District library plans events, activities

Kids and families

Homeschool Hour: Brains

Learn about brains with Dr. Trish from Wright State University at the next Homeschool Hour. There’ll be plenty of brain models and activities. She’ll even bring real brains for us to check out! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity for homeschool students and educators. Homeschool Hour will be at the Eaton Library at 301 N. Barron St. on Wednesday, March 15 at 3 p.m.

Story Times

Bring the kids (11 and under) to the New Paris Library every Monday at 5 p.m. in March for story time and a craft.

Crafty Mondays

March is National Craft Month. Every Monday from 12-7 p.m. in March, visit the West Alexandria Library and complete one of several available crafts. There will be new crafts each week!

Tween Film Workshop

This monthly workshop for ages 8-12 will give kids some practice before the spring edition of the “Tween Filmmakers Club.” We’ll discuss how movie magic happens: video editing. The Tween Film Workshop will be Wednesday, April 12 at 4:15 p.m. at the Eaton Library. Call (937) 456-4331 or stop into the Eaton Library to register.


Teen Gaming

Get into some video gaming after school at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll vote on a variety of video games to decide what to play. Be ready for some friendly competition! Program is for teens in grades 6-12.

Teens Write!

If you’re a teen and interested in writing, come to the West Elkton Library’s creative writing group on Wednesday, March 15 at 4 p.m. We’ll do some activities to practice creative writing.

Teen Lego Building

We’ll have building challenges, contests, and build a group creation at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. This program is for teens in grades 6-12.

90s Night

Leave your Tamagotchi in your locker, grab your denim grunge jacket, and spend some time living the 90s at this teen program. We’ll have snacks, crafts, and music to fit the 1990s theme at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m.


Sharpie Tie Dye T-Shirts

The adult craft for March will have you turning a plain white shirt into a cool tie dye design with colored felt pens. Please bring your own white t-shirt to the craft. All other supplies are provided.

Tuesday, March 21 at the New Paris Library at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 23 at the West Elkton Library at 4 p.m.

Novel Discussion book club

We’ll discuss ‘Etta and Otto and Russell and James’ by Emma Hooper at the Eaton Library on Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. From GoodReads: “Etta’s greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning, takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 2,000 miles to water.

“Meanwhile her husband Otto waits patiently at home, left only with his memories. Their neighbor Russell remembers too, but differently – and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than fifty years ago, before she married Otto.”

The World of Microsoft PowerPoint

Do you want to learn how people make those cool presentations? In this class, you will learn the very basics of creating slide show presentations – adding and customizing slides, applying themes, and inserting pictures and animation, among other things. The class will be Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Library. Some computer experience is preferred.

Eaton Library Creative Writers Group

Do you like to write? Join your fellow writers at the Eaton Library once a month for our Creative Writers Group. You don’t have to share, but you are certainly welcome to. We’ll provide writing activities and prompts for those who need a little extra inspiration. The next meeting of the Eaton Library Creative Writers Group is Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m.

All About Orchids

Orchid enthusiast Scott Trochelman will be at the Eaton Library on Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. for a presentation on orchid history and plant care. He’ll also bring plant samples for you to see.

Jewelry-making craft

Make your own bracelet and matching earrings at the Eldorado and West Manchester branches of the Preble County District Library. All supplies will be provided. The craft will be at the Eldorado Library on Tuesday, March 28, at 4 p.m. and at the West Manchester Library on Wednesday, March 29, at 4 p.m.