PCDL plans events, activities


Kids and Families

After School Fun

Unwind after school at the Camden Library. We’ll play games and have snacks on Tuesday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. each day.

Homeschool Hour: Food Science

Learn about how food is made at the May Homeschool Hour. Open to all homeschool students and educators, this class will teach you about some of the ways science has helped our food supply. Homeschool Hour is on Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. in the Preble County District Library meeting room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.

Filmmakers Club (ages 8-12)

Want to make a live-action short movie? Then this club is for you! We will learn to create scripts, act out scenes, use a green screen, edit film and much more! Light snacks will be provided. Register at the Eldorado Library. We’ll have four sessions on Thursdays in May. Each session will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Library. On May 5, May 12, and May 9, we’ll make the film. On May 26, we’ll have a viewing party for all involved and their families.

Fire/EMS appreciation

Show your appreciation for your local fire and EMS department at the West Alexandria Library in May. On May 4, visit the library any time (12-7 p.m.) and make a card to be given to the West Alexandria Fire Department. On May 11, we’ll be doing the same to show our appreciation to the West Alexandria EMS Department.

Make a Mothers’ Day card at the library

Join us at the New Paris Library to make a card for that special someone. On Friday, May 6 at 11 a.m., kids can create their own personal card for Mom!

Pizza and games!

Bring the kids to the library for our game night pizza parties! We’ll exercise our brains and deductive skills and enjoy some delicious pizza! The Eldorado Library will have a game/pizza party on Tuesday, May 17 at 4 p.m., and you can catch the same party at the West Manchester Library on Wednesday, May 18 at 4 p.m.

Make a fort in your library!

Everyone loves building forts. Come to the library and use materials like cardboard, duct tape, and construction paper to build what’s sure to be an awesome fort. This will be a fun program for parents and children to work together. We’ll then display the fort in the library.

Construction starts Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Library. All building materials will be provided.

Teens (grades 6-12)

Teen Anime Club

Like anime? Teens in grades 6-12 can watch anime, try Japanese snacks, and make anime/manga inspired crafts at the Eaton Library. The next Anime Club meets Tuesday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Pokkén Tournament

Try the newly released Pokkén Tournament game for the Wii U! We’ll play tournament style, and the top player will win a Pokemon-themed hat! Everyone will leave with a prize, and we’ll have snacks during the tournament! Pokkén Tournaments will be at the:

New Paris Library on Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Wednesday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Thursday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m.

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, May 17 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.

Plastic Bag Printmaking

Have you ever wanted to be artsy and try printmaking? Here’s your chance! We’re going to be doing a fun technique with plastic bags, lots of colorful paint, and brayers to spread out the paint of our designs. All supplies provided, and you get to take your art pieces home. We’ll also be having snacks!

We’ll be doing plastic bag printmaking on Tuesday, May 10 and Friday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. each day. Registration is required. Stop by the Eaton Branch Library or call 456-4331 to register.

Teen Movie

Eaton Teens Grades 6-12, watch a movie and eat snacks at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. This month, we’ll see the latest in the film series from a galaxy far, far away.

Registration is required. Stop by the Eaton Branch or call 456-4331 to register. The movie will end at approximately 5:50 p.m.


Crochet with Kathy

Having problems with a crochet project? Want to learn something new? Join us at the West Alexandria Library the first and third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. for our crochet program! Watch for times when special techniques and projects may be made.

Adult Crafting: Tussie-Mussie Holder

Design and make a Tussie-Mussie holder at the library’s April adult crafting programs. Fill it with flowers for someone special or keep it for you own enjoyment. This would make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. We’ll be crafting at the:

West Manchester Library on Wednesday, April 27 at 4 p.m.

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, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Things We Keep” by Sally Hepworth, author of “The Paris Wife” and “A Ticket to Ride.” The Novel Discussion book club meets the third Thursday of every month.

Tea Party

Join us for the West Manchester Library’s inaugural monthly tea party. On Wednesday, April 27 at 3 p.m., we’ll have tea and a treat and discuss the latest books and movies. Make sure to stay for the adult craft at 4 p.m., when we’ll be making Tussie-Mussie holders.

Night Owl Prowl genealogy lock-in

Join the researchers at the Preble County Room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton to take the next step in your genealogy search. Whether you’re just getting started on your family tree or looking for a few more branches, research assistance will be available at the Night Owl Prowl, the Preble County Room’s genealogy lock-in from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

Take advantage of the many historical research documents available at the Preble County Room, and enjoy access to the Ancestry.com library edition, which is available at any computer inside the eight PCDL locations. The Preble County Room is located at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.

Adult Crafting: Doodling

Whether you call it Zentangle or Zen doodle, it just simply fun! And relaxing! Start with a simple shape, repeat. Add a line, repeat. Continue until you are lost in the process. Bring a friend and join us at location or time that is convenient for you. Sign-ups are appreciated.

Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library

Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library

Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library

Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library

Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library

Wednesday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library

Thursday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Library

New Paris Library book sale

If you’re looking for a deal on some books, make sure to get to the New Paris Library’s book sale May 7-13, during regular library hours. On Saturday, May 7, be sure to stop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the book and bake sale. The book sale will continue the following week:

Monday, May 9 from 2-8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10 from 2-8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11 from 2-8 p.m.

Closed Thursday

Friday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By R-H Staff

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