District library plans events


Repeating/Special Programs

PCDL Closed for Holidays – Don’t Fret!

The Preble County District Library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2019, in observance of the holiday. Wanting to catch up on a book over the holidays and can’t make it in? Download Ohio Digital Library’s free Libby App, sign in with your PCDL card, and get access to hundreds of books, audiobooks, and magazines! Get started at www.libbyapp.com.

Happy holidays from all of us at the Preble County District Library.

Unity – Monthly Teen Group

Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: 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.

Monthly Teen Harry Potter Alliance

Jan. 10 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 4p.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 1-4 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!

Winter Reading Program (W. Alexandria)

Do you enjoy our Summer Reading Program? If so, join us for our first annual Winter Reading Program at the West Alexandria Library! We will have reading, crafts, challenges, trivia and more. Open to all ages.

To kick things off, join us on Jan. 2, for our Hot Cocoa Bar. We will have many different toppings for you to add to your hot cocoa. Don’t worry if you can’t join us; you can sign up any time during January and February.

Craft and Storytime

Each Monday in January at 5 p.m. at the New Paris Branch: kids, join us at the library for a story and some crafting FUN afterwards!

Kids/Family Programs

Eaton Branch Winter Storytime Registration Begins

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.

Storytime and Craft: Frozen-An Amazing Snowman

Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Branch: A fun, simple story with everyone’s favorite snowman read by a local librarian, and a craft after!

Winter Reading Program – Hot Cocoa Bar

Do you enjoy our Summer Reading Program? If so, join us for our first annual Winter Reading Program at the West Alexandria Library! We will have reading, crafts, challenges, trivia and more. Open to all ages.

To kick things off, join us on Jan. 2 for our Hot Cocoa Bar. We will have many different toppings for you to add to your hot cocoa. Don’t worry if you can’t join us today; you can sign up any time during January and February.

Gingerbread House Photo Frame

Jan. 3 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Branch: this gingerbread house is perfect seasonal decorating and fun all year! Display cherished friend and family photos from the holiday season and extend the spirit into the New Year!

Family Board Game Night

Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Branch: play many of your old favorites or maybe find a new one. We will have many different board games for you to choose from. Snacks will be provided.

Dry Erase Framed Weekly Planner

Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Branch: put together a fun planner and start off the New Year in style!

Penguin Storytime

Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Branch: it’s January, so the South Pole gets a turn! Listen to a cute story about penguins and make a craft!

Create, Explore & More!

Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Families can delve into our different creative and exploratory stations together. Stations include things such as: instant snow, KEVA building block challenges, cardboard box fort building, and more!

The program runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – drop-in and have fun as a family. There is something for everyone!

Teens (grades 6-12)

Teen Programs – Back In The New Year

Teen programming is taking a short break over the holiday season and will be back in the New Year! In the meantime, follow @pcdlteens on Instagram to keep in the loop of the new teen programs at the library. Trying to catch up on that new series over break? Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card with Hoopla! Download the free app and get started today at www.hoopladigital.com.

Adults

Adult Craft: Junk Journal

Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: join us for the newest trend in journaling! We will provide a tutorial and supplies (glitter, scrapbook paper, washi tape, etc); the rest is up to you! Please bring your own journal and/or supplies if you wish.

Do You Want to Build a Snow Globe?

Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Branch: come in from the cold and let your imagination run wild while you make a beautiful snow globe! All supplies will be provided as well as a few examples.

Adult Craft: Junk Journal

Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Branch: join us for this fun craft. Start your junk journal journey at the Library! Registration is required. Stop in at the New Paris Library to register, or call 937-437-7242.