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Spooky Stories and a Snack

Bring the kids for some Spooky Stories from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 28 at the Milford-Miami Township Branch. Guest storytellers, the Dreamweavers will share some tales of the season with attendees 9 and up. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.


Fall Open House

Join us for our fall festival at the Amelia Branch from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, October 28. We'll have refreshments, a craft table and a performance from the puppet troupe! A technology table will be available to assist patrons with the library's downloadable resources. Visitors can vote for their favorite design in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. The Hands Up! Puppet Troupe performance is at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 752-5580.


Raptor, Inc. Visit

Join us for a visit from Raptor, Inc. at the Batavia Branch on Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. They'll have special guests as they discuss hawks, owls, and falcons. Attendees 5 and up will learn about our local birds of prey in a fascinating interactive presentation.

Raptor, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of raptors.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or register online.


Chilling Tales and Hot Chocolate!

The Dreamweavers Storytelling Troupe will perform scary and not-so-scary tales in the outdoor area at the Felicity Branch on Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. The library will provide the hot chocolate. Do you dare to be scared? For more information, call the library at 876-4134.



NaNoWriMo Kickoff Event

National Novel Writing Month is an international creative-writing project that takes place annually during the month of November, during which time participants complete a draft of a 50,000-page novel.

Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch, Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. for a NaNoWriMo Kick-Off! Get inspired to write your novel at our event. The event will consist of a meet-and-greet among participants; a presentation of the principles of NaNoWriMo; and a fun and motivating writing exercise.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online. For ages 13-adult.

We will have a NaNoWriMo Write-In on November 15 & 25.


Haunted Gingerbread Houses!

Join us at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, to make haunted gingerbread houses at the Williamsburg Branch. The Dreamweavers will tell two haunted tales to get everyone in the mood. We will provide all the materials (graham crackers, candy and icing), you just need to bring your creativity. Create your own holiday masterpiece! There's a limit of one house per family.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or register online.


ESL Conversation Hour

Do you speak English as a second language? Join us at the Union Township Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. for our monthly ESL Conversation Hour. Practice your English with Jennifer Wiebe, a local ESL educator, along with a friendly, informal group that meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

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


The History of Spring Grove Cemetery

Cemeteries act as memorials to the past and offer a unique view of our history, culture and way of life. Meet author, Philip J. Nuxhall at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 21 at the Amelia Branch. Mr. Nuxhall will share his vast collection of historical facts, stunning photos, and remarkable documentation of over 3,000 markers, monuments, and sculpture from the Spring Grove Cemetery during his tenure as historian. Join us for a look at the history of this well-known cemetery. Copies of Mr. Nuxhall's book "Stories of the Grove" will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information about the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580. For attendees ages 12-adult.


Pumpkin Contest

Do you have what it takes to win The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest? To win, create the coolest pumpkin around! Enter the contest with your friends or family, decorate a pumpkin and bring it to the Amelia Branch between Oct. 20 and Oct. 28. It will be on display for everyone to see. Patrons will vote Oct. 28 for their favorite, during Amelia's Fall Festival. Prizes will be awarded to the winners! Call the branch at 752-5580 for more information.


Your Digital Library

Your library card provides access to a digital library of thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music albums, videos, and databases. Come to the New Richmond Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. to learn about your options for using these resources via computer or mobile device. We'll provide an overview of:

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or register online. This program is for 13+.


RAPTOR, Inc. Visit

Raptor Inc. will present a fascinating program about local birds of prey at the Owensville Branch, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. There will be live birds and interactive displays. See what these birds prey on and why. Swoop into the library to learn more! Raptor, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of raptors.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online. For ages 5-adult.

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Art Classes

Catch up on your art project! Return to the Williamsburg Branch on Friday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. to complete the watercolor series that began in July and August. The two classes will cover basic drawing and watercolor painting techniques and be an extension of the first two sessions. Instructor Kanyoung Kim is be back to finish the series focusing on basic structure and perspective through landscape painting. Bring your love for art and be creative!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070.


Halloween Storytimes

Enjoy slightly spooky stories and a craft as we use books and an iPad to tell our own big green monster to GO AWAY! Wear your costume or your PJs to the New Richmond Branch.

For more information about the program, visit or call the library at 553-0570. We're offering two sessions of this program:

  • Online registration for ages 0-6 on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.

Library Short Story Contest

Now is the time to write the short story that’s been inside your head for some time. And the Clermont County Public Library has the perfect encouragement.

The Teen and Adult Short Story Contest is open Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. First- and second-place prizes will be awarded to teens age 11 to 17 and to adults ages 18 and up.

Short stories should be 700 to 1,000 words long. Special attention should be paid to spelling and grammar, story structure, appropriate and effective use of language and the story should have an imaginative approach. Stories with explicit sexual content and/or violence will be disqualified.

Email stories as a Word document to info@clermontlibrary.org no later than midnight Oct. 31. All entries are final; no revisions will be permitted once the short stories are submitted. Include your name, age, address, email address and phone number when submitting your short story.

Winners will be announced Dec. 6 and the winning stories may be published on the library’s website.

Judges will not know the names of writers until after choosing winners.

So sharpen those pencils and grab a clean sheet of paper – or pull up a clean virtual sheet of paper on your computer screen – and start writing.


Pumpkin Display

Bring a pumpkin decorated as your favorite children's book character to the Milford-Miami Township Branch for our Storybook Character Pumpkin display. Pumpkins can be real or foam, just no carved pumpkins please. Drop off your creative masterpiece at the library. Pumpkins will be on display from October 1-31. For more information, call the library at 248-0700.