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Teen Movie Club

Teens, join us at the Amelia Branch Library, Thursday, May 21, 4 p.m. as we watch a cult classic about a teen who must rescue her brother by going through a mythical and magical labyrinth. Enjoy snacks while you watch and we'll also create a craft.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This program is for ages 12-17.


Learn about the Titanic

Join us at the Amelia Branch Library, Friday, May 29, 11 a.m. to learn about the historic ocean liner Titanic. Discover why this "unsinkable" ship sank April 15, 1912. Using a variety of everyday items, participants will build a boat and test it to see whether it sinks or floats. Come put your design skills to the test!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online. This program is for all ages.


Local Native American History

This month the Union Township Branch Library's Stranger than Fiction Book Chat, Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m. welcomes Bruce Lombardo. Mr. Lombardo, the executive director of Heartland Earthworks Conservancy will speak about the rich history of Native Americans unique to southwestern Ohio, the Hopewells. Light snacks provided.

For more information or to receive a reminder about the event, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online. This presentation is for ages 12 and up.


Splish, Splash! Fun with Water!

Bedtime Stories: Splish, Splash! Fun with Water! starts at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 at the Amelia Branch Library. Join us for this special storytime for children ages 0-8 as we have fun with water. We'll enjoy water-themed stories, songs and a craft. Don't forget to wear your pajamas!

For more information or to receive a reminder about the storytime, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or RSVP online.


Books and Blocks Summer Edition

Enjoy storytime at the Batavia Branch Library, Thursday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. then recreate characters and objects from the stories. Younger children will have Duplo bricks to play with and older kids will create with LEGO bricks. Use your imagination and creativity!

For more information or to receive a reminder call or email for the event, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or RSVP online. This program is for ages 2-6.


Drive-In Fun!

Coming to a library near you: A drive-in movie! Join us for a special storytime at the Batavia Branch Library. Kids, ages 6-10, can make their own cars out of cardboard at 6:30 p.m. May 18. Then they'll "drive" them at 6 p.m. June 8 to the big screen in the library's meeting room just in time to watch a movie. It wouldn't be the drive-in without a visit to the (free!) concession stand to stock up on popcorn, candy and juice boxes. Enjoy the movie and snacks!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or register online. This program is for ages 6-10.


Plant Exchange

Our Goshen Branch Library and our New Richmond Branch Library are hosting plant exchanges in May during regular library hours. Find something new for your garden! Bring a plant cutting and exchange it with another to help build your perennial garden. This is a great, free way to get a variety of plants for this spring.

For more information, visit or call the Goshen Branch at 722-1221 or the New Richmond Branch at 553-0570.