Tuscarawas County, Ohio - For years, urban legends have been passed on by word of mouth. 

This fall, the conversation will continue when the Tuscarawas County Public Library system 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," says 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 27 at 6:30 pm, author and journalist Sandra Gurvis will discuss her latest book, "Myths and Mysteries of Ohio", which features tales of unsolved crime and haunted places. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the event.

The intrigue will continue as the library system presents a program about Bigfoot at the Tuscarawas Branch on October 9.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will explore the question: Is Bigfoot real? The society was started in 2008 to give people the opportunity to talk freely and openly about Bigfoot among others with the same interest.

"The question of Bigfoot draws great interest and speculation among so many," says 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 another program coming up at the Main Library.

On Saturday, October 27, beginning at 1 p.m., Ohio Bigfoot field researchers Bea Mills and Marc Dewerth will share their latest findings on Bigfoot activity in Tuscarawas County and throughout the state.

The two are members of the oldest and largest organizations for Bigfoot researchers. 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. The Tuscarawas Branch is located at 209 South Main St. in the Village of Tuscarawas. 

All three programs are free to attend, however, seating is limited and advance registration is required. To register, visit the online program calendar at; or call the Main Library at 330-364-4474 ext. 101 or the Tuscarawas Branch at 740-922-2748. 


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