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Teen Tech Week

Teens, this is your week, March 8-14. Pick up a free flash drive, while supplies last. Create something special in the library using popsicle sticks and tell us what is your favorite technology in our online contest for a chance to win a LEGO Mindstorms.


Share a Story with an Officer

We appreciate our community helpers! Join us at the Amelia Branch on Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. as we welcome an officer from the Amelia Police Department as well as a police dog. We'll learn what the police do to help keep us safe. Enjoy a story, a talk from the officer and a craft!

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 3-11.


Circle Wall Art

Using decorative scrapbook paper, create circle wall art at the Owensville Branch on Saturday, Mar. 14, 10:00 a.m. Craft a beautiful sculpture that features different colors and patterns. Add a couple of rings and some glue and you have something new and different for your home.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online. This program is for ages 14-adult.


After-Hour Gaming

Game on! Join us for some after-hours tabletop and computer gaming in celebration of Teen Tech Week at the Milford-Miami Township Branchon Friday, Mar. 13, 6:00 p.m. There will be snacks! Bring your friends and challenge each other to your favorite games!

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 13-18.

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Learn About Butterflies

Join us for Discovery Club at the Union Township Branch as we read books about butterflies, discover how caterpillars become butterflies, and create a unique origami butterfly to take home!

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 6-12.


Irish Dancing

Join us at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. for a performance by the Erickson Academy of Irish Dancers. They'll perform a medley of Irish dances in both soft and hard shoes, talk about the history of Irish dance and answer questions from the audience.

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

Stick around after the performance for our Tune Talk program, where we'll discuss the history and influence of Celtic music.


Tune Talk: From Celtic to Country

Music appreciation! This is the first meeting of the new quarterly music discussion group called Tune Talk at the Amelia Branch at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10. In this session, we'll discuss the influence of Celtic music on country music's origins and the new folk revival. We'll listen to examples from the library's collection.

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 16+.

Come early to see the Erickson Academy of Irish Dancers at 6:30 p.m.


Scrap ’n Crop

Enjoy an afternoon scrapbooking at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, March 7, 1-4 p.m. Bring your supplies and projects to work on during the afternoon. Meet other scrapbookers to share ideas.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online. Register early because space is limited.


Read Across America

Read Across America! Visit the library March 2 to get your Dr. Seuss bookmark and a mood pencil. Stay and make a Dr. Seuss craft. Go to our Facebook Page and tell us your favorite Dr. Seuss book for a chance to win a small collection of Dr. Seuss books! If you are under age 18, ask an adult to help. Contest ends on March 14.


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!


March Into Reading Festival

Children between the ages of 0-6 need basic early literacy skills to become good readers. To learn more about how your child can master these skills, visit the second annual March into Reading Festival. The festival is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Union Township Branch. Call 528-1744.

Children's activity stations will highlight the basic practices of writing, reading, playing and exploring math and science to get ready to read. Joel the Singing Librarian will demonstrate the importance of singing and early literacy. Children can meet the library's mascot Browser. There will be prizes awarded for visiting the various stations as well as door prizes. All ages are welcome.

Children’s book authors will be on hand to discuss the importance of reading. Karma Wilson, an award-winning children's book author with titles on the New York Times bestseller list, will discuss literacy. Her books include The Cow Loves Cookies and The Bear Snores On. She started writing to give her three children something they liked to read.

Mary Kay Carson likes to introduce kids to the world around them by writing about space, nature and weather. Her books include Emi and the Rhino Scientist, Inside Tornadoes and Extreme Planets.

Seven-year-old Lauryn Marie Burks was trying to get ready for school one day wishing she had 100 hands to get everything done. Her parents recorded her ideas about how those 100 hands would help and turned them into the books, My 100 Hands and My 100 Hands Go To School.

A Xavier University graduate, Ashley Scribner taught and pursued her art career before moving to New York City, where she fell in love with the urban lifestyle. She returned to Cincinnati and specializes in painting Queen City landmarks. She recently illustrated her first children's book, Findlay: A Cincinnati Pig Tale.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will be sell books by Wilson. The other authors and illustrators have been asked to bring copies of their work to sell.

The March into Reading Festival is presented in conjunction with Books by the Banks, Oct. 17, 2015.

The Clermont County Public Library is celebrating 60 years of service to the community in 2015. What will you discover?”


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.