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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Crochet Class
Goshen Branch
Monday, Oct. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up your skills from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays, October 16, 23,  & 30 and  November 6, 13, 20, & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Interested attendees 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Register online at clermontlibrary.org or call the library at 722-1221 to RSVP.
Williamsburg Branch
Monday, Oct. 16, 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

October 16, 2017

Prompt

He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision—he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath: “‘The horror! The horror!” –from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

     In time for Halloween, let’s write a short piece of horror fiction. Choose a few elements from the titles of these horror stories and use them to inspire a piece of flash fiction (under 1000 words) or the beginning of a longer piece.

     For instance, you could use “The Monk” and “Misery” to write a story about a miserable monk who is going mad and chooses immurement instead of inflicting his madness on others. Unfortunately the cause of the madness is outside and now he is trapped in his own prison and disturbingly sane. He hears the rest of his brethren succumbing but cannot do anything to help.

 

The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)

The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)

The Pit and the Pendulum (Edgar Allen Poe)

Misery (Stephen King)

The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)

The Jewel of Seven Stars (Bram Stoker)

The Willows (Algernon Blackwood)

American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)

Wait Till Helen Comes (Mary Downing Hahn)

The Monk (Matthew Lewis)

Ghost Story (Peter Straub)

House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)

The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)

Books of Blood (Clive Barker)

The Great God Pan (Arthur Machen)

 

Disclaimer: None of these novels are intended for children and are often graphic, horrifying, and downright sinister.

Five Words

Hack, slash, shine, gourd, mercy.

Bonus Prompt

A couple vacationing in a remote area begins having the same nightmares. What is this nightmare and what does it mean?

River City Writers&r
New Richmond Branch
Monday, Oct. 16, 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the River City Writers' Group from 6-7:45 p.m., Mondays, October 2 & 16 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.
Felicity Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 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.
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:00 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
Do you believe in ghosts? Do you love true scary stories? Join John Kachuba, author of Ghosthunting Ohio, Ghosthunters, and more at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17 at the Union Township Branch Library for his tales of ghosthunting. Gather your courage, grab your EVP recorder, and get ready for the scariest true ghost stories from a master storyteller and ghost hunter. Copies of Kachuba's books will be available for purchase following his presentation. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 528-1744 or sign up online.
Yoga Series-Beginnin
Owensville Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
or call (513)732-6084.
Join us for Beginning Yoga at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 17 at the Owensville Branch Library. This class is designed for both those who have had no previous exposure to yoga but are eager to learn and start experiencing the amazing benefits of a yoga practice. This is second of three classes. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 732-6084 or sign up online. Please consult with your doctor before starting any fitness program. For attendees ages 16-adult.
 
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Oct. 19, 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.
Amelia Branch
Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
or call (513)752-5580.
Try our Teen Makers: Escape Room! at 4:30-6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19 at the Amelia Branch Library. Teens 12-17 can try your hand at cracking codes and solving problems using an official Breakout EDU box. If you are successful, an ice cream sundae awaits you! For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 752-5580.
Perfect Pie Crust
Bethel Branch
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m.
or call (513)734-2619.
Discover how to make no-fail pie crust every time starting at 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 23 at the Bethel Branch Library! Learn how to make a perfect pie crust from Cindy Mahaffey, who learned her techniques from her grandmother. She’ll have samples to taste and discuss. Bring your favorite recipe to share, too! For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 734-2619.
Crochet Class
Goshen Branch
Monday, Oct. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up your skills from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays, October 16, 23,  & 30 and  November 6, 13, 20, & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Interested attendees 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Register online at clermontlibrary.org or call the library at 722-1221 to RSVP.
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3:00 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
Join us for Genealogy Resources at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 24 at the Union Township Branch Library.  This will be a beginners' introduction to our library's genealogy resources. Discover Ancestry.com & Heritage Quest, and how to use family photos in your research and more! To learn more call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online.
Union Twp. Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)528-1744.
Historical Cameras from the 20th Century will be presented at 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 24 at the Union Twp. Branch Library. Mr. Reed has collected cameras over several decades and will be speaking about the history of cameras and photography from 1894-2002.  His presentation includes conversation and points of interest on how photography has touched everyone for generations. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 528-1744 or sign up online. 
DIY Spa
Williamsburg Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
Teens are invited for our DIY Spa at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 25 at the Williamsburg Branch Library. Make your own homemade spa products from common household items. We will be making a sugar body scrub and a lip balm to take home. For more information call the library at 724-1070 or RSVP online.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Oct. 26, 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.
Milford-Miami Twp. Branch
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
or call (513)248-0700.
Come for our Dreaded DIY: Halloween Themed Food and Décor at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 26 at the Milford-Miami Twp. Library. For those who love gore and the macabre, this DIY event is for you. We will demonstrate how to make our favorite Halloween-themed foods and decorations for you to try and share at your favorite haunt. Costumes encouraged. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 248-0700. 
Crochet Class
Goshen Branch
Monday, Oct. 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up your skills from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays, October 16, 23,  & 30 and  November 6, 13, 20, & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Interested attendees 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Register online at clermontlibrary.org or call the library at 722-1221 to RSVP.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Nov. 2, 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.
Williamsburg Branch
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m.
or call (513)724-1070.
You are invited to The Good, the Bad, and the Guilty: A Library Mystery Party from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, November 2 at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main Street, Williamsburg.

Eureka! Gold was discovered along the East Fork of the Little Miami River in Batavia Township. Meet a wagon train of travelers who took the wrong fork in the trail and ended up at the library. Luckily prospector Cactus Pete agreed to act as their guide. Everything was fine until gold fever overtook the occupants and Pete’s bags of gold disappeared. One of the varmints on the wagon train must be responsible. Can you find the gold and identify the thief before the marshal sends everyone to the hoosegow?

For more information call the library at 724-1070. RSVP online at clermontlibrary.org.
Librari*Con 2017
Union Twp. Branch
Saturday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Crochet Class
Goshen Branch
Monday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
or call (513)722-1221.
Learn to crochet or brush up your skills from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays, October 16, 23,  & 30 and  November 6, 13, 20, & 27 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 State Route 132. Interested attendees 12-adult will need to bring a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Register online at clermontlibrary.org or call the library at 722-1221 to RSVP.