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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Felicity Branch
Friday, Feb. 24, 2:45 p.m.
Enjoy our Special Fridays! during the school year from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Each Friday, a community guest will lead special activities and discussions as part of the team-building experience. While having fun, participants will develop skills in leadership, communication, decision-making, and teamwork. Light refreshments will be provided. Topics and activities are different each day. For more information, call the library at 876-4134.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Saturday, Feb. 25, 11:00 a.m.
or call (513)248-0700.
Cincinnati's Freemasons: A History will be presented at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library, 1099 State Route 131.

Donald I. Crews, author of "Cincinnati's Freemasons" from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, will present a history of the order’s members, buildings and related organizations in southwest Ohio. He moved to Cincinnati 29 years ago as a young Mason, immediately drawn to our oldest lodge's fascinating history and its home in the massive and amazing Cincinnati Masonic Temple.

RSVP online or call the library at 248-0700. For attendees ages 12 to adult.
 
Owensville Branch
Saturday, Feb. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Learn the science of soap making at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25 at the Owensville Branch Library, 2548 US Route 50. Each participant will take home a soap sample. Supplies provided. For more information or to RSVP, teens and adults can call the library at 732-6084 or sign up online. This is a Year of the Pioneer learning event offered by your branch. Watch for other events in 2017 at all ten branches of the Clermont County Public Library.
Felicity Branch
Monday, Feb. 27, 2:45 p.m.
Join us for Teen Cafe at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens 12 and up can join us after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music, and other fun activities!
As part of the Teen Cafe, enjoy our Special Fridays! during the school year from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Topics and activities are different each day. For more information, call the library at 876-4134.
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.
or call (513)248-0700.
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.
 
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.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Mar. 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Thursdays, September 1-May 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.)
Teen Cafe will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Thursdays, September 8-May 25 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Teens, enjoy snacks, games, challenges and other activities at the library! Hang out with your friends at our weekly after-school club led by Erika Stockman, a prevention specialist with Clermont Recovery Center. For more information, call the library at 724-1070.
 
Felicity Branch
Friday, Mar. 3, 2:45 p.m.
Enjoy our Special Fridays! during the school year from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Each Friday, a community guest will lead special activities and discussions as part of the team-building experience. While having fun, participants will develop skills in leadership, communication, decision-making, and teamwork. Light refreshments will be provided. Topics and activities are different each day. For more information, call the library at 876-4134.
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.
Felicity Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 2:45 p.m.
Join us for Teen Cafe at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens 12 and up can join us after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music, and other fun activities!
As part of the Teen Cafe, enjoy our Special Fridays! during the school year from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Topics and activities are different each day. For more information, call the library at 876-4134.
Make It, Take It: Te
Bethel Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:00 p.m.
or call (513)734-2619.
Join us for Make It, Take It: Teen Tech Week at 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 6 at the Bethel Branch Library. Teens ages 12-17 can try their hand at some crafts that focus on STEM activities. Make a mini hovercraft, play with the cublet robots, LEGO Mindstorm and more! For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 734-2619.
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.
Goshen Branch
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Tweens and Teens Cooking Class starts at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 6 at the Goshen Branch Library. The Clermont County Extension Office will teach kids 10-17 about healthy foods they can make for themselves. For more information or to register your child, call the library at 722-1221 or RSVP online.
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.
Owensville Branch
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)732-6084.
Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the library with pizza and Roblox gaming from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7 at the Owensville Branch Library, 2548 US Route 50. Attendees ages 10-17 can RSVP online or call the library at 732-6084.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Mar. 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Thursdays, September 1-May 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.)
Teen Cafe will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Thursdays, September 8-May 25 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Teens, enjoy snacks, games, challenges and other activities at the library! Hang out with your friends at our weekly after-school club led by Erika Stockman, a prevention specialist with Clermont Recovery Center. For more information, call the library at 724-1070.