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HOURS Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program beganMonday, May 23 - for all ages - but it's not too late to sign up! Register at https://mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com. Children, teen, and adults: check out 5 books and receive a chance to win cool prizes! Questions? Call 513-897-4826. NewReleases Recommended: 6/7: Aurora - D. Koepp The Gatekeeper - J. Byrne More Than You'll Ever Know - K. Gutierrez Nuclear Family - J. Han

6/14: Flying Solo - L. Holmes The Friendship Pact - J. Shalvis Horse - G. Brooks Jackie & Me - L. Bayard 6/21: An Island Wedding - J. Colgan 6/28: Elsewhere - A. Schaitkin The German Wife - K Rimmer The Measure - N. Erlick The Second Husband - K. White Our Patrons Recommend: The Shop on Royal Street - K. White CHILDREN Drop in Storytimes Drop in the children’s area for a few stories and laughs. No registration required. Monday 1:30 - 1:45 pm Tuesday 10:15 - 10:30 am Wednesday 6:15 - 6:30 pm Friday 10:15 - 10:30 am Our Summer Reading Program, "Oceans of Possibility", began May 23. You may still sign up! Join us for fun programs this summer. Check our website for more details. Watch our Facebook page for fun programs and activities

for birth - adult. Log your reading time. Each minute earns one point to purchase raffle tickets toward prizes. Our first prize drawing is on Monday, June 20. Register at https:// mlcooklibrary.readsquared.com. Mr. Remy & Friends Magician, juggler and ventriloquist performance on Wednesday, June 1. No registration required. 11:00 -11:30 am: ages 5 years - entering 1st grade 12:00 -12:45 pm: entering 2nd - 5th grade Storytime on Wednesday, June 1: 2 years -4 years with a caregiver at 11:00 -11:30 am. Build an Edible Beach Shack Registration required; you may register for only one program. Wednesday, June 8 at 12 - 12:45 pm or 5:30 - 6:15 pm. Registration began May 23. Call the library to register. All supplies provided. Ages 5 years to entering 5th grade with a caregiver. Mary L. Cook Miniature Golf & Bowling Wednesday, June 15 at 9 am-1 pm, weather permitting or Thursday, June 16 from 3 -7 pm, weather permitting. Ages 3 years to entering 12th grade. Come golf with us in the park next to the library. You must schedule a tee time beginning May 23. Call the library to register. Croc Talk Wednesday, June 22: Learn the difference between a crocodile and an alligator. No registration required; but masks required per the Newport Aquarium. 11:00 -11:30 am: ages 5 yrs - entering 1st grade 12:15 - 12:45 pm: entering 2nd - 5th grade Storytime on Wednesday, June 22nd: 2 years - 4 years with a caregiver at 11:00 -11:30 am.

Ocean Day! Wednesday, June 29: Learn about ocean critters & participate in hands on activities. No registration required. 11:00 -11:45 am: ages 5 yrs - entering 1st grade 12:15 -1:00 pm: entering 2nd - 5th grade Storytime on Wednesday, June 29th: 2 years - 4 years with a caregiver at 11:00 - 11:30 am. Caesar Creek Beach Sticker Contest Would you like to help others keep the beach at Caesar Creek clean? Submit a design or drop it off at the library. This would be placed at the beach to remind others to do their part in keeping the beach and the water clean.Submit your design to Kathleen at welchka@marylcook.com by Saturday, June 25. Winning designs will be printed at the library and taken to Caesar Creek Beach for display. Waynesville Food Pantry Mission Help support our local food pantry. Gather your donations and drop them off at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. We will give you a secret code to enter in the Food Pantry Mission to earn extra points. Items needed: peanut butter, canned soup, individual fruit cups, tuna, canned chicken, granola bars. Please check expiration dates on food items. 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 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 Kathleen Welch

at 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 & 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: FranklinSpringboro 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. ADULT The Mind-Life Project theMind-life project is a series of talks designed to increase well-being and lessen suffering. Join Brian Beckett, Doctor of Ministry, MTS in a newmindful series of talks designed to increasemental well-being in one's daily life. Sessions will feature both presentations and discussion. The topic for Saturday, June 4 from 10 - 11 am is "Lessons from a Pandemic". This program series is for teens age 13+ and adults. The sessions will continue be held on the first Saturday of themonth. Brian Beckett has taught, counseled, and walked with individuals and families for the past 40 years as a therapist, spiritual teacher, college psychology instructor and friend. He has counseled in private practice, mental health centers, and psychiatric hospitals. He holds a doctorate degree in homiletics, a post-graduate certificate in spiritual psychology, a master’s degree in pastoral psychology, and certificates in marriage and addition counselling. His passion in the integration of psychology and spiritual practice, especially meditation and acts of compassionate service to others. He has lived and worked as a family brother at a monastery where he became knows as “Brother Brian”.

Intro to Dungeons and Dragons For ages 12 and up - adults, too! - sign up now to come by on Monday, June 6 at 5 pm for an introduction into the tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. We'll go over the broader aspects of the game and also allow the participants to create their own first level character. Drop-in Mug Craft How fun would it be to personalize your own mug every day of the week? For ages 16 and up, on Friday, June 17, drop in anytime at the library between 10 am and 4:30 pm to make a fun and easy craft using chalkboard vinyl and chalk pens. All materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary! TEEN Teens, join our summer reading program! Read over the summer and earn chances to win fantastic prizes. Create an online account through ReadSquared and log your reading time anywhere: READsquared Reading Program At sign up = 1 free book! Read 200minutes = pair of sunglasses! Read 500minutes = get a $5 gift certificate to our library's makerspace! Minutes read, volunteering at the library, & attending library activities = chances to win our fabulous prizes! Click on the link for a complete list of Teen June & July Summer Prizes. Use your tickets now or save them for a later prize raffle! June prizes will be drawn on Friday, July 1. July prizes will be drawn onMonday, August 1. Questions? Contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com

Friday, June 3 Color Powder &Glowstick Party: Teens celebrate summer with color powder fun in our outdoor garden. Glowsticks and a pizza dinner party will be held in the Activity Room. Dress for a mess. Registration required. 6-8 pm. Registration started May 11. Monday, June 6, 20; July 11 StopMotionMonday: Teens make a stop motion filmwith LEGOS, clay, and other found materials. 2-4 pm. Registration beganMay 16. Thursdays in June and July from10:45 am-12:15 pm Reading & Science Buddies – Teen Volunteers Needed Teens in 6th-12th grade, earn community service hours the fun way by helping children practice reading skills and helping them complete fizz-boom science experiments during the summer. For volunteer information, please contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com.

1st and 3rd Thursdays Teen Anime Club: Teens in 6th - 12th grade - join us for a new anime episode 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. Vote on your favorite shows for our next meeting. Snacks and anime-inspired crafts will be available each meeting. Thursday, June 9 Evening Escape Room: Registration required. Teens work as a team to solve puzzles before time is up! 5-7 pm. Registration beganMay 19. Monday, June 13 Disco LED Anglerfish: Teens make a flashing LED anglerfish with coin batteries, RGB LEDwires and paint. See a demonstration in The Studiomakerspace on how to cut out parts for this DIY project. 2-4 pm. Registration required and beganMay 23. Friday, June 17; July 1, 15, 29 The Haunted Stacks Society: Teens use local ghost history in a teen-led podcast. 57pm. Registration is required and began May 27. Thursday, June 23; July 28 I'd Rather Be Reading: A book club for 8th - 9th graders. Books can be picked up at the library’s front desk at the beginning of June and July. 1-2 pm. Friday, June 24 Something's Fishy at the Surfside Shake Shack! Teens work as a team to solve our after-hour surfsidemystery. Pizza dinner provided. 6-8 pm. Required registration starts Friday, June 3.