Kids and families
Preble County District Library’s popular Homeschool Hour education program will start this school year on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Eaton Library. During this session, we’ll learn about different art techniques and use some of those skills to create our own works of art! The monthly program is for homeschool students and educators.
Celebrate Hobbit Day!
Sept. 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s popular books The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. At 5 p.m. the Eaton Library will host a birthday party for families complete with a birthday cake and Middle Earth music from Eric Loy.
Bring the kids (ages 11 and under) to the New Paris Library for a story and a craft. Story times will be Oct. 3, 17, and 24 at 5 p.m. each day.
The Camden Library will have story times, also for ages 11 and under, on Oct. 4 and 11 at 5:30 p.m.
For ages 8-12, we have programs at each library branch in October that may include crafts, games, or other fun activities. Catch the program at your local library:
Monday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Library
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4:45 p.m. at the Camden Library
Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Library
Monday, Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library
Lego Building contests
Kids in grades K-5 can show off their Lego building skills at one of the library’s Lego contests in October. Prizes will be awarded to the top builders in different age groups.
The West Elkton Library will host a Lego contest on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., and the New Paris Library has a contest on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Teens (grades 6-12)
(Limited to high school students in grades 9-12) On Monday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m., the Eaton Library will host tabletop gaming, featuring Forbidden Island and Takenoko. We’ll also create a cosplay spells phys rep, and you’ll have a chance to win some dice! Game play can last up to two hours. Snacks will be provided.
Registration is required. Sign up at the Eaton Library front desk or call (937) 456-4331. Registration is limited to eight.
Anime Club: Chopsticks
For grades 6-12: watch anime, try Japanese snacks, and try our chopstick challenges at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m.! Registration is required. Sign up at the Eaton Library front desk or call (937) 456-4331.
Plants vs. Zombies Tournament
Compete in Plants vs. Zombies on the Xbox 360 on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. Top player wins a Plants vs. Zombies sunflower plush! Everyone gets a prize for participating. We’ll also have snacks and PvS crafts! Registration is required. Sign up at the Eaton Library front desk or call (937) 456-4331.
Microsoft Word class
Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Word at the Eaton Library on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. Change fonts, format text, add graphics and pictures, and create simple documents. Some previous computer experience is preferred.
Mystery Short Story Challenge
Beginning Sept. 19, pick up your form for the Eaton Library’s Murder Mystery competition. Write a short story for a chance to win a mystery-themed prize pack. Stories will be judged on structure/plot, characters/dialogue, style, and uniqueness. Stories will be due on Oct. 19, and winners will be announced on Oct. 22 after the author visit by mystery author Heather Webber at 1 p.m.
Not a writer? We also have a competition with two-minute mystery challenges. Get more information at the Eaton Library or call 937-456-4331.
West Elkton bake sale
Support your library and get some sweet treats and mums at the West Elkton Library on Oct. 3, 5, and 6. The Friends of the West Elkton Library are having their bake sale each day from 1-6 p.m. at the West Elkton Library.
Support the New Paris and West Alexandria libraries at the October book sales.
The New Paris Library’s book sale is Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and you can catch the West Alexandria book sale at the village’s Oktoberfest festival in Peace Park on Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Basic computer class
Are you new to computers and the internet? Or are you familiar, but it’s been a while since you’ve used them? Take this beginner class at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. or the Camden Library on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. for a primer.
Burlap pumpkin craft
Make some fun, free decorations for fall at the library! Pick the time and location for you:
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library
Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library
Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library
Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Library