Kids and Families:
Family Fun Night: Star Wars
The force is strong at the library! On Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m., the Eaton Library is heading to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars Family Fun Night. Play games, win prizes, and make cool Star Wars crafts! We’ll have Star Wars themed refreshments, and you can have your photo taken with our green screen! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!
Tween Crafts: Cubelets Challenge
Check out the library’s latest gadgets at the March Tween Craft programs. Cubelets are a modular robotics system designed to teach kids the basics of robotics. The tween craft is for children ages 8-12 and will be held at the:
Eldorado Library on Tuesday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m.
Camden Library on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:45 p.m.
West Manchester Library on Monday, March 7 at 4:30 p.m.
New Paris Library on Tuesday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m.
West Elkton Library on Wednesday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m.
West Alexandria Library on Monday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday
The West Elkton Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. Join the Cat in the Hat and make a Cat in the Hat mask!
On the same day, the West Alexandria Library is celebrating with an evening of Seuss-filled fun starting at 5:30 p.m.
Homeschool Hour: Tornadoes
Learn all about tornadoes at the March Homeschool Hour. Open to all homeschool students and educators, this class will teach you about some of Ohio’s most extreme weather. Homeschool Hour is on Wednesday, March 16 at 3 p.m. in the Preble County District Library meeting room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.
National Pi Day Pie Bar
The West Alexandria Library will be celebrating Pi Day (March 14) with a mini pie bar! What better way to learn about the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter? The only math you’ll have to worry about is addition… adding your favorite ingredients to your pie. The pie bar starts at 6 p.m.
Create, Explore, and More: family program
At the Eaton Library on Saturday, March 12, families can delve into our different creative and exploratory stations together. We’ll have Magnetic Madness, robotic Cubelets, and more! Drop-in between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and have fun as a family!
St. Patrick’s Day parties
Wear green and show your Irish spirit at the Eldorado and West Manchester Libraries’ St. Patrick’s Day parties. There’ll be snacks and crafts as we practice our Irish accents. The Eldorado Library’s party is Tuesday, March 15 at 4 p.m., and West Manchester’s is Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m.
Board Game Night
If you find yourself bored on Tuesday, March 22, you should head to the New Paris Library for Board Game Night! From 5:30-7 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt
Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at the West Elkton Library on Wednesday, March 23. The egg hunt starts at 4:30 p.m.
Teens (grades 6-12):
If you’re into anime, make sure to register for the Eaton Library’s Teen Anime Club. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll watch anime, eat Japanese snacks, and make anime- and manga-inspired crafts. Call 937-456-4331 or stop by the Eaton Library to sign up.
Teen Creative Writing Group
Local teens can spur their creative juices at the Teen “Write On!” writing club. We’ll have creative writing prompts, snacks, and you can talk with other teens about writing. You can share aloud, but you don’t have to.
Join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch Library (301 N. Barron St.). Registration is required. Register in person at the library or call 937-456-4331.
Teen Tech Week: Create It @ Your Library
March 6-12 is Teen Tech Week at your library! On Tuesday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library, teens will learn how to blend photos in the Teen Tech Week Workshop. We’ll also have fun with the MaKey MaKey kit, which allows you to turn everyday objects into game controllers!
Also, each Preble County District Library branch will have kits for teens in grades 6-12 to create a DIY Minecraft Creeper ad a DIY Zombie Launcher. When you build a kit (limit one of each), fill out a drawing slip, and you’ll be entered to win MegaBot flash drive. We’ll draw for the flash drive on March 14.
Super Smash Bros. Tournaments
We’ll be playing up to 8-player Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U in March! Every player wins a prize, and the tournament champion will win a Pikachu hat! Snacks will also be provided. Play in the Super Smash Bros. Tournament at the following libraries:
New Paris on Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
West Elkton on Wednesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Eldorado Library on Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.
Try the newly released Pokken Tournament game for the Wii U! We’ll play tournament style, and the top player will win a Pikachu hat! Everyone will leave with a prize, and we’ll have snacks during the tournament! You’ll have two chances to win at the Eaton Library. Join us on Tuesday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. or Friday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required for the Pokken Tournaments. Register in person at the Eaton Library or call 937-456-4331.
Michigan author to present on ‘Dollar-a-Day Boys’
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a popular program during the Great Depression, and Preble County had a camp about two miles southeast of Eaton. Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the CCC on Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. It will be held at the Preble County District Library meeting room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton. It’s free, open to the public, and will include refreshments, including CCC cookies.
Novel Discussion Book Club
Join us at the Eaton Branch of Preble County District Library for our monthly book discussion. This month, we’ll meet Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The Novel Discussion book club meets the third Thursday of every month.
Adult Crafting: Paper Basket Weaving
Do you want to learn how to turn old newspapers into beautiful, useful woven baskets? Learn to weave paper baskets at each branch of the Preble County District Library:
West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.
West Elkton Library on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Adult Crafting: 3D Origami
The art of paper folding can result in some amazing creations. The library’s adult craft for March will have you creating a 3D baby chick with folded paper. Join us at the:
Eaton Library on Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Camden Library on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
New Paris Library on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Eldorado Library on Tuesday, March 22 at 4 p.m.
West Manchester Library on Wednesday, March 23 at 4 p.m.
West Elkton Library on Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Be a Kid Again
Why should the kids have all the fun? Join us at the West Alexandria Library for a program to remind you of your childhood. On Tuesday, March 22, adults will have a chance to play with play-dough at 5:30 p.m. Bring your creative caps.
Say Goodbye to Downton Abbey
We had such a good time at our last tea parties, we’re going to do it again. Partake of tea and scones with jam and clotted cream as we discuss one of our favorite shows. Our Downton Abbey parties will be at the West Manchester Library on Monday, March 21 at 4 p.m. and again at the Eldorado Library on Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m.
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