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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
or call (513)248-0700.
Simple Cooking for teens will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, January 24 & 31 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library, 1099 State Route 131. Join us to learn cooking basics with Margaret Jenkins from the Ohio State University's Extension office. And, of course, sample the cuisine! This two week series will explore different foods you can make at home. For more information, teens ages 13-18 can call the library at 248-0700 or sign up online.
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:00 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
Join us for Crafter Dark: Keeping Cozy! at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Stay warm and cozy by making upcycled t-shirt scarves, hand-sewn felt hand-warmers, and chocolate stirring spoons. Attendees will need to bring old t-shirts out of which we'll make scarves. For participants ages 12 to adult. Call the library at 528-1744 for more information. RSVP online.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Jan. 26, 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, Jan. 27, 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.
Felicity Branch
Monday, Jan. 30, 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, Jan. 30, 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.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Jan. 30, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
or call (513)553-0570.
Join us for Floods, presented by the National Weather Service at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 30 at the New Richmond Library, 103 River Valley Boulevard. 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 and the 20th anniversary of the 1997 floods. Julia Dian-Reed from the National Weather Service will be here to discuss flooding. Historical photos and articles will be on display. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 553-0570 or register online. For attendees ages 13-adult.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Jan. 30, 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.

Prompts for the week of January 9, 2017

 On this day, you will hopefully be attending a writing group. Here are some other events and factoids that also occurred on this day.

 

Christopher Columbus documented the first sighting of a manatee pod in1493.

Englishman Philip Astley staged the first modern circus in London in 1768.

The 1st U.S. balloon flight occurred on this day in 1793. 

On January 9, 1913, Richard Nixon was born.

On January 9, 1938, Stuart Woods was born.

The MLB officially banned Pete Rose from being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

January 9th is National Static Electricity Day. 

January 9th is National Apricot Day.

Universal Letter Writing Week is January 8-14.

January 9th is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. (Second Week of January.)

Coming of Age Day - January 9, 2017. (Second Monday in January.)

National Pizza Week - January 8-14, 2017. (Second Week of January.)

 

Please choose one fact to inspire your own short work. For instance, you could write about ballooning, the 1970s when Nixon was in power, or have a secret clue have been hidden on someone’s messy desktop. You could even write suspense like Stuart Woods. Or just eat pizza.

  

Five Words

Garnet, Apology, Carnation, Asinine, Pinecone

 

Bonus Prompt

Let’s be random. Find a writing prompt generator online and leave your writing prompt to fate.

https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt

http://writingexercises.co.uk/index.php

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters

 

Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
or call (513)248-0700.
Simple Cooking for teens will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, January 24 & 31 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library, 1099 State Route 131. Join us to learn cooking basics with Margaret Jenkins from the Ohio State University's Extension office. And, of course, sample the cuisine! This two week series will explore different foods you can make at home. For more information, teens ages 13-18 can call the library at 248-0700 or sign up online.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Feb. 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, Feb. 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.
Felicity Branch
Monday, Feb. 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.
Goshen Branch
Monday, Feb. 6, 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.
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Feb. 6, 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.
 
Bethel Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6-7:45 p.m.
or call (513)734-2619.
Join us to learn about creating your DIY Home Spa Kit at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7 at the Bethel Branch Library, 611 West Plane Street. Attendees ages 12-adult will learn some recipes, and even make something for themselves, from spa items like an eye mask, salt scrubs and more. Register online at clermontlibrary.org. Call the library at 734-2619 for more information.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Feb. 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.
 
Felicity Branch
Friday, Feb. 10, 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.
Felicity Branch
Monday, Feb. 13, 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. 13, 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.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Make your own beautiful braided necklace at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 13 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street. Attendees ages 14 to adult will learn the fundamentals of stringing beads. The necklace will consist of three braided strands of beads and some chain. The materials for the necklace will be provided but please bring tools if you have them available. RSVP online. For more information call the library at 724-1070.