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Maker Festival Project Demonstration Application

Interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things are the purpose of the Maker Festival at the Clermont County Public Library. The festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Patrons can participate by demonstrating their own maker projects during the event. Both non-commercial and commercial makers will be considered. To take part, complete this online application before April 18, 2015. Makers will be selected based on the uniqueness of their projects and how well they fit in the library’s space. Makers selected to participate will need to complete the library’s performer contract.


Understanding Social Security

Deciding when and how to take Social Security Benefits is confusing. This educational session will help you understand Social Security and how to maximize its benefits. Presented by Allen Perry, area director of COFFE, The Community Outreach for Financial Education. This program is for adults.

Join us at the Amelia Branch Library, Monday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

Join us at the Bethel Branch Library, Tuesday, April 28, 6 p.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online.


Free Concert

You're invited to our Sounds from the Stacks concert with Low Lilly at the Amelia Branch Library, Saturday, April 25, 3 p.m. Enjoy the American Roots/Celtic trio Low Lilly that draws from the English, Scottish, Irish, Scandinavian, bluegrass and old-time traditions for a new and distinctively energetic style of acoustic music using mandolin, guitar and fiddle. The trio are touring the country and will make a stop here. Enjoy the music!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online. This program is for all ages.


Homeschool Hangout

Celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day at our Homeschool Hangout at the Bethel Branch Library, Thursday, April 23, 11 a.m. Join a Clermont County Park District naturalist for a look at some of Ohio's native wildlife. We'll have a few live critters to see and touch as you discover more about the animals that make Ohio special!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online. This program is for ages.


Skype 101

Join us for Skype 101 at 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 21 at the Williamsburg Branch Library. Learn about video calls and instant messaging. Bring your device or take notes. Ask your friends and family members for their usernames so you can start adding contacts. We'll walk you through the basics, which can open the door to a whole new world.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or register online. This program is for adults.


Fun with Recyclables

Join us for an Earth Day Celebration: Fun with Recyclables at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21 at the Bethel Branch Library. Use our provided materials or bring your own and we'll have an assortment of fun ways to re-purpose them and create crafts. Families can also team up to help us create a giant city out of recyclable materials.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 734-2619 or register online. This program is for all ages.


Create a Spring Wreath

Learn how to make a spring wreath at the Williamsburg Branch Library Monday, April 20, 6 p.m. Join us and you'll turn scrap fabric into a beautiful decoration as we go step by step through the easy process. Materials will be provided, but you may bring additional 4x4 squares from your own fabric to personalize your wreath.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or register online. This program is for teens and adults.


Party for Pete the Cat

Join the party at the Amelia Branch Library, Saturday, April 18, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate everyone's favorite feline, Pete the Cat, with a party. Hear stories about Pete and his adventures, make a mask, and create a tasty snack that any cool feline would enjoy! The fun is for ages 3-10.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.


Facebook 101

Learn how to set up and use a Facebook account with instruction from a tech-savvy teenager. Peach Norman Owen will demonstrate how to set up an account. Bring your own device and she can help you set up one for yourself! Learn about groups, pages, messaging, Facebook games and how to upload pictures. This class is the very basics of Facebook for adults.

Join us at the Amelia Branch Library, Thursday, April 16, 2 p.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

Join us at the Union Township Branch Library, Tuesday, April 21, 2 p.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

Join us at the Williamsburg Branch Library, Friday, April 24, 11 a.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or register online.

Join us at the Union Township Branch Library, Tuesday, May 5, 2 p.m. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


Farm Days

Join us for Farm Days at the Union Township Branch Library from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 18. Our activities for the day include:

  • A simple plant dissection at 9:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
  • The Hands Up! Puppet Troupe performing at 10 a.m.
  • Dr. Gregory Dahlem speaking about garden pests at 11 a.m.
  • Meet and greet with live animals from Sunrock Farm at 1 p.m.
  • At 1 p.m. Master Gardners from OSU extension will talk about getting your garden ready for the season

Other activities will be offered during the day including making plant markers, fun garden games, snack and more.

For more information, visit or call the library at 528-1744. This program is for all ages.