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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.
New Price Guide Available
We're now offering our patrons access to a new price guide, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles. This online resource will help you discover an item's current realistic market value by aggregating data from WorthPoint's own Worthopedia™ database, as well as established and reliable sources like eBay, TIAS.com and dozens of brick-and-mortar auction houses. You'll have the latest information about collectibles without costly appraisals. Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is available 24/7 on our website at Research and Homework.
Say What?! Contest
Starting Monday, August 4, we're posting goofy photos on our Facebook page. Can you come up with a clever caption? Each Monday, we'll post a new photo. You have until September 27 to post your witty captions for our wacky pictures. Each caption you post is an entry into a random drawing! Enter as many times as you'd like. Two captions, one from a teen and one from an adult, will be drawn after September 29. Teens ages 13-17 and adults are eligible to play and win. Teen winners will receive two tickets to Glow Golf and an adult winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Good luck and have fun!
Tabletop Game Night
Prepare for the Thunderous Thursday Tabletop Game Night at the Union Township Branch from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 7. put your game face on and conquer the land of Catan, become a titan of the train industry, vie for the affections of the princess of Tempest, and smash Tokyo to bits as a giant monster! How is all of this possible? With tabletop games! Don't get left in the dust; conquer these games before they conquer you! Oh yeah, and try your hand at playing our Giant Jenga.
For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.
Summer Reading Wrap-up Parties!
Join us at the Union Township Branch Saturday, August 9 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with a performance by the Hands Up! Puppet Troupe followed by an ice cream social! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.
Ahoy, mateys! We're celebrating the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with a performance by the Hands Up! Puppet Troupe beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 9 at the Felicity Branch. Attendees of all ages can join Hap Hazard and his friend Polly the Parrot on a high seas misadventure. Come aboard for singing, dancing and fun! After the show there will be a drawing for four $15.00 gift cards from the Feed Mill, and that’s not all! To end the celebration there will be an ice cream social. For more information call the library at 876-4134.
Families, join us for Sandcastle Night at the Owensville Branch at 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 11. Bring your beach towel as you compete in a friendly sand sculpting competition. Children ages 3+ can listen to beach stories and music as they work on their sandy creations. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.
Patsy Cline Tribute Performance
Crazy. I Fall to Pieces. Sweet Dreams. These are just some of the classics recorded by country music legend Patsy Cline. The music will come to life when professional tribute artist Natalie Berry performs at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 7:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for this outdoor concert as Ms. Berry performs with her band. CDs will be available for purchase. Tap your toes. Relive the music - Back in Baby's Arms! For more information, call the branch at 248-0700.
Learn about Money Management
Nea Driggs and Martha Sayer of Primerica Financial Services offer a free money management seminar at the Bethel Branch on Tuesday, Aug 12 at 6 p.m. Learn about a savings plan that makes sense, discover how to lower your monthly cash outlay, and how to cut your insurance costs. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online.
Bring Your Tiara
Bring the family for a very special Princess Party at 2 p.m., Friday, August 15 at the Bethel Branch. Attendees will play magical games, listen to enchanting books and enjoy snacks fit for any princess! Costumes are encouraged. For more information or to register, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online.
LEGO Training Camp
LEGO Training Camp starts at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 16 at the Owensville Branch. Attendees 5-13 put your game face on and create an awesome football field out of LEGOs. We will also learn how to fold paper footballs and then it’s game on! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.
Sounds from the Stacks with Jamon Zelier
Join us for a free concert with Master Luthier Jamon Zelier at the Williamsburg Branch on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy original songs as well as some golden oldies played on his handmade acoustic guitar. Jim Ed Norman, once president of Warner Brothers Records said, "Jamon’s voice is smooth and powerful with a gentle delivery.” A musician, and singer/songwriter in the greater Cincinnati area, Jamon is in the process of working on his next CD. For more information about the concert, call the branch at 724-1070.
Bach & Boombox Performance
Join us at the Goshen Branch on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2:00p.m. as cellist Nat Chaitkin performs. Mr. Chaitkin, a teacher at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, will perform a mix of current music that he ties into classical music.
For more information or to register for the program, visit or 722-1221 call the library at or register online.
ArtsWave Presents this Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra performance supported by The Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts.
PJ Math Party
Twisted tangrams, monster dominoes, and super fun math (really)! All this and more will be tackled during the Bedtime Math PJ Party at the Goshen Branch. The first party is for kids age 3 to 6 on Monday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. Register online. The second party is for kids ages 6 to 9 on Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. Register online.
For more information or to register for the program, call the library at 722-1221.
Home Canning Techniques
Learn how to preserve your harvest at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. Make your fresh fruits and vegetables last longer! Corn from your garden tastes great on your holiday table. Learn helpful home canning and preservation techniques in this workshop presented by an Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences specialist.
For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.
Additional resources about canning:
Learn Paper Marbling
Create unique works of art with ink, paper and water! Learn the art of suminagashi, Japanese paper marbling at the Amelia Branch on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. You can make your own masterpiece to take home! We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity! This program is for ages 16+. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.
Books about Japanese paper crafts.
Learn to Loom
Lori Blevins of Lorilooms will teach you how to make handmade knitted gifts for friends and family members. Join us on Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Owensville Branch. Using looms and your own two arms, you'll make a scarf, a mug cozy, or body scrubbie We provide all of the supplies; you bring your creativity! For ages 13+. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.
Kitchen Reader Cookbook Club
Do you love browsing cookbooks and trying new recipes? Join our newest book club - The Kitchen Reader. We will meet at 6:45 p.m. every other month starting September 15, 6:45 p.m. at the Union Township Branch. For our first meeting, we'll discuss general cookbooks like Good Housekeeping and Joy of Cooking. Bring a recipe and your favorite kitchen gadget so we can talk about what we consider to be the kitchen essentials. We have copies of cookbooks to checkout; just ask at the desk.
Visit from RAPTOR, Inc!
See birds of prey up close at the New Richmond Branch on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. Learn about the adaptations that make them supreme hunters of the sky. Cindy Alverson of RAPTOR, Inc. will have artifacts like feathers, wings, skulls, feet and raptor vocalizations available. Meet several rescued raptors! This event is for all ages. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or register online.
Meet a Fire Truck!
Meet a real fire truck! Kids ages 3-11 can come to the Amelia Branch on Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m. to meet firefighters. They'll talk about their jobs, fire equipment, and fire safety. Hear stories about fire trucks and make a firefighter's hat to take home. Answer the fire alarm! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.
Hardware Store Pumpkins
It's a pumpkin! It's a pumpkin? Craft a fall pumpkin from supplies found at the hardware store. Make a dryer vent pumpkin at the New Richmond Branch on Monday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. All supplies are provided, but space is limited. Get crafty this Halloween season! This program is for 18 and up. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or register online.
Back by popular demand! Make your other coffee mugs jealous by decorating your own with oil-based paint Sharpie markers at Crafter Dark: DIY Sharpie Design Mug II. Join us at the Union Township Branch on Monday, September 22 at 6 p.m. wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All supplies are provided but bring creativity and your sense of fun! All attendees will get instructions on how to fire their newly-designed mugs in their own ovens after the program. For teens and adults. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Shiver me timbers, matey! Come to the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m. to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day! The library's very own Hands Up! Puppet Troupe will perform A Pirate Adventure starring Hap Hazard and his faithful sidekick Polly. Attendees ages 5-10 get to make a captain's hook. There will be grog to drink and pirate grub to eat. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.
Perfect Pie Crust Tips
No-fail pie crust every time! Learn how to make a perfect pie crust from Cindy Mahaffey, who learned her techniques from her grandmother. Join us on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Owensville Branch. She'll have samples to taste and discuss. Bring your favorite recipe to share, too!For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at or register online. For ages 16+.
Weave a Rainbow Bracelet
Make your own colorful bracelets at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, September 23 at 6 p.m. Weave a bracelet using the library's loom or create a cool chevron bracelet with embroidery floss. Attendees, ages 10-17, will design their own bracelets to weave, wear, and take home. Come prepared to devour a colorful snack!
For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.
Homeschool Hangout: Poetry Slam
Join our Poetry Slam at the Amelia Branch on Friday, September 26 at 11 a.m. Try your hand at found poetry, spine poetry and more! We'll talk about different types of poetry. Write your own poetry and share it with the group if you'd like. Bring your creativity! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.