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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Season Extenders
Goshen Branch
Monday, Jul. 24, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn about the foliage of Season Extenders from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 24 at the Goshen Branch Library. Plants that provide late fall, winter, and early spring beauty are so valuable to the gardener and to wildlife. This talk lists plants which provide exceptional beauty into those difficult months. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 722-1221 or sign up online. This program funded in part through an institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for DIY Sugar Scrub at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 25 at the Union Township Branch Library. Mary Moran, essential oil and DIY health & beauty expert, will guide attendees through making their own sugar scrub. All supplies provided. Treat yourself! For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 528-1744 or sign up online.
New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 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 Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 25 at the New Richmond Branch Library. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 553-0570.
Planning a Vegetable
Batavia Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)732-2128.
Join us to learn about Planning a Vegetable Garden at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 1 at the Batavia Branch Library, 180 South Third Street. Discover growing vegetable basics for the new gardener. We'll learn about soil prep, composting, multi-season gardening and different techniques. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 732-2128 or sign up online. This program funded in part through an institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
 
Amelia Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Join our book discussion group for some great conversation and meet some new friends at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 2 at the Amelia Branch Library. This month we will be discussing Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf. For more information, call the library 752-5580.
Cardinal Quilters
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join the Cardinal Quilters in making quilts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the first Thursday of each month 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, Aug. 3, 1:30 p.m.
Join our Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 3 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library. We will be discussing The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 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
Monday, Aug. 7, 6:00 p.m.
Join our Constant Readers Book Discussion Group at 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 7 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 Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.
 
Goshen Branch
Monday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Join us for the Summer of Essential Oils final installment of our 3 Part Series starting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 7 at the Goshen Branch Library as we discuss Cleaning with Essential Oils. Diana Phillips from Herbs & Such Enthusiasts will be teaching us how to clean using scented oils and vinegar. She will share shortcuts on how to spruce up our homes and those special items. We will also make our own cleaning solution to take home and experiment. Ms. Phillips is a professional massage therapist and has her Aromatherapy certification. For more information or to RSVP for the class, call the library at 722-1221 or sign up online. For adult participants and teens 13 and older. 
Owensville Branch
Monday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)732-6084.
Discover your Digital Library at 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 7 at the Owensville Branch Library. Learn how to access the Ohio Digital Library website on your computer or mobile device. Bring your device and library card. Please download the Overdrive app prior to attending the class. If you need help with downloading, please come in prior to attending. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 732-6084. Ages 13-adult.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Aug. 7, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, August 7 & 28 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.
Williamsburg Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for the 2nd Tuesday Book Club discussion at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8 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 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. For more information, call the library at 724-1070.
Spring Sings but Fal
Amelia Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Join us for Spring Sings but Fall Rocks at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 8 at the Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple Street. Adults can discover the best plants for the season's grand finale! This program is funded in part through an institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio. For more information or to RSVP call the library at 752-5580 or sign up online.
New Richmond Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)553-0570.
Join us for Solar Eclipse 101 at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 8 at the New Richmond Branch Library. Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and best places and ways to view the eclipse. Make a DIY eclipse viewer. For more information or to RSVP call the library at 553-0570 or register online.
Goshen Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the Check It Out book discussion at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 at the Goshen Branch Library. This month's title will be the Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack. Books will be available at the library. For more information, adults can call the library at 722-1221. New members welcome!
Batavia Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2:00 p.m.
The Second Wednesday Book Discussion will meet at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. For more information or to reserve a copy, please call the library at 732-2128. For adults.
Tree Planting and Ma
Union Twp. Branch
Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
Join us in welcoming the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati for a Tree Planting and Maintenance discussion at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12 at the Union Township Branch Library. One of the most important decisions you can make as a gardener is to plant a tree. Learn the many techniques for identifying healthy trees at the nursery, how to plant them properly, and how to care for them until established. For more information or to RSVP, adults can call the library at 528-1744 or register online. This program funded in part through an institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Container Herb Garde
Bethel Branch
Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)734-2619.
Discover Container Herb Gardening at 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 14 at the Bethel Branch Library. Adults are invited to discover different techniques for gardening in containers as well as the best herbs to grow on your patio, deck or windowsill. RSVP online or call the library at 734-2619 to reserve a space. This program funded in part through an institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 14, 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.

Williamsburg Creative Writing GroupJuly 17, 2017Prompt

Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Take the first line of one chapter and the last line of the other chapter and write a short story (no more than 1000 words) using those as bookends to your story.

 Five Words

Garner, rush, sarcasm, simplicity, green  Bonus Prompt

*It’s 1849, and you’re headed West along the Oregon Trail. Describe the safety features of your state-of-the-art covered wagon.

*An undercover spy is about to impersonate you in all aspects of your life. Write instructions.

*Fill in the blank and keep going. “I really ought to eat more_____.”

*What piece of advice do you most often give and least often follow? Write a story where a character does the same.

 

Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)248-0700.
Join Stephanie Carlson, an ODOW-permitted wildlife rehabilitator, for an informational presentation about Native Ohio Wildlife at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 15 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Library. Take home some new facts and learn about programs in the Cincinnati area that focus on conservation, reduction of wildlife conflicts, and what you as a citizen can do to help keep Ohio wild and beautiful. Attendees ages 12 and up can RSVP online or call the library at 248-0700 for more information.