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Celebrate Batavia's History

Join us for an Open House at the Batavia Branch on August 5 to celebrate the Batavia Bicentennial! During the day's activities, historian Gary Knepp will tell the story of Henry Clark Corbin, "the most famous Clermont Countian you've never heard of". Corbin, an army general, played an integral role in the U.S. winning the Spanish American War and led the 14th U.S. Colored Troops into the Civil War. The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Be a part of the bicentennial celebration!

Totally Turtles!

Come to Family Night: Totally Turtles at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, August 5 at the Union Township Branch. Wear your PJs and bring the whole family for turtle stories and songs. Create a fun turtle craft to take home! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

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Pirate Adventure!

Ahoy, mateys! It's a Pirate Adventure puppet show at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 6 at the at the New Richmond Branch. Attendees of all ages can join Hap Hazard and his friend Polly the Parrot on a high seas misadventure. Hap thinks he's on a cruise ship, but Polly knows better. Come aboard for singing, dancing and fun!

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

Yoga for Teens

Teens, find yourself through yoga at the Bethel Branch on Tuesday, August 5 at 6 p.m. Instructor Lori Blevins will walk you through a few basic poses that leave both feet on the floor. She will also provide information about how yoga can relieve stress and increase energy. Join us to learn more about this low-impact workout!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online. Participants will need to sign a release of responsibility waiver before taking the class. Please wear loose comfortable clothing to class.

Family Night

Come to the Owensville Branch for Family Movie and Craft Night at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5. Bring your family for a special movie presentation and create your own version of ďOlafĒ the snowman to take home. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.

Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder

See the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder. A traveling display from the historic home and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, will be at the Amelia Branch (Monday-Saturday, August 1-23, during library hours). The panel exhibit offers information and images from her life and travels. Call the branch at 752-5580 for more information.

In celebration of the exhibit, we're having Laura Ingalls Wilder and pioneer themed events during the entire month of August:

We're celebrating Laura's half-birthday on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 4:00 p.m. Attendees ages 6-12 are invited to celebrate in pioneer style with games, treats and crafts. Register by visiting or calling the branch or register online.

Bring your family to our Pioneer Times with the Heritage Village Museum from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 12. Attendees will learn about pioneer times with our guest re-enactor and experience both work and play. Visit or call the branch to register or register online.

Join us for Fiddler Fun from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 19. Help us welcome local fiddler, Kitty McIntyre! Ms. McIntyre's love for bluegrass music started in the 80's. Having recorded two solo albums, she is currently working on her third instrumental project for recording. Her musical performance will be sure to please audiences of all ages.

Summer Reading Wrap-up Concert with Joel, the Singing Librarian!

Join us for our Summer Readng wrap-up concert with Joel, the Singing Librarian at the Williamsburg Branch Saturday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m. Joel Caithamer, a supervisor with the Kenton County Public Library has been entertaining children throughout the Midwest and has earned the Parent's Choice Recommended Award for his song, What's Happening Spaceman? For more information, call the library at 724-1070. For all ages.

The Future Is Now

Holograms, robots, virtual reality and GMOs. Investigate the science behind books, movies and daily life from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 2 at the Union Township Branch. This program will cover topics of how technology in science fiction appears to influence or reflect real world breakthroughs in medicine, science and everyday life. Join us for a discussion with Professor Chuck Hawkins, Professor Emeritus in Physics, from Northern Kentucky University and our own staff.

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

Author Visit with P.G. Simmons

Welcome local author, P. G. Simmons to the New Richmond Branch at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 2. Ms. Simmons will speak about her book, Gathering Shadows, an historical fiction novel set during the Civil War. A question and answer session will follow. Copies of her book will be on hand to purchase and have signed. For more information, visit or call the library at 553-0570.

Actors and Directors Workshop

What does it take to be a good director or actor? Find out at our Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2:00p.m. when members from the Ensemble Theatre join us for a workshop. Attendees ages 8-13 will work in small groups directing and performing scenes from classic fairytales.

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

ArtsWave Presents The Ensemble Theatre Workshop supported by The Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts.

LEGO Contest

Join in our 4th LEGO creations contest at the New Richmond Branch. Build your own creation and drop it off at the library between July 26-31 to be on display during the month of August. Patrons will vote on their favorite displayed entry and the winner will be given a prize and bragging rights! For entry info and size limits, please call the library at 553-0570 for more information.

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New Resource Debuts

As a Clermont County Public Library cardholder, you have access to a new online resource to help with genealogical research. World Vital Records provides access to a massive library which contains billions of historical records. The vast variety of records help shed new light on the lives of our ancestors. World Vital Records' mission is to make history both more engaging and more accessible for all. Patrons will need a library card for home access.

Summer Reading Challenge

Fizz, Boom, READ

More people have signed up this summer for the Clermont County Public Libraryís Summer Reading Challenge than last year. And there is still time to join the fun. The program continues through Saturday, Aug. 2. Sign up online.

Complete the challenges, win prizes and be entered to win a grand prize for each age group. The program is open to adults for the first time this year and the grand prize is one of three iPad Minis. Teens also have the chance to win an iPad Mini.

Itís easy. Itís fun. And itís a way to help children maintain their reading skills this summer. For adults, try to catch up on one of those books youíve been meaning to read.

The library has lots of reading suggestions online for adults and children. You can borrow eBooks, magazines, movies, music and TV shows 24/7. Download a few before going on vacation. Items are available for most devices.

Or visit the library for some great programs. Check out a list of programs. You also can call a branch library for more information.

The Milford-Miami Township Branch Library is hosting a LEGO contest for ages 5 and up. Create you own design and display it in the library. Take a walk around Promont House Museum in Milford and read a story along the way. Kids can learn jazz dance moves at Amelia or hip hop at Bethel.

What are you reading - or - watching this summer?

Learn to Draw and Paint

Join us at the Williamsburg Branch on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. beginning July 11 through August 1. Learn new drawing and painting techniques from instructor Kanyoung Kim who works in watercolor and acrylic. Improve your technique by focusing on light, shadows, perspective and shapes. Basic supplies provided, but you're also welcome to bring your own.

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