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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Social Security Workshop and Brunch
Union Twp. Branch
Saturday, May. 3, 11:30am
Register Online or call (513)528-1744.
Richard H. Bishop, licensed insurance agent and investment adviser, will present a free Social Security workshop and brunch for seniors and adults. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to maximize benefits. With more than 300 ways that a married couple could claim benefits, now is the time to learn all the options. Call the branch for more information at 528-1744.



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Hidden Gems-60 Hikes Within 60 Miles
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, May. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)248-0700.
Join us at the library with the author of "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles", Tamara York. The author will cover where to hike around the area and how to hike basics - gear, water, food safety, etc.  Learn what gear to pack and how to pack simple, inexpensive and light for your hikes.  Copies of the book "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles" will be available for purchase. For ages 10-adult. For more information or to register, call the library at 248-0700.
 



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Scrap Swap
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, May. 13, 6:00pm
Register Online or call (513)528-1744.
Do you love scrapbooking? Can't get enough of our Scrapbook Club? Bring your scrapbooking supplies to our Scrap Swap meetings to share supplies, get to know your fellow scrapbookers, learn techniques and swap ideas with one another. Beginner and expert scrapbookers welcome. This event is for ages 12+.



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Answers for Veterans
Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)752-5580.

Answers for Veterans. Howard Daugherty, executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Services Commission, will discuss benefits, financial assistance, transportation, medal information and other important services for veterans. Also, learn how the library is preserving the stories of our local veterans through the Veterans History Project. Call the library at 752-5580 to register or for more information. For adults.




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Scrap Swap
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Jul. 15, 6:00pm
Register Online or call (513)528-1744.
Do you love scrapbooking? Can't get enough of our Scrapbook Club? Bring your scrapbooking supplies to our Scrap Swap meetings to share supplies, get to know your fellow scrapbookers, learn techniques and swap ideas with one another. Beginner and expert scrapbookers welcome. This event is for ages 12+.



Williamsburg Creative Writing Group
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Apr. 24, 10:30am
Meets every Thursday at 10:30 A.M. Come join us!
 
Prompts for the week of April 24th 2014
 
Create a short story from one or more of the following prompts.
 
What’s up?
Only a cat has nine lives
It’s my turn
Maybe I will, maybe I won’t
Time’s up
 
Five Words Prompt
 
Create a short story using all five words.  Have fun!!
 
Design, application, senior, entrée, wolf
 

Q & A on Floral Arranging
Owensville Branch
Saturday, Apr. 26, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (513)732-6084.

Join us as we learn how to arange silk floral steams in a vase. We will answer your questions on how to create your arrangements to be seen from all sides. All materials provided. For more information or to register, call the library at 732-6084 or register online. For attendees ages 16-adult.


Clermont County Village Name Origins
Amelia Branch
Saturday, Apr. 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)752-5580.

Have you ever wondered where the villages got their names? Join us as special guest speaker Rick Crawford, county historian joins us for an entertaining afternoon discussion about village name origins. Discover the history behind how the villages were founded, causing many of the unique village names right here in Clermont County!

Crawford has received many awards for his writing. He earned Journalist of the Year honors with Cincinnati Suburban Press, United Methodist Church West Ohio Conference Historian of the Year and was a member of the first induction class into the Clermont County Sports Hall of Fame. And in 2009 he was voted one of Cincy Magazine's Most Interesting People.

For more information or to register, attendees 16-adults can call the library at 752-5580.


Refine and Update Your Job Hunting Skills with Ohio Means Jobs
Amelia Branch
Monday, Apr. 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)752-5580.

Searching for a job? Not sure where to start? Clermont County's one stop employment and training center, Ohio Means Jobs, presents job readiness on the various components and stages of job readiness, ranging from resume-writing, networking, & interview techniques.

Adults can call the library at 752-5580 to register or for more information.


Armchair Travel Book Club
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Armchair Travel Book
Explore and enjoy intriguing adventures in our Armchair Travel Book Discussion Club. This month's title will be "Blue Highways: A Journey into America" by William Least Heat-Moon. Interested adults can pickup a copy of the book at the library. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.

"First published in 1982, William Least Heat-Moon's account of his journey along the back roads of the United States (marked with the color blue on old highway maps) has become something of a classic. When he loses his job and his wife on the same cold February day, he is struck by inspiration: "A man who couldn't make things go right could at least go. He could quit trying to get out of the way of life. Chuck routine. Live the real jeopardy of circumstance. It was a question of dignity." Driving cross-country in a van named Ghost Dancing, Heat-Moon (the name the Sioux give to the moon of midsummer nights) meets up with all manner of folk, from a man in Grayville, Illinois, "whose cap told me what fertilizer he used" to Scott Chisholm, "a Canadian citizen ... [who] had lived in this country longer than in Canada and liked the United States but wouldn't admit it for fear of having to pay off bets he made years earlier when he first 'came over' that the U.S. is a place no Canadian could ever love." Accompanied by his photographs, Heat-Moon's literary portraits of ordinary Americans should not be merely read, but savored."