District library schedules activities

Repeating/Special Programs

Unity – Monthly Teen Group

Join us for the new LGBTQ+ teen group… Unity! This meeting is a safe space, open to local teens (including allies!) in grades 6-12. Join us for open discussion, as well as resources and information. The group will build objectives and goals, meeting agendas, future programming ideas, and more! Let your voice be heard on the future of inclusive programming in Preble County! For more information, contact youthservices@preblelibrary.org.

Maker Space Open Hours

Maker Space Open Hours: Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: The Maker Space is a room full of new technology with open access to all ages. All equipment and assistance is free. Bring your own consumables, such as fabric and paper. Some materials can be purchased for a fee. Other dates and times available by appointment. Ask questions, or make an appointment by contacting youthservices@preblelibrary.org or calling 937-456-5478.

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. Snacks and prizes provided.

• Nov. 27: Riverdale

• Dec. 4: Beginner Ukulele

• Dec. 11: Fuse Beads

• Dec. 18: Elf Movie

Monthly Teen Book Club (grades 6-12)

December 1st at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: ten spaces will be available for each session, allowing book club members to receive their own personal copy free of charge. Registration is open monthly, and only applies to that specific session. Sign up in advance to receive a free copy of the book to read before the program! Our final book for 2018 will be The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi.

Monthly Teen Harry Potter Alliance

Dec. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Preble County Potterwatch is a brand new group, dedicated to teen leadership and fan-based activism. Inspired by literature, this group encourages teens in grades 6-12 to take action for important causes through donations, campaigns, and community service. For more information, follow @PreblePotterwatch on Instagram, or contact magracel@preblelibrary.org.

LEGO Club (school-age children)

Our LEGO Club meets on the last Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: come in and build, complete challenges, and just have fun! Children can build with the library’s LEGO collection. If you bring LEGOs from home to build with, please bring them in a container labeled with your child’s name.

Creative Writers’ Group

Meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: 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.

Book a Librarian

Every Wednesday (by appointment) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: 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 with tablets/e-readers, computers, Microsoft Office, Internet, resumes and job searching, using the library catalog, and research. Call 937-456-5562, email prebleref@preblelibrary.org, or stop by the library in person to set up an appointment!

Kids/Family Programs

Eaton Branch Winter Storytime Registration Begins

Registration for the winter session of storytimes begins Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. Our storytimes are formulated around the Every Child Ready to Read initiative, which focuses on the five early literacy practices of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.

• Mother Goose Baby/Toddler Storytime is for children ages birth to 3 years, with a choice of Wednesday, or Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. This is a 30-minute class.

• Library Mice Preschool Storytime is for children 3 years old to kindergarten. This class is available on Wednesday or Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. or Thursday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. This is a 45-minute class.

• After School Crew is for children ages 6 to 12 years old and is held on Thursday afternoons at 4:45 p.m. This program runs for 1 hour.

The winter session will run from Jan. 9 until Feb. 14. There are seven PCDL branches and program schedules vary, so residents are advised to call their local branch or check the event calendar to see what programs are being offered. Call the Eaton library at 456-4331 or email youthservices@preblelibrary.org with any questions.

Tween-tivities: Seasonal Craft

Make a surprise seasonal craft! This craft can be used as a holiday gift for friends or family, or as something creative to keep for yourself. *Please register for this program in advance!*

• Camden Library: Nov. 29, at 4:30 p.m.

Craft and Story

Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. at the New Paris Branch. Join us at the library for a cool story and craft to go along with it!

Homeschool Hour – Patterns & Prints

Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Eaton Branch and November 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: This Art Lesson will cover patterns and prints. These skills can help create texture and detail in different pieces of art. Please register in advance at the library or call 937-456-4331.

Layered Snowflakes

Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Branch. Make a snowflake craft that is as unique as you are!

Teens (grades 6-12)

Teens — Seasonal Craft

Make a surprise seasonal craft! This craft can be used as a holiday gift for friends or family, or as something creative to keep for yourself. *Please register for this program in advance!*

• Camden Library: Nov. 29, at 5:30p.m.