Think of Your Library
St. Patrick’s Day Party
We're still open! Despite the construction around us, the Batavia Branch is open and having a St. Patrick's Day party on Monday, March 10 at 6:30p.m. Attendees ages 5-10 are invited to enjoy Irish inspired stories and games. And to help you feel extra lucky, we will be creating our own Leprecahaun craft to take home for the holiday. Register for the program by visiting the branch, calling 732-2128, or registering online.
DIY @ Your Library
Teen Tech Week celebrates the great nonprint resources and services that we offer to teens and their families. Our branches provide programs such as ACT test taking tips, Crafter Dark, creative writing programs, even an online book club.
You don't even need to come into the library to use some of our items! We offer: eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music, movies, and tv shows. All of the items are either available to stream or download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
During March, teens can take a quick survey to be entered into a drawing for a FitBug ORB Activity Tracker! This wearable tech tracks your activity (including your steps, calories burned, distance and sleep) day and night. Stop by a branch for a paper copy or take the survey online. Enter as many times as you'd like between March 9-29!
Also during the month, teens can come into any of our branches for some hands on crafting with a DIY Media Sleeve and a Chinese take-out box.
Star Trek fans, take our Star Trek Trivia Quiz online or in a branch. One lucky fan will win a Tribble!
Free Concert by Blue Caboose
Join us at the Owensville Branch on Saturday, March 15 for Sounds from the Stacks: Blue Caboose. The free concert starts at 2:00p.m. Blue Caboose is an original folk band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Beginning in 2011, they spent a year developing their fun and unique stage show, and by the summer of 2012 had found themselves as busy as popcorn on a skillet. Their first album, Modern Limited was released in August of 2012, and within one year, has sold nearly 1000 copies. They sing about the Ohio River Valley, trains, rivers, mountains, farmland, lakes, hiking, canoeing, good food, blue skies and family. Call the branch at 732-6084 for more information.
Practice Taking the ACT
Join us at the Union Township Branch on Saturday, March 15 at 9:30a.m. to take the full-length practice ACT to ensure you are ready for the real thing! Mary Gruber from Sylvan Learning will be on hand for questions and answers with test prep tips. Be sure to join us for the follow-up seminar on Thursday, March 20. This program is for high school students. Register by visiting the branch, calling 528-1744, or online.
You can also use Learning Express, an online resource for practice tests.
Join us for Discovery Club at the Union Township Branch on Friday, March 14 at 10:00a.m. We're celebrating Pi Day! Pi (Greek letter “Π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The holiday Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th, since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits in the decimal form of pi. Join us to learn all about the magic of pi and the circles that surround you everyday. With snacks, games and stories, math has never been so fun! Register by visiting the branch, calling 528-1744, or online. This program is for attendees ages 6-12.
A Very Merry UnBirthday!
Kids, join the us for a Mad Hatter teaparty at the Union Township Branch on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:45p.m. Dress up as your favorite character or just wear your best tea party outfit as we celebrate your unbirthday in Wonderland style. Games, crafts, snacks and fun provided, but please bring your own imagination and sense of wonder. This program is for ages 5-9.
Register for this program by visiting the branch, calling 528-1744, or online.
Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It
Children are invited to train for a top secret and dangerous mission at the New Richmond Branch on Monday, March 10 at 6:45p.m. Enroll in our spy school, rendezvous at the given coordinates and be prepared for fun! Spy students will choose an alias,make a secret spy badge and mustache disguise, disarm "traps" (pop balloons…), evade "lasers," then test their skills by completing a timed team mission, sneaking through the library collecting clues.
Pre-register for this program by visiting the branch, calling 553-0570, or online. Please don't bring any weapons, even toys.
Meet Will Hillenbrand!
Meet local children's book author and illustrator, Will Hillenbrand whose works include the Bear and Mole series. He'll be speaking about his works and how to create a book at the Amelia Branch on Saturday, March 8 at 10:30a.m. If you own one of Mr. Hillenbrand's books, please bring it for the signing. No books will be available for purchase at the event. Please pre-register for the event by visiting the library, calling 752-5580, or online.