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Clinton County Reads 2024 Print
Active ImageHomelessness continues to be a concern in this area as well as throughout the United States, which makes the 2024 Clinton County Reads selection so important.

We invite everyone to read Tracy Kidder's Rough Sleepers and come together to participate in this year's event.

A New York Times bestseller and a 2023 NPR Best Book of the Year, Rough Sleepers is the inspiring story of Dr. Jim O'Connell, who created a community of care for Boston's unhoused population, including thoe who sleep on the streets, the "rough sleepers."

The month-long event features book discussions and programs at all of the county's public libraries. The closing dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18 at the Wilmington Municipal Building Community Room and is catered by Chef Jen Purkey. The dinner features a presentation by storyteller-nurse Nicole Ruttencutter. Please make your reservations by April 15.

Copies of the book are available at all of the county's sponsoring libraries and bookseller.

Clinton County Reads is sponsored by the Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library, Wilmington Public Library, and Books 'N More.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Active ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library annual spring book sale is coming Saturday, April 13.

The sale runs through Saturday, April 20, during library hours — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This sale features a large number of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines.

All proceeds from the sale are used to support the library.

Monday Night Movies Print
Active ImageWith Disney planning to release a live-action remake later this year, we are revisiting the animated classic Lilo & Stitch this month.

The library will be showing Lilo & Stitch at 5 p.m., April 22, for Monday Night Movies.

The free family-oriented movie showings also include free pizza, popcorn and drinks.

Lilo, a young and parentless girl, adopts a "dog" from the local pound, completely unaware that it's supposedly a dangerous scientific experiment that's taken refuge on Earth and is now hiding from its creator and those who see it as a menace.

For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Modern Homesteading Print
Active ImageThe library has lined up an exciting series of adult programs for 2024 on Modern Homesteading.

The second of our six-program series is Wild Edibles with Cowan Lake Naturalist Caden Sauerbrey at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 23.

Sauerbrey will introduce you to some of the snacks growing in the wild in Ohio — and maybe even in your own backyard. The series also features speakers from the OSU Extension-Clermont County, the Civic Garden Center and Wayne Wilkin's Backyard Bees.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Adult Services Coordinator Amanda Johnson at 937.783.3585.

Brick Builders Print
Active ImageThe name has changed, but the chance to have fun and show off your creativity have not.

If you want to show off your Lego-building skills or if you just want to have fun building with your friends, the library is the place you want to be from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

The Brick Builders meet next April 25 in the meeting room.

Youth ages 5 and up are invited, but we do ask parents to accompany children 7 and under. Legos will be provided, although donations are welcome to help our collection grow. Donations may be dropped off any time at the front desk.

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amber Chaney at 937.783.3585.

Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImageTo help you get in the mood for spring, you can Grow a Polka Dot Plant for this month's Take-and-Make at the library.

Each Take-and-Make bag includes everything you need (except water, sunlight and a green thumb). Just follow the detailed instructions, and you will hopefully have a small, colorful plant to brighten your day.

Visit the library and grab a free bag. These will be available through the end of April.

Trivia Tuesday Print
Active ImageIs your head filled with useless information? Do you enjoy a good challenge? Do you like to have fun? Could you use a $25 gift card?

If you answered all four of these questions correctly, then you should join us for Trivia Tuesday.

Gather a team of two to six friends or family members and join us from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, for Pet trivia.

No registration is required. Just show up ready to think — and maybe walk away with the $25 gift card that goes to the winning team.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 937.783.3585.

Storytime Print
Active ImageChildren from ages 2-5 will build a foundation for reading success through stories, play and activities. And you are invited to register your child anytime for the library's regular morning storytime sessions.

Morning storytimes are separated into age groups, but we also have our popular Family Storytime from 5-6 p.m. each Monday. No registration is required. Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to just show up and enjoy a story, songs, crafts and a light snack.

For more information, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

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