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, Feb. 27, 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.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
Discover Ancestry Library Edition for Beginners at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 27 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library, 1099 State Route 131. Interested in researching your family history? Learn the basics of using Ancestry Library Edition. You can use this version of Ancestry.com for FREE at the library. This class will help you get started in discovering your roots. We will also show you other resources that the library offers to help with genealogy research. For attendees ages 13 to adult. Call the library at 248-0700 for more information. RSVP online at clermontlibrary.org to reserve a space.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Feb. 27, 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.

Creative Writing Group Williamsburg

Prompts for February 27, 2017

Since we’ve finished with the antagonists, let’s move on to their cousins the anti-heroes. The bad boys of the main character world, anti-heroes are never nice all the time. Gallant was always just a little too perfect for me. Your prompt this month is to begin a short story with an anti-hero as the protagonist.  Need more to go on? Choose one of the scenarios below.

He was a treasure seeker, plain and simple. He didn’t want to donate to museums or improve mankind’s understanding of lost civilizations, he wanted cold hard cash. He’s operated this mercenary way for years until innocent people are put on the line during his treasure hunt. Is the money worth more than human life?

She didn’t give a fig about the people who watched her shows. She was an actress because she was good at it, loved to be the center of attention, and made money. If she helped charities or relief efforts it was all part of the image…until she got personally involved.

Sure he’s a bounty hunter, and sure that means he doesn’t care much for others. He is in the line of work to get cash, but some of that cash goes to his little sister. He does care about her, though not enough to do more than send money in her direction. He’s not the stay at home type. Will he be there when she needs him? If so, you can bet he isn’t going to play nice.

Five Words

Sanction, Cantankerous, Deem, Gambol, Whimsical

Bonus Prompt

They toured the house with the real estate agent.

“We love it,” he said. “Is there anything we need to know about the house’s past?”

The agent looked down.
River City Writers&r
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Feb. 27, 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.
 
New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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 Redemption Road by John Hart at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 28 at the New Richmond Branch Library. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 553-0570.
Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2:00 p.m.
Join our book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 1 at the Amelia Branch Library. This month we will be discussing Killing Floor by Lee Child. For more information, call the library 752-5580.
Cardinal Quilters
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Mar. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join the Cardinal Quilters in making quilts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 2 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.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Mar. 2, 1:30 p.m.
Join our Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. We will be discussing Charlotte's Web by E. B. White 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!
Spring into Fitness
Amelia Branch
Thursday, Mar. 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Adults are invited to our Spring into Fitness class at the Amelia Branch Library starting at 2:00 p.m., Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23. Join us for our weekly afternoon exercise class. Instructors from the YMCA will be here to lead these classes designed for beginners. Please consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 752-5580 or visit us online to reserve your spot.
 
Union Twp. Branch
Saturday, Mar. 4, 1:00 p.m.
Gravestone Guardians. Wondering how to work with gravestones without damaging the stones? Mark Morton of Gravestone Guardians of Ohio will give us tips on how to make sure our ancestor's tombstones are maintained properly. For more information visit http://ccgsoh.org.
 
Iditarod, The Last G
New Richmond Branch
Saturday, Mar. 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
or call (513)553-0570.
Join us for a discussion on the Iditarod, the last great race, starting at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at the New Richmond Branch Library. Learn about the history of Alaska's annual race. Mushers and their team of 21 dogs travel approximately 350 miles over the course of 9 - 15 days. We'll discuss how these teams prepare and care for their human and 4-legged team members, and learn about Balto, the most famous sled dog. At 2:00 pm, watch a live simulcast of the start of the 2017 race. Stay and make a sled craft. We'll have a map race tracker updated daily for the duration of the race. For more information or to RSVP call the library at 553-0570 or sign up online at clermontlibrary.org. Attendees ages 8 and under will need an adult caregiver to attend with them.
Union Twp. Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Join our Constant Readers Book Discussion Group at 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 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, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.
Intro to Photography
Amelia Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Adults are invited for an Intro to Photography at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 6 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.
 
Felicity Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for Pushing the Limits: Science Cafe-Survival at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 6 at the Felicity Branch Library. Jana Marshall, science partner, will discuss global warming. For teens and adults. To RSVP and pick up book please call the library at 876-4134.

Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grand from the National Science Foundation.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 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.

Creative Writing Group Williamsburg

Prompts for February 27, 2017

Since we’ve finished with the antagonists, let’s move on to their cousins the anti-heroes. The bad boys of the main character world, anti-heroes are never nice all the time. Gallant was always just a little too perfect for me. Your prompt this month is to begin a short story with an anti-hero as the protagonist.  Need more to go on? Choose one of the scenarios below.

He was a treasure seeker, plain and simple. He didn’t want to donate to museums or improve mankind’s understanding of lost civilizations, he wanted cold hard cash. He’s operated this mercenary way for years until innocent people are put on the line during his treasure hunt. Is the money worth more than human life?

She didn’t give a fig about the people who watched her shows. She was an actress because she was good at it, loved to be the center of attention, and made money. If she helped charities or relief efforts it was all part of the image…until she got personally involved.

Sure he’s a bounty hunter, and sure that means he doesn’t care much for others. He is in the line of work to get cash, but some of that cash goes to his little sister. He does care about her, though not enough to do more than send money in her direction. He’s not the stay at home type. Will he be there when she needs him? If so, you can bet he isn’t going to play nice.

Five Words

Sanction, Cantankerous, Deem, Gambol, Whimsical

Bonus Prompt

They toured the house with the real estate agent.

“We love it,” he said. “Is there anything we need to know about the house’s past?”

The agent looked down.
River City Writers&r
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, March 6 & 20 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.
Goshen Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the Check It Out book discussion at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8 at the Goshen Branch Library. This month's title will be the Dead Man's Bones. Books will be available at the library. For more information, adults can call the library at 722-1221. New members welcome!
Batavia Branch
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2:00 p.m.
The Second Wednesday Book Discussion will meet at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 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 The Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha. For more information or to reserve a copy, please call the library at 732-2128. For adults.
Spring into Fitness
Amelia Branch
Thursday, Mar. 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Adults are invited to our Spring into Fitness class at the Amelia Branch Library starting at 2:00 p.m., Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23. Join us for our weekly afternoon exercise class. Instructors from the YMCA will be here to lead these classes designed for beginners. Please consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 752-5580 or visit us online to reserve your spot.
 
Gardening with Polli
Felicity Branch
Saturday, Mar. 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Discover Gardening with Pollinators at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11 at the Felicity Branch Library. Did you know that, according to the ODA, bees provide nearly 100% of the pollination for pickling cucumbers? Amazing! Learn how to attract valuable pollinators to your garden at this insightful and informative session presented by Chris Dresel, president of the Brown County Beekeepers Association. For more information call the library at 876-4134. For attendees ages 12 to adult.