Spooky Magic Show
Magician Gordon Russ is heading to the Camden Library on Tuesday, Oct. 13 for a 5:30 p.m. show. Join Gordon for his Spooky Monster Magic Show, a one-of-a-kind magic show combining fast-paced fun with lots of audience participation. This is the perfect show to get you ready for the Halloween holiday.
West Alexandria Oktoberfest book sale
Be sure to stop by the Friends of the West Alexandria Library’s book sale booth during the Kiwanis Oktoberfest on October 10 and 11. All funds raised go to your West Alexandria Branch Library.
Tween Craft: Paper Plane Launcher
Throughout October, tweens (ages 8-12) can make paper airplanes and see which designs fly farthest with a rubber band launcher!
Catch the Filmmakers Club on the following times and locations:
Monday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Manchester Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the New Paris Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 4:45 p.m. at the Camden Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Branch
Monday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Branch
Eaton Book Sale
Get to the Eaton Branch Library’s book sale early for the best selection of books for adults, teens, and kids. There are no prices set; all sales are by donation only. Take what you like and donate as much as you can, as the proceeds go to fund programs at the Eaton Library.
The Eaton Branch is at 301 N. Barron St., and the sale will be from Saturday, Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 26 during regular library hours:
Monday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Homeschool Hour – Trees
If you’re a homeschool student, don’t miss out on the library’s monthly Homeschool Hour. We’ll learn about trees on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. The class is at the Library Administration Office meeting room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.
Jill’s Giant Adventure by Minnetrista Theatre
The Minnetrista Theatre has one more show scheduled in October. Join us for an imaginative retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. Kids will journey with Jill as she faces a bully (the giant) and empowers Jack with the tools to handle bullies by himself. Children will discover with Jill how being a good friend is heroic and how they can be heroes for their friends. The final show is Monday, Oct. 12 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in New Paris (301 E. Main St.)
Pumpkin design coloring contest
Get ready for Halloween at the West Elkton Library with our pumpkin design contest. On Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m., you’ll be able to design and color your own pumpkin. We’ll judge the winner, and the designer will win a prize.
Teen Creative Writing Group
Local teens in grades 6-12 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, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch Library (301 N. Barron St.).
Teens: Halloween Cosplay Accessories
Teens in grades 6-12 can make some spooky and creepy Halloween cosplay accessories at four branches during October. We’ll have plenty of snacks and you’ll make a candy test tube to take home. The program will be at the following branch libraries:
West Manchester on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m.
New Paris on Monday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
Eaton on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Eldorado on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 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, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The “Novel Discussion” book club meets the third Thursday of every month.
Adult Crafting: Stained CD Art
Renew an old CD into a work of art at your local library branch in October. Sign up in person or by phone at your local branch:
Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library
Thursday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Library
Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Build a resume at the library
Learn how to create a resume and search for jobs using the library’s newest databases, Career Cruising and Career Transitions. Both offer many tools for building resumes, interview tips, job searching, and more. The resume class will be at the Eaton Branch on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Call 937-456-5562 to register for a spot.
Basic Microsoft Excel class
Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet software, Excel, is used on computers around the world for tracking finances, creating invoices, making charts for presentations, and much more. Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013 in a free class at the New Paris Branch Library on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. Spots are limited. Call 937-456-5562 to register.
Ohio Digital Library class
Do you have a tablet and want to learn how to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the library without leaving home? Join us at the Eaton Branch to learn how to borrow your favorite books straight to your tablet on Monday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. Call 937-456-5562 to register for the class.
Digital magazine class
Did you know you can get digital versions of popular magazines with your library card. There’s no due date, and when you check them out, the issue is yours to keep. The service is called Zinio, and you can learn how to use it to read magazines on your computer, tablet, or phone in a free class at the Eaton Branch Library. The class will be Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Call 937-456-5562 to register.