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HOURS Time Changes Sunday, November 5 (Fall Back) CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (THANKSGIVING) Monday through Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm Friends Annual Holiday Auction If you have an item you are interested in donating, please contact Kathleen Welch at Bid on your favorite holiday decorations donated by area businesses and community groups. Bidding will begin Friday, November 18 at noon. Bids will be opened Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm. New Releases Recommended: 11/1: The Couple at the Table - S. Hannah Gilded Mountain - K. Manning The Prisoner - B. Paris Small Game - B. Braverman 11/8: Anon Pls. - Deuxmois Now is Not the Time to Panic - K. Wilson The Resemblance - L. Nossett We All Want Impossible Things - C. Newman 11/15: The Double Agent - W. Christie The Lindbergh Nanny - M. Fredericks Tread of Angels - R. Roanhorse A Wish for Winter - V. Shipman 11/22:

Defending Alice - R. Stratton The Heir of Caladan - B. Herbert 11/29: Alone With You in the Ether - O. Blake Angels of the Resistance - N. Salazar The Personal Assistant - K. Belle Winterland - R. Meadows Our Readers Recommended: Bark to the Future - S. Quinn Children of the Catastrophe - S. Shoemaker The Jane Austen Society - N. Jenner CHILDREN Please note: The week of November 21-25, we will be taking a break from Drop-In Storytimes, Preschool Storytime, Toddler and Baby Storytimes. We will resume on November 28. Thank you! Drop in Storytimes: Monday 10:15 - 10:30 am Tuesday 1:30 - 1:45 pm Wednesday 6:15 - 6:30 pm Friday 10:15 - 10:30 am Join us in the children’s area - no registration required. 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 are expected to stay with children during all sessions. This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly. 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 are expected to stay with children during all sessions. These sessions involve caregivers as active participants. 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.

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! Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will meet on Tuesday, November 15 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. Registration is required. For more information, contact Miss Cathy at Chapters Book Club (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. The Chapters Book Club next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 8 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. This class is currently full. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club (grades 3 – 5) We will meet on Tuesday, November 15 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. Registration is required. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen at Dinovember !!! Dinosaurs have come alive at the Mary L. Cook Public Library this month! Come each week to check out what the dinosaurs are up to in the children’s area. You can also follow the library on Facebook to see the antics of these dinosaurs. Don’t forget; we have lots of dinosaur books at the library. Dinosaurs did not read, and now they are extinct. Don’t be a dinosaur! Lego Fun For grades 1 – 5. Join us Tuesday, November 1 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination. Come build a creation based on a theme. Registration began Monday, October 24. This program is limited to 20. COSI Dino Science kits will be available at the library beginning Tuesday, November 1 and during the month of November while supplies last. These kits are recommended for grades 2-6. Contact Kathleen at for more details. Drive-in Movie Dear Two and Three-year-olds and a caregiver... YOU are invited to a Drive-in Movie on Tuesday, November 8 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Toddlers love to play with boxes, and now they can make their own little box car with help

from their parents/caregivers. The kids will then watch a short children’s book movie in their car before “driving” home. Registration for this event began October 25 (513-8974826). Boxes will be provided. After School Drop-in Craft: Pencil Buddies Monday, November 14 : Stop by the library after school from 3:45 - 4:45 pm to make a pencil buddy! Supplies will be set up on the counter outside Miss Kathleen’s office. No registration required. Turkey Take Home Craft Drop by the Children's Area the week of Thanksgiving and pick up everything you need to create this Turkey Thankfulness book of your very own. While supplies last. Mail your letters to Santa….. The Elves and Santa are waiting to hear from you, and the Mary L. Cook Public Library (381 Old Stage Rd., Waynesville) wants to help. We have a special mailbox for you to drop your Santa letters in. If you mail your letter before December 5, Santa’s elves will try to answer before December 25. You may begin mailing your letters on November 18. Santa Open House Santa Claus will be visiting the library during the Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Bring the entire family to see Santa, who will be available for photographs. In addition to the visit from Santa, visitors can write letters to Santa, create a holiday craft, and partake in refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Required registration begins Monday, November 14. You may call the library at 897-4826 or stop in and register at the front desk. The library staff and Santa hope to see you there. Friends Holiday Auction Coming… The Friends Annual Holiday Auction is coming. Come in and bid on your favorite holiday decorations which have been donated by area businesses and community groups. If you have an item you are interested in donating, please contact Kathleen Welch at Bidding will begin Friday November 18 at noon. Bids will be opened Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm. Do your holiday shopping at the 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 log in as each child. Go to 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,, 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. Questions - contact Kathleen Welch at 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 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 HEAP ENERGY ASSISTANCE SIGN UPS Representatives from the Warren County HEAP Energy Assistance Program will be available Thursday, November 10 from 10 am - 1 pm to aid qualifying Warren County residents with intake. Documentation is required to process an application. For more information, Call HEAP at 513-970-6737 or check online at

Loop Yarn Tree Take Home Craft This month we have a "Take and Make" craft for you! You can make this adorable loop yarn tree in the comfort of your own home or take it to a friend's and create your own personal craft night! Supplies are provided in each kit with instructions. Be sure to call the library at 513-897-4826 beginning November 1 to reserve your craft kit or drop in while supplies last. Questions? Contact Katie at 513-897-4826. The Mind-Life Project The Mind-Life project is a series of talks designed to increase well-being and lessen suffering. Join Brian Beckett, Doctor of Ministry, MTS in a new mindful series of talks designed to increase mental well-being in one's daily life. Sessions will feature both presentations and discussion. The topic for Saturday, November 5 from 10 - 11 am is "Vaccinating for Stress". This program series is for adults as well as teens age 13+. The sessions will continue to be held on the first Saturday of the month. Brian Beckett has counseled individuals and families for the past 40 years as a therapist, spiritual teacher, college psychology instructor and friend in private practice, mental health centers, and psychiatric hospitals. Christmas Card Craft The holiday season is practically here! Bring a friend and join us on Friday, November 11 at 6:30 pm to make three Christmas cards each (ages 16 and up). Sign ups began Monday, October 31. Rootfinders Rootfinders will be held Saturday, November 12 at 10 am. The topic will be "White Slavery in Colonial Virginia and Maryland, 1600-1720".

Adult Watercolor Class Adult watercolor classes continue Mondays from 9 am - 12 pm through November 14. Free Holiday Ukulele Class Wednesdays from 6 - 6:45 pm, October 5 through November 30 (no class November 23). Registration required. All ages and skill levels are welcome, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You do not have to have your own ukulele; the library has some to loan. It is recommended that you bring a binder and a music stand. You do not have to read music to participate. For a recital, the group will play for Waynesville's Christmas in the Village on the first weekend in December - details will follow. Questions - email Mark Reinemann at Puzzle Swap Ask a staff member to show you our puzzle swap area near the Large Print book section. Take a puzzle, leave a puzzle. No checking out! Enjoy the puzzle at home, then return it or swap one from your home for others to work on at their house. TEEN After School at the Library, Wednesdays, 3 - 4 pm (grades 6-12): Come to the library after school on Wednesdays for games, food, fun, and friends! No registration required. November 2 - Board games and coloring November 9 - Bingo Other Wednesday activities to be determined.