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Debut Fiction for March
Fiction books arriving soon on your library shelves. Reserve a copy today!
North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo. Perfume heiress turns unwilling sleuth in Eloís suspense series launch. Surviving a fishing boat collision that ends her friendís life, Boston girl Pirio Kasparov, convinced that the incident was not an accident, is tapped to participate in a research project at the side of a journalist who helps her unravel a plot involving the frigid whaling grounds off Baffin Island.
The UnAmericans: Stories by Molly Antopol Ė Honored as one of the National Book Foundationís 5 Under 35, Antopol enters American fiction with startling originality and honesty. A debut collection traces the experiences of painfully human protagonists from a range of cultures, including a blacklisted Hollywood actor who struggles to connect with his son, an Israeli soldier who comes of age when his brother is injured on their communal farm and a dissenting gallery worker who begins smuggling and curating underground art.
The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry. This debut literary thriller opens with a terrible tragedy: a sudden earthquake in the Moroccan city of Tangiers kills Harry and Robinís only child, a young son, Dillon. Five years later, the couple has long since relocated to Ireland and is slowly becoming hopeful for their future. All seems well until Harry sees their son in the streets of Dublin and with this glimpse, long-held secrets threaten to destroy Harry and Robinís new life.
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Digital Resources for Ohioans
As an Ohioan, you have access to a vast and evolving collection of online resources, the Ohio Web Library (OWL). OWL provides digital versions of: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more! All available to you for free!
Just a few of the many databases available to you:
- LearningExpress Library 3.0: Adult learning, GED test prep, college test prep. Resources in Spanish too
- Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success: Job search and resume tools, tutorials for computer skills
- What's the Point?: Guide for identifying Ohio flint artifacts
- Explore Ohio: A Collection of 12,444 websites about all things Ohio
- What Tree Is It?: Identification guide by leaf, fruit, or name
Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week, April 5-12, is a national awareness campaign to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances. Our library has resources to help! Through our website, you have access to several online classes, articles, even eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines. Plus we have books, audiobooks, and magazines in our branches available to check out.
You can take several online personal finance courses. You can learn more about investing or money management for free, at your own pace.
If it's magazines or journal articles you're after, you can search for information about investing and personal finance from a wide range of journals, newspapers, and magazines via EBSCOHost. We also offer access to ConsumerReports.org. Read articles about brokerage services, insurance, banking and credit, and online shopping. You can read about fees that you shouldn't pay or where to find the best deals on airline travel. We also have digital versions of popular financial magazines such as Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance through Zinio.
Want to listen to your financial advice while you're on the go? We've got you covered there too. We have eAudiobooks about finance that you can download to your iPod, smartphone, or computer. And we have books on CD about finance that you can check out and listen to in your car.
Write Like It's the Renaissance
Learn how to write like a Renaissance man or woman! Our staff members are offering multiple sessions of calligraphy lessons. Come create a work of word art. Learn Italic style lettering along with tips and tricks to create your own greeting cards, invitations, and more. We provide all supplies. You supply the creativity!
Each branch is offering two sessions. You may take one or both. Register by visiting the branch, calling, or online. This program is for 16+.
At the Amelia Branch, 752-5580:
At the Milford-Miami Township Branch, 248-0700.
Make a Bird Feeder
Help our feathered friends out at our next Crafter Dark session at the Union Township Branch on Monday, March 17 at 6:00p.m. We'll make unique bird feeders using simple, around-the-home materials. We'll also create colorful nest helpers to give your neighborhood birds some help building nexts. Register for the program by visiting the branch, calling 528-1744, or online. Books about making bird feeders.
All in Knots
Teens, come to the Williamsburg Branch on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00p.m. for an evening of bracelet making. You'll learn how to create woven chain and rubber band bracelets to keep or to share with friends and family. To register, visit the branch, call 724-1070, or online. This program is for attendees ages 11-17.
Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Wednesday, March 26 at 3:00p.m. for Drawing Inspiration: The Pen Is Mightier. Presenter Ronald LaCour explains the basics of comic book creation and then you get to draw a comic book starring your own superhero. This program is for ages 8-14. Register for the program by visiting the branch, calling 248-0700, or registering online.
Come to Homeschool Hangout at the Amelia Branch on Friday, March 28 at 11:00a.m. to visit with animals from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens! What do animals really need to survive? Discover essential animal traits and must-have requirements for survival! Meet and greet two of our special animal guest! For more information or to register, visit or call the library at 752-5580, or register online.
Identify Ohio Mammals
Come to the Amelia Branch on Saturday, March 29 at 2:00p.m. for a whirlwind tour of every mammal in this part of Ohio. Do you know the difference between a red fox and a gray fox? How about a gray squirrel and a fox squirrel? What animals hibernate, and which are active year-round? Learn about local mammals of Southwestern Ohio with the Cincinnati Nature Center's Connie O'Connor. This is an all ages program. To register, visit the branch, call 752-5580, or online.
Kids, ages 5-10, join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, March 29 at 3:00p.m. for superhero training! You'll use your newly developed superpowers to compete against supervillains in an obstacle course. Costumes are encouraged! Register for the program by visiting the branch, calling 248-0700, or registering online.
History of Clermont County
Join us at the Union Township Branch on Saturday, April 5 at 2:00pm for a presentation by local author and historian, Gary Knepp. He'll discuss the history of Clermont County from its early beginnings over 200 years ago up through the 20th century. To register for the program, visit the branch, call 528-1744, or register online. This program is for ages 14+.