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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Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Sep. 21, 12:30 p.m.
Join us for the Mystery Book Club discussion at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, September 21 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. This month's title will be Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. Titles are available at the library for checkout. For additional information, call the library at 248-0700. New members are welcome!
Amelia Branch
Monday, Sep. 25, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Adults are invited for an Intro to Photography at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 25 at the Amelia Branch Library. Learn to take better pictures in this introductory photography class. You'll learn more about your camera's capabilities and techniques for taking photos. Bring your camera. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 752-5580 or visit us online to reserve your spot.
Goshen Branch
Monday, Sep. 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Interested in writing? Not sure where to start? Join Christina Young, author of "Write Your First Book in 30 Days" at the Goshen Branch Library from 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, September 18 and 25. Ms. Young will be here for two writing classes to teach us how to use practical steps in developing characters, plot and an outline for writing your first book and techniques on how to get it published. Christina will also have her new book with quick easy steps on how to get writing, available for purchase for $12.00. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 722-1221 or register online.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Monday, Sep. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Discover 30 Apps in 60 Minutes! Join Pam Baker, System Technician from the Kenton County Library, as she shares her favorite apps with us at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 25 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. Learn about apps that will help you make your life better and productive as well as some apps that will make you laugh. For more information, call the library at 248-0700.
 
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Sep. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Historical Cameras will be presented at 6 p.m., Monday, September 25 at the Williamsburg Branch Library. Mr. Michael Reed, a professional photographer will be speaking about historic cameras and the way photography has touched the generation. He will share his camera collection from 1894 to 2002 and will be speaking about the way technology has evolved. For more information call the library at 724-1070 or RSVP online. 
Yoga Series-PiYo
Owensville Branch
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)732-6084.
Join us for PiYo at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 26 at the Owensville Branch Library. PiYo is a pre-designed class that will really get your heart rate going as it features various styles of yoga and Pilates in continuous movement and flow from one exercise to another. This is a first of three classes. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 732-6084 or sign up online. Please consult with your doctor before starting any fitness program. For attendees ages 16-adult.
Spinebenders Book Di
New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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 The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 26 at the New Richmond Branch Library. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 553-0570.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Oct. 2, 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

October 02, 2017

Prompt

Epistolary Fiction

Epistolary fiction is a popular genre where the narrative is told via a series of documents. Letters are the most common basis for epistolary novels but diary entries are also popular. The word epistolary comes from Latin where epistola means a letter.

The prompt for this week is to write either a diary entry or a letter that would feature prominently in a work of fiction. (In other words, you don’t have to write a full novel.)

Examples of Epistolary Novels…

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Carrie by Stephen King

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The Martian by Andy Weir

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

 

Five Words

Podium, intrepid, adverse, sconce, horizon

 

Bonus Prompt

Let’s blend some genres… Come up with the first page of a story that is a few genres blended into one. Here are some suggestions.

Action/Mystery

Horror/Fantasy/Romance

Action/Historical

Comedy/Action

Fantasy/Action

 

 

 

River City Writers&r
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Oct. 2, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, October 2 & 16 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.
Discover Yoga
Amelia Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Discover Yoga at the Library at 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, October 3, 10 & 17 in our three-part series at the Amelia Branch Library. We'll start with chair yoga and finish with some beginner yoga moves designed to stretch and improve fitness. Classes will be lead by an instructor from East Cincy Yoga. For more information or to register for the classes, call the library at 752-5580 or sign up online. Please consult with your doctor before starting any fitness program.

 
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion about Ruth Lyons: First Lady of Broadcasting at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 3 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. Enjoy a look at the life and career of one of the most important entertainers in the history of broadcasters. Remembered even today for her professional and charitable works. Learn about this remarkable woman and her impact on an industry. For more information, call the library at 248-0700.
 
Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2:00 p.m.
Join our book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 4 at the Amelia Branch Library.  This month we will be discussing The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. For more information, call the library 752-5580.
Cardinal Quilters
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join the Cardinal Quilters in making quilts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the first Thursday of each month at the Felicity Branch Library. Quilts are donated to community groups like the fire department, YWCA House of Peace, Veteran's Home in Georgetown and others. Adults and teens 12 & up can call the library at 876-4134 for more information.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Join our Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 5 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. We will be discussing A Room with a View by E. M. Forster this month. Copies of this title will be available at the library. Adults can call the library at 248-0700 for more information. New members are welcome!
Learn to Quilt in an
Amelia Branch
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m.
Learn to Quilt in an Afternoon from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, October 7 at the Amelia Branch Library. Learn to make a traditional quilt block. No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. For more information or to RSVP call the library at 752-5580 or sign up online.
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Monday, Oct. 9
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Williamsburg Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for the 2nd Tuesday Book Club discussion at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and conversations about the novel are also relevant. No script here, just interesting discussion about various books. This month we will be The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. For more information, call the library at 724-1070.
Discover Yoga
Amelia Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Discover Yoga at the Library at 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, October 3, 10 & 17 in our three-part series at the Amelia Branch Library. We'll start with chair yoga and finish with some beginner yoga moves designed to stretch and improve fitness. Classes will be lead by an instructor from East Cincy Yoga. For more information or to register for the classes, call the library at 752-5580 or sign up online. Please consult with your doctor before starting any fitness program.

 
A Visit with Corners
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
or call (513)248-0700.
Join Cincinnati's Cornerstone Paranormal for a journey of haunted regional locations at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 10 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Library. See photographic evidence and detection equipment. The paranormal team is comprised of computer security and networkers, teachers and other professionals who approach the paranormal with a skeptical eye but an open mind. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 248-0700 or sign up online. For attendees ages 8 and up.
Goshen Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the Check It Out book discussion at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 11 at the Goshen Branch Library. This month's title will be Heartsong of Charging Elk by James Welch. Books will be available at the library. For more information, adults can call the library at 722-1221. New members welcome!