Think of Your Library
Mother Daughter Tea Party
Join us for a pre-Mother’s Day Tea Party! You're invited to come to the Felicity Branch on Saturday, May 3 at 2:00p.m. We’ll enjoy light refreshments, create a special frame craft and listen to stories about mothers. Come dressed for a tea party! Register for this program by visiting the branch, calling 876-4134, or registering online.
Update Job Hunting Skills
Searching for a job? Not sure where to start? Clermont County's one stop employment and training center, Ohio Means Jobs, presents job readiness on the various components and stages of job readiness, ranging from resume-writing, networking, & interview techniques.
They'll be offering two sessions:
- On Monday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Amelia Branch. For more information or to register, call 752-5580 or register online.
- On Wednesday, April 30 at 2:00p.m. at the Union Township Branch. For more information or to register, call 528-1744 or register online.
Join us at theMilford-Miami Township Branch on Wednesday, April 30 at 4:00p.m. as we celebrate El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children's Day / Book Day) 2014. We will have stories, crafts and more! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
For more information or to register, call the branch at 248-0700 or register online. For children ages 3+.
Digital Resources for Ohioans
As an Ohioan, you have access to a vast and evolving collection of online resources, the Ohio Web Library (OWL). OWL provides digital versions of: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more! All available to you for free!
Just a few of the many databases available to you:
- LearningExpress Library 3.0: Adult learning, GED test prep, college test prep. Resources in Spanish too
- Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success: Job search and resume tools, tutorials for computer skills
- What's the Point?: Guide for identifying Ohio flint artifacts
- Explore Ohio: A Collection of 12,444 websites about all things Ohio
- What Tree Is It?: Identification guide by leaf, fruit, or name
Clermont County Village Name Origins
Have you wondered where the local villages got their names? Join us for a presentation by special guest speaker Rick Crawford, county historian. Mr. Crawford joins us on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 at the Amelia Branch for an entertaining afternoon discussion about village name origins. Discover the history behind how the villages were founded, causing many of the unique village names right here in Clermont County!
Crawford has received many awards for his writing. He earned Journalist of the Year honors with Cincinnati Suburban Press, United Methodist Church West Ohio Conference Historian of the Year and was a member of the first induction class into the Clermont County Sports Hall of Fame. And in 2009 he was voted one of Cincy Magazine's Most Interesting People.For more information or to register, call 752-5580 or register online.
Go Fly a Kite!
Join us at the Union Township Branch on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00p.m. for a lesson in kite making just in time for our windy spring weather. We'll provide the brown paper bags, ribbons, and popsicle sticks; you provide the creativity! For more information or to register, call 528-1744 or register online. This program is for ages 8+.
Children's books about kites.
New Board of Trustees Member
Dr. M.E. Steele-Pierce joined the Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees April 14. She was sworn into office by board president Joe Braun.
“I very much look forward to working with the Clermont County Public Library system,” Steele-Pierce said.
Steele-Pierce retired in 2013 after more than 30 years with the West Clermont Local School District. She was assistant superintendent of teaching and learning.
She also is a volunteer with the League of Women Voters Clermont County, UC Clermont Alumni Advisory Committee, Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation Salute to Leaders planning committee and as a Clermont Senior Services board member.
Teens Create Black Out Poetry
Teens, feeling poetic? Celebrate National Poetry Month with a visit to one of our library branches during the month of April to create Black Out Poetry. Discarded books and other materials are onhand at all of our branches to make the poems. Just bring your creativity! Poems will be hung throughout the month of April in the branches. Select poems from each branch will be featured on the Teen Blog at the close of the program. If you need a little inspiration check out these books on poetry or visit the American and English Literature Collection database to search for your favorite poem.