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Job Hunt Assistance

We recently conducted an online survey about how our patrons use our website, online resources, and public computers. We'd like to share some of the results.

During the survey, 23% of our patrons using the public computers/wifi did so for employment purposes. 12% of them applied for a job using our computers and other online resources. 58% of those patrons received an interview and 42% were hired!

In addition to books about resumes, interviewing, and career opportunities, we have several resources to assist you during your job hunt.

Book a Librarian: Schedule a one on one session with one of our reference staff. Ask questions about setting up an email account or using MS Word. Learn about online resources to assist with resume creation or time management or brushing up on computer skills. Call one of our branches or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

Learning Express Library: Online resource that assists throughout the job search from filling out a job application to creating a strong resume to acing the interview.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success: Tutorials about workplace skills, computer skills, job search and resume tools, career test preparation, and GED test preparation.


Sounds from the Stacks: Randy Stephens

Save the date for this library concert! Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg Branch. Randy Stephens is a young musician who attends Williamsburg High School and plays in the band. He has played the alto saxophone for eight years and is an accomplished guitar and piano musician. He will perform music he composed and wrote himself along with some popular tunes. He is a master with the acoustic guitar and he has a crooner's voice that will be appreciated by all ages. Enjoy the music!

For more information about the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070.


Holiday Decorating

Holiday decorating made easy! Join us at the Union Township Branch on Monday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Martha Jane will create, design and teach you how to make your own holiday centerpiece. Martha Jane has presented many craft programs at the libraries in the past, most recently at the Clermont County Public Library's How-to Festival in September. The library will provide all the supplies needed to complete a centerpiece. You just need to bring your creativity and friends. Enjoy making a beautiful holiday decoration for your 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 adults.


Batavia Branch Gingerbread

Create a new holiday tradition with your family at the Batavia Branch on Monday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Or continue the tradition of participating each year. Create a festive gingerbread house and make holiday memories youíll cherish forever. Enjoy making something festive. Enjoy doing it with your family. Itís our sweetest program of the year!

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


Amelia Branch Gingerbread

Join us at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, Dec. 9 for a holiday tradition. Celebrate the season with our annual gingerbread house event, where families can create a sweet house to take home. We'll have three sessions to sign up for decorating your very own gingerbread house: 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your creativity and enjoy the fun!

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


Holiday Hoedown

Celebrate the season and have a boot scootin' good time at our Holiday Hoedown! Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 9 during 6-8 p.m. at the Milford-Miami Township Branch for an open house featuring a western riverboat magician from Cincinnati Circus, an informal square dance, crafts, games, a small used book fair and refreshments. Bring your cameras for special photo ops! Show off your duds - western wear is encouraged.

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


Art a la Carte

Need a last minute holiday hostess gift? Did you miss one of our craft programs this year? Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the New Richmond Branch to make a craft with supplies leftover from previous programs like a decoupage candle or a paint chip calendar. Or be creative and use the materials to make something totally different. Hand-made gifts are great to make and give!

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


Author Visit: Shelley Shepard Gray

Join us in welcoming local author Shelley Shepard Gray to the Goshen Branch on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. She'll discuss her book Christmas in Sugarcreek. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 722-1221 or register online.


New Richmond Open House

Take a little break from holiday shopping! Spend time with your family making a holiday favorite - gingerbread houses on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. - noon at the New Richmond Branch. The library will supply everything you need, just show up with lots of creativity and enjoy the morning. We'll also have other crafts, music and snacks. See you there! For more information, visit or call the library at 553-0570.

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Make It Take It Crafts

Be creative this holiday season! Create gifts for your family and friends at the Bethel Branch on Saturday, Dec. 13. Drop in any time between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stations will be set up to pick a gift:

  • Ornaments
  • Coffee cup cozies
  • Ceramic coasters

After creating your project, take it to the wrapping station. Happy Holidays! (Kids under the age of 12 will still need an adult with them.)

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online.

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Create a Fabric Holiday Ornament

Create a holiday keepsake! Make your own fabric ornament at the Felicity Branch on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. The Felicity Cardinal Quilters will help everyone craft something to celebrate the season. Teens and adults will sew their ornaments and younger children will have the option to use glue. All materials will be supplied. Just bring your next great idea!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 876-4134 or register online.