- Individuals with higher education have a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings.
- College costs (tuition and fees) increased an average of: 7.9% at a four–year public institutions and 6% at a four-year private institutions during the 2009-2010 academic year
- According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are literally thousands of scholarships available from a wide variety of sources.
Navigating the college maze can seem like a daunting task. Whether you are beginning your college search or in the middle join us on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m .for an informative presentation on finding scholarships for college.
Dan Bisig, member of the Kentucky Association for College Counseling National College Advocacy Group (NOAG) and founder of College and Beyond will be at the Amelia Library to talk about getting college scholarships. He will discuss when to start the process, how to apply, where to look for them and much more.
Reserve your seat today by calling the Amelia Library at 513 752-5580.
Our presenter, Dan Bisig will discuss these questions and much more at Amelia’s January 17 th Program
1. When should I start looking for scholarships?
There are scholarships available for students in all grade levels but the vast majority of scholarships are available during the Senior year. Even after a student gets into college they can continue to search and apply for scholarships.
2. Where do I find them?
Information about scholarships can be found at colleges, in the Library and by doing research on the Internet.
3. Is the internet the best place to look for scholarships?
The Internet is a great place to start looking for data on independent scholarships. However the big money is given out by Colleges directly so do your homework on college websites to find out what it takes to qualify for these college specific scholarships.
4. Can anyone get scholarships?
YES, there are scholarships out there for all kinds of students, not just for academic superstars, BUT students must take action and apply. Do your research and know the facts of what they are looking for in an applicant. It could be something as simple as completing a one page application.
5. What are some good websites to look at?
fastweb.com and scholarshipexperts.com are 2 terrific websites.
The Amelia Branch Book Fair is fast approaching. November 5th-12th you can stop in during library hours and find some amazing things!
I can’t stress how important it is to us here at the library that all books find good homes. But we know not every book destined to stay in it original form. In addition to great finds, like-new titles and family favorites there are number of books waiting to be taken home and ripped apart.
Swing by the library to pick up a copy of The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life by Lisa Occhipinti and learn how to turn your book fair finds into amazing art creations and beautiful everyday objects. Full of detailed pictures and amazing instructions you can learn to make everything from wreaths and vases to lamps and even a Kindle “keeper” (Did you hear you can now get books on your Kindle through the Ohio eBook Project!?)
Once you get your feet wet recycling and repurposing you can stop in to get these other great titles to get a jump on your holiday gift making.
Try Alter This! Radical Ideas for Turning Books into Art by Alena Hennessy, New Directions in Altered Books by Gabe Cyr and many more at your local branch.
Join us for Cincinnati’s 5th annual Books by the Banks free book festival. It takes place Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Children and their families can enjoy storybook characters, crafts, and other fun activities in the K12 Kids’ Corner. During this daylong event more than 100 nationally known and local authors will be available to sign books, and will be engaging in book talks and panel discussions featuring popular topics (such as cooking, fiction, and teen literature and more).
These authors are just a few of the authors who will be participating in the fest. Check CCPL’s catalog for their books:
Make your family tree come alive with help from a genealogy expert. The Amelia Branch Library is excited and proud to have Cynthia Whitt-Covalcine of the Clermont County Genealogical Society at our library to present “Next Steps” for the Intermediate Genealogist on Saturday, October 8th at 10am. Cynthia will be discussing genealogy databases, websites and more. This presentation will help you take the next steps in tracking your family history. If you participated in our previous programs on genealogy this is a must attend event. No registration is required but if you are planning on attending we would like to know. You can call us at the Amelia Branch Library or just stop by the library and sign up. Hope to see you there.
Stop by the Williamsburg Branch on September 2 and 3 from 10-4 and look for some treasures. Used fiction and non-fiction books as well as audio visual items will be available. Donations go toward funding programs, supplies, and items for the collection.
Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00PM to meet award winning local author Jinny Powers Berten. A volunteer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, her books include Littsie of Cincinnati and Littsie and the Underground Railroad. Ms. Berten will speak about Cincinnati’s role in the Underground Railroad and how the Underground Railroad shaped Cincinnati. According to Vanessa Seeger, Youth Services Librarian, “This will be a great opportunity to meet a local author who’s incorporated extensive local history research into her stories.” While the Littsie books are targeted for readers aged 8-12, this event is for everyone. It’s an excellent opportunity for homeschoolers, adults who like to read along with the children in their lives, and anyone interested in local history.
“I joined the 2nd platoon of Charlie Company with 46 men in March of 1967 and ended up with only four men left in December of 1967.”
Sadly, these sobering words are not found in an embellished work of fiction, dramatized for affect. Instead, they can be found in “395 Days” a detailed book written by local author and Vietnam veteran Gary Kasten.
Kasten spent 395 days in the Vietnam jungle, arriving there in 1967. Almost immediately upon returning home from his tour of duty, he began writing down all of his experiences hoping to alleviate the stress and burden that the memories carried. He vividly describes those 395 days – from the food and sights to the unmitigated fear he and the other men faced.
Kasten joins the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch Library on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 10:30 am to discuss and read excerpts from his book. He has witnessed things many of us have only ever read or seen in movies — don’t miss this opportunity to experience living history.
Space for Mr. Kasten’s presentation is limited so stop by the branch or call (513) 248-0700 to reserve your spot.
The 137th Kentucky Derby will be run on May 7. Once the most exciting two minutes in sports are over, maintain the glow with some classic horse stories. How about a horse biography? Read about Seabiscuit, Man o’ War, Secretariat, or Funny Cide. Feeling more like fiction? Try the mystery thrillers of former jockey Dick Francis, or Fern Michaels’ horse farm trilogy of Kentucky Rick, Kentucky Heat, and Kentucky Sunrise. Horse movies abound. Check out The Black Stallion, The Derby Stallion, National Velvet, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Shadow of the Thin Man, and Virginia’s Run. For a behind the scenes look at the lives of trainers and their horses, watch the documentary The First Saturday in May.
Stop by the Union Twp. Branch on April 8 and 9 from 9:30-4 and check out our used book fair. A variety of used items including books, videos, and CDs will be on hand.
Proceeds from the fair will benefit the branch as well as help them get ready to move since the new branch is coming later this year.