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
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Teen Cafe meets after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens and 'tweens can join us for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music and other fun activities! For more information, call the library at 876-4134.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
Owensville Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)732-6084.
Tweens & Teens Cooking Class starts at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 22 at the Owensville Branch Library. The Clermont County Extension Office will teach ages 10-17 about healthy foods they can make for themselves. Attendees will be able to enjoy samples during the class. For more information or to register your child, call the library at 732-6084 or RSVP online.
Union Twp. Branch
Thursday, Aug. 24, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Dog Days of summer got you down? Looking for the ever-elusive "just something to do"? Kids & Teens can stop by the Union Township Branch Library from Noon-4:00 p.m., Thursday afternoons in August and get crafty! Dig through the Bin of Everything or rummage through our supplies to make and take home unique creations, works of art, and gadgets and accessories. We'll supply everything you need except imagination -- that part is all YOU. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Join us for Teens in the Kitchen at 2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17 & 24 at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Danielle Combs from the OSU Extension Service will talk about cooking and demonstrate techniques for healthy eating habits. She also will cover topics like eating on a budget, which foods to choose, and how to adjust recipes to make them healthier for the family. For more information call the library at 876-4134.
 
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Aug. 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Teens, enjoys snack, games, challenges and other activities at the Williamsburg Branch Library from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursdays, August 17-May 17*. Hang out with your friends at our weekly after school club held by Erika Stockman, a prevention specialist with Clermont Recovery Center. It will be fun! For more information, call the library at 724-1070.

*Please note there will be no meetings on November 23, December 21 & 28 and March 29.
Felicity Branch
Friday, Aug. 25, 2:45-4:45 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.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
Felicity Branch
Monday, Aug. 28, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Teen Cafe meets after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens and 'tweens can join us for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music and other fun activities! For more information, call the library at 876-4134.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 28, 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 Group

August 28, 2017

Note: Yes, we meet the 4th Monday this month! The next meeting is not until 9-18-17 due to Labor Day.

Prompt

Write a Mystery Month

The goal is still writing to write (or at least start) a mystery story. In order to inspire you, I’m showcasing another subgenre that I think is tricky to do well. “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe is called the first locked room short story and in fact the first modern detective story. It has a very unconventional solution. What sort of solution can you propose for a locked room mystery?

Locked Room: a mystery in which the crime is apparently committed under impossible circumstances (but eventually elicits a rational explanation). Examples beyond Poe include: The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux; The Judas Window by John Dickson Carr

 

Five Words

Stealth, Outright, Love, Union, Beach

 

Bonus Prompt

In need of a short and sweet story prompt? This website is intended for children but I think it would be a fun writing exercise for teens and adults. Go to http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/writing-prompts/ and spin the wheel.

OR

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 404

By: Robert Lee Brewer  (from Writersdigest.com)

For today’s prompt, write an error poem. Alexander Pope said it best, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” We’re all human, and we all commit errors in life, whether intended or not. Some of them are small errors, like misplaying a ground ball in baseball or spilling milk. Others are much larger and complicated. And yes, there are non-human errors too. For some, it may be obvious that this prompt is inspired by the “404 errors” that used to riddle the Internet. Let’s have fun erring together.

 

 

New Richmond Branch
Monday, Aug. 28, 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. 29, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Discover the Chemistry of Soap Making at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 29 at the Williamsburg Branch Library. Regina Bauscher of Honey Sweetie Acres, a company which creates artisan goat milk skin care products, will explain the chemistry of soap-making and demonstrate the process. Samples will be available. For more information or to RSVP, attendees ages 16-adult can call the library at 724-1070 to reserve a space or sign up online.
Union Twp. Branch
Thursday, Aug. 31, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Dog Days of summer got you down? Looking for the ever-elusive "just something to do"? Kids & Teens can stop by the Union Township Branch Library from Noon-4:00 p.m., Thursday afternoons in August and get crafty! Dig through the Bin of Everything or rummage through our supplies to make and take home unique creations, works of art, and gadgets and accessories. We'll supply everything you need except imagination -- that part is all YOU. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Teen Cafe meets after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens and 'tweens can join us for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music and other fun activities! For more information, call the library at 876-4134.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2:45 p.m.
Join us for Tweens & Teens Cooking Class during Teen Cafe at 2:45 p.m., Thursday, August 31 at the Felicity Branch Library. The Clermont County Extension Office will teach kids 12 and up about healthy foods they can make for themselves. For more information call the library at 876-4134.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Aug. 31, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Teens, enjoys snack, games, challenges and other activities at the Williamsburg Branch Library from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursdays, August 17-May 17*. Hang out with your friends at our weekly after school club held by Erika Stockman, a prevention specialist with Clermont Recovery Center. It will be fun! For more information, call the library at 724-1070.

*Please note there will be no meetings on November 23, December 21 & 28 and March 29.
Felicity Branch
Friday, Sep. 1, 2:45-4:45 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.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
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Felicity Branch
Monday, Sep. 4, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Teen Cafe meets after school every Monday through Thursday from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. at the Felicity Branch Library, 209 Prather Road. Teens and 'tweens can join us for special gaming, crafting, writing, art, music and other fun activities! For more information, call the library at 876-4134.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
Cardinal Quilters
Felicity Branch
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Sep. 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Teens, enjoys snack, games, challenges and other activities at the Williamsburg Branch Library from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursdays, August 17-May 17*. Hang out with your friends at our weekly after school club held by Erika Stockman, a prevention specialist with Clermont Recovery Center. It will be fun! For more information, call the library at 724-1070.

*Please note there will be no meetings on November 23, December 21 & 28 and March 29.
Felicity Branch
Friday, Sep. 8, 2:45-4:45 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.

Please note the library will be closed for renovations October 18-November 13.