PCDL calendar of activities


Kids and families

Story times

The West Alexandria Library has story time for ages 7 and under every Wednesday at 1 p.m. from June 8 through July 20. Bring the kids for a story and a fun craft for Summer Reading!

Weekly Summer Reading activities

For kids age 12 and under, the Eaton Library has special programs twice a week through the Summer Reading months. Get to the library and watch plays, readers theater, hands-on activities, crafts, and more! The activities vary each week on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and a repeat of the week’s program on Thursday at 2 p.m. from June 8 through July 14.

Balloon Tennis

Bring the kids to the Camden Library on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. for a fun game of balloon tennis!

Monday family crafts

Visit the West Alexandria Library each Monday through Summer Reading (June 6-July 18) for a new craft! From 12-7 p.m. every Monday, you can stop in at our craft area. If you don’t have time, most of the crafts can be taken home to complete.

Comedy juggler show

Preble County District Library is closing out the 2016 Summer Reading season with Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens, who will perform at each of the library’s seven branch locations. Matt mixes his incredible juggling talents with a comical style for an unforgettable performance. He’ll perform on:

Monday, July 18 at the West Manchester Library at 3 p.m. and at the New Paris Library at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19 at the Eldorado Library at 3 p.m. and at the Camden Library at 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 at the Eaton Library at 2 p.m. and at the West Elkton Library at 5 p.m.

Friday, July 22 at the Eaton Library at 10 a.m. and at the West Alexandria Library at 12:30 p.m.

Fun crafts for ages 8-12

Each week, a new program for ages 8-12 will be at each library. For the week beginning July 11, we’ll use household items and balls to create our own sports. From July 18-21, we’ll have Popcorn Olympics. Programs are on the following schedule:

On Mondays, the tween program will be at the Eaton Library at 2 p.m. (except July 4).

On Tuesdays, it’ll be at the Eldorado Library at 1 p.m. and the New Paris Library at 3 p.m.

On Wednesdays, it’ll be at the West Alexandria Library at 2 p.m. and at the West Manchester Library at 4 p.m.

On Thursdays, it’ll be at the Camden Library at 1 p.m. and at the West Elkton Library at 3 p.m.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

For kids and families, we’re wrapping up this Summer Reading season at the Eldorado, West Manchester, and New Paris Libraries with a party! The Eldorado Library’s party is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20 at 5 p.m. We’ll party at the West Manchester Library on Thursday, July 21 at 5 p.m. The New Paris Library will celebrate another Summer Reading season in the books on Monday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Teens (grades 6-12)

Henna Temporary Tattoos

Get a temporary tattoo on your arm or hand using henna, using dye from the henna tree! Make a design on your skin and stain the figures with henna dye. This program is for teens in grades 6-12, and you must have a signed permission slip to attend.

Tuesday, July 12 at 3 p.m. at the Eldorado Library

Tuesday, July 19 at the West Alexandria Library

Mario Kart 8

Play Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U at the library! Teens in grades 6-12 have two opportunities at the Eaton Library this week: Wednesday, July 13 at 3 p.m. or Friday, July 15 at 2 p.m. Registration is required for either program. Call (937) 456-4331 or stop in the library at 301 N. Barron St. to make sure spots are still available.

Teen Game Night

For grades 6-12, join us at the New Paris Library on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. for game night!

Teen Movies

Close out this year’s Summer Reading programs with a couple of movie showings at the Eaton Library. For teens in grades 6-12, come to the library on Wednesday, July 20 at 3 p.m. or Friday, July 22 at 2 p.m. to catch a movie.

Adults

Novel Discussion Book Club

Join us at the Eaton Branch of Preble County District Library for our monthly book discussion for adults. This month, we’ll meet Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Four Friends” by Robyn Carr. The Novel Discussion book club meets the third Thursday of every month.

Healthy U disease self-management

Does your long-term health condition affect your quality of life? Learn to make step-by-step plans to improve your health and regain control of your life at this six-week workshop. Learn strategies to deal with the stress, fatigue, pain, weight issues, and depression resulting from your long-term health condition. The workshops will be held on Wednesdays from July 27 through Aug. 31 from 1-3:30 p.m. We’ll meet at the Preble County District Library Administration Office at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.

The workshop is free and for people aged 60 and above. Space is limited. Contact Danita Cook at (937) 456-4376 or danitac@preblelibrary.org to register.

Basic Computer and Internet Class

If you’re new to using a computer and the internet, the library is here to help. In this class, you’ll learn basic terminology and computer operations. You’ll also have time to practice on your own. The adult class will be at the library meeting room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton on Thursday, July 14 at 3 p.m.

Gratitude Journaling

Our adult programs this summer focus on exercising your mind, body, and spirit. Throughout July, we’ll explore this unique journaling technique.

Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library

Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library

Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library

Tuesday, July 26 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library

Wednesday, July 27 at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library

Thursday, July 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Library

comments powered by Disqus