District library plans activities

Kids and families

Sponge prints

For ages 8-12: we’ll make sponge prints from mystery grow sponges. Grow a shape from a mystery capsule, and we’ll use the sponge and paint to create a cool print. This program will be at:

New Paris Library on Monday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Thursday, May 4 at 4 p.m.

Camden Library on Monday, May 8 at 4 p.m.

Homeschool Hour – Perspective

Our April Homeschool Hour will be another art lesson. This time, we will be focusing on drawing with perspective! We’ll have a discussion about how to draw three-dimensional objects, and how to work with one-point perspective.

This program will be offered on both April 19 and 26 at the Eaton Library at 3 p.m. Registration is not required, but reserved materials are only guaranteed if you sign up for one of these dates in advance. Register at the library or call (937) 456-4331.

Tween Film Club

Are you interested in the movie making process? Want to try it out yourself? Then join us for the Tween Filmmakers Club (ages 8-12)! Work with other tweens to create a script, props, and costumes, then help film and edit a short movie at the Eaton Library! This program includes 4 progressive sessions: May 3, 10, 17, and 24. The viewing party for the finished film will be Wednesday, May 31 at the library! Each child will get a DVD of the completed movie.

Registration is required for this program (Spaces will be limited!). TFC is intended for children ages 8-12 and will run from 4:15-5:15 p.m. For more information, or to register, call Sarah Tozier, Clayton Jaros, or Magrace Landwehr at 937-456-4331.

Birthday for the Bard

Join us in celebrating Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday at the Eaton Library on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. We’ll have acting games, party games, crafts, and of course birthday cake!


Teen Gaming

We’ll play from an assortment of board games and video games at this program for teens in grades 6-12. The games we play depend on attendance, so make sure to bring your friends! Catch the gaming program at:

New Paris Library on Monday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Thursday, May 4 at 5 p.m.

Camden Library on Monday, May 8 at 5 p.m.

Cactus Party

Have you ever eaten cactus ice cream? Take a stab at ‘cactus culture’ with this teen program based around the prickly plants. We’ll make paper succulents, a kawaii cactus, and eat some unique cactus-flavored snacks at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Teen card game: Pit

Come play the classic card game of market bartering! Trade your commodities, pass the bull, and use this as a good excuse to make noise in the library. Program is for grades 6-12, and it’ll be at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Anime Club

The Anime Club returns in May! Watch anime, try Japanese snacks, and craft with Fuse beads at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m. Anime Club is for teens in grades 6-12.


Genealogy lock-in rescheduled for April 22

The date for the Night Owl Prowl genealogy lock-in has changed from April 1 to April 22:

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, April 22.

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. Bring a snack to share with your fellow genealogists.

Crafts for adults

Some branches of Preble County District Library still have an adult craft in April.

We’re making sock bunnies at the West Alexandria Library on Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. Note: this craft was originally scheduled for April 6.

We’ll make our own necklaces at the Eldorado and West Manchester branches. The necklace craft will be at the West Manchester Library on Monday, April 24 and at the Eldorado Library on Tuesday, April Tech programs for adults

Learn more about using Microsoft Excel at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, April 18 at 3 p.m. We’ll cover formatting charts and spreadsheets, moving data between worksheets, sorting data, and even create a simple budget.

The West Elkton Library will have an open technology program called ‘Tech Questions’ on Thursday, April 20 at 4 p.m. Stop by the library with your tablet, phone, or computer questions.

Novel Discussion book club

We’ll discuss ‘The Good Lord Bird’ by James McBride at the Eaton Library on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. From the bestselling author of ‘The Color of Water’ and ‘Song Yet Sung,’ this is the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.

Tai Chi with Sandra Loy

Learn about Tai Chi with Sandra Loy; tai chi instructor, licensed massage therapist and personal trainer. Join us Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Library.

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, April 27 at 6 p.m.

Cemetery Restoration with Misti Spillman

Ever seen those worn out headstones in the cemetery? Misti Spillman has worked at restoring those, and has even created a guide for people who’d like to restore cemeteries. At the Eaton Library on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m., she’ll discuss how she got involved in cemetery restoration and the numerous projects she’s done over the last six years.