of the Hocking Hills Bigfoot Conference and Dewerth is the organizer of the Ohio Bigfoot Conference the largest Bigfoot convention in North America. Both study evidence, collect data, and investigate Bigfoot encounters right here in Ohio.

The County Library’s Main Branch is located at 121 Fair Ave NW in New Philadelphia and the Tuscarawas Branch is located at 209 South Main St in the village of Tuscarawas. Seats are limited for these free programs, and registration is required. Register by visiting the online program calendar or by calling the Main Library at 330-364-4474 ext. 101 or the Tuscarawas Branch at 740-922-2748.