Kids & Family Programs
Storytime registration under way
Registration for fall storytimes at the Eaton Library is under way. Storytimes will run from Oct. 2 through Nov. 7. There are several sessions available for different age groups from 6 months to 12 years old. Classes will be held weekly. Call 937-456-4331 with any questions or to register.
Homework Help Club – Eaton Branch
The Eaton Branch of the Preble County District Library would like to introduce our Homework Help Club! This program provides free homework help to students in grades K-6th. Drop-ins are welcome! No registration required! Tutors will be available to assist in homework in a variety of subjects. This program is available from 3-5 p.m. each Monday. For more information, contact the Eaton Branch at 937-456-4331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Crafting Programs – West Elkton Branch
Join your West Elkton librarians on Thursdays at 4 p.m. for a fun program. There is usually a craft to be made and other exciting activities.
• Oct. 3: Zombie Frankenstein Hospital
• Oct. 17: Monster Yearbook Art
PCDL MakerSpace Open Hours – Eaton Branch
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 email@example.com or calling 937-456-5478.
The Mothman Experience with Southern Ohio Supernatural
Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: It is the time of the year for the creepy and unusual…and in keeping with jack-o-lanterns and trick or treaters, we bring you a program sure to please young and old! Besides investigating all sorts of paranormal phenomena like ghosts, spirits, and Sasquatch, investigators John and Marsha from Southern Ohio Supernatural (S.O.S.) also look into reports of UFOs and Cryptids, like Mothman! Tonight, we learn historical details of Mothman sightings and what these sightings might mean.
Homeschool Hour – Pumpkin Patch Painting
Oct. 16 and Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Paint your own Pumpkin Patch! Learn different painting techniques to create your own pumpkin patch artwork. This program is open to home-educated students of all ages. Please register in advance by visiting the library or calling 937-456-4331!
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 to enjoy activities such as coloring and simple crafting, board games, video games, and more! These programs are designed to be self-led. Just drop by any time from 3:30-5 p.m., sign in, and have fun!
Oct. 1: Weird Eats
Oct. 8: Paint-A-Long
Oct. 15: Resin Art
Oct. 22: Foamsmithing with Gleume
Oct. 29: Little Shop of…Halloween
Teen Harry Potter Alliance – Monthly Teen Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foamsmithing with Gleume Cosplay – Eaton Branch
Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Join Gleume Cosplay for an introduction to foamsmithing! This special 3-hour program will provide a hands-on lesson in creating with foam, and will let you build your own mini shield to take home! Learn some new skills for costuming and creating just in time for Halloween. If you’re interested in cosplay, costuming, crafting, or creating…this is the program for you! Spaces are limited! Registration is required
Adults: Basic Computer Class – Eaton Branch
Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Eaton Library: Learn the very basics of computer operation: what a computer is, how to turn it on and off, basic navigation, and how to operate the mouse and keyboard. Class will include practice. No previous computer experience required. Registration required for this free program by stopping in or calling 937-456-5562.
Adult Craft: Gumball & Candy Dish – West Alexandria Branch
Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library: Come to the West Alexandria Library to make a candy dish to sit out with all your favorite holiday treats. All supplies are provided to make this wonderful addition to your home. Reservations are not required, but we do recommend that you if you are planning to attend that you sign up so we can ensure enough treats and supplies for everyone. Sign up by visiting the West Alexandria Branch or by calling 937-533-4095. This program, like all PCDL programs, is free to attend.
Adult Craft: Spider Mason Jars – Eaton Branch
Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library: Come on over to the Eaton Library to create a cute Halloween spider jar decoration! All supplies provided by the library. Registration required for this free program. Register in person or call 937-456-4331.
Night Owl Prowl Genealogy Lock-In – 450 S. Barron St.
Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Preble County Genealogy Room – 450 S. Barron St., Eaton: Take advantage of the many historical research documents available at the Preble County Room, and enjoy access to the Ancestry.com library edition, which is available at any computer inside the eight PCDL locations. Bring a snack to share with your fellow genealogists and get free research help at the Night Owl Prowl! The PC Room will be open for regular business hours beginning at 2 p.m.
Adult Craft: Book Witch – Camden Branch
Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library: Visit your library to create a spooky witch made from a book! All supplies provided by the library. Registration required by Sept. 30, for this free program. Register in person starting September 12th or by calling 937-452-3142.
Creative Writers’ Group – Eaton Branch
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 – Eaton Branch
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 email@example.com, or stop by the library in person to set up an appointment!