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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.


Goshen Branch Closed for Renovations in November

The Goshen Branch will close for renovations on Nov. 3. The library is expected to reopen Dec. 1. Visit the Milford-Miami and Owensville branch libraries during November. The book drops will be open at Goshen during this time. You can have items held for you at the Milford Branch. The Milford-Miami Township branch is at 1099 Ohio 131, 248-0700. The Owensville branch is at 2548 U.S. 50, 732-6084.

Once the Goshen Branch Library reopens, an open house and 25th anniversary celebration is planned for Dec. 13. Magician Jason Jacobs will perform at noon. This also will be the day for your family’s traditional visit to the library to decorate gingerbread houses. Times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Goshen library is at 6678 Ohio 132. Call 722-1221 for more information.


Mitten Drive!

Donate mittens, hats and scarves! The Clermont County Public Library will accept donations of new scarves, mittens and hats for the annual Mitten Drive Nov. 1 to Jan. 3 at any of our branches. These items will be donated to the YWCA House of Peace and to the James Sauls Homeless Shelter. Your donations are appreciated!




Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa bring back wonderful memories and watching a little one work to say just the right thing is so much fun. The library would like to help your family share those letters by posting Letters to Santa in the branches and online.

Just bring a copy of the letter to the library and drop it off. We will post them on bulletin boards and on the end of bookshelves.

And, email us at copy to info@clermontlibrary.org so we can post it to a special page on the website. Include a small photo of the child who wrote the letter, 3 inches by 2 inches. Letters should be hand written by the child unless he or she is too young. We’ll accept letters Nov. 1 through Dec. 23. We will begin posting them Dec. 1. HO HO HO!!!


Science of Eclipses

Since the dawn of civilization, an eclipse has struck terror into the hearts of cultures worldwide. While the mystical quality of eclipses has been a part of many cultures, eclipses have long served an important scientific purpose. The atmosphere of the sun is easiest to study during a solar eclipse. Learn the science of eclipses, the types and the important questions they allow scientists to study at the Owensville Branch on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Plenty of time will be available for questions and, weather permitting, a telescope will be set up for public viewing. This program is for ages 16+.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.


Toy Car Races

Race into the library! Race die-cast cars and then participate in a car show at the New Richmond Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 3-4 p.m. Bring three cars of any brand and style. Your fastest car can race on a four-lane Hot Wheels track. Your best looking car can be entered to win the People's Choice award. Join the fun! This program is for ages 3-8.

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


Learn about Candy Science

Got a lot of candy? Instead of eating it all, learn some fun science experiments using sweet treats at the Bethel Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Can you make a marshmallow sink? Blow up a balloon using pop rocks? Grow a giant gummy worm? Explore the world of science using candy! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online. For ages 5 and up.


Pie Crust Tips

Learn how to make a good pie crust at the Williamsburg Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Pie making is a skill passed down from generation to generation. The secret of most of those family recipes starts with the crust. A perfect pastry pie crust is a work of art and Cindy Mahaffey will demonstrate how to become a pie crust artisan just in time for Thanksgiving. Her technique was passed down from her grandmother and she will happily share her secrets. She'll also have samples to try! Call the branch at 724-1070 for more information.


Sandwich Feast

Have some fun with sandwiches! Join in the fun of all things sandwich in honor of Sandwich Day at the Union Township Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 6:45 p.m. We'll share stories, songs and rhymes with items that make a sandwich. You will be able create our own unique make believe sandwich. Let's be creative! This program is for all ages.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


LibrariCon 2014

Do you like comic books, games, Doctor Who? Do you like to dress up as your favorite character from those comic books? Do you like all things geeky? Then mark your calendar for Librari*Con for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Union Township Branch.

This is an after-hours event for ages 11 and up inspired by the coolest books, TV, movies and pop culture. Enjoy trivia, win prizes, pick up a giveaway and sample the refreshments.

Jim Fox will be there from GenCon, a local gaming convention, to demonstrate tabletop gaming. Ron LaCour will show everyone how to draw super heroes. Both will be in the library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Everyone can get their face painted between 6 pm. and 8 p.m. A costume contest will take place at 8 p.m. No weapons or toy weapons are allowed.

Take photos of your costume and face painting in the photo booth and visit the Doctor Who giant Tardis display.

Make your own cubees and candy sushi. Take your turn with games like giant Candyland, Jenga and Chinese Checkers.

For more information about LibrariCon, call the library at 528-1744.


George Remus: "King of the Bootleggers"

Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. as Mark Plageman, Professor Emeritus of Miami University, gives a presentation on George Remus, “King of the Bootleggers” and accused murderer. Learn about one of the most notorious bootleggers not only in Cincinnati, but also in America in the 1920s. This program is for adults.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.


Beginning Crochet Class

If you're interested in learning how to crochet, long time teacher, Pat Wesswein will teach a class for beginners at the Union Township Branch on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. Attendees ages 12-adult should bring 4-ply yarn and a size "H" crochet hook to class.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

This class will also be held on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.


Discover Space

Join our Discovery Club this month to explore life in space at the Union Township Branch on Friday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. Learn what it takes to be an astronaut and what life is like on the International Space Station. Try your hand at making astronaut food. Explore how gravity affects our world! This program is for ages 6-12. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


NaNoWriMo Write-In

Join us for the Write-In at the Milford-Miami Township Branch. Meet fellow National Novel Writing Month participants and provide and receive support and encouragement. Or just use the time to work on your novel. Bring a laptop or paper and pen. A NaNoWriMo Write-In is an event where participants in National Novel-Writing Month spend time in a friendly and safe environment working on the 50,000-word novels they have promised themselves to draft during the month of November.

There will be two sessions:

  • The first is on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. Register online
  • The second session is on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. Register online

For more information, visit or call the library at 248-0700. For participants 13-adult.


Quilting Basics Class

Learn the basics of quilting at the Amelia Branch on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. Instructor Laura Osborn-Coffey will teach attendees how to make a traditional quilt block. All supplies will be provided by the library.

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+.


Digging It

Join us for a night of discovery at the Williamsburg Branch Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6-7 p.m. Dayna Reale will talk about her work as an archaeologist. Explore the archaelogy of the American desert west and the Ohio River Valley. Learn about life in the prehistoric past and discover where and how the ancients lived and what they ate. Also, you will be able to see and touch authentic artifacts! This program is for ages 5+.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070.


Hearing Loss - It’s Not What You Think

Local audiologist Kasey Coleman will discuss hearing loss on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Union Township Branch. Her presentation will cover how people hear, the types and most common causes of hearing loss and what to do. She will cover the impacts of hearing loss and some of the misconceptions about wearing hearing aids. Join us for free informational session! This program is for ages 16.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


Tea and Dance Party

Join us for a party at the Owensville Branch Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. We will celebrate this year's "Doll of the Year" by making our very own tutus and having tea and cookies. Bring your doll and have fun dancing around with her in your new tutu. This event is for ages 3-14.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online.