Clermont Co. Public Library
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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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Beginning Crochet Cl
Beginning Crochet Class
Union Twp. Branch
Monday, Nov. 24, 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.

Book Fair at the Amelia Branch Library
Amelia Branch
Monday, Nov. 24, Noon-8 p.m. (Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 24, Noon-8 p.m.)
The Amelia Branch Library will have a Book Fair on Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, November 24, Noon-8 p.m. Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials. For more information, call the library at 752-5580.

NaNoWriMo Write-In
NaNoWriMo Write-In
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6-7:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)248-0700.

Join us for the Write In at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. Meet fellow National Novel Writing Month participants and provide and receive support and encouragement. Or just use the time to work on your novel. Bring a laptop or paper and pen. A NaNoWriMo Write-In is an event where participants in National Novel-Writing Month spend time in a friendly and safe environment working on the 50,000-word novels they have promised themselves to draft during the month of November. For participants 13-adult.
 
 

Armchair Travel Book
Armchair Travel Book Club
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6:00 p.m.

Explore and enjoy intriguing adventures in our Armchair Travel Book Discussion Club. This month's title will be "Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure" by Sarah MacDonald. Interested adults can pickup a copy of the book at the library. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.
 

"Australian MacDonald didn't fall in love with India her first time there, at age 21. So when her boyfriend, Jonathan, a reporter for ABC, is sent there for work, she reluctantly follows after a year of separation. At first, life in India is as bad as she remembered it--overcrowded, smoggy, disturbing. A serious bout of pneumonia puts her in an Indian hospital, but as she recovers, she begins to make friends in India and to understand the culture. She finds herself attending lavish Indian weddings and trying to comfort her friend Padma, whose mother commits suicide after Padma marries without her permission. MacDonald makes an effort to understand the many diverse religions of the area, including taking a 10-day sojourn in a Buddhist temple and discussing religion with Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, and even a group of visiting Israelis. With Jonathan, she takes a trip to war-torn Kashmir, an area that is at once achingly beautiful and devastatingly dangerous. A lively, snappy travelogue."

 

 

Constant Readers Boo
Constant Readers Book Club
Union Twp. Branch
Monday, Dec. 1, 6:00 p.m.

This month's book discussion title will be "Bondwoman's Narrative" by Hannah Crafts. Copies of this months selection are available at the library. Adults looking for more information, can call the library at 528-1744.

Summary: "Tells the story of Hannah Crafts, a young slave working on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, who runs away in a bid for freedom up North."

Discover Your Digital Library
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 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.


First Wednesday Book
First Wednesday Book Discussion
Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
This month's book discussion title will be "Tapestry of Fortunes" by Elizabeth Berg. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. Adults can call the branch at 752-5580 for more information.
Volunteer Meeting at
Volunteer Meeting at the Milford-Miami Twp. Library
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.

Make a difference while making friends @ the library!

Volunteer at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library and support their Used Book Fairs. Business meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. New Members welcome! For more information, call the library at 248-0700.

Williamsburg Creative Writing Group
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Dec. 4, 10:30am
Williamsburg Creative Writing Group
Meets every Thursday at 10:30 except for holidays. Have a good Thanksgiving!
 
Prompts for the week of Nov.27th, 2014
 
PROMPT
 
Create a short story using one of these three elements! Mix and match if you so choose.
 
 An annoying boss, a bikini, and a fake illness.
 The first day of school, a love note, and a recipe with a significant mistake.
 A horoscope, makeup, and a missing tooth.
 A campfire, a scream, and a small lie that gets bigger and bigger.
 
 
Five Words
 
Create a short story using all five words.  Have fun!!
 
Donut, newspaper, sparrow, letter, abate
 
 
Bonus Prompt
 
You’re outside cutting your grass when you come across a large hole in the ground. You’ve never noticed the hole before, but it looks to be some sort of tunnel to another world. You decide to peek through and see where it leads, only it leads you to a pivotal moment in your past—and it’s giving you an opportunity to change it. Write this scene.
 

Thursday Afternoon B
Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Dec. 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

 

Adults are invited to join us for this month's Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion. We will be discussing "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. Titles are available in regular and large print for checkout at the the library. For more information, call the library at 248-0700.


Book summary: The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside-- Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

Christmas Crafting Crazy
Owensville Branch
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am-noon
Register Online or call (513)732-6084.
Join the fun! Revisit all the crafting programs at Owensville from Christmas 2013 through 2014. We will have floral arranging, Christmas bulb painting, domino jewelry making, arm knit scarves and many more leftover craft supplies. Visit the craft stations and pick your favorite to make and take home! This program is for ages 16+.

Winter Crafting
Amelia Branch
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)752-5580.
Attendees ages 12-adult will create homemade tea bags, hand warmers, decorative votive candles or pomanders for yourself or to give as a gift. All supplies provided. For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580.

Holiday Decorating with Martha Jane
Union Twp. Branch
Monday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)528-1744.

Holiday decorating made easy! Martha Jane will create, design and teach you how to make your own holiday centerpiece. The library will provide all the supplies needed to complete a centerpiece. You just need to bring your creativity and friends. Enjoy making a beautiful holiday decoration for your home! For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744 or register online. For adults.


Second Tuesday Book
Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group at Williamsburg Library
Williamsburg Branch
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2:00 p.m.

For this month's discussion title, please call the library. Copies are also available in large print and audio for checkout. Adults can call the branch at 724-1070 for more information.

Art a la Carte*
New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)553-0570.
Did you miss one of our craft programs this year? Join us and create one of the crafts we made previously including decoupage candles or a paint chip calendar! For more information or to register, call the library at 553-0570. For ages 13-adult.
 

Scrapbook Club
Scrapbook Club
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)528-1744.

Do you love scrapbooking? Do you want to get into scrapbooking but don't know where to start? Why not start here! Brenda Rettig of Scraps Etc will present a two-page layout for attendees to create, as well as teach techniques and tips for beginning and dedicated scrapbookers. No need to bring anything; all scrapbook materials are provided. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744 or register online. Ages 12-Adults.

Author Visit: Shelley Shepard Gray
Goshen Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
Register Online or call (513)722-1221.

Join us in welcoming local author Shelley Shepard Gray as she discusses her book “Christmas in Sugarcreek". Copies of her book will be available for purchase. For more information or to register, call the library at 722-1221.


Check it Out Book Di
Check it Out Book Discussion Group
Goshen Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Like to discuss what you have read with others? Then join us for the Check it Out Book Discussion Club at the Goshen Branch Library. This month we will be discuss "Christmas in Sugarcreek" by Shelly Shepard Gray. Adults can call the library for more information, call the library at 722-1221. 


Summary: As the holidays approach, dutiful daughter Judith Graber, feeling overwhelmed, overworked and under appreciated, is attracted to her father's new employee, Ben Knox, Sugarcreek's own "bad boy", but refuses to be another one of his conquests.

Second Wednesday Boo
Second Wednesday Book Discussion Group
Batavia Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
This month we will be discussing "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave. Copies of this month's title will be available for checkout at the library. Adults who are interested in attending can call the branch at 732-2128 for more information.
Beginning Crochet Class
Union Twp. Branch
Thursday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-Noon
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. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744.