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Christmas Crafting Crazy

Join the fun! Revisit crafting programs at the Owensville Branch on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - noon. We'll have floral arranging, Christmas bulb painting, domino jewelry making, arm knit scarves and many more leftover craft supplies. Visit the craft stations and pick your favorite to make and take home! This program is for ages 16+.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.

Special Fall Book Fairs

Beat the Black Friday crowds! Find the perfect holiday gifts at this special Fall Book Fair at our Union Township Branch. We will have books, audiobooks, movies and music in excellent condition. All donations go back to the public through great library programs like storytimes, Scrapbook Club, Family Night and Crafter Dark. See you there! For more information, call the library at 528-1744.

Dates and times:

  • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 24-25, Noon-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m

Our Amelia Branch is also having a Used Book Fair on Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, November 24, Noon-8 p.m. Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials. For more information, call the library at 752-5580.


Williamsburg Branch Open House

The library is open! Join us for an Open House during the Williamsburg Christmas Walk at the Williamsburg Branch, Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30- 8 p.m. The Hands Up! Puppet Troupe will preform at 5:45 pm. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Mrs Clause will hand out coloring books and candy canes. Create a holiday treasure at our craft table. Start your village walk at the library! Call the branch at 724-1070 for more information.

Family Night Fun

Pop-up fun with books! Join us at the Union Township Branch on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:45 p.m. for Family Night: Pop-Up Petting Zoo. We'll celebrate everyone's favorite books. We'll explore new pop-up books, play games, sing songs and make our very own pop-up craft. Let's explore pop-up books! This program is for families.

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

All Aboard!

All aboard! While watching the movie "The Polar Express," enjoy hot some chocolate and cookies at the Owensville Branch on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. Make a silver bell necklace. Surprise guests from the North Pole will stop in for a visit. And small train layouts will be running during the program. Ride the rails at the library!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online. This program is for all ages.


Aliens and Astronomy: The Truth is Out There?

Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Branch for a presentation about aliens and astronomy. Dean Regas, co-host of the television program Star Gazers and outreach astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory, will discuss aliens and the scientific hunt for life on other planets. During his speech he will talk about how he has heard every astronomy conspiracy theory and doomsday prediction in the universe. Mr. Regas will bring a telescope to look at the stars if the weather permits.

For more information, visit or call the library at 724-1070. No pre-registration is required for this event.

Tea and Dance Party

Join us for a party at the Owensville Branch Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. We will celebrate this year's "Doll of the Year" by making our very own tutus and having tea and cookies. Bring your doll and have fun dancing around with her in your new tutu. This event is for ages 3-14.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Join us for the Write-In at the Milford-Miami Township Branch. Meet fellow National Novel Writing Month participants and provide and receive support and encouragement. Or just use the time to work on your novel. Bring a laptop or paper and pen. A NaNoWriMo Write-In is an event where participants in National Novel-Writing Month spend time in a friendly and safe environment working on the 50,000-word novels they have promised themselves to draft during the month of November.

There will be two sessions:

  • The first is on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. Register online
  • The second session is on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. Register online

For more information, visit or call the library at 248-0700. For participants 13-adult.

Goshen Branch Closed for Renovations in November

The Goshen Branch will open to the public again Monday, Nov. 24, one week ahead of schedule.

The renovation work progressed well. As a result, the library will open at noon and continue on its regular schedule of noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving.

Items on hold will be available for pickup at the Goshen Branch when they reopen Nov.24.

The branch has a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting and furniture. The number of computer stations has increased from 12 to 18. Plus, many of the new furniture pieces, which includes a couch and chairs and computer tables, will have plug-in capabilities so patrons can use their own laptops and tablets.

The teen area is larger and brighter. The children’s area will have a couch where parents can read to their children more comfortably.

To celebrate the renovation – as well as the library’s 25th anniversary – the staff will host an open house Saturday, Dec. 13. Coffee and donuts will be served from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The first session of gingerbread house decorating will be 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. At noon, Branch Manager Lisa Breithaupt will introduce attending officials, former branch managers and her staff. Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees President Joe Braun also will make a few remarks.

Immediately afterwards, magician Jason Jacobs will perform and light refreshments will be served.

The final gingerbread house decorating session will be 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please register online to participate in the decorating sessions.

For more information or to register, call 722-1221.

Mitten Drive!

Donate mittens, hats and scarves! The Clermont County Public Library will accept donations of new scarves, mittens and hats for the annual Mitten Drive Nov. 1 to Jan. 3 at any of our branches. These items will be donated to the YWCA House of Peace and to the James Sauls Homeless Shelter. Your donations are appreciated!

Letters to Santa

Santa letters bring back happy memories for many people. This year, the Clermont County Public Library would like to share your family’s Santa Letters by posting them online.

Email copies of the letters to and we’ll post them on our website, Include a small photo. Only emailed letters will be posted to the website.

The library is accepting letters now and will start posting them to the website Dec. 1. Letters will be accepted through Dec. 22. Letters considered inappropriate by library staff will not be posted.