HOURS Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm Our Summer Reading Program, "All Together Now", begins on Wednesday, May 24 for all ages! Sign up at the library from 9 am - 6 pm. New Releases Recommended: 5/2: The Covenant of Water - A. Verghese The Daydreams - L. Hankin Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? - C. Paul No Two Persons - E. Bauermeister Summer on Sag Harbor - S. Hostin 5/9: The Collected Regrets of Clover - M. Brammer Independence Square - M. Smith The Little Flower Show - L. Foster The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece - T. Hanks Pieces of Blue - H. Sloan 5/16: Only the Dead - J. Carr Fractal Noise - C. Paolini The Lie Maker - L. Barclay The Postcard - A. Berest 5/23: Bad Summer People - E. Rosenblum Halcyon - E. Ackerman The Lock Up - J. Banville Sing Her Down - I. Pochoda 5/30: Good Night, Irene - L. Urrea The New Mother - N. Murphy Witch King - M. Wells

CHILDREN Our Summer Reading Program, "All Together Now", begins on Wednesday, May 24! Drop in to the children’s activity room on Wednesday, May 24 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm to register for Summer Reading, pick up your log sheet, make a button, and grab a calendar! We will have bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and games in the park. 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. Chapters Book Club (grades 1 and 2) will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book. The Chapters book club will meet on Tuesday, May 9 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. This is the last book club until fall. Rapid Readers & Writers (grades 3 – 5) meets Tuesday, May 16 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. This is the last book club until fall. Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) meets Tuesday, May 16 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 @ This is the last book club until fall. STAR WARS DAY!

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU at your library! Drop in after school from 3 - 5 pm on Thursday, May 4 for crafts and fun for ages Pre-K through grade 12. Enter your name to win a Star Wars themed prize! Creativity Workshop Monday, May 8 - Grades K-5 from 4:15 -5 pm. Explore your creativity! Come join us in using recyclables and creativity to create art. Required registration began April 24. You may call the library to register at 513-897-4826. Mother’s Day Drop in on Saturday, May 13 between 11:00 am-1:00 pm. We will have card making supplies and you can put a special gift together for someone you love that you celebrate on Mother’s Day. For children Pre-K thru grade 5 with an adult caregiver. One card and gift per child. While supplies last. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Parents: Stop at the front desk to request your 1000 books log sheet. For every 100 books your child reads they earn a free book and a sticker! When your child reaches 1000 books they will receive a free book and a certificate of achievement.

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 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. ADULT The Mind-Life Project will be held Saturday, May 6 at 10 am. If you are interested in better understanding how the mind creates both peace and pain, come join us for a lively and fun discussion. Rootfinders Special Speaker Rootfinders will host local author and lawyer David J. Fierst as he shares his book, Hidden Disgrace: Revealing the Distress Signals Covered by North American Indian Myths on Saturday, May 13 at 10 am. Mr. Fierst’s book is “an uncommon history book because it presents North American Indian history from both perspectives – whites and Native American”. The book is an outgrowth of his many visits to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and of his interactions with the Oceti Sakowin people, commonly referred to as the Sioux. The facts of Indian history are often generally known, but need to be placed in their proper context. “Being critical of a colonial past does not suggest that all is wrong with the United States”. Join us for an insightful presentation and lively discussion as to whether events in Indian history, and Indians themselves, have been fairly depicted. Join us in the library's Community Room - all are welcome. Take and Make Mini Birdhouse (all ages) Pick up a decorative mini birdhouse starting Monday, May 1, take it home, and

TEENS Wednesday Teen Afterschool Program from 3 - 4 pm continue through May 17. Then remember to sign up for Summer Reading Program starting Wednesday, May 24 and earn chances to win prizes as you read embellish it however you wish! Then return it to the library by May 31 to include in our birdhouse art gallery through June. All ages welcome (*while supplies last.) String Art for Adults (ages 16 and up) Friday, May 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm For the May Adult Craft Night we will be making string art. In the spirit of spring, we will be doing a floral lavender design. Signups begin Monday, May 1. *If you would like to use a color other than purple, you are welcome to bring any embroidery floss you may have. Puzzle Swap/Puzzle Table We have a puzzle swap area near the Large Print book section. We have several puzzles available for you to look through to borrow. 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.