Clermont Co. Public Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Clermont County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Winter Wonderland at the Williamsburg Library
Williamsburg Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Join us for Winter Wonderland starting at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 13 at the Williamsburg Branch Library. Attendees ages 3-6 will hear stories from the Dreamweaver's storytelling troupe. Everyone will get to make a candy cane picture frame, a gingerbread ornament and reindeer mask to take home. RSVP online to reserve a space for your child.
Check It Out Book Discussion
Goshen Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the Check It Out book discussion at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 13 at the Goshen Branch Library. This month's title will be Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen. Books will be available at the library. For more information, adults can call the library at 722-1221. New members welcome!
Second Wednesday Book Discussion
Batavia Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2:00 p.m.
The Second Wednesday Book Discussion will meet at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 13 at the Batavia Branch Library, 180 South Third Street. Join our book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends. This month we will be reading Badlands by C.J. Box. For more information or to reserve a copy, please call the library at 732-2128. For adults.
Teen Cafe
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2:45-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
Join us for Teen Cafe at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens and 'tweens can join us after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music and other fun activities! For more information, call the library at 876-4134.
Teen Cafe
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Dec. 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Teens, enjoys snack, games, challenges and other activities at the Williamsburg Branch Library from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursdays, August 17-May 17*. Hang out with your friends at our weekly after school club held by Erika Stockman, a prevention specialist with Clermont Recovery Center. It will be fun! For more information, call the library at 724-1070.

*Please note there will be no meetings on November 23, December 21 & 28 and March 29.
Teen Makers: DIY Holiday Gifts
Amelia Branch
Thursday, Dec. 14, 4:30-6 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
You are invited to Teen Makers: DIY Holiday Gifts from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, December 14 at the Amelia Branch Library. Join us for our last Teen Makers event of the year as we design our own handmade holiday gifts! Make a gift for someone special -- or just for yourself! Enjoy snacks and drinks with friends while crafting holiday cheer. RSVP online to reserve a seat in class. For ages 12-17.
Play and Learn at the Williamsburg Branch Library
Williamsburg Branch
Friday, Dec. 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Join us for Play and Learn with Child Focus and 4C for Children at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street from 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, December 15.

Play and Learn groups provide opportunities for children from birth to age 5 to learn and explore through play. Connect with other parents and caregivers by participating in activities that promote healthy development and learning. Participants will receive FREE activities and materials to take home and extend the fun. Caregivers will be asked to complete optional registration forms and questionnaires. There is no cost to participate. Funded by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

For more information, call the library at 724-1070 or sign up online. If program registration is full, contact the branch to be added to a wait list.
Special Fridays!
Felicity Branch
Friday, Dec. 15, 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Enjoy our Special Fridays! during the school year from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Each Friday, a community guest will lead special activities and discussions as part of the team-building experience. While having fun, participants will develop skills in leadership, communication, decision-making, and teamwork. Light refreshments will be provided. Topics and activities are different each day. For more information, call the library at 876-4134.

 
Gingerbread House Making at the Felicity Branch
Felicity Branch
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11:00 a.m.
or call (513)876-4134.
Bring the family to the annual Gingerbread House event on Saturday, December 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Felicity Branch Library. Get into the holiday spirit by designing your own candy-covered gingerbread house to take home! The library will provide all the delicious ingredients; just bring your creativity! For ages 3 and up. RSVP online.

Please note there are other gingerbread house sessions, please check the calendar for additional dates and times available.
Gingerbread House Making at the Felicity Branch
Felicity Branch
Saturday, Dec. 16, 12:30 p.m.
or call (513)876-4134.
Bring the family to the annual Gingerbread House event on Saturday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Felicity Branch Library. Get into the holiday spirit by designing your own candy-covered gingerbread house to take home! The library will provide all the delicious ingredients; just bring your creativity! For ages 3 and up. RSVP online.
Please note there are other gingerbread house sessions, please check the calendar for additional dates and times available.
A Visit from the Cul
A Visit from the Cultural Center of India
Union Twp. Branch
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:00 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
The Union Township Branch Library welcomes the Cultural Center of India at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 16. Using dance, hand-language and a wealth of visual aids, the Cultural Centre of India will expand on lessons in multiculturalism, history, religion, language arts, geography and more. All participants dance and experience hand-language movements, costumes, jewelry and make-up. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.

KickStart Your Art is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Gingerbread House Making at the Felicity Branch
Felicity Branch
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m.
or call (513)876-4134.
Bring the family to the annual Gingerbread House event on Saturday, December 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Felicity Branch Library. Get into the holiday spirit by designing your own candy-covered gingerbread house to take home! The library will provide all the delicious ingredients; just bring your creativity! For ages 3 and up. RSVP online.

Please note there are other gingerbread house sessions, please check the calendar for additional dates and times available.
Tina Gutierrez Photo
Tina Gutierrez Photography Seeing the Light at the Williamsburg Library
Williamsburg Branch
Saturday, Dec. 16, 3:00 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Learn how to take better photographs at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 16 at the Williamsburg Library with Tina Gutierrez. This is a hands-on mini workshop designed to improve your photography very quickly with a few simple tips and demonstrations. You will take before and after pictures with your own camera or smartphone to learn from the immediate results. Attendees ages 12-adult will need to bring their camera or smart phone with them to class. For more information, call the library at 724-1070 or RSVP online.

KickStart Your Art is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Teen Cafe
Felicity Branch
Monday, Dec. 18, 2:45-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
Join us for Teen Cafe at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens and 'tweens can join us after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music and other fun activities! For more information, call the library at 876-4134.
Williamsburg Branch Library’s Creative Writing Group
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Dec. 18, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

The right place for writers, the Williamsburg Creative Writing Group meets the first and third Monday of every month except holidays at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Network with other writers, share your stories and receive interesting feedback. During a meeting you may write a prompt, receive help with writers block, or talk about interesting topics in the writing world. For ages 16 to adult. Call the library at 724-1070 for more information.

Williamsburg Creative Writing Group

December 18, 2017

 

Prompt

Roll and Write

A fun prompt to beat the winter writer’s block. Get a die and roll three times. The first number you get tells you the setting you will have, the second tells you the character, and the third gives you a basic plot.

Setting: 1) Winter at an Ocean2) Fall in the Yukon3) A celebration on a cruise ship4) A cave in February5) A foreign county in September6) A store during a full moon Character:1) A femme fatale2) The fall guy/girl3) An elderly advisor4) The hotshot5)An outlaw6) Tomboy Plot: 1) Characters are lost2) Fleeing an enemy3) Searching for something or someone4) Hero VS Villain5) Someone loses a fortune6) Family get together goes wrong

 

 

Five Words

 

Holiday, Orbit, Catastrophe, Frozen, Darkness

 

Bonus Prompt

 

Use one a random poetry prompt generator to find a prompt to write a poem.  https://www.robertpeake.com/prompts

Here is a sample prompt from that website.

Write a poem. Include as many of the following words (or variations on these words) as you can: forgiveness, pleading, clink, pumping, wrecked

Also: Refer to a war, battle, or famous warrior

 
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Dec. 18, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, December 4 & 18 at the New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Share your writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone your craft and network with fellow writers. For attendees ages 15 to adult. For more information, call the library at 553-0570.
New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Join our Spinebenders book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends. This month we will be discussing Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade at 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 19 at the New Richmond Branch Library. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 553-0570.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m.
Join us for the Mystery Book Club discussion at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, December 21 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. This month's title will be Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke. Titles are available at the library for checkout. For additional information, call the library at 248-0700. New members are welcome!
Felicity Branch
Friday, Dec. 22, 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Enjoy our Special Fridays! during the school year from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Each Friday, a community guest will lead special activities and discussions as part of the team-building experience. While having fun, participants will develop skills in leadership, communication, decision-making, and teamwork. Light refreshments will be provided. Topics and activities are different each day. For more information, call the library at 876-4134.

 
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