Kids and families
All Ages Game Night
West Elkton Branch on Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m.: Video games and snacks for folks of all ages! Paper crafts available, too!
Summer Reading Begins!
Summer reading begins June 1! Stop by your local branch library to sign up. Start logging your reading for a chance to win prizes! While you’re at it, pick up a list of all the fun kids, teen, and adult events being held during the summer, at your local PCDL branch!
Kickoff events for Summer Reading
Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2 at the West Alexandria Branch – Ice Cream Tour Kickoff: sign up for Summer Reading, and get a free scoop of rocky road or vanilla ice cream!
Monday, June 4 at the West Manchester Branch – Summer Reading Kickoff events with games and snacks. Different age groups are at different times: Kids Kickoff is at 2 p.m.; Kickoff for tweens and teens is at 3 p.m.; and Kickoff for adults and families is at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Branch – Summer Reading kickoff party for the whole family! We’re playing Just Dance Party on the Nintendo Wii and board games of all kinds! Free snacks and drinks for everyone!
Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens
International gold medalist juggler Matt Jergens has been making audiences laugh for over 18 years. His show involves electrifying routines that showcase the talents of one of the top jugglers around. He fills the stage with flying pins, spinning plates, a tall unicycle, and a multitude of other unique props. Catch his show at the following library branches:
Monday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m.: New Paris Branch
Tuesday, June 5 at 3 p.m.: West Alexandria Branch
Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m.: Camden Branch
Wednesday, June 6 at 10 a.m.: Eaton Branch
Wednesday, June 6 at 2 p.m.: West Elkton Branch
Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m.: Eaton Branch
Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m.: Eldorado Branch
Tweens Rock (ages 8-12)
Every Thursday in June and July at 12:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Learn about a different style of music each week at the Eaton Branch.
Tween-tivities: Make your own music
Create your own songs with Magix Music Maker! Combine different instrument loops and beats for a one-of-a-kind electronic jam session:
Monday, June 4 at 3 p.m.: West Elkton Branch
Monday, June 11 at 4 p.m.: Camden Branch
Wednesday, June 13 at 2 p.m.: West Alexandria Branch
Monday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m.: New Paris Branch
Wednesday, June 27 at 3 p.m.: West Manchester Branch
Teens (grades 6-12)
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 weekly program:
June 5: Around the World in Audio Waves – Learn about different cultures and time periods by listening to music! We’ll have snacks and crafts and a playlist to introduce each genre.
June 12: Glow Bowling – What makes bowling better? Black lights and music! Wear neon colors for a brighter experience!
June 19: High School Musical movie – Enjoy a musical movie! High School Musical has a runtime of 98 mintes.
June 26: Earbud Buddies – Make an earbud holder with perler beads.
Use perler beads to make a cool holder that’ll keep your earbuds from getting tangled! The program will be at the following branches:
Monday, June 4 at 4 p.m.: West Elkton Branch
Monday, June 11 at 5 p.m.: Camden Branch
Wednesday, June 13 at 3 p.m.: West Alexandria Branch
Monday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m.: New Paris Branch
Tuesday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m.: Eaton Branch
Wednesday, June 27 at 4 p.m.: West Manchester Branch
Gaming Discussion & Design Group
Eaton Branch on Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.: Want to make your own game but don’t know where to start? Come join the Eaton Library’s new Gaming Discussion and Design Group! You will learn about where to find ideas and resources, and be able to interact with people who also want to make their own games.
West Alexandria Branch on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. and New Paris Branch on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.: Join us for an evening of painting rocks.
Window Cling Craft
Eaton Branch on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.: We’ll use fabric paint to create colorful window clings. All supplies will be provided by the library.
Intermediate Computer Skills
Eaton Branch on June 14 at 6 p.m.: Now that you know the basics of computers, we will take a deeper look into the inner workings of the computer. Topics covered include files, folders, uploading and downloading, and finding things on the computer. Some previous computer experience required.
Open Mic Night at the Library
Eaton Branch on Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m.: Join us for the first Library Open Mic Night! Each performer gets 5-10 minutes to play music, recite poetry, or convey some other talent. Keep it clean and library-friendly, but otherwise, anything goes! Ages 14-older welcome.
Genealogy and History Fair
Preble County Room (outdoors) on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about area history and genealogy resources from throughout southwest Ohio and Wayne County, Indiana. The Preble County Room is at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.