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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Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30am
Williamsburg Creative Writing Group
We meet every week at 10:30. Come join us!
 
Prompts for the week of Dec. 18, 2014
 
Prompt
 
This week I will bring in the figurine of a lady.  The challenge will be for you to give her a life.  (For those of you at home, if you have a figurine of a lady you can write about her or pick one from a Google search.) Who is she?  What does she do?  Is she married?  Does she snore?  It’s all up to you. Give this lady a life!
 
 
Five Words
 
Create a short story using all five words.  Have fun!!
 
Whispered, cartridge, attention, plural, formation.
 
Bonus Prompt
 
A twinkling eye can mean many things. Start with a twinkle in someone’s eye and see where it takes you.
 
 
 
Mystery Book Club
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Dec. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Bring your lunch for this lively book discussion of "Live by Night" by Denis Lehane. This month’s title is available for checkout at the library. For more information, call the library at 248-0700. The Milford-Miami Township branch library is located at: 1099 State Route 131, Milford, 45150.

Book Summary: In 1926, during Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba, where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.

Felicity Branch
Saturday, Dec. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (513)876-4134.

We’ll supply the gingerbread house and all the sweets to decorate it; you just need to bring your creativity! For more information or to register, call the library at 876-4134. For ages 5 & up. Check the library calendar or call the branch for additional program times.

Felicity Branch
Saturday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)876-4134.

We’ll supply the gingerbread house and all the sweets to decorate it; you just need to bring your creativity! For more information or to register, call the library at 876-4134. For ages 5 & up. Check the library calendar or call the branch for additional program times. 

Felicity Branch
Saturday, Dec. 20, 3:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)876-4134.

We’ll supply the gingerbread house and all the sweets to decorate it; you just need to bring your creativity! For more information or to register, call the library at 876-4134. For ages 5 & up. Check the library calendar or call the branch for additional program times. 

Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Monday, Dec. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)248-0700.

Your library card provides access to a digital collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music albums, videos and databases. Learn about all your options for using these resources via computer or mobile device. For more information or to register, call the library at 248-0700.

Beginning Crochet Cl
Union Twp. Branch
Monday, Dec. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)528-1744.

Attendees ages 12-adult bring your 4-ply yarn and a size "H" crochet hook to class. Learn beginning crochet stitches from long time crochet teacher, Pat Esswein. Crochet classes meet the last Monday at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744.

Armchair Travel Book
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 6:00 p.m.

Explore and enjoy intriguing adventures in our Armchair Travel Book Discussion Club. This month's title will be "The Magnetic North" by Sara Wheeler. Interested adults can pickup a copy of the book at the library. For more information about our book discussion, call the library at 528-1744.

"Wheeler thought her polar expedition days were over once she wrote about her Antarctica adventures in Terra Incognita (1998), but the Arctic lured her from her London home. As the best investigative travel writers do, Wheeler explores the past (most passionately the life of Norwegian explorer and Nobel laureate Fridtjof Nansen) and the present in a riveting, many-faceted chronicle. Wheeler describes her challenging Lapland sojourn (with her baby son) among endangered reindeer herders and reports grim facts about the Russian Arctic's radioactive contamination. In Arctic Alaska, she rides with a woman trucker on the only highway to the Arctic Ocean and explains the damage done to an Arctic Serengeti teeming with wildlife by the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Wheeler visits scientists in Greenland, takes an Arctic cruise with her older son, and documents with verve and ire tragically miscarried cultural assimilation and racial marginalization, reckless development, and catastrophic pollution, which will all grow worse as the "big melt" accelerates and the Arctic becomes a hotly contested energy frontier. Mordantly funny, gritty, and bracing, Wheeler's revelatory dispatches from climate-change central are essential."

Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Saturday, Jan. 3, 1-4pm
Register Online or call (513)248-0700.
Join us for Scrap 'N Crop from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, January 3 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. Bring your supplies and projects to work on during the afternoon. Meet other scrapbookers to share ideas. For more information or to register, adults can call the library at 248-0700.
Goshen Branch
Monday, Jan. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to Crochet! Whether an expert or novice, attendees ages 12 & up are invited to learn something new and create projects to wear or display. Bring a hook to class. For more information or to register, call the library at722-1221.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Jan. 5, 6-7:45 p.m.

Share your writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone your craft and network with fellow writers. River City Writers’ Group at the New Richmond Branch Library. For more information, call the library at 553-0570. Ages 15-adult.

Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Jan. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
Work on your own project or learn a new stitch. Whether an expert or novice, everyone is welcome! Please bring your own hook and yarn. Ages 9-adult. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the library at 724-1070.
 

 

Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 6:30-7:30pm
Register Online or call (513)248-0700.
Yoga for Beginners for adults will be on Tuesdays, January 6 & 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. Instructor Lori Blevins of East Cincy Yoga will guide students through the classes. Emphasis will be on placed on the importance of proper alignment, natural and relaxed breathing and developing self-awareness. Bring an exercise mat to class. For more information or to register, call the library at 248-0700.
New Richmond Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m.

All ages with their caregivers are invited for stories, songs and crafts to promote early literacy. No registration required. For more information, call the library at 553-0570.

Batavia Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1:00 pm
Join a new book discussion group focusing on Appalachian studies at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 7 at the Batavia Branch Library. Clermont County has a diverse population and many are Appalachian. Richly diverse literature is available to explore. The first meeting is a discussion of "Clay's Quilt" by Silas House. For more information or to register, call the library at 732-2128.
Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m.
This month we will be discussing China Dolls by Lisa See. Copies of this month's title are available at the library. For more information, call the library at 752-5580. New members are welcome to join the book discussion.
Union Twp. Branch
Thursday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m.-Noon
Register Online or call (513)528-1744.

Learn the art of crochet! Pat Esswein, a long-time instructor will join us for this fun program that will focus on basic crochet stitches. The library will have an assortment of yarn available but please bring your own 4-ply yarn if you would like to work with a specific color. *Participants will need to bring their own crochet “H” hook*  For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744.

Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Creative Writing Groups meets on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Williamsburg Branch Library. 

Prompts are given weekly to inspire, but they are not required assignments. Everyone is welcome to read their stories. Critiques are given if requested. New participants are always welcome.

For more information, call the library at 724-1070.

 

New Richmond Branch
Thursday, Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m.

BabyTime is an interactive storytime with infant and caregiver. Join us for stories, music, rhymes and tickles to begin building early literacy skills. For ages 0-18 months. No registration required. For more information, call the library at 248-0700.

Bethel Branch
Monday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m.

Join us for the Bethel Branch Library Book Discussion Group meeting at 1 p.m., Monday, January 12 for a discussion of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer. Copies of the books are available at the branch. New members are always welcome. Adults can call the library at 734-2619 for more information.

Summary: In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.