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April Showers Bring Fun!

April showers bring May flowers! Join us at the Union Township Branch Library as we share stories, songs and rhymes about rain and spring. We start at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. We'll make our own rainmakers and experiment with watercolors. It will be fun for the whole family!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online. This program is for all ages.


Stranger Than Fiction Book Club to meet

Stranger than Fiction Book Chat: Local true crime will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Union Township Branch Library. What's Stranger than Fiction? Local True Crime! Come and discuss your favorite true crime books with other fans of the genre. Author Richard O. Jones, the author of Cincinnati's Savage Seamstress: The Shocking Edythe Klumpp Murder Scandal, will discuss his book and the story behind the crime. He also will answer questions. Light snacks will be provided. Union Township Branch

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online. This program is for adults.


Maker Festival Project Demonstration Application

Interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things are the purpose of the Maker Festival at the Clermont County Public Library. The festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Patrons can participate by demonstrating their own maker projects during the event. Both non-commercial and commercial makers will be considered. To take part, complete this online application before April 11, 2015. Makers will be selected based on the uniqueness of their projects and how well they fit in the library’s space. Makers selected to participate will need to complete the library’s performer contract.


Facebook 101

Learn how to set up and use a Facebook account with instruction from a tech-savvy teenager. Peach Norman Owen will demonstrate how to set up an account. Bring your own device and she can help you set up one for yourself! Learn about groups, pages, messaging, Facebook games and how to upload pictures. This class is the very basics of Facebook for adults.

Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Tuesday, April 7, 2 p.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.

Join us at the Amelia Branch Library, Thursday, April 16, 2 p.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

Join us at the Williamsburg Branch Library, Friday, April 24, 11 a.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or register online.


April Showers Bring Fun!

April showers bring May flowers! Join us at the Union Township Branch Library as we share stories, songs and rhymes about rain and spring. We start at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. We'll make our own rainmakers and experiment with watercolors. It will be fun for the whole family!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online. This program is for all ages.


Grow Something Fun

Join us for Pajama Night at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Monday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. We’ll learn about seeds and plants and soil and sunlight. We will make seed starters out of newspaper and kids can take some seeds home to plant in their own garden. Wear your PJs!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700. This program is for families with children ages 3-10.


Local Authors Celebrated

Mingle and talk with your favorite local authors at Ohioana 2015 All-Star Authors, sponsored by Ohioana and presented by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Sunday, April 12, 1:30 p.m., Main Library Reading Garden Lounge, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati. The event celebrates the rich heritage of local authors. The event will feature a gathering of dozens of Hamilton County authors, most of whom have published books within the past year. Readers will have a chance to talk to the authors and buy signed copies of their books as part of the afternoon celebration,


Crafter Dark: DIY Coasters

Join us at the Union Township Branch, Monday, April 6, 6 p.m. for the latest session of Crafter Dark. This time, participants, will learn how to make coasters using ceramic tiles. All supplies will be provided by the library although you can bring your own photos, book covers, or other paper to personalize your coaster if you'd like.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online. This program is for ages 12+.


Sensory Circus

Sensory Circus for ages 0-4 will be at the Union Township Branch, Saturday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. Children can develop their motor skills as they explore a variety of stations where they can see and touch sand, water, playdough and so much more. Kids will love this educational playtime!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


School's Out Movie

Enjoy a free movie with your family and friends at the library at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library. We'll also have some popcorn and drinks to share. Get out of the house and join us for a peek back at college days for some lovable cartoon monsters. For ages 5 & up. For more information or this month's movie selection title, call the library at 248-0700. Milford Branch

For more information, visit or call the library at 248-0700.


Library building committee to meet

The Clermont County Public Library Building Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, April 3, at Frisch's, 559 Ohio Pike in Cherry Grove. The committee will open the meeting in public session, but will go immediately into executive session.


Construction Zone!

Join us for Bedtime Stories: Construction Zone at the Amelia Branch, Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. We’ll learn about construction vehicles and the buildings they help create. Pretend to be a construction worker and help us build a tower! Don’t forget to wear your pajamas!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online. This program is for ages 0-8.


Little Makers and Tinker Tots!

Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch for Little Makers and Tinker Tots, an interactive program Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m. Kids can choose one or several activities: A weaving project using yarn/string and recycled woven fruit bags, a cardboard creation station, kinetic sand, un-stuff the plush toy and create a collage.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online. This program is for ages 3-7.


Airplane Science

Join us at the Amelia Branch on Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m. for Homeschool Hangout: Airplane Science. Fly into the library to learn all about airplanes and the science behind how they stay up in the air. We will build a variety of paper airplanes to test fly. Bring your thinking cap and develop strategies to see how far you can make your plane fly into the wild blue yonder!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online. This program is for all ages.


Reading Wizard Castle

Calling all reading wizards! Love LEGO bricks? Love reading? The Bethel Branch staff does too and we want to share our love of reading and LEGO with you. Any time a child checks out three books in March, the staff will reward him or her with a LEGO brick to add on to our Reading Wizard Castle! The more books read the more the castle grows. Join us!


Where are the tax forms?

If you want a printed 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax form or forms for the state of Ohio, the Clermont County Public Library will have a limited number available.

The IRS and Ohio are greatly reducing the number of printed tax forms. Also, no instruction booklets will be printed by the IRS and very few by the state.

Instead, IRS and state officials want you to visit their websites to download the forms and instructions you need.

Visit IRS.gov for federal tax information. Visit tax.ohio.gov for state tax information. Or call the IRS locally at (513) 263-3333 or Ohio at (800)282-1780.