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Adult Crafternoon Print
Active ImageCrafty adults are invited to join us at the library for a new monthly program designed just for you — Adult Crafternoon.

We will meet from 1-2 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon each month in the meeting room and make a different craft each time.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, attendees can paint their own ceramic pot and place a free succulant plant in it.

Please plan to join us each month. And if you have any ideas for upcoming crafts, please contact Adult Services Coordinator Leah Pease with your suggestions.

Winter Reading Challenge Print
Active ImageIf you want to spice up your reading this winter, make sure you participate in the library's Adult Winter Reading Challenge.

Anyone 18 and over who completes five challenges in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) on the grid sheet will win a 9-can cooler with the Blanchester Public Library logo. Participants have until the end of January to complete the challenge.

(Hint: It is more fun than challenging.)

There is a limit of one prize per person.

Just stop by the library and pick up a sheet to participate.

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Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImagePrepare for winter with our December Take-and-Make — a 3D Paper Snowflake.

Visit the library and grab a free Take-and-Make bag with the supplies needed to construct your own 3D Paper Snowflake. You also will need scissors, tape and staples for this one. The included instructions walk you through the process.

A 3D Paper Snowflake makes a nice decoration — and is not nearly as cold as the real ones.

Storytime Print
Active Image Children 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.

Fall storytime sessions are underway. Just show up for one of the morning sessions to register.

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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November calendar

Two new resources Print
Active Image The library now provides access to Issues & Controversies and Issues & Controversies in History.

Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today's crucial issues by exploring hundred of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context.

Issues & Controversies in History delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

You will just need your library card number to access these resources from outside the library.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Print
Active ImageThe library now has free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits.

There are two tests per kit. Instructions are in the test kit box.

These tests are being provided through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health. Tests are limited to two per household per day.

For more information about the test, please visit

Individual Computer Assistance Print
Active ImageThe library now offers free one-on-one computer assistance.

Adult Services Coordinator Leah Pease will be available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week for individual sessions. You can just walk in during these times or contact Leah by e-mail or by calling the library at 937.783.3585 to make an appointment.

These one-on-one sessions can cover various topics including: General computer use, web navigation, e-mail setup and use, social media accounts, resume setup and format, Libby accounts, library databases and more.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

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