Free school supplies at the library
Several of the Preble County District Library branches will be giving away school supplies in August. At the West Alexandria Branch, visit the library anytime from Aug. 1-16 to sign up for a chance to win school supplies. The West Elkton Friends of the Library will provide school supplies for grades K-12 at the West Elkton Branch on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. during the library’s Back to School Bash. Refreshments will also be provided.
The Eldorado and West Manchester Branches will each have a Back to School Bingo game in August. Kids in grades K-5 can play bingo for a chance to win supplies for school. That will be at the West Manchester Branch on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 2-4 p.m. and at the Eldorado Branch on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 2-4 p.m.
PCDL has a new version of its website online now. You can visit the site at www.new.preblelibrary.org.
Tween Filmmakers Club
Are you interested in the world of stop-motion animation and filmmaking? Children age 8-12 will have the opportunity to work on a collaborative movie in a four-week club at the Eaton Branch of PCDL. In the club, the group will write, create, and film a movie as a group. At the final week, parents and families of the children will be invited for a viewing party, and each participant will receive a DVD of the completed film. The schedule of sessions is:
Thursday, Aug. 14 from 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21 from 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28 from 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4 from 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Light snacks will be provided at each session. Registration is required for the club. Register by calling the branch at 937-456-4331 or sign up in person at the Eaton Branch circulation desk. Please only register if you are able to attend all four sessions, as each session builds upon the previous sessions, and there are limited spots available.
New genealogy database
Preble County historians now have a brand new genealogy database with which to research local records over the internet. Although still in its testing phase with new records being added every day, the Preble County Genealogy Database will thrill anyone researching family history. If you’re looking for crystal clear (and easily manipulated) images, broader subject matter (such as records for historic homes and Sexton Reports), and obituaries and marriage records, try out the new database at www.preblelibrary.com. Please also continue to use the ‘Preble County Historical Marriage and Obituary Records’ database, as not all records have been moved to the new database.
Local Computer Basics class
The popular classes on computer basics provided by PCDL will be at one more branch library in July. Learn the basic components of a computer, create an email account, and practice using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required prior to each class. The next class is at the Camden Branch at 104 S. Main St. on Aug. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit the Camden Branch or call 937-452-3142 to register.
What are you reading this summer? Come to the Eaton Branch of PCDL to share your adventures with friends and make some new friends. The next summer Book Talk will be held at the Eaton Branch at 301 N. Barron St. on Thursday, Aug. 21. at 6:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Bring a friend.
Recycle that junk mail
For adults in August, you can turn that junk mail that crowds your mailbox into lovely craft paper. The program will be at the West Elkton Branch on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m.; at the West Manchester Branch on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m., and at the Eldorado Branch on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m.