January 2023 newsletter

HOURS CLOSED: Monday, January 2, 2023 Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm New Releases Recommended: 1/3: The House in the Pines - A. Reyes Picture in the Sand - P. Blauner Sam - A. Goodman The Thing in the Snow - S Adams The Villa - R. Hawkins 1/10: City Under One Roof - I. Yamashita Just the Nicest Couple - M. Kubica Lost in the Moment and Found - S. MaGuire Moonrise over New Jessup - J. Minnicks 1/17: The Backup Plan - J. Shalvis How to Sell a Haunted House - G. Hendrix Locust Lane - S. Amidon Really Good, Actually - M. Helsey 1/24: Don't Open the Door - A. Brennan Irish Coffee Murder - L. Meier 1/31 : Exiles - J. Harper Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun - E. Cosimano

Maame - J. George Vampire Weekend - M. Chen Our Readers Recommended: Above the Bay of Angels - R. Bowen 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, soaps, baked goods, candy, gnomes, bicycles, gift cards and several Bourbon Barrels! 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: Kelly Miller, Anissa’s Personal Creations, Dawn Dale, ATAC Services, Judy O’Rourke, Norah & Sophia Whitt, Grandmas Gardens, Lemonwood Soap Co., Remember When Tea Room, Touch of Heaven, Mitchell’s Plumbing, Kim McClinchy, Waynesville Candy Shoppe, Jamie Gabbard, On Target Heating & Cooling, Butter Churn, Linda Morgan, Healing Heart Cottage, Sweet Sheila’s and Such, Hammel House, Peddler House, Secret Garden, Christy ArmoldTherapeutic Massage, Roscoe’s Pizza, Delicious Details By Donna, Panera, Hubbards Cupboard, Coffee Hub, Knitting Pages of MLC, Nick & Cheryl Ames, Pam Campbell Caesar Creek Animal Clinic, LCNB, Mandy May Inspired, Digistitch, T.A.X.E.S and Michelle Weaver. Thank you for all your support! We would also like to say thanks to Michelle Weaver for all her efforts in soliciting the donations for our auction. CHILDREN Baby Bookworms Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 -11:00 am. Registration requested. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Caregivers stay with children during all sessions. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. Registration requested. We resume January 4.

Toddler Time for ages 24 months - 36 months and their caregivers Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 am. Registration requested. We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program. These sessions involve parents as active participants. Parents/caregivers stay with children during all sessions. This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly. Registration requested. We resume January 3. 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. We resume January 5. Storytime Superstars Come to preschool storytime and get a stamp. When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book! Dino Science for Preschoolers (3 yrs. - K) and a caregiver Friday, January 20 from 4:00 - 4:30 pm We will be learning about dinosaurs with several hands on activities. All children should bring an adult with them. Required registration begins on Tuesday, January 3. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (ages 8 and up) Saturday, January 28 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Dress up in your favorite attire and join us for snacks, games, and crafts. Required registration begins Monday, January 16. International Lego Day Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 am -1:30 pm (drop-in) This marks the day when Godtfred Kirk Christiansen submitted the patent for the original LEGO bricks in 1958. Join us for Family Lego Building Day; drop by the children’s activity room to choose a Lego Build Challenge Card and create with the library’s Lego bricks or free-build just for fun. Art Class for Kids (grades K - 5) Join us on Monday, January 30 from 4:15 - 5:00 pm to make winter themed art. Required registration begins Monday, January 16. All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover (3 years - grade 1) Friday, February 3 from 4:00 - 4:30 pm Bring your favorite stuffed animal (just one, please) to the library for a sleepover! Please drop off your stuffed animal between 4:00 and 4:30 pm on Friday, February 3. On Saturday, February 4 (between 10 am and 2 pm) pick up your stuffed animal and see what kind of mischief your little buddy got into at the library after dark! Required registration begins Monday, January 23. For programs requiring registration, please call the library at 513-897-4826 to register. For questions about programs, please contact Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com. Chapters Book Club (grades 1 and 2) This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then discuss the book, author, and do activities associated with the book. The Chapters Book Club next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. This class is currently full. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com. Rapid Readers Book Club (grades 3 – 5) We will meet on Tuesday, January 24 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. We discuss books, play games, try out creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. This group is currently full. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com. Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will meet on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. The group engages in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. This session is currently closed. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at ruthca@marylcook.com. 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 log in as

each child. Go to http://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 Kathleen Welch, welchka@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 and family and share our posts. Register at ohioimaginationlibrary.org. If you need assistance in registering your child, please contact us for 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. Waynesville Food Pantry Help support our local food pantry. Gather your donations and drop them off at MLC. Items needed: peanut butter, canned soup, individual fruit cups, tuna, canned chicken, and granola bars. ADULT The Mind-Life Project is cancelled for January. Please watch for information about the sessions resuming in February. Women's Self Defense Seminar Saturday, January 14, 10:30 am - 12 noon Would you like to have some tools that would help you defend yourself and others? Come join us as we talk about ways to lessen the likelihood of an attack and learn simple, effective strategies to apply if one does occur. This class is open to all ladies ages 14 and up. The cost is $5 with in-person sign up, but it will be returned to you when you attend. This is to ensure that we have a full class and deter

no-shows. Space is limited and sign-ups will begin Tuesday, January 3. Please wear clothing that you are comfortable moving around in. Ukulele Classes Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, February 1 - March 29 Join our free ukulele classes. You will not need a ukulele to start; the library has some to lend and our instructor also has some to borrow. It is not necessary to read music. We recommend that you bring a music stand and a binder for music. Previous and new ukulele players are welcome; however, children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Sign-ups begin Monday, January 16 (call 513-8974826). Questions? Email Mark Reinemann at Mreinemann2@yahoo.com. Rootfinders Rootfinders will be held Saturday, January 14 at 10 am. Mini-Frame Painting Take and Make Drop in beginning Monday, January 9 and pick up a mini canvas to participate in the Mary L. Cook Public Library Mini Art show that will be hosted in February. All ages welcome! We will supply the canvas; you supply any medium (paint, crayon, marker, colored pencil, etc.). While supplies last; 1 per person, please. Please return the finished canvas by Tuesday, January 31 to be displayed for the month of February. Puzzle Swap/Puzzle Table Ask a staff member to show you our puzzle swap area near the Large Print book section. Take a puzzle, leave a puzzle. We have several puzzles available for you to look through to borrow one. If you want to rotate your puzzle collection, bring one in

and take one out. No checking out! We also currently have a puzzle available for you to sit down and work on while visiting here at the library. TEEN Wednesdays After School at the Library, 3 - 4 pm (grades 6-12): Come in Wednesdays starting January 4 for games and fun!