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Get Creative: At-Home Edition

Saturday, May 29, 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 Baby Yoda craft and the written instructions and step-by-step video for the BB-8 Mask 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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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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Aspiring Artists

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Dive into the world of artists and take a closer look at French Impressionist Claude Monet. We will talk about his childhood and the paintings that made him famous before we try to recreate our very own Water Lilies artwork! Program kits will be available for pickup at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk May 11 - May 18. If you're unable to pick up the kit by the deadline, please call us at (937) 433-8091 opt. 3 to let us know. After the deadline, the kits will be offered to anyone on the waiting list. For Grades 3 - 5. Registration is required. 

Supplies generously funded by the Centerville Arts Commission. 
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Tween Tinker Lab: Coding Jewelry

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Did you know you can write your name in binary code? Use your computer science skills and artistic abilities to create binary code jewelry! Supplies will be provided and will be available to pick up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk May 15 - May 22. If you're unable to pick up the kit by the deadline, please call us at (937) 433-8091 opt. 3 to let us know. After the deadline, the kits will be offered to anyone on the waiting list. For grades 4 - 7. Registration required.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer (recommended) or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your phone. You will receive an email invitation to join the program via Webex prior to 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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Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! Join our book club for some reading with other kids your age. For parents and children to enjoy together. For this month's meeting, please read Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon. Once registered, please visit Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk starting April 28 to pick up your book and craft kit. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Cisco Webex. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Webex invite through email. 
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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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Heads in Books

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Online
Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read A Dog-Friendly Town by Josephine Cameron. Copies of the book will be available starting April 29 at either Children's Desk or for Curbside Hold Pickup at Woodbourne or Centerville Library. For grades 3 - 5. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Cisco Webex. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Webex invite through email. 


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First Day of Summer Reading Club!

8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
All Locations

First offered in 1974, Summer Reading Club launches today! The club offers something for babies & toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. You can get started at 8 AM today!

Babies & Toddlers (Newborn – 36 months) - This club focuses on daily early literacy activities that the parent and child do together. Earn a free board book when you've completed the club!

Kids (Preschool – Grade 5)
- Track the number of books or hours read, depending on your reading level. Even parents or siblings reading to a child counts! After completion of the club, earn a free book and be automatically entered into a drawing for a $15 Amazon gift card! 

Teens entering grades 6-12 - All teens participating have the chance to win prizes just for reading, including: Target and Amazon gift cards, Kings Island tickets, and themed prize packs! Please register and submit reading entries online. 

Adults (Ages 18+) - Join others in participating in the annual Community Read and visit the Library to receive your Book Bingo card or print one from our website. Track books read or Summer Experience programs attended to be entered for the chance to win a variety of literary-themed prizes, including Kindles!


All Summer Reading Clubs are described on our dedicated Webpage. Participation is not only free, it's fun!

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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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Registration is open

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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Take a Wetland Walk

All Day
Off-site
Oak Creek South Park, 790 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Explore the Wetland Walk with Owlexander and his sidekick, Wally the Waterdrop, as they teach you about life in the wetlands. Learn how the water cycle works, do activities and make scientific observations.

This trail is perfect for children in grades 3-5, but fun for the whole family.
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Registration is open — Register at the library

Tail Waggin' Tutors

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Tail Waggin' Tutors is back! Read to a therapy dog to improve reading skills! Schedule a 15-minute slot today with a librarian at the Children's Desk or call (937) 433-8091 opt. 3. For Kindergarten - Grade 5. Child must be able to read independently. June registration begins Monday, May 3 at 10AM. 

This program is being offered in person at the Centerville Library. For safety, all participants are required to wear face coverings and stay at least 6 feet apart from other participants. Limited seating will be available. 

DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU
  • Feel ill or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
I hereby, for myself and/or my child understand the risks involved and hereby consent for myself and/or my child to participate in activities and/or use the facilities of Washington-Centerville Public Library. I hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless Washington-Centerville Public Library, its Trustees, Agents, Employees and Assignees from any and all liability claims, actions, demands and judgments arising out of injury, illness or loss sustained by me or my child while participating in activities or using facilities of Washington-Centerville Public Library. I further explicitly understand and acknowledge that COVID-19, a contagious virus that spreads easily from person to person, remains an ongoing health concern. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. Washington-Centerville Public Library in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in programs or utilizing Library facilities. I understand that the Library will not be liable for an injury or illness sustained by myself or my child.

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Registration is open

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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Registration is open

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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Virtual Family Trivia Night

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Enjoy a family-friendly virtual trivia night! There will be five rounds with ten questions each. See if your family can be the top family! For 3rd - 12th graders and their families. Please register online. One registration per family. Please note the number of family members participating, but do not register each individual family member.  

We will be using Cisco Webex and Google Forms 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, but if possible, we suggest having two - one for the video/audio portion through Webex and one to submit responses through Google Forms. You will receive an email with instructions and the link to join Webex prior to the program.
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Go to the Parade! A Virtual Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for stories about some favorite summer fun: going to a parade! We will also be doing rhymes, which can be found on this rhyme sheet. 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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Registration is open — Register at the library

Tail Waggin' Tutors

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room - West Side only
Tail Waggin' Tutors is back! Read to a therapy dog to improve reading skills! Schedule a 15-minute slot today with a librarian at the Children's Desk or call (937) 433-8091 opt. 3. For Kindergarten - Grade 5. Child must be able to read independently. June registration begins Monday, May 3 at 10AM. 

This program is being offered in person at the Centerville/Woodbourne Library. For safety, all participants are required to wear face coverings and stay at least 6 feet apart from other participants. Limited seating will be available.

DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU

• Feel ill or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.
• Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

I hereby, for myself and/or my child understand the risks involved and hereby consent for myself and/or my child to participate in activities and/or use the facilities of Washington-Centerville Public Library. I hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless Washington-Centerville Public Library, its Trustees, Agents, Employees and Assignees from any and all liability claims, actions, demands and judgments arising out of injury, illness or loss sustained by me or my child while participating in activities or using facilities of Washington-Centerville Public Library. I further explicitly understand and acknowledge that COVID-19, a contagious virus that spreads easily from person to person, remains an ongoing health concern. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. Washington-Centerville Public Library in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in programs or utilizing Library facilities. I understand that the Library will not be liable for an injury or illness sustained by myself or my child.


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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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Registration is open

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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Tween Tinker Lab: Balloon Cars

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room - East Side only
Start your balloon engines and get ready to be blown away! Use your engineering skills and some simple physics to build a balloon-powered car from recycled materials. For Grades 4 - 7. Registration is required. 

NOTE: This program is being offered in person at the Woodbourne Library. For safety, all participants are required to wear face coverings and stay at least 6 feet apart from other participants. Limited seating will be available. 

DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU
  • Feel ill or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
I hereby, for myself and/or my child understand the risks involved and hereby consent for myself and/or my child to participate in activities and/or use the facilities of Washington-Centerville Public Library. I hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless Washington-Centerville Public Library, its Trustees, Agents, Employees and Assignees from any and all liability claims, actions, demands and judgments arising out of injury, illness or loss sustained by me or my child while participating in activities or using facilities of Washington-Centerville Public Library. I further explicitly understand and acknowledge that COVID-19, a contagious virus that spreads easily from person to person, remains an ongoing health concern. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. Washington-Centerville Public Library in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in programs or utilizing Library facilities. I understand that the Library will not be liable for an injury or illness sustained by myself or my child.

 


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Fun with Frosting: Royal Icing

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Learn the basics of decorating cookies using royal icing. Supplies for the program will be available to pick up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk June 17 - June 18. If you're unable to pick up the kit by the deadline, please call us at (937) 433-8091 opt. 3 to let us know. After the deadline, the kits will be offered to anyone on the waiting list. Supplies generously funded by Friends of the Library. For Grades 1 - 5 and their families (younger and older siblings welcome). Please register one family member, not individually. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or you will need to download the Cisco Webex Meetings on your phone. 
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Virtual Tween Tinker Lab: Balloon Cars

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Start your balloon engines and get ready to be blown away! Use your engineering skills and some simple physics to build a balloon-powered car from recycled materials. Supplies will be provided and will be available to pick up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk June 12 - June 19. If you're unable to pick up the kit by the deadline, please call us at (937) 433-8091 opt. 3 to let us know. After the deadline, the kits will be offered to anyone on the waiting list. For grades 4 - 7. Registration required.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer (recommended) or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your phone. You will receive an email invitation to join the program via Webex prior to 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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