April 2022

HOURS Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm WHAT'S NEW? New Releases Recommended: 4/5: The Candy House - J. Egan Lessons in Chemistry - B. Gamus Let's Not Do That Again - G. Ginder Lost and Found in Paris - L. Dolan Sea of Tranquility - E. Mandel The Sign for Home - B. Fell 4/12: The Caretakers - A. Bestor-Siegal Fierce Poison - W. Thomas The Patron Saint of Second Chances - C. Simon Summer at the Cape - R. Thayne 4/19: Blood Sugar - S. Rothschild Flint and Mirror - J. Crowley Hope and Glory - J. Benson 4/26: The Children on the Hill - J. McMahon An Honest Lie - T. Fisher Little Souls - S. Dallas Marrying the Ketchups - J. Close Our Patrons Recommend: Keep Moving - M. Smith Lady Darby mysteries - A. Huber One Italian Summer - R. Serle

CHILDREN Our Summer Reading Program, "Oceans of Possibility", begins on May 23! Watch for more details. Drop in Storytimes Drop in: Monday 1:30 - 1:45 pm, Tuesday 10:15 - 10:30 am, Wednesday 6:15 - 6:30 pm or Friday 10:15 - 10:30 am. Join us in the children’s area for a few stories and laughs. No registration required. Baby Bookworms Baby Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. Registration requested. **The last Baby Bookworms is April 27; we will resume in the fall.** Toddler Time for 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. Join us for this new program of activities and fun for your little ones! We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve parents as active participants. This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly. Registration requested. **The last Toddler Time is April 26; we will resume in the fall.** Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. Registration requested. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs. **The last Preschool Storytime is April 28; watch for storytimes this summer.** Storytime Superstars Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp. When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card you will earn a free book! We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library. Chapters Book Club A book club for those in grades 1 and 2. This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book. This book club will meet on Tuesday, April 19 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. This book club is full. Rapid Readers & wRiters A book club for kids in grades 3 -5 meets Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. We discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. This book club is full.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) Tuesday, April 26 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at ruthca@marylcook.com. Body Science for Preschoolers (3 years - K) with a caregiver Friday, April 8 - 4:00 - 4:30 pm We will be learning about our bodies and how they work with hands-on activities. Preschoolers should bring an adult with them. Registration began March 21. Please call the library to register for this program. Questions? Please contact Kathy Daniels at 513-897-4826. Lego Fun For grades 1 – 5: Monday, April 11 - 6:00 – 6:45 pm We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination! Build a creation based on a theme. Registration began March 28. This program is limited to 20. Creativity Workshop Tuesday, April 25 Explore your creativity! Come join us in using recyclables and creativity to create art. Grades K - 2 from 4:15 - 5:00 pm; grades 3 - 5 from 5:15 - 6:15 pm. Required registration will begin April 11. You may call to register at 513-897-4826. COSI Kits For Grades 2-5: Drop in on Tuesday, May 3 from 4:00-4:45 pm to do a science experiment with us and take a COSI Space Kit with you for more science fun at home! Registration is required beginning April 18. Kids Art Class Join us on May 9 to learn how to use watercolor paints. We will blend, drip and splatter as we learn three different techniques to create unique and beautiful art. Grades K-2 meet 4:15 - 5:00 pm and grades 3-5 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Required registration begins April 25. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council with funding from the Ohio Arts Council. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Parents, you may now log your child’s books for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten through our READsquared program. Parents: You can create an account for yourself first and then you can add additional accounts for each of your children. That way you will have the ability to easily monitor your child's activity without having to login as each child. Go to https://mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com to register yourself and your child. If you have previously registered for our program and are tracking your child’s reading on a paper log,

contact Kathy Daniels, danielka@marylcook.com, to have previously read books transferred to the website. If you would prefer to continue to log your child’s reading on a paper log, please continue to do so. Imagination Library Help us give every child in Warren County the gift of a free book every month! Talk to your friends & family and share our posts far and wide. Register at https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll. If you need assistance in registering your child, please contact us and we will help. The goal of the Warren County Imagination Library is "Every Child Reads Every Day", and to help achieve that goal, the five Warren County libraries are funding a three-year pilot program to provide a free book each month to Warren County children from birth to age five. The Warren County Imagination Library is a community effort of founding partners: Franklin-Springboro Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Mary L. Cook Public Library, Mason Public Library, Salem Township Public Library, United Way of Warren County, and Warren County Foundation, with support from The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library and Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Parents, you may now log your child’s books for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten through our READsquared program. Parents: You can create an account for yourself first and then you can add additional accounts for each of your children. That way you will have the ability to easily monitor your child's activity without having to login as each child. Go to https://mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com to register yourself and your child. If you have previously registered for our program and are tracking your child’s reading on a paper log, contact Kathy Daniels, danielka@marylcook.com, to have previously read books transferred to the website. If you would prefer to continue to log your child’s reading on a paper log please continue to do so.

ADULT Rootfinders This groupmeets Saturday, April 9 at 10 am. Rootfinders is a group for anyone interested in learning more about genealogy. Enjoy a cup of coffee with us and learn about your roots. Monogrammed Glass Tumbler For ages 16 and up. Gather your friends for a fun evening of crafting and make a colorful monogrammed glass tumbler on Friday, April 22 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Registration begins Monday, April 4. You will be making a unique hand-painted tumbler, and to really make it personalized, we will be adding your initial to the glass. These are fun and easy to make. Plus, you'll be able to make it one of a kind. No experience necessary and it's free! Questions can be directed to Katie at 513-8974826. Family Game Night Friday, April 29 from5:30 - 7:30 pm. Bring the family for some board and card game fun! Bring your own game or use ours. It is suggested that children be at least 5 years of age and up. Register beginningMonday, April 11. Questions, please call Vicki at 513-897-4826. TEEN Afterschool Teen Programs: Wednesday, April 6, 3 - 4 pm - Zines: Teens make a zine into a comic or story. Learn how to fold a sheet of paper into an 8pagemini-zine. Photocopy your zine for small-scale distribution or to circulate at the library! No registration required. Thursday, April 7, 3 - 4 pm - Anime Club: Teens 13 and up - join us for a new anime episode 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. Vote on your favorite shows for our next meeting. Japanese snacks and anime-inspired crafts will be available during our meeting. No registration required.

Wednesday, April 13, 3 - 4 pm - FandomSilhouette Paintings: Cut out adhesive vinyl silhouettes from your favorite fandom to add to a canvas you can paint and take home. Makerspace equipment demonstration included in this program! Thursday, April 14, 4 - 5 pm - TAB: Make your voice heard andmake a positive impact in our community through teen-led programs and initiatives. Contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com for application information. Wednesday, April 20, 3 - 4 pm - Life-Size Pac-Man: Step into the live arcade world with Pac-Man! Be ghosts and Pac-People among friends. Gobble up themost Pac-dots before the ghosts catch up with you and get your name on the high-score leaderboard. Thursday, April 21 , 3 - 4 pm - Anime Club: Teens 13 and up - join us for a new anime episode 1st and 3rd Thursdays eachmonth. Vote on your favorite shows for our next meeting. Japanese snacks and anime-inspired crafts will be available during our meeting. No registration required. Wednesday, April 27, 3 - 4 pm - Mystery Escape Room: Join your team in an after-school mystery escape room! Thursday, April 28, 4 - 5 pm - TAB: Make your voice heard and make a positive impact in our community through teen-led programs and initiatives. Contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com for application information.

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