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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Amelia Branch
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2-3 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Stay fit at any age! Timeless Fitness will be at 2 p.m., Tuesdays , July 12-August 30 at the Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple Street. Join us for this weekly exercise class focused on seniors. Instructors from the YMCA will be here to lead these beginner classes. Please consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. RSVP online or call the library at 752-5580 for more information.
Williamsburg Branch
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Discover Historical Jewelry: Egypt from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Learn about jewelry in ancient Egypt and create your own Egyptian-styled necklace. This is the second in a series of historical jewelry programs throughout the summer. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 724-1070 or sign up online. For attendees ages 14 to adult.

 

New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Jul. 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 Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 26 at the New Richmond Branch Library. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 553-0570.
Williamsburg Creativ
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:30am
Creative Writing Group Williamsburg 

Prompts for the week of July 28, 2016

For a couple of months this past spring, anyone in the world with a phone connection could dial a Swedish phone number and “be connected to a random Swede, somewhere in Sweden” for a brief chat about anything under the sun. The Swedish Tourist Association created the “Swedish Number” to draw interest in the country by allowing everyday Swedes to act as ambassadors of that nation.

Choose a country you’ve never visited before but are interested in, and write a personal essay exploring what you would ask if given the opportunity for a ten-minute chat with one of its citizens. Then turn the focus on yourself, speculating on the specific reasons for your curiosity. Would you instinctively approach the conversation as an opportunity for a political discussion or a personal one? What would you say if you were called to be an ambassador of your own country?

--From Poets&Writers magazine.

Five Words

Jovial, Lout, Hoity-toity, Benign, Surreptitious

 

Bonus Prompt

Write a scene that is dialogue heavy...and make it work. If you want a different angle on it, write a screenplay. 
Williamsburg Branch
Saturday, Jul. 30, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Do you like to create things with LEGO bricks? Bring your creations to the Williamsburg Library by July 30 for exhibit in our locked display case during August. Ages 5 and up can participate. Participants could win LEGO Awesome Ideas book. For complete rules and information, please contact the library at 724-1070. 
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Join us for Exploring Fossils at 2 p.m., Monday, August 1 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Judy Krebs from the Clermont County Soil and Water District will share her extensive fossil collection and tell you what life was like 450 million years ago. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 724-1070 or sign up online.

 

Union Twp. Branch
Monday, Aug. 1, 6:00 p.m.
Share your passion for reading. Join our book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends. On Monday, August 1 at 6 p.m. we will be discussing The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.

Book Description: Six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of crochet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Work on your own project or learn a new stitch with the group. Bring your own hook and yarn. Whether you are an expert or novice, all are welcome! For more information, call the library at 724-1070. For ages 9 to adult. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

New Richmond Branch
Monday, Aug. 1, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, August 1, 15 & 29 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.
Amelia Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Stay fit at any age! Timeless Fitness will be at 2 p.m., Tuesdays , July 12-August 30 at the Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple Street. Join us for this weekly exercise class focused on seniors. Instructors from the YMCA will be here to lead these beginner classes. Please consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. RSVP online or call the library at 752-5580 for more information.
Batavia Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 3:30 p.m.
Join the Appalachian Book Discussion at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 2 at the Batavia Branch Library, 180 South Third Street. Discover Appalachia through books, both fiction and non-fiction, by participating in a discussion group focusing on this diverse culture. This month we will be reading Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. For more information or to reserve a copy, please call the library at 732-2128. For adults.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
or call (513)248-0700.
Meet 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library, 1099 State Route 131.

A graduate of Walnut Hills High School and UC recounts her struggles, sacrifices, and how she never gave up. Come hear local Olympian Mary Wineberg's motivational story as she inspires you to go after your dreams and goals, three days before the Summer Games begin.

For attendees ages 12-adult. RSVP online at clermontlibrary.org or call the library at 248-0700 for more information.
Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
Share your passion for reading. Join our book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends. On Wednesday, August 3 at 2 p.m. we will be discussing The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. For more information, call the library at 752-5580.
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:00 a.m.
Join us at the Felicity Branch Library for Cardinal Quilters Community Quilting. Learn to quilt or share your skills. Each month we will work on quilts to benefit community organizations. For attendees ages 12 to adult. For more information call the library at 876-4134.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Aug. 4, 1:30 p.m.
Join our Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 4 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. We will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 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!
Union Twp. Branch
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.

UT Talks: Special Olympics - a Champion will start at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 4 at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. UT Talks is loosely based on TED talks. For this program, we'll watch TED Talks: Special Olympics - Let me be myself, a champion. The Olympics start Friday, Aug. 5, and the Special Olympics are Sept. 7-18. We'll also discuss books about the Olympics and the Special Olympics. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online.

Goshen Branch
Monday, Aug. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Preserving the Harvest will start at 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, August 8 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Join Margaret Jenkins from the OSU Extension Service in Clermont County to learn about basic fruit and vegetable gardening techniques for backyard, community or container gardening. This program is designed to inform and inspire all skill levels to grow, prepare, and preserve local foods. Also, learn how to safely preserve vegetables, fruits, jams, pickles and more. For more information, ages 12 to adult can call the library at 722-1221 or register online.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of crochet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Work on your own project or learn a new stitch with the group. Bring your own hook and yarn. Whether you are an expert or novice, all are welcome! For more information, call the library at 724-1070. For ages 9 to adult. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

Williamsburg Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.
If you love to read, visit our 2nd Tuesday Book Club at 2 p.m., August 9 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Members meet once a month to discuss a book and to socialize. The club is a great place to make a new friend or two who share your love of reading. This month we will be discussing the title The Rosie Project by Graeme Simision. For more information or to reserve a copy, call the library at 724-1070.

 

Amelia Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2-3 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Stay fit at any age! Timeless Fitness will be at 2 p.m., Tuesdays , July 12-August 30 at the Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple Street. Join us for this weekly exercise class focused on seniors. Instructors from the YMCA will be here to lead these beginner classes. Please consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. RSVP online or call the library at 752-5580 for more information.