Is the truth really out there? For those who are still on the edge of delving deeper into the reality of UFOs, everyone is invited to the presentation, "Why UFOs Matter," at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library in Ironton.
Presented by Ironton native, Chris Parsons, Community Engagement Coordinator with MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network), the free presentation will feature a discussion of the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), the history, sightings, investigations and more with lots of time for questions and answers.
His interest in the subject of UFOs began early in his life when he witnessed a shiny, metallic object hovering in the summer sky of southern Ohio.
Parsons also sits on the board of directors of the State of Ohio MUFON Chapter, as well as serving as a field investigator. MUFON is an American-based non-profit organization that investigates cases of alleged UFO sightings. It is one of the oldest and largest civilian UFO-investigative organizations in the United States, seeking answers to that most ancient question, "are we alone in the universe?"
A frequent speaker to community groups and presenter at public libraries, Parsons has a broad interest in many topics including quantum physics, consciousness and social dynamics. A graduate of Marshall University, Parsons currently resides in Hilliard, Ohio.
The Ironton library is located at 421 S. Fourth St. For information call 740-532-1124.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Apply for a card for everyone in the family at any Briggs Library location. A picture I.D. and proof of address is required for adults. Custodial adults with a valid library card can apply for children under age 18.
The preschool weekly activity schedule is below.
Storytime for ages 3 to 5:
n Ironton at 11 a.m. Mondays
n Proctorville at 11 a.m. Tuesdays
n South Point at 11 a.m. Wednesdays
n Chesapeake at 11 a.m. Thursdays
n Symmes Valley at 3 p.m. Thursdays
Toddler Time for ages 2 and 3:
n Ironton at 11 a.m. Tuesdays
The public is invited to any Briggs Library event. All activities are free and geared for adults unless otherwise indicated.
Briggs Library schedule of events for Sept. 20 through Sept. 27:
n Today, 2 p.m.: Book Discussion Club ("Behind Closed Doors" by B. A. Paris) at the Proctorville library.
n Today, 2 p.m.: Bingo for Fun and Prizes at the South Point library.
n Today, 4:30 p.m.: Teens and Tweens Craft (Duct Tape Book Marks) at the Proctorville library.
n Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Used Book Sale, Ironton library.
n Friday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.: All About Apples, Proctorville library.
n Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Used Book Sale, Ironton library.
n Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Fall Plant Swap, Ironton library.
n Monday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m.: K-Beauty for Teens and Tweens (Korean skin care treatments) at the Ironton Valley library.
n Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m.: Crochet Club at the South Point library.
n Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.: School Kids Craft (Yarn Butterflies) at the Chesapeake library.
n Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m.: Family Movie ("Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince") at the Ironton library.
n Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m.: Bingo for Fun and Prizes at the Chesapeake library.
n Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3 p.m.: Family Movie ("Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom") at the Symmes Valley library.
n Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Book Club for Kids talk about "the Half-Blood Prince" at the South Point library.
n Thursday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Book Club for Kids talk about "the Half-Blood Prince" at the Ironton library.
n Thursday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.: Crochet Club at the Proctorville library.
For the latest, up-to-date information on activities at Briggs Library, visit our website at www.briggslibrary.com and click on the Event Calendar button.