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Climate Awareness Project Exhibit

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Woodbourne Library
This exhibit will showcase 10-12 different artist's interpretation of climate challenges facing our planet. Works will focus on forestry, fires, bees, animal welfare, landscape, and oceans. The artists, many from the Miami Valley, will represent themselves in watercolor and acrylic painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture, collage, narrative quilt making and more. 
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Get Creative: At-Home Edition

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Online

Grab a to-go craft kit to make at home! Kits available at the Children's Desk at both Centerville and Woodbourne Library while supplies last. One kit per child. For Preschool - Grade 5. 

Once you've picked up your kit, check out the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the alien mask craft and the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the paper plate sun craft to help you create your craft.

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Get Creative: At-Home Edition

Friday, April 30, 2021
Online

Grab a to-go craft kit to make at home! Kits available at the Children's Desk at both Centerville and Woodbourne Library while supplies last. One kit per child. For Preschool - Grade 5.

Once you've picked up your kit, check out the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the Busy Town craft and the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the Butterfly Finger Puppet to help you create your craft.

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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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Make a Sewn Facemask

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Make a sewn reversible facemask! You will need ¼ yard of fabric (cotton preferred), a sewing machine, thread, and fabric. Your supply kit will include a template for the mask, adjustable elastic, and a nose gripper and will be available at the reference desk beginning February 25th for registered participants. 

There is one supply kit available per person registered. 
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Bookmarked: A Book Club for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bookmarked
Online
Join other teens and discuss the book The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae. Copies can be picked up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk, or via curbside hold pickup. Open to grades 6 - 12. No library card required.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. Instructions and a link to join the program via Webex will be sent to your email prior to the program.
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Upcycled: Spring Wreath

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
Come virtually craft with us! We will be upcycling old book pages into beautiful spring wreaths. Supply kits for this program will be available for pick-up at the reference desk beginning March 1st for registered participants.   There is one supply kit available per person registered. 


You will need to have a hot glue gun with lots of glue at home to complete this project!
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Next Chapter Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
A community-based literacy program for those with developmental disabilities, the club promotes literacy, social connections, and inclusion for teens and adults. Guided by librarians and adult volunteers, participants read a book together and discuss it as a group over the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. Registration is required. Contact Jenny Catri at jcatri@wcpl.lib.oh.us for more information or questions. 
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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Facebook
Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

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Author Event - "The Stills" by Jess Montgomery

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Stills
Online
With compassion and insight, Jess Montgomery weaves a gripping mystery and portrait of community in The Stills, the powerful third novel in the Kinship series.

Ohio, 1927: Moonshining is a way of life in rural Bronwyn County, and even the otherwise upstanding Sheriff Lily Ross has been known to turn a blind eye when it comes to stills in the area. But when thirteen-year-old Jebediah Ranklin almost dies after drinking tainted moonshine, Lily knows that someone has gone too far, and―with the help of organizer and moonshiner Marvena Whitcomb―is determined to find out who.

But then, Lily’s nemesis, the businessman George Vogel, reappears in town with his new wife, Fiona. Along with them is also her former brother-in-law Luther Ross, now an agent for the newly formed Bureau of Prohibition. To Lily, it seems too much of a coincidence that they should arrive now.

As fall turns to winter, a blizzard closes in. Lily starts to peel back the layers of deception shrouding the town of Kinship, but soon she discovers that many around her seem to be betraying those they hold dear―and that Fiona too may have an agenda of her own.

Jess Montgomery is the author of the Kinship Historical Mysteries. Under her given name, she is a newspaper columnist, focusing on the literary life, authors and events of her native Dayton, Ohio for the Dayton Daily News.

Website, enewsletter subscription, blog, get books, Facebook, Bookbub, etc: 

Books:
THE STILLS (coming in hardcover, ebook, audio March 9, 2021)
THE HOLLOWS (available now in all formats)
THE WIDOWS (available now in all formats)

The event is free but registration is required to receive a Webex invitation. Please contact Debe Dockins (937-610-4429) or ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us with any questions. A link to purchase the book is in the registration confirmation. 



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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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Literary Shorts - The Eyes Have It

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Literary Shorts
Online
A short story is a piece of fiction designed to be read in one sitting. It is perfect for people who love to read but do not have a lot of time -- simply satisfying and, typically, between 5K and 10K words.

Join us for a discussion of The Eyes Have It (1953) by Philip K. Dick. A little whimsy, now and then, makes for good balance. Theoretically, you could find this type of humor anywhere. But only a topflight science-fictionist, we thought, could have written this story, in just this way … Nobody blends satire and science fiction like renowned luminary of the genre Philip K. Dick. This short but utterly memorable tale tells the story of a man who is utterly convinced that the world is being overrun by aliens. Is he correct, or wildly off-base?

Please email or phone Debe Dockins (ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us or 937-610-4429) for a Webex invitation and text to the story.  
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Wet Felted Bowl

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Make an amazing wet felted bowl in this fun online session. 

Supply kits for this program can be picked up at the reference desk beginning March 4th for registered participants. There is one supply kit available per person registered. 
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Teen Make It: Wall Art

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online

Use chemistry to create your own artistic masterpiece to hang on your wall at home with supplies you wouldn't have thought could go together!  Supply kits will be available for pick up at the library of your choice beginning one week before the program. STEAM Focus: Art/Science

Supplies to have at home:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Clear space to work with protective layer (i.e. newspapers, drop cloth, etc.)

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. Instructions and a link to join the program via Webex will be sent by email prior to the program.

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Bookalicious Fun! A Virtual Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Love books? So do we! Join us for a book-and-library-themed storytime with songs and rhymes, which can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. Registration required. For all ages. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. The link to join the program will be emailed to you prior to the start of the storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder.
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Nailed It! At-Home Edition

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Compete in the library's virtual version of Nailed It with your family! Work together and show off your amateur baking skills to create a tsunami cake! Not sure what a tsunami cake is? Check out videos here. Registrants will need to purchase their own supplies; however, the pieces of acetate will be available to pick up from the library beginning March 5.  Please see below for a supply list. For grades 1 - 5 and their families. Registration is required. When registering, please only register one person for your family.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start time.  

Supplies Needed:
  • 1  9x13 cake baked & cooled before the program (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 14oz. tub of frosting (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 circle cookie cutter or drinking glass to cut holes
  • Saucepan
  • Plastic wrap
  • Scotch Tape
  • Acetate (supplied by the library)
  • Other items as desired to create your flavors (we suggest watching the video linked above for ideas!)
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Friends of WCPL Virtual Annual Meeting

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
Join us for a look back at 2020 and how the Library adapted to serve citizens and how the Friends adapted to continue to raise money for the Library! 

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be held via Zoom:
Join the Zoom meeting:
https://udayton.zoom.us/j/82895896232?pwd=RGEyemdhWFJTVzU0alF6OVRlUXhVQT09
Meeting ID: 828 9589 6232 Password: 945077


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Mason Jar Pin Cushion

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online
Transform canning jars and some fabric into a dual-purpose pin cushion storage container. You can store coins, buttons, needles, or beads in the bottom of your jar and stick pins or needles on the top. 

Supply kits for this program will be available for pick-up at the reference desk beginning March 8th for registered participants. There is one supply kit available per person registered. 
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Next Chapter Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
A community-based literacy program for those with developmental disabilities, the club promotes literacy, social connections, and inclusion for teens and adults. Guided by librarians and adult volunteers, participants read a book together and discuss it as a group over the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. Registration is required. Contact Jenny Catri at jcatri@wcpl.lib.oh.us for more information or questions. 
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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Facebook
Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

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Page Turners/Book Ends - Virtual Book Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hidden Valley Road
Online
Join us for an online discussion of Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family (2020-Nonfiction/Biography) by Robert Kolker. (400 pages) Average rating 4.1/5 (41,143 ratings) on Goodreads. 

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Copies of the book are available in mid-February by visiting the front desk or via Curbside Hold Pickup at either Library. If wishing to pick up at Centerville, please contact ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. 
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Library Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public. If you wish to speak at a meeting, complete a request form and return it to the Centerville Library 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Note: Due to the council of health officials regarding social distancing, this meeting will be held via teleconference using WebEx. 
  • To get an email invitation to the meeting, send an email to notices@wcpl.lib.oh.us
  • Meeting invitations will be sent 24 hours prior to the meeting
  • To test your device prior to the meeting, go to https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html
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Totally Teen Tuesday: Bingo

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Online
Join us for virtual Bingo! Even from home, it's always a blast at TTT! For grades 6 - 12. Registration is required. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your phone. Please be sure to have at least one device to participate. We will send out instructions and a link to join the program via Webex prior to the start of the event.
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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