Distrit library plans activities

Kids and families

Tween-tivities: Agamographs (ages 8-12)

Agamographs are pieces of art that contain different pictures, depending on the angle at which they’re viewed. Make your own three-piece artwork at the library! Registration is required for this program. Call you library or sign-up in-person.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at the West Alexandria Branch

Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Eldorado Branch

Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4:45 p.m. at the Camden Branch

Fall crafts for families

Every Monday in November, the West Alexandria Library is having a different fall- or Thanksgiving-themed craft. Pop in during open hours from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Families can get together for the baby snow owl craft at the West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m.

The West Elkton Library is having a family craft and game night on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. We’ll have video games, board games, and seasonal crafts with all supplies provided.

The New Paris Library has crafts and story time on Mondays in November. Bring the kids on Nov. 6, 20, and 27 for a fun craft and story. Program starts at 5 p.m. each day.

Minions Party

Are you a fan of the Minions? The West Alexandria Library is having a Minions Party for the whole family on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. There will be lots of Minions crafts, games, and activities, and a photo op. Bring your camera for a photo of your “One in a Minion.”

After School Fun

Join us at the Camden Library for a fun monthly craft throughout the school year. The next After School Fun craft is Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Lego Club

The Eaton Library will have a monthly Lego program when school-age children can build, complete challenges, or just have fun. It will meet the last Monday of each month from 4-5 p.m. The next Lego Club program is Monday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.

Children can use the library’s Lego collection. If you bring Legos from home, please bring them in a container labeled with your child’s name.

Eaton Library story time registration

You can register for winter story time sessions starting Dec. 1 at the Eaton Library. Story times will run weekly from Jan. 3-Feb. 8, 2018. There are three age groups: Mother Goose for ages 6 months to three years; Library Mice for three-year-olds to kindergarten age; and After School Crew is for ages 6-12 years. Stop in or call the library for days and times for the weekly story times and to get signed up.


BB-8 ornaments

Are you a Star Wars fan? Get ready for the release of The Last Jedi next month by making your own BB-8 ornament! This craft will be at five library branches in November:

Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library

Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library

Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:45 p.m. at the Camden Library

Weekly Teen programs at the Eaton Library

Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., teens in grades 6-12 can come to the Eaton Library for a different program:

Nov. 21: Games (board games, Telestrations, and Pit)

Nov. 28: Hamilton Party with trivia about the Broadway show, as well as other activities and a special Hamilton t-shirt decoration craft (please bring a plain shirt in your size to decorate for the craft). Registration is required for the Hamilton Party, so call ahead at (937) 456-4331 or sign up at the library.


Craft for adults

Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.: Make wood slice holiday ornament at the New Paris Library

Book Clubs

Two library branches have book club meetings on Thursday, Nov. 16.

At 4 p.m., the West Elkton Library will have its monthly book club meeting. Visit the library or call ahead at (937) 787-4873 to ask about the next book up for discussion.

At 6:30 p.m., the Eaton Library’s Book Discussion group will talk about ‘The Sound of Gravel’ by Ruth Wariner.

World War I on the Ohio Homefront

Were you aware that 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I? As part of the centennial, the Preble County Room will host a guest speaker who will present ‘WWI on the Ohio Homefront’ on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m.

Creative Writing Group

Do you like to write? Want some feedback on your writing? The next meeting of the Eaton Library Creative Writers’ Group is Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. If you have a written piece you would like to share, please bring it to the meeting. You will not be expected to share but you are certainly welcome to do so! Writing activities and prompts will be provided for those who need a little extra inspiration.

Genealogy Scan Day

Bring your photos to the Preble County Room on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be digitized and added to the local history archives. We’ll also save your digitized photos and documents to your flash drive and take home your physical and digital copies. Preble County Room is located at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.