District library plans activities for all ages

R-H Staff

Kids and Families:

Homeschool Hour: Electricity

Join us as we learn about electricity in this hands-on program! Homeschool Hour is geared to students ages 8-12 but is open to all homeschool students and their educators. January’s Homeschool Hour will be Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Library Administrative Office Meeting Room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.

Read away the winter blues

The West Alexandria Library will reward you for reading every day in January! For kids age 12 and under, read each day, and keep track on our form. For each week you complete, you’ll earn a candy bar, and if you read every day in January, you can take home a book of your choice!

Winnie the Pooh Day

Join us at the West Alexandria Library for a party celebrating Winnie the Pooh! On Monday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m., the party starts with Winnie the Pooh snacks, crafts, and more!

Eaton Library book sale

The next book sale at the Eaton Library is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 20. Get there early for the best selection of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and children’s books. The sale is during regular library hours (Mon.-Thur. from 9a-8p; Fri. and Sat from 9a-5p) at 301 N. Barron St. Prices are not set for items. All sales are by donation only. Grab what you want and give as much as you can, as all proceeds go to the Eaton Branch Library.

Teens (grades 6-12):

Teen Creative Writing Group

Local teens 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, Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch Library (301 N. Barron St.).

Super Mario Course Maker Challenge

Have you played Super Mario Maker on the Wii U? You’ll have a chance at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll be playing Super Mario Maker for our Course Maker Challenge. You’ll create your own course, we’ll play all the courses, and vote on our favorites. The maker of the most-loved course will receive a prize box. We’ll also have snacks and prizes for everyone!

Registration is required. Register at the library or call 937-456-4331.

Tabletop Games

Play awesome tabletop games, like Marvel Memory, Zombie-opoly, Zelda Yahtzee, and more at the library! Library branches will host tabletop gaming programs in January and February. See when the program is heading to your local library:

West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.

Camden Library on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Monday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Monday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m.

Camden Library on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board

What kind of teen programs do you want at your library? Come to the Teen Advisory Board meeting on Friday, Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Help plan the spring 2016 Eaton Library programs and the Teen Summer Reading programs for 2016. We’ll give you pizza and snacks for your brilliant ideas!

Space is limited. Come early to ensure a spot.


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, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews. The Novel Discussion book club meets the third Thursday of every month.

Downton Abbey Tea Parties

Celebrate the return of the popular television series Downton Abbey with a tea party! We’ll have tea and crumpets and discuss the show. Join us Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Branch or Thursday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Branch.

Adult Crafting: Perpetual Calendar

It’s a new year, and you’ll need a new calendar. During January, you can make the last calendar you’ll ever need at the Preble County District Library branches. We’ll be using nuts and bolts to make a perpetual calendar. All supplies are provided. Make your calendar at:

Eaton Library on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Camden Library on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m.

Be a kid again

Why should the kids get to have all the fun? The year, the West Alexandria Library will present a few programs to remind adults of their childhood. The first one is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m., and we’ll be coloring some adult coloring books. We’ll have crayons, markers, and colored pencils for an hour of coloring.

R-H Staff