District library monthly activity calendar released


Repeating/Special Programs

Summer Reading Blast Off – West Alexandria Library

Are you ready to blast off your summer at the library and enjoy the universe around you? Everyone who visits the West Alexandria Branch Library to sign up on June 1, will receive a special treat.

The Space Painter & Juggler

Tom Sparough is a juggler, storyteller, writer, and facilitator. Tom’s performances are filled with skillful, humorous juggling and a generous helping of audience participation. In a delightful way, it explores the realm of the seemingly impossible, whether it is walking on the moon, or juggling on his head. It features death-defying ball juggling, plate spinning, and the amazing juggling of small human beings! This show appeals to kids and adults at the same.

Monday, June 3, at 3 p.m.: West Manchester Branch

Monday, June,at 5:30 p.m.: New Paris Branch

Tuesday, June 4, at 3 p.m.: West Alexandria Branch

Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m.: Camden Branch

Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m.: Eaton Branch

Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m.: West Elkton Branch

Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m.: Eaton Branch

Thursday, June 6, at 5 p.m.: Eldorado Branch

Kids: A Universe of Storytimes

June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 1 p.m. at the West Alexandria Branch: Rocket into space, become an astronaut, meet some aliens, learn about the stars. You never know what Miss Kathy has in store for you in her Universe of Stories. Activities may include crafts, stories, snacks, dancing, music — who knows!

Maker Space Open Hours

Maker Space Open Hours: Every Friday from 10a.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.

Teen Harry Potter Alliance – Monthly Teen Group

June 13, at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Join our chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance! Preble County Potterwatch is dedicated to teen leadership and fan-based activism. The international community of the Harry Potter Alliance works for equality, literacy, and human rights… all around the globe! Inspired by literature, this group encourages teens in grades 6-12 to take action for important causes through donations, campaigns, and community service. We may not have magic rings, death eaters, or White Witches to face, but there are plenty of opportunities to help improve our community and the world around us! 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 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.

Unity – Monthly Teen Group

June 17, 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! For more information, contact youthservices@preblelibrary.org.

Creative Writers’ Group

Meets every fourth Friday of the month at 3:30 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.

Monthly Family Board Game Night – New Paris Branch

Visit the library on the last Tuesday of each month 5 p.m. to play board games and enjoy a snack!

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.

• June 4: Cosmic Bowling

• June 11: Extraterrestrial Art

• June 18: Monthly Movie

• June 25: Battleship Blaster

Kids & Family Programs

Monthly Family Board Game Night – New Paris Branch

Visit the library on the last Tuesday of each month 5.m. to play board games and enjoy a snack!

Tweens (ages 8-12)

Tweens: Summer Fun Craft

June 4 at 5 p.m. at the New Paris Branch: tweens, stop by the library and make a neat space-themed journal. We will be using composition notebooks, paper craft items and more! All supplies will be provided.

Adults

Adult Craft: Book Treasure Box

June 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Branch: As you have explored the universe around you, you have surely picked up a few treasures. Tonight you will be able to make a book treasure box to store them all in. *This craft involves using a sharp object, so caution is advised.*

Adult Craft: Galaxy Glass Gems!

June 5, at 5 p.m. at the West Manchester Branch and June 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Branch: Come to the library and paint your very own Galaxy Glass Gems!

Adult Craft: Egg Carton Wreath

June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Join us at the library as we make a beautiful sun catcher for display during the summer months! All supplies provided.

Creative Writers’ Group

Meets every fourth Friday of the month at 3:30 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!