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Irish Dancing

Join us at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. for a performance by the Erickson Academy of Irish Dancers. They'll perform a medley of Irish dances in both soft and hard shoes, talk about the history of Irish dance and answer questions from the audience.

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

Stick around after the performance for our Tune Talk program, where we'll discuss the history and influence of Celtic music.


Tune Talk: From Celtic to Country

Music appreciation! This is the first meeting of the new quarterly music discussion group called Tune Talk at the Amelia Branch at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10. In this session, we'll discuss the influence of Celtic music on country music's origins and the new folk revival. We'll listen to examples from the library's collection.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online. This program is for ages 16+.

Come early to see the Erickson Academy of Irish Dancers at 6:30 p.m.


Scrap ’n Crop

Enjoy an afternoon scrapbooking at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, March 7, 1-4 p.m. Bring your supplies and projects to work on during the afternoon. Meet other scrapbookers to share ideas.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online. Register early because space is limited.


Read Across America

Read Across America! Visit the library March 2 to get your Dr. Seuss bookmark and a mood pencil. Stay and make a Dr. Seuss craft. Go to our Facebook Page and tell us your favorite Dr. Seuss book for a chance to win a small collection of Dr. Seuss books! If you are under age 18, ask an adult to help. Contest ends on March 14.


Reading Wizard Castle

Calling all reading wizards! Love LEGO bricks? Love reading? The Bethel Branch staff does too and we want to share our love of reading and LEGO with you. Any time a child checks out three books in March, the staff will reward him or her with a LEGO brick to add on to our Reading Wizard Castle! The more books read the more the castle grows. Join us!


March Into Reading Festival

Children between the ages of 0-6 need basic early literacy skills to become good readers. To learn more about how your child can master these skills, visit the second annual March into Reading Festival. The festival is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Union Township Branch. Call 528-1744.

Children's activity stations will highlight the basic practices of writing, reading, playing and exploring math and science to get ready to read. Joel the Singing Librarian will demonstrate the importance of singing and early literacy. Children can meet the library's mascot Browser. There will be prizes awarded for visiting the various stations as well as door prizes. All ages are welcome.

Children’s book authors will be on hand to discuss the importance of reading. Karma Wilson, an award-winning children's book author with titles on the New York Times bestseller list, will discuss literacy. Her books include The Cow Loves Cookies and The Bear Snores On. She started writing to give her three children something they liked to read.

Mary Kay Carson likes to introduce kids to the world around them by writing about space, nature and weather. Her books include Emi and the Rhino Scientist, Inside Tornadoes and Extreme Planets.

Seven-year-old Lauryn Marie Burks was trying to get ready for school one day wishing she had 100 hands to get everything done. Her parents recorded her ideas about how those 100 hands would help and turned them into the books, My 100 Hands and My 100 Hands Go To School.

A Xavier University graduate, Ashley Scribner taught and pursued her art career before moving to New York City, where she fell in love with the urban lifestyle. She returned to Cincinnati and specializes in painting Queen City landmarks. She recently illustrated her first children's book, Findlay: A Cincinnati Pig Tale.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will be sell books by Wilson. The other authors and illustrators have been asked to bring copies of their work to sell.

The March into Reading Festival is presented in conjunction with Books by the Banks, Oct. 17, 2015.

The Clermont County Public Library is celebrating 60 years of service to the community in 2015. What will you discover?”


Books and Blocks

Join us at the Batavia Branch Thursday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. for Books and Blocks. This week's theme is the jungle! Enjoy storytime and then use toy building materials to recreate characters and objects from the stories. Younger children will have Duplo blocks to play with and older kids will create with LEGO. For more information, call the library at 732-2128. For ages 2-6.


Teen Movie and Craft Night!

Join us at the Owensville Branch Tuesday, Mar. 3, 6-7:45 p.m. for a movie and craft night. Our movie follows a young heroine who struggles to find her place in a factioned government. We also will make rainbow loom bracelets in faction colors and share a snack. Bring your friends!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online. This program is for ages 13-17.


English Language Classes

Would you like to learn English? Improve your English language skills at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. with Alanna Hochberg, a local ESL educator, along with a friendly, informal group of people that meets the first Tuesday of every month. You are welcome to join!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700.


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day and we are celebrating! Join us at one of our branches for a fun event.

Join us at the New Richmond Branch at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 2 for a party. Ages 3-7 are invited for stories, games, crafts and a special Seuss-themed cake surprise! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or register online.

Join the party at our Batavia Branch at 6 p.m., Monday, March 2. We will celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel by watching a movie. We’ll make a Cat in the Hat craft and enjoy a snack. See you there! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at732-2128 or register online.

You are invited to Family Night: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at the Union Township Branch . Families are invited to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We’ll read classic Seuss stories, sing songs and make Seuss-tacular birthday cards. Don’t forget to wear your PJs! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


Where are the tax forms?

If you want a printed 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax form or forms for the state of Ohio, the Clermont County Public Library will have a limited number available.

The IRS and Ohio are greatly reducing the number of printed tax forms. Also, no instruction booklets will be printed by the IRS and very few by the state.

Instead, IRS and state officials want you to visit their websites to download the forms and instructions you need.

Visit IRS.gov for federal tax information. Visit tax.ohio.gov for state tax information. Or call the IRS locally at (513) 263-3333 or Ohio at (800)282-1780.