Come to the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch on Tuesday Feb. 19 and Tuesday Feb. 26 at 6:00 p.m. and you’ll get a chance to break all the rules by ripping, puncturing, painting, and gluing old, discarded books to create a recycled art masterpiece! For attendees 12+. For more information or to register, call the library at 248-0700 or register online.
No Valentine Needed! Come to the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 and enjoy food, crafts and games even if you don’t have a Valentine this year! For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online. For ages 10 – 17.
Come to the New Richmond Branch on Feb. 9 at 1:00pm to learn some babysitting basics, make and eat healthy kid-friendly snacks, and test out a variety of activities and games to play with kids. Learn about helpful library resources. For more information or to register, call the library at 553-0570 or register online.
Join us the second Friday of each month from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Branch to try your hand at Guitar Hero, Wii Play, Wii Sport, Boom Blox, Maria Kart, Super Mario Galaxy, Dance Dance, Revolution and Game Party II. We promise you won’t be “board” with these games! For more information call the library at 724-1070.
You’ve got your shiny new eReader or Tablet, but you don’t know how to use it. Join us for an educational session on the basics of downloading library eBooks. There will be a presentation on how to use our various downloadable book services, with breakout sessions afterwards for the most common types of eReaders and Tablets. Call (513)528-1744 for more information or to register or register online. Program is Monday, Jan. 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Whether the expense of college is on the horizon or years away, join us at the Amelia branch on Saturday, January 26th at 2:00 p.m. for an informative discussion about paying for college. Dan Bisig joins us to discuss the myths about paying for college. Register online or call (513)752-5580
Dan Bisig is founder of College and Beyond (2005). Dan has been featured in a number of articles on college issues in the Business Courier, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine, Florence Recorder and has been interviewed on Fox 19 News, WNKU Radio and the 55KRC radio show Simply Money.
Kim, a branch staffer at the Felicity Branch will be teaching a drawing class over the next several months. Each session will focus on a different type of drawing. Register for the program by calling 876-4134.
Kim’s been a professional artist for over 25 years and bring a lot of experience and enthusiasm!
She was gracious enough to answer some questions for us.
Q: Do you have a favorite medium to work with? And why?
Kim: My favorite medium is colored pencil. I love using lots of different colors and layering them to create texture and depth.
Q: What was the most difficult thing to learn when you learned to draw?
Kim: The most difficult thing to learn was to not overwork a drawing. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to stop.
Q: What inspires you?
Kim: The natural world inspires me–animals, clouds, mountains, sunsets, and on and on.
Q: Do you have a favorite resource like a book or website?
Kim: I have a LOT of books of Vincent Van Gogh’s work that I periodically look through for inspiration and aspiration.
Q: When did you discover that you enjoyed drawing?
Kim: It wasn’t a discovery, I’ve just always done it because I love doing it. My parents met when they were both students at the Chicago Art Institute, so it runs in the family!
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), as well as CCPL will celebrate Teen Read Week™ Oct. 16 – 22. As part of this event, we’re challenging you to create a visual version of your favorite book’s title. Learn more.
All photo entries must be an original work made between August 1, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2011.
There is no fee for submitting the entry.
Teens may enter as many times as they like. An entry form must be submitted to YALSA, by 11:45pm, pacific time, on October 31, 2011 via this entry form.
Photos must be uploaded to Flickr by 11:45pm, pacific time, on October 31, 2011 and tagged with TRWcontest11.
If you have questions about the contest, please contact Letitia Smith at 1 (800) 545-2433 x4390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identify all of the paintings and fill out this entry form with the titles of the five paintings using the hints we’ve given you.
Three randomly chosen winners will each win a Kodak Mini Video Camera!
The contest ends on October 23.
Winners will be notified on October 27.
|Hint: This American artist is showcasing a boy making the sound a train makes. Jiminy Cricket also does this on occasion.||Hint: This portrait is of the 27th President of the USA who was from Ohio.|
|Hint: The woman in the portrait lives in the place where gondolas are still in use. The artist’s middle name is the type of performance artist that is showcased on American Idol and is also the name of a famous brand of sewing machine.||Hint: The artist is Dutch and also has only one ear.|
|Hint: The portrait is of the author of Treasure Island.|
Hero – an object of extreme admiration and devotion
Describe your own personal hero, real or literary, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a gift bag. Just leave a comment telling who your hero is and why you admire that person or character and you’ll be entered into the drawing. Easy!