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Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off Events!

Be a hero! Join us at one of our Summer Reading Challenge kick-off parties, June 6. Sign up for the challenge online. All ages can read and earn prizes!

Union Township Branch Library

The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. with music from the Clermont County Philharmonic Orchestra. Other activities, including making a superhero mask, happening until 3:30 p.m. Ages 13+, sign up to make a t-shirt tote bag. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.

Milford-Miami Township Branch Library

Join us for a magically good time at 11 a.m. when Jim Kleefeld performs his Hero Magic show! This exciting show features stories mixed with magic, all about heroes like Thomas Edison, Superman and Batman, doctors, teachers and librarians - and even mom and dad. The show is interactive, so children get to help create the magic! For more information, call the library at 248-0700.

Owensville Branch Library

Join us at 1 p.m. for a heroic meet and greet with two courageous caped crusaders! Learn to develop your own super powers to become a real life hero. KAPOW! For more information, call the library at 732-6084. Sign up for this super event!

Amelia Branch Library

Visit us between 1:30 - 4 p.m. and experience the adventure of our Hero’s Quest! We'll be painting faces with superhero masks. Visit with some special reptiles and ask about their superpowers! For more information call the library at 752-5580.

Williamsburg Branch Library

The heroics start at 3 p.m. when you have the chance to meet two caped crusaders! They'll explain how you can develop your own super powers and become a real life hero. BAM! For more information, call the library at 724-1070. Sign up for this heroically fun event!


Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off Events!

Be a hero! Join us at one of our Summer Reading Challenge kick-off parties, June 9. Sign up for the challenge online starting June 6. All ages can read and earn prizes!

Bethel Branch Library

Join our carnival of fun from 12:30 - 4 p.m.! Magician Jim Kleefeld performs his entertaining and lively show about heroes and superheroes twice. We'll also have carnival games, crafts and snacks. For more information, call the branch at 734-2619. RSVP online for the:

Felicity Branch Library

Join us at 5 p.m. when Jim Kleefeld performs a magic show about real and fictional heroes. The show is interactive so children will get to help create the magic! For ages 4 and up. For more information, call the branch at 876-4134. Sign up for the magic show!


Summer of Herbs

Growing herbs? Want to learn how to cook with them? Join us at the Goshen Branch Library, Monday, June 1, 6 p.m. as Jan Anderson from Herbs & Such Enthusiast teaches a class about using herbs in your cooking. We'll be sampling herb butter, cheese ball and bread.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 722-1221 or RSVP online. This program is for ages 10 and up.


Summer Reading Carnival

Celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Challenge at the New Richmond Branch Library, Monday, June 8, 4 - 7 p.m. Join us for good old fashioned carnival fun! We'll have classic carnival games, crafts and snacks. Paint your own face! Watch a performance by the library's own Hands Up! Puppet Troupe at 6 p.m.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 553-0570. This event is for all ages.


Family Night: Zany Zoo

Bring your family to celebrate National Zoo and Aquarium Month with us! Join us at the Union Township Branch Library, Tuesday, June 9, 6:45 p.m. for stories, songs and rhymes about our favorite animals. Make your own zoo or aquarium craft to take home!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online. This program is for families.


Food Preservation Class

Farmers' markets and gardens, what to do with all of that delicious, local produce? Learn how to preserve it with Margaret Jenkins from the Ohio State University Extension Office. Come to the New Richmond Branch Library, Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. You'll learn the basics of canning, safety and water bath versus pressure canning. She'll share resources and recipes for canning, pickling, preserving and freezing a variety of fruits and vegetables.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or RSVP online. This class is for ages 13 and up.


Movie Music Heroes

Are you a music fan? Join us at the Amelia Branch Library for Tune Talk, our music discussion group, Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. This month we're exploring popular movie music. We'll listen to and discuss recent award winners, plus explore today's hottest composers. No movie ticket required!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This group is for ages 13 and up.


Sensory Science

Science fun! Preschoolers and their caregivers can join us at the New Richmond Branch Library, Thursday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. for a visit from the Cincinnati Museum Center. We'll explore the awesome science in everyday items using our noses to know or maybe hands, ear, eyes or a tongue! We'll learn through touching, smelling and seeing the world while building important science skills. A live animal is a touchable finale to this sense-sational program!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 3-6.


Super Hero School

Are you super fast or super strong? Attend Super Hero School at the Batavia Branch Library, Thursdays, June 11 - July 2, noon. Join us each week and discover your super powers! Listen to super stories, make super crafts and play games based on super powers.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or RSVP online. This event is for super heroes ages 7-12.


Discovery Club: Community Heroes

Superheroes are found in unexpected places! Join us at the Union Township Branch Library's Discovery Club and explore the theme Community Heroes. Local heroes, including a police officer and firefighter, will talk about their service to the community. We'll also play games and craft. This club is for ages 8-12.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online:


Crafting Class

Perk up your wardrobe by learning how to make a necklace with ribbon yarn. Join the crafting class at the Owensville Branch Library, Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. The necklaces are easy to make and can double as great handmade gifts for your family and friends. All supplies are provided!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the class, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or RSVP online. This class is for ages 14 and up.


Back to Medieval Times

Party like it's 1499! Join us as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism create a mini Renaissance Festival at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Saturday, June 13 from 1-4 p.m. Watch members as they stage sword battles with each other. They'll talk about the history of their "characters" along with historical trivia. The fun includes a fashion show. Discuss period clothing and ask members about their outfits.

For more information , visit or call the library at 248-0700. This event is for all ages.


Be a Superhero!

Do you have what it takes to be a Superhero? Find out at the Amelia Branch Library, Saturday, June 13, 2 p.m. Trainees ages 3-11 are invited to design superhero identities, including creating shields and masks. We'll tell stories and talk about our favorite heroes. Be a superhero!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online.


Art after Dark

Join us for some glow-in-the-dark fun at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Monday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.! We'll paint the inside of Mason jars with non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint to look like fireflies or stars. We also will make glow-in-the-dark sidewalk chalk. Plus, we will provide regular paint, stencils and other craft materials. Wear old clothing because making glow-in-the-dark treasures can be messy!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 9 and up.


Superhero School

Superheroes unite! Join us for Superhero School this summer at the Bethel Branch Library, Tuesdays, June 16 - July 28, 12:30 p.m. We'll explore superhero powers like magnetism, lightning and flight. We'll talk about what it takes to be a community hero. What good deeds will you do as a hero?

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 6-12.


Meet a Hero

Meet a local hero! Join us at the New Richmond Branch Library, Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. to meet a New Richmond Fire Department firefighter. Get up close to a fire truck, listen to stories and make an awesome fire hero craft. Every hero has a story!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 3-9. In case of rain, this event will happen on Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.


Minecrafting!

Minecrafting fun at the Amelia Branch Library, Thursday, June 18, 4 p.m. Recreate the world of your favorite building game through crafts, activities and snacks! Create a set of Perler bead tools to take home. Be creative!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 6-12.


Comedy Improv Performance

Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m. for a performance of improvisational comedy featuring Cincinnati's own The Middle Child improv troupe. This is a family-friendly show everyone can enjoy while laughing aloud as you meet the various characters that make up one of Cincinnati's best kept comedy secrets. Come laugh in the library with the Middle Child!

For more information, visit or call the library at 248-0700. This event is for all ages.


A Brief History of the Cincinnati Reds

Before the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, learn about highlights from the history of the Cincinnati Reds at the New Richmond Branch Library, Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. Gary Crouch, lifetime fan of the team, will present information about the team from the early days as the first professional franchise through the Big Red Machine Era of the 1970s to now. We'll also have vintage books, postcards, autographs and other collectibles on display.

For more information about the event, visit or call the library at 553-0570. This lecture is for all ages.


Discover Your Digital Library

Your library card provides access to thousands of downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines, music albums, videos and databases - all for free. Learn how to take advantage of these resources at the Williamsburg Branch, Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. Discover a whole new kind of library that is available 24/7!

For more information or to receive a reminder about this class, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or RSVP online. This class is for teens and adults.


Play Your Way Game Night

Choose to play your way! Kids and teens, play from a variety of old school-style games with a new twist at the Amelia Branch, Tuesday, June 23, 6 p.m. Test your skills at Giant Jenga. Or try a DIY craft. Play minute-to-win-it games and enjoy snacks with your friends. Prizes awarded to our winners!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This event is for ages 10-17.

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