Kids and families
Homeschool Hour: The Great American Eclipse
Get ready for the eclipse on Aug. 21 with a special session of Homeschool Hour. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. Learn how eclipses happen, what makes this one special, and how you can prepare for the special day.
Homeschool Hour is at the Eaton Library on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. The class will repeat on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 3 p.m.
Tween Film Workshop (ages 8-12)
This monthly program will allow young filmmakers the opportunity to learn more about the production process. On Aug. 9 at 4:15 p.m. at the Eaton Library, we will focus on camera work! We will discuss camera movements, angles, shot composition, and more… plus participants will learn how to work the library’s new DSLR camera! No experience is necessary, and registration is not required.
Build a robot at the West Elkton Library on Monday, Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. We have a kit with cube-shaped robot parts, and you can build a bot that senses light, moves, and even responds to movement!
The Eaton Library will have a monthly Lego program when school-age children can build, complete challenges, or just have fun. It will meet the last Monday of each month from 4-5 p.m. The first program is Monday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.
Children can use the library’s Lego collection. If you bring Legos from home, please bring them in a container labeled with your child’s name.
Eaton Library Story Time Registration
Registration for fall story times at the Eaton Library starts Friday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. Story times will run from Oct. 4 through Nov. 9. There are several sessions available for different age groups from 6 months to 12 years old. Story times will be held weekly. Call (937) 456-4331 with any questions or to register.
Register for Tween Filmmakers Club
The next session of Tween Filmmakers Club (ages 8-12) will run from 4:15-5:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 6 through Oct. 4 at the Eaton Library. Kids will work together to create a script, props, and costumes. Then they’ll film and edit their own short movie! Registration is open now, so be sure to get to the Eaton Library or call (937) 456-4331 to sign up for the Filmmakers Club.
Moana Sing-Along (grades 6-12)
This two-hour program will offer a screening of the popular Disney film Moana. Brush up on the lyrics in advance, because singing along will be encouraged! Join us Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library.
Heroes (grades 6-12)
The 2006 Sci-fi superhero series Heroes begins with some supernatural mutations and a major eclipse.
With the upcoming Great American Eclipse, there’s no better time to celebrate the superheroes and science fiction that made this show so successful! This teen program will be on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Teens Write (grades 6-12)
Come to the West Elkton library on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. for this fun writing program! Have you ever been interested in writing your own stories? This program will help give you some pointers and practice in creative writing!
Introductory Computer Programming
The Eaton Library is hosting a series of classes each Wednesday in Aug. Each session is 60-90 minutes, and you’ll learn the basics of programming using the Python language. Later sessions will touch on advanced topics like game development, mobile app development, and creating a website. No prior programming experience is necessary. The classes are open to anyone 13 and older. It’s preferred that you bring your own laptop, but there will be some extra laptops available for use during each session.
Catch the class on Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 starting at 6 p.m.
Camden Library book sale
The Camden Library is having a book sale Aug. 7-12, during regular library hours. Get there early for the best selection of fiction, nonfiction, kids, young adult, and adult books.
West Elkton Book Club
Book lovers: come to the West Elkton Library on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. for the first book club meeting. Bring your favorite book for a talk, and then we’ll decide on the book to discuss for next month!
Intermediate Computer Skills
Once you get the basics down, make sure to learn more about computers at the Eaton Library. This is a two-part series. Some previous computer experience is strongly preferred for this class.
On Aug. 10 at 6 p.m., we’ll look at your options under the Start Menu and Control Panel, opening programs, and how to navigate files and folders.
On Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., we’ll talk about creating, locating, and moving documents, the Recycle Bin, storage devices, and uploading and downloading.