By April Arndt | Ontario Public Library director

Stop by the Ontario Public Library and guess the weight of the pumpkin. The weight will be revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The closest guess wins the pumpkin and a special prize! A big thank you goes out to Arndt Brothers Construction for donating the pumpkin. 

Arndt Brothers Construction donated the pumpkin for the contest. (Contributed photo)

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We’ll host “Connect & Play” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 2–5 p.m. in the library basement. Miss April will have fun stations set up where you and your child can explore different aspects of early literacy and learning. Activities are designed for children from ages 0–8. Feel free to drop in for as long as you like.  

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John Armbruster, the author of “Tailspin,” will be at the library Monday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. to talk about his book. In “Tailspin,” Armbruster tells “the true story of a World War II Tail Gunner who survived a four-mile fall without a parachute only to land in Nazi hands” ( After a presentation of the book, we’ll have a Q&A session, and then an opportunity for you to purchase a copy of the book and get it signed. This is a free event sponsored by the Ontario Public Library.