District library releases calendar of events

Kids and families

Homeschool Hour: A Closer Look

Get a closer look at the little parts of our world at the February Homeschool Hour at the Eaton Library. Students will learn about and use the library’s microscopes with more than 200 slides. Homeschool Hour will be on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. each day.

Please register in advance for either date at the library or call (937) 456-4331.

Lego Club

School-age children can come in and build, complete challenges, and just have fun at the Eaton Library at this monthly program. The next Lego Club is Monday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. Children can build with the library’s Lego collection. If you bring Legos from home, please bring them in a container labeled with your child’s name.

Newspaper Origami

Learn origami at the West Elkton Library on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to join.


Weekly Teen programs at the Eaton Library

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

Feb. 27: Night Vale – Join us as we venture into the mysterious town at the library.

March 6: Glow Bowling: Enjoy the library’s version of cosmic bowling with water bottles and glow sticks. Dress in neon colors for the best experience.

March 13: The monthly movie will be a throwback to the 2000s with snacks.

March 20: Toys, Games, and Tech. Try out video games, virtual reality, and more!

March 27: DIY Organization: Build your own organization station!

Teen book club: A Song for Ella Grey

The next meeting of the Eaton Library’s Teen Book Club is Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome, but you must sign up ahead of the book club. There are only 10 spots, but each participant gets a free copy of the book to keep!

The next book is ‘A Song for Ella Grey’ by David Almond. We’ll have a different book every month. Young adult titles may contain mature themes and language, so parental discretion is advised.

Virtual Reality

Now is your chance to try virtual and augmented reality! Take a turn on the library’s new VR goggles. Ride a roller coaster, explore distant lands, travel a virtual maze, or man the defense of a spaceship. While you’re waiting for a turn with the goggles, try the Aurasma app for augmented reality.

Registration is required. Stop into the library or call ahead to register.

The VR program will be at the West Manchester Branch on Wednesday, March 7 at 4 p.m. Call (937) 678-8503 to register.

It’ll be at the West Alexandria Branch on Monday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. Call (937) 533-4095 to register.


Book a Librarian

Would you like to learn more about computers? Do you have a new tablet or smartphone you’d like to learn more about? The Reference Librarian is happy to help. You can book an appointment any Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at the Eaton Branch Library for help with tablets, e-readers, computers, Microsoft Office, the internet, resumes and job searching, using the library catalog, and much more!

Call 937-456-5562 or email prebleref@preblelibrary.org to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Or schedule an appointment in person at the Eaton Library.

Crafts for adults

Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.: Make your own colorful sand art candles at the Eaton Library. All supplies are provided. Sign up at the Eaton Library or call (937) 456-4331 to register.

Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m.: Make a suncatcher with mason jar lids at the West Alexandria Library.

Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.: DIY gardener’s hand scrub and sweet orange sugar scrub at the Camden Library. Reservations required by Feb. 23.

Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Add crafty touches to plastic Easter eggs at the New Paris Library

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, Feb. 22 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.

Gaming discussion and design group

Do you want to make your own game, but don’t know where to start? Join the Eaton Library’s new group! Learn where to find ideas and resources, and interact with people who also want to make their own games. This group will meet the first Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The first meeting is Monday, March 5.

Book discussion and signing: It’s in There!

Meet Preble County native and co-author of the book ‘It’s in There!’, Bill Hildebolt on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Eaton Library.

The book tells the rich creation story of the famous Prego Spaghetti Sauce and will be available to sign copies of the book. This is a behind the scenes memoir and part product history of the iconic brand found today in kitchens around the world.

The inspiration for Prego is based on a family recipe that has deep roots in Preble County and that is why Eaton has been chosen for the premier introduction of ‘It’s in There!’ All profits from the sale of the book will be donated for scholarship at The Ohio State University.

Relaxation Station

Winter got you down? Join us for our first Relaxation Station at the Eaton Library on Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and find new ways to beat the winter blues. Choose between several different activities – chair massages, making simple face and skin products, and coloring. Light refreshments will be provided.