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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Goshen Branch
Monday, Jan. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up on your skill from 6-7:30 p.m, Mondays, January 9, 23 & 30 and February 6, 13 & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Participants ages 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Each week will work on a new project. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 722-1221 or sign up online.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Jan. 23, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, January 9 & 23 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.
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:00 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
Join us for Crafter Dark: Keeping Cozy! at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Stay warm and cozy by making upcycled t-shirt scarves, hand-sewn felt hand-warmers, and chocolate stirring spoons. Attendees will need to bring old t-shirts out of which we'll make scarves. For participants ages 12 to adult. Call the library at 528-1744 for more information. RSVP online.
New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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 At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 at the New Richmond Branch Library. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 553-0570.
Goshen Branch
Monday, Jan. 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up on your skill from 6-7:30 p.m, Mondays, January 9, 23 & 30 and February 6, 13 & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Participants ages 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Each week will work on a new project. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 722-1221 or sign up online.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Jan. 30, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
or call (513)553-0570.
Join us for Floods, presented by the National Weather Service at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 30 at the New Richmond Library, 103 River Valley Boulevard. 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 and the 20th anniversary of the 1997 floods. Julia Dian-Reed from the National Weather Service will be here to discuss flooding. Historical photos and articles will be on display. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 553-0570 or register online. For attendees ages 13-adult.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Jan. 30, 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.

Prompts for the week of January 9, 2017

 On this day, you will hopefully be attending a writing group. Here are some other events and factoids that also occurred on this day.

 

Christopher Columbus documented the first sighting of a manatee pod in1493.

Englishman Philip Astley staged the first modern circus in London in 1768.

The 1st U.S. balloon flight occurred on this day in 1793. 

On January 9, 1913, Richard Nixon was born.

On January 9, 1938, Stuart Woods was born.

The MLB officially banned Pete Rose from being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

January 9th is National Static Electricity Day. 

January 9th is National Apricot Day.

Universal Letter Writing Week is January 8-14.

January 9th is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. (Second Week of January.)

Coming of Age Day - January 9, 2017. (Second Monday in January.)

National Pizza Week - January 8-14, 2017. (Second Week of January.)

 

Please choose one fact to inspire your own short work. For instance, you could write about ballooning, the 1970s when Nixon was in power, or have a secret clue have been hidden on someone’s messy desktop. You could even write suspense like Stuart Woods. Or just eat pizza.

  

Five Words

Garnet, Apology, Carnation, Asinine, Pinecone

 

Bonus Prompt

Let’s be random. Find a writing prompt generator online and leave your writing prompt to fate.

https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt

http://writingexercises.co.uk/index.php

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters

 

Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2:00 p.m.
Join our book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 1 at the Amelia Branch Library.  This month we will be discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. For more information, call the library 752-5580.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m.
Join our Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 2 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. We will be watching the movie based on the book, Me Before You by Joho Moyes this month. Adults can call the library at 248-0700 for more information. New members are welcome!
Union Twp. Branch
Monday, Feb. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Join our Constant Readers Book Discussion Group at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 6 at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati, 45245. Explore different books and genres every month while meeting people who like to read as much as you do. This month we will be discussing, The Rosewood Casket by Sharyn McCrumb. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.
 
Goshen Branch
Monday, Feb. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up on your skill from 6-7:30 p.m, Mondays, January 9, 23 & 30 and February 6, 13 & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Participants ages 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Each week will work on a new project. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 722-1221 or sign up online.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Feb. 6, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, February 6 & 27 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.
 
Bethel Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6-7:45 p.m.
or call (513)734-2619.
Join us to learn about creating your DIY Home Spa Kit at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7 at the Bethel Branch Library, 611 West Plane Street. Attendees ages 12-adult will learn some recipes, and even make something for themselves, from spa items like an eye mask, salt scrubs and more. Register online at clermontlibrary.org. Call the library at 734-2619 for more information.
Goshen Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the Check It Out book discussion at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 8 at the Goshen Branch Library. This month's title will be the Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron. Books will be available at the library. For more information, adults can call the library at 722-1221. New members welcome!
Batavia Branch
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2:00 p.m.
The Second Wednesday Book Discussion will meet at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 8 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 Follow the River by James Alexander Thom. For more information or to reserve a copy, please call the library at 732-2128. For adults.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Feb. 13, 1:00 p.m.
You are invited to the New Richmond Branch Library at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 13 for the Bookends book discussion group meeting. This month we will be discussing The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 553-0570. New members are welcome. 
Goshen Branch
Monday, Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up on your skill from 6-7:30 p.m, Mondays, January 9, 23 & 30 and February 6, 13 & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Participants ages 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Each week will work on a new project. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 722-1221 or sign up online.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Make your own beautiful braided necklace at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 13 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Attendees ages 14 to adult will learn the fundamentals of stringing beads. The necklace will consist of three braided strands of beads and some chain. The materials for the necklace will be provided but please bring tools if you have them available. RSVP online. For more information call the library at 724-1070.
Williamsburg Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2nd Tuesday Book Club discussion at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 14 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 discussing Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. For more information, call the library at 724-1070.

Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
Kitchen Reader: Warm and Hearty Soups will be the topic at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 14 at the Union Twp. Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.

Using a variety of soup and stew cookbooks we will share soup recipes and techniques.  The OSU extension will join us and talk about healthy soup broths. They will also provide a valentine treat.

Bring your favorite soup recipe to programmer Phyllis at the Union Township branch or email it to pgoodman@clermontlibrary.org. She will put together a booklet of everyone's favorite recipes to hand out. Using America's test kitchen videos we will learn about making broth from scratch and review their tests on store brands.

For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 528-1744 or sign up online. For adults.