What’s new at the Mary L. Cook Public Library
 CHECK AT 513-897-4826.
Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & 2 – Sat., Sun., Mon. –CLOSED- Happy New Year!
Jan.4 -Wed. – 6pm - Writers Workshop
Jan. 9 – Mon. – 9:15 am - Art Class (for Adults)
Jan. 10 – Tue. – 1 pm - Book Club – The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Jan. 11 – Wed. – 6 pm – Friends of the Library – Come and join!
Jan. 11 – Wed. – 6 pm – Thimblebuddies Quilt Group – all quilters welcome!
Jan. 14 – Sat. – 10 am – Rootfinders Genealogy Group – DNA in Genealogy Researching
Jan. 14 – Sat. – 7 pm – Ladies Night In Movie - The Help (for ladies ages 16 and up- register, please)
Jan. 16 – Mon. – Martin Luther King Day – Library Open 9 am - 8 pm
Jan. 16 – Mon. -9:15 am – Art Class
Jan. 23 – Mon. – 9:15 am – Art Class
Jan. 24 – Tue. – 1 pm – Book Club –Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds
Jan. 30 – Mon. – 9:15 am – Art Class
Beginning in January, the library will be introducing a new class:  “COME PAINT WITH ME,” instructed by Pam Campbell.  This will be an art class for all levels of adults, focusing on watercolor and drawing.  Classes will be held every Monday morning from 9:15 until noon in the community room of the library.  The first class will be on January 9th.  Your list of supplies will be given to you when you come to your first class.  Please sign up at the circulation desk of the library.  If you have any questions, call Pam Campbell at 937-470-6843 or 513-897-4826.
Join the Adult Book Club!  The book club meets every other Tuesday, beginning January 10th, at 1 PM, in the atrium and new members are always welcome to join. For January 10, the book club will be reading: The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin. Contact Linda Swartzel at 513-897-4826 for more information.
Thimblebuddies Quilt Group generally meets the second Wednesday evening of every month in the community room of the library.  Call Terri Lumpkin for information at 937-241-4088.  The meeting is open to all, and new members are welcome.
The Writers Workshop will meet only on the first Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 7 PM in the Ohioana Room.  January 4th is the meeting date for this month.  If you are a writer, keep a journal, or just want to learn about writing and share your knowledge, you are welcome to attend.  Jen Martin will be your host.       
Rootfinders is the group for you if you are interested in genealogy or need some help researching.  This club is a great resource for help, tips, and leads.  Glenda Warman will be the guest speaker in January covering the use of DNA in genealogy research.  The club meets January 14th at 10 am.  Contact Vikki Brown at 513-897-3944.
Youth Services Events 
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Toddler Laptimes for 2 year olds and their caregivers
Thursdays 6:45 - 7:10 p.m.
January 19th thru March 1st
Required registration in person begins January 3rd.
Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers
Preschool Storytimesfor 3 - 5 year olds
including kindergartners
 Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
   or Thursdays 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Come every Thursday from January 5th to mid-May for stories, games, songs and crafts.
Preschoolers through 5th graders….Books are Cool!
Visit the library today and fill your book bag with coolbooks
 to keepyou warm this winter.
 Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a cool prize.
                      Calling all Book Worms(gr. 2 – 4)
to join
The Rapid Readers
& wRiters
At The
Mary L. Cook Public Library
Tuesday, January 17
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack.
We will be reading No Talking by Andrew Clements.
Join us for
an American Girl
Winter Tea 
for young ladies ages 8 and up
on Saturday, January 21, 2012
from 2:00pm. to 3:30pm
 *The library will be closed to the public at this time.
Parents will drop girls off for the party and then pick them back up at 3:30pm. 
Please arrive a few minutes early if you would like to take photos.
Join us as we meet the new American Girls – Marie-Grace and Cecile.
Come dressed for a tea party if you wish.
          We will have ‘tea’ and sweet treats.          
Bring your American girl doll (if you have one).      
Required registration must be done in person beginning January 3rd
The party will be limited to 20 participants.
Be a Part of the Teen Scene...
            Teens in Grades 7 and up (or the equivalent) can become an important part of “The Teen Scene” at the Mary L. Cook Public Library!  They can become members of TAB - the Teen Advisory Board.  These teens assist with materials selection, programming plans, and other activities at the Library. 
          Applications are now available at the Library as well as at the Waynesville Middle School and High School libraries.  Stop in and pick one up before January 31st.
          The Board and Staff of the Library believe that teens are important!  They believe that teens should be allowed to share their opinions and ideas.  Teens know what teens like to do!  We are counting on our teens to make the “Teen Scene” the best at The Mary L. Cook Public Library.  Please contact Kathy Daniels, Coordinator of Youth Services, (513-897-4826 or danielka@oplin.org) if you have questions.
The Friends Annual Holiday Auction
          The Friends of the Mary L. Cook Public Library Holiday Auction was an enormous success.  This fundraiser has grown to be more than just wreaths to be auctioned; this year we had gift baskets, tables, candles and even an OSU football print!  The silent auction brought bidders coming from all over the area to view and bid on these holiday decorations.   We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations: Mr. John Barney, The Beatty Family, Bella Garden Florals, Buckeye Select Kennels, Class and SassThe Coker Family, Dawn Dale and Waynesville Quilters, Field’s Family Enterprises, Forner Wood Shop, Framing Place, Grandma’s Gardens, Gravel Hill Gifts, Haberdashery, Hartsock’s Village Florist, Hometown Market Place, Hour House, Lebanon Citizens National Bank, Mrs. Lemay, Little Red Shed, Parsons and Hopwood Families, Pat McGeehan Cabinet Maker, Jen Martin, The Peddler House, Rash Family, Sunshine Therapeutics, Treasure Trove Trendy Bindi’s, Village Family Restaurant, Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Waynesville Lumber, and Waynesville Music.  Thank you for all your support.
Please join the Friends on January 11, 2012 @ 6pm.  We will discuss ways we can support The Mary L. Cook Public Library.  We will meet in the atrium.